Gerontology And Aging CEU Courses for OTs

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Living and Breathing with COPD: The OT Role
Presented by Camille Tovera-Magsombol, OTD, OTR/L
Live WebinarTue, Sep 3, 2019 at 12:00 pm EDT
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.

Application of the Kawa Model in Geriatrics
Presented by Jennifer Lape, OTD, OTR/L
Live WebinarTue, Sep 10, 2019 at 12:00 pm EDT
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.

Elder Abuse and Child Abuse: Know the Signs and Your Role
Presented by Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L
Video
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.

Living with Heart Failure: The OT Role
Presented by Camille Magsombol, OTD, OTR/L
Live WebinarThu, Sep 12, 2019 at 3:00 pm EDT
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.

Considering The Caregiver: Identifying And Addressing Dementia Caregiver Health
Presented by Paul Arthur, PhD, OTR/L
Live WebinarThu, Sep 19, 2019 at 3:00 pm EDT
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.

Occupational Therapy Approach To Assessment And Intervention In Essential Tremor
Presented by Julia Wood, MOT, OTR/L
Video
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.

Innovations in Geriatric Care: Sleep and the Challenge of Aging (Day 5)
Presented by Teresa Fair-Field, OTD, OTR/L
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Course: #3968Level: 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
Video
Course: #4155Level: 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.

Innovations in Geriatric Care: Evidence-Based Interventions for Falls (Day 4)
Presented by Holly Hester, PT, DPT, CHC
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Course: #3967Level: 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: Multisensory Environments; A Non-Pharmacological Intervention for Managing Behaviors in Clients with Dementia (Day 3)
Presented by Jennifer Lape, OTD, OTR/L
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Course: #3966Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will explore the use of multisensory environments to decrease negative behaviors in geriatric clients with dementia. Attendees will gain knowledge regarding current research, creation of a multisensory environment, program development, and how to document patient outcomes.