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Changing Landscape of Outpatient Physical Therapy

Course #: 03-1188

Price: $18.00

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CE Credit Hours: 2.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

This course is accepted for Category 2 hours by the Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy

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CEU Course Description

Amongst other variables, the impact of COVID-19 and excessive healthcare expenditures have given rise to significant changes within physical therapy practice, especially in the outpatient setting. As a result, clinicians have been tasked with the responsibility to (1) identify those driving variables and (2) respond appropriately to the public’s medical and physical needs, especially as outpatient settings begin to see an influx of COVID-19 survivors and medically unstable patients who fear exposure to the virus. In addition to changes in referral patterns and medical complexity, outpatient physical therapy clinics should be prepared to address a variety of presentations that warrant a comprehensive approach to effective clinical care. This course will introduce influential factors that have contributed to the evolution of outpatient physical therapy practice and review their substantial effects on patient care, safety, and clinician responsibilities. 

CEU Course Objectives

  1. Identify various factors that have contributed to the evolution of outpatient physical therapy practice.
  2. Assess how transitions in patient care and safety standards have emerged in response to changes within outpatient physical therapy practices.
  3. Recognize ways in which clinician responsibilities have adapted to the shift in outpatient physical therapy practice.

CEU Course Syllabus

Introduction-->Section 1: Background

0.50 Contact Hours  

Section 2: Effect on clincal care and patient safety  

1.00 Contact Hours 

Section 3: Effect on clinician roles and responsibilities -->Conclusion

0.50 Contact Hours 

Total = 2 Contact Hour

Instructional level: Intermediate

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Course Date: 2021-02-12

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