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APTA Minnesota Continuing Education

For a complete list of classes offered online and on demand, please visit our Continuing Education Course Catalog.


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Telehealth During COVID-19 and Beyond

Online On-Demand class coming soon
Presented by APTA MN Payer Advocacy Workgroup
1.5 CEUs


Course Description

Physical Therapists have engaged in providing care using telehealth as a mode of delivery during the Public Health Emergency due to COVID-19.  This is a new opportunity for many physical therapy providers to deliver care via telehealth.  Payer policy has dramatically changed in a very short period of time.  This course is designed to provide valuable information on deciding whether to deliver care via telehealth, describe best practices, review payer policies and rules, and provide coding guidance to comply with payer policy.  By attending this course, you will gain knowledge of the payer policies in their current form, which should lead to faster claims processing and timely payment.  The payer policies reviewed in this course focus on local commercial plans in the state and government plans, including Medicaid and Medicare.  Following sixty minutes of information from members of the APTA Minnesota Payer Advocacy Workgroup, there will be time for Q & A.  This course will be delivered using Zoom and recorded for future on demand access.  You will be provided a link to the Zoom meeting as well as the password upon registration for this event. 

Learning Objectives

1.  To better understand telehealth in relation to Minnesota statute, payer policies and use of billing codes.
2.  To learn about best practice for the delivery of physical therapy services via telehealth.
3.  To increase your knowledge of payer policies and how to comply with payer policies and use proper coding when providing services via telehealth.

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Building Therapeutic Alliance- Strengthen Relationships and Improve and Improve Outcomes

Online
Presented by Peter Freeborn, PT DPT
1 CEU


Course Description

A strong relationship is the backbone to a successful healthcare experience form the client's perspective.  However, clinicians are pressured for more productivity, increased client volumes, decreasing duration of care, and all while improving outcomes for clients.  These demands negatively impact the quality of care.  Most clinicians have rapport building skills, but eventually they encounter a client who pushes them past their capability and a health rapport feels impossible to foster.  Therapeutic Alliance (TA) is the relationship and the means by which both parties engage with one another to effect positive changes.  The theory of TA is rooted in psychology from concepts of Roger's Unconditional Positive Regard to Borodin's Working Alliance.  However in recent years the model has been researched refined and applied specifically to physical therapy.  This course provides a conceptual framework of therapeutic alliance, verbal and non-verbal communication techniques, how to repair a rupture, and examines the evidence of improved outcomes with strong TA.  Participants will be able to discuss and practice applying TA principles using case studies, learn how to apply TA principles, and how to incorporate TA into training and practice.  

 

Learning Objectives

1.  Define Therapeutic Alliance

2.  Explain Self-Determination Theory using the 5-A framework and how it can improve therapeutic alliance
3.  Evaluate patient situations and apply communication techniques which can facilitate improved therapeutic alliance

4.  Analyze evidence that demonstrates a stronger Therapeutic Alliance may improve functional outcomes with physical therapy patients across practice setting 

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Physical Therapy Management of Patients with ICU-Acquired Weakness

Online
Presented by Amy Toonstra, PT, DPT, CCS
1 CEU


Course Description

Current literature supports the importance of early mobility for ICU patients with critical illness, but there is limited education regarding physical therapy management for this population.  This course will provide a brief background on early mobility literature, but will primarily focus on diagnosis, outcomes, assessments, and interventions for patients with ICU-acquired weakness.  Education will be tied to clinical scenarios for direct application of knowledge. 


Learning Objectives

1.  Describe etiology, risk factors, and defining clinical presentation of ICU-acquired weakness.
2.  Identify appropriate, evidence-based interventions from ICU admission through hospital discharge.
3.  Discuss various outcomes assessments to be used throughout the continuum of care for patients with ICU-acquired weakness.


