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PTA SIG Webinar
Thursday, August 13, 2020, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM EST
Category: SIGs

Register today for this upcoming educational PTA SIG webinar!

Course Title: Identifying and Responding to Emergency Health Conditions That May Occur During Treatment of a Patient With Diabetes and Lower Limb Amputation presented by Barbara Reinard, PT, DPT and Holly Tkacik, PT, DPT.

Course Description:
A scenario of a patient with diabetes and a lower limb amputation will be utilized to develop skills in choosing and applying effective management strategies for patients with complex diagnoses while simultaneously addressing patient comorbidities and past medical history. This course will review skills to identify pertinent “red flags” and techniques to respond to emergency health conditions that may occur during the care of a patient with these diagnoses.

Contact Hour(s): PTAs - 1 general contact | PTs - 1 direct access contact hour.

More About Our Speakers:

Barbara Reinard, PT, DPT is an Associate Teaching Professor in the Pennsylvania State University’s DuBois Campus PTA program. She was named the DuBois Educational Foundation (DEF) Educator of the Year for 2017-2018. Barb began teaching at Penn State DuBois in 1997 and became the PTA program coordinator in 1998. She is also a staff physical therapist at Indiana Regional Medical Center where she has worked since 1988. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Clarion University in 1985, and a bachelor’s in Physical Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh in 1988. She went on to complete her master’s in Adult and Community Education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1997. She earned a doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from Shenandoah University. She has completed research in the area of interprofessional education and is a prior presenter for ELC.

Holly Tkacik, PT, DPT is an Assistant Teaching Professor at the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at the Pennsylvania State University’s DuBois Campus. She is also the program’s Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education (ACCE). She earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown in 1996. She then obtained her master’s degree in Physical Therapy (MPT) in 1998 from the University of Pittsburgh and her doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from Boston University in 2005. She has taught at Penn State Dubois since 2004. In her more than 20 years of clinical practice as a physical therapist, Holly has gained experience in multiple areas of the profession including inpatient rehab, outpatient rehab, acute care, and home care. In addition to teaching, she currently works with Drayer Physical Therapy Institute providing school-based PT for local children. Holly is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the Pediatrics Section, and the Academy of Physical Therapy Education. She is also a credentialed clinical instructor. She has completed research in the area of interprofessional education and is a prior presenter for ELC. Holly lives in Curwensville, PA with her husband, John, and their 3 children.

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