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Recent Health Articles: Miracle Pill for Paralysis Patients; Preventing High School Football Deaths; and More

Latest Health News Updates

Top Health Updates:

#1 ‘Giant Step’ in Research on Paralysis – Leg Muscle Contractions Triggered by a Simple Pill

Nordic Life Science Pipeline Inc. is proud to announce completion of the first clinical trials of SpinalonTM, an oral pill composed of three active molecular entities capable together of triggering within minutes short bouts of locomotor-like activity in the legs of spinal cord- injured patients who had been chronically paralyzed for years. Read More

#2 Study Shows Common Shoulder Dislocation Can Heal Just as Well without Surgery

Acromio-clavicular joint dislocation is one of the most common shoulder injuries orthopedic surgeons treat. Severe dislocations are often treated with surgery, but patients who opt for non-surgical treatment typically experience fewer complications and return to work sooner, according to new research published today in the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma.

#3 Can We Prevent High School Football Deaths?

From 2003 to 2013, there were 514 deaths among NCAA athletes, and 79 cardiac arrests among them, said Dr. Kim Harmon, a sports medicine doctor with the University of Washington who has tracked sudden deaths in college athletes for the National Collegiate Athletic Association. That’s about eight deaths from cardiac arrest every year. In that same 10-year period, there were four deaths from head injuries. Harmon believes that a simple (and common) screening test could help prevent these deaths.

#4 What Daylight Saving Time Does to Your Body

This autumn, daylight saving time has us “falling back” — or gaining an hour of sleep — during the wee hours of Sunday, November 1. While that may sound like the perfect way to recover from a weekend of Halloween fetes (or candy comas), it can be surprisingly jarring on the body. Read More

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Medication Errors Seen in Half of All Operations in Study

In a new study on how often medication errors occur during surgery, researchers report that mistakes were made during almost half of the operations they analyzed.

WHO: Processed Meats Cause Cancer

Processed meats – such as bacon, sausages and ham – do cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Its report said 50g of processed meat a day – less than two slices of bacon – increased the chance of developing colorectal cancer by 18%.

Brain Chemistry May Change to Cope With Pain

Brain chemistry may change to help people tolerate arthritis pain, a small study suggests.

Thyroid Hormone Common Contaminant in Weight-Loss Supplements

Over-the-counter (OTC) weight-loss supplements commonly contain unlabeled and clinically significant levels of thyroid hormones, including thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), posing potentially serious health risks to users unaware of the contents, according to new research.

Virtual Reality Maze ‘Predict Alzheimer’s Disease’

Alzheimer’s disease can be detected decades before onset, using a virtual reality test, a study suggests.

Study: For Some, TKA With Nonsurgical Treatment Better Than Nonsurgical Treatment Alone

According to a new study, patients with moderate-to-severe knee osteoarthritis (OA) who receive knee replacement surgery (TKA) and conservative treatment that includes physical therapy tend to fare better after 12 months than those who receive only the conservative treatment, though both groups see significant improvement. Read More

Give Us Your Input!

What do you think about the latest health news? Are there any recent discoveries that surprise you? Pique your interest? Are a cause for concern? Share your comments below.


October is National Physical Therapy Month

Let the world know that physical therapy matters!

October is National Physical Therapy MonthNational Physical Therapy Month (NPTM) is hosted by APTA (American Physical Therapy Association) each October to recognize how Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants transform lives.

This October, the APTA’s “Move Forward” campaign is focusing on healthy aging. Specifically, the APTA has published Physical Therapy Tips to Help People Age Well to demonstrate the many ways that PTs and PTS can help individuals overcome pain, gain and maintain movement, and preserve their independence:

  1. You don’t have to live with chronic pain. Physical therapy with exercise, mobility and pain management techniques can ease pain both while moving and at rest, improving quality of life.
  1. You can get stronger as you age. Research shows that improvement in strength and physical function are possible after the age of 60. A physical therapist can combine an exercise program and progressive resistance straining to help you improve strength.
  1. You may not need surgery or drugs for low back pain. Scientific evidence reveals that physical therapy can be more effective and less risky than prescription medication use or surgery.
  1. You can use exercise as a “wonder drug”! Exercise can help lower the risk of diabetes, osteoporosis, heart disease, memory problems and can help you prevent falls. A physical therapist can develop an appropriate exercise program, tailored to fit your specific needs.

