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3/12/2016
When: Saturday, March 12
9:30 AM
Where: Rascal Creek Physical Therapy
3327 M St
Merced, CA  95348
United States
Contact: Leslie Zarrinkhameh

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Course Description

Ethical issues for the contemporary CA PT.
This 2 hour presentation is designed to provide physical therapists practicing in CA with the information they need to ensure ethical practice. It will meet the CE requirements for maintaining licensure for physical therapists and physical therapy assistance mandated by the CA Board of Physical Therapy.

 

What do you do with the older adult who is too frail to actively participate in the community but too well to be institutionalized?
The course covers key areas consistent with contemporary evidence in the comprehensive management of the mildly to moderately frail community dwelling older adult, with emphasizes on assessment, screening for risk factors and red flags associate with frailty.

Time:

Dangerous Pharmacology for the physical therapist.
This course will present the latest evidence pertaining to common medications prescribed to patients seen by physical therapist. It will provide the attendee with information critical to today’s contemporary physical therapist caring for patients whose medication may influence their response to treatments or which may place then at risk for injury while participating in a physical therapy program.
 

Course Objectives

A Primer on Ethics in Physical Therapy

At the conclusion of the course the professional will be able to:
  • Be familiar with the specific law and regulatory changes in the California PT Practice Act that have gone into effect within the past 2 years.
  • Identify and consider ethical implications on clinical practice of CA B&P Code Section 2620.1 (direct access)
  • Identify and consider ethical implications on clinical practice related to the passage of AB 1000 (employment of health professionals)
  • Be able to identify resources that can assist in ethical and legal decision-making.
  • Practice utilizing ethical principles for analyzing contemporary ethical issues facing physical therapists in California.
METHOD OF TEACHING: Lecture and Facilitated Group Discussions

Assessment of frail community dwelling older adults for the physical therapist and physical therapy Assistant

At the conclusion of the course the professional will be able to:
  • Integrate concepts of phenotype and clinical markers for frailty into the management of frail geriatric clients
  • Assesse the effects of drug interactions, common drug side effects and polypharmacy on the management of frail geriatric clients utilizing the Beer’s List and client clinical case examples.
  • Integrate an evaluative screen of the nutritional status and risk factors in the management of frail geriatric clients
  • Employ clinical guidelines to identify red flags necessitating a referral to another member of the healthcare team.
  • Integrate concepts of normal vs. pathological changes of aging for frailty into the management of frail geriatric clients
  • Integrate evidence based differential screening tools for cognitive changes including depression vs. delirium vs. dementia
  • Apply knowledge geriatric cultural competency along with psychosocial issues (particularly depression, substance abuse, and social isolation) the management of frail geriatric clients
  • Explore the topics and concerns surrounding caregiver burnout and risk factors leading to elder abuse
METHOD OF TEACHING:Lecture and Facilitated Group Discussions

Dangerous Pharmacology

At the conclusion of the course the professional will be able to:
  • Explain how opioid analgesics work including alarming side effects and an over the counter medication to treat opioid overdose.
  • Differentiate tolerance from dependence from addiction.
  • Discuss medication red flags for older patients including monitoring for medications with a low therapeutic index and what that means for the physical therapist.
  • Discuss misconceptions about the safe use of over the counter medications.
  • Present an algorithm to assist the physical therapist with medication reconciliation in order to differentiate between medication side effects and the patient’s disease(s).

Schedule

9:30 AM       Registration and Welcome Reception: Coffee, juice, and snacks provided

10:00 AM     Ethical issues for the contemporary CA PT. Paul Carlisle, PT, MPT, GCS

12:00 PM     Lunch on your own

1:00 PM       Assessment of frail community dwelling older adults for the physical therapist and physical therapy assistant

                            Cheryl Hickey, PT, EdD, MPT, Leslie Zarrinkhameh, PT, DPT, GCS

3:00 PM        Dangerous Pharmacology for the physical therapist: Deborah Walker, PT, DPT, OCS, GCS, CEEAA

CEU

Approved for 6 Contact Hours/0.6 CEUs for $60
($10 will be donated by the district to the CPTA PAC for each attendee)

RSVP

Please RSVP to pullucci@csufresno.edu so we can get a head count.
Checks should be made payable to SJVD and can be mailed directly to Leslie Zarrinkhameh at:
Department of Physical Therapy
CSU Fresno
5315 Campus Drive M/S PT29
Fresno, CA 93740

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