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Physiotherapists have an important role in frailty management. The Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) is an evidence supported framework that is used to assess people living with frailty. This course discusses CGA and the role physiotherapists play in this multidimensional process.
The course aims to introduce the key components and the supporting evidence of the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment with an emphasis on the physiotherapist's role in frailty management.
This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.
Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1 hour depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.
Types of Activities - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 0.7 Physioplus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.
Requirements to complete this course
In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:
- Respect the Physioplus Community Culture.
- Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
- Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
- Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
- Complete a course evaluation form.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
- Define the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment
- Identify the 5 domains of the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment
- Discuss the role of physiotherapists in the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment process
- List the benefits of using the CGA in Frailty management based on the current evidence
South African Society of Physiotherapy
South African Society of Physiotherapy: PPB007/PT001/2021/167 (3 General CEUs Level 1)
Texas Physical Therapy Association
United States - Texas
This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2312053TX and meets continuing competence requirements for PT and PTA licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 0.9 CCUs.
Physiotherapist, South Africa
A great introduction to assessing frailty in patients. It offers a wide scope of application of tests to suit patients with various conditions. Enabling us as physiotherapists to recognise and identify possible functional problems that may lead to a decrease in a patient's independence. Great to share with a multidisciplinary team!
Witnessing the high-quality practices in other places is an excellent driver to improve our own. Excellent courses at your disposal at home is a dream for every professional with limited free time or training budget.
This course is highly recommended for all health care professionals as it helps to revise the basics we have studied but forget to implement in day-to-day practice. It also helps to learn and think about different aspects related to a particular condition, which will definitely change the outcome of your treatment.