Occupational Therapy Continuing Education

 

 

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Occupational Therapy Continuing Education


Occupational therapists and Occupational therapy assistants can lean comprehensive occupational therapy continuing education course topics from their cellphone, desktop or any mobile device

As an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant, your skill level is vitally important to your patient population throughout their entire life. With the proper continuing education, an OT or OTA can create and deliver individualized evaluation and treatment approaches. Each positive outcome of occupational therapy helps build a better quality of life for your patient.

At healthclick, we create and deliver occupational therapy continuing education that meets the highest education standard. We integrate hands-on training, real patient case studies, and best practices into our courses, tailored to the occupational therapy community’s need. Our evidence-based curricula and course quality create an engaging and enriching educational experience.

The practice of occupational therapy is regulated in all 50 US states. Healthclick monitors the regulations of each state concerning occupational therapy continuing education. Healthclick courses are approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and incorporate evidence-based practice into each live and online OT CEU course.

responsible CME technique for learning the maximum amount of information from a occupational therapy continuing education.  Concentrate on the occupational therapy continuing education material for fifteen minutes, followed by a two and a half minute minute break, return to the occupational therapy course for eight concentrated minutes.  Continue each day until the OT CEU course material is finished

Occupational Therapy Continuing Education Online

From assisting a patient recovering from an injury, regaining life skills, or helping a child with disabilities participate in school, an occupational therapist’s job is critical. When we create occupational therapy continuing education online, we incorporate these OT practice objectives into the continuing education course material. Our occupational therapy CEU online courses focus on diagnosis or conditions encountered by OT’s and OTA’s and provide medical-related information and course material relevant to the occupational therapy practice.

The Responsible CME® technique - A Self-Paced Curriculum, as an example, an OT can study for 25 minute a per day and learn comprehensive OT practice course information over time, on their schedule.

Our self paced, continuing education course series are synergistic, with each topic building on the previous. The Responsible CME® technique increases your retention and competency with a continuing education topic by studying in 25-minute intervals over time.

healthclick live and online occupational therapy continuing education is approved by the AOTA for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants

Many of our occupational therapy ceu online courses focus on Sociocultural, socioeconomics, diversity factors, and understanding the impact of sociocultural, socioeconomic, and diversity factors on patient populations.

We deliver comprehensive courses that tend to be longer. The design of our learning process is based on the 25-minute learning session. The occupational therapist studies the material for fifteen minutes, then takes a 2 minute or so break and then returns for 8 minutes of study. This process is repeated to master the comprehensive nature of the course. Learn one major topic instead of taking several different classes, each on a different topic.

Live occupational therapy ceu

North American Seminars, Inc. healthclick.com for 25 years has delivered live occupational therapy courses throughout the United States. These occupational therapy continuing education workshops focus on the Human Body, Development, and Behavior: Diagnoses and conditions, biological and physical sciences, neurosciences, kinesiology, biomechanics, human development, behavior, and social sciences needed for occupational therapy service delivery. The hallmark of a live Occupational therapy continuing education seminar is the laboratory or hands-on component. In the demonstration session, the Occupational therapist will learn hands-on techniques and learn to properly perform procedures essential to their OT practice.


Online Occupational Therapy Continuing Education Courses

Early mobilization in acute care reduces hospital admissions

Acute Care Rehabilitation - 10.0 hrs, 1.0 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 12.00 hrs

Occupational therapists are an essential component of the multidisciplinary team in the acute care environment. This occupational therapy continuing education course provides the tools to assist with early mobilization, coordination between the disciplines, restoring function, preventing further medical decline, and transitioning to discharge settings, all essential to preventing hospital readmissions and improved quality of life.

Delivered: Online

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Occupational therapists treat acute, subacute, chronic, and post operative shoulder diagnoses.  Occupational therapists use various interventions to treat the shoulder, centered around the patient's functional goals, to return to work or occupational activities.

