Diagnostic Testing in Older Adults

Diagnostic Testing in Older Adults 

It is not unusual for physical therapists to rely heavily on their clinical judgments and expertise in the clinic. In order to demonstrate patient progress to third party payers, though, there must be objective proof of progress. The use of evidenced-based and reliable standardized testing will help you show the improvement your patient is making. This course will explore why standardized tests are an important part of the treatment of older adults, how to choose an appropriate test for your patient, and how to document its use in your treatment notes, as well as explore a few tests that have been proven to be reliable for older adults.

$40.00

Hours: 1.50
REL-SRC-0-DTOA

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (48 Match)

Colorado Physical Therapy Licensure

1.5 HOURS


The Colorado State Physical Therapy Board accepts Continuing Education courses as relevant to the licensee’s practice as a physical therapist and pertinent to his/her Learning Plan and goals. This course meets the requirements for Category I credit. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Connecticut Physical Therapy Licensing

1.5 HOURS


The Connecticut State Board of Examiners for Physical Therapists accepts internet-based and distance learning opportunities provided such coursework is related to the practice of physical therapy. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Alabama State Board of Physical Therapy

1.5 HOURS


The Alabama Board of Physical Therapy recognizes the completion of distance learning courses as maintenance of continuing competence. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

CA Physical Therapy Board of California

1.5 HOURS


Relias Learning, LLC is recognized as an approved provider of continuing competency courses by the Physical Therapy Board of California. This course is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Massachusetts Board of Registration in Allied Health Professionals

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Illinois Division of Professional Regulation of Physical Therapists

1.5 HOURS


Relias Learning is an Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor, number 216.000290. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Maine Physical Therapy Licensing Board

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Kansas Board of Healing Arts - Physical Therapy

1.5 HOURS


This activity meets Kansas State Board of Healing Arts criteria for continuing education and is offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Nebraska Board of Physical Therapy

1.5 HOURS


The Nebraska State Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses relating to the theory or clinical application of theory pertaining to the practice of physical therapy. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.
Disclaimer: It is the learner's responsibility to determine whether or not this course meets the specific renewal requirements established by your licensing board.

New Hampshire Board of Physical Therapy

1.5 HOURS


The New Hampshire Physical Therapy Governing Board recognizes the completion of distance learning courses as maintenance of continuing competence. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

New York Physical Therapy

1.5 HOURS


The New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy has recognized Relias Learning, LLC as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Oregon Physical Therapist Licensing Board

1.5 HOURS


The Oregon Physical Therapist Licensing Board accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy licensing board. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.
Disclaimer: It is the learner's responsibility to determine whether or not this course meets the specific renewal requirements established by your licensing board.

Utah Board of Physical Therapy

1.5 HOURS


The Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing accepts Continuing Education courses conducted by commercial continuing education providers. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Washington Board of Physical Therapy

1.5 HOURS


The Washington Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses that are specifically related to the practice of physical therapy, with specified goals and objectives. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours. Disclaimer: It is the learner's responsibility to determine whether or not this course meets the specific renewal requirements established by your licensing board.

Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy

1.5 HOURS


This course is approved by the Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy and offered to PTs and PTAs for 1.50 contact hours.

Hawaii Board of Physical Therapy Licensing

1.5 HOURS


The Hawaii Board of Physical Therapy accepts courses approved by another state or jurisdiction’s physical therapy board. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

1.5 HOURS


This course meets the basic criteria of the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 CEUs.

Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy

1.5 HOURS


Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #2202008TX. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

1.5 HOURS


This course has been approved by the Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Texas Physical Therapy Association

1.5 HOURS


This activity is provided by The Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #1902008TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas.
This course is not approved as meeting the ethics and professional requirements for Texas physical therapists or physical therapist assistants.
The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Minnesota State Board of Physical Therapy

1.5 HOURS


This course is approved by the Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy for 1.50 Category 1 credits and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs.

West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy

1.5 HOURS


This course has been approved by the West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy, approval code REL-F20-18. Approval of this course does not necessarily imply that the WV Board of Physical Therapy supports the views of the presenter or sponsor. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Louisiana Physical Therapy Board

1.5 HOURS


This course is approved by the Louisiana Physical Therapy Board for 1.50 Clinical hours.

New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy

1.5 HOURS


This course was approved by the New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. Approval #: 1910-123. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Arizona Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

1.5 HOURS


The Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Idaho Physical Therapy Licensure Board

1.5 HOURS


The Idaho Physical Therapy Licensure Board accepts Continuing Education courses sponsored by any section or chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Indiana Physical Therapy Committee

1.5 HOURS


The Indiana Physical Therapy Committee accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy

1.5 HOURS


The Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX.

