Topic: Physical Assessment of the Geriatric Patient
Stephen Carp, PT, PhD, GCS Course Description:
Challenges related to the reliable and valid examination of the geriatric patient are numerous. Often there is a complex history of the present illness, a long list of past medical and surgical events, polypharmacy, numerous somatic complaints, aberrant laboratory and study values, and diminished recall. This course will introduce the elements of patient/client management leading to optimal outcomes per The Guide to Physical Therapy Practice as well as providing a content foundation based upon the Essential Competencies in the Care of Older Adults developed by the Partnership in Aging, a multidisciplinary committee formulated by the American Geriatrics Society with input from the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy of the American Physical Therapy Association. Content will include a system's approach physical therapy examination algorithm, evidenced-based appropriate tests and measures, and a review of laboratory and radiological data appropriate to this cohort.
Time: 6:30-8:00 PM
Chestnut Hill Hospital
35 Bethlehem Pike
Philadelphia, PA 19115
Contact Hours: The educational session will be 1.25 hours in length.
Public Transportation: The location is one block from the end of the Chestnut Hill West Regional Rail line at Germantown Ave. The facility is one block away on Bethlehem Pike behind the SEPTA bus station.
Parking: There are a number of options available. Free at the Chestnut Hill Hospital Parking Garage, which is located at 8835 Germantown Avenue. Please remember to bring your parking ticket to be stamped for free parking. Parking is $2/ hour at municipal parking lot adjacent to the facility. Limited free parking is available on the adjacent streets.