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  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
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    With the Western Schools 365 Occupational Therapy Online Membership you get: 

    • Unlimited access to all our high-quality, evidence-based online CE courses for occupational therapy professionals for a full year
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    A Clinician’s Guide to DSM-5

    Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
    Item # I6304  

    This basic-level course aids occupational therapy practitioners  who are transitioning from DSM-IV-TR to DSM-5 by providing them with the most essential information about the manual’s structural and diagnostic changes in a single easy-to-use source.  The course describes the newly added and classified disorders, removed or reclassified disorders, and any modified diagnostic criteria for those disorders retained in DSM-5. The course describes the history of the DSM and the development process used in creating the diagnostic system’s new structure. The course addresses the controversies and criticisms that arose with the publication of DSM-5 and the alternative diagnostic systems recently proposed. The quick reference lists and charts included in the course are an indispensable resource for those occupational therapy practitioners ready to use DSM-5.

    AOTA Content Focus - OT Process - Evaluation & Intervention, Outcomes

    Adhesive Capsulitis: Current Concepts in Examination, Diagnosis, and Intervention

    Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
    Item # I6348  

    Adhesive capsulitis, also known as frozen shoulder or pericapsulitis, is a complex condition involving the entire glenohumeral joint capsule, which results in pain and loss of both active and passive movement with significant participation and activity limitations. Physical therapy is often the first line of management.  Early recognition of signs and symptoms associated with adhesive capsulitis and differentiation from other painful conditions is fundamental to improving overall outcomes for physical therapy care, making these important skills for the practicing clinician. This basic-level course reviews the functional anatomy of the shoulder, provides an overview of adhesive capsulitis, including its etiology and epidemiology, and offers an up-to-date, evidence-based foundation for the diagnosis and intervention of adhesive capsulitis.

    AOTA Content Focus: Domain of OT:  areas of occupation, client factors;  OT Process: Evaluation, Intervention

    Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders in Occupational Therapy Practice

    Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
    Item # I6356  

    Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive and fatal brain disease; it is the most frequent type of dementia. Although causes of death from stroke, heart disease, and cancer have declined between 2000 and 2010, cause of death from Alzheimer’s disease has increased by 68%. Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States across all ages, and the fifth leading cause of death among persons aged 65 and older. The estimated number of people with Alzheimer’s disease is projected to nearly triple by 2050 to 13.8 million, including 7 million people aged 85 and older. The annual number of new cases will begin to climb sharply around the year 2030, when all of the baby boomers (people born between 1946 and 1964) will be over age 65.

    This course is designed to increase occupational therapy practitioners’ basic knowledge and understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. The first part of the course presents an overview of the medical management of these disorders. The second part of the course focuses on occupational therapy screening, evaluation, and intervention of older adults with neurocognitive disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease. While this basic-level course is written for occupational therapy professionals, it may also inform social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, and advanced practice and psychiatric nurses who work with occupational therapy practitioners in acute and long-term care, institutional, home-based, or community settings about the role of occupational therapy on the health care team and their contribution.  

    AOTA Content Focus - Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation, Intervention

    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.

    Approaches to Nosocomial Infection: Prevention and Control, 2nd Edition

    Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
    Item # I6360  

    Healthcare facilities are faced with growing numbers of pathogens, many of which are multidrug resistant. A number of these disease-causing agents are airborne, while others are introduced into the environment of facilities by infected or colonized patients, thus endangering other patients and healthcare personnel. Moreover, healthcare workers may pick up pathogenic microorganisms on their hands or clothing while providing care to infected or colonized patients. If they fail to observe recommended preventive measures, these healthcare workers may transfer the pathogens to other patients and even to fellow healthcare workers. Currently, nosocomial, or healthcare-associated, infections are considered to be among the most common complications affecting hospitalized patients. There were an estimated 722,000 HAIs in United States hospitals in 2011, with about 75,000 patients dying as a result of these infections (CDC, 2014b). Clearly, infection prevention and control are critical components not only of patient safety, but also of healthcare personnel safety and well-being. Approaches to prevention and control include identification of causes (a form of sleuthing), familiarity with the means of transmission and spread, and clear knowledge of the most effective and, quite frequently, the most inexpensive ways to combat healthcare-associated infections. Above all, there must be a significant commitment on all levels of health care to ensure and to maintain effective infection control.

