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Mississippi Occupational Therapy Continuing Education

Mississippi Accepts OnlineCE.com Courses

 

Mississippi Continuing Education Requirements:

OT: 20 hrs biennially - Mississippi Accepts 7 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses

OT licenses expire April 30 of every even year

 

Mississippi Automatically accepts courses from AOTA Approved Providers. OnlineCE is an approved provider of the AOTA # 4023

NBCOT: 36 hours of continuing education every 3 years. The NBCOT accepts 36 hours of OnlineCE courses.

 

Please scroll down to view courses accepted and their approval code/langauge.  When logged in, as long as your licenses are entered on your account, each course is clearly identified as being approved or not approved.

 

Continuing Education Requirements for Certified Hand Therapists:  

The Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC) is the governing body that is responsible for credentialing certified hand therapists (CHT). In order to maintain the CHT credential, a CHT must accumulate a minimum of 80 contact hours of professional development activities during their five-year accrual period. Professional development hours may be earned in seven different categories. OnlineCE.com offers courses in 3 Categories: A, B and C.

Category A - Formal Courses in Upper Extremity Therapy, 3 hours or more in length. All 80 hours can be earned in this category. HTCC Accepts OnlineCE courses.

Category B - Informal Courses in Upper Extremity Therapy, less than 3 hours in length. Maximum accepted: 30 hours per 5-year accrual cycle. HTCC Accepts OnlineCE courses.

Category C - Formal Courses with General Clinical OT or PT content. Maximum accepted: 20 hours per 5-year accrual cycle. HTCC Accepts OnlineCE courses.

 


Continuing Education Requirements by NBCOT

The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) is the national governing body responsible for credentialing Occupational Therapists (OTR) and Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTA). In order to maintain current certification as an OTR or OTA, therapists must meet all NBCOT continuing education (CE) requirements. A total of thirty-six (36) professional development units during a three year cycle are required. A maximum of 36 hours can be obtained through OnlineCE.com Online Continuing Education Courses.

 

State of Mississippi Continuing Education Requirements

Mississippi Continuing Education requirements posted on this page are based upon the most up to date information available. Mississippi continuing education requirements are subject to change and therefore, Mississippi OT/OTA licensee's are ultimately responsible for being up to date with the Mississippi continuing education requirements.

 

The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.

 

AOTA Approved Provider #4023

 

Continuing education courses offered on OnlineCE.com provide Online CEU for Mississippi Occupational Therapists (OT) and Mississippi Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTA). The online courses enhance the knowledge bases of OT/OTA to enhance clinical therapy practice. Free 1 hour AOTA approved online home study CE credit course for new Mississippi Occupational Therapy and Occupational Therapy Assistant registered users at www.OnlineCE.com

 
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  • Acute Care 101

    Pulmonary System


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    • Provide a brief review of the structure and function of the pulmonary system
    • Give an overview of pulmonary evaluation, including physical examination and diagnostic testing
    • Describe pulmonary diseases and disorders, including clinical findings, medical-surgical management and list 3 examples of therapeutic interventions


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Acute Care 102

    Musculoskeletal System


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    • Provide a brief overview of the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system
    • Describe the physical therapist ’ s examination and management of the patient with musculoskeletal impairments in the acute care setting
    • Give an overview of fracture management and common orthopedic surgeries seen in the acute care setting  
    • Describe the equipment commonly used by patients with musculoskeletal impairments in the acute care setting


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Acute Care 103
    Nervous System

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    • Describe the structure and function of the central, peripheral and autonomic nervous system
    • List 5 components included in a neurological exam
    • Define and differentiate 3 various diagnostic procedures including, but not limited to CT scan, MRI, ECG, PET scan, evoked potentials
    • Give an overview of neurologic evaluation, including the physical examination and diagnostic tests
    • Become familiar with and describe symptoms of 10 common neurologic health conditions
    • Discuss and outline conservative and surgical management of these conditions along with and therapeutic interventions and expected outcomes


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Acute Care 104

    Vascular System and Hematology


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    • Review the structure and function of blood and blood vessels
    • Review the vascular and hematologic evaluation, including physical examination and diagnostic and laboratory tests
    • Describe vascular, hematologic and lymphatic health conditions, including clinical findings medical and surgical management and therapeutic intervention


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Acute Care 105

    Gastrointestinal System


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    • Describe the structure and function of the gastrointestinal (GI) system
    • Outline information on the clinical evaluation of the GI system, including physical examination and diagnostic studies
    • Recite an overview of the various diseases and disorders of the GI system
    • Analyze Information on the management of GI disorders, including pharmacologic therapy and surgical procedures
    • List guidelines for therapeutic intervention in patients with GI diseases and disorders


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Acute Care 106

    Oncology


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    • Describe and differentiate the medical assessment and diagnosis of a patient with cancer, including staging and classification
    • Outline 3 various medical and surgical methods of cancer management
    • An overview of a variety of the different body system cancers, including common sites of metastases
    • List 5 examination, evaluation, and intervention considerations for the clinician


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Acute Care 107

    Infectious Disease


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    • Outline and analyze clinical evaluation of infectious diseases and altered immune disorders, including physical examination and laboratory studies
    • Become familiar with various infectious disease processes, including etiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, and management
    • List commonly encountered altered immune disorders, including etiology, clinical presentation, and management
    • List 5 precautions and guidelines that a clincian should implement when treating a patient with an infectious disease process or altered immunity


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    AIDS 103

    Manual Therapy Interventions for People Living with HIV Disease


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    • Apply manual therapy interventions for people living with HIV disease
    • List the applicability of soft tissue mobilization, muscle energy technique, and myofacial release in the treatment of patients with HIV disease
    • Describe craniosacral therapy and lymphatic drainage techniques in the treatment of patients with HIV disease


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    AIDS 104

    Nutritional Deficiencies in AIDS Patients


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    • Identify aspects of macronutrient deficiency and progression to AIDS
    • Describe pathophysiological malnutrition in HIV Disease
    • Discuss micronutrient deficiency and progression to AIDS
    • Identify nutritional therapies in the treatment of AIDS patients


    Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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    AIDS 105

    Bioelectromagnetic Therapies for HIV/AIDS


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    • Discuss Neuromuscular Manifestations of HIV and Electroacupuncture
    • Review the use of Acupuncture and Microcurrents in AIDS patients
    • Discuss Effects of Massage Therapy on the HIV-Exposed Newborn and Adult
    • Describe how Massage Therapy enhances immune function in adults


    Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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    AIDS 106

    HIV Facts and Information


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    • Define HIV
    • Outline HIV epidemiology and symptoms
    • Discuss the effects of HIV on health and wellness
    • Review current facts about the HIV and AIDS epidemic both in the U.S. and worldwide


    Ron Steriti, ND, PhD

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    AIDS 107

    Information for Health Care Workers


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    • Discuss strategies for preventing HIV in the health care workplace
    • Outline universal precautions and additional precautions to prevent transmission of HIV by blood
    • Apply what to do when there has been a possible exposure to HIV infection


    Ron Steriti, ND, PhD

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    AIDS 108
    HIV and AIDS Update: Caring for A Person With HIV and AIDS

