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The Disarray of Healthcare: Why Elite CEUs Matter

Continuing education of healthcare professionals is absolutely essential!

Why Elite CEUs MatterWith accelerating advances in technology, health providers must maintain and improve their knowledge and skills throughout their career to provide safe and effective patient care. Yet, continuing education in the healthcare field is currently in a state of disarray. According to research, two fundamental problems exist:

1.) Many accrediting CE organizations do not promote teamwork within a healthcare facility. Inter-professional collaboration, however, is key to high-quality care.[1] To improve the performance of health systems, employers should focus on consistent CEU options for their entire team. For example, Sally, P.T. attends a CE conference in Phoenix while John, P.T. attends a separate CE conference in Miami. Both conferences address similar topics, but the material presented is somewhat contradictory. Thus, Sally, P.T. and John, P.T. return to their facility providing inconsistent patient care.

2.) Sometimes, there are biases with commercial interests who fund continuing education courses. Unfortunately, this blatant bias can result in off-label and poorly-researched use of specific products or therapies. However, increasing industry restrictions have helped reduce commercial involvement (pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers) in accredited CE activities.[2]

To top it off, health professionals often worry about finding the time to obtain their required continuing education credits with an already busy, stressful workload. But despite all of these problems, CEUs are critically important!

Research-based continuing education is essential to prudent patient care and improved patient outcomes.

If you’re looking for unbiased, elite CEUs for you or your staff, CEU360 can help. We provide over 650 hours of reliable, consistent, research-based courses presented by distinguished experts:

  1. Your staff can obtain high-quality, elite CEUs that promote the latest research-based guidelines for their profession;
  2. All team members receive a consistent message; and,
  3. Your staff has the opportunity to complete their CEUs at their own convenience.

In addition, we offer a vast selection of continuing education formats:

  • On-Demand
  • Video
  • Slides/Demonstrative Materials
  • Live Webinar

continuing-education-course-catalog-coverYou can have peace of mind knowing over 650 offerings of elite CEUs are easily accessible to your entire staff… 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. And, you can be assured that the education your healthcare professionals receive is unbiased, research-based and taught by leaders in their respective fields.

To learn more about our elite CEUs, click here or view our course catalog.

“White Label” Custom Content:

You can also include custom content in your online library. This will ensure your specific company messages are delivered consistently to those who are on the front lines treating patients.


Attention Healthcare Employers:

With over 650 hours of elite CEUs and plans to develop 300+ new hours of content annually, CEU360 provides options to meet your growing facility’s needs – without the headaches, or the expensive fees!

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300+ Hours of New Courses Developed Annually!

Here’s a small sampling of our newest content:

  1. Differential Diagnosis for Musculoskeletal Assessment of the Spine
  2. When Your Young Client is Defiant: Simple Strategies to Manage Defiant/Challenging Behavior
  3. Applying the Evidence: Manual Therapy and Corrective Therapeutics of the Extremities
  4. Evidence-Based Myofascial and Craniosacral Therapy Interventions
  5. Geriatric Massage: Evidence-Based Approach to Improve Functional Outcomes and Quality of Life

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References:

[1] Continuing Education in the Health Professions: Improving Healthcare through Lifelong Learning by The Macy Foundation. [Accessed April 22, 2014.] [2] N Engl J Med 2012; 366:1069-1071.

[3] The Value of Continuing Education in the Health Professions by the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions. [Accessed April 22, 2014.]

Originally published in 2014.


National Physical Fitness and Sports Month 2015

On April 29, 2011, President Barack Obama issued a proclamation declaring May National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. In that proclamation he called on all Americans to make daily physical activity, sports participation and good nutrition a priority in their lives.

According to the CDC, more than one-third of Americans (78.6 million) are obese. The map below shows the obesity rates per state, with the south having the highest rates of obesity. It’s important to note that no state in the U.S. has a prevalence of obesity less than 20%.

