The purpose of this sickle cell disease continuing education module is to raise awareness of the clinical course and implications of SCD in infants, children, and adolescents so occupational therapists, physical therapists and speech-language pathologists can improve the provision of therapeutic services to this underserved population. After completing this module, participants will be able to:
- Describe the clinical presentation and etiology of sickle cell disease (SCD)
- Identify developmental, functional, and psychosocial implications of SCD for infants, children, and teens
- Describe ways in which therapeutic services can address the unique issues and needs of children and families who are dealing with SCD
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including occupational therapists, physical therapists and speech-language pathologists.
Physical therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com
. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at lms.nurse.com
and search for this topic title.
Gannett Education is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of continuing education for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 10/21/09 to 10/20/15.
This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #GED012010TPTA2012004 for 01/01/10 to 01/31/13 and #1601004 for 02/01/13 to 01/31/16 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.
Gannett Education is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 13S1241 for 05/13/13 to 05/13/14); the Florida Physical Therapy Association (approval no. CE130021018 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/13; CE140021496 for 01/01/14 to 12/31/14); the Pennsylvania Board of Physical Therapy (approval no. PTCE004711 for 06/29/13 to 12/31/14); and the New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (approval no. 1239-2012 for 05/14/13 to 01/31/14). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the Florida Physical Therapy Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
This course has been approved by the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 05/16/13 to 05/16/17 and by the Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 05/21/13 to 07/31/14.
The Illinois Chapter Continuing Education Committee has certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of Continuing Education offerings established by The Illinois Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 437-4849 for 05/01/13 to 05/01/14). According to the Rules for the Administration of the Illinois Physical Therapy Act (section 13460.61) published by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant applying for re-licensure in Illinois can earn a maximum of 50 percent of their required continuing education hours from self-study. The hours awarded of this course are designated for self-study CE credit.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.