Webinars

'A Focus on Function: The next frontier in reducing avoidable hospital readmissions' Webinar

September 10th 2019

Description: The purpose of this webinar is 1) to highlight the importance of physical function as a target to reduce risk of hospitalization and 2) describe treatment strategies using high intensity resistance training to optimize care in less time for medically complex older adults. These treatment strategies are timely because of upcoming CMS changes to reimbursement in skilled nursing facilities and home health settings.

Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley is a Professor and Director of the Rehabilitation Science PhD Program in the Physical Therapy Program at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center. She is focused on identifying, integrating and advancing innovative evidence-based medicine solutions for older adult rehabilitation through highly effective research methods and partnerships. She has almost 20 years of clinical research experience in patients with osteoarthritis planning joint arthroplasty, and more recently, medically complex patient populations. Her research ranges from understanding the mechanisms of skeletal muscle dysfunction to studies of implementation of best rehabilitation practices in post-acute care settings. More specifically, her research includes the evaluation of care bundling strategies for joint arthroplasty, pragmatic interventions in medically complex patient populations, and health services research to understanding how rehabilitation services impact hospitalization rates and functional performance. Her clinical research has resulted in numerous publications (100+), national and international speaking invitations, and awards such as the Jack Walker Manuscript award from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), and an Excellence in Research Award. Over the past decade, she has received over $14 million dollars to support her clinical research.

Dr. Stevens-Lapsley earned her PT degree at the University of Delaware, where she went on to complete a PhD in Biomechanics and Movement Science with a focus in Applied Physiology. She then completed post-doctoral training at the University of Florida.

Price – Non-member:$10   Members/Students: No Cost

CE Credits: Level 1 - 1 Hour

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PT Compact Webinar

April 2019 

T.J. Cantwell provided APTA Colorado education on the PT Compact. His presentation provides information on the PT Compact including an overview of the reasons for the PT Compact, eligibility requirements, resources available online, and a step-by-step walkthrough of how to verify eligibility and purchase compact privileges. This webinar is FREE to all APTA CO members and $5 for non-members. 

About T.J. Cantwell: T.J Cantwell became the first Compact Administrator for the Physical Therapy Compact Commission in July 2017. T.J. works with PT Compact member states on the Compact implementation process, manages day-to-day activities, advises state boards interested in joining the PT Compact, and communicates with the public regarding the operations and value of the PT Compact. T.J. has more than 20 years of national nonprofit and association management experience. T.J. holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Government from the University of Virginia and a Master of Public Policy from American University.

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The Sky’s the Limit: Revolutionizing Geriatric Rehabilitation Practice and Outcomes

September 2018

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Cost: 

Individual - Recording for one person: APTA CO Members $10; Non-Members $25. 

Group - Receive a shareable link to send to clinic/colleagues: APTA CO Members $30; Non-Members $50 

Speaker: Dr. Stevens-Lapsley is a Professor and Director of the Rehabilitation Science PhD Program in the Physical Therapy Program at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center. She is focused on identifying, integrating and advancing innovative evidence-based medicine solutions for older adult rehabilitation through highly effective research methods and partnerships. She has almost 20 years of clinical research experience in patients with osteoarthritis planning joint arthroplasty, and more recently, medically complex patient populations. Her research ranges from understanding the mechanisms of skeletal muscle dysfunction to studies of implementation of best rehabilitation practices in post-acute care settings. More specifically, her research includes the evaluation of care bundling strategies for joint arthroplasty, pragmatic interventions in medically complex patient populations, and health services research to understanding how rehabilitation services impact hospitalization rates and functional performance. Her clinical research has resulted in numerous publications (100+), national and international speaking invitations, and awards such as the Jack Walker Manuscript award from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), and an Excellence in Research Award. Over the past decade, she has received over $14 million dollars to support her clinical research.

Dr. Stevens-Lapsley earned her PT degree at the University of Delaware, where she went on to complete a PhD in Biomechanics and Movement Science with a focus in Applied Physiology. She then completed post-doctoral training at the University of Florida.

Descriptions: The onset of post-acute care reform has created an environment for physical therapists to transform clinical practices and be more effective at improving function in medically deconditioned patient populations in shorter episodes of care. Evidence suggests implementing programs focused on mobility throughout the day combined with high-intensity rehabilitation interventions (low repetitions, high weight) produces greater functional gains and can be accomplished in less time than lower-intensity interventions (high repetitions, low weight). This presentation will describe some of the barriers to implementation along with practical strategies to implement higher intensity interventions. The content is relevant to clinicians treating medically complex patients in a variety of settings (e.g acute, skilled nursing, home health, and outpatient).

Objectives:

•        Understand how hospital-associated deconditioning in older adults impairs functional mobility and increases rehospitalization risk.

•        Appreciate current barriers to changing practice patterns for deconditioned older adults following hospitalization.

•        Recognize strategies that better target deconditioning across the continuum of care from hospital to home settings

Earn 1 hour of category I education!

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