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Rob Driscoll was recently promoted at Koorsen Fire Security to the role of director, business integration. Driscoll, who is now entering his 13th year with the company, will now be focused on acquisitions, national account work and contract negotiations. “We’re primarily a fire protection company,” he said. “Security, however, has been … the fastest segment of growth probably over the last 10 years or so.” Security Systems News caught up with Driscoll in early April to ask him five questions.

Company focuses on keyless entry in residential, commercial and soon automotive spaces

WINTER PARK, Fla.—UniKey, a company focused on keyless entry, in May added $5 million in funding, an extension on existing funding from various partners.

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Tenth buy in 18 months adds customers in the banking and utilities markets

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—Convergint Technologies, a global service-based systems integration company with headquarters based here, has acquired Miami-based Integrated Security Systems, making this the 10th company added to the Convergint family in the past 18 months.

Company gains 1,800 accounts in its latest purchase

DAVENPORT, Iowa—Per Mar Security Services, a full-service security company based here, on June 1 announced its acquisition of Southlake Security, based in Griffith, Ind.

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Which Schools Have Online Physical Therapy Assistant Degree Programs? #physical #therapy #online

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Which Schools Have Online Physical Therapy Assistant Degree Programs?

Offered at the associate’s degree level, physical therapy assistant programs train students to successfully administer physical therapy treatments under the supervision of licensed physical therapists. Due to the clinical requirements, completely online physical therapy assistant degree programs do not exist. Schools offering Physical Therapy degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Degree Program Information

Associate’s degree programs for physical therapy assistants are often available through vocational schools or community colleges. These programs usually take two years of study and include general education courses in addition to those in physical therapy. Because of the hands-on, clinical nature of the profession, fully online physical therapy assistant programs do not exist. Below are some of the schools that offer on-campus physical therapy assistant degree programs.

Important Information About Physical Therapy Assistant Programs

High school diploma or equivalent

Applied anatomy, tests measurements, pathophysiology

Physical therapist assistant, medical assistant (may require further education)

Bachelor’s programs are available; licensed physical therapy assistants may be required to complete continuing education coursework for licensure renewal

Whatcom Community College

Whatcom Community College offers a full-time program at their campus in Bellingham, WA, but students who cannot attend on-campus classes can opt for the part-time online/hybrid option. The program leads to an Associate in Science (A.S.) in Physical Therapy Assisting. This PTA degree features required prerequisite courses in general education topics such as math and English, and after completing these courses, students can study kinesiology, physical therapy, and PTA procedures.

Milwaukee Area Technical College

Milwaukee Area Technical College in Wisconsin awards an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Physical Therapist Assisting. This program emphasizes effective communication with patients and is designed to prepare students to secure jobs in nursing homes, rehabilitation centers and other health care facilities. Students are encouraged to fulfill their roles with sensitivity and respect. The program examines ways in which the delivery of physical therapy services may be properly documented.

Jefferson State Community College

An Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Physical Therapy Assisting is available through the program at Jefferson State Community College. The degree requires two years of study, with one year devoted to prerequisite coursework and the second year focusing on professional coursework. Once the student graduated program, he or she will be qualified to take the National Board Exam and receive professional state licensure.

Job Duties

Physical therapy assistants play an important role in the delivery of physical therapy services to patients trying to regain movement after illness or injury. They perform many of the same tasks as physical therapists, such as patient preparation, hydrotherapy, massage and heat pack application. Every state requires that physical therapy assistants be licensed and hold an associate’s degree from an accredited college program as well as pass a licensing exam.

To continue researching, browse degree options below for course curriculum, prerequisites and financial aid information. Or, learn more about the subject by reading the related articles below:

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Drugs: What to Know #drug, #upper, #downer, #addiction, #addicted, #tolerance, #drug #use,

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Drugs: What to Know

It’s not hard to find drugs, and sometimes it may seem like everyone’s doing them or wanting you to do them. But as with anything that seems too good to be true, there are downsides (and dangers) to taking drugs.

How Drugs Work

Drugs are chemicals or substances that change the way our bodies work. Some are medicines that help people when doctors prescribe them. Many have no medical use or benefits.

When taken (usually by swallowing, inhaling, or injecting), abused drugs find their way into the bloodstream. From there, they move to the brain and other parts of the body. In the brain, drugs may intensify or dull the senses, change how alert or sleepy people feel, and sometimes decrease physical pain.

Because of the way these drugs work on the brain, they affect the ability to make healthy choices and decisions. Even drinking makes people more likely to get involved in dangerous situations, like driving under the influence or having unprotected sex .

How drugs affect people depends on lots of things:

  • the kind of drug taken
  • how much is taken
  • how often someone uses it
  • how quickly it gets to the brain
  • what other drugs, food, or substances are taken at the same time
  • the person’s body size, shape, and chemistry

Although substances can feel good at first, they can do a lot of harm to the body and brain. Drinking alcohol, smoking or using tobacco. taking illegal drugs, even sniffing glue all damage the human body.

Why People Take Drugs

Just as there are many kinds of drugs available, there are as many reasons for trying or using them. People take drugs for the pleasure they believe they can bring. Or maybe someone else talked them into it, making them think they’ll have a better time if they take drugs. Often people try to talk friends into taking drugs just because they don’t want to be the only ones doing them.

Some people believe drugs will help them think better. be more popular, or become better artists or athletes. Others are curious. And some people want to fit in and take drugs because of peer pressure .

Many people use drugs because they’re depressed or think drugs will help them escape their problems. But drugs just mask feelings and problems, they don’t solve them. People find that when a drug wears off, the feelings and problems remain and might even be worse. This can put people on the hamster wheel of chasing a high just to feel better.

