Physical Therapy for Children Module 6: Brachial Plexus Inj, SCI, TBI, Near Drowning, Brain Tumor

Contact Hours : 10

Organized by :   HomeCEU

Specialties :   Emergency Medicine, Oncology, Neurosurgery, Critical Care Medicine, Physical Therapy

Fees Fee :   Starting From Free

Conference Summary

Physical Therapy for Children Module 6: Brachial Plexus Inj, SCI, TBI, Near Drowning, Brain Tumor is organized by HomeCEU. This Course has been approved for a maximum of 10 Contact Hours.

Target Audience: 
Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistant.

This course utilizes text from the hardback textbook by Suzann Campbell “Physical Therapy for Children, 4rd edition” ©2012. Used as both a core textbook in PT programs and as a clinical reference, this text provides essential information when working with children. Physical Therapy for Children follows the practice pattern categories of the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice and presents evidence-based coverage of treatment in a convenient and concise format. This edition features case studies, and revised chapters with additional information, as well as a three-tiered website with resources for instructors, students and clinicians.

Course Goals:
This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study on neurologic impairments in children including brachial plexus and spinal cord injuries, acquired brain injuries, and Myelodysplasia

Professional Objectives:
At the end of this course the professional will be able to
• Identify factors that may contribute to obstetric brachial plexus injuries (OBPIs).
• Recognize specific nerve root involvement of Erb’s palsy.
• Recognize careful attention to the scapula is critical during active reaching movements.
• Identify the most common cause of spinal cord injury (SCI) for all ages.
• Define the ASIA defined motor level.
• Identify and differentiate between complete, incomplete and normal classifications of the ASIA impairment scale.
• Recognize mobility for level of a C5 injury including expected function and necessary equipment.
• Recognize 5 diagnostic tests used in children with brain pathology.
• Recognize common locations of lesions for visuospatial and perceptual deficits.
• Identify the 3 domains measured in the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI).
• Recognize the consideration of the child’s cognitive status when performing interventions for activity limitations.
• Recognize nutritional deficiencies as causes of MM.
• Recognize musculoskeletal deformities associated in children with MM.
• Identify the most frequent contracture found in children with MM.
• Recognize the relationship between fractures and the use of standing frames, parapodiums, or HKAFOs in children with high lumbar and thoracic lesions.
• Identify the International Myelodysplasia Study Group Criteria for Assigning Motor Levels and differentiate between its 17 motor levels.
• Recognize percentage of children with hydrocephalus that will require a CSF shunt.
• Recognize 17 early warning signs and symptoms of shunt dysfunction.
• Identify 3 possible causes of upper limb dyscoordination in children with MM.
• Recognize 2 reflexes that are highly predictive of success with a bowel training program.
• Identify 2 primary orthopedic concerns during the infancy period in children with MM.
• Recognize 5 criteria for evaluation of feasibility of wheelchair and biped ambulation in household and community distances.
• Identify ongoing monitoring time frames that comprehensive examinations should be done in the adolescence and adulthood period.
• Recognize the motor function present is an important factor in predicting outcomes.
• Identify innervations of individuals with thoracic level muscle function.
• Identify muscle groups present in individuals with L3 muscle function.
• Recognize 2 muscle actions present with muscle function through S1.
• Identify criteria for evaluating gait in children with MM.
• Recognize heel measurements to help prevent knee hyperextension.

Credit Info

  • Contact Hours : 10
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