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How Information Literacy Can Support Occupational Therapy Practice
Presented by Sara Loesche, MS, OTR/L, CHT
Video
Course: #5041Level: Introductory1 Hour
There is an abundant amount of information available today regarding choices about health and wellness. Busy occupational therapy practitioners need to be able to find, evaluate, organize, and convey information accurately and efficiently in order to provide evidence-based services and promote health literacy to consumers of occupational therapy services. This course provides practical strategies to implement information literacy skills in practice.

Understanding Privilege, for Healthcare Professionals
Presented by Esther Clervaud, EdS
Video
Course: #9513Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Systems of privilege have created a wide division of inequality. This course will help health care professionals identify their privilege and determine how to make a difference in their places of employment.

Nurture the Leader Inside: Making an Impact as Occupational Therapy Professionals
Presented by Krista Covell-Pierson, OTR/L, BCB-PMD
VideoAudio
Course: #5013Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Leadership, or becoming a leader, can feel outside of who we identify ourselves as occupational therapy professionals however, with our unique skill sets, we are often qualified to step into a leadership role at work, and in our communities. This course can help attendees understand leadership, how to grow and integrate their own leadership skills into everyday, practical life situations in order to make a positive impact.

Academic Innovation: Curricular Redesign to Meet the Needs of the Times
Presented by Laura Stimler, OTD, OTR/L, BCP, C/NDT, Sara Story, EdD, OTD, OTR/L, BCG, CAPS
Video
Course: #5005Level: Introductory1 Hour
This presentation will describe current uses for clinical simulation learning activities in occupational therapy education settings. Innovative approaches for teaching complex acute care content will be explored, including a unique collaboration between an occupational therapy program and a local non-profit medical surplus recovery organization (MSRO).

Medical Errors and Occupational Therapy Practice: How to Avoid Errors and Improve Practice
Presented by Barbara Kornblau, JD, OT/L, FAOTA
VideoAudio
Course: #4944Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This course looks at practice errors in occupational therapy and how to prevent them. It reviews root-cause analysis, error reduction and prevention, patient safety, and contraindications and indications specific to occupational therapy management, including medication and side effects.

Ethical Considerations in Rehabilitation: A Clinical Perspective for Therapists
Presented by Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L
Video
Course: #4980Level: Intermediate2 Hours
In this session, practical information about ethics is provided from a clinical perspective. Core ethical principles as they relate to healthcare and senior care are reviewed. Behaviors that are considered unethical by most credentialing bodies are considered as well as legal and ethical issues typically encountered in one’s daily profession. The course applies models for analyzing and resolving ethical dilemmas in healthcare including CELIBATE, RIPS, and the Rest Four Component Model. Case examples illustrating various ethical dilemmas and issues that can take place in senior care settings are offered to enhance learning.

Occupational Therapy Laws and Rules for Florida
Presented by Barbara Kornblau, JD, OT/L, FAOTA
VideoAudio
Course: #4945Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This course provides a detailed review of the requirements for obtaining, maintaining, and renewing an occupational therapy practitioner license in Florida, under the requirements of Florida’s Occupational Therapy Licensure Law and the rules of the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy.

Improving Your Professional Writing: Tips to Assignment and Publishing Success
Presented by Teresa Fair-Field, OTD, OTR/L
Video
Course: #4948Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course aims to elevate your writing skills and improve the ability to communicate in academic, professional and research environments. Learners will examine tricky writing conventions, citations, writing organization, and professional voice, along with the chart writing habits we need to un-learn to communicate outside of our profession!

Reducing the Influence of Implicit Biases for Healthcare Professionals
Presented by Esther Clervaud, EdS
Video
Course: #9508Level: Introductory1 Hour
Our implicit biases affect how we perceive, evaluate, and react to others. Discover strategies that will help you reduce its influence to better meet the needs of those you serve.

20Q: Leadership Reflections From a College Dean
Presented by Charlotte Royeen, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, FASAHP, FNAP
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Course: #4922Level: Introductory1 Hour
In this edition, we highlight Dr. Charlotte Royeen's career and contributions to occupational therapy. Dr. Royeen is the Dean of the College of Health Sciences and the Inaugural Chair of the Endowed A. Watson Armour III Presidential Professorship at Rush University Medical Center. She is nationally and internationally recognized in occupational therapy, neuroscience, and physical therapy and has 76 peer-reviewed manuscripts, 25 popular press or web-based publications, over 22 edited or authored books, 27 book chapters, and just recently had four op-ed pieces published in the popular press. This course is part of a quarterly series on OccupationalTherapy.com designed as a salute to the OT pioneers with contributing editor Dr. Franklin Stein. It is presented in an engaging Q & A format and highlights the OT pioneer's journey into occupational therapy and research accomplishments.