Commonly abused drugs include:

Getting Help

If you think you or a friend may be addicted to drugs, talk to a parent, your doctor. school counselor. or nurse. They can help you get the help you need.

Several kinds of treatment are available for drug addiction. The two main types are behavioral (helping a person change behaviors) and pharmacological (treating a person by using medicine).

Experts in drug treatment teach people how to live without drugs dealing with cravings, avoiding situations that could lead to drug use, and preventing and handling relapses.

It can be hard to overcome drug addiction without professional help and treatment. It takes time and isn’t something that can be done alone everyone needs support. Experts who help people with addictions are trained to help, not judge. To find a drug treatment center in your area, search online, check out the SAMHSA Treatment Locator. or ask a doctor or counselor for advice.

Date reviewed: October 2016





Physical Therapy Benefits for Pain Treatment #physical #therapy, #pt, #physical #therapist, #pain

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Physical Therapy for Chronic Pain: What to Expect

Physical therapy is often one of the best choices you can make when you have long-term pain (also called chronic pain) or an injury. It can make you stronger and help you move and feel better.

Ask your doctor to recommend a physical therapist. You’ll probably need a series of visits, and you should practice some of the exercises at home for the best results.

Physical therapists have a lot of training. Still, it’s a good idea to ask them about their experience in working with people who’ve had conditions like yours. You can also ask them how many sessions you’ll need.

How Does Physical Therapy Treat Pain?

Physical therapists are experts not only in treating pain but also its source. Yours will look for areas of weakness or stiffness that may be adding stress to the places that hurt. And they will treat those areas with certain exercises to reduce pain and help you move better.

In a physical therapy session, you may do more than one of these things:

Low-impact aerobic training. These workouts will rev up your heart rate and still take it easy on your joints. For instance, you might walk fast or use a stationary bike to warm up, instead of running, before you do your strengthening exercises.

Strengthening exercises. You might use machines at your physical therapist’s office, resistance bands, or your own body weight (think lunges, squats, and push-ups). You may work on your core muscles (belly, glutes, and back), as well as other parts of your body.

Pain relief exercises. These moves target areas where you have pain, so you’re stronger and more flexible — which should make it easier to live your life.

Stretching. This will be gentle, and your therapist will make sure that you’re warmed up and you don’t stretch too far.

Your physical therapist may prescribe exercises to do at home.

What Else Might I Do?

During your sessions, your therapist may also use:

Heat and ice packs. Ice calms inflammation. Heat warms up your muscles so they move better. Both can lower pain.

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Home – VCU Massey Cancer Center #virginia #commonwealth #university #physical #therapy

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Top 4% in the nation

Massey re-designated by the National Cancer Institute for the 42nd year; was first cancer center in Virginia to receive this prestigious distinction


  • Cutting-edge therapies

    Massey is the only cancer care provider in Richmond and one of a handful in the state to offer heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), a complex procedure used to treat advanced abdominal cancers.


  • For a world without cancer

    Massey is getting closer to a future without cancer. one heartbeat at a time, one breath, one more life, saved.


  • Precision medicine

    Massey becomes the first cancer care provider in Virginia to perform next-generation genome sequencing for precision cancer treatment.


  • Her laugh is the best sound in the world

    Mackenzie was just 20 months old when the team at VCU Massey Cancer Center removed a peach-sized tumor from her brain. This Christmas, she s celebrating her 11 th birthday.


  • Discovering new treatments

    Massey’s clinical trials offer first access to the latest promising cancer therapies and help doctors and scientists discover medical breakthroughs.

    Spotlight

    Massey was the first in the world to successfully implant CivaSheet, a bio-absorbable, internal radiation device, to treat early stage pancreatic cancer. More

    Cancer types

    At Massey, our patients are treated by multidisciplinary teams focused on specific cancer types. That means not one expert, but an entire team of experts from multiple disciplines subspecialized in your type of cancer is working together to help you with your cancer care.

    With this collaborative approach, you’re getting more experience and more insight in the evaluation of your diagnosis, highly coordinated care that ensures the ideal combination and sequence of treatment, and a care plan customized to you. Learn more about your treatment options at Massey by selecting your cancer type from the drop down list above.

    News Advances

    • Massey study suggests that it could be possible to use genetic testing to identify more breast cancer patients who would benefit from hormone therapy as an alternative to chemotherapy
    • New combination of chemotherapy and immunotherapy developed at Massey shows promising results in eradicating breast cancer recurrence
    • Massey physicians named Richmond’s “Top Docs”




  • Continuing Education – Illinois Physical Therapy Association #online #health #and #physical #education

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    According to the Rules for the Administration of the Illinois Physical Therapy Act, Section 1340.61 Continuing Education,

    “Beginning with the September 30, 2004 renewal and every renewal thereafter, every physical therapist shall complete 40 hours of continuing education (CE) relevant to the practice of physical therapy during each prerenewal period as a condition of renewal.

    Beginning with the September 30, 2005 renewal and every renewal thereafter, every physical therapist assistant shall complete 20 hours of CE relevant to the practice of physical therapy during each prerenewal period as a condition of renewal.”

    To read the entire Continuing Education Section Click Here

    Why does an adult need to be a continual learner?

    Part of being a professional is a commitment to continued study, in other words, a commitment to “lifelong learning.”

    What does this commitment entail? It means that a professional is always learning. You are learning while you work, you are learning through continuing education, you might continue learning through an advanced degree or specialization, but you are always engaged in the study of physical therapy; the knowledge, skills and abilities that will make you a better practitioner.

    The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) define continuing competence as, “Ongoing application of professional knowledge, skills and abilities which relate to occupational performance objectives in the range of possible encounters that is defined by that individual’s scope of practice and practice setting.”