In addition to their tips on aging well, the APTA published Healthy Tips for Each Decade in celebration of National Physical Therapy Month:

20’s:

  • Be active at least 30 minutes per day.

30’s

  • Eat well and get an adequate amount of sleep.
  • Begin saving for retirement.
  • Test your physical limits (participate in group bike rides, running races, obstacle courses, etc.)

40’s

  • Stand up at least once per hour.
  • Diversify your exercise routine – rotate aerobic exercise activities, strength training and flexibility.
  • If you have aches and pains, seek the help of a physical therapist before succumbing to long-term pain medication use or surgery.

50’s

  • Take calcium and vitamin D.
  • Perform weight-bearing activities or resistance exercise for 30-60 minutes at least 3 times per week.
  • Be active every day.
  • Get a second opinion for health issues.

60’s and beyond

  • Seek a physical therapist for a balance assessment and balance/flexibility program.
  • Preserve mental health with physical activity.
  • Maintain intensity in muscle strength (seek the help of a PT if needed).
  • Strive for 60 minutes of physical activity per day.
  • Be social! Take walks, play games and enjoy other activities with friends.

To learn more about National Physical Therapy Month and the APTA’s initiatives, click here.


New Online Continuing Education Courses

The following continuing education courses have been added to our corporate university libraries:

Introduction to Scar Management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Employers Save Money Offering Continuing Education at Home for Healthcare Professionals

Your employees can complete their continuing education at home, saving lost time away from work and keeping money in your pocket. Here’s how…

Employers Save Money Offering Continuing Education at Home for Healthcare ProfessionalsWith a customized learning management system, your employees can work on their required CEU courses:

  • Without traveling to conferences,
  • Without scheduling classes and missing time from work,
  • At their own pace,
  • At home after work hours, or
  • Intermittently, during down times at work.

With CEU360.com’s learning management system, your employees can do all this and more! CEU360.com provides a convenient and affordable online solution for healthcare teams with unlimited access to an extensive library of elite continuing education courses – over 850 hours of CE content for physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, massage therapists, athletic trainers and nurses.  Plus, CEU360’s learning management system stores CE certificates and tracks company training and professional regulatory compliance training (OSHA, JCAHO, HIPAA, etc.) in a safe cloud database.

Learn more:

Learning On-the-Go

With CEU360.com, the continuing education experience isn’t limited to a desktop computer or DVD at home. Using a cloud-based solution, CEU360.com streams video courses directly to tablets and smartphones. Employees can literally take their learning in their own hands, completing their CE requirements anywhere, anytime with use of an iPad, iPhone or Android mobile device.

What Companies Can Benefit Most from CEU360.com’s Learning Management System?

  • Rehabilitation Centers and Pain Management Centers – companies that provide multidisciplinary therapy in a central location.
  • Hospitals, Clinics, and other Healthcare Facilities – companies that provide comprehensive care in one or more locations.
  • Outpatient Therapy Providers and Home Health – companies that provide OT, PT or nursing services on an outpatient basis.
  • Doctors’ Offices – A physician or physicians’ group who provide in-house therapy or nursing services.
  • Contract Providers – companies that contract with skilled nursing facilities, rehabilitation centers, home health providers, hospitals and more.
  • Athletic Training Facilities and Gyms – companies that provide both recreational and therapeutic personal training programs.
  • Any additional staffing agencies or other businesses that require new hire and/or ongoing employee training.

If you’re interested in learning more about providing continuing education at home or on-the-go for your healthcare team, schedule a free demo now. Take a tour of our robust learning manage system today and start reaping the benefits tomorrow.

