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Rhabdomyolysis - PT61


Implications for PTs

by Jennifer M. Lee, MSPT, DPT and Mary Ann Wilmarth, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, MTC, Cert MDT
(4.6 / 476 ratings )

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

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


Rhabdomyolysis means the breakdown of striated muscle; it can be caused in different ways in a variety of populations. The condition can vary in severity from an asymptomatic elevated serum creatine kinase to a life-threatening condition. It is important for PTs to understand the different etiologies and presentations of this condition, as well as lab markers, to be aware of and properly identify a possible risk. This understanding will improve patient management and treatment for this condition.


The goal of this continuing education program is to provide physical therapists with information about the etiologies, symptoms, laboratory markers, management, complications, and prognosis of rhabdomyolysis, along with recommendations for prevention and treatment of exertional rhabdomyolysis. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe three causes of rhabdomyolysis and identify two mechanisms involved in its pathogenesis
  • Identify the major signs and symptoms of rhabdomyolysis and possible complications
  • Recognize risk factors for exertional rhabdomyolysis and describe recommendations for prevention and management of exertional rhabdomyolysis

Approval Information
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 6/11/2019 to 6/10/2022.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider 2202008TX for 02/01/2019 to 02/28/2022 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:
The OH PT Association (approval no. 19S0566 for 2/4/19 to 2/3/20).
The FL PT Association (approval no. CE19-539588 for 01/01/19 to 12/31/19). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the FL PT Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
The NJ Board of PT Examiners (approval no. 1801-294 for 02/01/18 to 01/31/20).
The MD State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 01/29/14 to 01/24/18.
This course has been approved by the NV State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 07/31/17 to 07/31/19.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

Course Originally Released on: 10/8/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/24/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 1/24/2020


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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Jason D - Copperas Cove, TX  ·  Jun 22, 2019
very helpful information.
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Helenka H - CAPE CORAL, FL  ·  Jun 22, 2019
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Katharine G - Austin, TX  ·  Jun 04, 2019
Good review of info and when to resume activity.
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cathie c - saugus, CA  ·  May 07, 2019
It was a great review,one that I really needed.
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Daniel L - West Orange, NJ  ·  Apr 10, 2019
Helpful education and screening process for emergency situations
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Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50