    This basic-level course, appropriate for any healthcare provider who has direct patient contact, presents a number of topics related to infection prevention and control, including discussion of the means of pathogen transmission, epidemiological patterns of disease, the properties of well-known causes of nosocomial infections, risk factors and groups at risk for nosocomial infections, and recommended measures and practices (both general and specific) for the prevention and control of nosocomial infections both within and outside of healthcare facilities. Because of the potential for bioterrorist attacks involving diseases such as anthrax, botulism (fatal food poisoning), plague, and smallpox, consideration is also given to the nature of these diseases and approaches to their control. 

    AOTA Content Focus - Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative, Regulatory, & Reimbursement issues

    Assessing Pain

    Price: $24.95 Hours:2 Contact Hours
    Item # I6302  

    This basic-level course provides an overview of the nature and scope of chronic pain, including the basic physiological principles that underlie pain, and presents skills for effective chronic pain assessment across various domains and settings. The course describes acute and chronic pain, and the prevalence and impact of chronic pain on physical and psychological functioning, overall health, and quality of life. Selected tools and interview procedures for assessing the role and influence of chronic pain on an individual’s psychosocial functioning are described.

    AOTA Content Focus - OT Process: Evaluation

    Assistive Technology and Environmental Interventions: An Introduction for Occupational Therapists

    Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
    Item # I6364  

    Despite the documented ability of assistive technology (AT) to improve the function of people with disabilities, there are many reasons people who need AT do not obtain it. Some of these reasons include lack of funding, resistance to using devices, lack of awareness that AT exists, or other demographic factors such as age, gender, educational level, and geographic location.  One author identifies three factors that influence technology adoption: the characteristics and needs of the client, the features of the technology, and societal factors such as legislative and regulatory influences, which include healthcare policy and reimbursement mandates. Additionally, some practitioners may lack knowledge or confidence in their ability to recommend or provide AT.  This basic-level course will enable occupational therapy practitioners to recognize AT as part of their toolbox by providing conceptual models and training needed to use AT in client interventions. By looking carefully at the definition of an AT device, most practitioners will see AT is often already used in practice because ANY item, piece of equipment or product that is used to increase the independence of a person with a disability is assistive technology. 

    As technology becomes more ubiquitous in everyday living, the likelihood of it supporting meaningful occupations for the client increases. For example, more and more older adults are asking how to use mobile phones and tablets to remain connected with family; similarly, school-based practitioners certainly cannot ignore the importance of making technology accessible to all students. This course introduces occupational therapy practitioners to a systematic way of thinking about assistive technology and environmental intervention and incorporating it into their practice.


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

    Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and the Role of Occupational Therapy

    Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
    Item # I6358  

    This course presents information on the diagnosis of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and the assessment tools and intervention strategies used in addressing this disorder.  This basic-level course is designed for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants who have the background knowledge required for working with individuals with neurobiological disorders such as ADHD.  Background knowledge that will support achievement of the learning objectives include an understanding of abnormal psychology and mental health conditions, human development, an understanding of the domain of occupational therapy, and the service delivery process applied by occupational therapists, including general principles associated with occupational therapy evaluation and intervention. Upon completing this course, participants will have greater awareness of the diagnostic considerations and medical and non-medical interventions for ADHD and the potential roles for occupational therapists with this population.  Specific occupational therapy evaluation and intervention strategies that can be used with both children and adults with ADHD are presented.

    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common neurobiological disorder that manifests in childhood. It is characterized by persistent and maladaptive symptoms of inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity and often continues into adolescence and adulthood. ADHD is often co-morbid with learning, mood, anxiety, and disruptive behavior disorders in children and adults, and with substance abuse in adults. The average age of onset is seven years of age, and boys are four times more likely than girls to have the disorder.  The prevalence of ADHD has steadily increased over the past 20 years, and is now reported to be present in 11% of children across the United States. Providing supports and clinical services for individuals with ADHD continues to be an important area for healthcare professionals including occupational therapists.

