GeriNotes 2017 CE Online Exam - Orthopedic Issues in Aging

The Test and evaluation forms must be completed online no later than Dec 31, 2021 11:59 ET.

A Continuing Education Module for the APTA Geriatrics

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  1. Addressing the Issue of Fall Risk for All Adults with IDD: Part I: A Call to Physical Therapists to Improve Access to PT
  2. Addressing the Issue of Fall Risk for AllAdults with IDD: Part II:Ê Selecting and Analyzing Fall Measures for Adults with IDD
  3. Part III:Ê Creating Solutions with Community Fall Prevention and Inclusive Recreation Programs for All Adults with IDD
  4. Initial description of a Rehabilitation Care Model for Patients with Neurocognitive Impairment and Orthopedic Injury
  5. Orthopedic Surgery: A Cognitive Health Challenge
  6. Frank/Grimes

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  1. Mindy Renfro, PT, PhD, DPT
  2. Joyce Maring, PT, DPT, EdD
  3. Leigh Hale, PT, PhD
  4. Donna Bainbridge, PT, EdD
  5. Jennifer Howanitz, BS, MPT, GCS
  6. Michele Stanley PT, DPT
  7. Kelly Grimes, DPT, GCS, OCS, FAAOMPT
  8. Clare Frank, DPT, MS, OCS, FAAOMPT


References can be found at the end of each chapter in the module.


  1. Understand the risks and consequences of falls for older people with intellectually developmentally disabled (IDD).
  2. Discuss the needs of older adults with IDD with high fall risk for PT and fall prevention programs.
  3. Justify fall risk screening assessment tools that are appropriate to administer to older persons with IDD.Ê
  4. Outline a proactive approach to screening, assessment, and prescribing individualized and targeted community-based intervention programs for people with IDD.
  5. Describe the principles of neurocognitive engagement theory (NET).
  6. Construct a NET care plan for a patient with dementia who is also recovering from hip surgery.
  7. Explain post-operative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) and state how POCD it can be managed by physical therapists.
  8. Examine key elements of an examination of a person with adult spinal deformity (ASD).
  9. Construct an ASD care plan approach.



Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants


Completion of the CE Module is equivalent to 4 contact hours. This converts to .4 Continuing Education Units.


A Continuing Education certificate will be provided to each participant after successful completion of the course requirements (post-test and module evaluation) and payment of a processing fee. The APTA Geriatrics is a recognized component of the American Physical Therapy Association. The APTA Geriatrics has not applied to any state licensure agency for prior approval of this course. The module has all the components (content, objectives, qualified instructors, reference lists, and post-test) that will allow participants to submit the certificate of completion to meet CE requirements in some states. Participants are urged to check with their State Licensure Board to see if this course counts towards continuing education credit.


To obtain CEUs for this continuing education unit, participants must complete this ONLINE EXAM as well as the ONLINE evaluation form.

A processing fee of $40.00 for APTA Geriatrics members and $80.00 for non-members is required. Read the module and complete the post-test and the evaluation online and provide payment online. Test and evaluation forms must be completed online no later than December 31, 2021. Upon submission of materials and a passing score of 80% or higher on the post-test, the APTA Geriatrics will email you a continuing education certificate for .4 CEUs. Those with incomplete submissions will be notified via email and given the opportunity to re-take the exam. There is only ONE correct answer for each question. NOTE: This is to be performed ONLINE ONLY.


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