1. What is the requirement for New Hampshire (NH) state PAMs Certification?
The NH OT Governing Board recently repealed the NH PAMs Certification requirement. However, the rules still indicate that you need to be educated on performance of modalities. All therapists must be trained in the use of PAMs prior to use with clients.
2. I am very interested in becoming PAMs certified however it is unclear to me if any supervision hours will be required by another clinician after the course. Or will I be able to start treating?
Our Full Course provides participants with 24 hours of education related to PAMs use (15 hours e-stim, 7 hours ultrasound, and 2 hours hot/cold modalities). It does not provide supervision due to the individual nature of one achieving proficiency.
3. Is there a PAMs Certification requirement in Massachusetts?
Currently there is no PAMs Certification requirement in Massachusetts (of which we are aware). MA does require that any therapeutic procedures provided must be consistent with the individual’s level of competence.
4. I do not need a PAMs certification for my practice. But is there a benefit to a certification?
It is important to emphasize that this course does not provide a “Certification”. This course provides “Preparation for Certification”. Even if you have no plans to work in a state with a PAMs certification requirement, the benefit of this course is to obtain a higher level of proficiency and confidence incorporating the safe and effective use of PAMs into your practice. I am very appreciative of my PAMs education because I did not receive a lot of training in PAMs in OT school. In order to achieve proficiency in PAMs use I had to engage in outside education and CEU courses, like this one.
5. Are parameters for certain diagnoses covered?
The course options we offer are designed to meet a variety of needs. Parameters for certain diagnoses and stages of tissue healing are covered, as well as case studies consisting of diagnoses such as tendon repairs, epicondylitis, CVA, and fractures, among others. The Full Course option gives clinicians a well-rounded education in PAMs (24 hrs), as well as hands on experience practicing using PAMs. The Web Course Only option is available for therapists who are seeking NH PAMs certification, but cannot attend the Full Course for any reason. This option provides the therapist with 3 hours toward ultrasound education and 7 hours toward e-stim education (the remaining 2 hours covers the use of hot/cold modalities).
6. Can I take this course if I am licensed in MA but not NH?
Yes. This course is open to any practitioner (OT, COTA, PT, PTA etc) who is licensed in any state. Please check your state specific requirements regarding acceptance or approval of CEUs as not all state boards accept all formats of delivery (i.e. some states do not accept online courses).
7. Is this certification recognized in Massachusetts?
No. This is not a certification course. This course was designed to provide OT practitioners with the necessary education to safely and effectively use PAMs to enhance a patients functioning (within their scope of practice).
8. Can I take this course if I am a COTA?
Yes! We have had several COTAs take this course.
Disclaimer: Right Hand Therapy, LLC is not responsible for checking CEU approval for individual states. Participants are responsible for checking their state boards regarding acceptance or approval of any CEUs.