This course will offer options, materials, information, and education about how to facilitate emergency preparedness in clients and caregivers and how to potentially help keep clients safer. We will discuss our roles for various emergencies, including in the home, in the community, large-scale emergencies, and natural disasters; resources will be shared both for OT professionals and to share with clients/caregivers.
Course created on February 22, 2022
Course Type: Audio, Video, Text
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Introductory, Professional Issues, 04013; CE Broker/1.0 General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), Related To OT (AZ), Related To OT (LA), Directly Related To OT (MS), Directly Related To OT (TN), CE Broker #20-902453; IACET/0.1; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Beginner, Education And/or Research
- After this course, participants will be able to recognize the reasoning behind the need for OT practitioners to address emergency preparedness with clients and caregivers.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify 1 potential role of the mobility specialist in each type of emergency situation clients may face.
- After this course, participants will be able to list 3 resources to offer clients about emergency preparedness.
|5-20 Minutes||Why OT should address emergency preparedness, roles|
|20-45 Minutes||Various types of disasters, ramifications, how to prepare|
|45-55 Minutes||Resources and information to use in education and training efforts|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary; Q & A|
Amber L. Ward
MS OTR/L, BCPR, ATP/SMS, FAOTA
Amber Ward has been a treating occupational therapist for over 27 years; 9 years in inpatient rehabilitation, and 18 years as full time Occupational Therapy Coordinator with persons with ALS, muscular dystrophies, MS, Parkinson’s and other neurological disorders as well as a seating clinic. She has treated a wide variety of patients, of all ages and functional levels. She currently is an adjunct professor at the OTA and MOT program at Cabarrus College of Health Sciences in addition to working in the clinic. She received the RESNA Assistive Technology Professional and Seating and Mobility Specialist and is AOTA board certified in physical rehabilitation. She has coauthored/edited a textbook for the OTA on adult physical conditions and interventions in its 2nd edition, as well as writing numerous other articles book chapters. She presents locally, nationally and internationally on a multitude of topics.
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