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Two Paths to the same Destination:  PT in the Emergency Department

Online
Presented by John Seip, PT, DPT, CSMT and Peter Drinkwine, PT, DPT
1.5 CEUs


Course Description

Physical therapy practice in the emergency department (ED) is challenging, exciting, unique and incredibly rewarding- but how do you get there?  Practicing competently in the emergency department is one thing, but building a program is another.  John is an experienced physical therapist that built the emergency department program.  Peter trained with John as a student and as a new graduate PT, who joined the program early and gained experience through mentorship and independent practice in the ED.  The intent of this course is to share our experiences from two perspectives in program development and give some data concerning the first year of full time practice.  We have learned a few surprising things:  1) New graduates are well prepared to work in the emergency department within one to two years of experience.  2)  Mentoring students helped improve the program development experience.  3)  Practicing in the emergency department is not as intimidating as it may sound, but does require advanced skills in communication, dealing with severe anxiety and pain, spinal manual therapy, vestibular dysfunction/rehabilitation, and differential diagnosis.  We hope to inspire students, new graduates, and experienced therapists who are interested in pursuit of emergency department physical therapy practice.


Learning Objectives

1.  Identify the skills that will be honed for working in the emergency department
2.  Identify the challenges of a typical day in the emergency department
3.  Identify the personality/characteristics of an individual that would thrive in the emergency department, as it is not for everyone
4.  Identify strategies for gaining emergency department experience and either joining an existing practice or starting a practice of your own

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Evidence-based Programs and the Value of Community Partnerships

Online
Presented by Elizabeth Draper, PT, CEEAA and Chersten Keillor, BA, Eldercare program developer for SE MN Area Agency on Aging
1.5 CEUs


Course Description

Over the last decade, there has been a significant increase in the efforts to better understand how education, and promotion of activity, can be used to improve target population health, and decrease risk of avoidable injury.  As educators, advocates, and providers of care, physical therapists and physical therapist assistants are in an excellent position to not only promote individual health, but optimize community wellness.  By understanding target populations, learning about community resources, and understanding the advantages of evidence-based health programming, you can partner with other community stakeholders to extend your professional reach in helping people age successfully. 

Learning Objectives

1.  Define and understand population health, health promotion, and the evidence-based model.
2.  Explore the advantages and disadvantages of evidence-based health promotion programming.
3.  Learn about resources for finding evidence-based health promotion programs in Minnesota.


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Bridging the Gap Between PT and Extreme Conditioning Programs for Adults

Online
Presented by Meredith Butulis, DPT, OCS, CIMT, CEP, CSCS, CPT, Pilates/Yoga Certified
1.5 CEUs


Course Description

Welcome to 2020, the rise of the adult-onset extreme athletes and fitness enthusiasts.  When you see adult athletes wanting to return to extreme training, how prepared do you feel in selecting assessments, and then bridging the program design gap for a progressive return to play?  This course answers these questions, beginning with the variables that define today's popular extreme programs, to identifying and measuring the physiological demands, considering your patient's age-related changes, and then offering an evidence-based algorithm to help your patients progressively return to play.

Learning Objectives

1.  Differentiate the defining variables for popular extreme conditioning programs
2.  Identify the anatomical and physiological requirements for full participation in these programs
3.  Describe the injury prevalence for adults engaging in these training regimens
4.  Identify assessments for the key components of participation
5.  Construct a return to play progressive conditioning outline to bridge the gap between physical therapy and extreme conditioning program demand

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PTs Prescribing Disability Parking Permits

Online
1 CEU


Course Description

The Minnesota Chapter of APTA worked this session to pass legislation that authorizes PTs to prescribe Disability Parking permits, as of August 1, 2019. As a key part of a patient's recovery, the PT is in a perfect position to recommend and prescribe a disability parking permit. Taking on this role can save the patient time, effort and money as well as free up time for the surgeon/medical professional and reduce the administrative burden. As PTs begin to take on this responsibility, we want to make sure they are equipped with the knowledge of how to do this. We at APTA Minnesota worked with the MN Council on Disability and the MN Department of Public Safety to better understand the correct procedures so that we can help PTs stay within the guidelines of who is eligible for permits and what length of time they can be allowed. This course will train the PT to thoroughly assess and appropriately prescribe the disability parking permit for their patients.

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Ethics in Physical Therapy

Online
2 CEUs


This affordable, online, on-demand class fulfills the 2 CEU Ethics requirement and is LIVE!  Please visit the State Board of Physical Therapy to check your Continuing Education Reporting Date, and to confirm requirements specific to your license.


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