Updated October 2015. Originally published in 2014.


Recent Health Articles: Less Toddler Play, More Sensory Issues? High Rate of Brain Disease in NFL Players; Plus, More!

Latest Health News Updates

Top Health Updates:

#1 The Decline of Play in Preschoolers — and The Rise in Sensory Issues

Research continues to point out that young children learn best through meaningful play experiences, yet many preschools are transitioning from play-based learning to becoming more academic in nature. Could this be contributing to the rise in sensory issues? Read More 

#2 87 of 91 Tested Ex-NFL Players had Brain Disease Linked to Head Trauma

Eighty-seven of 91 former NFL players who donated their brains to science after death tested positive for a brain disease that is believed to be linked with repeated head trauma and concussions, according to researchers.

#3 Robotic Hand Provides Paralyzed Man with ‘Near-Natural’ Sense of Touch

Scientists reveal how a 28-year-old paralyzed man has become the first person to regain a “near-natural” sense of touch with the help of a robotic hand directly connected to his brain.

#4 PTs Receiving 2016 CMS Payment Penalties Related to 2014 PQRS

Physical therapists (PTs) in private practice and other providers who participate in the physician quality reporting system (PQRS) are being sent notices from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) about a potential 2016 “negative payment adjustment,” depending on whether they met satisfactory reporting requirements in 2014. Read More

More News & Recent Health Articles:

A Sprained Ankle May Have Lifelong Consequences

Tens of thousands of Americans sprain an ankle every year. But ankle sprains get little respect, with most of us shrugging off the injury as inconsequential and soon returning to normal activities. Several new studies, however, suggest that the effects of even a single sprained ankle could be more substantial and lingering than we have supposed, potentially altering how well and often someone moves, for life.

Pesticides Tied to Childhood Cancers

Childhood exposure to indoor insecticides is associated with an increased risk for certain childhood cancers, a new study has found.

PT Inventors Among Those Honored by Smithsonian

This month, a “prone progressive crawler” device developed by 2 PTs will be among 13 projects selected by the Smithsonian’s Museum of American History to be featured in an upcoming celebration of collaboration between the Institution and the US Patent and Trademark Office. Read More

State Obesity Rates Hold Steady; 30 Percent or More in 22 States

New government data shows that in most states, the rate of adult obesity is not moving.

Intensive OT, PT Might Relieve Children’s Fibromyalgia Pain without Meds

Intensive occupational and physical therapy with psychosocial support might treat fibromyalgia pain for children without using medication, according to a recent study.

Continued Smoking after MS Diagnosis Linked to Accelerated Progression

Continued smoking after a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis appears to be associated with accelerated disease progression compared with those patients who quit smoking, according to a study.

Give Us Your Input!

What do you think about the latest health news? Are there any recent discoveries that surprise you? Pique your interest? Are a cause for concern? Share your comments below.


OSHA Certification: An Overview

OSHA CertificationWhen it comes to the term, “OSHA Certification,” confusion abounds. Let us help you sort through the confusion. Discover how to get an OSHA 10-hour, 15-hour or 30-hour course completion card, how to become an Authorized OSHA Trainer, and how to receive an OSHA Safety & Health Certificate.

1. What is OSHA?

Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in with the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. OSHA is part of the United States Department of Labor.

2. What are OSHA standards?

OSHA standards are rules that describe the methods that employers must use to protect their employees from hazards. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Water
  • Sanitation
  • Fire protection
  • Indoor air quality
  • Mold
  • Heat/cold
  • Bloodborne pathogens
  • Occupational noise
  • Hazardous chemicals
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Medical and first aid
  • Use of power tools and equipment
  • Commercial driving
  • Drug use

OSHA standards, law and regulations can be found on the US Department of Labor’s website here.

3. What are the penalties for violating an OSHA standard?

The maximum penalty OSHA can assess is $7,000 for each serious violation and $70,000 for a repeated or willful violation.

