Gerontology And Aging CEU Courses for OTs

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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
Live WebinarTue, Nov 5, 2019 at 12:00 pm EST
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.

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
Live WebinarTue, Nov 19, 2019 at 12:00 pm EST
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.

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.

Living and Breathing with COPD: The OT Role
Presented by Camille Tovera-Magsombol, OTD, OTR/L
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Course: #4381Level: Introductory1 Hour
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a prevalent disease and comorbidity of individuals being seen in occupational therapy. The occupational therapist is uniquely qualified to promote improved quality of life of individuals with COPD. However, as practitioners, we need to fully comprehend the pathophysiology and different evidence-based treatment strategies to promote optimal living for individuals with COPD. This short course aims to fill this knowledge gap and provide foundational knowledge and treatment resources for practitioners.

continued Conversations, The CE Podcast: OT's Role in Medication Management
Presented by Fawn Carson, OTD, OTR/L, ATP, Nika Ball, MOT, OTR/L, ATP
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Course: #4408Level: Introductory1 Hour
Dr. Fawn Carson and Nika Ball review assessment and intervention of medication management with an overview of research, intervention strategies, resources, and case studies.

The Lymphatic System and Yoga: Integrating Holistic Strategies into Therapy
Presented by Kim Burns, OTR/L, CLT
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Course: #4353Level: Intermediate1 Hour
The Lymphatic System, an important part of the Vascular and Immune System, relies on movements of the muscles and other vibrations within the body to transport and remove cellular matter for internal balance of fluid. Yoga supports decongestion through practice of whole body movements, breathing, and alignment techniques to support healthy circulation and waste removal.

Elder Abuse and Child Abuse: Know the Signs and Your Role
Presented by Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L
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Course: #4370Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Elder abuse and neglect and child abuse and neglect are harsh realities. This course will identify the physical, clinical, and behavioral indicators of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse needed to identify and report to appropriate agencies. Participants will gain an improved awareness of warning signs of abuse, the clinician's role in reporting abuse, and the steps for reporting abuse and getting proper assistance.

Occupational Therapy Approach To Assessment And Intervention In Essential Tremor
Presented by Julia Wood, MOT, OTR/L
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Course: #4309Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course introduces essential tremor and the impact of the symptom presentation on function and participation. Emphasis is on the use evidence-based practice to develop a person-centered, occupation-based approach to treatment of individuals with essential tremor.

Pain Management in Long Term Care
Presented by Todd Olson, OTR/L
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Course: #9378Level: Introductory2 Hours
This course focuses on pain management programming in the long-term care setting from a therapist perspective as well as the interdisciplinary team approach. Participants will be able to define the classifications of pain, discuss how and why to implement pain management programming, understand the assessment process, identify skilled treatment options including a review of physical agents, and understand the components skilled documentation.