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Osteoarthritis in Older Adults (6 contact hours) (#223)

Course Level:  Intermediate

Item Number:  223

Hours:  6

Price:  $66.00

Email Price:  $61.00

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Course pending approval in OK, PA & MD.

 

Description

This continuing education course provides physical therapy and occupational therapy professionals with a thorough overview of the factors involved with managing older patients who have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis (OA). The course begins with the definitions, pathophysiology, epidemiology, clinical presentation, and differential diagnosis of osteoarthritis. It includes diagnostic testing and OA’s effects on function. Evaluation of the older patient with arthritis is reviewed, and a variety of medical interventions and PT/OT treatment options for these patients are discussed, all aimed at maximizing the patient’s functional outcomes. Therapist Tips and a case study help focus the clinician’s application of the material. This course will be immediately useful in clinical practice for PTs, PTAs, OTs, and OTAs who work with older adults.----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------COURSE OBJECTIVES:----After successfully completing this continuing education course, the learner should be able to: 1. Identify the main classifications of arthritis 2. Recall the epidemiology of osteoarthritis in the U.S. 3. Recall the pathophysiology of osteoarthritis 4. List the risk factors and identify the clinical presentation of osteoarthritis 5. Recognize diagnostic procedures used to identify osteoarthritis 6. Define elements of a thorough evaluation of a patient with osteoarthritis 7. Recall common medical interventions for clients with OA 8. Identify and apply (using case studies) therapy interventions for patients with osteoarthritis 9. Differentiate rehabilitation strategies for a variety of patients with OA 10. Apply comprehensive treatment approaches to help patients regain function using case studies 11. Recognize when to refer patients for specialized care

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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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