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Source: Behavorial Risk Factor Surveillance Systems, CDC

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month 2015 Initiatives

There are several ways you can get involved in National Physical Fitness and Sports Month 2015:

Individuals:

  • May is National Sports and Fitness MonthGo to Fitness.gov, the official website for the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition. The website contains useful resources for individuals of all ages to stay healthy and active.
  • Join a gym, aerobics class or hire a personal trainer.
  • Exercise with friends or join a local sports team.
  • Try one or more of these 20 exercise tips by the Harvard School of Health.
  • Follow our nutrition advice here.

Health Care Organizations:

1.) First, each member of your health care team should set a personal health goal. (See the section above for “Individuals”.) You can’t effectively motivate your patients to get fit if you, yourself, are not in good shape.

2.) Second, learn more about how to inspire healthy habits in your patients. Our corporate education courses can help:

A Clinician’s Guide to Improving Therapeutic Outcomes: Why is Nutrition Important?
Contact Hours: 3*
PT/PTA, ATC/LAT, OT/COTA 

Clinical Exercise Physiology
Contact Hours: 3*
PT/PTA, ATC/LAT, OT/COTA

Dance for Physical Therapy: Use of Ballet Barre and Dance Methods for Rehabilitation
Contact Hours: 3*
PT/PTA, ATC/LAT, OT/COTA

Introduction to Wellness: A Rehabilitation Perspective
Contact Hours: 3*
PT/PTA, ATC/LAT, OT/COTA

Movement Analysis: Applied Anatomy and Kinesiology for the Rehab Professional
Contact Hours: 3*
PT/PTA, ATC/LAT, OT/COTA, CSCS/NSCA-CPT

Nutritional Considerations for the Rehabilitation Professional
Contact Hours: 5*
PT/PTA, ATC/LAT, OT/COTA

Obesity in Rehabilitation
Contact Hours: 4*
PT/PTA, ATC/LAT, OT/COTA 

Warding Off Obesity as we Age: Update on the Role of Nutritional Exercise
Contact Hours: 3*
PT/PTA, ATC/LAT, OT/COTA

In addition, we offer our prestigious Andrews Research and Education Sports Medicine Series.

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month 20153.) Last, join health and fitness efforts in your community. Companies that encourage community involvement distinguish themselves from their competitors, and see many benefits, including loyal customers and happier employees. One or more of the following resources can help you get started:

While May is Physical Fitness and Sports Month, you can follow this fitness advice all year long. Don’t let lack of motivation get the best of you. Get moving today, tomorrow, next month—and beyond!

References:

[1] www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/adult.html
[2] www.prevent.org/

*Check state catalog for approval information.


CEU360.com Teams Up with Andrews Research & Education Institute to Provide Elite Continuing Education Courses

When it comes to Sports Medicine, being on a winning team matters. That’s why CEU360.com is pleased to announce the release of new, elite continuing education courses lead by world-renowned James Andrews, M.D. and the team at Andrews Research & Education Institute.

Who is Dr. Andrews?

Dr. Andrews, author of Any Given Monday and founder of the Andrews Institute, is the team physician for Alabama, Auburn and Washington, and has treated some of the nation’s most famous professional athletes including Peyton Manning, Jack Nicklaus, Drew Brees, Robert Griffin III, Michael Jordan and more. Now PTs, PTAs, OTs, OTAs, ATs and other health professionals can acquire their CEUs by taking courses taught by the nation’s most prominent Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine physician.

 

Dr. James Andrews: The most important man in sports? on CBS

Dr. James Andrews talks about Little League pitchers on ESPN


Dr. James Andrews on HBO Real Sports, Part 1

Dr. James Andrews on HBO Real Sports, Part 2


Dr. James Andrews on the rise of Tommy John surgery on YESNetwork


Dr. James Andrews on the Dan Patrick Show (Full Interview)


CEU360.com offers “Seminars-on-Demand – Andrews Research and Education Sports Medicine Series”

Andrews Research & Education Institute Courses

Emergency Care in SportsEmergency Care in Sports
Contact Hours: 4*

 

 

 

Hip, Pelvis and Lower Back Issues in Athletes: Examination and RehabilitationHip, Pelvis and Lower Back Issues in Athletes: Examination and Rehabilitation
Contact Hours: 2*

 

 

 

Performance, Warnings & Return to PlayPerformance, Warnings & Return to Play
Contact Hours: 5*

 

 

