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Provide nationally accredited CE for Occupational and Physical Therapist alike.
Provide nationally accredited CE for Occupational and Physical Therapist alike.
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Many clients are accustomed to an active lifestyle, so they become frustrated when they cannot move around or engage in occupations in ways they did before an illness or injury, or like they did when they...
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Many clients are accustomed to an active lifestyle, so they become frustrated when they cannot move around or engage in occupations in ways they did before an illness or injury, or like they did when they were younger. Occupational therapists understand this frustration, so they help clients, caregivers, and family members understand and apply safe ambulation techniques. Some clients need help with their basic needs because they don’t have the ability to take care of it themselves; helping them safely transfer from one place to another is equally as important as ambulation. This course discusses how occupational therapists can better understand these concerns, so they can, in turn, educate clients and caregivers on adult ambulation and mobility.
Many clients are accustomed to an active lifestyle, so they become frustrated when they cannot move around or engage in occupations in ways they did before an illness or injury, or like they did when they were younger. Occupational therapists understand this frustration, so they help clients, caregivers, and family members understand and apply safe ambulation techniques. Some clients need help with their basic needs because they don’t have the ability to take care of it themselves; helping them safely transfer from one place to another is equally as important as ambulation. This course discusses how occupational therapists can better understand these concerns, so they can, in turn, educate clients and caregivers on adult ambulation and mobility.
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Through the course of their duties, those who work in Occupational Therapy will care for many different types of clients. Some clients need care due to illness, a disability, or the effects of old age. ...
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Through the course of their duties, those who work in Occupational Therapy will care for many different types of clients. Some clients need care due to illness, a disability, or the effects of old age. Others will seem physically healthy, but they may be unable to fully care for themselves due to mental or emotional illness. Some clients will suffer from emotional illnesses that were brought on by another sickness or a disability. To fully care for these individuals, therapists will consider both the physical and emotional needs of their clients; having a better understanding of emotional illness helps them do this. This course discusses several mental health issues that therapists may see in their clients, along with suggestions on how to treat clients with an emotional or mental illness.
Through the course of their duties, those who work in Occupational Therapy will care for many different types of clients. Some clients need care due to illness, a disability, or the effects of old age. Others will seem physically healthy, but they may be unable to fully care for themselves due to mental or emotional illness. Some clients will suffer from emotional illnesses that were brought on by another sickness or a disability. To fully care for these individuals, therapists will consider both the physical and emotional needs of their clients; having a better understanding of emotional illness helps them do this. This course discusses several mental health issues that therapists may see in their clients, along with suggestions on how to treat clients with an emotional or mental illness.
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Many clients are accustomed to an active lifestyle, so they become frustrated when they cannot move around or engage in occupations in ways they did before an illness or injury, or like they did when they...
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Many clients are accustomed to an active lifestyle, so they become frustrated when they cannot move around or engage in occupations in ways they did before an illness or injury, or like they did when they were younger. Occupational therapists understand this frustration, so they help clients, caregivers, and family members understand and apply safe ambulation techniques. This course discusses how occupational therapy workers can better understand these concerns, so they can, in turn, educate clients and caregivers on their ambulation and mobility.
Many clients are accustomed to an active lifestyle, so they become frustrated when they cannot move around or engage in occupations in ways they did before an illness or injury, or like they did when they were younger. Occupational therapists understand this frustration, so they help clients, caregivers, and family members understand and apply safe ambulation techniques. This course discusses how occupational therapy workers can better understand these concerns, so they can, in turn, educate clients and caregivers on their ambulation and mobility.
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Produced by: Ed4Online
Many clients are accustomed to an active lifestyle, so they become frustrated when they cannot move around or engage in occupations in ways they did before an illness or injury, or like they did when they...
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Many clients are accustomed to an active lifestyle, so they become frustrated when they cannot move around or engage in occupations in ways they did before an illness or injury, or like they did when they were younger. Occupational therapists understand this frustration, so they help clients, caregivers, and family members understand and apply safe transfer techniques. Some clients require help with their basic needs because they don’t have the ability to take care of it themselves; so helping them safely transfer from one place to another is important. This course discusses how occupational therapy workers can better understand these concerns, so they can, in turn, assist clients with transfers.
Many clients are accustomed to an active lifestyle, so they become frustrated when they cannot move around or engage in occupations in ways they did before an illness or injury, or like they did when they were younger. Occupational therapists understand this frustration, so they help clients, caregivers, and family members understand and apply safe transfer techniques. Some clients require help with their basic needs because they don’t have the ability to take care of it themselves; so helping them safely transfer from one place to another is important. This course discusses how occupational therapy workers can better understand these concerns, so they can, in turn, assist clients with transfers.
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Many clients have difficulty getting out of bed, walking around, bathing, or using a wheelchair. These difficulties can lead to injuries when a client falls or attempts to do something beyond their physical...
