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Decades Later- Post-Polio Syndrome (PPS) Course for Physical Therapist is organized by ContinuingEducation.com - OnCourse Learning Corporation and will be held during Aug 27, 2007 - Jun 09, 2020.

Start Date: Aug 27, 2007
End Date: Jun 09, 2020

This course has been approved for a maximum of 1.00 Hours.

Course Description :
In the early 1980s, a pattern of symptoms among polio survivors was increasingly evident. The constellation of symptoms was referred to as post-polio syndrome (PPS), a diagnosis of exclusion. The World Health Organization estimates that between 12 million and 20 million people worldwide have polio-associated disabilities. According to the last survey performed (in the late 1980s), an estimated 440,000 polio survivors had or were at risk for developing PPS in the U.S. PPS is thought to affect 25% to 40% of those who recovered from polio. Healthcare professionals must be aware of the special needs of people with PPS and the risks they face when being treated for a variety of health conditions.

Course Objectives :
The goal of this post-polio syndrome continuing education program is to educate healthcare providers about PPS, its symptoms and associated health problems, and ways to help patients with PPS manage symptoms and prevent complications. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
• Discuss the criteria for diagnosing PPS
• List six health-related problems that patients with PPS experience
• Identify ways in which healthcare providers can help patients with PPS manage symptoms and prevent complications

Target Audience

This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, occupational therapists, and physical therapists.


Activity Fee : USD $19.00


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