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    • Define and discuss confidentiality laws covering the medical records of HIV/AIDS patients
    • Define and discuss behavioral interventions for HIV/AIDS patients
    • Outline the screening of HIV-infected persons for HIV transmission risk


    Ron Steriti, ND, PhD

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    AIDS 109

    AIDS: Clinical Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatment


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    • Assess the historical characteristics and epidemiology of HIV/AIDS
    • Describe how HIV is spread and how it may be prevented
    • Summarize the pathophysiology of HIV infection and AIDS
    • Outline the natural history, diagnosis, and stages of HIV infection
    • Illustrate the current treatment strategies for HIV infection and discuss common opportunistic infections associated with HIV


    Dean Smith, DC, PhD

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    AIDS 110

    HIV and Nutrition


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    • Explain the difference between HIV infection and AIDS
    • Outline the methods of transmission of HIV
    • Explain why early treatment of HIV infection is advantageous
    • Discuss the basic factors in treatment
    • Assess the individual HIV-AIDS patient for nutritional needs
    • Explain the basic nutritional guidelines for the HIV infected patient.
    • Discuss the classification of nutrients and their sources
    • List some tools that may be used to do a nutritional analysis.
    • Recognize AIDS nutritional deficient syndromes and other co morbidities
    • Suggest some food plans/food treatments for nutritional deficiencies caused by the HIV infection or other opportunistic infections.
    • Discuss  the steps to good nutritional counseling
    • Discuss some nutritional problems that may face the HIV patient and list some remedies for these issues.


    Virginia Norris-Schafer, DC, MD

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    AIDS 111
    Global Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS

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    • Identify the classification methods for the diagnosis of HIV infection
    • Describe the methods of transmission of HIV
    • Explain the global epidemiology of HIV
    • Summarize the origin and evolution of SIV and HIV
    • Outline the crossover of HIV to the human population


    Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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    AIDS 112

    Neurological and Cardiovascular Complications of HIV Infection


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    • Describe the principal HIV-associated neurological complications
    • List the clinical features of HIV-associated dementia
    • Summarize the diagnosis and treatment of HIV neuropathy
    • Identify common cardiovascular complications in HIV patients
    • Explain the etiology of HIV-associated cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure


    Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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    AIDS 113
    Immune Response to HIV

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    • Outline the general concepts of the immune response to viral infection
    • Compare and contrast innate immunity versus acquired immunity
    • Describe the role of the CD4 T lymphocyte response in HIV infection
    • Explain why the immune response fails in HIV infection
    • Discuss the potential for vaccines to HIV


    Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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    AIDS 115

    HIV AIDS: Principles and Practice


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    • Summarize the biology and transmission of HIV/AIDS
    • Describe the clinical and serological progression of HIV/AIDS
    • Outline the diagnosis and follow up monitoring for HIV/AIDS
    • Produce a synopsis of the medical management of HIV/AIDS
    • Identify the 5 classes of HAART medications and their mechanism of action
    • Recognize the interactions of vitamins and nutrients with the various classes of HIV medications
    • Identify therapies to address constitutional symptoms, medication side effects, and symptoms of immunosuppression
    • List homeopathic and botanicals that have demonstrated effectiveness in treating HIV

    Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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    AIDS 170

    Infection Control and Safety


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    • Recognize the role of occupational therapy personnel in preventing accidents
    • Identify recommendations for safety in the clinic
    • Describe the purposes of special medical equipment
    • Identify precautions that should be taken when treating clients who require special equipment
    • Identify Standard Precautions for infection control and explain the importance of following them with all clients
    • Describe proper techniques of hand-washing
    • Recognize the importance for all health care workers to understand and follow standard procedures used in client care to prevent the transmission of infectious agents
    • Identify proper procedures for handling client injuries
    • Describe guidelines for handling various emergency situations


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    An Overview of CTS
    An Overview of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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    • Describe the the etiology, incidence and prevalence of CTS and list 5 risk factors
    • Identify the anatomy of the carpal tunnel and describe its contents
    • Outline, describe and differentiate 3 provocative maneuvers for diagnosing CTS
    • List and describe 3 conservative treatment interventions for CTS and the advantages of each technique
    • Describe and differentiate open vs. endoscopic CT release along with possible complications


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Anatomy 101

    Anterior Cervical Musculature


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    • Dissect and identify musculature of the anterior cervical spine.
    • Identify and learn the origin and insertion of specific musculature of the anterior cervical spine.
    • Describe the innervation of specific anterior cervical musculature.
    • Learn the anatomic relationship of anterior cervical spine musculature to other structures.

    Robert Schwer, DC

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    Anatomy 101 - 112
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    Robert Schwer, DC

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    Anatomy 102

    Musculature of the Shoulder


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    • To dissect and identify musculature of the shoulder
    • Identify and learn the origin and insertion of specific musculature of the shoulder
    • Construct a list of differential diagnoses for Clinical Shoulder Pathologies
    • Learn the anatomic relationship of shoulder to other structures and correlate them to an MRI

    Robert Schwer, DC

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    Anatomy 103

    Bones and Joints of the Hand


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    • Locate and identify the various bones that make up the hand
    • Identify bony landmarks and the parts of the bones that make up the hand
    • Identify various joint structures within the hand
    • View the anatomic relationship of the bones of the hand to other bony and soft tissue structures

    Robert Schwer, DC

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    Anatomy 104

    Musculature of the Hip


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    • Dissect and identify musculature, nerve and vascular aspects of the hip
    • Identify and learn the origin and insertion of specific musculature of the hip
    • Describe the innervation of specific hip musculature.
    • Learn the anatomic relationship of hip musculature to other structures and their relationships on the MRI

    Robert Schwer, DC

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    Anatomy 105

    Anatomy of the Elbow


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    • Locate skeletal structures and landmarks of the elbow joint.
    • Identify ligamentous and neurovascular anatomy of the elbow complex.
    • Name the origin, insertion and innervation of musculature around the elbow.
    • Assess the relationship of bony and soft tissue structures around the elbow.

    Robert Schwer, DC

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    Anatomy 106

    Osteology, Ligaments, and Prime Movers of the Shoulder


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    • Identify anatomical landmarks pertaining to osteology of the humerus
    • Locate attachments of prime movers of the shoulder joint
    • Identify ligaments of the shoulder joint
    • Identify bursae of the shoulder joint
    • Recognize pathologies associated with shoulder joint anatomy

    Robert Schwer, DC

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    Anatomy 107

    Neurovascular Structures of the Shoulder


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    • Locate and identify major nerve structures of the shoulder area
    • Locate and identify arteries of the shoulder area
    • Locate and identify veins of the shoulder area
    • Locate and identify lymphatics of the shoulder area

    Robert Schwer, DC

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    Anatomy 108

    Osteology of the Anterior Aspect of the Knee


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    • Identify anatomical landmarks pertaining to osteology of the tibia
    • Identify anatomical landmarks pertaining to osteology of the patella
    • Identify anatomical landmarks pertaining to osteology of the fibula
    • Correlate bony landmarks of the knee with clinical conditions that affect them

