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Feb 21 - 22, 2018 | CME 6.00 | USD $50 | Neurology
Neurology for the Non-Neurologist: General Review and Update is organized by Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) and will be held during Feb 21 - 22, 2018 at LVHN Inpatient Rehabilitation Center - Cedar Crest, Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is Advanced Practice Clinicians, Nurses, Pharmacists, Physicians, healthcare professionals to ensure better interim care while awaiting neurological consult. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Apr 20 - 21, 2018 | CME 13.00 | USD $435 | Cardiology | Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care
Maximizing Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Function in Patients to Decrease Re-Admissions and Reach Optimal Outcomes: If you Can't Breathe Nothing Else Matters Session 2 is organized by Education Resources, Inc (ERI) and will be held during Apr 20 - 21, 2018 at Sacred Heart HealthCare System, Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants working with school age through adult clients with cardiovascular and/or pulmonary impairments. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 13 Credits. Course Description: Every patient you treat is a cardiovascular and pulmonary patient. For the client in the Intensive Care Unit, the Long Term Care Unit, Acute Care, Outpatient, Home, or school setting, your therapy outcome will be limited by primary and secondary cardiopulmonary impairments. Learn how to integrate examination and treatment of these systems with your traditional approaches in order to maximize functional outcomes whether the initial diagnosis medical, neurologic or orthopedic. Improve your clinical competence for evaluating and treating the trunk and respiratory system as well as the cardiac system to alter the client's rehabilitation outcome evidence with evidence based interventions because Nothing Else Matters If You Can't Breathe! Course Objectives: • Understand normal cardiopulmonary function and monitoring in all practice settings. • Interpret results of monitoring and apply to PT, OT, RT & SLP interventions, progression of therapy and re-evaluation. • Relate the changes in anatomy and physiology seen in patients with neurological insult with impairments in cardiopulmonary function and treatment planning and interventions. • Understand and incorporate the oxygen transport mechanism and how it relates to patient examination. • Perform therapeutic exercise geared toward improving respiratory function by modifying ineffective breathing patterns or inadequate airway clearance techniques. • Instruct and apply ventilatory strategies to enable patients to relax and cope by gaining more control of ventilation and coordinating ventilatory patterns to facilitate speech and movement. • Interpret and understand tests and measures of cardiopulmonary function appropriately and relate to treatment interventions. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Sep 29 - 30, 2018 | CME 16.00 | USD $450 | Orthopedics | Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Advanced Evaluation and Treatment for the Functional Rehabilitation of the Foot and Ankle is organized by Healthclick and will be held during Sep 29 - 30, 2018 at Sacred Heart HealthCare System, Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 16 hours of CME credits. Course Description : This course is presented over 2 days to provide intermediate to advanced levels of instruction to allow clinicians to gain practical and useful knowledge for evaluation and treatment for dysfunctions related to the foot and ankle. This course will begin with reviewing bony anatomy and joint function of the foot and ankle complex and using this information to delineate a structured evaluation and specific functional treatment techniques. Through a detailed course manual providing written descriptions, illustrations and selected post/preoperative protocols, emphasis will be placed on understanding biomechanical alignment as well as treatments for isolated weakness and range of motion deficits occurring in various foot and ankle diagnoses. The instruction manual will also provide useful evaluation forms as well as examples of suggested treatments. Clinicians will learn static and functional evaluation and screening techniques to guide differential diagnosis and promote thorough treatment plans for many foot and ankle pathologies including plantar fasciitis, posterior tibial tendon dysfunction, as well as forefoot disorders such as metatarsalgia. The evidenced-based approach provides an unusual approach to foot and ankle education as it integrates assessments across several areas of specialization including physical therapy and Pedorthics that include immediately useful joint mobilization, flexibility and strengthening activities, as well as indications for foot orthotic and specific shoe recommendations. Case studies and group discussions will be utilized to ensure that the participant can implement learned techniques in the clinical setting. Lab portions of the course will allow individualized instruction in palpation, motion testing, therapeutic exercises, as well as joint and soft tissue mobilization/manipulation for specific range of motion limitation effecting common clinical entities. These techniques will be used to enhance the treatment techniques that the clinicians are presently using in their own practices. Course Objectives: • Perform a systematic approach evaluating lower extremity biomechanics. • Discuss the normal and pathological function of the lower extremity. • Identify common clinical entities of the foot and ankle through differential diagnostic processes. • Formulate and implement a comprehensive foot and ankle therapeutic exercise program. • Identify normal and abnormal accessory motion of ankle, rearfoot, and forefoot. • Implement appropriate mobilization techniques to enhance joint range of motion. • Determine when foot orthotic therapy is an indicated treatment. • Describe the common surgical techniques of the foot and ankle and their relationship to post surgical rehabilitation. • Discuss the rationale for appropriate differential diagnosis for rearfoot, forefoot and ankle pathology.