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Gerontology/Aging CEU Courses for OTs

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Using OT Assessments And Interventions To Help Community Dwelling Older Adults
Presented by Ann Burkhardt, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA
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Course: #3543 Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will provide an introduction to standardized assessments that can be used to support their inclusion as having measurable functional assessments in community based settings with adults and older adults that can be used to track ability and a sense of well-being in older adults. Intervention recommendations will be made based upon assessment outcomes.

Therapy and Safe Patient Handling and Mobility: Optimum Outcomes and Safety for Everyone
Presented by Chris Wilson, PT, DScPT, DPT, GCS
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Course: #9105 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This session will discuss the innovative ways that therapists can use safe patient handling equipment (lifts, standing frames, etc) to optimize outcomes in acute care, inpatient rehab and outpatient care. In order to achieve these outcomes, participants will learn about various important concepts to safe patient handling and mobility.

Editor's note: This course was originally presented for a Physical Therapy audience but the content is also relevant for an Occupational Therapy professional.

How a Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment Can Improve Clinical Outcomes
Presented by Chris Wilson, PT, DScPT, DPT, GCS
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Course: #9110 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This session will describe the concepts of a comprehensive geriatric assessment and how a multi-system, interdisciplinary assessment and management of older adults can assist in improving the quality of life. Concepts will include physical assessment, vision, hearing, frailty pharmacology and home and community assessment and the clinician’s role in these areas.

Editor's note: This course was originally presented for a Physical Therapy audience but the content is also relevant for an Occupational Therapy professional.

Sensory Strategies for Dementia to Reduce Challenging Behaviors
Presented by Janet Wright, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA
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Course: #3445 Level: Introductory1 Hour
This introductory course will provide a brief overview of dementia and look at sensory based strategies to reduce challenging behaviors and improve engagement in functional activities.

Seating and Mobility within the Long Term Care Setting
Presented by Vikram Pagpatan, MS, OTR/L, ATP
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Course: #3401 Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will provide the clinical information needed to evaluate clients for seating and mobility needs within a long term care setting. Clinical information on the evaluation, subsequent recommendations, special considerations and strategies for staff training/follow up will also be discussed.

Meditation and Neural Mechanisms: Cognitive Applications in the Elderly
Presented by Sindhu Narayan, OT/L, RYT200
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Course: #3315 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course discusses various meditation techniques and the neural mechanisms associated with the practice of meditation based on current evidence. Further, it provides an outline for utilizing meditation as a therapeutic OT intervention in the elderly with cognitive dysfunction.

Sexuality in Long-Term Care: Open Your Mind (And Close the Door, Please)
Presented by Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L
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Course: #3343 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
What is sexuality and why is it so seldom spoken of when talking about older adults, particularly those in long-term care? Sexuality and intimacy are essential elements of one’s personality. Thus, it is important that residents, staff, and therapists in LTC have skills to effectively and compassionately address sexuality including misconceptions, personal and cultural views or biases, and barriers. This course explores the perceptions and perspectives of residents, staff, caregivers, and family members related to sexuality and intimacy. The course provides opportunities for people who have not given this topic much thought to consider their views, identify barriers, consider consent, and facilitate solutions and strategies when sexual expression becomes problematic. The specific role of occupational therapy related to intimacy with various diagnoses including diabetes, CVA, cancer, and arthritis is reviewed.

Wound Care: Basic Concepts and Treatments
Presented by Jennifer A Gardner, PT, DPT, MHA, CWS
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Course: #9095 Level: Introductory2 Hours
This course will discuss basic wound care definitions, concepts, and treatments. Participants will be able to identify wound types based on clinical presentation, suggest appropriate dressings and treatments, and understand when a referral to an outside specialist is warranted.

This course is part of the “Hand and Upper Extremity Review Series.”

Yoga Therapy for COPD
Presented by Catherine McDowell, OTR/L, LMBT, E-RYT200/RYT500
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Course: #3254 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course provides an introduction to the use of yoga as an intervention tool for the treatment of COPD. An exploration of the benefits of yoga, it’s impacts on lung capacity and breathing. A look at how yoga is utilized as part of an Occupational Therapy treatment program.

Functional Exercises to Improve ADLs
Presented by Kimberly Huff, MS, CSCS, CHES
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Course: #9090 Level: Introductory2 Hours
This workshop presents the why and how of functional aquatic exercises. The presentation includes evidenced-based exercises, including intensity progressions using the properties of the water and equipment options, to improve ability to perform ADLs.