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An advanced program for Physical Therapists in the Home Health setting

 

Advanced Competency LogoThe Home Health Section’s Advanced Competency in Home Health program synthesizes current evidence-based practice and tailors it to the unique physical therapy setting of home health. This program enables home health agencies, outpatient practices that provide home care physical therapy, and individual physical therapists to enhance efficacy and efficiency of treatment of their home health patients and clients.

How will this program benefit you? Find out here: Frequently Asked Questions

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Program Requirements:

Participants must successfully complete the following within a 24-month period:

  • 5 core online modules (20 hours total). These courses include the following titles; those with an * are prerequisites for the face-to-face course:
    • Home Health Clinical Assessment [5 hours]*
    • Medications & Pharmacology for the Home Health Therapist [5 hours]*
    • Home Health Regulation & Documentation [3 hours]*
    • Balance & Falls: Factors, Measurements, and Interventions for Home Health [5 hours]*
      Ethical Considerations for Physical Therapists Practicing in the Home Health Setting [2 hours]
  • Participate in a weekend face-to-face course in which you will demonstrate home care skills (15 hours).
  • 4 hours minimum of elective online courses. The length of elective courses varies, but courses currently include Physical Therapy Interventions for Incontinence in the Home Care Setting [LMS-854] and Defining Dizziness: A Home Healthcare Approach to Vestibular Disorders [LMS-848]. Additional electives are in development and numerous electives will be added over time.

For more information about the Advanced Competency in Home Health (ACHH) program and requirements, read the Frequently Asked Questions.

 

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Online modules for this program are available in the American Physical Therapy Association's Learning Center. NOTE: Participants are not required to be enrolled in the Advanced Competency in Home Health program in order to take any of the affiliated online courses.

Online Core Courses (the first four are the pre-requisites for live training course):

Online Electives (updated as courses are added):

Weekend Course: Dates & Locations (general course info)    

  • February 20 & 21, 2018, New Orleans, Louisiana (Combined Sections Meeting pre-conference course) - Register here. Pre-requisites required; read above.
  • January 22 & 23, 2019, Washington, DC (Combined Sections Meeting)

The Home Health Section intends to increase offerings of the weekend course on demand, as the number of eligible program participants increases. Current course dates will be listed on the Home Health Section website. If you are not already a Home Health Section member, register as a user on our website for regular email updates about course availability.

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