    If we subscribe to this definition, each individual physical therapist and physical therapist assistant will have unique objectives relating to their particular scope of practice and practice setting. This means that you are in charge of designing your own professional development experience.

    With the proliferation of new ways to learn, you can build your own learning program by taking an accredited course or professional development seminar, attending a conference or meeting, joining a professional organization, subscribing to a physical therapy journal, taking an online course or teleconference. The possibilities for continued learning are expanding every day.

    Educational Opportunities for IPTA Members

    CE opportunities can be found:

    On our online calendar – search CE





    Physical Therapist Assistant #online #physical #therapist #assistant #programs

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    Physical Therapist Assistant

    AWARD OFFERED Associate in Applied Science Degree

    Admission Requirements and Curriculum
    Join us for an Advising Workshop
    PTA Program Application
    PTA FAQs
    Estimated Expenses
    Program Statistics
    Observation Form
    What is PTA
    Licensure / Accreditation
    Performance Standards

    About the Program

    The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) is a skilled technical health care worker who assists the physical therapist in providing services that help improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients suffering from injuries or disease. Patients include accident victims and individuals with disabling conditions such as low-back pain, arthritis, heart disease, fractures, head injuries, and cerebral palsy.

    Duties of the physical therapist assistant are varied but include rehabilitation of orthopedic, neurological, pediatric, and sports-related problems. Once a patient is evaluated and a treatment plan is designed by the physical therapist, the physical therapist assistant can provide many aspects of treatment, as prescribed by the physical therapist. Components of treatment procedures performed by these workers involve exercise, massage, electrical stimulation, paraffin baths, hot and cold packs, traction, and ultrasound. The physical therapist assistant is responsible for reporting patient responses and treatment outcomes to the physical therapist. Physical therapist assistants are employed in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, home health care agencies, private practices, and other specialized health care settings.

    Career Outlook

    Employment of physical therapist assistants is expected to grow much faster than average for all occupations through the year 2022. The demand for physical therapist assistants will continue to rise, in accordance with the increasing number of individuals with disabilities or limited function. The growing elderly population is particularly vulnerable to chronic and debilitating conditions that require therapeutic services, making the role of the PT/PTA team vital. In addition, future medical developments should permit an increased percentage of trauma victims to survive, creating added demand for therapy services. Physical therapists are expected to increasingly utilize assistants to reduce the cost of physical therapy services.

    Median annual earnings of physical therapist assistants were $52,160 in May 2012, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $72,720. (Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics)

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    Sample Plan of Study (see current catalog for additional details)

    AAS Physical Therapist Assistant

    1st Semester
    1 ORI 110 Freshman Seminar
    3 ENG 101 English Composition I
    3 PSY 200 General Psychology
    4 BIO 201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I**
    3 MTH 100 Intermediate College Algebra
    3 PHL 206 Ethics and Society (or HUM 101)
    17 Total Hours

    2nd Semester
    3 SPH 106 Fundamentals of Oral Communication
    3 PSY 210 Human Growth and Development
    4 BIO 202 Human Anatomy and Physiology I**
    3 HIT 110 Medical Terminology***
    3 PTA 120 Introduction to Kinesiology****
    16 Total Hours

    3rd Semester-Fall Semester ONLY
    2 PTA 200 PT Issues and Trends
    2 PTA 202 PTA Communication Skills
    3 PTA 220 Functional Anatomy and Kinesiology
    2 PTA 222 Functional Anatomy and Kinesiology Lab
    2 PTA 240 Physical Disabilities
    4 PTA 250 Therapeutic Procedures I
    1 PTA 258 Introduction to the Clinical Environment
    1 PTA 260 Clinical Education I
    17 Total Hours

    4th Semester-Sping Semester ONLY
    2 PTA 230 Neuroscience
    2 PTA 231 Rehabilitation Techniques
    2 PTA 232 Orthopedics for the PTA
    2 PTA 241 Physical Disabilities II
    4 PTA 251 Therapeutic Procedures II
    2 PTA 266 Clinical Field Work I
    1 PTA 290 Therapeutic Exercise
    15 Total Hours

    5th Semester-Summer Semester ONLY
    2 PTA 201 PTA Seminar
    5 PTA 268 Clinical Practicum
    7 Total Hours

    Select one of the departments to learn more





    Free Data Modeling Tool Business Process Design Software #free #data #modeling #tool,

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    Open ModelSphere –
    Free Software Tool for Conceptual and Relational Data Modeling,
    Business Process Modeling and UML Modeling

    Open ModelSphere is a powerful free data, process and UML modeling tool / software. Open ModelSphere covers conceptual and logical data modeling as well as physical design, i.e. database modeling (database modelling). It supports several notations, e.g. Entity-Relationship, DATARUN and Information Engineering. Conceptual models can be converted to relational models and vice versa.

    Thanks to its reverse engineering capabilities, Open ModelSphere allows graphical visualization of your relational database’s architecture, thus making modifications easy. As a complete data modeling tool / software, it allows the generation of SQL scripts from your model as well. Open ModelSphere supports all the database management systems in a generic manner. A standard built-in interface connects to SQL databases via ODBC/JDBC driver.

    Open ModelSphere also includes expert modules to validate the integrity of your architecture and the coherence of what you established (meeting the requirements of each DBMS). This validation expertise will help you save research time among the multitude of restrictions that exists in each management system.

    Open ModelSphere also helps systems analysts to integrate the creation of data flow and business process diagrams and to elaborate an enterprise’s workflow and logistics. You can specify resources, transactions, communicational exchanges, cost calculated in time, money and effort, etc. Open ModelSphere is not restricted to business process modeling, but also allows you to set up the technical design at the application system level.

