Release Date: April 5, 2018
Expiration Date: April 5, 2021
This intermediate-level course provides rehabilitation therapists and therapy assistants with an opportunity to review the normal anatomy and physiology of the cardiopulmonary system, the pathophysiology of heart failure, and current medical, surgical, and therapy-based interventions. Appropriate for all therapy-based clinicians who work with persons with heart failure, this intermediate-level course reviews basic examination skills before progressing to the more advanced skills of auscultation and exercise testing interpretation.
AOTA Content Focus - OT Process: Evaluation, Intervention ; Professional Issues - Contemporary issues and trends
0.4 AOTA CEUs are awarded upon successful completion of this course.
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Release Date: April 2, 2018
Expiration Date: April 2, 2021
The purpose of this basic level course is to enable occupational therapy practitioners and other rehabilitation professionals to understand and assess functional performance in older adults using a multidimensional approach. This is an introductory course for practitioners who are new to this population or who desire a refresher on the most current evidence related to functional assessment of older adults.
AOTA Content Focus - Domain of OT, Client Factors; OT Process: Evaluation
0.3 AOTA CEUs are awarded upon successful completion of this course.
Release Date: February 7, 2018
This intermediate level course developed for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants, 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: OT Process: Evaluation & Intervention
AOTA Content Focus - OT Process: Evaluation; Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative, and Regulatory
Release Date: January 31, 2018
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
Release Date: January 30, 2018
This intermediate level course for healthcare professionals is an introduction into the complex crime of human trafficking, with a focus on sex and labor trafficking and the common symptoms and conditions that occur in trafficked persons. The course provides insights into the facts surrounding human trafficking and relevant health risks for the trafficked person.
AOTA Content Focus - Domain of OT: Client Factors; OT Process: Evaluation; Professional Issues: Comtemporary Issues and Trends
0.2 AOTA CEUs are awarded upon successful completion of this course.
Release Date: January 2, 2018
The purpose of this basic level course is to provide OTs and OTAs with an introduction to the study of ethical behavior and action as it is applied to occupational therapy practice, education, and research. It is designed to facilitate learning and using the ethical principles required to foster moral reasoning and to practice ethical decision making in occupational therapy. Specific objectives include defining terms used in discussing ethics, describing the principles and values of ethics organized into the Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics, relating occupational therapy ethics to stakeholders in society, explaining a decision-making process for analyzing ethics issues, and discussing sample case studies. The case studies in this course are based on issues brought to the attention of the AOTA Ethics Commission (EC) members. All names and situations used in the case studies have been changed to avoid identifying any person or facility.
Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee & Utah OTs & OTAs - Fulfills your Ethics requirement.
AOTA Content Focus - Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative & Regulatory Issues
Release Date: November 28, 2017
This basic-level course addresses the knowledge gap by providing rehabilitation professionals with an overview of the co-occurrence of depression and chronic conditions and identifying challenges in screening and referring adults with chronic conditions and depression. It provides explanations for potential causes of and contributing factors to depression unique to individuals with chronic medical conditions. Although individuals with chronic conditions are at increased risk for depression, this course also explores factors that may enhance such individuals’ well-being and diminish the likelihood of depression.
AOTA Content Focus - Domain of OT: Client Factor; OT Process: Evaluation