This is archived programming for CSM 2012. See current programming.
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Tuesday, February 7 | Wednesday, February 8 | Thursday, February 9 | Friday, February 10 | Saturday, February 11
* Should you choose to preselect sessions during the registration process, please be advised that preselection is not a guarantee of a seat. Attendees are asked to preselect to better determine room size and all efforts will be made to accommodate sessions in the largest rooms possible. All attendees are encouraged to show up to sessions early. Attendees are also encouraged to select alternative sessions in the event their first choice is full.
Time: 8:00 am-5:30 pm (See Program for Room)
(Joint Program: Education)
Speakers: Andrew J. Robinson, PT, PhD, James T. Mills
Preconference Pricing: Standard Plus (2 Day)
CEUs: 1.7 (17 contact hours/CCUs)
This 2-day preconference program provides a conceptual understanding of nerve conduction studies (NCS) and needle electromyography (EMG) accompanied by hands-on experiences to prepare the PT academic program educator to teach and demonstrate these evaluative procedures to entry-level physical therapy students. The speakers will provide discussion and participant performance of selected motor nerve conduction and sensory nerve conduction tests. In addition, the speakers will demonstrate how to safely insert needle electrodes into skeletal muscles to examine their electrical activity at rest and during voluntary contraction in normally innervated skeletal muscles. Course faculty will discuss the similarities between a clinical neuromuscular exam and the NCS/EMG exam and the value of understanding the EMG/NCS exam to improve students' basic clinical skills. This course is specifically designed to assist educators in using the educational curriculum guidelines on electrophysiological examination and evaluation prepared by the Section on Clinical Electrophysiology and Wound Management.
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(Joint Program: Education)
Speakers: Karen A. Gibbs, Sharon Lucich, PT, CWS, Heather McCormack, PT, DScPT, CWS, Stephanie L. Woelfel, PT, MPT, CWS, FACCWS
Level: Multiple Level
Preconference Pricing: Standard Plus
CEUs: 0.8 (8 contact hours/CCUs)
This session is designed to help academic faculty improve integumentary curriculum delivery in their education programs. Attendees will learn to identify appropriate entry-level integumentary content; methods of improving content delivery, with specific examples of hands-on activities for labs; and ideas for testing student knowledge and skill. Tips on choosing textbooks and how to incorporate more integumentary content into your program will also be covered. Come prepared to participate in the discussion, share your experiences of what does and does not work, and learn from each other, as well as from the instructors. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring all posted session handouts, as well as their own current integumentary content outlines or syllabi for this productive, hands-on work session.
Speakers: David Baxter, TD, DPhil, MBA, Juanita Anders, PhD
CEUs: 0.6 (6 contact hours/CCUs)
Over the past decade, the availability and clinical application of low-level laser therapy systems have expanded rapidly in the US physical therapists are well placed to effectively incorporate these systems into routine clinical practice; however, there is continuing confusion over the principles and practice of effective application and a dearth of high-quality courses for clinicians. Many practitioners report a lack of confidence in utilizing these devices safely and effectively and confusion over the relevance of laser treatment parameters such as dosage. This full-day course will prepare autonomous physical therapists to utilize and apply low-level laser therapy systems in routine clinical practice safely and effectively. A hands-on practical workshop will cover the principles and practice of low-level laser therapy. The speakers will review the biological and biophysical bases of phototherapy; explain best practices, including technical and safety aspects of low-level laser therapy and laser acupuncture; and a summarize current evidence of clinical effectiveness.
Time: 8:00 am-10:00 am (See Program for Room)
Speaker: Elizabeth A. Altenburger, PT, MSPT, Jaimee Haan, PT, CWS, Elizabeth Longmuir, PT, DPT
With the heightened sense of urgency related to hospital-acquired conditions, wound specialists face added demands related to early identification and prevention of pressure ulcers. In 2007, the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel released updated pressure ulcer definitions that included a new category, deep tissue injury (DTI). One alarming trend is the growing percentage of DTIs that convert to stage 3 and stage 4 pressure ulcers. Based on Hornaker's work, IU Health Methodist Hospital developed an integrated treatment protocol for DTIs. In this presentation, the speakers will review the history of DTI, share strategies for early identification and treatment, and discuss the results of their recent study examining the effectiveness of this new treatment protocol.
(Joint Program: Neurology)
Speaker: David M. Selkowitz, PT, PhD
This is the first half of a 2-part presentation providing a user-friendly framework for clinical decision making and application involving electrotherapy. It is designed to demystify electrotherapy and reduce the fear factor commonly involved in learning and practicing electrotherapy. This session will include the scientific and theoretical bases and the practical applications of electrotherapeutic strategies in the management of neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction. The speaker will draw upon critical analysis of the literature, the available evidence, and clinical experience in exploring what is known, what is theorized, and what is "mythical" and unsubstantiated regarding the physical and physiological effects and clinical use of electrical stimulation.
