Acute Care, Community And Home Health CEU Courses for OTs

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A Montessori-Based Approach for Aging and Dementia
Presented by Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L
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Course: #4525Level: Intermediate1 Hour
In this course, participants will learn about the Montessori principles of independence according to one’s ability and the benefits of the prepared environment. Specifically, participants will learn about the fundamental principles of the Montessori method, how to conduct a Montessori-based session, Montessori-based steps to engagement that reduce unwanted behaviors, issues that may arise with this approach, and using case studies and video examples, how to set up activities/tasks for individuals with dementia using a Montessori Approach.

Acute Care Back to the Basics: Vision Assessment and Management
Presented by Leah Muntges, MOTR/L
Live WebinarMon, Feb 17, 2020 at 12:00 pm EST
Course: #4557Level: Introductory1 Hour
This presentation will focus on basic visual assessment and simple interventions that can be applied in the acute care setting. We will discuss considerations to make during discharge planning, including appropriate outpatient referrals and client education.

Acute Care Back to the Basics: OT's Role in Critical Care
Presented by Lyndsay Laxton, OTR/L, Meghan Morrow, OTR/L
Live WebinarTue, Feb 18, 2020 at 12:00 pm EST
Course: #4549Level: Introductory1 Hour
This webinar will educate occupational therapy practitioners on how to promote OT’s role in the critical care unit. It will also equip clinicians from all clinical backgrounds with evidence-based interventions to prevent hospital-acquired deficits and promote quality of life for patients and their families during the most tenuous days of recovery.

Acute Care Back to the Basics: Burn Care
Presented by Julia Smith, MS, OTR/L
Live WebinarWed, Feb 19, 2020 at 12:00 pm EST
Course: #4567Level: Introductory1 Hour
Occupational therapists play a vital role in the management of upper extremity burn injuries for patients during their acute care stay. This course will focus on basic anatomy, burn classification, and appropriate evaluation and interventions during the early phases of wound healing for maximum functional recovery.

Acute Care Back To The Basics: OT's Role In The Emergency Department
Presented by Lyndsay Laxton, OTR/L, Katie Freeman, MSOT, OTR/L
Live WebinarThu, Feb 20, 2020 at 12:00 pm EST
Course: #4566Level: Introductory1 Hour
This webinar will educate occupational therapy practitioners on the unique role of occupational therapy within the emergency department. It will detail evidence-based interventions as well as screening and assessment tools to inform your plan of care and discharge recommendations.

Acute Care Back to the Basics: Gerontology
Presented by Marianna Marie Andrews, MS, OTR/L, BCG, MSW
Live WebinarFri, Feb 21, 2020 at 12:00 pm EST
Course: #4564Level: Introductory1 Hour
Occupational therapy practitioners play an increasingly important role in caring for the hospitalized geriatric patient, an expanding population. This course provides an overview of geriatric OT evaluation and treatment, introduces geriatric syndromes, and explores our valuable roles on the health care team.

20Q: Holistic and Compassionate Care Educator
Presented by Kristine Haertl, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA
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Course: #4528Level: Introductory1 Hour
In this edition, we highlight Dr. Kristine Haertl's career and contributions to occupational therapy. Kristine Haertl is a distinguished professor, author, private practitioner, and community consultant in behavioral health and developmental disabilities. This course is part of a quarterly series on OccupationalTherapy.com designed as a salute to the OT pioneers with contributing editor Dr. Franklin Stein. It is presented in an engaging Q & A format and highlights the OT pioneer's journey into occupational therapy and research accomplishments.

Considering The Caregiver: Identifying And Addressing Dementia Caregiver Health
Presented by Paul Arthur, PhD, OTR/L
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Course: #4377Level: Introductory1 Hour
In the United States there are nearly 16 million caregivers caring for persons with dementia; nearly half have clinically significant symptoms of depression. This course will introduce means to identify and address caregiver well-being.

Living with Heart Failure: The OT Role
Presented by Camille Tovera-Magsombol, OTD, OTR/L
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Course: #4382Level: Introductory1 Hour
Heart failure (HF) affects an individual’s ability to engage in desired occupation leading to gradual loss of independence with ADLs, IADLs, and the development of activity limitations affecting their quality of life. Occupational therapists, being experts in behavior modification and activity analysis have a distinct role to play. This short course aims to fill this knowledge gap and provide foundational knowledge and treatment resources for practitioners and fully comprehend the pathophysiology and different evidence-based treatment strategies to promote optimal living for individuals with HF.

continued Conversations, The CE Podcast: Functional Goal Setting in Pediatrics
Presented by Patti Sharp, OTD, MS, OTR/L
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Course: #4414Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course reviews the role of goal-setting in occupational therapy practice. The presenter and host attempt to reconcile differences between their own professional experience with goal-setting, historical precedent, current practice, and current evidence-based recommendations.