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Screening for Medical Referral: Emphasis on Skin & Peripheral Vascular Systems
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Screening for Medical Referral: Emphasis on Skin & Peripheral Vascular Systems

When: 4/25/2015
8:00 AM
Where: Seven Oaks Physical Therapy
141 Triunfo Canyon Road
Westlake Village, CA 
United States
Presenter: Mary Long, PT, DPT, OCS, CHT
Contact: Kathy Zack, PT, DPT, Con Ed Chair for TriCounties District

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Mary Bailey-Long graduated from PT school from California State University, Long Beach in 1980. She obtained her Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology from California State University, Fullerton in 1989. She completed her DPT in 2004 from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. Mary received her OCS in 1998 and CHT specialization in 2001. She has practiced in a variety of settings with her current focus in outpatient orthopedics and hand therapy. Her current position is as Special Projects Coordinator for the Rehab Division at St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, CA.

Mary taught the medical screening content to both entry-level and transitional DPT students for over 13 years as both full time and adjunct professor at Western University. Since 2013, Mary has been teaching in the transitional DPT program at Chapman University. Mary is the author of one monograph on physical exam of the lower quarter in the home study course on medical screening offered in 2004 by the Orthopedic Section of the APTA. She has been involved in teaching medical screening content at CSM and APTA National conferences as well.

Course Description
This course will help formulate a more structured method for improving your screening skills and to prepare you to practice in a direct access environment. The content will include guidelines for asking review of systems questions, which will then drive the need for further physical exam and/or referral to a medical provider.

We will discuss key pathological “highlights” for screening by body system, including screening considerations in those with Diabetes and Cancer survivors. This course will then focus on two systems: (1) screening for skin lesions that may require referral and (2) common pathologies and screening exam for the peripheral vascular system. Case examples will be utilized to apply concepts to practice situations.

Course Objectives
After successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

• Generate appropriate systems review questions based upon body region of patient’s pain or medical history
• Identify the criteria for constitutional symptoms out of normal range
• Recognize key red flags by major body system that may require referral to medical provider
• Recognize and refer for signs of cancerous or infectious lesions of the skin.
• Select appropriate physical exam tools to differentiate vascular from neurologic pain in extremities.
• Identify unsafe blood pressure and heart rate parameters during exercise

Educational Level: Intermediate
Instructional Method: Lecture / Video / Demonstration of Lab activities
Who Should Attend: This course is appropriate for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants in any practice setting. PT/PTA students are welcome to attend.

Course Schedule
8:00 to 8:30 Registration
8:30 to 9:00 Intro to Screening
9:00 to 9:45 Review of Systems
9:45 to 10:00 ---Break---
10:00 to 11:00 Screening by Body System
11:00 to 12:00 Screening of Skin
12:00 to 12:30 Exam of Skin Video - Mini Lab
12:30 to 1:15 --Lunch on your own--
1:15 – 2:15 Peripheral Vascular System
2:15 to 3:15 Screening & Risk Stratification For Exercise
3:15 to 3:30 --Break--
3:30 to 4:30 Case Application
4:30 to 4:45 Questions/Your Cases
4:45 – 5:00 Course Evaluation 


Location: Seven Oaks Physical Therapy, 141 Triunfo Canyon Road, Westlake Village, CA
Cost: $99 APTA members $159 Non-members
Target Audience: This course is intended for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.
CEUs are pending. This course is eligible for 7 contact hours or .7 CEUs.

Information is available from Kathy Zack, PT, DPT, at Directions will be sent upon receipt of tuition fee and registration. Refunds will be given if cancellation notice is received by April 15, less a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds after April 16, 2015.


Sponsors reserve the right to cancel the course, with a liability of a paid tuition refund. Registration fee includes the course materials, refreshments and course certificate. Lunch is on your own.


Mail payment & registration to:

Kathy Zack, 90 Eucalyptus Road, Nipomo, CA 93444
Checks are payable to TriCounties APTA District. Deadline April 15, 2015.

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