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Tools to Optimize Quality Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care: Tackling Loneliness and Social Isolation
Presented by Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L
Course: #4961Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This session will review practical and cost-effective strategies care providers can implement to impact these areas. Following the framework of person-centered care, providers will hear about meaningful and purposeful activity, sensory, technology, and wellness strategies they can implement to mitigate the potentially harmful effects of isolation.

continued Conversations, The CE Podcast: Implementing Evidence into Real-World Practice with Older Adults
Presented by Pamela E. Toto, PhD, OTR/L, BCG, FAOTA
Course: #4903Level: Intermediate1 Hour
There is an estimated 17-year gap between the creation of evidence and implementation into “real world” practice. This course provides insight and tips on how to be more effective in implementing best practice strategies in rehabilitation for older adults.

Pediatric Telehealth: Supports in the Virtual Setting
Presented by Tasha Perkins Holmes, MOT, OTR/L
Course: #4897Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will provide information and ideas for supporting pediatric clients/students in the virtual setting. Ergonomics as well as interdisciplinary collaboration and parent/caregiver coaching will be discussed.

Complementary and Alternative Practices in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis: An Integrated Approach
Presented by Sindhu Narayan, OT/L, RYT200
Course: #4851Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course discusses the use of complementary and alternative practices in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis based on current evidence. It provides the OT practitioner with an integrated approach utilizing these practices alongside traditional therapies.

Post-Stroke Apathy and Depression: Addressing Psychosocial Barriers to Patient Success
Presented by Shannon Compton, PT, DPT, NCS, CBIS
Course: #9498Level: Intermediate2 Hours
Apathy and depression are two common complications of stroke which can negatively impact a person’s recovery. This course will review possible contributions of psychosocial and neuroanatomical factors to the development of post-stroke apathy and depression, and use case examples to illustrate how physical therapists can overcome these complications to improve patient outcomes.

Minority is the New Majority: Strategies to Combat Racism, Address Micro-aggressions, and Promote Healing in the Therapeutic Setting
Presented by Aditi Mehra, DHS, OTR/L
Course: #4821Level: Intermediate2 Hours
As the US population becomes increasingly multicultural and telehealth extends services into remote areas; there is a pronounced need for therapists to become adept at the delivery of culturally appropriate care. This course offers insight for therapists to not only self-reflect on their own biases, but also explore evidence-based strategies to overcome everyday barriers promoted by the acts of racial micro-aggressions.

Functional Outcome Assessment, Compliance for SNF Therapists. Focus on the MDS: Section GG
Presented by Kathleen Dwyer, OTR/L, CHT
Course: #4740Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This course provides the learner with a greater understanding of how the reporting of functional outcomes impact payment and the quality measures of the Skilled Nursing Facility. This course dives deep into the details of not only why we report functional outcomes but how we are supposed to be assessing these areas. The material is primarily designed for evaluating therapists and therapy managers, but therapy assistants who are looking for a greater understanding of outcome measurements will benefit from this topic.

continued Conversations, The CE Podcast: Understanding Burnout in Healthcare
Presented by Erika del Pozo, MOT, OTR/L
Course: #4772Level: Introductory1 Hour
In this podcast episode, we cover burnout and other relevant work-related stressors and challenges that healthcare professionals are experiencing today. We discuss the basic mechanics of burnout, the job-demands resource model, how stress can manifest into burnout, the six major work factors that contribute to burnout, and how occupational therapists and assistants can proactively take care of their personal and professional well-being.

U.S. Healthcare Services & Diverse Populations
Presented by Tasha Perkins Holmes, MOT, OTR/L
Course: #4829Level: Introductory2 Hours
This course provides information regarding some of the barriers that minorities face in the healthcare setting. It also provides ideas for improving patient-centered care for diverse populations.

The Value of Occupational Therapy in the Acute Care Management of Patients with COVID-19
Presented by Lyndsay Laxton, OTR/L, Julia Smith, MS, OTR/L
Course: #4736Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Occupational therapy practitioners are uniquely positioned to meet the dynamic physical, cognitive, and psychological needs of patients diagnosed with COVID-19, due to our holistic training and client-centered approach. The medical complexity of this population is compounded by the resource demands currently placed on the healthcare system. This course will outline evidence-based interventions and outcome measures for occupational therapists to implement in the dynamic acute care setting of this population.