Professional Learning Institute
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WINTER / SPRING 2015 COURSES
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Winter / Spring 2015 Course Registration
Defensive Documentation: What You Don’t Know May Hurt You
April 10, 2015
This up-to-date course will cover and review the necessary components of documentation required to support the need for therapy services and the provision of skilled treatment by the clinician. With ongoing changes to regulatory and third party payer requirements, healthcare providers must stay current with the criteria utilized for determining medical necessity and the provision of reasonable and necessary services when documentation is audited. It is essential for therapists to critically select, effectively utilize and succinctly document objective tests and measures. Definitions of key documentation items will be reviewed and tips will be provided to help strengthen the content of your documentation. Additionally, education will be provided on how to minimize your legal risk as an organization and practitioner through use of audits and quality improvement activities. This interactive course will utilize case studies and small group discussion to provide opportunities to apply and integrate techniques discussed throughout this course. A documentation tool-kit will be provided to pull the information together and allow the clinician to immediately implement these strategies in clinical practice. Your active involvement is required in order to complete the course and to ensure a dynamic learning experience.
Presenters: Paula Eppenstein, PT, MS; Emily Becker, PT, MS; Sharon Seitzinger, OTR/L
Intended Audience: PT, PTA, OT, OTA, SLP
Contact Hours: 7 hours
Registration Deadline: 3-27-15
Fees: Single Registration: $179; Group Registration Fee: $159 (2+ from one facility)
Therapeutic Touch: A Healing Modality
May 15-16, 2015
Therapeutic Touch (TT) promotes a sense of balance, peacefulness and relaxation, along with decreased pain and anxiety. Additionally, for the practitioner, TT helps to create a sense of peace and centeredness during stressful times. It enriches one’s life both professionally and personally. This course establishes a foundational knowledge base for the beginning of your TT practice. For those who continue on for the credential of QTTP (Qualified Therapeutic Touch Practitioner awarded by the Therapeutic Touch International Association), this is the first of the two required courses. Contact hours will be available for nurses who have not previously taken this course.
Presenters: Marilyn Johnston-Svoboda, RN, EdD, QTTP, QTTT and Donna Pilkington, RN, CRRN, MSML, QTTP
Intended Audience: Nurses; Chaplains
Other disciplines are welcome to attend, however CE credit will not be granted to physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, or social workers.
Contact Hours: 12 hours
Registration Deadline: 5-1-15
Fees: Single Registration: $125; Group Registration Fee: $105 (2+ from one facility)
Summer / Fall 2015 Courses
“Working Out” Dysphagia with Exercise-Based Principles & Practices
October 3, 2015
Medical Screening for Therapists: The Sherlock Holmes Approach
October 24-25, 2015
Visual Processing Impairment II: Evaluation & Intervention for Adult Acquired Brain Injury
September 25-27, 2015
Special Note: To register for this course, please visit: http://www.visabilities.com and search for the Chicago, IL location.
Expanding Neurologic Expertise: Advanced Practice in Vestibular Physical Therapy
November 7-8, 2015
Special Note: Presented by the Neurology Section, a component of APTA
To register for this course, please visit: http://www.neuropt.org/education/neurology-section-developed-courses
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