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Many clients have difficulty getting out of bed, walking around, bathing, or using a wheelchair. These difficulties can lead to injuries when a client falls or attempts to do something beyond their physical capabilities. The Occupational Therapist can prevent these incidents by learning how to best position clients and how to help them move around. Clients are kept safe when caregivers know how to prevent falls, when to use physical restraints, and how to watch for other ways someone may become injured. Understanding body mechanics helps therapists determine how they can best help clients without causing injury to themselves or others. This course discusses the signs that a client might have difficulties moving or staying in a safe position on their own, and what techniques caregivers can use to help their clients move, sit, and lie in a safe manner.
Many clients have difficulty getting out of bed, walking around, bathing, or using a wheelchair. These difficulties can lead to injuries when a client falls or attempts to do something beyond their physical capabilities. The Occupational Therapist can prevent these incidents by learning how to best position clients and how to help them move around. Clients are kept safe when caregivers know how to prevent falls, when to use physical restraints, and how to watch for other ways someone may become injured. Understanding body mechanics helps therapists determine how they can best help clients without causing injury to themselves or others. This course discusses the signs that a client might have difficulties moving or staying in a safe position on their own, and what techniques caregivers can use to help their clients move, sit, and lie in a safe manner.
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Occupational therapy professionals work in many settings; some of these settings have very specific documentation standards, others may not. Documentation is the written evidence of someone’s activities,...
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Occupational therapy professionals work in many settings; some of these settings have very specific documentation standards, others may not. Documentation is the written evidence of someone’s activities, decisions, actions, and other official information about their daily interactions with clients. The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) offers documentation guidelines that can be used in any setting. This course discusses AOTA documentation recommendations for occupational therapy professionals working in clinical settings.
Occupational therapy professionals work in many settings; some of these settings have very specific documentation standards, others may not. Documentation is the written evidence of someone’s activities, decisions, actions, and other official information about their daily interactions with clients. The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) offers documentation guidelines that can be used in any setting. This course discusses AOTA documentation recommendations for occupational therapy professionals working in clinical settings.
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When clients are comfortable they feel calm and relaxed, which makes their therapy sessions more successful. Helping clients with their physical and emotional comfort as they adapt to physical limitations is...
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When clients are comfortable they feel calm and relaxed, which makes their therapy sessions more successful. Helping clients with their physical and emotional comfort as they adapt to physical limitations is at the heart of the occupational therapist’s job. When clients are physically and emotionally comfortable, they are better able to rest and sleep, which improves their overall well-being and helps the body to heal. The occupational therapist is an important member of the client’s care team, and they have a direct impact on the comfort and overall health of the people under their care. This course will teach occupational therapists how to ensure clients receive the comfort they need to reduce pain and promote healthy rest and sleep.
When clients are comfortable they feel calm and relaxed, which makes their therapy sessions more successful. Helping clients with their physical and emotional comfort as they adapt to physical limitations is at the heart of the occupational therapist’s job. When clients are physically and emotionally comfortable, they are better able to rest and sleep, which improves their overall well-being and helps the body to heal. The occupational therapist is an important member of the client’s care team, and they have a direct impact on the comfort and overall health of the people under their care. This course will teach occupational therapists how to ensure clients receive the comfort they need to reduce pain and promote healthy rest and sleep.
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Communicating with others is a basic human need and the foundation for all social interactions. When occupational therapists effectively communicate with their clients, the client will feel less isolated and...
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Communicating with others is a basic human need and the foundation for all social interactions. When occupational therapists effectively communicate with their clients, the client will feel less isolated and have an improved sense of well-being. Often, the effects of aging, illness, and disabilities can become barriers to effective therapist-client communications, especially when clients lose some or all ability to hear the spoken word. Paying attention to another’s communication needs is one of the most important duties of any healthcare provider. When therapists understand how the communication process works and how to effectively send and receive messages, they are better able to meet their client’s needs. This course discusses hearing impairments, and how to better communication with clients who have hearing impairments.
Communicating with others is a basic human need and the foundation for all social interactions. When occupational therapists effectively communicate with their clients, the client will feel less isolated and have an improved sense of well-being. Often, the effects of aging, illness, and disabilities can become barriers to effective therapist-client communications, especially when clients lose some or all ability to hear the spoken word. Paying attention to another’s communication needs is one of the most important duties of any healthcare provider. When therapists understand how the communication process works and how to effectively send and receive messages, they are better able to meet their client’s needs. This course discusses hearing impairments, and how to better communication with clients who have hearing impairments.
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Incidents of diseases like AIDS, Hepatitis, and other infections have increased over the last several decades. Preventing illness has always been an important part of healthcare, but the spread of these...
