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Physical Therapy Continuing Education Course

Part II: Outcomes Measures

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Part II: Outcomes Measures     $59.90

This lecture is part of the following course:
Adults With Type 2 Diabetes: Physical Therapy Examination and Treatment


This course is the second of a 3-part series on the physical therapy examination and treatment of patients with diabetes. The lecture focuses on outcomes measures related to the physical therapy treatment of adults with type 2 diabetes, discussing the reliability of various treatments, as well as ways to assess changes in a patient's physical fitness.

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. Understand the physiological basis of the A1C test.
  2. Identify normal and abnormal A1C test results.
  3. Interpret the clinical importance of A1C value changes.
  4. Analyze potential reasons as to why elevated A1C is associated with type 2 diabetes complications.
  5. Understand the physiological basis of fasting and non-fasting blood glucose testing.
  6. Identify normal and abnormal fasting and non-fasting blood glucose values.
  7. Discuss the reliability and validity of A1C versus blood glucose testing.
  8. List cardiovascular risk factors for adults with type 2 diabetes.
  9. Identify normal and abnormal hematologic cardiovascular risk factors.
  10. Identify mortality and morbidity risks associated with physical fitness.
  11. Understand graded exercise testing procedures.
  12. Understand valid muscle strength testing methods.
  13. List and understand procedures for physical function and physical performance tests for these patients, based on impairments and complications.
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