Geriatric Physical Therapy Module 1: Aging Population, Physiology, Geriatric Pharmacology

Contact Hours : 10

Organized by :   HomeCEU

Specialties :   Geriatrics, Physiology and Biophysics, Clinical Pharmacology, Physical Therapy

Fees Fee :   Starting From Free

Conference Summary

Geriatric Physical Therapy Module 1: Aging Population, Physiology, Geriatric Pharmacology is organized by HomeCEU. This Course has been approved for a maximum of 10 Contact Hours.

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

Description:
This course utilizes Geriatric Physical Therapy offers a comprehensive presentation of geriatric physical therapy science and practice. Thoroughly revised and updated, this text provides current information on aging-related changes in function, the impact of these changes on patient examination and evaluation, and intervention approaches that maximize optimal aging. Chapters emphasize evidence-based content that clinicians can use throughout the patient management process. “Geriatric Physical Therapy” is clinically accurate and relevant while at the same time exploring theory and rationale for evidence-based practice.

Course Goals:
This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study on the foundations of geriatric physical therapy including principles and approach to practice, the aging population, and geriatric pharmacology.

Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to:
• Define optimal aging.
• Recognize the PubMed database can be searched online free of charge.
• List 4 key journals particularly relevant to geriatric physical therapy.
• Recognize that physical therapists who let ageist sterotypes influence their judgment are likely to make assumptions that underestimate prior functional ability of individiduals and future potential for improvement.
• Define “Baby Boomers.”
• Recognize active life expectancy of adults who survive to age 65.
• List 12 modifiable risk factors for bone loss.
• Identify 4 approaches to the management of total-body inflammation.
• List 7 characteristics of polypharmacy in older adults.
• Recognize that aging does not appear to significantly alter the absorption of most orally administered drugs.
• Identify and differentiate between 4 psychotropic drug groups and their generic and trade names.
• Recognize the use of Aricept and its actions in persons with Alzheimer’s disease.
• List and differentiate between 3 analgesic and anti-inflammatory drugs groups.
• Identify and differentiate between hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism.
• Identify the CDC’s specific physical activity recommendations for older adults to achieve important health benefits.
• List 5 criteria for frailty as a clinical syndrome as proposed by Fried et al.
• Define PST.
• Recognize a minimum of 6 weeks is needed to achieve a true strengthening response in muscle tissue.
• Recognize the only absolute contraindication to stretching exercises is the presence of joint instability.
• Recognize plyometrics usually consists of an eccentric contraction followed by a concentric contraction of the same muscles.
• Recognize the WHO definition of health.
• Define participation restriction.
• Define psychological function.
• Recognize how many components the patient/client management model is composed of in the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice.

Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.

Credit Info

  • Contact Hours : 10
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