Ethics for the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Professional

About the Course:
This online home study continuing education course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study on the APTA Code of Ethics, APTA Standards of Ethical Conduct for the Physical Therapist Assistant, the Board of Physical Therapy Policy Statement and basic theories and approaches in ethical decision making.

Course Objectives: 
  • Define Ethics and the components of ethical standards and behavior.
  • Identify the ten medical principals of ethics.
  • Cite the five roles of the physical therapist, which are noted as the foundation of the APTA code of ethics.
  • Describe the seven core values which guide the APTA principals of professional ethics.
  • State the components of the Realm-Individual Process-Situation (RIPS) model of ethical decision making.
  • Identify the types of documentation fraud in healthcare.
About the Author: 
Over the last 30 years, Lisa Young Milliken has served adults and geriatrics as a clinician, manager, vice president, consultant, compliance manager and education director and is most passionate about mentoring healthcare professionals in the post-acute facilities across the country. She currently provides continuing education support to therapists in over 950 sites nationwide as Education Specialist for Select Rehabilitation. She has authored and lectured at the state and national level with over 100 professional continuing education courses on a wide range of topics of importance to the healthcare professional who works with the older population. This includes all levels of dementia specific training throughout the last 30 years, ranging from types and stages of cortical vs. non-cortical dementias to non-pharmacological strategies and assuring Rules of Participation in the Long-term care setting.

Lisa is a member ASHA, where she currently serves as a State Advocate for Medicare Policy (StAMP) to Texas and she serves on the TSHA Executive Council as Chair of the Business Management Committee. She has also recently been awarded as a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice in Speech-Language Pathology. In prior years she served in multiple positions on the Louisiana Speech Hearing and Language Association to include State Advocate for Medicare Policy, Director of Publications, President Elect, President and Past President. Through her leadership positions on the Louisiana and Texas Association boards and executive council, she has purposed to advocate services of these associations’ members as well as for the clients and families served by the members.

How to Receive Credit
  • Read the entire course online or in print.
  • Answer the final examination questions at the end of the course. A passing grade of 70% is required. Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

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