    Open ModelSphere supports you to schematize the various processes’ details in a hierarchical manner, thus enabling you to decompose a process in subprocesses. This way, it is easy to keep an overview, while having access to a very detailed view of the processes. When setting the data flow diagram, it becomes easier to design a relational database that meets the company’s needs, hence avoiding loss of time and money.

    Last, but not least – Open ModelSphere provides the functionality of a rich UML modeling tool / software. You can create Activity, Class, Collaboration, Component, Deployment, Package, Sequence, Statechart and Use Case diagrams.

    With respect to the coexistence of relational and object-oriented approaches, class models can be linked to data models. Moreover, class models can be generated from data models and vice versa.





    Physical Therapist Assistant AAS #physical #therapist #online #courses

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    Physical Therapist Assistant AAS

    Overview

    Program Description

    The course of study for a physical therapist assistant (PTA) is a two-year program, leading to an Associate of Applied Science degree. One cohort is accepted into the program each year. The curriculum plan for the program begins in the fall semester and consists of five consecutive semesters. Besides the PTA courses, our program includes general education and science courses necessary for earning an
    Associates in Applied Science degree. Successful completion of the program satisfies the academic requirement for applying for the state licensure as a PTA and satisfies the requirement for graduates to take the NBPTE, the national licensing exam.

    The five-semester program includes one summer semester for a total of 66 credit hours. The program is designed to prepare skilled health care workers to perform treatment under the direction of a licensed physical therapist and includes didactic learning, skill development in the lab and clinical training. Clinical facilities will require students to successfully pass a certified background check, a negative screening for drug usage, a seasonal influenza vaccination, Hep B series, MMR series, Chicken pox series, Tetanus, and PPD to screen for TB, and a current CPR card which is AHA BLS for HC providers. Prior to the start of the program, students are required to provide proof of immunizations. This list of requirements is available on the program department website.

    Graduates are prepared for employment as PTA�s in acute care hospitals, rehabilitation centers, outpatient clinics, school systems, home health agencies and other places where physical therapy is licensed to practice. Upon completion of the program, graduates must pass the NBPTE national licensing exam to receive a license in Texas.

    The general education core will transfer to a variety of colleges and universities. For more specific information and to obtain the recommended sequencing of courses, contact the program director, a college advisor or a college counselor.

    Program Admission Criteria

    This is an application based program. Students interested in applying to the Physical Therapist Assistant Technology Program should read the latest additional Physical Therapist Assistant Technology admission criteria.

    Admission Criteria

    In addition to the general admission requirements of the Lone Star College (LSC), the following are requirements that must be met in order to apply for admission to the PTA program:

    1. Complete all developmental courses in math and English prior to application (if required based on testing). All associate degrees require completion of MATH 0310 or higher or placement at college-level on an approved exam.
    2. Have a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in high school and/or college.
    3. Complete at least 40 hours of observation in the field under the direction of a licensed physical therapist or licensed physical therapist assistant.
    4. Complete an application test administered at the Lone Star College – Montgomery Campus.
      Applications for admission will be received during the spring semester. Because admission to the program is competitive, the students who will be accepted are most likely to be those who score highest on the criteria established by the admissions committee which may include but not limited to, the following:
      1. Completion of the general education core courses in the degree plan,
      2. High grades in these courses,
      3. Scores on a standardized admission exam, writing sample and interview.

    Note: It is highly recommended that students complete as many of the following courses prior to applying to the PTA program in order to submit the highest application score as possible:

    • PTHA 1201-(It is a requirement to pass this course with a C or higher)
    • BIOL 2401-(It is a requirement to pass this course with a C or higher and within the last 7 years prior to admission into the program)
    • BIOL 2402-(It is a requirement to pass this course with a C or higher)
    • ENGL 1301
    • PSYC 2301
    • PSYC 2314
    • PHIL 2306

    Final acceptance into the program is contingent upon other criteria as set by LSC which may include background check and drug screening.

    Admission Process

    1. All applicants are highly encouraged to attend at least one information session prior to applying to the PTA program. The information sessions are held monthly on the LSC-Montgomery campus and the PowerPoint file is available on the departmental web page. Dates and times for the face to face sessions are located on the departmental web page.
    2. An application packet for the PTA program must be completed and submitted to be considered for acceptance into the program. A link to the on-line application for the class starting in August will be available beginning in April of each year. The following material must be turned in prior to the deadline to the PTA department office B120 to be considered for admission:
      1. On-line application printed and signed by the student and turned in.
      2. On-line score sheet printed and signed by the student and turned in
      3. Observation form to be completed after 40 hours of observation under a licensed PT or PTA and signed by the PT or PTA. The form is available under Application Forms. (Signed and sealed by the licensed professional and either mailed or delivered by hand to the PTA department office – B120)
      4. d. PSB test results. The test ticket and directions on taking the test. IMPORTANT: PSB Test must be taken at least one week prior to the application deadline.
      5. Any additional documentation requested during the on-line application.
    3. Applicants may be invited for an interview and asked to submit a writing sample for review by the admissions committee.
    4. All successful applicants admitted to the PTA program will be required to attend an orientation session in the summer before starting the program.
    5. All successful applicants admitted to the PTA program will be required to submit documentation of their immunizations and background check at the orientation and no later than the first official day of class in the fall semester, per instructions of the faculty.

    Program Accreditation

    In order to practice as a PTA, a person must be licensed by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. To take the PTA licensing exam, a person must be a graduate of a PTA educational program that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). The PTA program at LSC-Montgomery is accredited by CAPTE.

    For more information, go to apta.org or contact the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-1488, 703.684.2782

    Contact

    Median wage: $67,610 1

    Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:

    • Physical Therapist Assistant 2
    • Home Health Physical Therapist Assistant 2

    Gainful Employment

    The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that �prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.”

