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Home Health: PDGM to COVID-19 Response
Presented by Scott Rushanan, MS, OTR/L, MBA
Course: #9503Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This course will provide participants with information on how a large home health agency addressed changes in home health payment modeling, just prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. This course will provide information on how home health agencies can adapt to quickly changing health care climates and still have a positive effect on patient outcomes.

HIV/AIDS: Transmission & Infection Control Considerations
Presented by A.U. Bankaitis Smith, PhD, FAAA
Course: #9490Level: Introductory2 Hours
The purpose of this course is to educate allied health care professionals on HIV fundamentals. Incidence, transmission, and infection control considerations relevant to patient management will be outlined.

Pediatric Teletherapy: Treatment Ideas Using Household Items
Presented by Tasha Perkins Holmes, MOT, OTR/L
Course: #4845Level: Introductory1 Hour
Providing teletherapy services can be challenging when the pediatric client has limited resources for therapy. This course will provide you with treatment ideas using household items.

Strategies for Creating a Culturally-Inclusive Mindset
Presented by Esther Clervaud, EdS
Course: #9478Level: Introductory1 Hour
Since America is growing more diverse, cultural awareness has become more vital for day-to-day success. Discover four strategies that will help you develop a mindset that will facilitate a culturally-sensitive environment both personally and professionally, regardless of your work setting.

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.

Work from Wherever: Ergonomic Tips for A Safe & Healthy Workstation Set Up at Home
Presented by Sara Loesche, MS, OTR/L, CHT
Course: #4791Level: Introductory1 Hour
Many individuals are moving to either full or part time remote work environments and this can present a challenge in setting up an efficient and comfortable workstation. This course will address common risk factors for office-based jobs, recommended workstation set up based on current ergonomic principles, and examples of stretches to promote health and wellness while working in the remote/home environment.

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.

Fall Management: Evidence-Based Interventions for Screening and Intervention
Presented by Kathleen D. Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP
Course: #9453Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This session will review evidence-based screening and intervention strategies applicable to a balance and falls management program including research-based exercise programs, environmental modification, patient and caregiver education and balance retraining activities. Falls management program rationale and implementation is also discussed as well as interdisciplinary techniques and strategies to reduce fall risk in the elderly.