    Robert Schwer, DC

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    Anatomy 109

    Muscle Attachment Sites of the Knee


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    • Identify attachment sites of muscles around the knee joint
    • Identify attachment sites of ligaments of the knee joint
    • Identify attachment sites of cartilage of the knee joint
    • Correlate the clinical aspects of the structures identified in this course

    Robert Schwer, DC

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    Anatomy 110

    Ligaments and Menisci of Knee


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    • Identify the ligaments that support the knee joint
    • Identify the cartilaginous structures of the knee
    • Correlate clinical conditions of identified knee structures with the anatomy studied
    • Compare and contrast MRI images with the dissection images of the knee

    Robert Schwer, DC

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    Anatomy 111

    Neurovascular Structures of the Knee


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    • Locate and identify arteries which supply the area around the knee
    • Locate and identify nerves which supply the area around the knee
    • Locate and identify veins which drain the area around the knee
    • Outline the anatomical course followed by the neurovascular structures as they pass through the area of the knee

    Robert Schwer, DC

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    Anatomy 112

    Muscles of the Knee


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    • Locate and identify the muscles act on the knee joint
    • Identify origins and insertions of muscles that act on the knee joint
    • Recognize the peripheral nerves which supply the muscles that act on the knee joint
    • Correlate clinical conditions of the muscles that act on the knee joint with their anatomy

    Robert Schwer, DC

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    Anatomy 113

    Osteology of Anterior Aspect of Foot and Ankle


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    • Identify anatomical landmarks pertaining to osteology of the tibia
    • Identify anatomical landmarks pertaining to osteology of the fibula
    • Identify anatomical landmarks pertaining to osteology of the tarsals
    • Identify anatomical landmarks pertaining to osteology of the metatarsals and phalanges

    Robert Schwer, DC

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    Anatomy 113 - 124
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    Robert Schwer, DC

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    Anatomy 114

    Ligaments of the Ankle and Foot


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    • Identify the ligaments of the ankle and foot
    • Identify the attachment sites of the ligaments of the ankle and foot
    • Describe the structures supported by the ligaments of the ankle and foot
    • Correlate the anatomy with clinical conditions of the ligaments of the ankle and foot

    Robert Schwer, DC

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    Anatomy 115

    Muscles of the Foot and Ankle


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    • Identify muscles of the foot and ankle
    • Locate origin and insertions of the muscles of the foot and ankle
    • Identify the nerve supply of the muscles of the foot and ankle
    • Correlate clinical conditions with the anatomy of the muscles of the foot and ankle

    Robert Schwer, DC

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    Anatomy 116

    Neurovascular Structures of the Foot and Ankle


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    • Locate and identify arteries which supply the ankle and foot
    • Locate and identify nerves which supply the ankle and foot
    • Locate and identify veins which drain the ankle and foot
    • Outline the anatomical course followed by the neurovascular structures as they pass through the area of the ankle and foot
    • Correlate clinical conditions of neurovascular structures of the ankle and foot with the anatomy

    Robert Schwer, DC

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    Anatomy 117

    Osteology of the Pelvis


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    • Identify anatomical landmarks pertaining to osteology of the sacrum and coccyx
    • Identify anatomical landmarks pertaining to osteology of the ischium
    • Identify anatomical landmarks pertaining to osteology of the ilium
    • Identify anatomical landmarks pertaining to osteology of the pubis
    • Correlate bony landmarks of the pelvis with clinical conditions that affect them

    Robert Schwer, DC

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    Anatomy 118

    Ligaments and Deep Muscles of the Pelvis


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    • Identify ligaments of the pelvis
    • Correlate anatomical relationships of the ligaments of the pelvis
    • Identify deep muscles of the pelvis
    • Locate origin and insertions of the deep muscles of the pelvis
    • Identify the nerve supply and actions of the deep muscles of the pelvis

    Robert Schwer, DC

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    Anatomy 119

    Neurological Structures of the Pelvis


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    • Identify nerve structures of the pelvis
    • Locate the anatomical course of the nerves of the pelvis
    • Identify structures supplied by nerves of the pelvis
    • Identify nerve root levels that supply the peripheral nerves of the pelvis

    Robert Schwer, DC

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    Anatomy 120

    Vascular Structures of the Pelvis


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    • Identify the arteries and veins of the pelvis
    • Locate the anatomical course of arteries and veins of the pelvis
    • Describe the anatomical areas supplied by the arteries of the pelvis
    • Describe the anatomical areas drained by the veins of the pelvis

    Robert Schwer, DC

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    Anatomy 121

    Osteology of Lumbar Spine


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    • Identify anatomical landmarks pertaining to osteology of a typical lumbar vertebra
    • Identify anatomical landmarks pertaining to osteology of an atypical lumbar vertebra
    • Identify anatomical landmarks pertaining to osteology of the sacrum
    • Identify bony attachment sites of selected muscles and ligaments of the lumbar spine

    Robert Schwer, DC

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    Anatomy 122

    Ligaments and Deep Muscles of Lumbar Spine


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    • Identify ligaments of the lumbar spine
    • Correlate anatomical relationships of the ligaments of the lumbar spine
    • Identify deep muscles of the lumbar spine
    • Locate origin and insertions of the deep muscles of the lumbar spine
    • Identify the nerve supply and actions of the deep muscles of the lumbar spine

    Robert Schwer, DC

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    Anatomy 123

    Muscles of the Posterior Vertebral Column


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    • Identify the muscles of the posterior vertebral column
    • Locate the attachments of the muscles of the posterior vertebral column
    • Describe the actions of the muscles of the posterior vertebral column
    • Identify the nerve supply of the muscles of the posterior vertebral column.

    Robert Schwer, DC

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    Anatomy 124

    Anatomy of the Brainstem and Spinal Cord


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    • Identify neural structures of the brain stem and spinal cord
    • Identify structures of the meninges
    • Describe the function of the structures of the brain stem and spinal cord
    • Describe anatomical relationships between structures of the brain stem, spinal cord and meninges

    Robert Schwer, DC

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    Anatomy 125

    Cross Sectional Anatomy and Vascular Supply of Spinal Cord


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    • Locate and identify anatomical structures of the spinal cord
    • Locate and identify the columns and tracts of the spinal cord
    • Describe the functions of the columns and tracts of the spinal cord
    • Locate and identify the vascular structures that supply the spinal cord

    Robert Schwer, DC

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    Anatomy 125 - 136
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    Robert Schwer, DC

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    Anatomy 126

    Anatomical Considerations of the Lumbar Plexus


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    • Locate and identify the rami, anterior and posterior divisions of the lumbar plexus
    • Locate and identify the peripheral nerves that arise from the lumbar plexus
    • Recognize anatomical landmarks that surround the lumbar plexus
    • Identify the structures supplied by the nerves of the lumbar plexus

    Robert Schwer, DC

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    Anatomy 127

    Osteology of the Cranium


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    • Locate and identify the bones of the cranium
    • Identify anatomical landmarks on the bones of the cranium
    • Identify the sutures of the cranium
    • Describe the structures passing through the foramina of the cranium

    Robert Schwer, DC

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    Anatomy 128

    Deep Muscles of Cranium and Pharynx


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    • Locate and identify the extraoccular muscles
    • Locate and identify deep muscles of the face and pharynx
    • Describe nerve the supply of muscles identified
    • Describe the actions of the muscles identified

