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Recognizing & Reporting Red Flags for the Physical Therapist Assistant (14 contact hours) (#915)

Course Level:  Intermediate

Item Number:  915

Hours:  14

Price:  $99.00

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Special Notes:
Textbook is 225 pages. Not available in WV.

 

Description

This course includes the text Recognizing and Reporting Red Flags for the Physical Therapist Assistant (2015) which is a guide to recognizing and documenting warning signs of serious illness. This course provides a consistent way to watch for and report adverse changes such as signs and symptoms of certain diseases, pain patterns, activity intolerance, skin integrity and more to help assistants recognize areas that are beyond the scope of their practice. The course provides a step by step method for PTA’s to identify clients who need further evaluation by the PT or referral to the client’s physician. The book’s authors, Catherine Cavallaro Goodman,PT and Charlene Marshall, PTA combine decades of experience as professionals. The course presents a thorough discussion of red and yellow flags that the PTA should watch for. Knowing when to refer a patient back to the physical therapist for additional assessment or medical referral makes this course a useful tool and will enhance the PTA’s skills to assist in providing safe and effective care for all patients. The material in this course will be immediately helpful in the clinic. Case examples enhance this course.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------COURSE OBJECTIVES---After successfully completing this continuing education module, the learner should be able to: • Discuss the scope of practice of a physical therapist assistant • Recognize areas beyond the scope of the PTA’s practice or expertise • Identify why and when to notify the physical therapist regarding potential issues • Recognize “red flags” and “yellow flags” that patients may exhibit • Identify and apply follow-up questions with the patient to gain additional information • Recognize pain characteristics, types and sources of pain, and referred pain tendencies • Recognize pain patterns and typical areas of pain referral for various viscerogenic and systemic causes of pain • Explain how other signs and symptoms seen in the therapy clinic may be related to visceral disease or systemic disorders • Recognize, document, and report red and yellow flags • Recognize signs and symptoms for a wide variety of disorders, including: o Hematologic o Cardiovascular o Pulmonary o Gastrointestinal o Hepatic and biliary o Urogenital o Endocrine and metabolic o Immunologic o Cancer • Identify when to hold treatment in response to possible viscerogenic or systemic causes of symptoms • Recognize possible systemic causes of pain in the following areas of the body: o Head, neck, and back o Shoulder and upper extremity o Lower extremity

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With this option, your course materials and exam will be emailed directly to you. You may choose to print the exam and submit by fax or mail. Exam will be graded within 2 business days and a certificate of completion issued next day. Faxed copy of certificate available if you are pressed for time. You are automatically enrolled in the online testing program. YOU ARE NOT OBLIGATED TO TAKE THE EXAM ONLINE. YOU MAY SUBMIT THE PRINTED EXAM THAT IS SENT WITH YOUR EMAIL COURSE. INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED.

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Purchasing an eBook will give you access to that course through www.Elsevier.com. Just sign-up with them and enter your eBook code to download your eBook. The following courses are now available by eBook:#411e, #412e, #414e, #438e, #809e, and #1510e. You may print the emailed exam and submit by fax or mail. Exam will be graded within 2 business days and a certificate of completion issued next day. Faxed copy of certificate available if you are pressed for time.  You are automatically enrolled in the online testing program. YOU ARE NOT OBLIGATED TO TAKE THE EXAM ONLINE. YOU MAY SUBMIT THE PRINTED EXAM THAT IS SENT WITH YOUR EBOOK COURSE. INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED.

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Course(s) are mailed within 2 business days by first class, priority mail USPS, or UPS (overnight delivery is also available). ALLOW 5-7 BUSINESS DAYS FOR DELIVERY. You may submit exam by mail or fax. Exam will be graded within 2 business days and a certificate of completion issued next day. Faxed copy of certificate available if you are pressed for time. You are automatically enrolled in the online testing program. YOU ARE NOT OBLIGATED TO TAKE THE EXAM ONLINE. YOU MAY SUBMIT THE PRINTED EXAM THAT IS ENCLOSED IN YOUR MAIL PACKET. INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED.

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Course Reviews

“Enjoyed the course! Will also appreciate having the book as a resource. Learned a lot!”


Karen L. S. – KS PTA, Jun. 4, 2018

Great and very informative course
Paula M., Mar. 3, 2018

Enjoyed reading the material. Definitely gave me some new insight.
Margaret E.-L., Sep. 22, 2017

If CEU’s can be ‘enjoyable’ this one was. I work in acute care, major moments of ‘yep, seen that!’




Colleen W., NE PTA, Aug. 19, 2017

 

 

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* ONLINE COURSE DISCOUNT ONLY*---- 1 COURSE-- 10%, 2-4 COURSES-- 20%, 5 OR MORE COURSES-- 25%




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