Putting It All Together: Using Case Studies for Excellence in Evidence-based Geriatric Treatment- Live Seminar

Date: 12/02/17- 12/03/17

Time: Sat - 8 am to 6:30 pm; Sun - 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Location/Facility: Flower Hospital

City/State: Sylvania, OH

Discipline(s): OT PT

Subject: Geriatric Rehabilitation

Seminar Sponsor: GREAT Seminars and Books

Phone Number: (877) 794-7328

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Putting It All Together

Using Case Studies for Excellence in Evidence-based Geriatric Treatment, One Patient at a Time


Linda McAllister, PT, GCS, GTC, CEAGN


Course Description

Have you ever gone to a great course where you learned lots of inspiring new information, but then struggled to apply it with your older patients in the clinic? The complexities inherent to our geriatric patients often make it difficult to put evidence-based treatment into practice. In real life, our complicated older patients rarely present like the textbook case examples that would make intervention choices simple. Instead, we must address multiple problems and diagnoses, consider comorbidities, frailty, frequent communication barriers, lower levels of function, effects of medications, the list goes on and on. In the end, we may not apply much of what we learn, especially given the time

constraints we face. This seminar is designed to enable the physical therapist to approach the complex geriatric patient with a new paradigm, taking into consideration all of their conditions, prioritizing problems, and applying the most recent evidence based interventions. Going beyond a traditional didactic format, this course combines lecture, interactive group work and discussion. Extended working time will be provided for participants to delve into multiple case scenarios and case studies which will accurately represent the challenging older patients we see every day. Participants will utilize online databases, as well as the manual provided to find, appraise, and apply research to cases. Intervention options will be discussed for a broad gamut of conditions commonly seen in the older adult, including neurologic, orthopedic, concurrent medical diagnoses, and fall risk. Presentation of normative data and recent research regarding functional tools will improve participants ability to apply these tools and write highly skilled goals. The handout, which includes summaries of research articles for multiple diagnoses, medical references, diagnoses based norms, and functional measures, is specially organized to serve as a working reference for the clinic.


This course is 20 contact hours for PTs, PTAs, OTs, and COTAs.


OTs/OTAs:  GREAT Seminars is an approved provider of continuing education by the AOTA. AOTA Provider #5363.


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