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Functional Testing & Skilled Documentation in Geriatric Therapy
Functional Testing & Skilled Documentation in Geriatric Therapy


When:  Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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Single Registration: Advance Price (ends 10/14/2017)
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Demonstrate Patient Progress with Measurable, Objective Data
Changes in mobility and functional activities due to musculoskeletal and connective tissue degeneration, chronic pain, poor nutrition, and cardiopulmonary diseases are quite common in the geriatric population. Therapists must be equipped to effectively assess and treat this population. Additionally, there is increasing emphasis on the need for improved clinical documentation, as skilled documentation of therapy services and objective data is critical for reimbursement.

Functional tests can aid in the justification of and continued need for skilled therapy services. Learn to perform evidence-based validated tests and determine which tests are appropriate for certain patient populations. This course will improve your patient documentation and enable you to show patient progress with objective functional testing. Key areas of documentation will be included. Group activities will be used to improve skills for writing patient-centered goals and documenting skilled treatment interventions. A majority of course time is spent participating in labs and interactive group activities to aid in translating the information into everyday practice.

What You Should Bring 

  • Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring the following items:

    - Ruler

    - Timer or stop watch

    - Tape measure

  • Demonstrate ability to administer and interpret functional tests that can be used as part of geriatric patient evaluations

  • Identify functional tests to help guide and personalize plan of care for your patients

  • Evaluate how patient test scores can be used to document patient progress and identify need for continued skilled therapy

  • Develop and write objective patient specific goals based on functional testing at evaluation

  • Identify new and improved ways to use functional testing

  • Determine which tests can be used to predict risk of falls

  • Physical Therapists 

  •  Physical Therapist Assistants 

  •  Occupational Therapists 

  •  Occupational Therapy Assistants 

  •  Rehabilitation Nurses


ANDREA PERREA, MPT, DHS, GCS, CSCS, is a licensed physical therapist with almost 25 years of clinical experience in home care and outpatient therapy and over 15 years teaching experience. She holds a doctorate degree in Health Science with emphasis on education and geriatrics. She is a Certified Geriatric Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Dr. Perrea has taught more than 250 continuing education courses since 2000, as well as having been an adjunct faculty member for Missouri Western University in the PTA program. In 2012, she was the instructor for the Missouri Alliance for Home Care, as well as for the Indiana Home Care Association. Dr. Perrea is also a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the APTA Geriatrics Section, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. She was a presenter at the 2015 Rehab Summit in Orlando FL.

Vyne Education, LLC. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This course is offered for 6 contact hours.

Nurses: California
Vyne Education, LLC. is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 16668, for 7.2 contact hours. Full attendance is required to receive credit, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded.

Nurses: Florida
Vyne Education, LLC. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing, provider #50-466. This course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.

Nurses: Iowa
Vyne Education, LLC. is an approved provider with the Iowa Board Of Nursing, approved provider #328. This course is offered for 7.2 contact hours.

Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants
Vyne Education, LLC. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. This course is offered for 0.6 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA Educational level Introductory, Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process, 3: Professional Issues.

Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants: Florida
Vyne Education, LLC. is an approved provider #50-466 with the Florida Department of Health Board of Occupational Therapy Practice. This course is approved for 6 contact hours for Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapy Assistants.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: Florida: This program has been approved by the Florida Physical Therapy Association for 7 continuing education hours (Approval #CE17-567825). Accreditation of this course does not necessarily imply the FPTA supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.

Other Professions
This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.

Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.

All Professionals: In order to process continuing education, please bring the appropriate license/certification number to the seminar.

Certificates, Educational Offering Completion Requirements: Certificates will be awarded upon receipt of payment and successful completion of the educational offering and evaluation form.

Amended Certificates: Please note that the credit hours listed above are offered by Vyne Education and/or boards/associations for a full day's attendance. In the event of late arrival and/or early departure, amended certificates indicating the actual number of credit hours earned will be provided upon calling Vyne Education.

ADA: If you require ADA accommodations, please contact Vyne Education at least two weeks before the seminar date or prior to purchasing any online or distance learning products so that arrangements can be made.

"The presentation has changed my view on how I should document for current insurance standards. I have incorporated many of the quick, quantitative, and easily administered functional tests into my everyday evaluations."
Felicity Ruth-Crabtree BS, MS, OTR/L
Kansas City, MO

"I was able to put these skills and functional tests into my practice immediately. The speaker is knowledgeable and dynamic and the material is invaluable. I could not recommend this class more highly!"
Katherine Zeiger, PT
Kansas City, MO

"This course was very helpful in both functional testing and being able to document clear and concise goals for each patient. I can now identify how to do each specific test, what each test identifies, and how to apply the results to get specific goals for each patient."
Shelly Rippen, PT
Kansas City, MO

"I not only learned valuable information but had fun. The class was interactive and it held my attention along with giving me useful information about standardized tests for the geriatric population regarding balance, endurance, strengthening, and ambulation."
Kathy Sherrow, OTR
Kansas City, MO

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