Courses

Differential Diagnosis, Clinical Reasoning & Special Tests

Product # 1240PT
Type PT/PTA
Hours 4
Approval Status Approved Category A
Price: $48.00

Course Description:

This course is derived from the textbook by Jeffrey Placzek, MD, PT and David Boyce, PT, EdD, OCS.  This textbook is part of the popular Secrets series.  It presents physical therapy concepts and then introduces different healing modalities, specialties and orthopedic procedures typically prescribed for common injuries such as shoulders and extremities.  Common diseases are included as well as more innovative diagnostic tools for physical therapists such as radiology.  The text features concise information that includes tips, and memory “secrets”.  Bulleted lists, algorithms and illustrations provide a quick review of the specific topics discussed.  The information is interesting, entirely evidence-based, outcome based and up-to-date.     

This course covers chapters 23 and 24. 
Chapter 23: Differential Diagnosis and Clinical Reasoning
Chapter 24: Special Tests for Medical Screening 

Methods of Instruction:

Online course available via internet 

Target Audience:

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants and Athletic Trainers 

Educational Level:

Intermediate 

Prerequisites:

None 

Course Goals and Objectives:

At the completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Recognize and differentiate between somatic disorders
  2. Identify "red flags" that typically require physician referral and further investigation
  3. Recognize pain referral patterns associated with myocardial infarction
  4. Differentiate between common musculoskeletal disorders that mimic pulmonary pain patterns
  5. Describe the difference between a dysvascular foot ulcer and a neuropathic foot ulcer
  6. Recognize hepatic and biliary "red flags"
  7. Identify common pathologies and their pain referral sites
  8. Identify abdominal organs by quadrant
  9. Recognize Alvarado's score and its subsequent diagnostic utility
  10. Differentiate between major and minor criteria for Framingham heart failure 

Criteria for Obtaining Continuing Education Credits:

A score of 70% or greater on the post-test 

ATC State Approvals

Alabama BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Alaska BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Arizona BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Arkansas BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
California BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Colorado BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Connecticut BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Delaware BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
District of Columbia BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Georgia BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Hawaii BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Idaho BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Illinois BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Indiana BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Iowa BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Kansas BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Kentucky BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Louisiana BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Maine BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Maryland BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Massachusetts BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Michigan BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Minnesota BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Mississippi BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Missouri BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Montana BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Nebraska BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Nevada BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
New Hampshire BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
New Jersey BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
New Mexico BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
New York BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
North Carolina BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
North Dakota BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Ohio BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Oklahoma BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Oregon BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Pennsylvania BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Rhode Island BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
South Carolina BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
South Dakota BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Tennessee BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Texas BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Utah BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Vermont BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Virginia BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Washington BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
West Virginia BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Wisconsin BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Wyoming BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers

OT/COTA State Approvals

Alabama Board Accepted, AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Alaska AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Arizona Board Accepted, AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Arkansas AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
California Board Accepted, AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Colorado Board Accepted, AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Connecticut Board Accepted, AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Delaware AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
District of Columbia AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Florida Florida Approved Online Interactive Via Live Chat
Georgia Board Accepted, AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Hawaii AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Illinois AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Indiana AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Iowa Board Accepted, AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Kansas Board Accepted, AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Kentucky AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Louisiana AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Maine Board Accepted, AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Maryland AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Massachusetts AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Michigan Board Accepted, AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Minnesota AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Mississippi AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Missouri AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Montana AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Nebraska Board Accepted, AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Nevada AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
New Hampshire AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
New Jersey AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
New Mexico AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
New York AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
North Carolina AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
North Dakota AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Ohio AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Oklahoma AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Oregon AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Pennsylvania AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Rhode Island AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
South Carolina AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
South Dakota AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Tennessee AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Texas AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Utah Board Accepted, AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Vermont AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Virginia AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Washington Board Accepted, AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
West Virginia Board Accepted, AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Wisconsin Board Accepted, AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Wyoming Board Accepted, AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements

PT/PTA State Approvals

Alabama Board Accepted
Alaska Approved
Arizona Approved Category A
Arkansas Arkansas PT Board Approved
California Approved
Colorado Approved- Meets CO DORA for Category 1
Connecticut Board Accepted
Delaware Approved
District of Columbia Approved
Florida Florida Approved
Georgia Approved
Hawaii Approved
Illinois Illinois Approved Provider (#216.000250)
Indiana Approved-Category 1
Iowa Board Accepted
Kansas Board Accepted
Maine No State Requirements
Massachusetts No State Requirements
Michigan Approved (Activity Code 1)
Minnesota Board Accepted- Category 2
Missouri Approved
Montana Approved Category A
Nebraska Board Accepted
New Hampshire Board Accepted
New York Approved Provider
North Carolina Approved
North Dakota Board Accepted
Oregon Approved
Pennsylvania Approved
Rhode Island Approved
South Carolina Board Accepted
South Dakota No State Requirements
Tennessee Board Accepted-Class 1
Texas TPTA Approved/Accredited Provider # 2201036TX
Utah Board Accepted
Vermont Approved
Virginia Approved-Type 1
Washington Board Accepted
Wisconsin Approved
Wyoming Board Accepted