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Audio: Advances in PT Practice: Telehealth Essentials (Recorded)
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Presenters: Alan Chong W. Lee, PT, DPT, PhD, CWS, GCS, and Katie Stout, PT, DPT,CBIS

$75 Member | $120 Nonmember
0.2 CEUs (2.0 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.
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Date Recorded:
September 2012
Date Published:
September 2012
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  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.

*This series of audio conferences also includes precourse readings.


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

This course describes advances in telehealth that can be integrated into your practice, whether it is in education, clinical practice, or research. Course presenters with interest and expertise in telehealth present cutting-edge applications of technology focusing on enhancing patient care. Following an introduction to telehealth, telemedicine, and telerehabilitation definitions, you will be exposed to evidence-based information on telerehabilitation and physical therapy. The information you will glean from this course is both exciting and applicable— the latest in telerehabilitation technology for physical therapist practice and current regulatory concerns with telehealth implementation in your local jurisdiction.

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Upon completion of this audio conference, you will be able to:
  1. Describe telehealth using common terminology and agreed-upon definitions.

  2. Conduct a literature search on telehealth for physical therapist practice.

  3. Identify the current technology used for telehealth in physical therapist practice.

  4. Explain the regulatory concerns with telehealth implementation in physical therapist practice.

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Presenter Bio (s)

Alan Chong W. Lee, PT, DPT, PhD, CWS, GCS, associate professor at Mount St Mary's College in Los Angeles, maintains clinical practice at Scripps Mercy Hospital. Lee also is the secretary of the Telerehabilitation SIG for the American Telemedicine Association and a member of the Nominating Committee for the Acute Care Section of APTA. Lee has published on the topic of telehealth and has collaborated with the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center at the University of Pittsburgh on a NIDDR research grant on telerehabilitation. Lee was awarded the APTA Minority Faculty Development Scholarship Award in 2008 and Adopt-A-Doc Award in 2011.

Katie Stout, PT, DPT, CBIS, is with the Army’s Northern Region Medical Command as the Tele-TBI chief, providing telehealth services to remote and troop-intensive sites for service members who have sustained a brain injury. Stout is also working with Holy Cross Hospital’s telemedicine and rehabilitation departments to incorporate Tele-PT services into the Senior Wellness Community Outreach programs. She serves as adjunct faculty at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and lectures on acute care rehabilitation, brain injury rehabilitation, wellness, and telerehabilitation. She volunteers as the secretary to the Board of Directors for the Thomas Jerome House, and she recently completed her MBA at the University of Scranton.
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CEU Information

On successful completion of the examination, 0.2 CEUs (2.0 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: 15S0209
  • Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure & Supervision: 2 Category B
  • Texas Physical Therapy Association: 1609016TX
  • Nevada Board of Physical Therapy Examiners:  0.2 Units
  • 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 this course, 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.
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