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Differential Diagnosis- Module 1: Intro to Screening for Referral/Physical Assessment

Product #
1072AT
Type
ATC/LAT
Hours
10
Approval Status

Course Description:

This course is derived from the textbook Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists by Catherine Goodman, MBA, PT, CBP and Teresa Snyder, MN, RN, OCN, CS. Following the standards for competency established by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) related to conducting a screening examination, Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists, 5th Edition gives you a consistent way to screen for systemic diseases and medical conditions that can mimic neuromuscular and musculoskeletal problems. This comprehensive text centers on a 5-step screening model that covers past medical history, risk factor assessment, clinical presentation, associated signs and symptoms, and review of symptoms for each client.

This course covers chapters 1 and 4:

  • Chapter 1:  Introduction to Screening for Referral in Physical Therapy
  • Chapter 4:  Physical Assessment as a Screening Tool

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. Identify the key factors that create a need for screening
  2. Recognize clinical presentation "red flags"
  3. Differentiate between medical screening versus screening for referral
  4. Describe the purpose of the diagnosis
  5. Identify issues with establishing a diagnosis and the scope of physical therapy practice
  6. Recognize key objectives set forth by the APTA in achieving autonomous physical therapist practice
  7. Recognize associated signs and symptoms of systemic diseases
  8. Identify the guidelines for immediate medical attention 
  9. Identify the guidelines for physician referral
  10. Recognize the initial physical assessment tests and how to perform: nutritional status, vital signs, body and breath odors, pulse rate, respirations and blood pressure
  11. Recognize the guidelines for hypertension and management
  12. Differentiate between the clinical stages of shock
  13. Identify common skin lesions and accompanying diseases
  14. Differentiate between the common types of nail bed changes
  15. Recognize the regional screening techniques for head and neck, thorax, and abdomen
  16. Identify precautions/contraindications to therapy

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
Florida
BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers (Will not Auto-Report to CE Broker)
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

PT State Approvals

Alabama
Board Accepted/Approved
Alaska
Approved
Arizona
Approved Category A
Arkansas
Arkansas PT Board Approved
California
Approved
Colorado
Approved- Meets CO DORA for Category 1
Connecticut
Board Accepted/Approved
Delaware
Approved
Florida
Florida Approved
Georgia
Approved
Hawaii
Approved
Illinois
Illinois Approved Provider (#216.000250)
Indiana
Approved-Category 1
Iowa
Board Accepted/Approved
Kansas
Board Accepted/Approved
Maine
No State Requirements
Maryland
Maryland PT Board Approved
Massachusetts
No State Requirements
Michigan
Approved (Activity Code 1)
Mississippi
Approved
Missouri
Approved
Montana
Approved Category A
Nebraska
Board Accepted/Approved
New Hampshire
Board Accepted/Approved
New Mexico
New Mexico PT Board Approved
New York
Approved Provider
North Carolina
Approved
North Dakota
Board Accepted/Approved
Oklahoma
Pending Reapproval
Oregon
Approved
Pennsylvania
Approved - (10GEN or 10DA)
Rhode Island
Approved
South Carolina
Board Accepted/Approved
South Dakota
No State Requirements
Tennessee
Board Accepted/Approved-Class 1
Texas
TPTA Approved/Accredited Provider # 2201036TX
Utah
Board Accepted/Approved
Vermont
Approved
Virginia
Approved-Type 1
Washington
Board Accepted/Approved
Wisconsin
Approved
Wyoming
Board Accepted/Approved