Physical therapists are increasingly playing a critical role in emergency department (ED) settings. Between screening for appropriateness of care, consulting with fellow practitioners, and providing direct patient care, PTs are helping EDs treat a wide range of acute and chronic problems. According to the APTA, a greater number of emergency departments are welcoming the addition of physical therapy services to assist in reducing costs, increasing patient satisfaction, and decreasing the potential for readmission through patient education and subsequent physical therapist follow-up.
Michael Lebec, PT, Ph.D., practiced in one of the first EDs to offer full-time physical therapy services and served on the APTA ED task force which developed resources for individuals interested in expanding practice in the emergency environment. His experience and work is well documented and he is now partnering with ERI to offer the continuing ed course “Effective Physical Therapist Management of Patients in the Emergency Setting: Differential Diagnosis, Intervention, and Inter-Professional Collaboration.” The new course includes three prerecorded online sessions and three live webinar sessions, which meet on Tuesday, March 9, 16, and 24, 2021, beginning at 6:00 pm EST (US). 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.
Don’t miss this must take course for physical therapists seeking to expand their knowledge and practice in emergency care. Register for “Effective Physical Therapist Management of Patients in the Emergency Setting” beginning March 9, 2021, or click HERE for more details and complete CEU information.