 

The Elbow SeriesThe Elbow Series: The Healthcare Professionals Guide for Effective Diagnosis and Rehabilitation
Contact Hours: 1*

 

 

 

The Overhead Athlete Series – Injuries, Assessment and Advances in Rehab of the Thrower’s ShoulderThe Overhead Athlete Series – Injuries, Assessment and Advances in Rehab of the Thrower’s Shoulder
Contact Hours: 5*

 

 

 

The Pediatric Knee PatientThe Pediatric Knee Patient
Contact Hours: 1*

 

 

 

The Rotator Cuff Series: A Comprehensive Guide for Effective RehabilitationThe Rotator Cuff Series: A Comprehensive Guide for Effective Rehabilitation
Contact Hours: 2*

 

 

 

The Ultimate Guide to Knee Injury and RehabilitationThe Ultimate Guide to Knee Injury and Rehabilitation
Contact Hours: 5*

 

 

 

*See state approval information for exact contact hours awarded.


Corporate Continuing Education Courses for the New Year

Need a New Year’s Resolution? How about devoting some time to career development? To assist you, CEU360.com has hundreds of hours of corporate continuing education courses available.

Corporate Continuing Education Courses

“I want to lose 50 pounds!”

“I’m starting an exercise program.”

“I’m going to quit eating sweets.”

It’s that time of year again… the gyms are full of eager participants ready to tackle their New Year’s goals. So, how can you and your healthcare team take advantage of this “healthy” season, too?

First, set your own personal health goals for the New Year. You can’t effectively motivate your patients (or fellow employees) to jump on the healthy bandwagon if you, yourself, are not in optimum shape. Set a good example and implement a New Year’s Resolution of your own.

Second, help your patients achieve their goals. This time of year patients are determined to lose weight, begin exercising or follow a healthy-eating program. So, take advantage of the opportunity and encourage them in their efforts. To learn more about inspiring healthy habits, utilize one of our corporate continuing education courses:

Obesity in Rehabilitation
4 hours
PT/PTA, ATC/LAT, OT/COTA

Warding Off Obesity as we Age
3 hours
PT/PTA, ATC/LAT, OT/COTA

Introduction to Wellness: A Rehabilitation Perspective
3 hours
PT/PTA, ATC/LAT, OT/COTA

The Power of Partnering on a Nutrition Team!
3 hours
OT/COTA, RN, SLP

Clinical Exercise Physiology
3 hours
PT/PTA, ATC/LAT, OT/COTA

Last, aside from personal health goals make a corporate resolution within your organization. Not sure where to start? How about refining your career development program? Your entire healthcare team can use quality corporate continuing education courses to improve competency, compliance and service.

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The traditional corporate university or employee training software is wrought with administration challenges, shallow educational offerings and yet, can easily skyrocket in price. Luckily, there’s a solution that can minimize expenses, provide a large variety of corporate continuing education courses, and create customized training and education material for your healthcare staff quickly. CEU360 provides a comprehensive learning management system solution for your education, compliance and training needs.

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National Family Caregivers Month and Alzheimer’s Disease & Brain Awareness Month

In honor of both “National Alzheimer’s Disease & Brain Awareness Month” and “National Family Caregivers Month”, we’ve provided an infographic of 8 common Alzheimer’s symptoms.  Plus, take a sneak peak at our continuing education content on dementia patients and the caregivers who provide for them.

 8 Alzheimer's Dementia Symptoms

CEUs on Treating Dementia Patients:

Understanding Dementia in the Geriatric Population
Contact Hours: 3
Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists, and Registered Nurses.

Facilitating Functional and Quality-of-Life Potential: A Therapeutic Approach for Dementia
Contact Hours: 5
Target Audience: Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants.

Dementia: Dealing with Challenging Behaviors
Contact Hours: 2
Target Audience: Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Registered Nurses.

Strategies For Success When Working With Dementia
Contact Hours: 2
Target Audience: Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants.

Clinical Management of Dementia
Contact Hours: 5
Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants.

Creative Interventions for Dementia
Contact Hours: 4
Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants.

