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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
The lecturer elaborated perfectly! He even provided new and updated information and hands-on experience.
CHRISTIAN NOEL JUMARANG
This course is a relief, this gives me ideas on how to improve my assessment in my geriatric patients. Also, this will improve your skills because they use evidence-based practice in conducting this program. This will also help the whole medical team as well to work together and achieve one goal to improve our patient's performance.
ZYRIL NICOLE ALDAS
This course provided a new perspective on how to deal with an elderly patient. It helped me understand that being collaborative with other healthcare professionals is really important!
Good course to learn more about geriatric multi-professional assessment.
I enjoy how the course emphasizes the lecture content. I didn't become bored since Mr Buxton delivered the information so effectively, smartly, and concisely.
Christy Palliyembill Wilson
Physiotherapist, United Kingdom
This course is a good choice for physiotherapists working with the elderly community. All physiotherapists wanting an insight into dealing with the co-morbidities in an individual should opt for this course.
Physiotherapist, United Kingdom
Great course that helps when assessing the frail in a team situation
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!