Biomechanics of the Shoulder - 12.0 hrs, 1.2 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 14.40 hrs

The biomechanics of the shoulder girdle requires a synergistic balance of musculoskeletal function. A occupational therapist can differentiate movement imbalance and guide treatment toward healing and progression toward optimal function. Evaluation, treatment concepts, and techniques presented for shoulder diagnoses such as rotator cuff tears, frozen shoulder, impingement, instability, are designed to provide the patient with the opportunity to return to a functional quality of life.

Delivered: Online

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This occupational therapy continuing education course on the shoulder provides a classification system for enhancing functional outcomes. The method of treating to improve functional movement enhances the OTs plan to improve ADL’s and IADL’s in various environments.

Critical Analysis and Treatment Strategies for the Complex Shoulder - 12.0 hrs, 1.2 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 14.40 hrs

Learn the classification system to evaluate and treat various shoulder dysfunction. Subacromial pain, subacromial pain syndrome, instability, adhesive capsulitis, post-operative pain, and acromioclavicular joint problems are categorized and integrated into the evaluation and treatment model

Delivered: Online

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Occupational therapists utilize task oriented activities to assist the mTBI patient with adapting to the changes in cognitive and physical abilities. This method of rehabilitation demonstrates the ability to improve motor function and assist with developing compensatory strategies to complete tasks, IADL’s and ADL’s.

Current Concussion Evaluation and Treatment Approaches - 13.0 hrs, 1.3 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 15.60 hrs

Master the behavioral and physical components involved with a mTBI. The case study presentations highlight the importance of a comprehensive occupational therapy plan to transition a mTBI patient back to functioning in the home, school, work, and community environments. The psychosocial and physical limitations addressed from a multidisciplinary approach provides the occupational therapist the foundation to improve the patient's quality of life and limit the regression of progress.

Delivered: Online

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Occupational therapy provides purposeful activities to improve imbalance.  The activities direct energy expenditure toward enhancing daily routines and tasks in various environments such as school, home, work, or community.

Evidence Based Outcomes Tools for Treating Balance Dysfunction - 10.0 hrs, 1.0 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 12.00 hrs

Master evidence-based assessment tools to measure functional mobility in various environments objectively. Incorporating the evidence-based tools into a comprehensive program enables the coccupational therapist to apply real-life scenarios to improve functional mobility, balance, and motor skills in the patient’s environment.

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Shoulder pathologies can vary from rotator cuff tears to impingements. There are over 150 special tests to isolate the cause of shoulder dysfunction. Knowing which test to perform to minimize complications during testing is essential. The occupational therapists that identify the efficient tests to perform maximize the benefits of the rehab session. The objective results build toward progressive exercises and activities to improve shoulder function.

Foundation Exercises for the Treatment of the Shoulder - 5.0 hrs, .5 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 6.00 hrs

This occupational therapy continuing education course provides step-by-step instruction for evaluating specific shoulder dysfunction and applying progressive exercises and rehab techniques to improve shoulder function, stability, and strength.

Delivered: Online

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Axillary Web Syndrome, also known as cording, lymphedema, fatigue, and pain, are common diagnoses post-cancer surgery. The occupational therapist provides an essential role in improving range of motion, strength, and decreasing pain. By identifying everyday activities in each patient's life, their rehab program is individualized to meet their needs.

Maximizing Post Surgical Outcomes in Cancer Rehabilitation - 6.0 hrs, .6 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 7.20 hrs

This oncology rehab provides a comprehensive approach to upper extemity therapeutic solutions to improve ROM, strength, mobility, and decrease pain post-surgical procedures. A surgeon describes the different types of operations and the importance of therapy to limit complications. The techniques, manual therapy, and exercises demonstrated to provide a comprehensive program to improve functional mobility and ADL’s

Delivered: Online

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Fascia and its interconnectivity surround virtually everything in the body and, therefore, impact multiple bodily systems. A greater understanding of the fascia’s complexity will enable occupational therapists to incorporate techniques to improve ROM, strength, and activities with reduced pain and limitations.