It Looks Like Parkinson’s, Acts Like Alzheimer’s but, It’s Lewy Body Dementia
Contact Hours: 3
Target Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistants, and Speech-Language Pathologists.

CEUs on Providing Caregiver Support:

Overcoming Compassion Fatigue: When Helping Hurts
Contact Hours: 1
Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Athletic Trainers, Massage Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists.

Caregiver Support
Contact Hours: 1
Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists and Registered Nurses.

Coaching for Functional Performance: Teaching Caregivers to Work with Rehabilitation Patients
Contact Hours: 4
Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Home Health Aides, Certified Nurse’s Aide, Home Care Nurses.

If you are a healthcare professional and your company does not utilize CEU360.com’s library of continuing education, you can obtain these CEU courses at HomeCEUConnection.com. Enter your state and license type to get started.


New Online Continuing Education Courses

The following continuing education courses have been added to our corporate university libraries:
 
A Health Care Provider’s Guide to Preventing Injury in Baseball
3 hours

A Health Care Provider's Guide to Preventing Injury in Baseball

  • This course teaches the health care provider how the human body plays the sport of baseball.
  • This course addresses the anatomy and biomechanics applicable to baseball so that it can then be applied to a thorough review of literature on injuries and their prevention.
  • Intimate knowledge of the body as it relates to sport is discussed to effectively prevent injuries in these patients through education to parents, athletes, and coaches.

 

A Health Care Provider’s Guide to Preventing Injury in Soccer
3 hours

A Health Care Provider's Guide to Preventing Injury in Soccer

  • This course teaches the health care provider how the human body plays the sport of soccer.
  • This course addresses the anatomy and biomechanics applicable to soccer so that it can then be applied to a thorough review of literature on injuries and their prevention.
  • Intimate knowledge of the body as it relates to sport is discussed to effectively prevent injuries in these patients through education to parents, athletes, and coaches.

 

Bands, Flexibility and Balance – A Health Care Professional’s Guide for Interventions
5 hours

Bands, Flexibility and Balance - A Health Care Professional’s Guide for Interventions

  • This course discusses hands on techniques to use with patients regarding resistive bands, stretch bands and stabilizers.
  • This course examines the scientific basis and clinical research of resistance training, dosing of elastic resistance exercise, and exercise applications with patients of all levels, with techniques and the integrated uses of elastic resistance.
  • In addition, the course focuses on functional, repetitive techniques that facilitate progress.

 

Cardiopulmonary Considerations for the Geriatric Patient
5 hours

Cardiopulmonary Considerations for the Geriatric Patient

  • This course reviews the cardiopulmonary anatomy, the normal aging process, and how to differentiate normal aging from pathology.
  • The course expounds on the proper techniques to monitor vital signs, the use of functional assessments and the most effective documentation techniques.
  • In addition, the course addresses cardiopulmonary medications allowing the rehab professional to gain a solid understanding of the specific classes of drugs utilized for cardiopulmonary pathologies, the drugs’ side effects and their potential impact on rehab.

 

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: An Overview of Signs, Symptoms, Assessment & Management
3 hours

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: An Overview of Signs, Symptoms, Assessment & Management

  • This course discusses at an in-depth level how to treat patients with COPD at all stages of the disease.
  • The course expounds on evaluation components, assessment techniques, properly monitoring vital signs, coordinating care between all disciplines, treatment interventions, energy conservation techniques and education.
  • In addition, this course provides the health care professional with an overview of normal pulmonary and cardiac anatomy and physiology as well as the normal aging process.

 

Effective Evaluation and Treatment for Common Orthopedic Diagnoses of the Upper Extremities
8 hours

Effective Evaluation and Treatment for Common Orthopedic Diagnoses of the Upper Extremities

  • This course is designed to give a thorough review of anatomy and physiology of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand.
  • Along with learning the anatomy, goniometry and manual muscle testing is covered.
  • The goal for this course is for the health care professional to be able to evaluate his/her patients effectively and to obtain the optimal functional outcomes to enable patients to return to their valued activities while being properly educated and protected by their advocate and therapist.