    Footnotes


    1. Wage data is based on annual salaries from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics. 2014
    2. Position titles vary by employer and location.

    Tuition

    Figuring out how to pay for college is one of the toughest parts of earning a degree but attending LSC is an affordable option for most students. Tuition rates are based on residency and you can get an estimate of your costs by using our LSC Tuition Fees chart .

    Average full-time tuition is $800 per semester .

    Financial Aid

    Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students and financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.

    Admissions

    Lone Star College is an open-enrollment institution. Most students are accepted once they have completed the admissions process.

    Resources


    Accreditation

    Lone Star College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT), Associate of Science (AS) and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees.





    What is a PT #lower #manhattan #physical #therapy

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    What is a PT/OT modality?

    A modality is a type of electrical, thermal or mechanical energy that causes physiological changes.

    It is used to relieve pain, improve circulation, decrease swelling, reduce muscle spasm, and deliver medication in conjunction with other procedures. Typical types of modalities include electrical muscle stimulation, ultrasound, heat, ice, and traction.

    • High frequency sound waves that produce a form of deep tissue heating
    • For relief of pain and muscle spasm
    • Promotes circulation
    • Relaxes tight muscles/soft tissue prepares tissues for stretching
    • Use of ultrasound to drive in topical medications through the skin
    • Medications are usually a form of cortisone and xylocaine
    • For treatment of localized inflammations, eg. Heel spurs, tendonitis
    • Use of different forms of electrical current through surface electrodes that cause muscles to contract and relax
    • For relief of muscle spasm, pain and swelling
    • For muscle re-education and strengthening
    • Use of electrical current to drive topical medications through the skin
    • For treatment of localized inflammation, scar softening, reduction in joint calcium deposits
    • A longitudinal pull or distraction of spinal segments for the relief of nerve irritation (radicultis) or muscle spasm by use of a machine on the cervical (neck) spine with the use of a neck halter or lumbar (low back) spine with the use of a pelvic belt attached to a patient lying down
    • Can also be done manually

    Transcutaneous Nerve Stimulation (TENS) :

    • Use of low voltage electrical current through surface electrodes that overrides the sensation of pain
    • Small unit (slightly larger than a beeper) worn throughout the day for pain control that the patient can apply a needed

    Moist Heat (Hydrocollator)

    • Produces a deeper heat than a dry heating pad
    • Increases circulation, reduces swelling, relaxes muscles/soft tissue, prepares tissue for other treatments
    • Use of ice packs or ice massage in acute injuries and for pain relief (acute or chronic)
    • Reduces swelling, inflammation, muscles spasm
    • A form of heat using paraffin wax and mineral oil
    • Usually applied to hands or feet where other applications of heat are difficult

    For additional information, please contact us!





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    Zanes Law

    Tucson Phoenix Personal Injury Lawyers

    The Zanes Law injury lawyers have helped clients recover tens of millions of dollars on their personal injury claims. Over the years, we have helped thousands of clients on everything from normal everyday car accident claims to extremely complex wrongful death claims. We take an aggressive approach to how we represent our clients because we care deeply about them and understand that we are here to fight for them. Our personal injury lawyers are some of the best in Arizona and have helped clients on a variety of injury cases, which include car accidents, truck accidents, bicycle accidents, motorcycle accidents, wrongful death claims, and more. We are personal injury attorneys and car accident lawyers with years of experience.

    SERVING TUCSON, PHOENIX MORE

    We are an Arizona personal injury law firm with offices in Tucson and Phoenix, but we help clients nationally. So regardless of your location, we can help you on your personal injury or car accident case. Our Tucson and Phoenix personal injury lawyers are here to help you, regardless of where you live.

    TUCSON PHOENIX CAR ACCIDENT LAWYERS

    If you drive a car, unfortunately sooner or later you will be involved in a car accident. At least that is what the statistics show. If and when that happens, Please call a Zanes Law Phoenix car accident lawyer or Tucson personal injury attorney so that we can help you. This is important. It is important that you have a Phoenix personal injury attorney or a Tucson car accident lawyer who has the experience to get you the compensation that you deserve. Hiring the right personal injury lawyer will help to ensure that you get the highest compensation possible. Although there are many car accident law firms and personal injury lawyers to choose from, it is the Arizona car accident lawyers at Zanes Law who have a proven track record of success. Our personal injury lawyers strive to provide our clients with the best possible representation and our car accident lawyers have successfully helped thousands of clients.

    4 WAYS WE CAN HELP YOU AFTER YOUR ACCIDENT

    The attorneys at Zanes Law have helped thousands of injured people make smarter, more confident legal decisions so that they are made whole after an accident. Today it’s your turn.

    Do you have questions or concerns about health insruance, providers, and covering medical costs?

    Medical Bills

    Medical bills caused by an auto accident are a cost that should be covered by your injury settlement. If you have health insurance, you should present your insurance card to all medical providers so they will bill your health insurance. If you do not have health insurance, you will need to find a medical provider that will treat you on a lien. This is something that Zanes Law can help you with.

    *Treating on a lien: This means that you will not be charged any up-front costs for treatment and the provider will be compensated upon your settlement. This provider would require payment for their services before you receive your proceeds from the claim.

    Property Damage Insurance

    Car rentals: If you have rental car coverage through your insurance carrier, you should request your car rental through them. It’s usually an easy process and your insurance will be reimbursed if liability is accepted by the adverse party. When you do not have rental coverage, you will have to wait until liability is established with the other driver’s insurance.

    Property damage: Open a property damage claim with your insurance company (even if the accident is not your fault). If you have collision coverage on your insurance, your insurance company will fix your car and will work with the other car’s insurance to ensure they cover the costs. Please note, you may be required to pay your deductible up-front if liability has not yet been established. Once it is, your insurance company will be able to get your deductible back and reimburse you. Click here for information about property damage after a car accident.

