Continuing Education Credits:
Health care professionals often work with individuals with one or more chronic conditions. According to a study reported by the CDC, approximately one half (117 million) of US adults have at least one of the 10 chronic conditions examined (hypertension, coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, hepatitis, weak or failing kidneys, current asthma, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Furthermore, 1 in 4 adults has multiple chronic diagnosis.
The success of any rehabilitation program ultimately depends upon the individual’s ability to manage their overall health. The plan of care must include both the treatment diagnosis along with any co-morbidities in order to optimize therapy goals. This course is designed to assist the rehabilitation professional in developing a basic understanding of self-management of chronic conditions. Helping patients to understand key elements of their chronic condition and how it affects their action plan for therapy will lead to better therapeutic outcomes.
Instructor: This course was developed by Andrea Perrea MPT, DHS, GCS, CSCS
- Physical Therapists
- Physical Therapist Assistants
- Occupational Therapists
- Occupational Therapy Assistants
- Athletic Trainers
- Recommend the key tools and skills to help your patient learn to be an effective self-manager of their chronic condition (s).
- Identify the common problems caused by chronic conditions and how those can influence success with overall health and the rehabilitation program.
- Examine the core elements of developing a successful action plan.
Individuals who sign up for this course will be mailed the course textbook and written quiz to be completed and then returned to Progressive Therapy Education Inc. for grading and awarding of the course certificate. The time for the course was determined using the Mergener Formula calculation for home study courses. The materials will be mailed Priority mail through the US Postal Office and will arrive approximately 3-5 business days after the course is purchased. A passing grade of 70% is necessary on the quiz. Individuals are also sent a course evaluation and self-reflection to return to the office. Participants are allowed to mail, fax or scan and e-mail the quiz, course evaluation and self-reflection to Progressive Therapy Education after course completion.
Education Level: Beginner
AOTA Classification Codes: Category 1: Domain of OT. Category 2: Domain of OT.
Course Approval Information
Physical Therapists –
Arkansas – The Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy has approved this course for 6 hours for 2018.
Ohio – The Ohio PT Association has approved this course for 6 hours. Approval No: 17S093 (effective 4/5/2017 to 4/5/2018).
Oklahoma – This course has been approved by the Oklahoma PT Board for 6 hours category B (201910185) through 12-31-19.
Nevada – The NV PT Examiners Board has approved this class for .6 units (good til June 30, 2019).
New Mexico– The New Mexico Physical Therapy Board has approved this course for 6 hours (good til 10-11-2019).
Occupational Therapists – We are an AOTA Approved Provider of Continuing Education and this course meets requirements for .6 CEUs (6 Contact Hours). The assignment of AOTA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. The boards that currently accept AOTA certification are as follows: AK, AR, DE, District of Columbia, IL, IN, KY, LA, MD, MN, MS, MO, MT, NV, NH, NY, NC, ND, OH, OR, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VT, VA.
Florida – We are an approved provider for the FL Board of Occupational Therapy. CE Provider #: 50-16385. CE Broker Tracking #: 20-599166.
Mississippi – Approved by the Professional Licensure Branch of the Mississippi Department of Health for 6 clinical hours (good through April 30, 2018).
Athletic Trainers – We are a BOC Approved Provider (BOC Approval Number: P10051). We are approved for Category A CEU’s for Athletic Trainers. This course meets the requirements for 6 hours.
* If you are licensed in a state not listed please check with your state licensing board in regards to their requirements.