Part I: This course will outline the evaluation and treatment principles for the pediatric orthopedic hand patient, including the traumatic hand injured patient, and how it differs from the adult hand population. This course will provide specific evaluation techniques along with treatment ideas.
Please note: This course is also offered in a series of recordings titled "Series: The Pediatric Hand", course 2624 which is offered for AOTA/0.2 and NBCOT/2.5.
This course is part of the “Hand and Upper Extremity Review Series.”
This course is part of our Hand Therapy Review Series. This content would fall under the "Specialty Topics in Upper Extremity Rehabilitation" topic area for the CHT examination.
Course created on July 22, 2015
Course Type: Video, Audio
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Intermediate, Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process - Evaluation; CE Broker/1.0 Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), CE Broker #20-494693; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Intermediate, Orthopedics
Course Type: Text
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Intermediate, Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process - Evaluation; CE Broker/1.0 Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), CE Broker #20-494693; IACET/0.1; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Intermediate, Orthopedics
- By the end of this course, the participant will be able to identify specific evaluation tools and methods appropriate for the pediatric hand patient.
- By the end of this course, the participant will be able to recognize alternate methods of evaluation when standard methods are not reliable.
- By the end of this course, the participant will be able to list specific activities to promote functional hand movements and joint motion for the pediatric population.
- By the end of this course, the participant will be able to identify appropriate treatment regime for the traumatic pediatric hand patient.
|5-10 Minutes||Define the patient|
|15-25 Minutes||Treatment setting and equipment|
|25-35 Minutes||Specific treatment ideas|
|35-45 Minutes||Traumatic injuries|
|45-55 Minutes||Treatment per injuries|
|55-60 Minutes||Questions and answers|
Valeri Calhoun, MS, OTR/L, CHT
Valeri is an occupational therapist with over 30 years of experience in a variety of settings, with the last 8 being in an exclusive pediatric hand therapy setting. She received a BS in OT from Indiana University, and an MS in Community Health from The University of Kansas. Valeri has been a Certified hand Therapist since 1994. In addition to working in clinical settings, Valeri’s experience includes over 15 years teaching at the graduate level for occupational therapy programs in the Midwest. She has provided professional presentations and lectures both nationally and internationally for therapists on a variety of therapy topics. For the past six years, she was on the faculty of the CHT test prep course for ASHT. Valeri is an active member in a pediatric hand surgeon and therapist special interest group. She is involved in research projects regarding pediatric orthopedic care, and has published results. She was co-author of a pediatric hand therapy protocol book. She was implemental in the development and execution of Hand Camp, a camp for children with upper limb differences. Her special interest areas of practice include splinting for orthopedic populations, children with arthrogryposis and congenital hand differences.
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American Occupational Therapy Association
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OccupationalTherapy.com is an approved provider for CE Broker, provider #50-14558. This course is offered for 1.0 hours, Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct client/patient services in occupational therapy (SC) category/categories. If you are an OT/OTA in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, or South Carolina, CE Broker may be of interest to you.
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