Course Description

Documentation skills continually need to be addressed with seasoned clinicians to remind all of us the importance of correctly documented the skill of our profession. Teaching this important skill to the current generation of physical therapy students has been found to be frustrating for many education and clinical instructors. The purpose of this course is to share proven strategies for teaching physical therapy students the skill of documentation through the use of clinical reasoning.

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Meet our Speaker

Angela Holland, PT, DPT, Certified Geriatric Specialist is Director of Clinical Education/Assistant Professor University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – Department of Physical Therapy. Dr. Angel Holland is a native of Clarksville, AR and completed her undergraduate Biology degree from Oklahoma Christian University, followed by her Masters in Physical Therapy from Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. She later completed her Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Arcadia University. She has been a physical therapist for over 18 years, where she has spent the majority of her career in the field of home health and served as the Director of Therapy for a home health agency in Northwest Arkansas. Dr. Holland has also served as a documentation auditor since 2009. She is an ABPTS Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Geriatrics. In 2014, Dr. Holland was hired by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences as the Director of Clinical Education, where she developed the curriculum for the clinical education program for the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Besides her role of Director of Clinical Education at UAMS, she is an assistant professor and teaches courses in Professional Issues, Documentation, Administration and Management, Teaching & Learning, and Clinical Reasoning. She serves as the Associate Director for Interprofessional Education for the Northwest Campus of UAMS. She serves on the Nominating Committee for the Clinical Education SIG for the Education Section of APTA. Her areas of research include learning styles of Generation Y students, professional learning communities, and faculty/leadership development. She enjoys presenting continuing education courses and faculty development workshops to enhance teaching strategies related to the learning styles of the Generation Y student. She is currently an Ed.D. candidate in Adult and Lifelong Learning at the University of Arkansas. Aside from her professional life, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children.

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Completion Instructions

Review the pre-recorded content, compile questions for the live Q and A session, attend the live Q and A session, complete the assessment with a 70% or higher score, claim your certificate.

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Angela Holland, PT, DPT, GCS

Learning objectives

  • Identify the components of the patient management model for documentation
  • Recognize the importance of the ICF model in clinical reasoning to develop effective documentation
  • Formulate assessments focused on skilled need and medical necessity
  • Develop goals and outcomes to reflect patient-centered care
  • Formulate strategies for teaching documentation skills in the classroom and the clinic

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2Assessment - Teaching Documentation
Type:E-Learning Course
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Domains:Documentation, Angel Holland

The following credits are available upon completion of these activities.

Total credits:  0.2
Key Dates
Enrollment:Prior to  05/31/2020
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