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
0.3 AOTA CEUs are awarded upon successful completion of this course.
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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
0.4 AOTA CEUs are awarded upon successful completion of this course.
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, 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
This course provides rehabilitation professionals with an understanding of the transmission and prevention of HIV, the care of persons with HIV, and the issues of living with HIV. Recent changes in terminology and staging are covered. Legal and ethical issues, including recent changes in testing, confidentiality, and reporting requirements are discussed.
Florida Ots & OTAs - Fulfills one time HIV/AIDS requirement.
Texas OTs & OTAs - This course does not meet content requirements for license renewal in Texas.
Release Date: October 26, 2017
AOTA Content Focus - OT Process: evaluation, intervention, outcomes
Release Date: September 28, 2017
The need for occupational therapy involvement in the treatment of RCIs lies beyond the incidence and loss of function. The treatment of rotator cuff pathology requires the skills of an expert focused on promoting health while encouraging engagement in occupation. Clients suffer limitations in multiple domains such as performance skills, activity demands and occupation. A person’s performance patterns, environment and client factors beseech us to individualize the treatment plan. A client centered approach will positively impact the client’s ability to participate in the intervention strategy. Treatment of this complex pathology requires careful consideration of the life style and goals of the client in order to bring longevity to a successful treatment outcome. All level of therapists will learn to apply an occupation based approach to a biomechanical application and acquire techniques to lessen the burden of rotator cuff rehabilitation on clients. The basic science portion of this course is presented in a manner appropriate for the beginner and intermediate level occupational therapist. Therapists will profit from learning about common misconceptions about rotator cuff injuries uncovered by the advancement of imaging in recent years. Research in this area is difficult due to the confounding nature of the disease; therefore, it is vital for an evidence based practitioner to keep up with these changes. Participants will not only learn palpation and testing methods to assess a client, but also how to listen to and interpret the client’s complaints and symptoms in order to determine the best intervention strategy.
AOTA Content Focus - Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation & Intervention
Release Date: September 27, 2017
This intermediate course provides rehabilitative personnel with the background and evidence to increase effective management of symptoms in people with MS. This up-to-date review will enable occupational therapists to better target the specific needs of their clients. While some standardization in assessments may be useful, individualization of assessment and treatment planning is needed. The evidence supporting assessment and intervention tools can help the therapist select assessments and interventions most likely to contribute to successful outcomes given a particular client’s characteristics. The evidence also provides an indication of the likely benefit of a particular intervention when it is used with the intensity, frequency and timing reported in the literature. This course starts with a review of the incidence and prevalence, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and pharmacological management of this disease. The course then describes rehabilitative management, including assessment and intervention for people with MS. The intent is to encourage therapists to “kick it up a notch,” to apply sufficient intensity of appropriate evidence-based rehabilitation that challenges clients and improves their quality of life.
AOTA Content Focus - Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation, Performance skills; Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation, Interevention, Outcomes