    Bodily injury: Injury claims are completely different than property damage claims. If you are injured due to a car accident, we recommend you consult with a personal injury lawyer or accident lawyer to open your bodily injury claim for you. If you were injured in the accident, you need to seek medical care immediately and you need to speak with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. If you are injured and choose to speak with the insurance adjuster on your own, you must make it clear to the adjuster that you are in fact injured. However, our advice is that you seek the assistance of a personal injury attorney and that you limit the conversations that you have with the insurance adjuster. Let your personal injury attorney handle all of these conversations on your behalf.

    Lost Wages Compensation

    Lost wages: If your accident has caused you to miss time from work, you are entitled to some type of compensation through your injury claim. You should document all time you took off and keep all doctor’s notes that justify your time off.

    Pain and Suffering: This is a term used in the legal industry that refers to emotional and physical stress, as well as the actual physical pain, caused by a car accident. Injury victims are entitled to compensation for pain and suffering.

    Overall compensation: Settlement amounts are directly correlated to the facts of a particular case. Some factors that determine a settlement amount are: types of injuries sustained, how long the individual sought medical treatment, total amount of medical bills, future medical bills, and many other factors. We recommend that you contact the personal injury attorneys at Zanes Law in order to find out what the actual value of your claim is.

    Everything

    Bills, property damage, medical treatment, insurance, lost wages, and compensation.

    If all of the above are concerning you right now, we recommend you speak to a personal injury attorney to answer your specific questions. Yes, a personal injury attorney. Not a general attorney who practices all case types. A personal injury attorney works on these cases all day, everyday and is more experienced when it comes to injury claims. An accident attorney can assist with motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, construction accidents, premise accidents, bicycle accidents, mass torts, burn injury and class action lawsuits to name a few.

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    Physical Therapy, Sports Rehab, Geriatric Rehab, Occupational Therapy #palisades #rehab, #rehab, #physical

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    Palisades Physical Rehab, Sports Wellness Center

    Palisades Rehab is the Northern Valley’s leader for physical and occupational therapy, including surgical rehabilitation. Family owned and operated since 1997, the Palisades team believes that the secret to healing lies in treating the whole person. We specialize in delivering skilled, customized care to clients of all ages while creating a warm, accommodating treatment environment. Approaching each client with the compassion, respect and concern they deserve, our staff works to restore function, eliminate pain and expedite the return to activity.

    The Palisades Rehab team is comprised of highly trained therapists experienced in a range of disciplines. Aptly described as a family, our therapy team ensures that clients are fully educated about their condition, and that they feel welcome and supported during therapy visits. In addition, we support aftercare and therapy follow-through, encouraging clients to return for periodic check-ups or to participate in our wellness program.

    Palisades Rehab is Medicare certified, and is a member of the prestigious Hospital for Special Surgery Rehab Network. Highly regarded by surgeons, physicians and nearby hospitals, our team of therapy professionals is trained and certified in the industry’s most progressive therapy and rehabilitation techniques. In addition to physician referrals, many patients come to us after learning of our reputation through friends, family and word-of-mouth.

    Click to learn about our orthopedic & physical therapy services

    Palisades provides comprehensive treatment options for a range of injuries, degenerative conditions and long-term health problems, and can provide home visits for patients who are eligible.

    Orthopedic therapy includes, but is not limited to:

    • Joint Replacement
    • Fracture Management
    • Back and Neck Pain
    • Hand Injuries
    • Arthritis
    • Bursitis & Tendonitis
    • Osteoporosis
    • Sports Injuries
    • Rotator Cuff Injuries

    Neurological rehabilitation includes, but is not limited to:

    • Parkinson’s Disease
    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Stroke
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Vestibular & Balance Disorders

    Home visits are designed to improve your well-being and everyday quality of life. Features include:

    • Home safety assessments
    • Fall prevention training
    • In-home rehabilitative therapy programs
    • Proactive training for home tasks, like climbing stairs, reaching cabinets, showering, cooking & cleaning

    Aging in Place Home Modifications

    “Aging in place” is a catchphrase that describes baby boomers who are choosing to modify their existing home as they age, rather than move to assisted living environments. If you or someone you love is experiencing a decline in safety, or is frustrated by a lack of independence, the Palisades’ team can help. Our occupational therapy practitioners will come to your home, evaluate your environment and recommend adaptations to prevent injury or frustration.

    Through this service, we focus on reducing falls, promoting a healthy lifestyle and teaching clients to safely carry out their activities of daily living. Palisades’ practitioners are a valuable asset to professional teams, and are experienced in working with clients and their caregivers, as well as architects and construction companies who help to carry out modifications. Call today to schedule your “Aging in Place” evaluation, or speak with a Palisades’ occupational therapy practitioner.

    Driver Safety

    For most of us, driving is a way to stay connected to our world: to visit friends, go shopping and remain mobile. Unfortunately, aging can challenge our senses, along with physical and mental capabilities and ultimately may impact our ability to safely transport ourselves and others.

    At Palisades Rehab, our occupational therapy practitioners have the expertise to assess vision, cognition, motor skills and perception. Through this evaluation, therapists can help older drivers compensate for life changes that impact their driving. And, when it’s time to give up driving, our OT team helps patients (1) adjust to the idea, (2) consider other forms of transportation, and (3) remain as independent and safe as possible.

    Monthly Maintenance Program

    Upon discharge from therapy services, we offer a monthly maintenance program to help you continue your path to good health. Talk to your therapist for more information!

