The Conundrum of Outcomes - PT62

The Conundrum of Outcomes

by Laurel Koss, MS, OTR/L
(4.2 / 91 ratings )

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

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


As the healthcare industry grows and changes, it has become even more important for clinicians to examine their outcomes in a routine, consistent manner. Physical therapy professionals must be able to interpret evidence to incorporate the most effective treatment approaches into their care. 


The goal of this continuing education module is to provide physical therapists with information about the risks and caveats of considering evidence-based practice in their care plan.  After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Identify the key components of evidence-based practice.
  • Identify weaknesses of using observational studies and randomized controlled trials in research.
  • Describe the benefits of patient involvement in healthcare decision making.
  • Explain the danger of evidence-based practice becoming too prescriptive and how to avoid this danger.

Approval Information
This course is designed for physical therapists.
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. 19S0819 for 4/7/19 to 4/7/20).
The FL PT Association (approval no. CE19-539596 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. 1801-320 for 02/01/18 to 01/31/20).
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: 1/29/2014
Date of Most Recent Review: 2/24/2020
Course Termination/Update Date: 2/28/2023


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:

This course completion will be electronically reported to CE Broker as required per Florida Statute 456.025(7). Click here to view your CE Broker transcript and check the status of your CE requirements with a FREE 7-day CE Broker trial subscription. It may take up to 24 hours for the course to appear on your CE Broker transcript.

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Ryan S - San Diego, CA  ·  Mar 07, 2019
I thought it would talk a lot on how we should only do Evidence Based Treatments but was happy to read that Clinical Expertise is very important.
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MARLA T - WARRINGTON, PA  ·  Dec 23, 2018
good overview of ebp pros and cons and expectations
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Alicia R - Oxnard , CA  ·  Nov 11, 2018
This course was very informative, a real challenge when it comes to replicate research results.
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Aaron J - portsmouth, NH  ·  Oct 16, 2018
great review of Evidence based practice
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Phillip M - Timnath, CO  ·  Sep 29, 2018
Good explanation as to why outcome use is important in decision makeing.
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Price: $19.00
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