April 24, 2021
Acute Care, Geriatrics, Home Health, Neurologic , Orthopedics, Research
Healthcare reform has created an impetus for rehabilitation following hospitalization to deliver high-quality care and promote superior outcomes in less time. High-intensity resistance training (low repetitions, high weight or challenge) effectively improves function in community-dwelling older adults and long-term care residents but has not been consistently applied to adults receiving rehabilitation across a number of settings (e.g., acute rehabilitation, home health, Skilled Nursing Facilities, outpatient) following hospitalization. The dosage or intensity of physical and occupational therapy services has historically not translated to post-acute care settings according to best practice guidelines or in a manner consistent with exercise science principles. This course will present an evidence-based approach for the implementation of high-intensity rehabilitation that focuses on specific, targeted exercise training to improve strength, functional mobility, balance, gait, and performance of activities of daily living. This course will assist clinicians in determining a target treatment intensity based on best practice evidence, integrating target training parameters into common therapy interventions (such as task-based functional mobility and gait training, strengthening, and interventions for the upper extremity), and tools to safely monitor and progress rehabilitation intensity. This course will include a panel of experts who have successfully implemented this program into their own post-acute settings.Expand summary
Program Titles and Supporting Materials
This program contains the following components:
If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.
How to Attend
Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like. Please note: Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for best results.
You may access this course on a computer or mobile device with high speed internet (iPhones require iOS 10 or higher). Recommended browsers are Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.