    Robert Schwer, DC

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    Anatomy 129

    Intermediate Muscles of Cranium and Pharynx


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    • Locate and identify intermediate muscles of the face and pharynx
    • Describe nerve the supply of muscles identified
    • Describe the actions of the muscles identified
    • Locate origins and insertions of the muscles identified

    Robert Schwer, DC

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    Anatomy 130

    Superficial Muscles of Cranium and Pharynx


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    • Locate and identify superficial muscles of the face and pharynx
    • Describe nerve the supply of muscles identified
    • Describe the actions of the muscles identified
    • Locate origins and insertions of the muscles identified

    Robert Schwer, DC

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    Anatomy 131

    Neurovascular Structures of Face and Head


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    • Identify the arteries that supply the face and head
    • Identify the nerves that supply the face and head
    • Describe the structures innervated by the nerves of face and head
    • Identify the veins that drain the face and head

    Robert Schwer, DC

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    Anatomy 132

    Structures of Orbit and Eye


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    • Locate identify muscles of the eye and orbit
    • Locate and identify blood vessels of the eye and orbit
    • Locate and identify connective tissue structures of the orbit
    • Describe location and innervation of the lacrimal glands

    Robert Schwer, DC

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    Anatomy 133

    Structures of the Orbit: A Superior Axial View


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    • Locate the major anatomical landmarks of the orbit
    • Describe anatomical relationships between structures of the orbit
    • Correlate functions of the structures of the orbit with the anatomy
    • Identify the nerves, muscles and blood vessels of the orbit

    Robert Schwer, DC

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    Anatomy 134

    Internal Structures of the Eyeball


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    • Identify the structures of the interior structures of the eyeball
    • Explain the function of the interior structures of the eyeball
    • Correlate anatomical relationships between interior structures of the eyeball
    • Explain the actions of the extraoccular muscles

    Robert Schwer, DC

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    Anatomy 135

    Anatomy of the Ear


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    • Identify anatomical landmarks of the ossicles of the ear
    • Locate and identify the organs of hearing in the ear
    • Explain the transmission of sound in the ear
    • Locate and identify the organs of balance in the ear

    Robert Schwer, DC

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    Anatomy 136

    Anatomical Considerations of the TMJ


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    • Identify anatomical landmarks pertaining to osteology of the temporomandibular joints
    • Locate and identify the soft tissue structures of the temporomandibular joint
    • Correlate specific muscles with the possible movements of the temporomandibular joint
    • Locate attachment sites of the structures of the temporomandibular joint

    Robert Schwer, DC

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    Anatomy 225

    Trigger Point Therapy: Neck


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    • Identify the trigger points for the selected muscles of the neck
    • Label the primary and secondary referral patterns for the trigger points of the neck
    • Summarize the differential diagnoses associated with each trigger point of the neck
    • Indicate the proximal and distal attachments of the selected muscles of the neck
    • Describe the action of the selected muscles of the neck

    Richard Saporito, DC

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    Anatomy 225 - 230
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    Richard Saporito, DC

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    Anatomy 226

    Trigger Point Therapy: Muscles of Mastication


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    • Identify the trigger points for the selected muscles of mastication
    • Label the primary and secondary referral patterns for the trigger points of the muscles of mastication
    • Summarize the differential diagnoses associated with each trigger point of the muscles of mastication
    • Indicate the proximal and distal attachments of the selected muscles of mastication
    • Describe the action of the selected muscles of mastication

    Richard Saporito, DC

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    Anatomy 227

    Trigger Point Therapy: Upper Limb 1


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    • Identify the trigger points for the selected muscles connecting the shoulder to the torso
    • Label the primary and secondary referral patterns for the identified trigger points
    • Summarize the differential diagnoses associated with each trigger point
    • Indicate the proximal and distal attachments of the selected muscles connecting the shoulder to the torso
    • Describe the action of the selected muscles connecting the shoulder to the torso
    • Recognize when muscles are acting agonistically and antagonistically

    Richard Saporito, DC

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    Anatomy 228

    Trigger Point Therapy: Upper Limb 2


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    • Identify the trigger points for the selected muscles of the shoulder and arm
    • Label the primary and secondary referral patterns for the identified trigger points
    • Summarize the differential diagnoses associated with each trigger point in the shoulder and arm
    • Indicate the proximal and distal attachments of the selected muscles of the shoulder and arm
    • Describe the action of the selected muscles of the shoulder and arm
    • Recognize when muscles are acting agonistically and antagonistically

    Richard Saporito, DC

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    Anatomy 229

    Trigger Point Therapy: Upper Limb 3


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    • Identify the trigger points for the selected muscles of the Forearm and hand
    • Label the primary and secondary referral patterns for the identified trigger points
    • Summarize the differential diagnoses associated with each trigger point in the forearm and hand
    • Indicate the proximal and distal attachments of the selected muscles of the forearm and hand
    • Describe the action of the selected muscles of the forearm and hand
    • Recognize when muscles are acting agonistically and antagonistically

    Richard Saporito, DC

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    Anatomy 230

    Trigger Point Therapy: Trunk


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    • Identify the trigger points for the selected muscles of the abdominal wall and back
    • Label the primary and secondary referral patterns for the identified trigger points
    • Summarize the differential diagnoses associated with each trigger point in the trunk
    • Indicate the proximal and distal attachments of the selected muscles of the abdominal wall and back
    • Describe the action of the selected muscles of the trunk
    • Recognize when muscles are acting agonistically and antagonistically

    Richard Saporito, DC

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    Anatomy 231

    Trigger Point Therapy: Lower Limb 1


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    • Identify the trigger points for selected muscles in the posterior and medial compartment of the hip and thigh
    • Label the primary and secondary referral patterns for the identified trigger points
    • Summarize the differential diagnoses associated with each trigger point in the hip and thigh
    • Indicate the proximal and distal attachments of the selected muscles in the posterior and medial compartment of the hip and thigh
    • Describe the action of the selected muscles in the posterior and medial compartment of the hip and thigh
    • Recognize when muscles are acting agonistically and antagonistically

    Richard Saporito, DC

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    Anatomy 231b

    Trigger Point Therapy: Lower Limb 2


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    • Identify the trigger points for selected muscles in the gluteal region and the anterior and lateral compartment of the hip and thigh
    • Label the primary and secondary referral patterns for the identified trigger points
    • Summarize the differential diagnoses associated with each trigger point in the hip and thigh
    • Indicate the proximal and distal attachments of the selected muscles in the gluteal region and the anterior and lateral compartment of the hip and thigh
    • Describe the action of the selected muscles in the gluteal region and the anterior and lateral compartment of the hip and thigh
    • Recognize when muscles are acting agonistically and antagonistically

    Richard Saporito, DC

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    Anatomy 232

    Trigger Point Therapy: Lower Limb 3


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    • Identify the trigger points for the selected muscles of the leg
    • Label the primary and secondary referral patterns for the identified trigger points
    • Summarize the differential diagnoses associated with each trigger point in the leg
    • Indicate the proximal and distal attachments of the selected muscles of the leg
    • Describe the action of the selected muscles of the leg
    • Recognize when muscles are acting agonistically and antagonistically

