APTA Academy of Clinical Electrophysiology & Wound Management

Webinars

Webinar Submissions:

Interested in having a webinar posted on our website, please submit the Webinar Submission Form and send to Nichole Walleen  at info@acewm.org.    Here is what you need to know:

  1. Presentation length must be 60 minutes or less. Allow for 15 minutes for Q&A afterwards.
  2. The Academy offers a $100/hour honorarium for webinars.
  3. Submit your proposal for a webinar using the  webinar submission form for consideration. Upon acceptance, a separate agreement will be sent to the lead presenter. Upon execution of the agreement, the Executive Director will work with the presenter and Education Committee to set-up the webinar on a mutually convenient date, promote, and register participants.
  4. If you agree to recording of the webinar, it will be made available beyond the date of the live recording, which may include offering it on APTA’s Learning Center.

Upcoming Webinars:

  • On the Same Team:  Wound Care Documentation across Interdisciplinary Team in the LTC Setting - Neely Sullivan, PT, CLT & Annette Tagliaterra, PT/CWS.

 

Recent Webinars:

  • Physical Therapy Management of Digital Ulcers in Systemic Sclerosis (Scleroderma)  - Rosemarie A. Curley, MPT, DPT
    • Digital ulcers (DU) are extremely painful and can be challenging to manage in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) and secondary Raynaud’s Phenomenon (RP). In this two-part course, Dr. Curley provides a clinician-patient perspective in evidence-based practice and presents an overview of scleroderma and RP, discusses current recommendations for scleroderma-related DU management, and shares a novel non-pharmaceutical means for the management of RP and DU in a patient with diffuse SSc. This course stresses the importance of physical therapy intervention early in the disease process and challenges clinicians to treat the whole person not just the body part, to address the root causes, and to involve the patient in the prevention and healing process, while advancing evidence-based practice in the treatment of scleroderma-related digital ulcers.
  • Comborbidities Impact Functional Mobility After Amputation.  What's a    PT to Do?  - Christopher K. Wong, PT, PhD, OCS
    • People with limb loss require lifelong care but optimal community integration can be limited by decreased mobility. Clinical Practice Guidelines detail initial training, but less guidance for ongoing care. Recent research has revealed that the modifiable factors influencing functional mobility depend on whether prosthetic walking ability was defined by subjective patient-reported outcomes or objective clinical measures. While clinical measures of mobility such as walking speed are influenced by balance ability and balance confidence; patient-reported prosthetic mobility has been found to depend on factors that include cognitive, cardiopulmonary, integumentary, and musculoskeletal comorbidities. Cognition can also impact the choice, comfort, and use of prostheses. This course will present recent research on modifiable factors including comorbidities in multiple systems that can be addressed to maximize prosthetic mobility after lower limb loss. Attendees will leave with concrete clinical approaches to address common problems that impact prosthetic function among people with limb loss.
  • The Skin and Aging: Impact on Wound Prevention and Management - Rose Pignataro, PT, DPT
    • In the next thirty years, the global population of people aged 65 and older is projected to double. Physiological changes and chronic health conditions associated with aging increase risk of integumentary impairment, delayed healing, and loss of function. This course reviews histologic changes in the integument that occur later in life, along with characteristics of non-healing wounds and skin conditions common in older adults. We will also review guidelines for screening and risk assessment, including mobility, balance, fall risk, psychosocial factors, and polypharmacy. Illustrative case studies will be used to highlight evidence-based interventions to maintain and restore skin integrity, consistent with a comprehensive, patient-centered plan of care.

 

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Interested in presenting a webinar?

If you have a topic that you’d like to present as a webinar on behalf of the Academy, we want to hear from you! Here’s what you need to know:

  1. Presentation length must be 60 minutes or less. Allow for 15 minutes for Q&A afterwards
  2.  The Academy offers a $100/hour honorarium for webinars
  3.  Submit your proposal for a webinar using the Webinar Submission Form for consideration. Upon acceptance, a separate agreement will be sent to the lead presenter. Upon execution of the agreement, the Executive Director will work with the presenter and Education Committee member to set-up the webinar on a mutually convenient date, promote, and register participants
  4.  If you agree to recording of the webinar, it will be made available beyond the date of the live recording, which may include offering it on APTA’s Learning Center.