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West Virginia Physical Therapy Assistant Continuing Education

West Virginia Accepts OnlineCE.com Courses

 

West Virginia Continuing Education Requirements:

PTA: 24 hrs biennially - West Virginia Accepts 24 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses

CE due December 31 biennially according to date of license issuance

 

 

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State of West Virginia Continuing Education Requirements

West Virginia Continuing Education requirements posted on this page are based upon the most up to date information available. West Virginia continuing education requirements are subject to change and therefore, West Virginia PT/PTA licensee's are ultimately responsible for being up to date with the West Virginia continuing education requirements.

 

Continuing education courses offered on OnlineCE.com provide Online CEU for West Virginia Physical Therapists (PT) and West Virginia Physical Therapy Assistants (PTA). The online courses enhance the knowledge bases of PT/PTA to enhance clinical therapy practice. Free 1 hour online home study CE credit course for new West Virginia Physical Therapy and Physical Therapy Assistant registered users at www.OnlineCE.com

 
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  • An Overview of CTS
    An Overview of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    1.0

    $18.00 USD

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    • Describe the the etiology, incidence and prevalence of CTS and list 5 risk factors
    • Identify the anatomy of the carpal tunnel and describe its contents
    • Outline, describe and differentiate 3 provocative maneuvers for diagnosing CTS
    • List and describe 3 conservative treatment interventions for CTS and the advantages of each technique
    • Describe and differentiate open vs. endoscopic CT release along with possible complications


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

    AudioVisual Course

    OCE-22-02
    Expires: 2022-12-31

    Arthritis 102
    Ankylosing Spondylitis: The Stiff Back

    1.0

    $18.00 USD

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    • Define and explore Ankylosing Spondylitis
    • Enumerate and differentiate 3 symptoms
    • Describe 5 therapy examination tools
    • Examine and summarize 3 surgical options
    • Outline and examine therapy treatment interventions


    Riddhi Patel, PT

    AudioVisual Course

    OCE-22-08
    Expires: 2022-12-31

    Breathing Essentials 201 - 207
    9.0

    $162.00 USD

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    • This contains all courses with the educational objectives listed from Breathing Essentials 201 through Breathing Essentials 207

    Course Group includes all Breathing Essentials Courses numbered 201 through 207

    Debra Dent, BPT, Dip Manip PT, OCS, FCAMPT

    AudioVisual Course

    OCE-22-03
    Expires: 2022-12-31

    Core Stability 201

    Foundation Form and Function


    4.0

    $72.00 USD

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    Hour 1 and 2

    • Describe the components of the core and the function of the core.
    • Describe the function of the diaphragm as it relates to posture, muscular relationships and stability of the spine.
    • Describe the function and structure of the superficial muscle system of the body.
    • Describe two concepts of spinal stability. 

    Hour 3

    • Demonstrate how to determine the length of quadratus lumborum and erector spinae. 
    • Demonstrate how to evaluate Transversus abdominus function
    • Demonstrate how to facilitate the core and initiate a core training program

    Hour 4

    • List three pathologies related to less than optimal core function.
    • Describe three postural strategies that the patient may develop when the core is in dysfunction.
    • Describe how weakness of the abdominals can alter diaphragm contractions.
    • Explain how respiratory fatigue can alter core control.


    Debra Dent, BPT, Dip Manip PT, OCS, FCAMPT

    AudioVisual Course

    OCE-22-04
    Expires: 2022-12-31

    Edema 101
    Edema: An Overview

    1.0

    $18.00 USD

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    • Define edema 
    • List 3 key features of different types of edema 
    • Differentiate between different types of edema 
    • Examine and explain how to identify different types of edema 
    • Describe three treatment approaches for various types of edema


    Kristyn Fletcher, PT, DPT, CLT

    AudioVisual Course

    OCE-22-10
    Expires: 2022-12-31

    Ethics for Professionals 103-105

    The Analysis of Ethical Problems in Professional Life, Ethics of Confidential Information, Informed Consent


    4.0

    $72.00 USD

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    The Analysis of Ethical Problems in Professional life

    • Identify six steps in the analysis of ethical problems encountered in everyday professional life and how each plays a part in arriving at a caring response.
    • Describe the central role of narrative and virtue theories in gathering relevant information for a caring response.
    • List four areas of inquiry that will be useful when gathering relevant information to make sure you have the story straight.
    • Describe the role of conduct-related ethical theories and approaches in arriving at a caring response.
    • Describe why imagination is an essential aspect of seeking out the practical alternatives in an ethically challenging situation.
    • Discuss how courage assists you in a caring response.
    • Identify two benefits of taking time to reflect on and evaluate the action afterward.
    • Become familiar with AOTA and APTA Code of Ethics
    • Become familiar with the Guide to Professional Conduct for PT's

