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

By HomeCEU

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  • Contact Hours : 10
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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.

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.

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.


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Credit Info

Total Credit(s)
  • Contact Hours : 10


  • Geriatrics
  • Physiology and Biophysics
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Physical Therapy

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