Live Webinar. Complete all four sessions for 12 contact hours (1.2 CEUs)
May 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2021
5:40 pm EST • 4:40 pm CT • 3:40 pm MST • 2:40 pm PT (US)
Diagnoses most seen in a post-acute setting are rapidly shifting to a more frail, multi-system involved caseload, with or without the new COVID-19 diagnosis. Efficient identification of critical illness-related deficits and frailty will allow a clinician to perform a more thorough evaluation, develop a more comprehensive plan of care and obtain positive patient outcomes, all of which is necessary from both a payment and care perspective. Knowing what to focus on when evaluating and setting the plan of care will be even more critical in this current environment. This course is centered on providing evidence- based tests and measures to use for evaluations, frameworks for effective care planning to reduce re-hospitalizations and evidence-based interventions for optimal outcomes in treating the complex frail adult in the SNF and Home Health settings. Updates to post-acute care for COVID recovery will also be included. Dysphagia, dementia, and delirium-related screening, outcome testing and interventions will be discussed as many of the patients treated in the SNF and Home Health settings often present with one or more of these diagnoses.
At the end of this course, participants will be able to
- Describe the most common effects on the body after long-term ICU treatment.
- Choose 3 outcome measures specific to medically complex and frail persons in post-acute rehab.
- Determine appropriate screening tools for use with patients in post-acute settings.
- Utilize best practices and presented frameworks/processes to prevent re-hospitalization for the medically complex and/or frail patient.
- Identify best practices for care transitions in the frail or medically complex patient.
Suggested Audience: Physical Therapists and Assistants, Occupational Therapists and Assistants, Speech and Language Pathologists
Robyn Ligotti, PT, DPT, RAC-CT, CDP, QCP is the owner of Rehab Resource Solutions, LLC Consulting and is a licensed PT with over 35 years of experience. The scope of her practice has encompassed many settings including: skilled nursing facilities, home health, outpatient rehab, wellness and prevention and inpatient rehab, but always with the older adult population. She
has managed multi-disciplinary teams in skilled nursing facilities, home health and outpatient rehabilitation. Her Certifications include: Dementia Practitioner, Resident Assessment Coordinator and Quality Assurance Performance Improvement Certification.She is dedicated in her belief that the key to achieving strong outcomes is establishing a team of professionals who use critical thinking evidence-based skills in day to day practice. She has provided education to rehab and nursing teams and other disciplines throughout her career on safe patient handling, understanding Medicare and rehab specific treatments and approaches to care. Dr. Ligotti graduated with her B.S. in P.T. from Russell Sage College and received her Doctor of P.T. from Sage Graduate School.
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This course meets the criteria for 12 contact hours (1.2) CEUs, Intermediate Level.
Most Physical Therapy State Boards accept webinars as a live offering. Please check with your state board to confirm.
Application has been made to the NJ Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. Application has been made to the FL Physical Therapy Association for 14 continuing education contact hours.
Approved sponsor by the State of IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy for 14 contact hours. Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 14.4 contact hours (1.44 CEUs).
Education Resources, Inc. is an approved provider for Physical Therapy CEUs in the following states: KY, CA 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 contact hours (1.2 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.
NBCOT professional development provider – 12 PDUs.
Approved provider of the FL Board of Occupational Therapy-CE Broker 14 hours. This course meets the approval of the TX Board of OT Examiners.
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 re-certification.
This course is offered for up to 1.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).