Live Webinar for Therapists. Complete ONE Session for 6.5 Contact Hours (.65 CEUs)
November 13, 2022
8:25 AM EST • 7:25 AM CST • 6:25 AM MST • 5:25 AM PST (US)
This start time reflects the time that the Zoom waiting room will open and when registrants will be verified before being admitted to the course. The course will start promptly 20 minutes later.
Patient diagnoses most seen in the home care setting is rapidly shifting, leading to a more frail, multi-system involved caseload. 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 are necessary from both a value-based payment as well as a care perspective. Knowing what to focus on when evaluating and setting the plan of care will be even more critical in this environment. This course is centered on providing evidence-based frameworks for effective care planning to reduce re-hospitalizations, as well as evidence-based interventions for optimal outcomes in treating the complex frail adult in the home health setting. Dysphagia, frailty, dehydration, and delirium-related screening will be discussed as many of the patients in home health settings often present with one or more of these comorbidities which, if left unidentified, can lead directly to poor outcomes and rehospitalizations.
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Determine appropriate screening tools for use with patients in home health setting.
- Utilize best practices and presented frameworks/processes to prevent re-hospitalization for the medically complex and/or frail patient.
- Describe clinical signs and symptoms of complex medical diagnoses
- Identify best practices for care transitions in the frail and/or medically complex patient.
- Describe evidence-based motivational tools to enhance patient/caregiver education in the home setting.
Suggested Audience: Home Health Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants, Home Health Occupational Therapists and Certified Occupational Assistants.
Robyn Ligotti, PT, DPT, RAC-CT, CDP, QCP is the owner of Rehab Resource Solutions, LLC Consulting and is a licensed DPT 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 6.5 contact hours (0.65 CEUs) Intermediate Level.
Education Resources Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. This Distance Learning-Interactive course is pending AOTA approval for 6.5 contact hours 6.5 CEUs (Intermediate, OT service delivery). AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products or clinical procedures.
This course can be used toward your NBCOT renewal requirements for 6.5 units.
Approved provider of the FL Board of Occupational Therapy-CE Broker – 7.5 hrs.
This course meets the approval of the TX Board of OT Examiners.
Application has been made to the FL Physical Therapy Association for 7.5 continuing education contact hours.
Application has been made to the MD Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.
Application has been made to the MN Board of Physical Therapy.
Application has been made to the NJ Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.
Application has been made to the OK Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision for Physical Therapy.
Approved sponsor by the State of IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy for 7.5 contact hours.
Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 7.8 contact hours (0.78 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.
6.5 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.
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