Three live webinar sessions for 12 Contact Hours (1.2 CEUs), and four, one-hour online sessions for an additional 4 Contact Hours (.4 CEUs).
March 9, 16, and 23, 2021
5:40 pm EST • 4:40 pm CST • 3:40 pm MST • 2:40 pm PST (US)
Once a rarely implemented service, physical therapist intervention in emergency settings is a rapidly growing area of practice. As the role of the physical therapist continues to grow in hospital Emergency Departments, Urgent Care settings, walk-in clinics, and disaster relief, there is a need for clinicians to be comfortable and effective in providing care in these unique environments.
Specifically, participants will learn to distinguish between mechanical and systemic sources of pathology, conduct an efficient physical exam, and administer interventions for health conditions most common among patients receiving emergency services. Of particular focus will be perspective on how to maximize care delivery in non-traditional settings where patient interactions are limited to one or very few episodes of care. While the primary focus will be on training individuals to provide care in hospital-based emergency departments, learned skills will also be of applicable in fast-track, urgent care, walk-in clinics, and even international disaster relief settings.
After taking this course, participants will:
1) Develop a clear understanding of the value that the physical therapist provides for patients in emergency settings.
2) Identify specific but diverse patient populations that can benefit from physical therapy management.
3) Perform efficient examination procedures that identify areas of need in patients presenting to emergency settings
4) Implement evidence-based interventions that are effective and possible within abbreviated episodes of care
Michael Lebec is an accomplished physical therapist and tenured professor who previously served in the Emergency Department (ED) at St. Joseph’s Carondelet Hospital in Tucson, AZ. This program was among the first to offer full time PT service in the ED and was featured in the September 2000 issue of PT magazine. He authored six peer reviewed publications and multiple national and international presentations related to this practice while also acting as a development consultant for many developing and existing U.S. ED Physical Therapy programs. In 2011, he founded and has since served as moderator for the ED PT Focus Group within the Acute Care Section of the APTA and served on the APTA ED task force which worked to develop resources for individuals interested in expanding practice into this environment. His work has been featured as an innovative approach to health care by the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, AHC Media, and the APTA who selected him as one of 18 practice innovators at the 2013 APTA Innovations Summit in Washington DC. Dr. Lebec has been teaching in higher education for over 20 years and recently joined the University of Pittsburgh as a faculty member in their developing hybrid DPT program.
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This course meets the criteria for 12 LIVE contact hours (1.2 CEUs), plus 4 ONLINE contact hours (0.4 CEUs), a total of 16 Contact hours (1.6 CEUs) Intermediate Level.
Most Physical Therapy State Boards accept webinars as a live offering. Please check with your state board to confirm.
Approved sponsor by the State of IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy for 14 LIVE contact hours (1.4 CEUs) plus 4.5 ONLINE contact hours (0.45 CEUs). Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 14.4 LIVE contact hours (1.44 CEUs) plus 4.8 ONLINE contact hours (0.48 CEUs).
Education Resources, Inc. is an approved provider for Physical Therapy CEUs in the following states: CA, KY, and TX. The following state boards of physical therapy accept other states’ approval: AK, AR, AZ, DC, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, KS, MI, MO, MS, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, UT, VA, VT, WI, WY. The following state boards of physical therapy either do not require course pre-approval or do not require CEUs for re-licensure: AL, CO, CT, IA, MA, ME, MT, NE, ND, NH, SD, WA.
Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043, for 12 LIVE contact hours (1.2 CEUs) plus 4 ONLINE contact hours (0.4 CEUs)- Intermediate Level Occupational Therapy Process: assessment, intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
This course meets the approval of the TX Board of OT Examiners.
NBCOT professional development provider –12 LIVE PDUs plus 4 ONLINE PDUs. 12 hours of this course qualify towards the discipline-specific hours for the 20-hour requirement for NDTA re-certification. They do NOT qualify towards the 8-hour NDTA Instructor requirement for certification.