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Gerontology/Aging CEU Courses for OTs

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Innovations in Geriatric Care: Evidence-Based Interventions for Falls (Day 4)
Presented by Holly Hester, PT, DPT, CHC
Live WebinarThu, Feb 21, 2019 at 12:00 pm EST   Starts in 14h 54m
Course: #3967 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
As the population ages, health care providers, including occupational therapists and occupational therapist assistants, must employ effective methods of fall risk assessment, prevention, and management to prevent the serious injuries, decreased mobility, and loss of independence caused by falls. This session will discuss evidence-based interventions for falls, emphasizing the role of occupational therapy in the interdisciplinary management of falls in both the institutional and community settings.

Innovations in Geriatric Care: Sleep and the Challenge of Aging (Day 5)
Presented by Teresa Fair-Field, OTD, OTR/L
Live WebinarFri, Feb 22, 2019 at 12:00 pm EST
Course: #3968 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Do we accept that disrupted sleep is 'normal' in the elderly? While it is widely accepted that elderly residents have trouble sleeping, what is understood about the nature of those sleep difficulties? Is disrupted sleep the cause or the effect of cognitive decline? of heart disease? of challenging behaviors? This course will discuss specific sleep challenges in the elderly as well as appropriate staff responses and treatment options. Specific discussion on sleep culture in our residential environments, and how can we improve our environments for sleep promotion.

Smart Wheelchairs
Presented by Rosalie Wang, PhD, OT (Reg), Pooja Viswanathan, PhD
Live WebinarTue, Feb 26, 2019 at 12:00 pm EST
Course: #4155 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course summarizes research to date on smart wheelchairs, describing smart wheelchair components and functions and how smart wheelchairs can help increase driving safety and independence of powered wheelchair users. The course also describes limitations to current research, gaps in wheelchair assessment and training, and design and ethical considerations for smart wheelchairs.

Successful Aging
Presented by Ron Carson, OT, OTD, MHS, CLT
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Course: #4070 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course explores and explains successful aging theory and application to clinical practice.

Understanding Normal Aging
Presented by Ron Carson, OT, OTD, MHS, CLT
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Course: #4040 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will identify normal aging principles and successful aging principles as well as identify normal age-related dysfunctions. Implementation of these principles into clinical goals and interventions will also be addressed.

Medicare Part B Coding and Billing: For Occupational Therapy Services in Long-Term Care
Presented by Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L
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Course: #3976 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This seminar offers an in-depth review of Medicare Part B coding and billing, including CPT coding, unit to minute conversion, appropriate use of evaluation codes, modifiers, and G codes is offered. Using multiple examples, therapists will learn how to be compliant with coding, thorough in documentation to support skilled interventions, and detailed to avoid common errors. A review of elements known to trigger medical review including coding and documentation to support the plan of care is offered and tips and strategies for successfully managing medical review will be explored.

20Q: Legacy of a Cognitive Researcher
Presented by Carolyn Baum, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
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Course: #3949 Level: Introductory1 Hour
Carolyn Baum is one of the most prominent leaders in occupational therapy. This course outlines her contributions to occupational cognitive research over the last 40 years.

Comprehensive Geriatric Assessments (CGA): Are you on board?
Presented by Jeannine Nonaillada, PhD, OTR/L, BCG
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Course: #3870 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will expound upon the literature to date about comprehensive geriatric assessments. Learners will gain practical tools for applications to their respective settings working with older adults.

Talking About the Unspoken: Death & Dying
Presented by Sharon L. Gorman, PT, DPTSc, GCS
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Course: #3812 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
One experience links all humans regardless of the variety of factors that may differentiate us, death. Learn about open-ended communication techniques, including specific questions, to help open dialog with patients and their families, and gain a clear understanding of what rehabilitation can offer those at the end of their life. (Trigger warning: discussions of death, dying, sickness, and old age will occur during this session)

Animal-Assisted Interventions for Older Adults
Presented by Beth Fields, PhD, OTR/L
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Course: #3798 Level: Introductory1 Hour
This webinar will provide an overview of the role of animal interactions for older adults and the role of occupational therapy practitioners in supporting the human animal bond. We will discuss how occupational therapy practitioners are trained to help older adults; the benefits and risks of older adults interacting with animals; and the occupational therapy process to illustrate the incorporation of animals into the treatment plan.