Strategies for Widespread Implementation of Hospital-Based Direct Access

This Webinar is scheduled for May 18, 2017 - 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (EST) - mark your calendar! and watch your email - Please be sure your email is up to date in our system.

We're using a "flipped classroom" delivery method. Here's how it works: 2 to 3 weeks before the live webinar, you will receive a link to the pre-recorded content presentation. In order to prepare for the Live Webinar, you must review the content so that you will be able to interact with the presenter on May 18th.

On the day of the webinar, the recording will NOT be replayed, but the presenter will provide a brief overview of the content and respond to questions from participants using the chat function. This Q and A session will be approximately 1 hour in length and it will be recorded for anyone who cannot attend live.

Following a brief overview, participants will use the chat function to ask questions directly to the speakers during the live Q and A session.

Session Description: This webinar is designed for hospital/health systems rehabilitation department administrators, and APTA Chapter Board of Directors and legislative/practice affairs committee chairs with interest in the patient direct access model. The Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association implemented an initiative to promote hospital/health systems adoption and implementation of the patient direct access to physical therapist services practice model. Over a 3 year timeframe these efforts resulted in the number of state of Wisconsin hospitals/health systems approving this practice model, increasing from 28 to over 75 facilities. This webinar will describe the direct access adoption initiative including strategies, resources, benefits, challenges and lessons learned.

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Completion Instructions

  • Review the pre-recorded session, compile questions for the live Q and A session.
  • Following the Q and A, complete the assessment with a 70% or higher score.
  • Submit your evaluation feedback.
  • Print your certificate.

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Bill Boissonnault, PT, DPT, DHSc, FAAOMPT, FAPTA; Dennis H. Kaster, PT, BS, OCS

Learning objectives

  1. Develop a plan promoting wide-spread adoption of direct access including how multiple organizations/facilities can be coached concurrently through the process.
  2. Develop a plan to successfully overcome barriers associated with implementation of direct access programs.
  3. Access and utilize resources to facilitate adoption and implementation of the patient direct access to physical therapist services model.
  4. Cite appropriate research, and existing policies and procedures associated with the benefits of the direct access model and overcoming potential barriers.

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