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Forum Spring 2019

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Federation Forum - Spring 2019

Volume 34, Number 1

Articles in this Issue

  • President's Message
  • Nancy R. Kirsch, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA

  • Administrative Staff Corner
  • Adrienne Price, Director, Georgia State Board of Physical Therapy; Director on the FSBPT Board of Directors

  • The National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience
  • The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) is taking multiple approaches to address clinician well-being. This article is based on a presentation by Charlee Alexander, Director of the Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience, National Academy of Medicine (NAM), at the 2018 FSBPT Annual Meeting.

  • NPTE Updates
  • FSBPT is now conducting the practice analysis annually in order to better monitor trends in the field that may affect the exam and other regulatory issues. The NPTE is also working toward including video and scenario-based items. This article is based on a presentation by Kelly King, PT, DPT, Senior Clinical Manager, Rehab Department, Banner Desert Medical Center & Cardon Children's Medical Center; Rebecca E. Porter, PhD, PT, Emeritus Faculty, Indiana University Department of Physical Therapy; Teresa Briedwell, PT, DPT, OCS, Item Writing Task Force Member; Lorin Mueller, PhD, Managing Director of Assessment; and Richard Woolf, PT, DPT, FSBPT Assessment Content Manager, Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy, at the 2018 FSBPT Annual Meeting.

  • Test Accommodations
  • Candidates who request test accommodations are treated on a case-by-case basis to determine what adjustments, if any, are necessitated by their situation. FSBPT is committed to providing full access to the NPTE to individuals with documented disabilities. FSBPT is also committed to ensuring that the security, integrity, and validity of the examination are not compromised. In order to ensure a fair and consistent process, Paradigm Testing, experts in the field of accessibility and disability services, has been contracted by FSBPT to review accommodations requests and supporting evidence, and to provide accommodations recommendations to FSBPT. This article is based on a presentation by John A. Hosterman, PhD, Chief of Accessibility & Disability Services, Paradigm Testing, at the 2018 FSBPT Annual Meeting.

  • Obtaining and Evaluating an Applicant Criminal History
  • There are many considerations for boards that acquire and process criminal history records. This article is based on a presentation by Fred Olmstead, General Counsel, Nevada State Board of Nursing, at the 2018 FSBPT Annual Meeting.

  • Board Assessment
  • The Board Assessment Task Force is hard at work creating a new tool that will help boards conduct self-assessments and provide resources to improve performance and advance their missions. This article is based on a presentation by Kathy O. Arney, PT, MA, Executive Director, North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners and Charlotte Martin, MPA, CBA Chair and Executive Director, Louisiana Physical Therapy Board, at the 2018 FSBPT Annual Meeting.

  • The Evolution of Online PT Education
  • Online education over the past few years has been more of an evolution than a revolution. Even residential programs often incorporate online tools and so-called online, or hybrid, programs are growing. This article is based on a presentation by John D. Childs, PT, PhD, MBA, FAPTA, CEO, Evidence in Motion; Therese Millis, PT, DPT, PTA Program Chair, San Juan College; Claire Peel, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Senior Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs, University of North Texas Health Science Center; Thomas P. Werner, PT, MA, PhD, Program Director, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, at the 2018 FSBPT Annual Meeting.

  • ELDD 2.0
  • The Exam Licensure and Disciplinary Database is a valuable resource for member boards to ensure public protection. This article is based on a presentation by Seif A. Mahmoud, Managing Director of Information Systems, Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy, at the 2018 FSBPT Annual Meeting.

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