PTA Focus 2012, Issue 4
FOCUS 2012 provides a 6-part series of monographs for the physical therapist assistant. We are fortunate to welcome Jennifer Bottomley, PT, MS, PhD, as the author for this series. Bottomley is a past president of the APTA Section on Geriatrics. She understands intimately the needs of older adults through her many volunteer ventures and her tireless advocacy on behalf of physical therapists working with older adults. The Section on Geriatrics invited Bottomley to author this series due to her interest in physical therapist assistants. She recently published a book, Geriatric Rehabilitation: A Textbook for the Physical Therapist Assistant. We are sure you will find this series educational and directly applicable to your practice.
To successfully complete this course, you must open and review all lessons and resources in the course. Once you have progressed through the course lessons and resources, you must take an assessment of learning. You are required to complete the assessment with at least 70% accuracy in order to claim CEU credit. You may retake the assessment as many times as you like.
Jennifer M. Bottomley, PT, MS, PhD, John Lowman, PT, PhD, CCS, Ellen Strunk, PT, MS, GCS, CEEAA
After completing this module, you should be able to: 1. Identify and explain age-related changes in the cardiovascular system. 2. Select intervention strategies for the aging adult that reflect age- and pathology-related changes in the cardiovascular system. 3. Recognize age- and pathology-related changes to activity and exercise tolerance. 4. Design intervention based on results of medical and physical therapy tests and measures of the cardiovascular system. 5. Develop education for patients/clients/and others regarding age-related changes of the cardiovascular system. 6. Identify and explain age-related changes in the pulmonary system. 7. Select intervention strategies for the aging adult that reflect age-related changes and pathology of the pulmonary system. 8. Recognize age-related changes to activity and exercise tolerance. 9. Design intervention based on results of medical and physical therapy tests and measures of the pulmonary system. 10. Develop education for patients/clients/and others regarding age-related changes of the pulmonary system.
Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy