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Contact Hours : 13.5 | CEUs : 13.5

Geriatric Neurology in the Medically Complex Client (Oct 23 - 24, 2020)

Oct 23 - 24, 2020   |   Stamford, Connecticut  United States of America
Organized by : Education Resources, Inc. (ERI)
Specialties : Geriatrics   |   Neurology
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Geriatric Neurology in the Medically Complex Client is organized by Education Resources, Inc. (ERI) and will be held from Oct 23 - 24, 2020 at Stamford Hospital - Bennett Medical Center, Stamford, Connecticut, United States of America.

• This course meets the criteria for 13.5 contact hours (1.35 CEUs). The PA, RI, and VT Boards of Physical Therapy recognizes other states' approvals. Application has been made to the NJ Board of Physical Examiners. This course meets the CO Physical Therapy requirements for 13.5 Contact Hours (1.35 points) – Intermediate Level, CAT 1. This workshop meets accepted standards for continuing competence as outlined by the CT General Statutes. In MA and NH this workshop meets accepted standards for continuing competence activities for 13.5 contact hours (1.35 CEUs).
• Approved provider by the NY Board of Physical Therapy for 16.2 contact hours.
• Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043, for 13.5 contact hours (1.35 CEUs) - Intermediate Level Occupational Therapy Process: assessment, intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA.
• NBCOT professional development provider - 13.5 PDUs
• 12 hours of this course qualify towards the discipline-specific hours for the 20-hour requirement for NDTA re-certification. Hours do NOT qualify towards the 8-hour NDTA Instructor requirement for re-certification.
• Education Resources, Inc. is approved by the Board of Certification to offer 13.5 continuing education units for Certified Athletic Trainers.

Review evidence-based information and learn best practices to make informed clinical decisions on neurological assessment and treatment of older clients with Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, CVAs, balance and gait disorders, neurological pathologies, and pain. Special attention will be given to balance, falls, functional mobility, dizziness, and other physical challenges to decrease the incidence of falls.

Learn evaluation and treatment protocols most appropriate for medically complex older persons with neurological dysfunction. This course will focus on clinical decision making to prioritize key exam findings and develop appropriate treatment strategies in light of complex presentations and co-morbidities. Modifying functional mobility training and therapeutic exercise will be discussed.

Evidence-based information on specific neurological assessment and treatment of older clients with Parkinsons Disease, Stroke, Alzheimers Disease, balance and gait disorders, neuro-sensory pathologies, and pain problems will be provided. An evaluative model for looking at neurological dysfunction from a complex medical perspective across the spectrum of care will be addressed. The major pathologies that will be highlighted include Parkinson’s disease, Cerebral Vascular Accidents, and the neurological manifestations of Alzheimer’s disease. A focus on balance and falls, functional mobility, evaluation of numerous causes of dizziness and physical changes, and treatment interventions aimed at decreasing the incidence of falls will also be included.

Course Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course the participant will be able to:
• Identify treatment strategies that promote optima lmobility and function.
• Modify functional mobility training and therapeutic exercise appropriate for the frail elderly and medically complex neurologic patient.
• Identify strategies that decrease length of stay, decrease readmission and keep patients at home promoting functional mobility and independence.
• Determine appropriate assessment and intervention approaches in light of complex physiologic presentation and co-morbidities.
• Evaluate clients with Parkinson’s, Stroke, Alzheimer’s Disease utilizing multiple physical and functional assessment tools and design effective treatment interventions to maximize function.
• Develop specific approaches to assess and intervene with balance and falls in the older person using a variety of screening and evaluative tools and innovative interventions including environmental design.
• Understand the key exam findings in light of complex neurologically involved patients which impact clinical decision making in prioritizing treatment approaches.

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Stamford Hospital - Bennett Medical Center
Whitingham Pavilion 1 & 2 Conf Room, 1 Hospital Plaza
Stamford, Connecticut, United States of America

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