Gerontology And Aging CEU Courses for OTs

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A Montessori-Based Approach for Aging and Dementia
Presented by Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L
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Course: #4525Level: Intermediate1 Hour
In this course, participants will learn about the Montessori principles of independence according to one’s ability and the benefits of the prepared environment. Specifically, participants will learn about the fundamental principles of the Montessori method, how to conduct a Montessori-based session, Montessori-based steps to engagement that reduce unwanted behaviors, issues that may arise with this approach, and using case studies and video examples, how to set up activities/tasks for individuals with dementia using a Montessori Approach.

Acute Care Back to the Basics: OT's Role in Critical Care
Presented by Lyndsay Laxton, OTR/L, Meghan Morrow, OTR/L
Live WebinarTue, Feb 18, 2020 at 12:00 pm EST
Course: #4549Level: Introductory1 Hour
This webinar will educate occupational therapy practitioners on how to promote OT’s role in the critical care unit. It will also equip clinicians from all clinical backgrounds with evidence-based interventions to prevent hospital-acquired deficits and promote quality of life for patients and their families during the most tenuous days of recovery.

Acute Care Back to the Basics: Gerontology
Presented by Marianna Marie Andrews, MS, OTR/L, BCG, MSW
Live WebinarFri, Feb 21, 2020 at 12:00 pm EST
Course: #4564Level: Introductory1 Hour
Occupational therapy practitioners play an increasingly important role in caring for the hospitalized geriatric patient, an expanding population. This course provides an overview of geriatric OT evaluation and treatment, introduces geriatric syndromes, and explores our valuable roles on the health care team.

Shinrin-Yoku: An Occupational Therapy Exploration
Presented by Gina Taylor, MS, OTR/L, HPCS
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Course: #4476Level: Introductory1 Hour
Forest bathing has a growing body of evidence to support it as a method of health promotion and recovery. Occupational therapy practitioners can learn more about the application of forest bathing through invitations and for specific patient populations.

Understanding the Geriatric Population: Risks Associated with Prolonged Sitting and Goals of a Therapist, in Partnership with The Permobil Academy
Presented by Ana Endsjo, MOTR/L, CLT
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Course: #4447Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course is designed to assist the long term care (LTC) therapist to have a better understanding of the changing body of an elderly resident and the increased risk of sitting in an abnormal posture. It discusses health issues related to prolonged sitting in an abnormal posture. The course identifies the goals of an LTC when it comes to positioning the elderly resident in a wheelchair considering these postures and health-related issues.

Challenges to Seating and Positioning: Common Seating Misconceptions that Get in the Way, presented in partnership with The Permobil Academy
Presented by Ana Endsjo, MOTR/L, CLT
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Course: #4446Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course is geared to clear up common misconceptions of seating and positioning that create barriers for successful wheelchair positioning of the Long Term Care (LTC) resident. After this course, an LTC therapist will be better informed on basic seating and positioning principles to better choose a wheelchair, cushion and back support.

Getting Ready for PDPM: Group and Concurrent Therapy
Presented by Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L
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Course: #4459Level: Intermediate1 Hour
The new Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM), going into effect on Oct. 1, 2019, sets a combined 25 percent limit on concurrent and group therapy per therapy discipline provided. What does this mean for your therapy practice? This webinar will review definitions and best practice guidelines, including documentation, for group and concurrent therapy in skilled nursing facilities.

Considering The Caregiver: Identifying And Addressing Dementia Caregiver Health
Presented by Paul Arthur, PhD, OTR/L
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Course: #4377Level: Introductory1 Hour
In the United States there are nearly 16 million caregivers caring for persons with dementia; nearly half have clinically significant symptoms of depression. This course will introduce means to identify and address caregiver well-being.

Living with Heart Failure: The OT Role
Presented by Camille Tovera-Magsombol, OTD, OTR/L
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Course: #4382Level: Introductory1 Hour
Heart failure (HF) affects an individual’s ability to engage in desired occupation leading to gradual loss of independence with ADLs, IADLs, and the development of activity limitations affecting their quality of life. Occupational therapists, being experts in behavior modification and activity analysis have a distinct role to play. This short course aims to fill this knowledge gap and provide foundational knowledge and treatment resources for practitioners and fully comprehend the pathophysiology and different evidence-based treatment strategies to promote optimal living for individuals with HF.

Application of the Kawa Model in Geriatrics
Presented by Jennifer Lape, OTD, OTR/L
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Course: #4380Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will explore the use of the Kawa model, a culturally sensitive occupational therapy model of practice, in geriatric care to establish rapport, identify client strengths and barriers, and improve communication. Attendees will gain knowledge regarding the components of the Kawa model, how to apply the model to geriatric practice, as well as the current research on use of the model in long term care, home care/caregiving, and community-based settings.