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Florida Physical Therapist Continuing Education

Florida Accepts OnlineCE.com Courses

 

Florida Continuing Education Requirements:

PT: 24 hrs biennially - Florida Accepts 12 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses

CE due by November 30 of every odd year.


Special Requirements:

Requires 2 hours of prevention of medical errors

1 hour AIDS/HIV required for first year licensees ONLY

NEW Human Trafficking requirement for Florida Department of Health. Licensed healthcare professionals are required to earn 1 hour of Board-Approved CE in Human Trafficking. This is a one-time requirement that licensees must complete before January 1, 2021.

Human Trafficking 204 is Approved by the Board to meet this requirement.

FPTA Approval Number for 2021: CE21-736044
FPTA Approval Number for 2020: CE20-736044
FPTA Approval Number for 2019: CE19-736044

 

Please click here for a listing of online continuing education courses specifically approved for Florida Physical Therapists.

 

Please scroll down to view courses accepted and their approval code/langauge.  When logged in, as long as your licenses are entered on your account, each course is clearly identified as being approved or not approved.

 

Continuing Education Requirements for Certified Hand Therapists:  

The Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC) is the governing body that is responsible for credentialing certified hand therapists (CHT). In order to maintain the CHT credential, a CHT must accumulate a minimum of 80 contact hours of professional development activities during their five-year accrual period. Professional development hours may be earned in seven different categories. OnlineCE.com offers courses in 3 Categories: A, B and C.

Category A - Formal Courses in Upper Extremity Therapy, 3 hours or more in length. All 80 hours can be earned in this category. HTCC Accepts OnlineCE courses.

Category B - Informal Courses in Upper Extremity Therapy, less than 3 hours in length. Maximum accepted: 30 hours per 5-year accrual cycle. HTCC Accepts OnlineCE courses.

Category C - Formal Courses with General Clinical OT or PT content. Maximum accepted: 20 hours per 5-year accrual cycle. HTCC Accepts OnlineCE courses.

 

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State of Florida Continuing Education Requirements

Florida Continuing Education requirements posted on this page are based upon the most up to date information available. Florida continuing education requirements are subject to change and therefore, Florida PT/PTA licensee's are ultimately responsible for being up to date with the Florida continuing education requirements.

 

Continuing education courses offered on OnlineCE.com provide Online CEU for Florida Physical Therapists (PT) and Florida Physical Therapy Assistants (PTA). The online courses enhance the knowledge bases of PT/PTA to enhance clinical therapy practice. Free 1 hour APTA approved online home study CE credit course for new Florida Physical Therapy and Physical Therapy Assistant registered users at www.OnlineCE.com

 
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  • AIDS 103

    Manual Therapy Interventions for People Living with HIV Disease


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    • Apply manual therapy interventions for people living with HIV disease
    • List the applicability of soft tissue mobilization, muscle energy technique, and myofacial release in the treatment of patients with HIV disease
    • Describe craniosacral therapy and lymphatic drainage techniques in the treatment of patients with HIV disease


    Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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    AIDS 104

    Nutritional Deficiencies in AIDS Patients


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    • Identify aspects of macronutrient deficiency and progression to AIDS
    • Describe pathophysiological malnutrition in HIV Disease
    • Discuss micronutrient deficiency and progression to AIDS
    • Identify nutritional therapies in the treatment of AIDS patients


    Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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    25732
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    AIDS 105

    Bioelectromagnetic Therapies for HIV/AIDS


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    • Discuss Neuromuscular Manifestations of HIV and Electroacupuncture
    • Review the use of Acupuncture and Microcurrents in AIDS patients
    • Discuss Effects of Massage Therapy on the HIV-Exposed Newborn and Adult
    • Describe how Massage Therapy enhances immune function in adults


    Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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    AIDS 106

    HIV Facts and Information


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    • Define HIV
    • Outline HIV epidemiology and symptoms
    • Discuss the effects of HIV on health and wellness
    • Review current facts about the HIV and AIDS epidemic both in the U.S. and worldwide


    Ron Steriti, ND, PhD

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    425105
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    AIDS 107

    Information for Health Care Workers


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    • Discuss strategies for preventing HIV in the health care workplace
    • Outline universal precautions and additional precautions to prevent transmission of HIV by blood
    • Apply what to do when there has been a possible exposure to HIV infection


    Ron Steriti, ND, PhD

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    427223
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    AIDS 108
    HIV and AIDS Update: Caring for A Person With HIV and AIDS

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    • Define and discuss confidentiality laws covering the medical records of HIV/AIDS patients
    • Define and discuss behavioral interventions for HIV/AIDS patients
    • Outline the screening of HIV-infected persons for HIV transmission risk


    Ron Steriti, ND, PhD

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    427224
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    AIDS 109

    AIDS: Clinical Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatment


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    • Assess the historical characteristics and epidemiology of HIV/AIDS
    • Describe how HIV is spread and how it may be prevented
    • Summarize the pathophysiology of HIV infection and AIDS
    • Outline the natural history, diagnosis, and stages of HIV infection
    • Illustrate the current treatment strategies for HIV infection and discuss common opportunistic infections associated with HIV


    Dean Smith, DC, PhD

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    327446
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    AIDS 110

    HIV and Nutrition


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    • Explain the difference between HIV infection and AIDS
    • Outline the methods of transmission of HIV
    • Explain why early treatment of HIV infection is advantageous
    • Discuss the basic factors in treatment
    • Assess the individual HIV-AIDS patient for nutritional needs
    • Explain the basic nutritional guidelines for the HIV infected patient.
    • Discuss the classification of nutrients and their sources
    • List some tools that may be used to do a nutritional analysis.
    • Recognize AIDS nutritional deficient syndromes and other co morbidities
    • Suggest some food plans/food treatments for nutritional deficiencies caused by the HIV infection or other opportunistic infections.
    • Discuss  the steps to good nutritional counseling
    • Discuss some nutritional problems that may face the HIV patient and list some remedies for these issues.


