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Nature As Co-Therapist Podcast

Amy Wagenfeld, PhD, OTR/L, SCEM, EDAC, FAOTA, Dennis Cleary, MS, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA

February 15, 2024

The evidence overwhelmingly supports the positive role of nature in health and well-being. In this course, attendees will learn about nature-based therapy and its application to clinical practice acro...   Read More

    


12 Ways to Progress Any PT or OT Exercise, Activity, or Movement, Part 2

Andrea Salzman, MS, PT

February 12, 2024

Therapists who routinely add spice and variety to their treatment methods are able to offer something new to their patients – a delighted therapist. Come enjoy this “sampler platter” of evidence...   Read More

  


12 Ways to Progress Any PT or OT Exercise, Activity, or Movement, Part 1

Andrea Salzman, MS, PT

February 8, 2024

Therapists who routinely add variety to their treatment methods can now offer something new to their patients – an inspired therapist. Come enjoy this “sampler platter” of evidence-based ideas f...   Read More

  


Aging Caregivers: What To Know And How To Best Provide Support

Christina Marsack-Topolewski, PhD, MSW, LMSW

January 24, 2024

Occupational therapy practitioners provide a tremendous amount of support to patients who receive support from an aging family caregiver. Aging family caregivers often face unique circumstances and ar...   Read More

  


Healthy Transitions: An Opportunity For OT Intervention

Ingrid Provident, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA

January 18, 2024

Transitions in life are a natural part of being human; however, navigating change isn’t always easy. Facing the unknown can sometimes cause feelings of stress, anxiety, fear, worry, or depression. O...   Read More

    


Skilled Nursing Facility Interventions: Interdisciplinary Collaboration Between Therapists And Certified Nursing Assistants

Brittany Horvath, MS, CCC-SLP, CDP

January 3, 2024

Interdisciplinary collaboration between therapy and certified nursing assistants in the skilled nursing setting will be discussed in this course. Perceived barriers and ideas for successful implementa...   Read More

 


Skilled Nursing Facility Interventions: WC19 And The Transportation Of Older Adults In Wheelchairs

Brenda Mahon, OTD, OTR/L, ATP

December 20, 2023

Motor vehicle safety for drivers and passengers has increased exponentially over the past forty years. According to the literature, people seated in wheelchairs during travel are forty-five times more...   Read More

 


Skilled Nursing Facility Interventions: Positioning Around The Clock Matters

Tamara Kittelson, MS, OTR/L, ATP/SMS

December 13, 2023

Therapeutic positioning for residents of skilled nursing facilities can lead to better sleep quality and daytime alertness, with reduced pain and agitation when provided skillfully throughout the day...   Read More

 


Skilled Nursing Facility Interventions: Applying GEMS States, A Case Study Utilizing Positive Approach To Care

Emily Briggs, OTR/L, RAC-CT

December 7, 2023

The previous course in this series introduced you to Teepa Snow and her Positive Approach to Care. This course will take the skills and techniques learned and apply them to a case study to illustrate...   Read More

 


Skilled Nursing Facility Interventions: An Introduction To Teepa Snow And Positive Approach to Care

Laurie Walther, MS, CCC-SLP

December 6, 2023

There is so much more to supporting a person living with dementia than just knowing they have the diagnosis. This presentation will introduce you to Teepa Snow, the Positive Approach to Care, and skil...   Read More

 


Cognitive Interventions In The Home: A Practical Approach For OT Professionals

Krista Covell-Pierson, OTR/L, BCB-PMD

September 14, 2023

Becoming skilled in addressing cognition serves practitioners in all settings as it may be the key to patients reaching their maximum level of performance. This course aims to elevate OT practitioners...   Read More

  


Substance Misuse In The Elderly And Use Of Screening, Brief Intervention, And Referral To Treatment (SBIRT)

Ingrid Provident, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA

August 31, 2023

Substance use disorders are a significant problem in the elderly population. Studies have shown that elderly patients with substance use disorders have very good outcomes when diagnosed and treatment...   Read More

   


Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction And Continence Improvement: A Primer For Occupational Therapy

Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP, CFPS

July 27, 2023

This seminar provides an overview of anatomy and physiology of normal voiding and muscle function related to continence. Different types of incontinence are identified, and assessment/treatment strate...   Read More

  


Returning The Skills To Skilled Nursing Facility Rehabilitation

Mira Rollins, OTR/L, Emily Briggs, OTR/L, RAC-CT

July 13, 2023

Due to time and resource constraints, the full potential of SNF rehabilitation patients is not always realized. This presentation will give specific treatment strategies and interventions to improve t...   Read More


Fostering Meaning And Purpose For Individuals In Senior Living

Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP, CFPS

June 21, 2023

Despite such positive outcomes of meaningful engagement, recent studies have suggested that elderly residents are inactive most of their time, are engaged in passive activities, and do not experience...   Read More

  


Optimizing Mobility And Community Engagement For Older Clients

Wendy Stav, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

May 10, 2023

The occupation of driving and community mobility among older adults experiencing the health effects of aging and age-related illnesses are reviewed in this course. The roles, responsibilities, and pro...   Read More

 


Interdisciplinary Approach To Stroke Rehabilitation: Outpatient, Home Health, And Community Rehabilitation Phase

Alaena McCool, MS, OTR/L, CPAM, Katherine George, PT, DPT

January 6, 2023

The unique relationship between the occupational and physical therapist when treating an acute, subacute, or chronic stroke diagnosis will be distinguished in this two-part series. Part two will focus...   Read More

  


Interdisciplinary Approach To Stroke Rehabilitation: Acute Care And Inpatient Rehabilitation Phase

Alaena McCool, MS, OTR/L, CPAM, Katherine George, PT, DPT

January 6, 2023

The unique collaboration and relationship between physical and occupational therapists throughout the evaluation and treatment of acute, subacute, and chronic stroke diagnoses will be analyzed in this...   Read More

  


Bullying Among Older Adults: Not Just A Playground Problem

Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP

December 12, 2022

The definition and incidence of bullying in adult living communities and day centers including what older adult bullying looks like in this population are reviewed in this session. Characteristics of...   Read More

   


Using Assistive Technology To Increase Participation In Daily Life Podcast

Theresa Berner, MOT, OTR/L, ATP, Dennis Cleary, MS, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA

November 16, 2022

Technology has changed greatly in the last 20 years, and more assistive technology is available than ever. This podcast will explore how an occupational therapy practitioner evaluates what technology...   Read More

    


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