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Differential Diagnosis- Module 6: Screening the Shoulder Complex/UE, Thorax and Lower Extremities

Product #
1077AT
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 16, 17 and 18

  • Chapter 16: Screening for the Lower Quadrant: Buttock, Hip, Groin, Thigh and Leg
  • Chapter 17: Screening the Chest, Breasts, and Ribs
  • Chapter 18: Screening the Shoulder and Upper Extremity

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. Differentiate between neuromusculoskeletal causes of buttock pain
  2. Identify the Signs of the Buttock
  3. Recognize the causes of leg pain and their signs and symptoms
  4. Identify the signs and symptoms of a stress reaction or stress fracture
  5. Recognize screening for infectious and inflammatory causes of lower quadrant pain
  6. Differentiate between vascular causes of lower quadrant pain and their signs and symptoms
  7. Identify guidelines for immediate medical attention for lower quadrant pain
  8. Differentiate between systemic/medical and neuromusculoskeletal causes of chest pain
  9. Identify the "three Ps" when screening for chest pain of a cardiac nature
  10. Recognize the signs and symptoms of myocardial ischemia in women
  11. Differentiate between the causes of breast pain
  12. Recognize factors associated with breast cancer
  13. Identify the most common breast cancer locations
  14. Differentiate between the musculoskeletal causes of chest, breast or rib pain
  15. Differentiate between the neuromuscular or neurologic causes of chest, breast or rib pain
  16. Identify system and medical conditions as causes of shoulder and upper extremity symptoms
  17. Recognize the associated signs and symptoms in screening for a viscerogenic or systemic cause of shoulder pain
  18. Differentiate between the cardiovascular causes of shoulder pain
  19. Identify the stages of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  20. Differentiate between the vascular causes of shoulder pain

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
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
N/A
Florida
Florida Approved
Georgia
Approved
Hawaii
Approved
Idaho
N/A
Illinois
Illinois Approved Provider (#216.000250)
Indiana
Approved-Category 1
Iowa
Board Accepted
Kansas
Board Accepted
Kentucky
N/A
Louisiana
N/A
Maine
No State Requirements
Maryland
N/A
Massachusetts
No State Requirements
Michigan
Approved (Activity Code 1)
Minnesota
Board Accepted- Category 2
Mississippi
Approved
Missouri
Approved
Montana
Approved Category A
Nebraska
Board Accepted
Nevada
N/A
New Hampshire
Board Accepted
New Jersey
Not Approved
New Mexico
New Mexico PT Board Approved
New York
Approved Provider
North Carolina
Approved
North Dakota
Board Accepted
Ohio
N/A
Oklahoma
Pending Reapproval
Oregon
Approved
Pennsylvania
Approved - (10GEN or 10DA)
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
West Virginia
N/A
Wisconsin
Approved
Wyoming
Board Accepted