    Click to learn about Direct Access (DA)

    At Palisades Rehab, we understand that things happen unexpectedly and that you may need to see a therapist before you’ve had the opportunity to see your physician. To assist with this, our facility participates in the Direct Access (DA) program. According to NJ Direct Access Law, you can see a physical therapist for up to 30 days before requiring a prescription for further treatment. NJ Direct Access allows you to begin your treatment program sooner so you can get back on your feet faster.

    *While most health insurances cover physical therapy obtained by using Direct Access, plans differ. Please check with your insurance provider. Note: Medicare does not permit Direct Access.

    For more information about Palisades Rehab, or to inquire about program specialties, insurance coverage and admission requirements, call or email our team of therapists today.

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    Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree #physical #therapy #doctorate #programs

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    Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

    The demand for physical therapists is expected to grow nationally by 34% 1 between 2014 and 2024. This far outpaces the average projected growth rate for many occupations. 1 As baby boomers age, they are staying active longer and the need for physical therapy professionals has accelerated.

    With that in mind, West Coast University has created a student-centric, three-year doctor of physical therapy program dedicated to developing proficient physical therapists poised to fill this emerging demand.

    WCU Advantages

    Leveraging innovative learning strategies, West Coast University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program places experience and collaboration at the cornerstone of student achievement.

    Ongoing Experiential Education classroom theory comes alive with a progression of dynamic clinical experiences. At approved clinical sites and in simulated training, students work with and under the supervision of experienced clinicians. Three end-of-program clinical internships will develop skills learned in the classroom and lab and establish the self-confidence graduates will need as they embark upon their career.

    A variety of clinical internship opportunities students will have a total of 51 weeks of full-time clinical internships during the academic program at WCU. These will take place in a minimum of three different practice settings to ensure that students are prepared to be a general practitioner at graduation and equipped to work in a range of clinical settings. WCU has clinical agreements nationwide and students will be required to complete at least one clinical education experience outside of the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Expenses related to the clinical education experience such as housing and other living expenses, are the responsibility of the student.

    Student-focused approach WCU helps prepare graduates to practice physical therapy with both compassion and competence, while reinforcing essential, evidence-based skills.

    Support Beyond Graduation

    West Coast University supports its students beyond the last day of class. We are committed to helping our graduates throughout their careers.

    Through our Career Service Department , we provide ongoing assistance with professional and career development through workshops and guidance for our students and graduates. We partner with industry professionals and enhance the prospects for securing employment and obtaining professional success.

    Since healthcare professionals are life-long learners, WCU assists its graduates by providing them ongoing discounted CEs through a complimentary membership to our partner company, Contemporary Forums .

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    Texas DOT Physicals #dot #physical, #dot #physical #exam, #dot #physical #clinic, #dot

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    DOT Physicals

    Federal law requires drivers of commercial motor vehicles (DMVs) to receive regular physical examinations. These exams are defined as the “Department of Transportation Medical Examinations.” DOT physicals are highly regulated for the drivers’ safety. They detect physical, mental, and emotional issues that can affect a driver’s ability to safely drive a commercial vehicle. DOT medical examiners are specially trained to understand the regulations and prevent drivers from being inappropriately disqualified. Our DOT accredited physicians are always standing by to provide commercial truck drivers with their mandatory health exam.

    • Insurance does not cover this exam. Either you or your employer will need to pay.
    • Bring your eyeglasses if you wear a prescription pair.
    • Bring your last medical examination report.
    • Bring a list of any medications you are taking. Include the dosages.

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    Drugs: What to Know #drug, #upper, #downer, #addiction, #addicted, #tolerance, #drug #use,

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    Drugs: What to Know

    It’s not hard to find drugs, and sometimes it may seem like everyone’s doing them or wanting you to do them. But as with anything that seems too good to be true, there are downsides (and dangers) to taking drugs.

    How Drugs Work

    Drugs are chemicals or substances that change the way our bodies work. Some are medicines that help people when doctors prescribe them. Many have no medical use or benefits.

    When taken (usually by swallowing, inhaling, or injecting), abused drugs find their way into the bloodstream. From there, they move to the brain and other parts of the body. In the brain, drugs may intensify or dull the senses, change how alert or sleepy people feel, and sometimes decrease physical pain.

    Because of the way these drugs work on the brain, they affect the ability to make healthy choices and decisions. Even drinking makes people more likely to get involved in dangerous situations, like driving under the influence or having unprotected sex .

    How drugs affect people depends on lots of things:

    • the kind of drug taken
    • how much is taken
    • how often someone uses it
    • how quickly it gets to the brain
    • what other drugs, food, or substances are taken at the same time
    • the person’s body size, shape, and chemistry

    Although substances can feel good at first, they can do a lot of harm to the body and brain. Drinking alcohol, smoking or using tobacco. taking illegal drugs, even sniffing glue all damage the human body.

    Why People Take Drugs

    Just as there are many kinds of drugs available, there are as many reasons for trying or using them. People take drugs for the pleasure they believe they can bring. Or maybe someone else talked them into it, making them think they’ll have a better time if they take drugs. Often people try to talk friends into taking drugs just because they don’t want to be the only ones doing them.

    Some people believe drugs will help them think better. be more popular, or become better artists or athletes. Others are curious. And some people want to fit in and take drugs because of peer pressure .

    Many people use drugs because they’re depressed or think drugs will help them escape their problems. But drugs just mask feelings and problems, they don’t solve them. People find that when a drug wears off, the feelings and problems remain and might even be worse. This can put people on the hamster wheel of chasing a high just to feel better.

    Commonly abused drugs include:

    Getting Help

    If you think you or a friend may be addicted to drugs, talk to a parent, your doctor. school counselor. or nurse. They can help you get the help you need.

    Several kinds of treatment are available for drug addiction. The two main types are behavioral (helping a person change behaviors) and pharmacological (treating a person by using medicine).

