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2-Part Webinar Series: Optimizing Therapy Services Considering COVID Challenges

14jan12:30 pm1:30 pm2-Part Webinar Series: Optimizing Therapy Services Considering COVID Challenges

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Managing Therapy Needs to the Client with Compromised Respiratory Function

Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021  12:30 – 1:30 p.m. CT

Respiratory disease is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. With the emergence of COVID-19, therapists are treating even greater numbers of clients with compromised lung function.  As a result, rehabilitation professionals must be prepared to provide effective rehabilitation for their clients with respiratory deficits.  This webinar will review the background and scope of respiratory illness especially as it relates to older adult populations.  It will also introduce strategies for assessing and implementing treatment interventions designed for clients with compromised lung function across rehab settings.  Finally, it will review reimbursement and documentation principles to ensure efficacy in this area by healthcare providers.

  • Outline how to best assess patients with compromised lung function.
  • Identify Physical Therapy (PT), Occupational Therapy (OT), Speech Language Pathology (SLP) interventions for clients with compromised respiratory function.
  • Describe components of appropriate client and caregiver education for managing respiratory disease.
  • Explain associated reimbursement and documentation principles.


Treatment and Documentation for In-Room Therapy Sessions

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021  12:30 – 1:30 p.m. CT

Social distancing and isolation may be necessary during COVID-19, but it can be detrimental to our client’s physical and cognitive health.  Therapy plays an important role in the success of those who are isolated or unable to leave their living spaces.  Therapists have the opportunity to work with clients in their living spaces to offer tools and treatment strategies to enable our clients to achieve their highest quality of life.  This webinar provides an in-depth review of treatment ideas, home safety strategies to integrate into client care, ways to integrate technology into treatment sessions, and documentation principles for in-room sessions.

  • Outline in room treatment ideas and then apply using a case example.
  • Explain the importance of incorporating principals of home safety into an in-room treatment session.
  • Describe ways to incorporate technology into an in-room treatment session.
  • Outline the essential components of documentation in the medical record for in-room treatment sessions.



Neely Sullivan, PT, CLT-LANA, CDP, Education Specialist, Select Rehabilitation

Neely Sullivan has worked with diverse client populations ranging from pediatric to geriatric in a variety of clinical settings. These experiences have allowed her to treat and develop effective client care programs.  She has served in multiple levels of regional and corporate management positions.  In these positions, Neely has developed policies and worked closely with interdisciplinary teams to ensure that all clients have the opportunity to attain their highest level of function and quality of life.  She has most recently been responsible for the identification, implementation, and evaluation of clinical programs in long-term care settings.  Neely currently provides educational support to 13,000+ therapists nationwide as an Education Specialist for Select Rehabilitation.  Neely has lectured nationally and at the state level on the topics of lymphedema management, documentation, denials management, ICD10 Coding, wound care management, and the role of rehabilitation with the LTC client. She has authored publications focusing on evidence-based practice and clinical care. Neely conducts audits, quality improvement planning, and clinical training to Select Rehabilitation employees and customers monthly.  She is a member of the APTA including the Clinical Electrophysiology and Wound Management section and Geriatric section.


Registration for this webinar series is per connection needed at a facility. This allows multiple staff members to participate in the education using one connection. Prior registration is required to ensure connection information and applicable materials are distributed prior to the webinar. The registration fee for this series is $99 per SDAHO Member facility /$150 per non-member facility. CE available: LNHA & SW


(Thursday) 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm CST