Similar to polio in its presentation, Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) has been on the rise in the US over the last five years. This course will review the symptoms, diagnostic criteria, and pathophysiology of AFM important for occupational therapists to understand. This is Part 1 of a 2-part series.
Course created on May 14, 2019
Course Type: Video
CEUs/PDUs Offered: AOTA/0.1 Introductory, Category 1: Domain Of OT - Client Factors; CE Broker/1.0 Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), 721814; IACET/0.1; NBCOT/1.25 Beginner, Rehabilitation
- After this course, participants will be able to describe initial symptoms and presentation of AFM.
- After this course, participants will be able to list the diagnostic criteria and understand the disease evolution.
- After this course, participants will be able to discuss therapeutic considerations for patients with AFM.
|5-20 Minutes||Initial presentation and diagnosis|
|20-40 Minutes||Pathophysiology and therapeutic considerations|
|40-55 Minutes||Patient examples|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Rebecca Martin, OTR/L, OTD, CPAM, CKTP
Rebecca Martin, OTR/L, OTD is the Manager of Clinical Education and Training at the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury (ICSCI) at Kennedy Krieger Institute and an Assistant Professor at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Rebecca received her Bachelors of Science in Occupational Therapy from Boston University in 2001 and her Occupational Therapy Doctorate from Rocky Mountain University of Allied Health Professions in 2008. Prior to joining the Kennedy Krieger Institute, she worked in brain injury rehabilitation in Boston, Massachusetts.
Rebecca Martin joined Kennedy Krieger in 2005 as a Senior Occupational Therapist in the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury. Since 2010, Dr. Martin has been the Manager of Clinical Education and Training at ICSCI and is responsible for program development, staff training, and oversight of the clinical research program. She speaks nationally on topics related to Activity-Based Rehabilitation; she has taught many continuing education courses for rehabilitation professionals in the areas of neurological pathology, rehabilitation, and research. She has been the principal investigator and co-investigator for grants from the Paralyzed Veterans of America Education Foundation and Department of Defense to develop, promote, and disseminate an activity-based restorative therapy training program and curriculum. Her research interests are in novel applications of electrical stimulation for neuromodulation and restoration of function lost to spinal cord injury.
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