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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Product #
1323PT
Type
PT/PTA
Hours
2
Approval Status

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Course Description:

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or ALS was first described in 1869 by French Neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot. According to recent statistics, there are approximately 18,000 Americans living with ALS at any given time.  The mean duration of the disease is just 3 years, so providing efficient and effective treatment is extremely important.  Laura K Miller, DPT, EdD, NCS, MSCS, ATP will guide you through the introduction and treatment of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in this course.  

This course will help you:

  • Describe the pathology of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • List risk factors for ALS
  • Explain symptoms and types of ALS
  • Discuss medical and symptomatic treatment for ALS
  • Understand multidisciplinary approach for ALS treatment
  • Discuss current evidence related to management of ALS

Methods of Instruction:

Online audio/video course

Course Instructor:

Laura K. Miller, DPT, EdD, NCS, MSCS, ATP

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 common Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) statistics and identify the hallmarks of ALS
  2. Identify risk factors/causes/exacerbations of ALS
  3. Differentiate between the signs and symptoms of ALS: common vs advanced onset types
  4. Recognize the role and impact of diagnostic delay and challenges with diagnosis
  5. Recognize the progression of ALS
  6. Differentiate between the types of ALS treatment, medications, and supplemental medications
  7. Recognize the multidisciplinary roles and responsibilities of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, Dietician/Nutritionist and Psychotherapy
  8. Identify ALS clinics/centers of excellence and prognostic indicators
  9. Differentiate between outcome measures in ALS
  10. Recognize current research in the areas of gait and assistive device training/balance and fall prevention/ strength and exercise prescription/activities of daily living/ cognitive therapy and many more

Criteria for Obtaining Continuing Education Credits:

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

ATC State Approvals

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

PT State Approvals

Alabama
Board Accepted/Approved
Alaska
Approved
Arizona
Approved Category A
California
Approved
Colorado
Approved- Meets CO DORA for Category 1
Connecticut
Board Accepted/Approved
Delaware
Approved
District of Columbia
Approved
Florida
Florida Approved for Online/Home Study
Georgia
Approved
Hawaii
Approved
Idaho
Approved
Illinois
Illinois Approved Provider (#216.000250)
Indiana
Approved-Category 1
Iowa
Board Accepted/Approved
Kansas
Board Accepted/Approved
Kentucky
Kentucky-KPTA Category 2
Louisiana
Louisiana PT Board Approved- Expires 12-31-24
Maine
No State Requirements
Maryland
Maryland PT Board Approved
Massachusetts
Approved
Michigan
Approved (Activity Code 1)
Mississippi
Approved
Missouri
Approved
Montana
Approved Category A
Nebraska
Board Accepted/Approved
New Hampshire
Board Accepted/Approved
New York
Approved Provider
North Carolina
Approved
North Dakota
Board Accepted/Approved
Ohio
Ohio-OPTA Approved- Expires 4-5-25 - 24S0946
Oklahoma
Approved- Oklahoma Medical Board Via CE Broker
Oregon
Approved
Pennsylvania
Approved - (2GEN, 0DA)
Rhode Island
Approved
South Carolina
Board Accepted/Approved
South Dakota
No State Requirements
Tennessee
Board Accepted/Approved-Class 1
Texas
TPTA Approved/Accredited Provider # 2501036TX
Utah
Board Accepted/Approved
Vermont
Approved
Virginia
Approved-Type 1
Washington
Board Accepted/Approved
West Virginia
West Virginia PT Board Approved- Expires 12-31-24 - # ADVC-F24-02
Wisconsin
Approved
Wyoming
Board Accepted/Approved