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Online: Screening for Medical Disorders
Presenter(s): William Boissonnault, PT, DPT, DHSc,
$168 Member | $240 Nonmember
(price subject to change)
||0.8 CEUs (8.0 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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This course will explore the therapist's role as an
interdependent practitioner working within a collaborative
medical model. Inherent in the responsibilities associated
with this role is the ability to recognize clinical
manifestations that suggest that physician contact is
warranted regarding a client's health status. Equally
important is knowing what one can omit from the examination
scheme on a given day, while placing the client at minimal
risk. A proposed examination scheme will provide the structure
for our discussion. Presenting the clinical tools and
decision-making processes necessary to more efficiently and
effectively collect and evaluate the examination data, will be
the focus of this seminar. Professional communication with the
client and other health care professionals will also be a
central theme. Patient cases are presented as the final part
of this course as a means of applying differential diagnostic
principles and promoting clinical decision-making.
Syllabus: Download the Syllabus and Lecture Schedule
After completing this course, you
should be able to:
- Describe the physical therapist's role and responsibilities
associated with the medical screening process-compare and
contrast with the physician's role.
- Integrate the medical screening principles in order to
formulate an efficient and effective patient examination scheme.
- Evaluate history and physical examination findings and
decide whether communication with a physician is warranted
regarding a patient's health status.
- Identify symptoms and signs, which warrant immediate
communication with a physician.
- Employ strategies to facilitate professional communication
between therapist and physician and therapist and
patient/client, including when, how and what to communicate
regarding medical screening issues
- Describe the risk factors, pathogenesis and clinical
manifestations of selected medical conditions representing the
various body systems
William Boissonnault, PT, DPT, DHSc, FAAOMPT, FAPTA
Dr. Boissonnault is an Associate Professor in the Division
of Physical Therapy at University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received
his BS in Physical Therapy from University of Wisconsin-Madison, his
Master's in Science, Specialty Track - Orthopaedic Physical Therapy,
Institute of Physical Therapy-St. Augustine and DHSc, University of
St. Augustine for Health Sciences. Dr. Boissonnault is a Fellow of
the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists, past
President of the Orthopedic Section of the APTA. He's written
several books including Goodman C, W Boissonnault, K Fuller.
Pathology: Implication for the Physical Therapist, 2nd edition,
2002, Boissonnault W. Primary Care for the Physical Therapist:
Examination and Triage, 2004, and Boissonnault W. Examination in
Physical Therapy Practice: Screening for Medical Disease, 2nd ed.,
1995. In 2005 he was awarded Dorothy E. Baethke-Eleanor J. Carlin
Award for Excellence in Academic Teaching. American Physical Therapy
Association and in 2004: the Stanley Paris Distinguished Service
Award from the Orthopaedic Section, APTA.
On successful completion of the examination, .8 CEUs (8.0
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:
- California Physical Therapy Association:
- Nevada Board of Physical Therapy Examiners:
- Ohio State Board of Physical Therapy: 14S1304 - 8.25 hours
- Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure &
Supervision: 8 Category B Hours
- Pennsylvania: 8 DA Hours
- Texas Physical Therapy Association:
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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