Myofascial Release for the Aging Population - 8.5 hrs, .85 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 10.20 hrs

This course provides in -depth information about myofascial techniques and its effect on improving pain, ROM, strength, and posture. Myofascial teqhinues can be used to decrease pain and increase range of motion. These techniques will assist the occupational therapists in returning delivering effective ADL treatment programs.

Delivered: Online

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Discussion of healing time and post-surgical precautions are part of the comprehensive occupational therapy evaluation and treatment program. The occupational therapist guides the patient toward safe independence with ADL’s  and IADL’s after spine surgery.

Post Surgical Evaluation and Treatment of the Cervical and Lumbar Spine - 12.0 hrs, 1.2 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 14.40 hrs

This post-surgical spine continuing education course provides essential information on surgical techniques and healing times. OT’s that are knowledgeable in the specific procedures offer more effective programs to progress a patient safely toward independent ADL’s, IADLS’s, and at preventing post-surgical complications. Evaluation and treatment of range of motion, strength, and functional status to perform activities forms that baseline for the comprehensive approach.

Delivered: Online

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Occupational Therapists work with patients on balance training and functional mobility; they also work with physical therapists as part of the multidisciplinary team when improving gait function.  The functional components of gait are incorporated into occupational performance activities that are essential for the patient.

Restoring Functional Gait - 13.0 hrs, 1.3 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 15.60 hrs

Learn gait training techniques that will provide the occupational therapists a good foundation of the components involved in gait, which are essential when working on functional mobility activities and balance training within various settings.

Delivered: Online

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Occupational therapy practitioners work with the spinal cord injured patient to get back to a quality life. Patient education is critical for this diagnosis to retrain the patient in performing ADL’s with new energy-efficient ways.  Therapy may include education, wheelchair seating and positioning, preventing musculoskeletal upper extremity deformities, and plans for reintegration into the community.

Spinal Cord Injury - 13.0 hrs, 1.3 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 15.60 hrs

This occupation therapy course on spinal cord injury provides the foundation for establishing a level of motor control. The case presentations give a window into the behavioral and psychosocial aspects and physical limitations that may impede progress toward independence with functional activities. Treatment progression demonstrates techniques to increase mobility with bed mobility and transfer for the person with quadriplegia and paraplegic patent. Appropriate wheelchair solutions are presented to increase mobility.

Delivered: Online

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Evidence demonstrates that positive results occur with occupational therapy interventions for stroke patients with general cognitive dysfunction, executive dysfunction, ataxia, neglect, and memory loss.  A carefully executed plan will enhance the patient's ability to follow cues and progress toward independence.

Stroke - Understanding Etiology and Developing Evidence-Based Pathways to Achieve Functional Outcomes - 12.0 hrs, 1.2 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 14.40 hrs

This course provides real-life solutions to cognitive dysfunction often experienced post-stroke. The OT offers cases study examples to improve cognitive skills to enhance ADL and IADLS function. This course focuses on the multidisciplinary approach for a patient’s successful transition from the hospital to the home. In -depth discussion for preparatory discharge planning and the occupational therapist’s educational plan for the family and patient. In addition to cognitive retraining, this course provides a real-life case study for the upper extremity hemiplegic patient, and lab demonstrations to improve function

Delivered: Online

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An occupational therapist uses myofascial release to increase range of motion and decrease pain in a chronic pain patient.

The Physiological Impact of Chronic Pain - 10.0 hrs, 1.0 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 12.00 hrs

Using myofascial release techniques can increase the range of joints’ motion and make daily living activities possible. In chronic pain patients, myofascial release techniques can be used before ADL to reduce pain and conjunction with activities and exercises to facilitate the release. Learn to decrease pain and increase mobility in your chronic pain patients and optimize your ADL’s.

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Taping techniques may improve circulation, mobility, strength, decrease tone, decrease pain, and improve function.  Occupational therapists utilize specific taping techniques with orthopedic, neurological patients to improve functional mobility for improved quality of life.