    Richard Saporito, DC

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    Anatomy 233

    Trigger Point Therapy: Lower Limb 4


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    • Identify the trigger points for the selected muscles of the foot
    • Label the primary and secondary referral patterns for the identified trigger points
    • Summarize the differential diagnoses associated with each trigger point in the foot
    • Indicate the proximal and distal attachments of the selected muscles of the foot
    • Describe the action of the selected muscles of the foot
    • Recognize when muscles are acting agonistically and antagonistically

    Richard Saporito, DC

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    Anatomy of the Forearm and Hand

    The Basics of Forearm and Hand Anatomy


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    • Identify and match surface landmarks to underlying anatomy
    • Identify and locate joints of the wrist and hand
    • Name the motion that occurs at the joints of the wrist and hand
    • Identify osteology of the wrist, hand and forearm

    Janet Cope, MS, OT

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    Anti Aging Certificate Program
    12.0

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    • Explain basic concepts of health
    • Identify the health spectrum
    • Recognize the various facts associated with aging
    • Determine the difference between sickly aging and normal aging
    • Recognize the various theories of aging
    • Recognize the most common theory of aging
    • Determine the risks associated with being sedentary
    • Identify the effect of exercise on the cardiovascular system
    • Describe how exercise affects cholesterol and cancer
    • Examine the various components of an exercise program
    • Identify which exercises are best for health and longevity
    • Recognize the relationship between exercise and antioxidants
    • Recognize basic concepts of stress
    • Establish how stress and other emotions can cause disease and ill health
    • Determine the relationship between nutrition and stress
    • Differentiate the relationship between various stress reducing techniques
    • Identify how social relationships, religion and prayer can affect health and aging
    • Recognize the negative and positive factors from consuming alcohol
    • Recognize how alcohol affects nutrition
    • Identify how smoking affects health
    • Identify the relationship between nutrition and smoking
    • Recognize the relationship between second hand smoke and nutrition
    • Identify various smoking cessation techniques
    • Identify the role of antioxidants and free radicals
    • Examine the relationship between antioxidants and heart disease
    • Determine the relationship between diet, cancer, and the environment
    • Identify various antioxidants that can affect cancer
    • Describe how caloric restriction affects longevity
    • Explore basic concepts of weight control and obesity
    • Recognize how obesity affects overall health and promotes disease
    • Identify various dietary patterns and habits
    • Determine how diet patterns affect health and promote disease
    • Explore the typical American diet pattern
    • Review the vegetarian diet pattern
    • Analyze the Mediterranean diet pattern and its components
    • Identify why fruits and vegetables are anti-aging foods
    • Determine how fruits and vegetables offer health benefits
    • Select what components of fish have positive effects on health
    • Recognize how fish affects cardiovascular disease and cancer
    • Identify how garlic affects health and inhibits disease
    • Demonstrate the role grains have in health and longevity
    • Explain the basics of fiber and how it can affect health and disease
    • Identify how nuts can positively affect health and decrease disease
    • Recognize how legumes and soy can affect heart disease
    • Relate how legumes and soy can affect cancer
    • Recognize the beneficial components of yogurt
    • Identify how yogurt can affect the immune system
    • Define what prebiotics are and how they affect health
    • Describe how chocolate can promote health and longevity
    • Explore how tea can positively affect health and decrease disease risk
    • Identify what the beneficial components of wine are
    • Determine the how and when of wine consumption
    • Explain basic concepts of water and signs of dehydration
    • List how water affects disease and promotes health
    • Identify who is susceptible to nutrient deficiencies
    • Determine the relationship between a daily multiple vitamin and health
    • Analyze how growth hormone can promote health and possibly slow aging
    • Explain the risk versus benefit of using testosterone and melatonin
    • Recognize the role of DHEA and DHEA-S on health and longevity
    • Identify the main concepts of an anti-aging strategy

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    Gary Italia, DC, PhD

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    Assistive Technology 102

    AT for Cognitive Augmentation


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    • Apply the human activity assistive technology model to help identify appropriate assistive technologies for individuals with cognitive disabilities
    •  Identify cognitive skills that underlie functional performance for persons with cognitive disabilities
    • Understand what cognitive faculties are commonly compromised in specific disorders
    • Understand the role of assistive technologies in aiding cognitive function
    • Identify and describe some of the technologies, both mainstream and assistive, that are currently available to assist individuals with cognitive impairments


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Assistive Technology 103

    Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems


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    • Describe the different communicative needs of persons with disabilities
    • Discuss the basic approaches to meeting these differing needs
    • Recognize the needs that individuals have for conversation and for graphical output such as writing, mathematics, and drawing
    • Describe the ways that mainstream technologies are used to meet AAC needs
    • Describe the major characteristics of alternative and augmentative communication devices
    • Describe current approaches to speech output in assistive technologies
    • List and describe the major approaches to rate enhancement and vocabulary expansion
    • Describe the major assessment questions that must be asked and answered in determining the most appropriate alternative and augmentative communication device for an individual user
    • Discuss the major goals for and the significance of training in augmentative and alternative communication device use and communicative competence
    • Delineate the steps and procedures involved in implementing an augmentative and alternative communication device for an individual consumer


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Assistive Technology 104

    Technologies that Enable Mobility


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    • Identity the activity, human, and contextual influences on the use of wheeled mobility
    • Describe the assessment of the consumer for a mobility system
    • Describe the two primary structures of wheelchairs
    • Identify the major characteristics of manual wheelchairs
    • Describe the classifications of powered mobility systems and their characteristics
    • Understand the influence of the relationship between the center of gravity of the user and the center of mass of the wheelchair on the function of the wheelchair
    • Describe the key elements of implementation and training for the use of wheeled mobility devices
    • Identify standardized assessments that are specific to use of wheeled mobility devices


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Assistive Technology 105

    Technologies that Aid Transportation


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    • Describe the correct use of child restraint systems for passenger safety
    • Describe the correct use of child restraint systems designed for children with special needs
    • Understand the basic features of standards for crashworthiness of wheelchairs and seating systems
    • Understand the use and basic features of standards for wheelchair tie-downs and occupant restraint systems
    • Identify the major components of driver evaluation
    • Discuss major design features to consider when making a vehicle purchase
    • Discuss vehicle access issues for individuals with disabilities
    • Describe vehicle modifications to promote access for individuals with disabilities
    • Describe primary and secondary driving controls


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Assistive Technology 106

    Technologies that Aid Manipulation and Control of the Environment


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    • List functional manipulative tasks that can be aided by assistive technologies
    • Describe the different ways manipulation aids are designed to enable manipulation
    • List the features and design properties of electronic page turners
    • List the functions carried out by electronic aids to daily living
    • Describe the different ways that electronic aids to daily living are connected to the devices they control
    • Describe the basic components of electronic aids to daily living and how they are implemented
    • Discuss the uses of robotic devices in aiding manipulation by persons with disabilities
    • Describe an assessment process to identify appropriate manipulation aids


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Assistive Technology 107
    Enabling Function and Participation with Seating Technologies

