Western Schools 365 Occupational Therapy Membership
Go beyond fulfilling your CE requirements with the Western Schools 365 Online Occupational Therapy Membership.
Gain new levels of knowledge with access to our full library of courses for Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants. With your WS365 OT Membership you get:
- Unlimited access to ALL our high-quality, evidence-based online CE courses for occupational therapy professionals for a full year, including courses to fulfill state requirements
- One price to fulfill all your CE needs
- The ability to manage all your CE needs through one easy membership
- Instant access to certificates upon successful course completion
- When we publish New or Updated courses, they will automatically be added to your membership
GERIATRIC PACKAGE – 20 CE HOURS – IAT20
Therapeutic Exercise and the Older Adult: An Evidence-Based Approach, 2nd Edition – I6428
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.
Supporting Aging in Place: An Occupational Therapist's Toolkit – I6377
This course is designed to assist occupational therapist and occupational therapy assistants in evaluating, planning and preparing their older adult clients to age in place. AOTA has identified aging in place and home modifications as an emerging niche in occupational therapy. This toolkit will highlight the role occupational therapy plays in aging in place. Also, each participant will gain the understanding and application of home modification concepts as well as identify resources and funding for home modification projects. Because our aging clients have a desire to remain in their homes, this course will provide the necessary tools to enhance the quality of life for older adults to allow them to participate in meaningful activities and enable them to remain in their homes as they age and make the necessary modifications to do so. This course is an intermediate to advanced level course for clinicians working in the area of home modification and environmental safety.
Heart Failure: Implications for Diagnosis, Management & Rehabilitation 2nd Edition – I6408
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.
Ethical Practices with Older Adults, Revised Updated 1st Edition – I6430
In coming years, healthcare professionals will face an aging of the population, along with the accompanying health and economic challenges. The purpose of this course is to highlight ethical issues that may confront healthcare and behavioral health professionals working with older adults and their families as these individuals near the end of life. Many of these issues are related to advances in medical technologies that have occurred over the past several decades (and that continue to be developed) and have led to increasingly complex choices. This course will also identify major ethical issues concerning older adults and healthcare decisions and provide a model for addressing ethical dilemmas in healthcare settings.
Chronic Illness and Depression – I6386
Audio Book Available | 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.
Multidimensional Functional Assessment of the Older Adult 2nd Edition – I6402
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.
Individual New Hampshire Occupational Therapy courses
Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders in Occupational Therapy Practice, 2nd edition – WS I6425
Cancer Rehabilitation Across the Lifespan – I6458
ing evidence, well-being, and quality of life during and following cancer treatment for diverse communities (AOTA, 2017a). The primary purpose of this course is to promote competence and confidence in the utilization of evidence-based occupational therapy services to this emerging and underserved population. Using the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain and Process, 3rd edition (AOTA, 2014) as a mechanism to negotiate through the occupational therapy process, an introductory overview of common cancer diagnoses, treatment, and rehabilitation implications throughout the continuum of care
will be provided. Evidence-based, client-centered evaluation and intervention recommendations will be emphasized while providing participants with the knowledge and resources required for best practice in oncology rehabilitation. This basic-level course will be a stepping-stone to align evidence-based recommendations to clinical application specific to the emerging and complex field of oncology rehabilitation for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants.
Pain Assessment and Management: The Role of OT; 2nd Edition- I6423
Understanding Posttraumatic Stress Disorder – I6433
This basic-level course provides an overview of PTSD for occupational therapy practitioners working in a variety of roles and settings. This course addresses basic information regarding PTSD, including DSM-5 diagnostic criteria, etiology, incidence, risk factors, interventions, and treatment methods. With distinct mental health training and education targeting occupational performance, occupational therapy practitioners are integral to the interdisciplinary team for those at risk for or diagnosed with PTSD and their families (American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA, 2015c). Unique historical perspectives, assessment, and treatment practices specific to occupational therapy will be presented.