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Decades Later — Post-Polio Syndrome - PT450

Decades Later — Post-Polio Syndrome

by Maureen Habel, MA, RN
PT450
(4.4 / 640 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

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Summary:

In the early 1980s, a pattern of symptoms among polio survivors was increasingly evident. The constellation of symptoms was referred to as post-polio syndrome (PPS), a diagnosis of exclusion. The World Health Organization estimates that between 12 million and 20 million people worldwide have polio-associated disabilities. According to the last survey performed (in the late 1980s), an estimated 440,000 polio survivors had or were at risk for developing PPS in the U.S. PPS is thought to affect 25% to 40% of those who recovered from polio. Healthcare professionals must be aware of the special needs of people with PPS and the risks they face when being treated for a variety of health conditions.

Objectives:

The goal of this post-polio syndrome continuing education program is to educate healthcare providers about PPS, its symptoms and associated health problems, and ways to help patients with PPS manage symptoms and prevent complications. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Discuss the criteria for diagnosing PPS
  • List six health-related problems that patients with PPS experience
  • Identify ways in which healthcare providers can help patients with PPS manage symptoms and prevent complications
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, occupational therapists, and physical therapists.
 
Physical therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
 
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of CE for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 11/16/2018 to 6/11/2019.
 
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider 1902004TX for 02/01/2016 to 01/31/2019 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
 
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California for 4/5/10 to 12/31/18. Relias LLC is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California as of 1/1/2019.
 
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000290) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from October 2018 through September 30, 2020.
 
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
 
Tthe OH PT Association (approval no. 17S6284 for 12/5/17 to 12/5/18).
 
The FL PT Association (approval no. CE18-336856 for 01/01/18 to 12/31/18). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the FL PT Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
 
The TN PT Association for Class 1 Continuing Education Requirement (approval no. 2017-429 for 11/22/17 to 11/21/18).
 
The PA Board of PT (approval no. PTCE009931 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/18).
 
The NJ Board of PT Examiners (approval no. 2016-375 for 02/01/16 to 01/31/18).
 
The MD State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 10/30/15 to 10/30/19.
 
This course has been approved by the NV State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 07/31/15 to 07/31/17.
 
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

Course Originally Released on: 8/27/2007
Date of Most Recent Review: 6/9/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 6/9/2020

 

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

 

For Florida professionals:

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KEVIN F - Sinking Spring, PA  ·  Dec 10, 2018
sufficient for purpose
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Alicia R - Oxnard , CA  ·  Dec 09, 2018
I learned a great deal, it made me aware of the diagnosis of post polio syndrome and weakness and conditions that patients can experience .
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Christopher M - PHILADELPHIA, PA  ·  Dec 08, 2018
Interesting topic, presented clearly and logically
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NANCY F - Drexel Hill, PA  ·  Dec 07, 2018
Good review. Non biased.
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Kaitlin F - Cicero, NY  ·  Dec 06, 2018
Good course will recommend
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ONLINE
Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50