Decades Later — Post-Polio Syndrome - OT450

Decades Later — Post-Polio Syndrome

by Maureen Habel, MA, RN
OT450
(4.4 / 155 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Occupational Therapy (0.10 AOTA CEU)

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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
 
Content Level: Intermediate
Instructional Method: Online Course — Clinical Vignette & Narrative
 
Content Focus
Domain of OT: Activity Demands
Domain of OT: Performance Skills
Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, occupational therapists, and physical therapists.
 
Occupational therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
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OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (provider # FBN 50-1489).
 

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

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GINGER A - New Albany, MS  ·  Jun 13, 2017
This course was very informative.
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laura c - amityville , NY  ·  Jun 05, 2017
well presented great information pertinent
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Terri H - Plano, TX  ·  May 18, 2017
Good overview of PPS
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DEBORAH F - raleigh, NC  ·  May 05, 2017
great review for acute care setting
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Mark M - Buda, TX  ·  Apr 28, 2017
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Price: $19.00
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