TYWR

When to Refer to Rehabilitation Services in Home Care

Description
This course is designed to assist the nurse in understanding when to refer to rehabilitation services in home care. Further, it will explain the Medicare requirements for initiating home care therapy services. Examples are provided to help the nurse establish the differences between physical, occupational, and speech therapy services and patient impairments that may render referral to one or all therapy disciplines.
Delivery

This is a self-paced course with optional knowledge check quizzes after each lesson. These non-graded quizzes allow you to check your understanding of the lesson objectives before proceeding to the next lesson. After the final lesson you will be required to take the final exam. You must score 80% or higher to pass the course and obtain a certificate of completion.

Objectives
  • Explain the Medicare guidelines to establish appropriateness for home care rehabilitation services
  • Define and document homebound status
  • List several roles of the physical, occupational, and speech therapist in home care
  • Describe patient deficits that would make a referral to physical, occupational, and/or speech therapy appropriate
Contact Time

1.25 contact hour(s) based on 60 minute contact hour

Estimated Time

The estimated time for completion for this activity is 1.25 hours

Intended Audience

This course is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of health care professionals, such as Licensed Practical Nurses and Registered Nurses. This program is also designed to meet the requirements of the Minnesota Board of Nursing for licensure renewal.

Course Planning Team

Kathy Richie, BSN, RN; Margaret Harris, MS; Iona Kaye (Katie) Barton, PT, Ed D, MEPD; Michelle Olson, M.S.P.T.

Course Expiration Date

As required by ANCC, this continuing nursing education activity must carry an expiration date. You must complete the content, Final Quiz and Course Survey on or before that day. The last day to successfully complete this course and receive a Certificate of Completion will be December 31, 2018.

Conflict of Interest Disclosures

Commercial Support

This course (CE activity) was developed in accordance with ANCC criteria and Commercial Support Guidelines. The planners and authors of this course have disclosed no relevant financial, personal or professional relationships with any commercial entities pertaining to this activity. The content has been designed to be free of commercial bias for or against any product or commercial entity.

Non-endorsement of Products and Off Label Use

This course provides a balanced view of therapeutic options. Use of generic names is always considered before using trade names. Consequently, if trade names are necessary, when available, we will use trade names from several companies. RCTC and the course planning team do not endorsed any products or drugs that may be mentioned in this course.

Author Originating

Iona Kaye (Katie) Barton - PT Ed. D MEPD

Katie received both her Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy and her Masters of Education in Professional Development from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse. She received her Doctorate in Education Leadership from Saint Mary's University in Minneapolis, MN. Katie was an adjunct instructor for the physical therapy program at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse for 17 years. She has a varied background of healthcare experience including birth-3, hospital based pediatrics, school based PT, SNF PT, and most recently, 6+ years as a physical therapist for a hospital based home care and hospice agency.

Michelle Olson - M.S.P.T.

Michelle received her Bachelors of Science in Biology from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse and her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Carroll College. She has been practicing as a physical therapist for a hospital based home care and hospice agency for the past 8 years and has had experience in sports medicine and pediatric home and clinic based care. Michelle has a special interest in physical therapist education and has also been employed as a lab assistant/associate lecturer at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse for the past 5 years. Michelle is an APTA certified clinical instructor and has been taking students into the home care setting for the past 6 years.

Copyright

Materials used in connection with this course may be subject to copyright protection. Retention of the materials for longer than the class term, unauthorized further dissemination of the materials, or use of copyrighted materials in any way other than intended for this class is prohibited by Copyright and Teach Act laws.

Acknowledgment

This course was developed with Rochester Community and Technical College's Continuing Education and Workforce Development Division located in Rochester Minnesota. Development was funded from the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.

Course Code
TYWR
Course Category
Professional Health