Optimizing Therapy to Decrease Length of Stay

Optimizing Therapy to Decrease Length of Stay  

Decreasing length of stay in post-acute care settings improves patient outcomes and the financial health of organizations. The outcomes of therapy services often have the most direct impact on length of stay (LOS). As such, therapy professionals must be familiar with factors that can result in increased length of stays and ways to overcome these barriers.

$25.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-SRC-0-25732

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (28 Match)

Colorado Physical Therapy Licensure

1.0 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 1.00 contact hours.

Connecticut Physical Therapy Licensing

1.0 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 1.00 contact hours.

Alabama State Board of Physical Therapy

1.0 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 1.00 contact hours.

CA Physical Therapy Board of California

1.0 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 1.00 contact hours.

Iowa Board of Physical and Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


The Iowa Bureau of Professional Licensure accepts Continuing Education hours obtained by completing online training courses 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 1.00 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.

Massachusetts Board of Registration in Allied Health Professionals

1.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Maine Physical Therapy Licensing Board

1.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Kansas Board of Healing Arts - Physical Therapy

1.0 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 1.00 contact hours.

Nebraska Board of Physical Therapy

1.0 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 1.00 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

1.0 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 1.00 contact hours.

Oregon Physical Therapist Licensing Board

1.0 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 1.00 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

1.0 HOURS


The Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing accepts Continuing Education courses conducted by commercial continuing education providers. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Washington Board of Physical Therapy

1.0 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 1.00 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.

Illinois Division of Professional Regulation of Physical Therapists

1.0 HOURS


Relias Learning is an Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor, number 216.000290. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

New York Physical Therapy

1.0 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 1.00 contact hours.

American Occupational Therapy Association

1.0 HOURS


Relias Learning is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Category 1&2. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


This course has been approved by the Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy for 1.00 contact hours, approval number 20-680614.

Florida Board of Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


This course has been approved by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 1.00 contact hours, approval number 20-680614.

Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy

1.0 HOURS


This course is approved by the Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy and offered to PTs and PTAs for 1.00 contact hours.

Hawaii Board of Physical Therapy Licensing

1.0 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 1.00 contact hours.

Texas Physical Therapy Association

1.0 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 1.00 contact hours.

Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

1.0 HOURS


This course has been approved by the Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

1.0 HOURS


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

Ohio Physical Therapy Association

1.0 HOURS


This course is approved by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association, approval number 19S1684. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Minnesota State Board of Physical Therapy

1.0 HOURS


This course is approved by the Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy for 1.00 Category 1 credits and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs.

West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy

1.0 HOURS


This course has been approved by the West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy, approval code REL-F20-39. 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 1.00 contact hours.

Louisiana Physical Therapy Board

1.0 HOURS


This course is approved by the Louisiana Physical Therapy Board for 1.00 Clinical hours.

New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy

1.0 HOURS


This course was approved by the New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. Approval #: 1910-157. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-25732
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 10/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Discuss 2 reasons reducing length of stay is important.
Identify 3 factors that may increase length of stay.
Describe 4 strategies that can decrease length of stay.

Outline:


Introduction
Why Is Length of Stay so Important?
Potential Effects of Increased LOS: Facts/overview
Potential Effects of Increased LOS: Sarcopenia
Potential Effects of Increased LOS: Cognitive Changes/delirium
Potential Effects of Increased LOS: HAIs; Depression
Medicare Initiatives to Improve Care and Reduce Cost: BPCI, VBP
Medicare Initiatives to Improve Care and Reduce Cost: ACOs/MSSP
Medicare Initiatives to Improve Care and Reduce Cost: Current Evidence
Are There Risks to the Patient with Decreased LOS?
Knowledge Check
Role of Physical and Occupational Therapists
What Do the New Regulations Mean for Therapists?
Maintain Clinical Competence
Evaluate Early
Determine Appropriate Intervention and Dosage
Discharge Planning
Knowledge Check
Therapy Intervention: Evaluation
Evaluation
Standardized Tests and Outcome Measures: Importance
Standardized Tests and Outcome Measures: Examples: ADL/mobility
Standardized Tests and Outcome Measures: Research
Standardized Tests and Outcome Measures: Examples: Cognition
Address DME needs
Knowledge Check
Therapy Intervention: Treatment
Optimizing Therapy Interventions: Overview
Optimizing Therapy Interventions: Resistance Training
Optimizing Therapy Interventions: Balance Training
Optimizing Therapy Interventions: Task Specific Training
Optimizing Therapy Interventions: Weekend Therapy
Knowledge Check
Limitations and Challenges
Limitations and Challenges: Communication
Limitations and Challenges: Factors Out of Our Control
Limitations and Challenges: Factors Out of Our Control (Insurance)
Summary

Staff Writer: Ann Elsasser-Root, PT DPT
Ann Elsasser-Root holds a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She has experience working as a physical therapist in multiple care settings, including skilled nursing, independent living, inpatient rehab, and outpatient orthopedic and neurology. Ann has a strong manual therapy background and has completed additional training in geriatric care, kinesiotaping, vestibular rehabilitation, and McKenzie MDT for the lumbar spine. She is most passionate about treating the older population to improve quality of life and maximize functional independence. As a curriculum designer for Relias, Ann enjoys being able to combine her clinical knowledge with her interest in research and staying up-to-date with changes and advances in the field of rehabilitation. Disclosure: Ann Elsasser-Root, PT DPT 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: intermediate level Occupational Therapists; intermediate level Physical Therapists; in the following settings: Rehabilitation Settings.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
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