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Audio: 2011 Source Audio Conference: Joint Commission: What Physical Therapist Practices Need to Know (Recorded)
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Presenters: Courtney Bryan, PT; Anita Bemis-Dougherty, PT, DPT, MAS


$75 Member | $120 Nonmember
No group rates are available.

0.2 CEUs (2 contact hours/CCUs) will be awarded upon successful completion of a multiple choice test. You must complete the online posttest with at least 70% accuracy in order to claim CEU credit.
Course Level:
Basic to Intermediate
Date Recorded: October 18, 2011
Date Published: October 19, 2011
Delivery Method:

  Audio Conference*

APTA's audio conference recordings bring the experts to you! Earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) while listening at your own pace to recorded live audio conferences.

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*This series of audio conferences also includes precourse readings.


Course Information | Objectives | Presenter Bios | CEU Information | Course Completion Requirements | Technical Requirements
Course Information

The Joint Commission accredits many practice settings. Joint Commission standards address performance in specific areas, and specify requirements to ensure that patient care is provided in a safe manner and in a secure environment. On-site surveys are unannounced and performed by a team of one or more health care professionals. This audio conference will highlight the various standards that are of prime importance to physical therapy clinics and provide you with tips on how to prepare for a Joint Commission survey.

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Upon completion of this audio conference, you will be able to:

  1. Examine the role of The Joint Commission (TJC) as a partner in improving performance and patient safety.
  2. Describe the process for continual readiness for a Joint Commission survey.
  3. Review TJC standards that are important to physical therapy clinics.
  4. Discuss the tips that are important when preparing for TJC survey.
  5. Describe hand-off communication and therapist of record.
Presenter Bio(s)

Courtney Bryan, PT,Bryan is the director of rehabilitative services for the Houston Northwest Medical Center, a 500-bed acute Care facility that is accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC). she also is vice president of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Acute Care Section. With 37 years of experience in acute care practice, Bryan has served on APTA’s Committee on Practice, on the Acute Care Section’s Program Committee, and as Section on Administration (now HPA Section) president, and she has been the survivor of numerous TJC surveys.

Anita Bemis-Dougherty, PT, DPT, MAS, Anita Bemis-Dougherty, PT, DPT, MAS, received her doctor of physical therapy degree from Widener University in Pennsylvania. She earned a bachelor of science degree in physical therapy at The University of Maryland, Baltimore, and a masters degree in administration from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Bemis-Dougherty is an associate director in the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Department of Practice. Before joining APTA in 2006, she she was the physical therapy manager at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Bemis-Dougherty also has worked in tertiary, academic medical institutions, which included a variety of clinical settings such as outpatient, acute care, and acute inpatient rehabilitation She has been involved in APTA initiatives related to physical therapy documentation, peer review, fall risk reduction and prevention, The Joint Commission, acute care initiatives, revisions to the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, and education of members in the application of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF).


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CEU Information

On successful completion of the examination, 0.2 CEUs (2 contact hours/CCUs) and a certificate of completion will be awarded. The American Physical Therapy Association has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102. Provider (#380).

Many state agencies recognize APTA as a recognized or approved provider for continuing education. The following state agencies have granted prior approval for this continuing education offering:

  • Ohio State Board of Physical Therapy: 14S1654
  • Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure & Supervision: 2 Category B Hours
  • Texas Physical Therapy Association: 1609016TX
  • Nevada Board of Physical Therapy Examiners: Denied
  • California Physical Therapy Association: CPTA2014-2015
  • Pennsylvania: Denied

Please note: Licensees should verify with their state licensing board for acceptance of continuing education units by reviewing the relevant state practice act and/or administrative code.


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Course Completion Requirements

In order to successfully complete the course "The Value of Physical Therapy in Reducing Avoidable Hospital Readmissions" you must do the following:

  • Access the course to download and read the precourse articles.
  • Listen to the recorded live audio conference and Q&A session.
  • Once you have listened to the audio conference, return to the "My Course" page in the APTA Learning Center to take the posttest and claim CEUs.
  • You must complete the online posttest with at least 70% accuracy in order to claim CEU credit.


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Technical Requirements

Computer System Requirements.

Listen to a snippet of the audio from this conference.

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