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Geriatric Physical Therapy

Course #: 03-1422

Price: $18.00

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Please Note: This course has varying hours depending on the type of credit you need. See Below.

  • Louisiana Physical Therapy Board: 1.75 Hours
  • All Other Organizations: 2.00 Hours
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CEU Course Description

The term geriatric refers to the population over 65 years old. The term older adult is often used interchangeably with geriatric. There are over 54 million older adults in the United States, which is around fifteen percent of the population. This group represents around 45 percent of the top healthcare expenditures in the country, making it necessary for every healthcare provider to be educated on managing geriatric patients. In this course, physical therapists and physical therapist assistants will learn an overview of the economic impact of geriatric care, common physical therapy examination impairments, considerations of comorbidities in geriatric care, social considerations like living situations, treatment approaches to optimize mobility, and how to comprehensively care for our older adult population.

CEU Course Objectives

  1. Identify aging considerations that affect plans of care for geriatric patients
  2. Recognize examination items specific to the geriatric population that are best physical therapy practice for documenting progress and predicting function
  3. Recall fall prevention and community resources for improving the mobility of the geriatric population

CEU Course Syllabus

Introduction--> Section 1: Background on Geriatric Care and Impact 1

0.50 Contact Hours  

Section 2: Examination Considerations --> Section 3: Environmental and Social Considerations

1.00 Contact Hours 

Section 4: Treatment --> References

0.50 Contact Hours 

Total = 2 Contact Hours

Instructional level: Basic

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Course Date: 2023-07-12

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