Utilizing the therapeutic partnership of Occupational Therapy and Child Life, we will "Map Out" a wellness framework and innovative pathways that help strengthen effective partnerships between children, families, and interdisciplinary medical teams. This integrative approach will demonstrate a variety of therapeutic methods that improve medical education, clinical conversations, and discharge planning, in order to empower children and families to be active, engaged members of their care teams.
Course created on June 25, 2020
Course Type: Video, Text
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Intermediate, Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process - Outcomes; 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 #20-783198; IACET/0.1; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Intermediate, Education And/or Research
- After this course, participants will be able to define the key components of a child- and family-centered, interdisciplinary discharge planning framework.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the use of methods and strategies to partner with patients and families to facilitate therapeutic communication and navigation through various stages of medical care.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify potential challenges, solutions, and opportunities to integrate child- and family-centered tools and methods into clinical workflows and medical education across diverse patient populations.
|5-10 Minutes||Personal Case Study (family-centered perspective)|
|10-15 Minutes||Trend towards increasingly complex discharges|
|15-20 Minutes||Research review: pediatric discharge standards and child- and family-centered care initiatives|
|20-25 Minutes||Trauma-sensitive considerations: Pediatric Medical Trauma Stress (PMTS), Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS), PTSD|
|25-30 Minutes||"Get Well" Framework; OT/Child LIfe Collaboration|
|30-40 Minutes||Therapeutic interventions: Exceptional Clinical Care, Developmentally-Appropriate Communication, Medical Play, Sibling/Family Support, Meaningful Goal-Directed Activities, Medical Mapping|
|40-45 Minutes||Pediatric oncology case study (clinician-centered perspective)|
|45-55 Minutes||Outcomes, potential barriers, solutions and opportunities, review best practices|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary; Q & A|
Christina Connors, OTR/L, is an Occupational Therapist and proud mother of 2 children. With 18 years of clinical experience, she has worked to enhance the function and independence of children and adults with various physical, cognitive, and developmental disabilities in acute inpatient rehabilitation, home health, acute care, outpatient, educational, and most recently, private practice settings. Christina takes pride in creative problem-solving and her ability to think outside-the-box during personal and professional challenges. She enjoys identifying the meaningful activities and goals in the lives of her clients and their families and enhancing their ability to reach their greatest potentials in their natural contexts. Christina initially developed Child Inspired, LLC in partnership with artist John Donato after her young son faced a life-threatening illness and hospitalization. Christina was profoundly impacted by this experience with her son. Based on her professional background in medical and educational settings, combined with her passion as a family advocate, she was inspired to develop developmentally-appropriate, child-centered tools that would help children visualize their progress throughout medical journeys. Child Inspired's outreach work to help children and families facing medical challenges is now driven by the Get Well Map Foundation. This non-profit organization creates and distributes child-centered tools and resources and works to provide collaborative training to pediatric medical teams, in order to integrate medical education tools into pediatric healthcare experiences and interdisciplinary discharge planning processes.
Jennifer Kelley, CCLS, is a Certified Child Life Specialist with almost 10 clinical years of clinical experience and a proud mother to a young daughter. In addition Jenn's work in Creative Arts Therapy & School Programs, she works collaboratively with pediatric oncology patients, families, and medical teams at Nemours Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders in Wilmington, DE. She improves positive outcomes for patients with chronic and medically complex conditions that require inpatient and outpatient treatment. She has a passion for working with siblings and facilitating family-centered support groups, including the development and implementation of a 16-week sibling bereavement group in collaboration with Social Work. Jenn is co-coordinator of Nemours' ACLP accredited Child Life internship program and serves as Chairperson for Healthcare Initiatives at Get Well Map Foundation. Jenn is an instrumental child-and family advocate among Nemours' interdisciplinary team of pediatric cancer specialists, working collaboratively to facilitate child- and family-centered discharge planning processes for pediatric oncology patients and families.
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Content Disclosure: Get Well Maps will be demonstrated and utilized as an example of a child- and family-centered visual tool. Information will be provided in a scholarly manner, and only to illustrate therapeutic tools and methods. Full disclosure will be provided to all participants. No promotions or offers of any kind will be associated with our content created for continued.com,
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American Occupational Therapy Association
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