Disciplines: Occupational Therapy
Hours: 12 Contact Hours
Item#: IGSMU OX 12

12 Hour Occupational Therapists Value Pack 2017

Reg. Prices $119.80
Just $59.95
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Improving Intervention Effectiveness

Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
Item # I6366  

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common compression neuropathy of the upper extremity; impacting up to 10 million people a year. The sources of CTS are varied and can be precipitated by many different aspects of daily life; however, CTS primarily results from repeated or prolonged compression of the median nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel along with nine flexor tendons. Median nerve compression can result from repetitive hand and wrist activities, a specific traumatic injury, a systemic condition such as diabetes or pregnancy, or the thickening of the protective sheaths that surround the flexor tendons that extend through the carpal tunnel. Exposure to these varied sources of compression can place an individual on the path to developing CTS without being aware of the progression of the condition until symptoms appear. 
This course enables practitioners to develop an evidence-based practice approach to the assessment, prevention, and treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome. Although designed for intermediate-level clinicians, the course begins with a brief overview of the anatomical and physiological features of CTS, including a summary of symptoms and functional impairments. A discussion of potential causes and risk factors is presented, followed by a critical analysis of various assessment tools and tests used to evaluate an individual for CTS. Finally, the evidence for various preventive and rehabilitative interventions is reviewed with a focus on rehabilitative interventions. By gaining a better understanding of the complexities of CTS, practitioners will be able to formulate more effective and efficient evidence-based interventions for clients with CTS.

AOTA Content Focus - Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation, Intervention

Depression and Anxiety Disorders in Older Adults: Clinical Implications for Occupational Therapy

Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
Item # I6367  

Depression is the most prevalent mental health disorder among older adults. Depression and anxiety affect an older adult’s performance patterns related to habits, routines, rituals, and roles, as well as ADLs and IADLs, rest and sleep, formal and informal education, work, play, leisure, and social participation. This basic-level course provides current information on depression and anxiety disorders among older adults, including their types and causes, and their ramifications for occupational performance and treatment strategies. Screening tools and evidence-based treatment interventions are discussed. A case study further elucidates the role occupational therapy practitioners can play in the detection and treatment of depression and anxiety in older adults.

AOTA Content Focus - OT Process: Evaluation & Intervention

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and the Role of Occupational Therapy

Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
Item # I6369  

This course presents information on the diagnosis of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and the assessment tools and intervention strategies used in addressing this disorder.  This basic-level course is designed for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants who have the background knowledge required for working with individuals with neurobiological disorders such as ADHD.  Background knowledge that will support achievement of the learning objectives include an understanding of abnormal psychology and mental health conditions, human development, an understanding of the domain of occupational therapy, and the service delivery process applied by occupational therapists, including general principles associated with occupational therapy evaluation and intervention. Upon completing this course, participants will have greater awareness of the diagnostic considerations and medical and non-medical interventions for ADHD and the potential roles for occupational therapists with this population.  Specific occupational therapy evaluation and intervention strategies that can be used with both children and adults with ADHD are presented.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common neurobiological disorder that manifests in childhood. It is characterized by persistent and maladaptive symptoms of inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity and often continues into adolescence and adulthood. ADHD is often co-morbid with learning, mood, anxiety, and disruptive behavior disorders in children and adults, and with substance abuse in adults. The average age of onset is seven years of age, and boys are four times more likely than girls to have the disorder.  The prevalence of ADHD has steadily increased over the past 20 years, and is now reported to be present in 11% of children across the United States. Providing supports and clinical services for individuals with ADHD continues to be an important area for healthcare professionals including occupational therapists.
AOTA Content Focus - Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation, Intervention

Neurocognitive Disorders in Aging: The Assessment and Management of Delirium and Dementia Among Older Adults, Updated 1st Edition

Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
Item # I6368  

With a rapidly aging patient population, healthcare professionals are increasingly likely to work with older adults who exhibit signs of delirium, dementia, and depression. This basic-level course, written from a behavioral perspective, will enable practitioners to identify differences in the onset, course, and differential features of the disorders affecting cognition in later life and recognize the behavioral manifestations of these neurocognitive disorders.

Previously titled: Recognizing and Managing Cognitive Disorders in Older Adults

AOTA Content Focus - OT Process: Evaluation & Intervention