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Ergonomics in Early Childhood: Strategies for Childcare Workers
Presented by Sara Loesche, MS, OTR/L, CHT
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Course: #3988 Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will discuss the role that ergonomics can play to improve the health and wellness of childcare workers. It will also explore the physical demands of childcare related tasks and the risk factors associated with these activities and environment in which they are performed as well as practical strategies for prevention of injury.

OT Professionals and Home Health 101
Presented by Krista Covell-Pierson, OTR/L, BCB-PMD
Video
Course: #3994 Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will help OTR’s and COTA’s increase knowledge and confidence when working in the dynamic, and often chaotic, world of home health. OT professionals will learn the fundamentals and helpful, practical tips to enhance their home health experience with adult and older adult clients.

From Survive to Thrive at Work: An Evidence-Based Approach to Healthcare Burnout
Presented by Erika del Pozo, MOT, OTR/L
Live WebinarTue, Jan 22, 2019 at 12:00 pm EST
Course: #4048 Level: Introductory2 Hours
The purpose of this course is to examine burnout in the healthcare industry, explore direct and indirect causes, identify personal and professional outcomes, and review best practices for individuals and their teams. Using this holistic approach, practitioners, supervisors, and managers will be instructed on how to implement a variety of personal and team interventions to improve internal coping, stress management behaviors, communication, and team energy dynamics in order to reduce the likelihood of burnout and promote optimal work well-being.

Medicare Part B Coding and Billing: For Occupational Therapy Services in Long-Term Care
Presented by Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L
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Course: #3976 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This seminar offers an in-depth review of Medicare Part B coding and billing, including CPT coding, unit to minute conversion, appropriate use of evaluation codes, modifiers, and G codes is offered. Using multiple examples, therapists will learn how to be compliant with coding, thorough in documentation to support skilled interventions, and detailed to avoid common errors. A review of elements known to trigger medical review including coding and documentation to support the plan of care is offered and tips and strategies for successfully managing medical review will be explored.

Pregnancy and the Workplace
Presented by Pawan Preet Kaur, OTR/L, ATP
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Course: #3908 Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will discuss the rights for expecting mothers at the workplace. This course will further discuss how to manage signs and symptoms related to pregnancy while at the workplace for safe performance and ergonomic strategies for safe workplace performance.

Maintenance Therapy in Home Health Revisited: Part 2
Presented by Kenneth L. Miller, PT, DPT, CEEAA
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Course: #3941 Level: Introductory1 Hour
The Medicare Benefit for Home Health under Part A includes both restorative care and maintenance therapy. The Benefit Manual clearly states that coverage determination for maintenance service provided is not dependent on any "improvement standard" but, rather on whether there is a need for skilled care. The purpose of this course is to provide the CMS regulations regarding maintenance therapy in home health define rehabilitation and maintenance level care and provide examples of appropriate maintenance episodes. This is Part 2 of this series.

Maintenance Therapy in Home Health Revisited: Part 1
Presented by Kenneth L. Miller, PT, DPT, CEEAA
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Course: #3940 Level: Introductory1 Hour
The Medicare Benefit for Home Health under Part A includes both restorative care and maintenance therapy. The Benefit Manual clearly states that coverage determination for maintenance service provided is not dependent on any "improvement standard" but, rather on whether there is a need for skilled care. The purpose of this course is to provide the CMS regulations regarding maintenance therapy in home health define rehabilitation and maintenance level care and provide examples of appropriate maintenance episodes. This is Part 1 of this series.

The Relationship Between Adherence and Perceived Self-Efficacy: How To Improve Functional Outcomes By Motivating Your Clients
Presented by Caryn Shore-Genack, MS, OTR/L
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Course: #3869 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
The field of occupational therapy believes that through therapeutic use of self the skilled practitioner can select the just right challenge and in the process have a positive impact on the self-efficacy of their clients. In this course session, participants will have the unique opportunity to explore the current evidence-based literature, which indicates a direct correlation between perceived efficacy and adherence, as well as learn strategies for facilitating client insight into their functional performance.

Why Can't We Be Friends? Legal and Ethical Use of Social Media in Occupational Therapy
Presented by Barbara Kornblau, JD, OT/L, FAOTA
Video
Course: #3904 Level: Intermediate1.5 Hour
This session discusses the benefits of social media and how occupational therapy practitioners can properly use social media to augment practice and patient/client care. It explains the difference between one’s professional social media profile and one’s personal social media profile. It also discusses case law and reports of legal blunders that have led to arrest, loss of license, and/or job termination because of poor judgment, lack of professionalism, and unknowing misuse of social media – and how to avoid these blunders.

Children's Environments: Accessibility Consultation for Safety, Independence, and Learning
Presented by Shoshana Shamberg, OTR/L, MS, FAOTA
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Course: #3790 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
Occupational therapists specially trained in accessibility issues and legislative compliance are crucial to targeting barriers and providing solutions to maximize safety, independence, working and learning for students and staff with disabilities in educational environments. Design solutions must be appropriate for a variety of populations and ages to adequately address accessible design and construction guidelines and technologies and may have to address compliance with a variety of state and federal guidelines. This seminar will provide an introduction to this specialty area of service delivery.