4. How can an individual obtain an OSHA certification training card?

OSHA Authorized Trainers issue student course “completion” cards (not “OSHA certification” cards) to individuals that successfully complete 10-hour, 15-hour, or 30-hour OSHA Outreach Training courses. 10-hour or 30-hour classes are for construction, general industry, and maritime workers. (Generally, the 10-hour course is intended for entry-level workers while the 30-hour program is for workers with some safety responsibility. The 15-hour class is for disaster site workers.)

5. Are the Outreach Training courses mandatory?

OSHA recommends the outreach courses as an orientation to occupational safety and health for all workers. Although the courses are voluntary, some states have enacted laws mandating the training. Furthermore, some employers, unions, organizations or other jurisdictions may also require this training.

6. How can an individual get an OSHA certification to become an Authorized Trainer?

There are no “OSHA certifications” because OSHA does not “certify” trainers. However, OSHA does offer courses that allow individuals to become “Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainers” in their industry. If you are interested in becoming an Authorized Trainer, click here for more info.

7. How can an individual confirm that their course trainer is an “Authorized Trainer”?

Students interested in attending an Outreach Training Program class should request to see a prospective trainer’s current Authorized Trainer card in order to verify the trainer’s status.

8. How can an individual receive OSHA certification for becoming a “Certified Safety and Health Specialist”?

Becoming a Certified Safety and Health Specialist requires a college certificate or degree (Bachelors, Masters or Doctorate). To find colleges that offer OSHA degree programs, click here.

9. What about OSHA training for healthcare professionals?

According to OSHA, more workers are injured in the healthcare and social assistance industry sector than any other. In addition, the healthcare industry has one of the highest rates of work-related illnesses. Because healthcare professionals work in such high-risk occupations, it is recommended that they receive specialized OSHA training. This training can be provided via by the healthcare professional’s employer (see below) or by taking continuing education courses on OSHA health and safety. Healthcare professionals who are interested in taking CE courses on OSHA can do so one of two ways: 1. Through their employer via CEU360’s learning management system; 2. Individuals can purchase compliance CE courses here.

10. How can healthcare employers provide better OSHA training to their employees?

OSHA training is time and money well spent, and the employer should regard it as an investment rather than an expense. An effective regulatory compliance training program (OSHA, HIPAA, JCAHO) can result in better morale, fewer work injuries, and lower insurance premiums, among other benefits. For more information about developing or updating your regulatory compliance training program, click here.

Updated September 2015. Originally published in 2014.


Compliance Training Online

Compliance Training OnlineKeep your employees safe and your company compliant with CEU360’s compliance training online. We provide high quality, low cost training courses for compliance with HIPAA law, JCAHO Standards, OSHA and more.

CEU360’s Compliance Training Online Courses:

HIPAA Privacy & Security Standards

Course Outline:

Chapter 1: Background of HIPAA
Chapter 2: Security Standards
Chapter 3: Privacy Standards
Chapter 4: Portability Standards
Chapter 5: ARRA
Chapter 6: HIPAA Violations and Complaint Process

 

Hepatitis: Preventative Measures to Halt Transmission

Course Outline:

Chapter 1: Defining the Premise of Hepatitis
Chapter 2: Understanding Transmission Methods of Hepatitis
Chapter 3: Discovering Prevention Methods of Transmission of Hepatitis
Chapter 4: Mitigating Transmission Risks
Chapter 5: Update on Hepatitis Virus Reporting and Researching

 

Bloodborne Pathogens

Course Outline:

Chapter1: Introduction to Bloodborne Pathogens
Chapter 2: OSHA Standards and Requirements
Chapter 3: Risks and Prevention
Chapter 4: Evaluating Exposure and Control Plans
Chapter 5: Methods of Compliance

 

Infection Controls

Course Outline:

