The following continuing education courses have been added to our corporate university libraries:
Introduction to Scar Management
- This course discusses scar formation and the techniques best suited for long-term recovery.
- The latest research on massage and scar management is discussed.
- This course includes anatomy, physiology, research, and clinic anecdotes geared toward real life practice situations, basic interviewing techniques and clinical decision-making.
PTSD from a Trauma-Centered Perspective: Caring for Afflicted, and Addicted Clients
- The course is divided into three sections: The Impact of Trauma, The Images of Trauma, and The Imprint of Trauma.
- This course also tracks PTSD’s existence throughout history and its clinical configuration throughout the DSM (Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental disorders).
- The course concludes with a treatment protocol and shows what imprints are within the minds of those who suffer with PTSD.
ICD-10-CM: What You Need to Know NOW
- This course walks the healthcare professional through key components of ICD-10-CM coding and reporting guidelines to provide a safety net for recognizing correct coding.
Evidence Based Rehab for Vertebral Compression Fractures
- This course outlines recent evidence supporting effective rehab for patients with vertebral compression fractures.
- After a brief introduction to spinal anatomy and mechanics, healthcare professionals will review the types and frequencies of vertebral compression fractures and subsequent spinal pathomechanics.
- Treatment approaches for acute injury will be addressed including pain management, mobility training, ADLs, and ambulation.
- Treatment for post-acute vertebral compression fractures, including posture training, spinal mobilization, strengthening exercises, and advanced mobility will be covered.
- Treatment protocols for OT and PT will be included as well as patient education materials and exercise handouts.
Evidence Based Rehab for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
- This course looks at the anatomy and mechanics of the normal spine and compare that with the typical structural changes that occur with advancing age.
- The healthcare professional will develop treatment techniques and protocols that are specific to the older adult with spinal stenosis, including safe manual therapy techniques, effective exercises, specific training to improve gait, and ADL progressions.
- As an evidence-based course, the research and foundational science behind these treatment protocols will be articulated.
Managing the Madness: Reimbursable Documentation and Ethical Concerns
- This course provides healthcare professionals of all disciplines with the tools needed to ensure accurate and timely reimbursement of claims through adequate documentation.
- Healthcare professionals will gain an understanding of the critical role their documentation plays in today’s reimbursement environment.
- Participants will gain insight to the theoretical basis for ethical decision making illustrated by several hypothetical case scenarios impacting the healthcare arena.
Cardiopulmonary Complexities with our Dysphagia Patients
- This course provides direction through complicating etiologies of the dysphagia patient, to include those with cardiac and pulmonary disease processes, along with the significant polypharmacy that goes with these clinical scenarios.
- This course offers effective, evidence based resources and interpretive guidelines for the assessment and management of complex medical dysphagia patients.
Assessment, Evidence Based Practice and Reimbursement for the Dementia Patient
- This course provides an overview of the types of dementia, and also presents the most recent staging levels of dementia, with definitions for descriptive and clinical purposes.
- This review is significant to serve as a guide for differentiating the needs of the individual patient, as well as to determine the most applicable assessment and treatment for the unique patient’s needs.
- The focus is then placed on the standardized tests available for the assessment of the dementia patient.
Staff Training Tools: Keys to Working at the Top of Your Practice
- This course provides inservice training formats, handouts and demonstrative techniques that will be helpful for therapists to utilize for training nursing & restorative assistants, as well as other members of the healthcare interdisciplinary team.
- Inservice training topics include nutritional strategies and swallowing, communication with dementia patients, and Activities for Daily Living.
Suicide Assessment, Screening and Referral Treatment
- Utilizing current research and evidence based programs, this course teaches how to identify and assess suicidal risk plus manage and help treat suicidal clients enabling healthcare professionals to work together to save their lives.
- This course is intended for all providers who potentially work with clients at risk for suicide.
Advanced Low Vision Care
- This course helps arm healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills to provide more advanced low vision care to persons with vision loss.
- It can also supplement introductory university courses and training in low vision that healthcare professionals may have received, to better equip them to work with patients with low vision.