Disciplines: Occupational Therapy
Hours: 15 Contact Hours
Item#: IAT15

 

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Introduction to Wheeled Mobility: Considerations in Occupational and Physical Therapy Practice

Price: $29.95 
Item # I6374  

Release Date: August 16, 2016

Expiration Date: August 16, 2019

This course is designed to guide the rehabilitation professionals in the selection of the most appropriate intervention to provide dependent or independent mobility to the clients they serve. Many clients with physical limitations have inefficient or no independent mobility. Although some clients require a dependent mobility base that is pushed by a caregiver, many other clients require a mobility base to optimize their functional mobility. Occupational and physical therapists often receive little education and training in the area of wheeled mobility. Because such instruction is usually limited, it fails to adequately prepare an occupational or physical therapist for this specialty area of practice and additional training is required.

This intermediate-level course comprehensively presents wheeled mobility in a practice-specific context. Specifically, the course addresses mobility assessment, wheeled mobility categories, and power mobility considerations. Most practitioners will work with clients who need a mobility intervention, whether this includes evaluating the client, recommending a specific wheelchair, or training mobility skills. This course provides the information and resources required to prepare practitioners to meet these needs.

 

AOTA Content Focus - OT Process: Evaluation, Intervention, and Outcomes

 

 

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

 

 

 

Dysphagia in Older Adults: Current Evaluation and Treatment Approaches

Price: $39.95 
Item # I6372  

Release Date: March 22, 2016

Expiration Date: March 22, 2019

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

 

 

 

 

Promoting Healthy Aging for the Older Adult

Price: $49.95 
Item # I6410  

Release Date: July 18, 2017

Expiration Date: July 18, 2020

The demographic changes of the United States have created an urgent need for more healthcare professionals educated in the care of older adults. The U.S. Census Bureau projects that by the year 2050, 89 million Americans will be 65 years of age or older. In fact, 20% of older adults will represent the U.S. population by 2030.  According to the AOA, adults aged 65 and older will outnumber children 5 years of age and younger in the years to come. This rapidly aging population is challenging the health care system to come up with ways to meet the needs of older adults and set the stage for developing a healthier society.

This basic-level course is designed to assist healthcare professionals in encouraging, teaching, and guiding older adults to actively practice healthy lifestyles. This course allows healthcare professionals that work with older adults to gain additional knowledge in geriatrics and be able to provide satisfactory care to improve outcomes for older adults. Healthcare professionals will be able to recognize the needs of older adult clients and develop person-centered plans to support optimal living and promote healthy aging. Additionally, this course will set the stage for developing a healthier society for all to age well and successfully.

 

This course is an extract of, and should not be taken in conjunction with, I6406 - Healthy Aging, 2nd Edition.

 

 

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

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

Introduction to Wheelchair Seating and Positioning: Considerations in Occupational & Physical Therapy Practice

Price: $29.95 
Item # I6370  

Expiration Date: February 3, 2019

This course provides the occupational and physical therapy practitioner with a broad overview of the assessment and provision of wheelchair seating. This course is written at a basic-to-intermediate level for the occupational or physical therapist that has little or no experience in this specialized practice area. Many people require the use of a wheelchair for dependent or independent mobility, and each wheelchair provides some form of seating. Wheelchair seating directly affects a client’s position which, in turn, affects function for all of that person’s daily tasks.  It is essential that occupational and physical therapists be able to competently participate as a member of the team in determining the optimal seating and wheeled mobility interventions for a particular client. Common diagnoses that a client using a wheelchair may have include cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, and muscular dystrophies. 

This course systematically reviews wheelchair seating considerations, beginning with assessment. A key part of seating assessment is the mat examination, which helps determine where and at what angles a client needs postural support for optimal alignment, pressure distribution and relief to prevent the development of pressure ulcers. Body positioning is critical; the body should be positioned to support the task that needs to be accomplished. Clients often must find both a position of rest and a position suitable for functional or task performance within the same seating system. The course explores available seating system categories and materials and describes specific seating challenges, including their causes, goals, and suggested interventions.

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

 

 

 

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