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    • Identify the potential outcomes of seating for postural control, tissue integrity, and comfort
    • Describe a comprehensive seating assessment
    • Describe key biomechanical principles related to sitting and seating technologies
    • Describe the principles of seating for postural control
    • Describe the factors that contribute to the development of pressure ulcers
    • Discuss pressure mapping systems and the issues related to their use in the clinic
    • Describe seating technologies used for tissue integrity
    • Discuss the principles of seating for comfort
    • Discuss the design and construction of seating technologies
    • Describe the different characteristics of seating materials
    • Discuss the different classifications of materials used to construct seats
    • Describe the purpose and content of outcome measures specific to seating technologies


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Assistive Technology 108
    Making the Connection: User Inputs for Assistive Technologies

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    • Describe the elements of the human/technology interface and its role within the assistive technology component of the Human Activity Assistive Technology model
    • Describe the ways that various anatomic sites can be used to control assistive technologies
    • Identify and define the basic selection methods
    • Describe the means by which the user’s physical control can be enhanced
    • Describe the major approaches to electronic speech generation used in ATs
    • Discuss the outcomes that can be achieved through implementation of a motor training program and how technology can be used to improve motor response


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Assistive Technology 109

    Computer Access: Augmenting the Keyboard and Mouse


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    • Describe the computer-user interface
    • List the major components of a computer system and give the function of each
    • Describe the major approaches to keyboard and mouse emulation
    • Describe the major issues facing people with disabilities who want to use mainstream technologies
    • Describe the major approaches to electronic speech generation used in assistive technologies


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Assistive Technology 110

    The Aging Brain: When The Mind Dissolves


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    • Recognize and describe 5 signs and symptoms of stroke
    • Cite the incidence of dementia
    • List the functional deficits associated with dementia
    • Identify the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia
    • Describe 5 predictors of mortality in advanced dementia


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Assistive Technology 111

    The Brain Born With a Disability: When The Mind Grows


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    • Define developmental disability
    • List 3 components that are necessary for a person to fit the legal definition of developmental disability
    • Describeand outline 5 characteristics of Down syndrome
    • List the common structures and functions affected in individuals with Down syndrome
    • Define and describe cerebral palsy


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Assistive Technology 112

    How the Brain Works


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    • Provide a definition of Traumatic Brain Injury and outline the characterisitics of TBI
    • Compare and contract neurological and mental conditions associated with TBI and behavior patterns
    • Outline the terms of Axis I - Axis V of the DSMR-IV-TR
    • List and describe 5 examples of diagnoses associated with brain impairment


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Assistive Technology 113

    Treatment and Rehabilitation Practices: Intervening in Cognitive Disability


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    • Analyze treatment and rehabilitation practices associated with intervening in cognitive disability
    • Describe the treatment approach for treating developmental disability
    • Recite pertinent information from the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
    • Compare and contract the treatment of degenerative disability and acquired TBI
    • List and describe 5 commonly used tools for measuring cognitive function
    • Outline and describe the ICF classification for describing the characteristics and severity of disability


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Assistive Technology 114

    The Potential of Technology to Assist Individuals With Cognitive Disability


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    • Define and differentiate assistive technology devises and assistive technology services
    • Describe a system for obtaining information on available assistive technology devices
    • List 3 contextual factors as defined by the WHO Identify categories of assistive technologies included under the heading, “Environmental Factors,” by the WHO
    • Recognize and explain the lack of consistency in assistive technology and assistive services terminology


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Assistive Technology 115

    Assistive Technologies for Mobility, Communication, Seeing, Hearing, and Activities of Daily Living


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    • Describe the significance of assistive devices for mobility, communication, seeing, hearing, and activities of daily living
    • Define the term "assistive products" and "technology" based on the ICF
    • Provide examples of various AT products
    • Understand and explain the significance of specific product groupings


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Assistive Technology 116

    Assistive Technologies for Cognition


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    • Define and list 3 main goals of cognitive support technology
    • Describe strategies used for optimizing the strengths and accommodating the needs of an individual with a cognitive disability
    • List and describe 5 products designed to serve the needs of persons with cognitive disability
    • Recite 5 resources that provide information on AT apps for smartphones
    • Outline 5 advantages and disadvantages of everyday technologies and specialized technologies


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    Assistive Technology 117

    Environmental Barriers And Enablers


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    • Describe the The International Classification of Functioning (ICF), Disability and Health
    • List and describe the two levels of environmental factors
    • Outline and analyze the ICF framework
    • Recite and describe the various categories of the ICF
    •  Analyze the 7 principles of universal design and how they factor into smart homes
    • Describe the role of the caregiver and discuss relevant factors


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Assistive Technology 118

    Getting Support and Services


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    • Describe how the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health views disability and functioning
    • List and describe six criteria for good service delivery systems
    • Describe the move from charity to consumer involvement and empowerment
    • Examine factors that influence service delivery outcomes
    • Examine environmental factors that influence the selection and acquisition of an AT device


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Assistive Technology 119

    Matching Person and Technology


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    • Outline and describe the three primary areas of the matching person and technology model
    • List five factors to consider when trying to achieve a good match of person and technology
    • Outline significant factors in the matching person and technology assessment process
    • State the purpose for using the Assistive Technology Device Predisposition Assessment or the Cognitive Support Technology Predisposition Assessment


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    Assistive Technology 120

    Ethical Issues in Assistive Technology


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    • Describe the 5 types of ethical principles typically applied in health-related studies
    • Understand the major ethical issues involved in the application of assistive technologies
    • Describe the ethical considerations involved in monitoring and surveillance
    • Describe the ways that ATs affect social stigma for people with disabilities
    • Discuss the tradeoffs between privacy and security
    • Describe the ethical considerations associated with the development and application of ambient environments
    • Understand professional ethics and standards of practice


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Assistive Technology 121
    Control Interfaces for Assistive Technologies

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    • Describe the elements of the human/technology interface and its role within the assistive technology component of the Human Activity Assistive Technology mode
    • Describe the characteristics of control interfaces
    • Identify 3 technologies for direct selection
    • Identify 3 technologies for indirect selection
    • Discuss a framework for control interface assessment
    • Describe context issues related to control interface use
    • Describe 2 strategies for determining the effectiveness of control interfaces


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Assistive Technology 122

    Sensory Aids for Persons with Visual Impairments


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    • Describe the major approaches to sensory substitution for visual function, including the advantages and disadvantages of each
    • Describe the major causes of vision loss that can be aided by assistive technologies
    • Describe device use for reading and mobility by persons who have visual impairment
    • Describe how computer outputs are adapted for individuals with visual limitations
    • Describe the major approaches to creating visual access for mobile technologies
    • Describe the major approaches to Internet access for persons with visual impairments
    • Describe the contextual factors that affect assistive technologies for visual impairment
    • Describe the major assessments of visual function that are relevant to assistive technology use


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Assistive Technology 123
    Sensory Aids for Persons with Auditory Impairment

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    • Describe the major types of hearing loss and their cause
    • Describe the types of hearing aids and their features
    • List ways that people who are hard of hearing or deaf can use telephones
    • Describe how common devices can be adapted for use by a person who is hard of hearing or deaf
    • Discuss the major approaches used to support communication for individuals who are deaf and blind
    • Describe how computer outputs are adapted for individuals with auditory limitations


