Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma) is an autoimmune connective tissue disease affecting the skin, internal organs, and blood vessels. People with scleroderma often develop severe contractures in their hands that make it very difficult to perform daily occupations. This course will review symptoms of scleroderma and the occupational therapist's role. Specific interventions to increase joint motion and manage daily tasks will be presented.
Live WebinarTue, Mar 28, 2023 at 12:00 pm EDT
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Introductory, OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge, 06551; 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 #20-998194; IACET/0.1; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Beginner, Rehabilitation
- After this course, participants will be able to identify symptoms of systemic sclerosis (scleroderma).
- After this course, participants will be able to identify occupational therapy interventions to increase joint motion, reduce pain, manage daily tasks and fatigue, and Raynaud’s phenomenon.
- After this course, participants will be able to recognize the evidence for occupational therapy interventions.
|5-15 Minutes||Scleroderma: Symptoms and impact on daily life|
|15-50 Minutes||Discuss interventions for hand and face impairments and symptoms: pain, fatigue, stress, well-being, Raynaud’s, and the evidence for the interventions|
|50-60 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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American Occupational Therapy Association
OccupationalTherapy.com is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, #7659. Course approval ID# 06551. This distance learning - interactive course is offered at 0.1 CEUs (Introductory level, OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge Area). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
OccupationalTherapy.com is an approved provider for CE Broker, provider #50-14558. This course is offered for 1.0 hours, 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) category/categories. If you are an OT/OTA in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina or Tennessee, CE Broker may be of interest to you.
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National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
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