As the country moves to reopen gradually, rules, regulations, policies, and recommendations are swiftly being amended, but valid concerns remain about how to safely run an outpatient facility during a pandemic. Members had an opportunity to ask questions of APTA staff and colleagues in the spaces of physical therapy and infection control to assist with facilitating evidence-based safety precautions and best practices as outpatient facilities remain open, and reopen. http://www.apta.org/Courses/20/5/29/COVID-19/
Recently, CMS added physical therapists to the list of eligible health care professionals who can furnish and bill Medicare for services furnished via telehealth. In this podcast we discuss what’s happening in Medicare in relation to telehealth and what APTA is doing to continue to advocate on behalf of the profession.
There has been a lot of activity by Congress to address the COVID pandemic. APTA staff Justin Elliott, Vice President, Government Affairs, and Kara Gainer, JD, Director of Regulatory Affairs, join us to discuss what’s happening in Congress, what’s to come, and what APTA is doing to advocate on behalf of the profession. Presenters will take questions live from viewers. Prior to the Facebook Live event, please review a more in-depth webinar APTA Advocacy activities and priorities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Outpatient PTs from private practice, hospital, and pediatric settings gather to discuss how they have maintained in-person practice while upholding CDC-recommended COVID-19 safety guidelines. Although COVID-19 has changed the way physical therapists and physical therapist assistants practice, but it has not changed their desire to serve their patients.
People recovering from the most severe effects of the novel coronavirus, may have a long road ahead, physical therapists are already playing an essential role in their care. And physical therapy will continue to be needed by many long after they leave the hospital. https://www.choosept.com/radio/detail/physical-therapy-s-role-in-fight-against-covid-19
APTA hosted experts in physical therapy and public health to discuss the impact COVID-19 has had on the United States, including how the pandemic interacts with existing geographic, economic, racial, and age-related health disparities. Speakers explored the roles the physical therapy community can play in mitigating not only COVID-19, but health disparities in general.
New grad James Newman, PT, DPT, talks about his experience transitioning from working in an outpatient setting to working in acute care in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. James will share how life as a physical therapist has changed for him and the sacrifices he and his colleagues have had to make in the face of the pandemic.
Experts from physical therapy, psychology, and the Pan American Health Organization will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on mental health and how physical therapists play an important role in the recovery of patients’ mental and physical health. Presenters will share experiences from working on the frontlines of COVID-19.
Physical therapists who have changed their care models to adapt to the COVID-19 health crisis will discuss how they modified their practices in response to the pandemic, and will share innovative strategies to provide physical therapist services to patients in need. Viewers will have the opportunity to ask questions of the presenters.
Despite living in different countries and health systems, physical therapists in Colombia and Peru are facing the same challenges as physical therapists in the United States. This discussion features Nancy Molina, president of the Colombian Physical Therapy Association, Gabriela Mallma, president of the Peruvian Physical Therapy Association and Ana Herrera, PT in Peru. Both presidents describe how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected their countries, the response of each government, and how PTs are challenged by insufficient PPE and other difficulties to providing services. They also describe how PTs are finding innovative ways to care for their communities. The discussion is in Spanish and English.
Telehealth and telePT are increasing in scope and availability to providers and patients. As adoption and uptake of these delivery innovations has expanded, physical therapy research and education has been slow to address the nuances of clinical reasoning and patient management in a setting in which the patient is not in the same location as the clinician. In this panel, providers across specialties answer questions from audience members.
Get an overview of disaster phases and epidemiological information on COVID-19; experiences from the speakers in past disasters, an overview of the response to COVID-19 in Canada and the UK.
In this panel, providers across specialties will discuss how they are implementing telehealth in their clinical practices. Providers will discuss how they manage patients and deliver effective care from a distance in pediatric, neurological, women’s health, orthopedic settings. The presenters will provide insights into current practice models and the research surrounding digital care delivery. Additionally, they will explain clinical decision making in digital care delivery and traditional clinical settings to optimize outcomes.