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Southwest Virtual CE Webinar Series: Therapy Workshop

When: June 23, 2021 (12:30pm – 4:00pm MT/ 2:30pm - 6:00pm ET)
CE: 3.0 Approved PT CEUs/3.0 Approved OT CEUs

The Home Care & Hospice Association of Colorado and six other Southwest State partners are hosting a Therapy workshop on 6/23. This is a great event for PT, OT, ST, and Administrators. Register to attend the live virtual event on 06/23/21 or watch the on-demand recording later! Download Flyer

  • The Future of Therapy in the Home (60 Minutes)
    Presenters: Dee Kornetti, PT, MA, HCS-D, HCS-C & Jason R. Falvey, PT, DPT, PhD 

    This session will provide the attendee with an overview of the current delivery of therapy in the home health setting, with an eye to future opportunities and possibilities. A review of current research and available data will be discussed to facilitate understanding of the benefit of therapy in the post-acute space within the context of PDGM and the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Vital Signs – So What? (60 Minutes)

    Presenters: Jennifer Chung-Peck, PT, DPT, ATC & Jenny Underdown, PTA

    Our goal is to engage the learner in the interpretation of vital signs. We will provide the learner with current information on normal and abnormal vital signs. We will educate the learner on the importance of regular vitals assessment and how to use these tools to improve patient care.

  • The Cardiopulmonary and COVID Connection: Pathway to the Heart of the Issue (60 Minutes)
    Presenters: Derek Michael, PT, MPT & Jason Sasser, PTA, CWT, CSST, COOS

    In the continuance of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, new data is emerging almost daily linking the short-term and long-term effects that COVID-19 is having on the infected populations’ Cardiopulmonary system. Through swift clinical innovation and teamwork, HealthPRO Heritage developed COVID-19 and Cardiopulmonary Pathways to combat therapy and nursing functional limitations that presented with their patient across all continuums of care.

Click here to Register! Use discount code APTACO% at checkout to receive a discounted price of $75 for this workshopYou will need to make a prospect profile with HHAC in order to register. 


2021 APTA Colorado Board Nominations

The APTA Nominating Committee is seeking nominations for the 2021 APTA Colorado Board elections. Nominations are due by Sunday, June 27, 2021The Nominating Committee is looking for volunteers to fill the following positions:

 To learn more about the elections, requirements to hold office and to submit your nomination, CLICK HERE


New OSHA Rules on COVID Won't Apply to Most PTs and PTAs

The much-anticipated emergency standards exempt non-hospital ambulatory outpatient settings that follow certain protocols.

PTs and PTAs in most settings are likely to be exempted from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration's recently released standards on workplace safety related to COVID-19 — provided the setting is non-hospital ambulatory care, proper non-employee screening is in place, and anyone suspected of confirmed COVID-19 isn't allowed to enter.

"This rule is aimed at protecting workers facing the highest COVID-19 risks, such as those in facilities where suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients are treated," said Kate Gilliard, APTA senior policy and regulatory affairs specialist. "It won't apply to the vast majority of physical therapy settings."

But that doesn't mean there are no standards to be met....

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This Summer, APTA Provides the SPF (Stimulating Podcast Features)

Kick back and get inspired, learn about new practice findings, and keep up with the ways APTA works for you.

APTA podcasts pair well with summer. Whether you're exercising outside, headed for a vacation, or just relaxing at home and enjoying the longer days, they're a great way to keep up with the profession while you make the most of the season.

Where to start? Here are some suggestions — but you can also check out APTA's podcasts webpage to browse an extensive list of offerings.

Click here to read more. 


Study confirms that therapy makes a difference across all post-acute care populations

The Therapy Outcomes in Post-Acute Care Settings (TOPS) student, as reported previously, found that people who receive the highest amount of therapy intervention have the lowest re-hospitalization rates. People who receive the highest amount of therapy intervention have the highest improvement in function.

Conversely, people who receive the lowest amount of therapy intervention have the highest re-hospitalization rates. People who receive the lowest amount of therapy intervention have the least improvement in function. 

See APTA and AOTA Joint StatementTOPS Summary  and the new 
TOPS Chartbook which presents great data and graphics from the study

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