    Virginia Norris-Schafer, DC, MD

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    425110
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    AIDS 111
    Global Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS

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    • Identify the classification methods for the diagnosis of HIV infection
    • Describe the methods of transmission of HIV
    • Explain the global epidemiology of HIV
    • Summarize the origin and evolution of SIV and HIV
    • Outline the crossover of HIV to the human population


    Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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    427225
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    AIDS 112

    Neurological and Cardiovascular Complications of HIV Infection


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    • Describe the principal HIV-associated neurological complications
    • List the clinical features of HIV-associated dementia
    • Summarize the diagnosis and treatment of HIV neuropathy
    • Identify common cardiovascular complications in HIV patients
    • Explain the etiology of HIV-associated cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure


    Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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    AIDS 113
    Immune Response to HIV

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    • Outline the general concepts of the immune response to viral infection
    • Compare and contrast innate immunity versus acquired immunity
    • Describe the role of the CD4 T lymphocyte response in HIV infection
    • Explain why the immune response fails in HIV infection
    • Discuss the potential for vaccines to HIV


    Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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    427227
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    AIDS 115

    HIV AIDS: Principles and Practice


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    • Summarize the biology and transmission of HIV/AIDS
    • Describe the clinical and serological progression of HIV/AIDS
    • Outline the diagnosis and follow up monitoring for HIV/AIDS
    • Produce a synopsis of the medical management of HIV/AIDS
    • Identify the 5 classes of HAART medications and their mechanism of action
    • Recognize the interactions of vitamins and nutrients with the various classes of HIV medications
    • Identify therapies to address constitutional symptoms, medication side effects, and symptoms of immunosuppression
    • List homeopathic and botanicals that have demonstrated effectiveness in treating HIV

    Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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    An Overview of CTS
    An Overview of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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    • Describe the the etiology, incidence and prevalence of CTS and list 5 risk factors
    • Identify the anatomy of the carpal tunnel and describe its contents
    • Outline, describe and differentiate 3 provocative maneuvers for diagnosing CTS
    • List and describe 3 conservative treatment interventions for CTS and the advantages of each technique
    • Describe and differentiate open vs. endoscopic CT release along with possible complications


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    CE 21-683448
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    Cardiopulmonary 103 - 104

    Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology and Clinical Assessment of the Cardiopulmonary System


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    Cardiopulmonary 103:

    • Discuss how smoking impacts the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems
    • Describe how lung dysfunction leads to cardiac dysfunction
    • Describe how cardiac dysfunction leads to lung dysfunction
    • Differentiate obstructive from restrictive pulomary pathology and the manifestations of each
    • Name 5 factors that precipitate an asthma attack
    • List 3 risk factors of coronary artery disease
    • Describe the process of artherosclerosis
    • Discuss rheumatoid arthritis and its impact on specific organs

    Cardiopulmonary 104:

    • Identify anatomic structures and key topographic landmarks of the chest
    • Describe various chest wall configurations
    • Differentiate peripheral and central cyanosis
    • Differentiate normal bronchial breath sounds from abnormal bronchial breath sounds
    • Identify various components of a chest examination
    • List 2 causes of decreased breath sounds
    • List the steps involved to ausculatate lung sounds


    Rocco Labbadia, RPT

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    CE21-540735
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    Core Stability 201

    Foundation Form and Function


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    Hour 1 and 2

    • Describe the components of the core and the function of the core.
    • Describe the function of the diaphragm as it relates to posture, muscular relationships and stability of the spine.
    • Describe the function and structure of the superficial muscle system of the body.
    • Describe two concepts of spinal stability. 

    Hour 3

    • Demonstrate how to determine the length of quadratus lumborum and erector spinae. 
    • Demonstrate how to evaluate Transversus abdominus function
    • Demonstrate how to facilitate the core and initiate a core training program

    Hour 4

    • List three pathologies related to less than optimal core function.
    • Describe three postural strategies that the patient may develop when the core is in dysfunction.
    • Describe how weakness of the abdominals can alter diaphragm contractions.
    • Explain how respiratory fatigue can alter core control.


    Debra Dent, BPT, Dip Manip PT, OCS, FCAMPT

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    CE 21-670864
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    Medical Errors 101
    Avoiding Medical Errors

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    • List some of the most common medical errors reported in the US health care system
    • List the three major systems that the President of the US in 2000 mentioned in his speech regarding errors in the health care system and discuss ways these tools could help decrease errors in our health care system
    • Name a few organizations that collect data from health organizations to help analyze medical errors to help correct on a state level, and a national level
    • Discuss the Evidence Based Practice and converse why this is an important concept in preventing medical errors
    • Name the industry that is the template for a medical error system that works on each level of the structure, denying individual blame
    • List some concepts in quality improvement that AHRQ and other organizations are working on to decrease Medical errors


    Virginia Norris-Schafer, DC, MD

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