Massachusetts Occupational Therapy Continuing Education And CEU Credits

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Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders in Occupational Therapy Practice, 2nd edition – WS I6425

This basic-level course is designed to increase occupational therapy practitioners’ knowledge and understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders and to provide an overview of medical management of these disorders. The second part of the course focuses on occupational therapy screening and evaluation of and intervention for older adults with neurocognitive disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease. Although written for occupational therapy professionals, this course also informs medical and behavioral health professionals who work in acute and long-term care, institutional, home-based, or community settings about the role and unique contributions of occupational therapists on the interprofessional healthcare team.
4 Hrs

Cancer Rehabilitation Across the Lifespan – I6458

Occupational therapy practitioners encompass a wealth of knowledge and skill to decrease the burden of cancer on oncology clients. Evidence to support this is emerging. Silver and Gilchrist (2011) remind us that “evidence-based care is the cornerstone of optimal treatment, and with oncology rehabilitation still in its infancy, there is much work to be done” (p. S12). It is this aim, as well as that of the American Occupational Therapy Association’s (AOTA) Vision 2025, that guides the content of this course in link-
ing evidence, well-being, and quality of life during and following cancer treatment for diverse communities (AOTA, 2017a). The primary purpose of this course is to promote competence and confidence in the utilization of evidence-based occupational therapy services to this emerging and underserved population. Using the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain and Process, 3rd edition (AOTA, 2014) as a mechanism to negotiate through the occupational therapy process, an introductory overview of common cancer diagnoses, treatment, and rehabilitation implications throughout the continuum of care
will be provided. Evidence-based, client-centered evaluation and intervention recommendations will be emphasized while providing participants with the knowledge and resources required for best practice in oncology rehabilitation. This basic-level course will be a stepping-stone to align evidence-based recommendations to clinical application specific to the emerging and complex field of oncology rehabilitation for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants.
2 Hrs

Pain Assessment and Management: The Role of OT; 2nd Edition- I6423

Although occupational therapy practitioners frequently work with clients who are experiencing pain, there is evidence that supports a biopsychosocial interdisciplinary approach when treating clients with chronic pain. The occupational therapy practitioner’s foundational knowledge of activity analysis and environmental adaptation is a valuable asset in treating pain. However, with a more detailed knowledge of pain, occupational therapy practitioners can be more effective when working with a variety of clients, groups, and populations. The purpose of this basic course is to elaborate on the definition of pain and its perception, factors hampering pain management, assessment of a client for pain, and occupational therapy interventions to improve function in clients with pain. The goal is to provide evidence-based practices that the occupational therapy practitioner can use when working with clients who have pain and to demonstrate the need for the occupational therapy practitioner’s role on pain management teams.
4 Hrs

Understanding Posttraumatic Stress Disorder – I6433

This basic-level course provides an overview of PTSD for occupational therapy practitioners working in a variety of roles and settings. This course addresses basic information regarding PTSD, including DSM-5 diagnostic criteria, etiology, incidence, risk factors, interventions, and treatment methods. With distinct mental health training and education targeting occupational performance, occupational therapy practitioners are integral to the interdisciplinary team for those at risk for or diagnosed with PTSD and their families (American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA, 2015c). Unique historical perspectives, assessment, and treatment practices specific to occupational therapy will be presented.

6 Hrs