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Incidents of diseases like AIDS, Hepatitis, and other infections have increased over the last several decades. Preventing illness has always been an important part of healthcare, but the spread of these deadly diseases has made it even more important. Occupational therapist should understand how infections are caused and how illness spreads from person to person. Knowing about infection control will help you take steps to ensure you do not become infected while working with clients. By following infection control techniques and other standard precautions, the occupational therapist will keep themselves, their clients, and their families safer. This course shows how to practice infection control techniques that help prevent yourself, clients, and others from becoming infected by infectious diseases and illnesses.
Incidents of diseases like AIDS, Hepatitis, and other infections have increased over the last several decades. Preventing illness has always been an important part of healthcare, but the spread of these deadly diseases has made it even more important. Occupational therapist should understand how infections are caused and how illness spreads from person to person. Knowing about infection control will help you take steps to ensure you do not become infected while working with clients. By following infection control techniques and other standard precautions, the occupational therapist will keep themselves, their clients, and their families safer. This course shows how to practice infection control techniques that help prevent yourself, clients, and others from becoming infected by infectious diseases and illnesses.
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For most people, eating is both a necessary and enjoyable activity. There is a very wide range of food types, ways to prepare the same types of foods, and places to purchase raw ingredients and ready-to-eat...
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For most people, eating is both a necessary and enjoyable activity. There is a very wide range of food types, ways to prepare the same types of foods, and places to purchase raw ingredients and ready-to-eat meals. Eating is more than a basic human need; it’s a social activity where people take a break from the daily grind to catch up with family and friends on the day’s events or have a few minutes to relax. For some people, though, the joy of eating is diminished due to illnesses and digestive disorders. These people don’t get to eat food like they did when they were younger or healthier. Many of them live in care facilities or resident homes where they have little control over their own diet, or they are home-bound and depend on others to do their shopping. Occupational therapists may not be directly responsible for the diet needs of their clients, but they should consider these needs as they plan treatment and collaborate with the other members of the client’s care team. This course discusses digestion, nutrition, and how a good diet helps clients become and stay healthy.
For most people, eating is both a necessary and enjoyable activity. There is a very wide range of food types, ways to prepare the same types of foods, and places to purchase raw ingredients and ready-to-eat meals. Eating is more than a basic human need; it’s a social activity where people take a break from the daily grind to catch up with family and friends on the day’s events or have a few minutes to relax. For some people, though, the joy of eating is diminished due to illnesses and digestive disorders. These people don’t get to eat food like they did when they were younger or healthier. Many of them live in care facilities or resident homes where they have little control over their own diet, or they are home-bound and depend on others to do their shopping. Occupational therapists may not be directly responsible for the diet needs of their clients, but they should consider these needs as they plan treatment and collaborate with the other members of the client’s care team. This course discusses digestion, nutrition, and how a good diet helps clients become and stay healthy.
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Some people receive occupational therapy while being cared for in an inpatient, assisted living, residential, or another healthcare facility. In these situations, each individual has a care plan and is...
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Some people receive occupational therapy while being cared for in an inpatient, assisted living, residential, or another healthcare facility. In these situations, each individual has a care plan and is assigned a care team of medical professionals who execute this plan; occupational therapists are sometimes part of this team. The care team relies on each caregiver to be an attentive observer of each individual in their care, acting as a vital communication link that ensures each person receives the care they need and deserve. This course discusses how members of the care team, including occupational therapists, should observe, report, and document concerns for those in their care.
Some people receive occupational therapy while being cared for in an inpatient, assisted living, residential, or another healthcare facility. In these situations, each individual has a care plan and is assigned a care team of medical professionals who execute this plan; occupational therapists are sometimes part of this team. The care team relies on each caregiver to be an attentive observer of each individual in their care, acting as a vital communication link that ensures each person receives the care they need and deserve. This course discusses how members of the care team, including occupational therapists, should observe, report, and document concerns for those in their care.
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Each year, many people suffer back injuries due to improper lifting and carrying practices while at work. OSHA consistently finds that healthcare workers are one of the top 10 occupations with the most...
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Each year, many people suffer back injuries due to improper lifting and carrying practices while at work. OSHA consistently finds that healthcare workers are one of the top 10 occupations with the most work-related musculoskeletal injuries. Occupational therapy workers are certainly part of this group, as they routinely move items, equipment, and clients from place to place as they deliver care and treatment. This course discusses how to properly lift and carry a load, how to safely transfer clients from place to place, and how to manage a safe facility.
Each year, many people suffer back injuries due to improper lifting and carrying practices while at work. OSHA consistently finds that healthcare workers are one of the top 10 occupations with the most work-related musculoskeletal injuries. Occupational therapy workers are certainly part of this group, as they routinely move items, equipment, and clients from place to place as they deliver care and treatment. This course discusses how to properly lift and carry a load, how to safely transfer clients from place to place, and how to manage a safe facility.
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