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Physical Therapy Continuing Education Course

Spot Diagnosis or Triage

Lecture Name

Spot Diagnosis or Triage     $59.90

This lecture is part of the following course:
Differential Diagnosis


This course outlines the most effective test and measures with the highest sensitivity and the lowest negative likelihood ratios that are appropriate for ruling out conditions early in the examination. Learning the tests that allow the ruling out of red flags early in the examination gives clinicians the confidence that their examination and treatment programs are appropriate for the given patient population.

Continuing education credits

This course is acceptable for credit in most states for PTs and PTAs. To see the full list of courses approved for continuing education in your state, visit our courses page and filter for "Physical Therapist" or "Physical Therapist Assistant" and your state of licensure.

Contact Hours: 2.00


Difficulty: Intermediate

Goals & Objectives:

Following your active participation in this course, you will be able to:

  1. Define triage and the spot diagnosis;
  2. Compare and contrast spot diagnosis and screening;
  3. Recognize the necessary diagnostic accuracy elements of spot diagnosis;
  4. Recognize the strengths and weaknesses of current triage tools used for the upper and lower quarter;
  5. Identify and apply knowledge gained during recognition of conditions outside our scope of care.
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None mandatory; strongly recommended, however: Foundational Clinical Decision Making
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