Disciplines: Occupational Therapy
Hours: 14 Contact Hours
Item#: IGQ14

14-Hour Physical Dysfunction Bundle


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Item # IGQ14
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Pain Assessment and Management: The Role of Occupational Therapy

Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
Item # I6343  

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

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Improving Intervention Effectiveness

Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
Item # I6357  

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 

Therapeutic Exercise and the Older Adult: An Evidence-Based Approach

Price: $39.95 Hours:4 Contact Hours
Item # I6328  

There is mounting evidence to support the importance of physical activity in improving health, mobility, and function in older adults. This basic-level course reviews the multiple age-related systemic changes that take place in the cardiovascular, respiratory, musculoskeletal, and endocrine systems and describes how exercise may mitigate these changes; provides recommended exercise prescriptions for older adults; and describes how changes after an exercise intervention can be measured using several clinical measures that can routinely and easily be implemented in clinical practice. Finally, this course addresses special concerns such as the need for medical screening prior to establishing a new exercise program, and special considerations when prescribing exercise for individuals with the various comorbid conditions common in older populations. Equipped with this knowledge, OTs and OTAs should be able to comfortably prescribe, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive exercise program for older adults.

AOTA Content Focus - OT Process: Intervention & Outcomes

Conservative and Surgical Management of the Osteoarthritic Hand and Wrist: An Occupational Therapy Perspective

Price: $39.95 Hours:4 Contact Hours
Item # I6314  

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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