Your Portfolio Application should consist of THREE Evidence Forms demonstrating advanced and specialized proficiency in burn rehabilitation Practice Domain Standards.
You must include THREE Case Presentation EFs using 3 different practice domains.
- For one Case Presentation, the ‘Evaluation, Treatment and Discharge Planning’ practice domain is required.
- The second Case Presentation EF can be completed with either a primary or secondary practice domain.
- For the Supplemental EF, you are encouraged to use the Program Development, Publication or Research EF but if you do not have experience with these activities, it is acceptable to submit another Case Presentation EF.
- Any domain of practice may be used for the Supplemental EF, and you are allowed to use one of the same domains presented with a Case Presentation EF.
It is important to select a Practice Domain Standard and associated SPOs that best represent your areas of expertise in burn rehabilitation. Start by asking yourself the question, “In what area of burn rehabilitation do I have the most experience and believe I am most skilled?” Review the list of practice domains and select the top 3 that you believe you have the most knowledge, clinical skills, and experience with the burn population.
After you have selected 3 practice domains that best represent your strengths as a burn therapist, consider which patient cases you have experienced where those skills have been extensively and comprehensively applied. A large part of achieving BT-C will be demonstrating, explaining, supporting and thoroughly presenting you meet the Practice Domain Standards/ SPOs through a description of patient cases. Therefore, choosing not only the practice domains that are your strongest but also choosing patient cases that can best highlight your clinical skills, expertise, and qualifications of your diverse practice skills in those areas of practice are important.
After you have selected practice domains that best represent your strengths as a burn therapist, consider which patient cases you have experienced where those skills have been extensively and comprehensively applied. A large part of achieving BT-C will be demonstrating that you meet the Practice Domain Standards/SPOs through a comprehensive description and overview of patient cases. Therefore, choosing not only the practice domains that are your strongest but also choosing patient cases that can best highlight your clinical skills in those areas of practice are critically important.
You should have played a significant primary role in the care of the patient cases that you select. There is no minimum requirement for the treatment time, the extensiveness of injury, or the complexity of the patient case. Rather, the case should be chosen based on if the care you provided can illustrate your in-depth knowledge and skill in the practice area that you have selected. A more complex patient case does not necessarily equate to the ability to demonstrate expertise in a specific practice domain.
The case chosen for the domain of Evaluation, Treatment, and Discharge Planning (required) should be a case that allows you to demonstrate your comprehensive clinical skills with the following activities: evaluating a patient, developing a treatment plan based on the evaluation findings, implementing the treatment plan in an effective manner, modifying treatment based on reevaluations and developing a discharge plan. Again, the focus of the review will be on how you handled the evaluation and care and not on the complexity of the patient. You must demonstrate a high-level understanding of the utilization of data from the examination and reexaminations throughout recovery to outline a problem list, prioritize, and implement treatment methods and develop a follow-up care plan.
The cases chosen for the other Case Presentation (s), should be chosen to highlight your knowledge, skills, and experience in the specific burn rehabilitation practice domain chosen. Although it will be important to include how the specific area of practice integrated with the other practice areas, the focus will be on meeting the specific SPOs defined for the chosen domain. You should review the evaluation criteria for the SPOs prior to submitting the EF.
A burn diagram must be submitted with each of the Case Presentations. When you receive an email from the ABA with your Applicant Number and links to the portfolio forms, the burn diagram will be located on the applicant portfolio website. You may complete this burn diagram electronically or in paper format (then scanned) to depict the distribution and depth of the burn injury for the case you are describing. When you are completing the Case Presentation EF electronically from the provided link, there will be an area for uploads in the form. You must upload your burn diagram with the specific case you are presenting. Each case should be associated with a burn diagram that can help explain the distribution and depth of burn injury. Please be comprehensive in the completion of the burn diagram as part of each submission.
The THIRD required supplemental EF is chosen by you. You are encouraged to use the Supplemental EF to highlight significant burn-related experience outside of case management. However, another Case Presentation EF may also be submitted. Which form you choose will depend on which of the activities you have accomplished. While the Case Presentation EF gives you the opportunity to demonstrate the depth of your knowledge, skills, and experience with patients, the Program Development, Publication, and Research EFs gives you the opportunity to show the breadth of your knowledge in a particular area by demonstrating how your expertise is applied outside of a specific patient case.
See the above Supplemental SPOs descriptions for more details about the types of activities that define each of the forms. If choosing the Program Development, Publication, or Research supplemental EF, you may choose any of the burn rehabilitation practice domains, even if you used the same domain for one of the Case Presentation EFs. You must respond to each of the SPOs on the supplemental EFs, but instead of using information from a case experience, you will use information from your experience with the program, publication, or research activity. Ensure that you select details from the experience that highlight your specialized knowledge, skill, and experience when responding to the SPOs in the appropriate response boxes. If choosing a third Case Presentation EF as your supplemental form, a new practice domain must be used, and you will respond to the SPOs with information detailing the case as you did for the other Case Presentation EFs.
A BT-C Portfolio Application must include 3 submission forms:
- (1) Evaluation, Treatment, Discharge Planning Evidence Form,
- (2) Case Presentation #1 Evidence Form,
- (3) Case Presentation #2 Evidence Form OR a Supplemental Evidence Form
To begin you will login to the application portal here, as seen below, using the login details sent to you via email.
Click the green text labeled “Click here to begin a new submission” to start your portfolio.
Enter your applicant number and form type you are completing. Complete the dropdown with the form type as well. Submission type descriptions are available to view.
Example: “01EVAL”, “01CP”, “01SUP”
Complete the evidence forms presenting your cases and/or supplemental activities. Once complete, you must check the box confirming your evidence form is complete.
Please note: You have the ability to click “Continue” and save your application progress to come back to at a later time, up until your submission deadline date.
In addition to complete the SPOs per each evidence form, you must upload a burn diagram. The submission may be in PDF or JPEG format.
Once you have a green checkmark for both tasks, you can save and submit your submission. You will have the option to preview your submission to ensure it is complete.
Repeat steps two through six for all 3 evidence forms to complete your portfolio application. Once finished, you should see the image below for each submission.
Your portfolio will be reviewed after your submission deadline date before being forwarded to the review team. The review process takes 4-8 weeks to receive a final decision.