    AOTA Content Focus - Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation, Intervention

    Biopsychosocial Treatments for Chronic Pain

    Price: $24.95 Hours:2 Contact Hours
    Item # I6301  

    This basic-level course provides information on empirically supported psychosocial treatment strategies that can be useful when working with clients who are experiencing chronic pain including cognitive behavioral therapy, family interventions, and complementary and alternative approaches. The course also provides an overview of common medications used to treat chronic pain and discusses issues surrounding addiction and adherence to a prescribed medication regimen.

    AOTA Content Focus - OT Process: Intervention

    Bipolar and Related Disorders: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment Strategies, Updated 1st Edition

    Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
    Item # I6412  

    Release Date: July 18, 2017

    Written for mental health professionals, including social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, and psychologists, this basic-level course presents essential information about bipolar and related disorders, including diagnostic information from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 5th Edition (DSM-5). Because of its health-related consequences, bipolar disorder is among the top 10 causes of disability worldwide. Using a holistic, multimodal approach, clinicians can help the client stabilize his or her mood and return to a normal level of functioning.
     
    This course describes the symptoms and the biological, psychological, and social factors that must be considered when working with individuals who have bipolar disorder.  The course portrays two different fictional clients to highlight the various aspects of bipolar and related disorders, including their social and occupational impact, and describes elements of treatment that are particularly useful. This course discusses psychopharmacology, and participants will learn about indications for and side effects of typical medications used in the treatment of bipolar disorders, such as mood stabilizers, atypical antipsychotics, and antidepressants. The course describes how single-system design methodology is used for outcome evaluation, an important consideration in today’s environment of managed care and third-party payers. Relapse prevention is discussed, including medication adherence and individual therapy.

    AOTA Content Focus - Domain of OT: Performance skills; Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation & Intervention 

    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.


    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 

    Cerebral Palsy Across the Lifespan

    Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
    Item # I6347  

    This intermediate-level course provides updated, evidence-based information for physical therapists (PTs) and occupational therapists (OTs) who work with individuals who have cerebral palsy. This course will be particularly helpful to clinicians who have not recently reviewed the literature related to cerebral palsy, and to those who do not frequently provide physical therapy services for this population. Physical therapists who received their training before the profession’s move to doctoral-level training may also find this course helpful because of its focus on the clinical reasoning skills that are necessary when patients can directly access physical therapists without physician referral. Most physical therapists and occupational therapists in pediatric clinical settings will encounter individuals with cerebral palsy. Because pediatric and school-based clinical services typically end by the age of 21, physical therapists and occupational therapists who provide treatment in adult therapy settings also need to be competent in treating this rapidly growing segment of the adult population. Physical and occupational therapists who work with this heterogeneous population need to be aware of the many factors critical to clinical decision making. 

    This course will address prevalence, etiology, diagnosis, classification, examination, evaluation, prognosis, interventions, and outcomes for individuals with cerebral palsy across the lifespan. The course also describes the role of PTs and OTs in providing family-centered care. Because the body of literature related to this diagnosis is extensive, this course will provide an overview of the most salient issues that impact the clinical decisions and care provided by physical therapists and occupational therapists. Clinicians who desire a more in-depth understanding of cerebral palsy are encouraged to pursue applicable resources more extensively.