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    Assistive Technology 124

    Accessing Mainstream Information and Communication Technologies: The Technology and the Web


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    • Describe the major issues facing people with disabilities who want to use mainstream technologies
    • Describe the user interface for mainstream technologies
    • Describe the major approaches to computer keyboard and mouse emulation
    • Describe the major approaches for generating accessibility to tablet technologies
    • Describe the major approaches for generating accessibility to smart phone technologies


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    Assistive Technology 125
    Assistive Technology in Polytrauma Rehabilitation

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    • Discuss the evaluation process for assistive technology and describe the Human Activity Assistive Technology model and list the 4 main components: human, activity, AT, and context
    • Describe the role and significance of funding in the evaluation and prescribing of AT devices and list 5 sources of funding
    • Describe 5 types of switches used to access AT devices and give an example of each type
    • Outline and describe 4 different areas of assistive technology and provide a specific example of a piece of AT that can be used within that area to enhance functional independence
    • List and describe electronic cognitive devices and discuss the significance of no-tech, low-tech and high-tech solutions
    • Describe the 2 categories of electronic aids to daily living and describe 3 examples used to control the environment
    • Describe the importance in re-evaluation and list 5 reasons for changes in AT usage
    • Discuss the future of technology including the role and significance of brain computer interfacing, virtual reality and assistive robotics


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Basic Principles of Hand Therapy

    Introduction to Hand Therapy


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    • Differentiate hand therapy from traditional OT/PT practice
    • Discuss the history of hand therapy
    • Define 10 resources and terminology related to hand therapy
    • Identify 5 evaluation tools used in hand therapy


    Deborah Amini, OT, CHT

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    Basic Principles of Hand Therapy II

    Introduction to Hand Therapy: Part II


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    • Discuss the incidence and pathology of Dupuytrens disease
    • Name 3 signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis
    • Identify 3 treatment interventions for carpal tunnel syndrome
    • Describe 5 treatment protocols for common hand diagnoses


    Deborah Amini, OT, CHT

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    Biomechanics 225

    Current Concepts in Gait and Rehabilitation


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    • Discuss retraining CNS sensory and motor patterns
    • Present several key concepts in visual gait analysis
    • Introduce lesser known anatomical points of interest in the sacroiliac joint
    • Discuss some rehabilitation strategies for the sacroiliac joint

    Ivo Waerlop/Shawn Allen, DC

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    Biomechanics 226

    Gait Analysis


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    • Discuss the ideal kinetics and kinematics of the walking gait cycle
    • Present the normal lower extremity parameters/ontogeny surrounding the requisites for gait
    • Explore the impact of lower extremity torsions on foot progression angle
    • Highlight the differences between tibial and femoral leg length discrepancies
    • View video examples of different aspects of gait

    Ivo Waerlop/Shawn Allen, DC

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    Boundary Training 101
    Gender Roles and Traits

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    • Discuss the concept of Gender as it relates to society, language and culture
    • Identify Gender roles in Western Society
    • Recognize innate gender traits in males and females
    • Summarize socially imposed gender traits


    Angelica Redleaf, DC

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    Boundary Training 102
    Gender, Power and the Doctor Patient Relationship

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    • Identify aspects of male and female psychological development
    • Relate basic concepts of Gender and Power
    • List female and male leadership factors
    • Discuss gender and the Doctor/Patient relationship
    • Identify the ways which gender affects the Doctor/Patient relationship


    Angelica Redleaf, DC

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    Boundary Training 103
    Sexuality and the Doctor Patient Relationship

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    • Describe what accounts for the differences, in practice style and patient care, between males and females healthcare providers
    • Define differing sexualities in western culture
    • Review sexuality as it relates to the Doctor/Patient relationship
    • Identify misconceptions in personal definitions of male, female, power and sexuality
    • Recognize when Power is misused and becomes a threat


    Angelica Redleaf, DC

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    Boundary Training 104

    Touch and the Doctor Patient Relationship


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    • Define Touch as it relates to perception, gender and culture
    • Discuss the giving up of power as it relates to patients and touch
    • Recognize the perception, intention, and uses of touch
    • Perform an analysis of individual conceptions of gender and sexuality


    Angelica Redleaf, DC

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    Boundary Training 105
    Practical Applications Gender, Sexuality, Touch; Harassment and Sexual Misconduct

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    • Perform an exercise to identify personal concepts of touch
    • Create practical applications for healthcare practitioners with regard to gender, touch, and sexuality
    • Define sexual misconduct
    • Recognize the difference between sexual misconduct and sexual harassment
    • Critique different models of misconduct


    Angelica Redleaf, DC

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    Boundary Training 106
    Examples and Common Fears About Sexual Misconduct; Caring for the Abused Patient

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    • Describe how misconduct occurs
    • Distinguish between different types of offenders
    • Give examples of case studies in sexual misconduct
    • Identify common fears and misconceptions of sexual misconduct
    • Specify important concepts of treated a patient who has a history of abuse


    Angelica Redleaf, DC

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    Boundary Training 107

    Consent, Power Issues, Adherence vs.Compliance, Risk Levels One Faces as A Healthcare Provider


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    • Define professional boundaries and relate the issue of consent
    • Describe the three types of power, the three patterns of power, and how power is used
    • Discuss the differences between adherence vs. compliance and transference vs. countertransference
    • Identify anatomical risk levels for touch


    Angelica Redleaf, DC

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    Boundary Training 108
    Safe Touch Guidelines and Strategies For Safe Touching

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    • Develop safe touch guidelines
    • Create a set of office based interventions and patient based interventions in the development of safe practice strategies
    • Define educational interventions for safe practice strategies
    • Define the basics of the supervision for a safe practice strategy


    Angelica Redleaf, DC

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    Boundary Training 109
    Safe Practice Analysis; Risk Factor Analysis - Self Assessments

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    • Develop and outline for safe practice analysis
    • Perform a risk factor analysis
    • Execute a healthcare provider questionnaire
    • Create a staff evaluation to implement at the office


    Angelica Redleaf, DC

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    Boundary Training 110
    Buddy and Supervisor Evaluations

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    • Develop and implement a buddy/supervisor evaluation of the healthcare provider and staff
    • Develop and implement a patient evaluation of the healthcare provider and staff
    • Create a system of analysis for the buddy/supervisor, healthcare provider, staff and patient evaluations


    Angelica Redleaf, DC

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    Boundary Training 111

    Making Necessary Changes in One's Office/Practice; Diffusing Attractions


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    • Develop a plan for change based on the risk factor analysis (RFA) and practice evaluation questionnaires
    • Identify areas of improvement for touch, consent, communication and respect
    • Address concerns raised by staff and patients
    • Discuss ways to defuse attraction


    Angelica Redleaf, DC

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    Boundary Training 112
    Dealing with Attractions; Creating A Safe Practice

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    • Develop guidelines of dealing with a patient who is attracted to you
    • Develop guidelines of dealing with feeling an attraction
    • Discuss the six factors for a safe practice
    • Describe the new partnership between healthcare providers and patients


