This course will explore the use of multisensory environments to decrease negative behaviors in geriatric clients with dementia. Attendees will gain knowledge regarding current research, creation of a multisensory environment, program development, and how to document patient outcomes.
This course is part of the "Innovations in Geriatric Care" Virtual Conference - Day 3.
Course created on February 20, 2019
Course Type: Video, Text
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Intermediate, Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process - Intervention; 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 #20-704852; IACET/0.1; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Intermediate, Geriatrics; RESNA/0.1 Intermediate
- After this course, participants will be able to verbalize the effectiveness of multisensory environments in dementia care, including the impact to patients, caregivers, and practitioners.
- After this course, participants will be able to list the steps required to use a multisensory environment with a client.
- After this course, participants will be able to complete appropriate documentation when using a multisensory environment, including goal writing and session notes.
|5-10 Minutes||Impact of Dementia|
|10-15 Minutes||Sensory Patterns|
|15-20 Minutes||What is a multisensory environment (MSE)? What does the research say about this approach?|
|20-30 Minutes||Steps of developing & using a MSE; Being a facilitator|
|30-45 Minutes||OT Documentation & Patient outcomes|
|45-55 Minutes||Other considerations; MSE use by PT/SLP|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Jennifer Lape, OTD, OTR/L received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, and both her Master of Occupational Therapy and post-professional Doctorate of Occupational Therapy from Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA. Her doctoral project focused on the use of multisensory environments to manage negative behaviors in clients with dementia. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy at Chatham University where she teaches the evidence-based practice courses in the post-professional occupational therapy program. In her 19+ years of clinical practice, she has worked in a variety of practice settings including pediatrics, acute care, home health, and skilled nursing, with the majority of her practice in geriatrics in the roles of clinician, clinical consultant, legal consultant, and manager of rehab services. She has authored peer-reviewed articles related to evidence-based practice with a variety of populations, as well as a text on research and evidence-based practice. She has presented at the state, national, and international levels, and her scholarship interests to date include: sensory processing and the use of multisensory environments to increase quality of life for clients with dementia, evidence-based practice, strategies to improve collaboration among multidisciplinary rehab teams, and the Kawa model.
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