Accreditation The American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement: The American Medical Directors Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AMDCP Credit Designation: This session has been approved for a total of 1 Management credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: In this session, the roles of the physician and physical therapist as leaders in exercise programming as well as roles of the long term care staff, resident, and family members in creating a culture of physical activity and exercise throughout the facility will be discussed. A brief review of the evidence supporting exercise and physical activity will provide the medical director with information to utilize when seeking acceptance of the new program from all members of the team. Specific examples of the medical director effectively utilizing the IDT and overseeing the planning process to ensure the success of the physical activity program will be given, with an emphasis on identifying barriers and brainstorming solutions with the IDT. Specific examples of the implementation of a facility-wide exercise and physical activity program as well as ongoing assessment of the program success, will also be discussed.
Describe the roles of interdisciplinary team members in planning and implementing a facility-wide exercise program.
Identify at least three specific strategies to incorporate exercise and physical activity into the long term care setting by effectively utilizing the interdisciplinary team.
Implement an exercise and physical activity program in a long term care setting.
Evaluate the appropriateness of an exercise program for individual patients/residents.
Disclosure(s): Tim Fox, PT, MS, GCS - Fox Rehabilitation: CEO/Owner Mimi Jacobs, MPT, GCS, OCS - Fox Rehabilitation: Employee
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