Occupational performance deficits and work disability in people with rheumatic diseases remain high despite advances in medical and pharmacological management Yet, people are often not referred to occupational therapy unless there are hand impairments. This presentation reviews the role and need for occupational therapy in rheumatology care, including interventions to improve hand function, self-management of fatigue, pain, stress and anxiety, and strategies to prevent work disability.
Live WebinarTue, Jan 31, 2023 at 12:00 pm EST
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Intermediate, OT Service Delivery, 06109; CE Broker/1.0 General (FL), Patient Related (AL), Related To Direct Hands-On Patient Care (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 #20-931283; IACET/0.1; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Intermediate, Rehabilitation
- After this course, participants will be able to analyze symptoms of rheumatic diseases that impact occupational performance, including work.
- After this course, participants will be able to evaluate occupational therapy interventions to improve hand function and reduce symptoms such as fatigue, pain, stress to improve the ability to perform meaningful occupations.
- After this course, participants will be able to examine the evidence for occupational therapy interventions.
|5-15 Minutes||Review of rheumatic disease and symptoms that affect performance in daily life; Discuss the need for OT|
|15-25 Minutes||Review assessments|
|25-50 Minutes||Discuss interventions for hand impairments and symptoms: pain, ergonomics, fatigue, stress and wellbeing, work disability, and the evidence for the interventions|
|50-55 Minutes||Resources for therapists, patients|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary; Q & A|
PhD OTR/L, FAOTA
Janet L. Poole, PhD, OTR/L, is a Professor and Director of the Occupational Therapy Graduate Program at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Poole has worked with many people with different rheumatic diseases, published and presented on rheumatology-related content to students and health professionals, and mentored students’ research projects focused on occupational performance challenges faced by people with arthritis. Dr. Poole served as President of the Association of Rheumatology Professionals (ARP) from 2019-2020, and in 2022 the ARP honored with the Master’s Designation, for those “who have made outstanding contributions to the field of rheumatology through service to the ACR/ARP and advancements in research, practice, education, and/or advocacy from the ARP”.
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