Disciplines: Occupational Therapy
Hours: 15 Contact Hours
Item#: IBT15

 

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Dysphagia in Older Adults: Current Evaluation and Treatment Approaches

Price: $39.95 Hours:4 Contact Hours
Item # I6372  

Release Date: March 22, 2016

 

Dysphagia, a disorder of eating and swallowing is a rapidly emerging problem within medical, international and national public healthcare institutions. Healthcare practitioners encounter clients distraught over the inability to eat and swallow. These clients may experience anxiety in coughing and choking when attempting to take a sip of fluid, eat a piece of bread, or ingest medication. The clients may indeed be at risk for aspiration, possibly leading to pneumonia, as well as being at higher risk for dehydration and malnutrition, leading to debilitation and illness. Families are frequently at a loss for how to help their loved one eat to “gain weight” and “recover” from an illness.

In the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, dysphagia was linked with acute and chronic medical, pulmonary, and neurologic disorders. Sequelae of dysphagia, such as malnutrition and debilitation, take a toll on individuals’ health and related health care costs. Dysphagia is pervasive in the adult and aging populations, and associated with a wide variety of diseases and disorders. Clients with dysphagia face significant health and psychosocial challenges inherent in a swallowing disorder. Occupational therapists are in a unique position to intervene with this population. Clients with dysphagia receive care at home, in clinics and hospitals, and in rehabilitation or extended care facilities. 

This intermediate-level course is designed to provide occupational therapy practitioners with the most current information and evidence from best practice to advance holistic treatment addressing the needs of their clients with dysphagia. Additionally, this course presents information on several validated screening and outcome measures for early detection of signs and symptoms, and for documentation of client improvements. By increasing their knowledge of the characteristics of swallowing disorders, their use of clinical and/or instrumental assessments and their ability to implement a holistic treatment approach, clinicians can improve the quality of life for clients with dysphagia and their families.

AOTA Content Focus - Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation, Intervention, Outcomes


 

Breast Cancer: The Role of Occupational Therapists

Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
Item # I6375  

Release Date - November 29, 2016

There are various effective therapeutic approaches that can be utilized with breast cancer survivors. Due to the physical and psychological effects of these treatments, there is a need for a therapeutic approach that focuses on the effect that this experience has on one’s psychosocial function and overall occupational performance. Cancer diagnosis and treatment can impose multiple degrees of physical and psychological strain on an individual. Physical deficits, such as lack of upper-body function related to postoperative pain, lymphedema, and decreased sensation and range of motion are common sequale after treatment for breast cancer. The repercussions associated with chemotherapy, radiation, and/or surgery can result in the inability to engage in meaningful occupations, return to work, or perform prior social roles and responsibilities adequately. Further, such repercussions can have a profound impact on one’s economic status and level of social functioning, which affects their overall occupational performance.

This intermediate course provides a critical review of current evidence to ensure occupational therapy practitioners are adequately prepared to provide the best care possible within the breast cancer population. Upon fulfilling the course objectives, practitioners will be prepared to develop an evidence-based approach to the evaluation and treatment of individuals with breast cancer throughout the pre-operative, post-operative and community phases of recovery.

AOTA Content Focus - Domain of OT: Client Factors;  Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation & Intervention


0.3 AOTA CEUs are awarded upon successful completion of this course.


Wound Healing Fundamentals for the Occupational Therapist

Price: $49.95 Hours:5 Contact Hours
Item # I6376  

Release Date: January 3, 2017

This course reviews the anatomy of the skin, the physiology of wound healing for acute and chronic wounds, skin changes across the life span, and the implications of such changes for wound healing among older adults. The course also covers the phases and cellular processes of healing and addresses the forces – both intrinsic and extrinsic – that may limit wound healing. Armed with this knowledge, the clinician can better determine whether a wound is progressing properly and when to intervene with the appropriate cost-effective treatments. This course describes several chronic wound types and acute burn injuries, wound assessment, and fundamental management strategies based on wound characteristics.  This intermediate-level course is designed for both the occupational therapist who is new to wound care and the practicing occupational therapist who would like a review of the fundamentals. This course provides the learner with a basic and foundational knowledge of wound healing and practical applications to guide clinical practice. The learner wishing to treat clients with wounds should further his or she training with more advanced courses on clinical topics. 


AOTA Content Focus -  Domain of OT: Client Factors; Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation & Intervention

0.5 AOTA CEUs are awarded for successful completion of this course.

An Introduction to Low Vision Rehabilitation for Occupational Therapists

Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
Item # I6393  

Release Date: August 8, 2017

Blindness is considered to be one of the ten leading causes of disability in the U.S. (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, 2015).  Legal blindness describes central vision of 20/200 or less in the better eye with best correction or visual field of less than 20 degrees in the better eye (American Foundation for the Blind, 2008).  Low vision is a term used to describe vision loss not corrected by glasses, medicine or surgery. More than 20% of the total U.S. population will be over the age of 65 by the year 2029 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2012). The baby boomer population is projected to be larger than the population of those under the age of 18 by the year 2056 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2012). As the baby boomer population increases, many will be affected by eye diseases (Prevent Blindness America, 2008). This change in population serves as one factor warranting an increase in occupational therapy (OT) services for those individuals experiencing deficits in occupational performance due to age-related visual loss. The importance of occupational therapy’s role in low vision rehabilitation is paramount as the profession progresses as a leading skilled allied health care service for older adults.This basic, introductory course is intended to introduce the occupational therapy practitioner, who may not have received low vision education or is not comfortable intervening with this population, with current evidence-based information related to the management of clients with low vision. The course content is designed to increase the reader’s understanding of and ability to generalize concepts into daily assessment and intervention for clients experiencing occupational performance deficit due to low vision. Occupational Therapy practitioners will need to pursue further education if they wish to specialize in low vision. 

 

AOTA Content Focus - Domain of OT: performance skills; OT Process: evaluation & intervention

0.3 AOTA CEUs are awarded upon successful completion of this course.

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