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.

Course Code:

LMS-526

APTACategory

Category2

cert_CA approval

CPTA2020-21

cert_Insert Up To

No

cert_No IACET

No

cert_NV credit value

1.0

cert_NY approval

Yes

cert_OH approval code

18S0887

cert_OH hours

10

cert_OK category

B

cert_OK hours

10

cert_PA DA hours

10

cert_PA Ethics hours

0

cert_PA Gen hours

0

cert_Transcript stmt

No

cert_TX approval

1909019TX

Completion Instructions

To successfully complete this course, you must open and review all lessons and resources in the course. Once you have progressed through the course lessons and resources, you must take an assessment of learning. You are required to complete the assessment with at least 70% accuracy in order to claim CEU credit. You may retake the assessment as many times as you like.

Course level

Basic

Date published

06/01/2013

Delivery method

Online

Instructor(s)

William Boissonnault, PT, DPT, DHSc, FAAOMPT, FAPTA

Learning objectives

After you complete this course, you should be able to: 1. Describe the physical therapist's role and responsibilities associated with the medical screening process-compare and contrast with the physician's role. 2. Integrate the medical screening principles in order to formulate an efficient and effective patient examination scheme. 3. Evaluate history and physical examination findings and decide whether communication with a physician is warranted regarding a patient's health status. 4. Identify symptoms and signs, which warrant immediate communication with a physician. 5. 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 6. Describe the risk factors, pathogenesis and clinical manifestations of selected medical conditions representing the various body systems

Partner(s)

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#Lessons:
1Lesson One: Section One
2Lesson One: Section Two
3Lesson One: Section Three
4Lesson One: Section Four
5Lesson One: Section Five
6Lesson One: Section Six
7Lesson One: Section Seven
8Lesson One: Section Eight
9Lesson One: Section Nine
10Lesson One: Section Eleven
11Lesson One: Section Ten
12Lesson Two: Section One
13Assessment
Overview
Type:E-Learning Course
Credits:0.8
Credit Categories
Domains:William Boissonnault, Professional Excellence, Oncology
Enrollment