Southeast District Meetings

November 8, 2017

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: Chestnut Hill Hospital

Topic: "Clinical Decision Making in the Medically Complex Geriatric Patient"

Speakers: Stephen Carp, PT, PhD, GCS and Julie Skrzat, PT, PhD, CCS

Course Description: 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 content foundation based upon the Essential Competencies in the Care of Older Adults developed by the Partnership in Aging.   Content will center on a case study of a medically complex geriatric patient with a cardiopulmonary disorder presenting to the emergency department.  Key decision points presented to the attending physical therapist will be examined through clinical decision making activities involving the audience with input from two physical therapists with clinical specializations.  Decision points will include variables common to the practicing physical therapist which include identification of clinical scripts, interpretation of laboratory tests and measures, developing a differential diagnoses list, interpretation of vital signs, the impact of prescribe medications on clinical decision making, identifying outcome measures, interaction with persons of other healthcare disciplines, and patient progression. 

This course will re-enforce and expand upon the fundamentals of examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, and intervention for the medically complex geriatric patient/client with a cardiopulmonary diagnosis.  Both the lecture and the audience interactive components align with best practices as outlined in The Guide to Physical Therapy Practice, as well as The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) model. The audience interaction component will allow students, under the direction of therapists with clinical specializations, to further develop skills in clinical decision making related to patient examination and therapeutic intervention. 

January 10, 2018

Virtual Meeting
Time: To Be Determined
Topic: TAVR
Speaker: Derek Zaleski

March 14, 2018

To Be Determined

May 9, 2018

Time: To Be Determined

Location: Drexel University
Topic: Business Meeting - Preparations for House of Delegates
Speaker: To Be Determined

Young Professionals Lecture:

February 10, 2018
Location: Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, 5501 Old York Road
              Gouley Auditorium Philadelphia, PA 19141
Topic: "Management of Chronic Low Back Pain"
Speakers: Teresa Gero, PT, DPT and Lynn Tuohy, PT, MPT, Therapeutic Pain Specialist

Ethics Course (2 CE credits):

Date and Time:  To Be Determined
Speaker: Brigette Cuffia, PT, JD


April 2018


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Updated: 11/06/2017 (CM)