    AOTA Content Focus - Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation, Performance Skills; OT Process: Evaluation, Intervention

    Common Chronic Health Conditions Associated With Aging

    Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
    Item # I6411  

    Release Date: July 18, 2017

    This basic-level course is designed to assist healthcare professionals in encouraging, teaching, and guiding older adults with chronic conditions to practice healthy lifestyles. This course explores common chronic conditions associated with aging, and discusses how healthcare professionals can help older adults manage these conditions and enhance health. Included is a look at the emotional effects of coping with loss, disability, and chronic conditions. Depression and bereavement are described, along with the stages of grief and methods of distinguishing among them. Because the incidence of cancer increases with age, preventive cancer screening and prevention guidelines for older adults are presented. Prevention, treatment of, and coping with such common problems as hearing loss, hypertension, and incontinence are also discussed. Because stroke, arthritis, and osteoporosis all have the potential to negatively affect functional status, these conditions are also reviewed to help promote healthy aging.

    It is rare for an older adult to live a long life without any of the concerns presented in this chapter. Memory problems are discussed, including differentiating between normal aging changes and cognitive impairment. By taking preventive measures and practicing positive health habits, fewer older adults will face these issues. The information presented in this course is designed to help healthcare professionals guide older adults to a healthy lifestyle.


    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 

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

    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

    Depression and Anxiety Disorders in Older Adults: Clinical Implications for Occupational Therapy

    Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
    Item # I6312  

    Depression is the most prevalent mental health disorder among older adults. Depression and anxiety affect an older adult’s performance patterns related to habits, routines, rituals, and roles, as well as ADLs and IADLs, rest and sleep, formal and informal education, work, play, leisure, and social participation. This basic-level course provides current information on depression and anxiety disorders among older adults, including their types and causes, and their ramifications for occupational performance and treatment strategies. Screening tools and evidence-based treatment interventions are discussed. A case study further elucidates the role occupational therapy practitioners can play in the detection and treatment of depression and anxiety in older adults.

    AOTA Content Focus - OT Process: Evaluation & Intervention

    Diagnosis, Treatment, and Management of Fibromyalgia

    Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
    Item # I6313  

    This basic-level course defines and describes the incidence of fibromyalgia in the general population. It identifies the diagnostic criteria, clinical features, symptoms, and aggravating and relieving factors of fibromyalgia. The role of the health care team is identified, treatment approaches are described, and the prognosis for the individual with fibromyalgia is explained. Additional resources available to the individual with fibromyalgia are listed.

    AOTA Content Focus - OT Process: Evaluation & Intervention

    Documentation in Occupational Therapy Practice

    Price: $24.95 Hours:2 Contact Hours
    Item # I6371  

    Release Date: March 4, 2016

    Occupational therapy practitioners typically complete some type of documentation required by their place of employment or practice area. Proper documentation provides suitable records of client contact, evaluation, and interventions that offer client information from an occupational therapy perspective, articulate the rationale for occupational therapy services, and provide a chronological record of the client’s status. Additionally, these records are often required as part of payment for service and provide a legal record of services rendered.

    The Occupational Therapy Practice Framework, 3rd edition, provides practitioners with documentation language that accurately describes the nature of occupational therapy services provided to clients. Using this approved language strengthens documentation and enables others outside of occupational therapy practice to better understand the role of occupational therapy. However, most seasoned practitioners have not had formal training in using the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework language. This basic-level course provides an introduction to this language and fosters its use for effective clinical documentation in a variety of occupational therapy practice settings.

    Upon completing this course, occupational therapy practitioners will be able to describe and use effective language and strategies for documentation of evaluation and treatment, as well as for writing discharge reports, in a variety of settings. Furthermore, practitioners will be prepared to explain and use more effective and efficient documentation in many areas of practice.

    AOTA Content Focus - Occupational Therapy Process; evaluation, intervention. Professional Issues; administration/managment, OT Education

    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


     

    Ethical Issues in Children's Health Care, Updated 1st Edition

    Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
    Item # I6363  

    This basic-level course explores the ethical dilemmas arising from healthcare decisions involving children and adolescents. It examines the potentially conflicting interests and wishes of children and their parents and families.  An ethical decision making model offers the clinician guidance in framing difficult questions and balancing rights and responsibilities. Confidentiality, sexuality, violence and medications are addressed. This thought-provoking course provides guidance and resources for occupational therapists in a broad range of settings.

    AOTA Content Focus - Professional Issues: Contemporary Issues and Trends

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