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Yoga Therapy for COPD
Presented by Catherine McDowell, OTR/L, LMBT, E-RYT200/RYT500
Course: #3254Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course provides an introduction to the use of yoga as an intervention tool for the treatment of COPD. An exploration of the benefits of yoga, it’s impacts on lung capacity and breathing. A look at how yoga is utilized as part of an Occupational Therapy treatment program.

Tendon Trauma: Keys to Optimal Outcomes (Day 5)
Presented by Rebecca Neiduski, Ph.D., OTR/L, CHT
Course: #3211Level: Advanced1 Hour
This course will explore clinical reasoning following traumatic flexor tendon injuries to the upper extremity. From mechanism of injury to progression of therapy, participants will be challenged to use clinical data to drive treatment planning and measure outcomes.

This course is part of the "Management of Upper Extremity Trauma" Virtual Conference - Day 5.

Occupational Therapist's Management of Upper Extremity Burns (Day 4)
Presented by Nora Barrett, MS, OTR/L, CHT
Course: #3192Level: Advanced1 Hour
This course will cover occupational therapist’s management of upper extremity and hand burns from acute injury through scar formation with rehabilitation implications including edema management, orthotics, precautions and appropriate exercise throughout each phase. Wound coverings, dressings and scar management techniques will be addressed.

This course is part of the "Management of Upper Extremity Trauma" Virtual Conference- Day 4.

Management of Upper Extremity Nerve Injury (Day 3)
Presented by Christine Novak, PhD, PT
Course: #3215Level: Advanced1 Hour
Patients with a traumatic peripheral nerve injury can present with a broad spectrum of sensory and/or motor dysfunction and can be challenging to assess and treat. This course will review the assessment and management of patients after traumatic upper extremity nerve injury.

This course is part of the "Management of Upper Extremity Trauma" Virtual Conference - Day 3.

Wrist Detective: Investigating Traumatic Wrist Injuries (Day 2)
Presented by Rachel Pigott, OTR/L, CHT
Course: #3186Level: Advanced1 Hour
This course will investigate three common FOOSH (fall on outstretched hand) injuries. The wrist detective will learn methods used in diagnosing these injuries, factors associated with greater severity of injury and both surgical intervention and rehabilitation post surgically.

This course is part of the "Management of Upper Extremity Trauma" Virtual Conference - Day 2.

Understanding Multi-Trauma Hand and Upper Extremity Injuries (Day 1)
Presented by Carol Recor, OTR/L, CHT
Course: #3202Level: Advanced1 Hour
Developing a treatment plan for multi-trauma hand and upper extremity injuries can be complicated. This lecture will present evidence-based treatment for bony and soft tissue structures, as well as strategies to develop a treatment plan that protects all involved structures.

This course is part of the "Management of Upper Extremity Trauma" Virtual Conference - Day 1.

Coaching: An Evidence Based Practice That Supports Participation And Efficacy
Presented by Winnie Dunn, PhD, OTR, FAOTA
Course: #3134Level: Intermediate1 Hour
There is a growing body of evidence indicating that coaching practices are an effective way to support children’s participation and parents’ sense of efficacy. In this session we will review the core principles of coaching and examine evidence demonstrating its effectiveness.

Fun, Practical, Client-Centered Activities to Encourage Social Emotional Development in Pediatric Practice
Presented by Nicole Quint, Dr.OT, OTR/L
Course: #3158Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This course emphasizes social emotional learning (SEL) to promote successful occupational participation and performance for children. Social emotional learning emphasizes the process of how children develop the ability to regulate emotions and prosocial behavior through thoughtful decision making processes.

Empowering OTAs To Be Exceptional Fieldwork Educators
Presented by Amy Mahle, MHA, COTA/L
Course: #3170Level: Introductory1 Hour
OTAs may be initially unsure if they are prepared for the responsibility of hosting and training a fieldwork student. Through this course, participants will learn strategies to effectively educate the student, communicate with the student and the college, and evaluate the student’s performance.

New SNF Quality Measures: How OTs Can Boost Facility Performance
Presented by Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L
Course: #3194Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This session provides a detailed overview of the six new quality measures and their impact on 5-Star Quality Rating. Attention is given to those measures related to successful community discharge, short-stay functional improvements, and long-stay ability to move independently. This session offers practical strategies for facilities to enhance performance & prevent readmissions/ER visits. Participants are offered information related to facility protocols for successful discharge planning, discharge metrics, post-acute partner engagement for successful transition from SNF, facility-wide mobility programs, impact of maintenance on functional mobility, and the role of the facility in post-discharge follow-up programs.

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