Part I: This course will outline the evaluation and treatment principles for the pediatric orthopedic hand patient, including the traumatic hand injured patient, and how it differs from the adult hand population. This course will provide specific evaluation techniques along with treatment ideas. Part II: This presentation will build on the foundational information provided in Part I. It provides the learner with specific information on the evaluation and treatment of the congenital hand patient and the unique challenges this brings to the Occupational Therapist. Explore functional issues unique to this population and OT interventions that may assist in improving their abilities.
Please note: This course series is comprised of the following individual recordings: #2533 and #2599.
This course is part of the “Hand and Upper Extremity Review Series.”
This course is also part of our Hand Therapy Review Series. This content would fall under the "Specialty Topics in Upper Extremity Rehabilitation" topic area for the CHT examination.
Course created on September 28, 2015
Course Type: Video
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.2 Intermediate, Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process - Evaluation; CE Broker/2.0 Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), CE Broker #20-503501; NBCOT PDUs/2.5 Intermediate, Orthopedics, Pediatrics
- By the end of this course, the participant will be able to identify specific evaluation tools and methods appropriate for the pediatric hand patient.
- By the end of this course, the participant will be able to recognize alternate methods of evaluation when standard methods are not reliable.
- By the end of this course, the participant will be able to list specific activities to promote functional hand movements and joint motion for the pediatric population.
- By the end of this course, the participant will be able to identify appropriate treatment regime for the traumatic pediatric hand patient.
- By the end of this course, the participant will be able to identify two potential functional limitations for the child with a congenitally absent thumb.
- By the end of this course, the participant will be to identify two potential functional adaptations for the child with an absent hand.
- By the end of this course, the participant will be to list one possible therapy protocol following syndactyly release.
- By the end of this course, the participant will be able to identify congenital hand conditions and treatment protocols.
|0-10 Minutes||Introduction; Definition of the patient|
|15-35 Minutes||Treatment setting and equipment; Specific treatment ideas|
|35-55 Minutes||Traumatic injuries; Treatment per injuries|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary- Part 1; Questions and answers|
|60-70 Minutes||Introduction; The congenital pediatric hand population|
|70-80 Minutes||Symbrachydactyly and the treatment of this population|
|80-95 Minutes||Radial longitudinal deficiency: treatment|
|95-100 Minutes||Central deficiency|
|110-120 Minutes||Summary; Q and A|
Valeri Calhoun, MS, OTR/L, CHT
Valeri is an occupational therapist with over 30 years of experience in a variety of settings, with the last 8 being in an exclusive pediatric hand therapy setting. She received a BS in OT from Indiana University, and an MS in Community Health from The University of Kansas. Valeri has been a Certified hand Therapist since 1994. In addition to working in clinical settings, Valeri’s experience includes over 15 years teaching at the graduate level for occupational therapy programs in the Midwest. She has provided professional presentations and lectures both nationally and internationally for therapists on a variety of therapy topics. For the past six years, she was on the faculty of the CHT test prep course for ASHT. Valeri is an active member in a pediatric hand surgeon and therapist special interest group. She is involved in research projects regarding pediatric orthopedic care, and has published results. She was co-author of a pediatric hand therapy protocol book. She was implemental in the development and execution of Hand Camp, a camp for children with upper limb differences. Her special interest areas of practice include splinting for orthopedic populations, children with arthrogryposis and congenital hand differences.
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American Occupational Therapy Association
OccupationalTherapy.com is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, #7659. This distance learning - independent course is offered at 0.2 CEUs (Intermediate level, Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process - Evaluation 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 2.0 hours, Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct client/patient services in occupational therapy (SC) category/categories. If you are an OT/OTA in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, or South Carolina, CE Broker may be of interest to you.
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