Chapter 1: Define the Perimeters of Infection
Chapter 2: Consider Categories of Infectious Diseases
Chapter 3: Evaluating Precautions for Infection Control
Chapter 4: Discuss Methods of Infection Control
Chapter 5: The Control of Emerging Infectious Diseases

 

Patient Rights – Resident Rights

Course Outline:

Chapter1: Considering Resident Rights / Patient Rights
Chapter 2: Rules and Regulations on Resident / Patient Rights
Chapter 3: Specifics of Patient Rights
Chapter 4: Considerations of the Specifics of Resident Rights
Chapter 5: Considerations of the Violations of Resident / Patient Rights

 

Tuberculosis

Course Outline:

Chapter 1: Description of The Causes Tuberculosis
Chapter 2: Explanation of How TB is Spread
Chapter 3: Identification of Groups Most at Risk for TB Transmission
Chapter 4: Evaluation of the Testing and Diagnosing Process for TB
Chapter 5: Description of TB Treatment Adherence Strategies

 

Age Specific Care and the Population We Serve

Course Outline:

Chapter1: Overview of Age Specific Care
Chapter 2: Care for the Young Patient
Chapter 3: Care for the Older Children
Chapter 4: Care for the Young and Middle Age Adult
Chapter 5: Care for the Geriatric Patient

 

Need Assistance with Your Staff’s Regulatory Compliance Training or Establishing an Efficient Employee Training Plan?

Training in the proper performance of a job is time and money well spent, and the employer should regard it as an investment rather than an expense. An effective regulatory compliance training program can result in better morale, fewer work injuries, and lower insurance premiums, among other benefits. If you are interested in updating your current employee training plan or policies, or you would like more information about utilizing CEU360’s compliance training online courses, please sign up for a free demo here. We look forward to assisting with your compliance needs!


Professional Development: Speech Pathology Continuing Education

As an employer, do you provide speech pathology continuing education for your SLPs?

Professional Development: Speech Pathology Continuing Education As a healthcare employer, it’s important to have ongoing education opportunities to further the knowledge and skills of your speech language pathologists. The medical field is always evolving; therefore, your facility should provide teaching opportunities for SLPs to employ the latest speech pathology evidence-based techniques.

What type of CEU content should be offered?

CEU courses should be taught by industry leaders for speech pathology professionals. The best CEU courses will also be approved by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to assure the highest quality CE content.

In addition, you should look for content that is pertinent to your facility’s patient population (geriatric, pediatric, etc.). At CEU360.com, we provide over 200 hours of ASHA-approved speech pathology continuing education courses to meet the needs of a diverse patient group. Here is a small sampling of our SLP course offerings:

Course Name

Credit Hours

Acquired Apraxia Treatment: Exploiting Neuroplasticity

2

Advanced BioMechanical Voice Therapy Applied to Seven Primary Patient Populations

6

Alexia-Agraphia Treatment: Exploiting Neuroplasticity

2

ALS and Dysphagia: Disease Overview, Medications and Therapy Plan

2

Assessment of NeuroCognitive Disorders in Adolescents/Adults

4

Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Introduction and Assessment

7

Behavior Management in Adolescents/Adults with Challenging Behaviors after Acquired Brain Injuries

3

Behavioral and Daily Challenges with Children with Autism

2

BioMechanical Voice Therapy, The Basics

4

Building Therapy Caseloads in Long Term Care: A Guide for Rehab Professionals

6

Child Abuse & Neglect: Recognizing and Responding to Hurtful & Harmful Behavior

3

Communication Techniques for the Interdisciplinary Patient Care Environment

1

Current Topics in Dysphagia Management

6

Decision Making for Alternate Nutrition and Hydration

4

Documenting Medical Necessity: A Comprehensive Guide for Rehabilitation Professionals