    Ethics of Confidential Information

    • Define the terms confidential information and confidentiality.
    • Identify the relationship of a patient's legal right to privacy with his reasonable expectations regarding confidential information.
    • Describe how the telling and keeping of secrets is relevant to understanding the importance of confidentiality.
    • Discuss the ethical norms involved in keeping and breaking professional confidences.
    • Name five general legal exceptions to the professional standard of practice that confidences should not be broken.
    • Consider practical options that a professional can take when faced with the possibility of breaking a confidence.
    • Discuss some important aspects of documentation that affect confidentiality.
    • Compare ethical issues of confidentiality traditionally conceived with those that have arisen because of computerized medical records and patient care information systems.
    • Describe the key ethical strengths and challenges of the recent U.S. federal regulations related to privacy considerations (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996).
    • Become familiar with AOTA and APTA Code of Ethics
    • Review and become familiar with the TX PT Rules
    • Read case scenarios illustrating ethical decision making

    Informed Consent

    • Describe three basic legal concepts that led to the doctrine of informed consent.
    • Describe three approaches to determining the disclosure standard for judging that a patient or client has been informed.
    • Discuss three major aspects of the process of obtaining informed consent.
    • Distinguish "general consent" from "special consent" documents.
    • Differentiate between the never-competent and once-competent patient or client and the challenges posed by each in regard to informed consent.
    • Compare informed consent as it is used in health care practice and in human studies research.
    • Describe some considerations one must always take into account to be sure one is being culturally competent and honoring cultural difference when informed consent is the standard.

    Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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    OCE-22-05
    Expires: 2022-12-31

    IASTM 201 - 203

    Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilizations to the Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity and the Spine


    3.0

    $54.00 USD

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    Hour 1

    • List 3 factors which impact the mechanical properties of fascia
    • Recall 3 important functions of fascia
    • Cite 3 negative biological effects of fibrosis
    • Describe 3 proposed neurophysiological effects of IASTM
    • Itemize three biological effects of IASTM

    Hour 2

    • Cite 8 indications for using IASTM for upper/lower quarter musculoskeletal conditions
    • Provide 8 indications for using IASTM for upper/lower quarter musculoskeletal conditions
    • Enumerate 8 indications for using IASTM for upper/lower quarter musculoskeletal conditions
    • when using IASTM for musculoskeletal disorders.
    • List 2 features of IASTM tools and the effect that these features have on the treatment effect (tissue penetration)
    • Summarize 5 IASTM basic stroke techniques
    • Apply IASTM techniques for over 30 common upper quarter musculoskeletal conditions

    Hour 3

    • Outline 3 general purposes for using instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilizations (IASTM) for lower quarter musculoskeletal disorders.
    • Recall 3 clinical indications for using IASTM to the hip
    • State 3 clinical indications for providing IASTM to the lumbar spine
    • Present 3 clinical indications for using IASTM for knee-related musculoskeletal disorders
    • Itemize 3 clinical conditions of the lower leg and foot for which IASTM would be appropriate

    Robert McCabe, PT, OCS

    AudioVisual Course

    OCE-22-06
    Expires: 2022-12-31

    Lymphedema 101
    Complete Decongestive Therapy: The Gold Standard for Lymphedema Treatment:An Overview

    1.0

    $18.00 USD

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    • Define lymphedema 
    • Summarize the 4 components of complete decongestive therapy (CDT) 
    • Recite 3 indications for CDT 
    • Recall 3 contraindications for CDT 
    • Explain the course of treatment for lymphedema with CDT


    Kristyn Fletcher, PT, DPT, CLT

    AudioVisual Course

    OCE-22-07
    Expires: 2022-12-31

    Lymphedema 103
    Post-Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction: Considerations for Therapists

    1.0

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    • Summarize the relationship between breast cancer and mastectomy
    • Recall 3 types of post-mastectomy breast reconstruction surgeries
    • Explain 2 benefits of post-mastectomy breast reconstruction surgery
    • Discuss 2 risks of post-mastectomy breast reconstruction surgery
    • Generalize how therapy can benefit patient's post-mastectomy breast reconstruction


    Kristyn Fletcher, PT, DPT, CLT

    AudioVisual Course

    OCE-22-11
    Expires: 2022-12-31

    Physical Diagnosis 166 - 169
    Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy

    4.0

    $72.00 USD

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    • This contains all courses with the educational objectives listed from Physical Diagnosis 166 through Physical Diagnosis 169

    Course Group includes all Physical Diagnosis Courses numbered 166 through 169

    Debra Dent, BPT, Dip Manip PT, OCS, FCAMPT

    AudioVisual Course

    OCE-22-01
    Expires: 2022-12-31

    Shoulder Rehab 121
    Biceps Tendinopathy: Biceps Tendinitis

    1.0

    $18.00 USD

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    • Define biceps tendinopathy and list 3 presenting characteristics of the condition
    • Examine and differentiate normal anatomy vs. pathology of the biceps
    • Describe 3 symptoms of biceps tendinitis
    • Discuss differential diagnosis for biceps tendinitis
    • Outline and describe 2 examination techniques for diagnosing biceps tendinitis
    • Examine and describe 3 therapeutic interventions in the treatment of biceps tendinitis

    Riddhi Patel, PT

    AudioVisual Course

    OCE-22-09
    Expires: 2022-12-31