Michigan Board of Physical Therapy

1.5 HOURS


The Michigan Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Missouri Advisory Commission for Professional Physical Therapists

1.5 HOURS


The Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts accepts Continuing Education courses sponsored/approved by any state chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapy

1.5 HOURS


The Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education hours accrued through participation in educational activities approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This course meets approval under the Mississippi Regulation Part 3103 Rule 5.4 (1) (b). This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Montana Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

1.5 HOURS


The Montana Board of Physical Therapy Examiners accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association as Category A activities. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

1.5 HOURS


The North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

North Dakota Board of Physical Therapy

1.5 HOURS


The North Dakota Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses sponsored by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

New Mexico Physical Therapy Board

1.5 HOURS


The New Mexico Physical Therapy Licensing Board accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Georgia State Board of Physical Therapy

1.5 HOURS


The Georgia State Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Rhode Island Board of Physical Therapy

1.5 HOURS


The Rhode Island Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

South Carolina Board of Physical Therapy

1.5 HOURS


The South Carolina Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

South Dakota State Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners

1.5 HOURS


South Dakota State Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Tennessee Board of Physical Therapy (General)

1.5 HOURS


The Tennessee Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #2202008TX. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Virginia Board of Physical Therapy

1.5 HOURS


The Virginia Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association as Type 1 courses. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Vermont Board of Physical Therapy

1.5 HOURS


The Vermont Office of Professional Regulation - Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing - Physical Therapy

1.5 HOURS


The Wisconsin Physical Therapy Examining Board accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Wyoming Board of Physical Therapy

1.5 HOURS


The Wyoming Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers

1.5 HOURS


The Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Alaska Board of Physical Therapy

1.5 HOURS


The Alaska State Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Board accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX.. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Florida Board of Physical Therapy

1.5 HOURS


The Florida Board of Physical Therapy accepts courses approved by any state chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Learners must self-report this completion to CE Broker in order to receive credit from the Florida Board of Physical Therapy.

Minnesota State Board of Physical Therapy

1.5 HOURS


This course is approved by the Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy for 1.50 Category 1 credits and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-DTOA
Hours: 1.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 5/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
List 2 benefits of standardized testing.
Describe the 4 steps in choosing an appropriate standardized test.
Describe 3 tests that can be utilized for the evaluation and treatment of older adults.
Explain at least 3 tips for interpreting and documenting test results.

Outline:

Section 1: Introduction

A.    About This Course

B.    Learning Objectives

Section 2: Diagnostic Testing

A.    The Purpose of Testing

B.    How Functional Testing Relates to Evidence-Based Practice

C.    Why Should You Adopt Evidence-Based Therapy?

D.    How You Can Use The Evidence-Based Medicine Approach in Therapy?

E.    How to Choose a Test

F.    Review

G.    How to Use Tests in Daily Practice

H.    Where to Obtain Tests

I.    Tests

J.    Review

K.    Summary

Section 3: Cognitive Tests

A.    Types of Cognitive Tests

B.    The Mini-Mental State Exam

C.    Montreal Cognitive Assessment

D.    Clock Drawing Test

E.    MiniCog

F.    Review

G.    Summary

Section 4: Physical Tests

A.    Types of Physical Tests

B.    Berg Balance Scale (BBS)

C.    Timed Up and Go Test (TUG)

D.    Functional Gait Assessment (FGA)

E.    Tinetti Assessment Tool

F.    Virtual Reality Testing

G.    Review

H.    Summary

Section 5: Vision and Visual Perception Tests

A.    Clock Drawing Test

B.    Snellen Chart for Visual Acuity

C.    Motor-Free Visual/Perception Test (MVPT)

D.    Review

E.    Summary

Section 6: Activity of Daily Living Tests

A.    Barthel Index (BI)

B.    The Bristol Activities of Daily Living Scale (BADLS)

C.    Katz Index of Independence in Activities of Daily Living

D.    Review

E.    Summary

Section 7: Competence and Interpreting/Documenting Diagnostic Tests

A.    Competency Testing

B.    Documentation

C.    Interpreting and Documenting Diagnostic Tests

D.    Streamlining Documentation

E.    Sharing the Findings

F.    Review

G.  Summary

Section 8: Conclusion

A.    Summary

B.    Course Contributor

C.    Resources

D.    References

E.    Congratulations!



 


Instructor: Polly Warring, MSPT
Polly Warring, MSPT is a physical therapist who has worked in the physical therapy field since 1992. During her time in the physical therapy field, she has worked in a variety of settings including outpatient, acute care, skilled nursing, and specialized programs for children with ADHD. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University in 1990 and graduated with a Master of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from Texas Woman's University in Houston in 1997. While there, she was part of a research team that published an abstract in the May, 1997 edition of the Physical Therapy Journal: "Quantification of EMG Activity from Five Muscles in Comparison of Four Methods of Rising from Sitting". She has worked primarily in the adult orthopedic outpatient field since that time, but has a great deal of clinical experience evaluating and treating geriatric patients to improve their quality of life. Disclosure: Polly Warring, MSPT has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry level Physical Therapists; in the following settings: Rehabilitation Settings.
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