The Science of Taping: Determining Effective Techniques for Specific Diagnoses - 3.5 hrs, .35 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 4.20 hrs

Learn step–by–step instruction for applying taping techniques for over 20 diagnoses. Taping is a powerful tool that occupational therapists can utilize in their comprehensive program to assist the patient in improving function with activities of daily living.

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Parkinon’s and Multiple Sclerosis are degenerative neurological diseases. Occupational therapists intervene to improve the quality of movement and energy expenditure. A comprehensive program will incorporate cognitive and behavioral strategies, exercises, and multimodal activities to improve functional mobility with individualized activities.

Treatment Approaches for the Neurological Progression of Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease - 7.0 hrs, .7 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 8.40 hrs

This occupational therapy continuing education course on Parkinson’s and MS provides the neurological foundation for the dysfunction associated with MS and Parkinson’s. Comprehensive evidence based activites utilized promote functional movement, motor control, and improve energy. Various cognitive-behavioral strategies can improve the overall quality of life. Case study presentations enhance the depth of quality of life impact the disease process has had on the individuals and provides useful insight into tasks and treatment that an occupational therapist can incorporate to assist patients with these diagnoses back to the community and active life.

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Pilates, when utilized in a comprehensive rehabilitation program, has been found to improve static and dynamic balance.  Occupational therapists can use this as one toolbox tool for improving mobility and safety in various environments.

Utilizing Pilates to Enhance Rehab Outcomes - 10.0 hrs, 1.0 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 12.00 hrs

This OT continuing education course provides the foundation for Pilates exercises and instruction to incorporate the practices into a comprehensive program to improve strength, mobility, and balance. Evidence-based research demonstrates that Pilates has a positive impact on balance for the neurologically diagnosed and elderly population. Improved balance and stability leads to improved quality of movement and motion with activities within various challenging environments.

Delivered: Online

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In the majority of cases, dizziness improves with a skilled vestibular occupational therapist.  The occupational therapists will progress tasks and exercises to assist with improving all aspects of daily living.  The occupational therapist can also address common symptoms of vestibular dysfunction such as depression, anxiety and imbalace.

Vestibular Rehabilitation - Evaluation and Treatment - 10.0 hrs, 1.0 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 12.00 hrs

In the majority of cases, dizziness improves with a skilled vestibular occupational therapist. The occupational therapists will progress tasks and exercises to assist with improving all aspects of daily living. The occupational therapist can also address common symptoms of vestibular dysfunction such as depression, anxiety and imbalance.

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Live Occupational Therapy Continuing Education Courses

An occupational therapist treating a chronic pain patient using myofascial techniques.
Myofascial Release and Soft Tissue Techniques to Improve Functional Outcomes and Reduce Pain

 

Pain is often the symptom associated with a wide range of underlying physiological disorders. Traditional medicine frequently relies on prescription pain killers to assist with pain management, as demonstrated by more than 23 million Americans who currently abuse opioids. This course will demonstrate the effectiveness of reversing the pain pathway cycle through hands-on myofascial techniques. By combining evidence-based information with clinical efficacy and hands-on training, an occupational therapist will be able to utilize the most effective techniques to decrease pain and increase function.

Delivered: Live

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An Occupational Therapists treating a female patient with a comcussion
Sports Concussions An Evidence Based Course Designed to Maximize Results

 

A Concussion is a mild injury to the brain and can have significant consequences if not properly treated. This sports concussion course will outline a evidence based treatment “trajectory” for occupational therapists, detailing a step by step process for the management of patients with sports concussions. These trajectories include; cervical, ocular, vestibular, post-traumatic migraine, cognitive/fatigue and anxiety/mood and when identified early can facilitate active rehabilitation and return to sport. This course will review history of treatment of concussions with most current “best” practices as well as pathophysiology and recent advances in diagnosis and management.

Delivered: Live

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