APTA Oregon PT ED Talks 2021

The APTA Oregon Continuing Education Committee has created a year-long PT ED Talk series for you.  

2021 PT ED Talks will be held virtually to allow more access for our valued members who live outside of the Portland Metro area.  All courses will be from 6:00 - 8:oo pm, PST, and links to the courses will be sent to registered attendees the week of the event.  Please check this page throughout the year as more courses are added.

2021 Pricing for PT ED Talks (per course)

  • $40 - APTA Oregon or APTA Member
  • $30 - APTA Oregon Service Member
  • $20 - APTA Oregon Student Member
  • $60 - Non-Member

APTA Oregon CE Credits are now electronic!   Beginning January 2021, attendees can track their CE through their database (also available for non-members by simply using the log in credentials created when registering for the course).  Any CE prior to 2021 will not be in this database, attendees can reach out to the APTA Oregon office for additional help on those credits if necessary at [email protected].

ELECTRONIC CE DIRECTIONS

 

Interested in Presenting a PT ED Talk?

We'd love to hear from you! 
The Continuing Education Committee makes course selections based on the following criteria:

  • Need to show actionable items
  • Need to show learning objectives
  • Need to show evidence based citations & medical literature references
  • 3 - 5 test questions that can be used at the end of the presentation to comply with Oregon Board of Physical Therapy requirements for virtual education courses. 

Please note that all 2021 educational opportunities will be held virtually.

Submit Your Presentation Proposal

 


   

Beyond Cultural Competence: Fostering Skills to Improve Healthcare Delivery

May 19, 2021
6:00 - 8:00 pm

This course meets the mandatory Cultural Competence requirements from the Oregon Board of Physical Therapy

(Zoom info will be provided the week of the event)
2 CE CREDITS

Presented by:


Talina S. M. Corvus, PT, DPT, PhD
Katie Farrell, PT, DSC
Rachel Karpelowitz PT, DPT
Jose L. Reyna, PT, DPT, OCS
Kate Stribling, PT, DPT, PCS

       


 

         

Cultural Competence training has become common in many workplaces, and is now required for health professionals to renew their licenses, but how well does training translate into practice? The idea that a training can result in competence in the cultures of others or result in a point of completion, as opposed to an opening a place of beginning, has been a flaw in competence training, historically. This workshop will review, and then move beyond, the classic framework of Cultural Competence to explore diversity as a spectrum of lived experiences, additional concepts such as Cultural Responsiveness and Humility, and into ways to effect change. We will examine the role of professional ethics, social determinant of health, inclusive of the role that power plays in society, and the importance of understanding the historical context of inequity. Participants will explore a more nuanced approach to competency, one that focuses on skill building, knowledge assessment, and ongoing critical self-reflection towards addressing health inequities and providing excellent care. 

 

Register for the May PT ED Talk
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The Success and Challenge of Vestibular Rehabilitation via Telehealth

June 9, 2021
6:00 - 8:00 pm

(Zoom info will be provided the week of the event)
2 CE CREDITS

Presented by:

Anne Carlin Zymkowitz, PT, DPT, NCS

The recent pandemic has dramatically increased telehealth services for Physical Therapy. Vestibular disorders present a unique challenge for safe and effective virtual interventions and rehabilitation. This presentation will provide an overview of pathophysiology of common vestibular disorders and use case studies to highlight safe and appropriate patient selection for interventions via telehealth. Standard outcome measures and fall risk screenings most well suited for telehealth will be reviewed, as well as novel and creative solutions to providing robust and evidence based interventions via telehealth.

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Register for the June PT ED Talk

Improving Health Outcomes as a PT through Clinical Informatics

October 13, 2021
6:00 - 8:00 pm

(Zoom info will be provided the week of the event)
2 CE CREDITS

Presented by:
Jen Craft, PT, DPT, Clinical Informatics Specialist

Clinical informatics is a multidisciplinary field that uses data aggregation and analysis to improve healthcare delivery and support clinical decision making. This course is an overview of the field of clinical informatics and how physical therapists can become more involved in the development of their organization’s electronic health record system. Core competencies for informaticists will be presented, as well as a dive into what skills to develop when transitioning into non-patient facing career paths in clinical informatics and health information technology.

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Register for the October 13 PT ED Talk

Hands on Training in Augmentative and Alternative Communication Interventions: A Beginner’s Guide for Physical Therapists

October 27, 2021
6:00 - 8:00 pm

(Zoom info will be provided the week of the event)
2 CE CREDITS

Presented by:
Brandon Eddy, MA, CCC-SLP
Kate Stribling, PT, DPT, PCS


Physical therapists (PTs) often work with clients who have complex communication needs and use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Training PTs and other members of the interprofessional team as communication partners is necessary to maximize participation across areas of development and improve clinical outcomes for clients with complex communication needs. The purpose of this presentation is to prepare PTs to implement high-quality techniques to support AAC users with communication during PT sessions. The coaching model developed by Kent-Walsh & McNaughton (2005) and expanded upon by Senner & Baud (2016) will be used as a foundation for this presentation.

Download Flyer and Registration Form
Register for the October 27 PT ED Talk

Interested in being a presenter at an PT ED Talk or other event?  Contact us at [email protected]!