6

Dysphagia 101: Disorders, Medications and Impact on the Swallow

4

Educating Your Staff on Dysphagia

2

Educators and Speech-Language Pathologists Collaborate

3

Evaluation and Management of Dysphagia in the Alzheimer’s Patient

2

Incorporating Phonological Awareness Into Speech/Language Intervention

2

Language Disorders – Young Child to Adult

3

Multi-Level Dining Programming

1

New Ways to Communicate with your Young Client

3

Pediatric Voice Disorders and Therapy

3

Pharmacology and the Swallow

2

Regulation, Documentation & Clinical Applications for the SLP New to SNF

4

The Esophagus – Function, Dysfunctions and Treatment Options

3

The Essential School-Based Speech Language Pathologist

6

The Experienced SLP’s Guide to Complex Dietary Teamwork Facilitation

3

Transitioning Dysphagia Treatment to the Public Schools

6

When Eating is No Longer Run

5

CEU360’s Live Speech Pathology Continuing Education Webinars

We also facilitate monthly webinars to help your SLPs fulfill their live CEU requirements, if needed:

  • Dementia: Dealing with Challenging Behaviors
  • Dysphagia in Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Geriatric Health and Quality of Life: Assessments and Indicators
  • The Necessity of Plan in Language Development
  • Solutions for Sensory Processing Disorders
  • Spanish for Healthcare Professionals

Plus, many more!

Healthcare employers can have full access to our current library of video-based, accredited courses with a minimum of 200 new hours developed annually via our cloud-based learning management system. If you are interested in providing these CEU opportunities for your SLPs, please contact us to discuss how we can help streamline professional development at your facility.

Speech Pathology Continuing Education Courses for Individuals

If you are an SLP and your company does not offer CEU opportunities for you, don’t worry! You too can save on your CEUs by purchasing our discounted SLP flex packages here.

Updated September 2015. Originally published in 2014.


Recent Health Articles: Most Adults Don’t Know Concussion Signs. FDA’s Terrible Mistake? Plus, More!

Latest Health News Updates

Top Health Updates:

#1 New Concussion Survey Reveals Majority of Adults Are Unable to Recognize Common Concussion Symptoms

With students heading back to school and the fall sports season approaching, surprising new data from Abbott’s Concussion IQ Survey reveals that a large number of adults in the United States lack basic understanding about concussion signs and symptoms, risk and treatment.

#2 Just 1 in 10 are Referred for Cardiac Rehab after Treatment for Heart Failure

UCLA-led study finds rate is ‘startling’ considering proven benefits of these exercise programs. Read More

#3 The FDA is Making a Big Change to Nutrition Labels, and It’s Probably a Big Mistake

What sounds good in theory doesn’t always pan out in practice. Harvard’s Behavioral Science and Regulation Group, citing a widespread misunderstanding of serving sizes, warned that consumers may read new labels as “endorsing” larger portion sizes. Read More

#4 The Weighty Issue of Backpacks

Kids will soon sling on their backpacks stuffed with books, binders, electronic tablets and head out the door to school. “Although there is no evidence that backpacks can cause scoliosis, there is no doubt they cause strain in children’s backs as well as back pain and worsen an anomaly already present,” said Dr. Jose Brodas of Pocono Medical Center Physicians Associates, East Stroudsburg. Read More

More News & Recent Health Articles:

Violence Intervention Programs ‘Could Save Hospitals Millions’

While violence intervention programs have demonstrated that they can be an effective way of preventing violent injury, little has been known about their financial implications. A new study now suggests that these interventions could save various sectors millions of dollars.

Study: Physical Therapy Should be Considered ‘Front Line’ Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

New research from Spain on CTS sufferers concludes that in terms of pain and function, physical therapy is equal to surgery at 6 and 12 months after baseline, and actually produces greater improvements earlier on. Read More

Playing Adaptive Sports Linked to Higher Employment, Economic Impact

Wheelchair basketball players are aggressive, conditioned and determined, just like people without disabilities. Unlike them, though, is their likelihood of employment and economic independence. But a new study from the University of Houston Department of Health and Human Performance (HHP) finds playing an adaptive sport can have dramatic results on the athlete and the economy.