    Experts in drug treatment teach people how to live without drugs dealing with cravings, avoiding situations that could lead to drug use, and preventing and handling relapses.

    It can be hard to overcome drug addiction without professional help and treatment. It takes time and isn’t something that can be done alone everyone needs support. Experts who help people with addictions are trained to help, not judge. To find a drug treatment center in your area, search online, check out the SAMHSA Treatment Locator. or ask a doctor or counselor for advice.

    Date reviewed: October 2016





    Physical Signs of Approaching Death #hospice #organizations

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    Physical Signs of Approaching Death

    REDUCED FOOD FLUID INTAKE: Loss of appetite and decrease in thirst are common. The body is beginning to shut down and does not need nourishment. People commonly feel it is necessary to encourage the person to eat in the hope of sustaining life; however, food and fluid may cause discomfort. The person may ask for ice chips, popsicles, ice cream or some other food choice. Do not be surprised if only a mouthful or two is taken. When swallowing is no longer possible, mouth care provides moisture and comfort. Do not offer a fluid if swallowing is not possible.

    ELIMINATION: Output of urine and stool will decrease as the food and fluid intake decreases. Urine and stool may also change colour, be passed less frequently and in smaller amounts. Other factors such as immobility and medication may contribute to this.

    Your loved one may lose control of bladder or bowel function as the muscles begin to relax. In this instance it may be necessary to use an incontinence brief.

    Ask the health care professional about the management of these symptoms. It is important to provide skin care and cleansing on a routine basis.

    SLEEPING: Sleeping an increased amount of time is common. It may become more difficult to waken the person. As death nears, the person may slip into a coma and become unresponsive.

    RESTLESSNESS AND DISORIENTATION: Confusion as to time, place and recognition of people, even family members and close friends is common.

    At times your loved one may become restless. For example, he/she may reach out to unseen objects, pull at bedclothes or try to get out of bed. This can occur for many reasons such as lack of oxygen circulation to the brain or changes in condition or medications. It would be helpful to discuss these changes with a health care professional.

    CHANGES IN BREATHING: Regular breathing patterns may change. Breathing may stop for 10 to 30 second periods or there may be periods of rapid, shallow panting. These breathing patterns are normal and indicate the natural progression towards death.

    A moaning sound occurs as the breath passes over the relaxed vocal cords.

    CONGESTION: Gurgling sounds, often loud, occur when a person is unable to cough up normal secretions. This does not normally cause pain or discomfort. It may be helpful to turn the person to one side and gently wipe away secretions with a moist cloth. As secretions build up, keeping the head of the bed elevated (by using pillows) will make breathing easier. Sometimes medications can be ordered to help dry up secretions.

    Oral suctioning may be done, however, this usually causes an increase in secretion production.

    SKIN: You may notice the skin begin to change colour and become cooler to touch.

    The face may be pale and the feet and legs a purple-blue mottled colour. The circulation of the blood is slowing down.

    Although your loved one is cool to touch, he/she is usually comfortable. Offer a warm blanket but avoid using an electric blanket to prevent the risk of skin burns.

    Physical Signs of Approaching Death #hotels #direct

    #hospice signs of impending death

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    Physical Signs of Approaching Death

    REDUCED FOOD FLUID INTAKE: Loss of appetite and decrease in thirst are common. The body is beginning to shut down and does not need nourishment. People commonly feel it is necessary to encourage the person to eat in the hope of sustaining life; however, food and fluid may cause discomfort. The person may ask for ice chips, popsicles, ice cream or some other food choice. Do not be surprised if only a mouthful or two is taken. When swallowing is no longer possible, mouth care provides moisture and comfort. Do not offer a fluid if swallowing is not possible.

    ELIMINATION: Output of urine and stool will decrease as the food and fluid intake decreases. Urine and stool may also change colour, be passed less frequently and in smaller amounts. Other factors such as immobility and medication may contribute to this.

    Your loved one may lose control of bladder or bowel function as the muscles begin to relax. In this instance it may be necessary to use an incontinence brief.

    Ask the health care professional about the management of these symptoms. It is important to provide skin care and cleansing on a routine basis.

    SLEEPING: Sleeping an increased amount of time is common. It may become more difficult to waken the person. As death nears, the person may slip into a coma and become unresponsive.

    RESTLESSNESS AND DISORIENTATION: Confusion as to time, place and recognition of people, even family members and close friends is common.

    At times your loved one may become restless. For example, he/she may reach out to unseen objects, pull at bedclothes or try to get out of bed. This can occur for many reasons such as lack of oxygen circulation to the brain or changes in condition or medications. It would be helpful to discuss these changes with a health care professional.

    CHANGES IN BREATHING: Regular breathing patterns may change. Breathing may stop for 10 to 30 second periods or there may be periods of rapid, shallow panting. These breathing patterns are normal and indicate the natural progression towards death.

    A moaning sound occurs as the breath passes over the relaxed vocal cords.

    CONGESTION: Gurgling sounds, often loud, occur when a person is unable to cough up normal secretions. This does not normally cause pain or discomfort. It may be helpful to turn the person to one side and gently wipe away secretions with a moist cloth. As secretions build up, keeping the head of the bed elevated (by using pillows) will make breathing easier. Sometimes medications can be ordered to help dry up secretions.

    Oral suctioning may be done, however, this usually causes an increase in secretion production.

    SKIN: You may notice the skin begin to change colour and become cooler to touch.

    The face may be pale and the feet and legs a purple-blue mottled colour. The circulation of the blood is slowing down.

    Although your loved one is cool to touch, he/she is usually comfortable. Offer a warm blanket but avoid using an electric blanket to prevent the risk of skin burns.