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Anatomy and Treatment Guidelines for Extensor Tendons of the Hand
Presented by Lisa Michael, OTD, OTR/L, CHT
Course: #5014Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will review the extensor tendon anatomy and the various contribution of extrinsic and intrinsic muscles to the extensor tendon mechanism. A brief overview and rationale for the utilization of immobilization, early passive motion, or early active motion protocols for each of the extensor tendon zones will be described. **Please have a tight-fitting glove and 4 markers for the demonstration portion of the talk.

Wound Care Documentation Across the Multidisciplinary Team
Presented by Neely Sullivan, MPT, CLT-LANA, CDP
Course: #9510Level: Intermediate2 Hours
When it comes to regulatory audits and denials of reimbursement, being proactive is the key. This session will address pertinent topics such as components of resident-centered collaboration between therapy and nursing in wound care, common errors and key elements in wound care documentation in preventing denials, and principles of effective documentation for nursing and therapy to support skilled wound care services.

Innovative Treatments for Patients Post-Stroke Across the Continuum of Care – Evidence-Based Strategies to Improve Outcomes
Presented by Shannon Compton, PT, DPT, NCS, CBIS
Course: #9511Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This course uses case studies to explore how a program of high-quality, evidence-based, intensive therapy can help patients post-stroke achieve their true full potential through applied motor learning and motivational principles. Participants will gain ideas for fostering patient motivation and increasing independence in self-care across a variety of practice settings, with specific ideas for how to modify activities based on equipment and personnel availability – including telehealth applications.

Understanding Privilege, for Healthcare Professionals
Presented by Esther Clervaud, EdS
Course: #9513Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Systems of privilege have created a wide division of inequality. This course will help health care professionals identify their privilege and determine how to make a difference in their places of employment.

Nurture the Leader Inside: Making an Impact as Occupational Therapy Professionals
Presented by Krista Covell-Pierson, OTR/L, BCB-PMD
Course: #5013Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Leadership, or becoming a leader, can feel outside of who we identify ourselves as occupational therapy professionals however, with our unique skill sets, we are often qualified to step into a leadership role at work, and in our communities. This course can help attendees understand leadership, how to grow and integrate their own leadership skills into everyday, practical life situations in order to make a positive impact.

Creating Functional Homes for Dementia
Presented by Emily Reilly, DHSc, MSOTR/L, ECHM
Course: #5007Level: Introductory1 Hour
The home environment and the care team can greatly empower or inhibit a person’s quality of life and participation. Occupational Therapists can support clients and families within the home by creating spaces that are safe, functional and intuitive.

Nonpharmacological Pain Management Strategies: A Lifestyle Redesign® Approach
Presented by Lindsey Reeves, OTD, OTR/L, CEAS
Course: #4982Level: Introductory1 Hour
Learn about nonpharmacological pain management strategies with a focus on Lifestyle Redesign® as an occupational therapy treatment approach for chronic pain conditions. An introduction to lifestyle, behavioral, and self-management strategies that can be utilized to reduce pain, improve coping, and increase patient self-efficacy in order to improve function and quality of life will be reviewed. This is Day 4 of a virtual conference on pain management.

OT and Acute Pain: Staying True to Our Holistic Roots
Presented by Megan Doyle, MS, OTR/L, FPS, Cert-APHPT
Course: #4994Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will provide a broad introduction to the most up to date pain neurophysiology, and the application of the biopsychosocial model of pain to the scope of occupational therapy in the treatment of acute pain. A multitude of holistic interventions to address when working with clients with acute pain will then be discussed, with an emphasis on achieving increased occupational engagement and self-management of pain interference. This is Day 5 of a virtual conference on pain management.

Feeding and Nutrition Interventions for Children on the Autism Spectrum
Presented by Samantha Heidenreich, OTD, MOT
Course: #5027Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course reviews the feeding behaviors and habits of children with autism, as well as the brain/gut relationship and nutritional implications for feeding. Participants will be instructed on how to create appropriate plans of care and intervention for feeding specifically for the ASD population, with an emphasis on nutrition.

Academic Innovation: Curricular Redesign to Meet the Needs of the Times
Presented by Laura Stimler, OTD, OTR/L, BCP, C/NDT, Sara Story, EdD, OTD, OTR/L, BCG, CAPS
Course: #5005Level: Introductory1 Hour
This presentation will describe current uses for clinical simulation learning activities in occupational therapy education settings. Innovative approaches for teaching complex acute care content will be explored, including a unique collaboration between an occupational therapy program and a local non-profit medical surplus recovery organization (MSRO).