Time: 10:30 am-12:30 pm (See Program for Room)
Speaker: Karen Albaugh, PT, DPT
It has often been said that physical therapy is both an art and a science, and wound management is no exception. A holistic approach to the individual is central to non-Western healing traditions. This session will examine the characteristics of conventional medicine and compare it to alternative and complementary approaches to health, emphasizing the conceptual differences in healing and symptom management. Several alternative modalities offer insight with respect to wound management. This session will discuss the use of the following integrative modalities in wound healing: mind-body techniques (guided imagery, positive affirmations, and prayer), aromatherapy, botanical medicine (diet and herbal supplements), acupuncture, and light therapy. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the growing body of evidence for these modalities and begin to consider integration of these approaches into in their own clinical practice.
Level: Multiple Level
This is the second half of a 2-part presentation providing a user-friendly framework for clinical decision making and application involving electrotherapy. It is designed to demystify electrotherapy and reduce the fear factor commonly involved in learning and practicing electrotherapy. This session will include the scientific and theoretical bases and the practical applications of electrotherapeutic strategies in the management of neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction. The speaker will draw upon critical analysis of the literature, the available evidence, and clinical experience in exploring what is known, what is theorized, and what is "mythical" and unsubstantiated regarding the physical and physiological effects and clinical use of electrical stimulation.
Time: 3:30 pm-5:30 pm (See Program for Room)
Speaker: James T. Mills, PT, MS, ECS, OCS, John Lugo, PT, MS, ECS, Gregory Ernst, PT, PhD, ECS, OCS
This course will present a series of clinically oriented electromyography and nerve conduction testing (EMG/NCS) case studies for the clinician with a novice understanding of these tests. Case studies will include pathological conditions (eg, mononeuropathies, nerve root lesions, polyneuropathies) commonly encountered in physical therapist practice. Through this series of cases, attendees will learn the process of determining the physiological status (eg, myelinopathy, axonopathy, conduction block, denervation, axonal regeneration) of the conditions and the localization of the lesions by EMG/NCS testing. Proper evaluation and interpretation of electrophysiological data and reports will be discussed.
(Joint Program: Geriatrics)
Speakers: Jill Heitzman, PT, DPT, GCS, CWS, CEEAA, FACCWS, Carrie Sussman, PT, DPT
The aging adult has many issues that are sometimes overlooked and attributed to the aging process. With regards to the aging skin, pain is often overlooked. Common diagnoses affect sensation, and too often pain associated with wound conditions goes untreated. This session will look at the aging integumentary system, the relationship of the other aging physiological systems, and the relationship to the neurologic component of pain. Common integumentary conditions will be presented with a discussion of the presence and management of wound pain.
(Joint Program: Acute Care, Hand Rehabilitation)
Speakers: Harriett B. Loehne, PT, DPT, CWS, FACCWS, Stephen A. Streed, MS, CIC
This session describes the factors associated with an increased risk of infection related to wound care and offers prevention strategies designed to lower the risk of health care-associated infections (HAIs). Presenters will discuss the primary pathogens involved in wound infections, their reservoirs and mode(s) of transmission, and the intrinsic patient factors that lead to added risk of infection. The impact of infections in terms of added length-of-stay and patient morbidity and mortality will be covered, along with the economic and social implications for the care provider system. Finally, caregiver responsibilities including health and personal hygiene and the need for careful adherence to standards of practice will be related to adverse patient outcomes in a way that clearly promotes individual and organizational accountability.
Speakers: Edward Mahoney, PT, DPT, Stanley K. McCallon, PT, DPT, Joseph McCulloch, PT, PhD, CWS, FAPTA, John Lugo, PT, MS, ECS, Michael Lescallette, PT, DPT, MS, ECS, Gregory Ernst, PhD, Roger M. Nelson, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Robert Kellogg, PT, PhD, ECS
This session explores the history, development, and implementation of residency programs for electrodiagnosis and wound management. Presenters will discuss changes in the education process for these programs as well as the standards required by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE). Perspectives from various stakeholders will be discussed, and there will be a question-and-answer session.
Speakers: Rose Hamm, PT, DPT, Pamela Scarborough
Physical therapists are committed to optimizing function for all patients regardless of diagnosis. For the patient who has a foot wound, ambulation may be limited by the location of the wound; pain; decreased range of motion in the ankle, foot, and toe; improper footwear; or compromised balance once fitted with the proper footwear. The purpose of this course is to present best-practice interventions for the most-frequently treated foot wounds, with an emphasis on the diabetic foot; to discuss how gait can contribute to wounds as well as how wounds can affect gait; and to illustrate strategies to redistribute foot pressures (using specialized footwear and orthotics) so that the patient may ambulate while facilitating wound healing.
(Joint Program: Acute Care)
Speakers: Jennifer A. Gardner, PT, DPT, Marcy Turkos, PT, DPT
Physical therapists may encounter a number of wounds from causes other than pressure, neuropathy, venous/arterial disease, surgery, or infection. This session highlights characteristics of a number of less common causes of wounds, including pemphygus, calciphylaxis, sickle cell disease, vasopressor-associated symmetrical peripheral gangrene, melanoma, and psoriasis.
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