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Expiration Date: October 14, 2018
According to a number of recent studies, the prevalence of pain in the American population ranges from 2% to 40%, with an average of 15%. But the cost of pain extends beyond physical debilitation to include lost productivity, medical expenses and psychological risk factors. Despite health professionals’ increased appreciation of pain and their attempts to improve its assessment and treatment, pain continues to be difficult to identify and treat. Furthermore, women, minority populations, clients with addictions, and older adults are likely to be underserved when it comes to adequate pain management.
Although occupational therapists frequently work with clients who are experiencing pain, occupational therapy educational programs often do not specifically educate practitioners about pain diagnoses and how to treat pain within the scope of occupational therapy practice. The occupational therapist’s foundational knowledge of activity analysis and environmental adaptation is a valuable asset in treating pain. However, with a more detailed knowledge of pain, occupational therapists can be more effective when working with a variety of clients, groups, and populations.
This basic-level course elaborates on the definition of pain and its perception, factors hampering pain management, assessment of a client for pain, and occupational therapy interventions to improve function in clients with pain. The goal of this course is to enhance the confidence and skills of the occupational therapist working with clients who have pain, and to advocate for the occupational therapist’s role on pain management teams.
AOTA Content Focus - OT Process - Evaluation, Intervention
Michigan OTs & OTAs – Fulfills your pain and pain symptom requirement
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Expiration Date: March 20, 2019
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common compression neuropathy of the upper extremity; impacting up to 10 million people a year. The sources of CTS are varied and can be precipitated by many different aspects of daily life; however, CTS primarily results from repeated or prolonged compression of the median nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel along with nine flexor tendons. Median nerve compression can result from repetitive hand and wrist activities, a specific traumatic injury, a systemic condition such as diabetes or pregnancy, or the thickening of the protective sheaths that surround the flexor tendons that extend through the carpal tunnel. Exposure to these varied sources of compression can place an individual on the path to developing CTS without being aware of the progression of the condition until symptoms appear.
This course enables practitioners to develop an evidence-based practice approach to the assessment, prevention, and treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome. Although designed for intermediate-level clinicians, the course begins with a brief overview of the anatomical and physiological features of CTS, including a summary of symptoms and functional impairments. A discussion of potential causes and risk factors is presented, followed by a critical analysis of various assessment tools and tests used to evaluate an individual for CTS. Finally, the evidence for various preventive and rehabilitative interventions is reviewed with a focus on rehabilitative interventions. By gaining a better understanding of the complexities of CTS, practitioners will be able to formulate more effective and efficient evidence-based interventions for clients with CTS.
AOTA Content Focus - Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation, Intervention
|Price:|| $39.95|| |
Expiration Date: September 2, 2019
This intermediate-level course provides a detailed overview of the pathophysiology and mechanics of the joints of the hand of those diagnosed with OA. In-depth information is presented on the medical diagnosis of OA, including the criteria established by the American College of Rheumatology, the distinction between primary and secondary OA, the taking of a client history, and the physical examination. The management goals and treatment options in managing OA are discussed, including conservative medical management, pharmacology, physical and occupational therapy interventions, and surgical options.
AOTA Content Focus: Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation, Intervention, Outcomes
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Release Date: January 31, 2018
Expiration Date: January 21, 2021
This intermediate level course is designed to educate OTs and OTAs on the implementation of exercise prescriptions in older adults. This course will review the multiple age-related systemic changes that take place in the cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine and musculoskeletal systems and describe how exercise may mitigate these changes. This course will also provide recommended exercise prescriptions according to the most recent American College of Sports Medicine guidelines for older adults and discuss common barriers for exercise participation in older adults.
AOTA Content Focus - OT Process: Intervention
0.4 AOTA CEUs are awarded upon successful completion of this course.