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Differential Diagnosis Module 1: Introduction to Screening

Contact Hours : 10

Organized by :   HomeCEU

Specialities :   Radiology, Physical Therapy

Conference Summary

Differential Diagnosis Module 1: Introduction to Screening is organized by HomeCEU. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 10 Contact Hours.

Target Audience:
Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, and Athletic Trainers.

Following the standards for competency established by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) related to conducting a screening examination, “Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists” gives you a consistent way to screen for systemic diseases and medical conditions that can mimic neuromuscular and musculoskeletal problems. This comprehensive text centers on a 5-step screening model that covers past medical history, risk factor assessment, clinical presentation, associated signs and symptoms, and review of symptoms for each client.

Course Goals:
This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study on an introduction to the screening process.

Professional Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to:
• Differentiate between yellow and red flags and identify red flags for past medical histories, risk factors, clinical presentations, and associated signs and symptoms.
• Identify the physical therapist’s role in disease prevention including primary, secondary, tertiary preventions and health promotion and wellness.
• List the 5 elements of patient/client management.
• Identify 4 attributes of autonomous practice.
• Differentiate between signs and symptoms.
• Identify 10 guidelines for immediate medical attention.
• Identify guidelines for physician referral including general systemic, cardiac, cancer, pulmonary, genitourinary, gastrointestinal, and musculoskeletal areas.
• Identify 12 precautions/contraindications to therapy.
• Recognize multisegmental innervation and direct pressure and shared pathways of the visceral system.
• Identify and differentiate between characteristics of pain, location of pain, description of pain, intensity of pain, frequency and duration of pain and patterns of pain.
• Identify and differentiate between systemic versus musculoskeletal pain patterns including characteristics of onset, description, intensity, duration, patterns, aggravating and relieving factors and associated signs and symptoms.
• Differentiate between somatic-somatic, somato-visceral, viscero-somatic, and viscero-viscero reflexes.
• Differentiate between central and peripheral causes of neuropathic pain.
• Recognize and differentiate between types of pain including myofascial pain, joint pain, radicular pain, gastrointestinal pain, arterial, pleural and tracheal pain, night pain, diffuse pain and chronic pain.
• Identify risk factors for rhabodmyolysis.
• Recognize clinical signs and symptoms of infectious arthritis.
• Identify physical conditions commonly associated with depression.
• Identify 3 screening tools for emotional overlay.
• Recognize Waddell’s nonorganic signs and behavioral symptoms.
• Identify clinical signs and symptoms of conversion.
• Define AMPLE.
• Identify clinical signs and symptoms of malnutrition.
• Differentiate between the Karnofsky Performance Scale and ECOG Performance Status Scale.
• Identify grading scale for pulse strength.
• List 8 signs of pulse abnormalities.
• List 15 tips on palpating pulses.
• Recognize how to classify systolic and diastolic blood pressure for adults and children.
• Recognize how to assess blood pressure, variations in blood pressure and blood pressure changes with exercise.
• Differentiate between hypertension, hypotension, and postural orthostatic hypotension.
• Identify clinical signs and symptoms of dehydration.
• Identify clinical signs and symptoms of shock.
• Recognize principles for examining a skin lesion or mass.

Credit Info

  • Contact Hours : 10
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