ALS and PT: Best Practice Recommendations
Faculty: Elissa Held Bradford, PT, PhD, NCS, MSCS
This online course series provides the learner the opportunity to review and apply prior foundational knowledge in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) to intermediate and complex clinical concepts and case scenarios to advance knowledge and clinical decision making skills in neurorehabiliation. An interactive review will start with ALS Trivia, progressing to discussion of best practice guidelines in ALS, intermediate and complex case scenarios across the spectrum of ALS, and completing with care of self for care of others. This course will challenge the learner to reflect upon individual practice beliefs and behaviors and their influence on health, wellbeing, and quality of life for individuals and families living with progressive neurodegenerative disorders, such as ALS, and of self.
By the end of this course series, the learner will…
Explain the pathophysiology of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Describe the most common UMN and LMN signs present with ALS
Distinguish between ALS variations of limb onset and bulbar onset
Discuss best practice interdisciplinary care guidelines and implications to PT, person-centered, value-based care
Integrate end of life and family-caregiver considerations into PT clinical decision making and recommendations
Develop appropriate intervention strategies when given case examples, based on early, middle, and late stages of ALS and best practice guidelines
Reflect upon personal beliefs and behaviors and implications to best practice person centered care and care of self
The online course will be launched in Aug, 2019
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