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Geriatric Pp Pdf Final

  1. 1. Geriatrics LTC-SNF Practice Setting Presentation Michelle Turbak November 2009 1
  2. 2. Objectives:  Define geriatric settings  Explore patients, diagnoses, and treatments seen in geriatric settings  Career statistics and training needed to work in geriatric settings 2
  3. 3. Geriatric Settings  ECF- Extended Care Facility  SNF- Skilled Nursing Facility  ICF- Intermediate Care Facility 3
  4. 4. Typical Diagnoses Treated in a Geriatric Setting Common Primary Diagnoses -orthopedic issues -hip/knee replacement -depression fractures -pneumonia -COPD -Parkinson’s -post surgical anemia -nutritional issues 4
  5. 5. Diagnoses Continued Common diagnoses used to indicate need for physical therapy -muscular weakness -decreased functional mobility -ataxia 5
  6. 6. Types of Patients in Geriatric Settings Age 65 or older Possible arthritis, or osteopathic concerns Typically higher risk for falls due to impaired gait and polypharmacy 6
  7. 7. Common Treatments Hot or cold packs -decrease pain, swelling -increase circulation Therapeutic Exercises -increase strength in trunk, lower extremities, etc. -improve endurance, balance, range of motion 7
  8. 8. Equipment Used NuStep Stairs Parallel bars Medicine balls 8
  9. 9. PTA Statistics Percentage of PTAs working in Geriatric settings: 16.2% Median income for PTAs in Geriatric settings: $50,000 per year 9
  10. 10. Additional Skills for Working in Geriatric Settings To be successful in the geriatric environment, you must be aware of the special needs of your patients. 10
  11. 11. Advance Training or Recognition APTA offers Recognition of Advanced Proficiency for the Physical Therapist Assistant in Geriatrics APTA also has a section dedicated to Geriatrics 11
  12. 12. References  www.apta.org  www.geriatricspt.org  Mosby's Medical Dictionary, 8th edition. © 2009, Elsevier.  wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn Images http://www.nustep.com/ 12

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