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Supporting Respiratory Equipment on Wheelchair Bases
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Course: #9591Level: Introductory1 Hour
Many people who require respiratory equipment, such as oxygen and ventilators, use a wheeled mobility base. This course will address how to support respiratory equipment on an adaptive stroller, manual wheelchair, or power wheelchair safely and as a part of a team.

Home Design For Aging In Place
Presented by Nishi Brahmbhatt, OTD-PP, MOTR/L, CAPS, CDP, & Realtor®
Live WebinarTue, Jul 2, 2024 at 8:00 pm EDT
Course: #6436Level: Introductory1 Hour
The course aims to inform on the market segments for aging in place, types of design for aging in place, critical areas to assess in the home to facilitate aging in place, and home modifications that can be made to critical areas in the home.

Palliative Care And Occupational Therapy: Our Unique Role
Presented by Heather Javaherian, OTD, OTR/L
Course: #6377Level: Introductory1 Hour
Palliative care and the role of occupational therapy will be discussed in this course. Interventions supported by research in occupational therapy will be described along with our distinct value in this area.

What You Need To Know When An Individual Hoards
Presented by Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP, CFPS, CGCS
Course: #6385Level: Introductory1 Hour
This session will explore hoarding in senior living by first defining hoarding and identifying the types of hoarding behaviors. The session will look at the scope of the issue in various levels of senior living (e.g., independent/assisted living, SNF, senior housing), reasons why individuals may hoard, health conditions that might lead to hoarding behavior, and the effects (physical, social, emotional) of hoarding behavior. Approaches and signs for recognizing hoarding behavior will be addressed. Finally, strategies to address hoarding in senior living will be offered, including how to balance interventions with resident rights, standardized assessment to determine the severity of hoarding, the dos and don’ts of communicating with a hoarder, and practices for supporting the hoarder toward a place of health and well-being.

Navigating The Journey: OT’s Role In Oncology And Navigating End-of-Life Care
Presented by Kirsten Davin, OTD, OTR/L, ATP, SMS, CAPS, CHSE
Course: #6393Level: Intermediate1 Hour
How clinicians can successfully evaluate and treat clients in oncology rehabilitation throughout the continuum of care will be addressed in this course. Therapists will benefit from building their oncology rehabilitation expertise through current evidence, comprehensive intervention methods, case studies, and specific guidance for clients with various cancer diagnoses. A specialized focus on therapy’s role in end-of-life care will be provided.

Lower Body Lymphedema: What All Occupational Therapy Practitioners Should Know
Presented by Claire Dolislager, DrOT, OTRL, CLT-LANA
Live WebinarThu, Jul 18, 2024 at 3:00 pm EDT
Course: #6448Level: Introductory1 Hour
An overview of lower-body lymphedema (LBL) and OT’s role in addressing the resultant limitations in health, function, and occupational performance will be addressed in this course. Participants can expect to gain introductory knowledge on LBL pathophysiology, clinical presentations, occupation-based assessment and intervention, and generalist vs. specialist roles.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome And Long COVID: OT Strategies
Presented by Zara Dureno, MOT
Course: #6245Level: Introductory1 Hour
Learn how to help clients manage Long COVID and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome from the lens and strengths of Occupational Therapy.

The Unique "Nature" Of Occupational Therapy
Presented by Amy Wagenfeld, PhD, OTR/L, SCEM, EDAC, FAOTA
Live WebinarThu, Jul 25, 2024 at 3:00 pm EDT
Course: #6350Level: Intermediate2 Hours
With research confirming that access to nature improves physical and psychological well-being and learning, nature spaces are a vital fabric of vibrant and healthy communities. This course introduces occupational therapy's contribution in using this research and applying theory to promote the use of and creation of outdoor environments that promote individual, community, and population health, and beneficial and meaningful living.

Understanding Seizures And Epilepsy In The Occupational Therapy Setting
Presented by Nancy Nathenson, RRT
Course: #6318Level: Intermediate1 Hour
An overview of seizures and epilepsy in children and adults will be discussed in this course. It will include the impact, causes, identification, management, and essential teachings for individuals, caregivers, and healthcare personnel. Biomedical and holistic interventions in the management of epilepsy will be discussed. In addition, valuable resources and tools in seizure and epilepsy management will be shared.

Cultural Humility And Competency In Occupational Therapy: Looking Through The Lens Of Real Life Experiences
Presented by Valeri Calhoun, MS, OTR/L, CHT
Course: #6300Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Cultural humility and competence for occupational therapists in international and domestic therapeutic settings will be covered in this course. It will include experiential scenarios for providing services and outline skills used to maintain cultural sensitivity and competence while engaged in OT services.

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