New Cases of Alzheimer’s Possibly Stabilizing, Researchers Claim

Research published in The Lancet Neurology indicates the number of people with dementia in some Western European countries is stabilizing. Read More

Sleeping with Contact Lenses Could Lead to Vision Loss

A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that, among the 41 million adults in the United States who wear contacts, 99% of them wear, wash or store their lenses in unhygienic ways.

For Athletes, the Risk of Too Much Water

Are we, with the best of intentions, putting young athletes at risk when we urge them to drink lots of fluids during steamy sports practices and games? A new report about overhydration in sports suggests that under certain circumstances the answer is yes, and that the consequences for young athletes can be — and in several tragic cases already have been — severe and even fatal.

Give Us Your Input!

What do you think about the latest health news? Are there any recent discoveries that surprise you? Pique your interest? Are a cause for concern? Share your comments below.


An LMS with Athletic Training Programs: Could it Work for Your Company?

An LMS with Athletic Training Programs: Could it Work for Your Company?The field of athletic training has grown over the past 20 years. Athletic trainers are being widely pursued in schools, colleges, sports programs, fitness centers, rehabilitation facilities, weight loss clinics, home health companies, and sports medicine clinics. In addition, companies now hire athletic trainers as integral medical service providers for their employees. Why are athletic trainers so popular? The certified athletic trainer is a highly educated and skilled health professional who provides valuable services for athletic and health care teams.

Athletic Training Programs:

Certified athletic trainers are required by the BOC (Board of Certification) to achieve continuing education credits to maintain their licensure. According to the BOC, by the current period ending on December 31, 2015:

  • ATs certified before 2014 must complete 50 CEUs, which must include at least 10 Evidence Based Practice (EBP) CEUs.
  • ATs certified in 2014 must complete 25 CEUs, which must include at least 5 Evidence Based Practice (EBP) CEUs.

Therefore, facilities that employ athletic trainers are now seeking solutions to help their valued employees achieve these required CE credits. Instead of having to pay a significant fee to send their athletic trainers to continuing education conferences (and cause missed time from work!), a growing number of businesses have started utilizing an LMS tailored with athletic training programs. In fact, any company that provides either recreational or therapeutic personal training programs can save a substantial amount of money from using this type of cloud-based LMS.

What is an LMS?

A learning management system (LMS) is a content-publishing platform that allows businesses to create online educational courses for their employees; although, LMS programs have evolved over recent years due to the expectations of business owners. Today, it isn’t enough to offer a company “just another piece of software” – the best businesses expect total learning solutions. The optimal LMS can be specialized for athletic training facilities, providing a one-stop employee training software application for delivering, administering, documenting, and tracking online education including required continuing education courses.

Learn More → Top 10 Reasons Businesses Switched to Online Learning via a Customized Learning Management System

What is the benefit of using an LMS?

A customized LMS can consolidate all employee training content into one central location regardless of the teaching format – text, video, audio, slide presentations, etc.  Plus, the centrality of teaching information allows existing content to be updated easily or new content to be added in a very short period of time.

That’s where we come in. CEU360’s LMS is packed with over 350 hours of continuing education courses specifically tailored to athletic trainers, including EBP courses. And, we are a BOC-approved provider and NSCA CEU provider.

CEU360’s Evidence Based Practice (EBP) Courses:

  • Evaluation and Treatment of the Adolescent Overhead Athlete
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Non-surgical and Surgical SLAP Disorders
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Adhesive Capsulitis: A Paradigm Shift
  • Applying Research to Practice
  • Nutrition for Endurance Athletes: Evidence Based Protocols

Want to learn more?

CEU360 offers a vast selection of elite continuing education courses, regulatory compliance training courses and more – all in one place! Learn more about utilizing our learning management system at your facility.

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If you are an athletic trainer and your company does not currently provide CEU options, don’t worry. You can purchase Athletic Training Program Flex Packages here to get premium Seminar-On-Demand (videos), including EBP courses, and text courses at a big discount.

Originally published in 2014.


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