 

Geriatric Health and Quality of Life
3 hours

Geriatric Health and Quality of Life

  • This course is intended to instruct the professional on the assessments and indicators to promote geriatric health.
  • This course discusses how to provide the geriatric patient with the best results.
  • Additionally, the health care professional learns to identify other issues in the senior’s life that they may find themselves having to share with the appropriate parties.

 

Overuse Injuries in the Young Athlete
1 hour

Overuse Injuries in the Young Athlete

  • This course discusses musculoskeletal injuries as conceptually divided into acute and overuse injuries and discusses how some of what we think of acute injury is actually overuse injury where the ‘trauma’ is the isolated ‘straw’ in the camel’s back.
  • The course investigates the current literature in regards to two main types of overuse injuries: stress fractures and tendinopathies.
  • Health care professionals learn the definitions, etiologies, treatment, and most importantly the prevention of overuse injuries through modifiable factors.

 

Performance Enhancers Throughout the Lifetime: Friend or Foe
2 hours

Performance Enhancers Throughout the Lifetime: Friend or Foe

  • This course explores the evidence behind popular performance enhancers to the help the learner decide: friend or foe?
  • The course expounds on the use of sports supplements and age-defying supplements.
  • This course also examines chondroitin, glucosamine, celebrex, osteoporosis meds, and newer meds.

 

Sensory Brain Development: Critical Information and Science Based Approaches You Need to Know
6 hours

Sensory Brain Development: Critical Information and Science Based Approaches You Need to Know

  • This course provides therapists with critical information about embryological development, the scientific rationale behind our developmental interventions, and science-based approaches that best serve our needs as clinicians while facilitating optimal body-brain-behavior outcomes in the pediatric population.
  • This course explores the neurological grounding of autonomic function to enhance self-regulation, learn to identify common wiring dysfunctions to appropriately tailor their interventions, and acquire important treatment strategies for neurodevelopmental or sensory dysfunction patients of all ages, including the 0-3 population.
  • In addition, this courses addresses parent and caregiver needs, with simple strategies and resources for optimal support and family success.

 

Spinal Cord Injury-Related Neuro-Rehab: Assessment and Advanced Clinical Applications
6 hours

Spinal Cord Injury-Related Neuro-Rehab: Assessment and Advanced Clinical Applications

  • This course focuses on the physical therapy interventions used to progress individuals with spinal cord injury through the rehabilitation process to optimal health and independence.
  • Emphasis is placed on updating spinal cord injury interventions by focusing on current research, technology and practice. 


  • Video presentations are included to enhance understanding and employment of interventions for both physiological and functional ambulation, functional mobility and mat skills, and uses of current technologies (functional electrical stimulation for gait training and cardiovascular conditioning) to promote improved health that can be implemented in a standard clinical setting.

 

 

Spinal Cord Injury-Related Neuro-Rehab: Evidence-Based Theory and Medical Complications
5 hours

Spinal Cord Injury-Related Neuro-Rehab: Evidence-Based Theory and Medical Complications

  • This course focuses on spinal cord injury assessment and care in line with current research, technology and practice.
  • The course examines current motor control and motor learning theories driving the paradigm shift in SCI rehab, American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) classifications, medical sequelea, and assessment tools across the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) model.
  • Case studies are used to promote synthesis of this information in both inpatient and outpatient examples.

 

Total Ankle Replacement: Advancements and the Road Ahead
2 hours

Total Ankle Replacement: Advancements and the Road Ahead

  • This course discusses the current ankle replacement models, including the STAR, Inbone, and Salto Talaris models.
  • This course explains each procedure and the most common surgical complications associated with the procedures.
  • This course demonstrates a variety of ankle exercises and strategies for optimal ankle recovery: BOSU, BAPS, Resisted gait, aquatics, and others.

 

Understanding Dementia in the Geriatric Population
3 hours

Understanding Dementia in the Geriatric Population

  • In this course, health care professionals explore common forms of dementia including Alzheimer Disease, Lewy Body dementia, vascular cognitive impairment (MCI), Frontotemporal lobar dementia (FTLD), and Depression.
  • Mindset and behavioral issues are defined and solutions identified for many of the issues inherent to these conditions.
  • The solutions include a variety of physical and occupational therapies, as well as specific methods that help improve daily living and feelings of independence for the patient.

 

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