Have you ever wanted to be better prepared to deal with the effects of medications on your patients? Medications have both positive and negative effects on a patient’s ability to function. Therapists need to be able to effectively evaluate and treat patients whether their medications are assisting or interfering with the patient’s ADL’s and IADL’s. The purpose of this seminar is to provide participants with the information required to incorporate pharmacology and medication management into practice with the geriatric patient. The seminar format will be lecture based with small group discussion and case scenarios related to medication management and pharmacology. Participants will learn to effectively treat patients experiencing polypharmacy. Participants will learn techniques to help monitor patients for intended effects, untoward effects, side effects and to assist physicians and nurses with safe medication use and medication adherence. Evidence-based resources will be provided to assist the participant with safe medication use. The course manual is a fabulous resource for daily practice.
Kenneth L Miller, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA has been a clinical educator for over six years whereby he oversees staff development through an interdisciplinary model of orientation. He is an adjunct professor in the post professional DPT program at Touro College in Bay Shore, New York and has presented numerous educational sessions at the Combined Sections Meeting of the APTA and the Annual Conference of the National Association for Home Care and Hospice. He serves as Chair of the Practice Committee of the Home Health Section (HHS) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). As the Chair, he has led the development of the Providing Physical Therapy in the Home handbook, home health student program roadmap and tool kit and the home health section’s objective test toolbox. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of the GeriNotes publication and Journal of Novel Physiotherapy and Physical Medicine and serves as a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy.
Note: We cannot take online registrations beginning on the Monday of the week of the seminar. Instead, please call our office at (877) 794-7328 to register so we can ensure there will be a handout at the course for you.
Cancellations must be received in writing at least two weeks prior to the seminar date for tuition refund less a $75 administration fee. NO refunds will be made after this date.