    Angelica Redleaf, DC

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    Boundary Training 114

    Boundary Issues Faced with People with Disabilities


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    • Outline seven themes to remember when working with people with disabilities
    • Assess the culture and special needs of different disabilities
    • Explain how to approach a person with a disability
    • Describe people's mobility issues
    • Explain how people who are deaf communicate
    • Describe how to build trust when working with people who have disabilities
    • List the principles of hand shake, seating etiquette and other practical skills


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    Boundary Training 115
    Professional Relatedness Built on Respect

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    • Describe how trust and trustworthiness give shape to the idea of respect between patient and health professional
    • Assess the roles of competence and reassurance in strengthening the necessary connections between you and the patient
    • Explain the phenomena of transference and countertransference in the health professional and patient relationship
    • Contrast courteous behaviors with casualness and how each is perceived by the patient to bridge the gap of estrangement between you when you fi rst meet and as the relationship develops
    • Give some examples of what it means to focus on caring behaviors
    • Distinguish contractual characteristics of the health professional and patient relationship from covenantal characteristics and evaluate the role of each


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    Boundary Training 116

    Professional Boundaries Guided by Respect


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    • Describe why the idea of professional boundaries is relevant to respect
    • Distinguish a respectful, professional approach from one based on objectivity and efficiency alone
    • Identify and discuss appropriate physical boundaries in relation to unconsented touching, sexual touching, and sexual contact
    • Describe three types of situations in which maintaining emotional boundaries are crucial to avoiding enmeshment
    • Identify clues that may alert you that your sympathy is becoming pity
    • Define overidentifcation and its negative effects
    • Describe what it means to care too much
    • List some ways that honoring professional boundaries serves the positive goals of the health professional and patient relationship


    Richard Saporito, DC

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    Boundary Training 117
    Professional Boundaries in the Disbility Commnity

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    • Recognize disability in your practice.  Today one in five Americans has a disability and this percent will continue to increase because of medical advances and the aging of our population.
    • Become familiar with the range of disabilities including those involving mobility, hearing, speech, vision as well as the wide range of non-apparent disabilities.
    • Integrate the course's Seven Themes for Setting Appropriate Boundaries with the Disability Community into your everyday practice.
    • Avoid limiting beliefs about what people with disability can or cannot do.  Today people with disability have access to technological and other adaptive techniques that make full inclusion possible.
    • Gain disability competence through skillful navigation of physical boundaries as well as psychological, emotional and social boundaries.


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    Boundary Training 118
    Culture and Needs of Different Disabilities the Journey Toward Inclusion: Language, Law, Technology Medicine

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    • Appreciate how your patients with disability have learned to adapt so you can work with their adaptive techniques and compensatory skills.
    • Integrate do’s and don’ts about how to respond to specific disabilities.
    • Surface – and learn to overcome – your hidden prejudices and stereotypes.
    • Recognize how non-apparent disabilities can impact effective communication, compliance and other important health care outcomes.
    • Familiarize yourself with legislative and technological breakthroughs that can support your patients during healing and recovery.


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    Boundary Training 119

    Inclusive Employment in the Growing Health Care Sector Creating an Inclusive Environment Anxiety, Pity and Other Uncomfortable Feelings


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    • Recognize the barriers that people with disability face in securing employment and aim to dismantle those barriers whenever you can.
    • Become familiar with specific workplace accommodations for employees with disability.  These can be easy to execute and inexpensive.
    • Commit to making your own workplace more inclusive by adopting simple changes to aid employees as well as patients.
    • Accept your own uncomfortable feelings about disability in order to move beyond their grip.


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    Boundary Training 120
    Boundaries for Health Care Providers - Part 1

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    • Identify the purpose of professional boundaries
    • Differentiate between boundary violations and boundary crossings
    • Identify the various factors related to dual relationships
    • Identify issues related to bartering, gifts and boundaries

    Kathleen Boland, PhD, LCSW, ACSW

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    Boundary Training 121
    Boundaries for Health Care Providers - Part 2

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    • Recognize the challenges of social networking and boundaries
    • Evaluate issues specific to boundaries
    • Clarify guidelines for maintaining professional boundaries
    • Reflect on the maintenance of professional boundaries

    Kathleen Boland, PhD, LCSW, ACSW

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    Breathing Essentials 201

    Mechanics of the Region: Biomechanics of the Cervical, Thoracic/Thorax and Shoulder Girdle


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    • Describe the biomechanics of rotation of a thoracic ring at the levels T1-T7.
    • Describe the biomechanics of the Cervical spine, Thoracic spine, ribs, clavicle and manubrium with elevation of the right or left shoulder.
    • Describe the biomechanics of flexion and extension at the Costotransverse joint at T9.
    • Describe the differences in motion of the mobile segments between T3 -T7 with side flexion occurring first in the Thoracic spine.


    Debra Dent, BPT, Dip Manip PT, OCS, FCAMPT

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    Breathing Essentials 201 - 207
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    • This contains all courses with the educational objectives listed from Breathing Essentials 201 through Breathing Essentials 207

    Course Group includes all Breathing Essentials Courses numbered 201 through 207

    Debra Dent, BPT, Dip Manip PT, OCS, FCAMPT

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    Breathing Essentials 202

    Function of Respiration


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    • Describe the physiology of breathing and how altered pH can affect the body.
    • Describe two functions of the diaphragm.
    • Identify limited chest expansion and Bradcliff angles and ski jumps
    • Identify limited lateral costal breathing and how to facilitate normal lateral costal breathing


    Debra Dent, BPT, Dip Manip PT, OCS, FCAMPT

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    Breathing Essentials 203

    Altered Breathing Patterns and Their Consequences


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    • Describe how altered breathing patterns can alter pH and how this can affect the body.
    • Describe the autonomic nervous system and function.
    • Name three physiological consequences of respiratory alkalosis.
    • Describe suboptimal breathing patterns and their effect on the cervical spine and chronic pain.


    Debra Dent, BPT, Dip Manip PT, OCS, FCAMPT

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    Breathing Essentials 204

    Sleep Apnea


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    • Name and describe the different types of sleep apnea.
    • Describe the three levels of Apnea-hypopnea index AHI.
    • List five symptoms of sleep apnea.
    • List two treatments for sleep apnea.


    Debra Dent, BPT, Dip Manip PT, OCS, FCAMPT

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    Breathing Essentials 205

    Athletic Performance


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    • Describe the physiological response of aerobic exercise on the respiratory system.
    • Describe the effect of running on the viscera and the diaphragm.
    • Describe the response to inspiratory muscle fatigue on the body.
    • List one device than may increase endurance of the respiratory muscles.


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    Breathing Essentials 206

    Diaphragm in Critical Care


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    • Describe the anatomical structure of the diaphragm including innervation and blood supply.
    • List four causes that may damage the innervation to the diaphragm and effect normal function.
    • Describe the factors involved in Intensive Care Unit Acquired Weakness.
    • Be able to describe the pros and cons of early mobilization in the ICU.


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    Cardiopulmonary 101

    Cardiopulmonary Anatomy


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    • Discuss the classification of the cardiopulmonary unit
    • Describe the thorax and its movements
    • List respiratory muscles and their functions
    • Describe the pathway for the flow of oxygen from the atmosphere to the alveolar capillary membrane
    • Outline the flow of blood from the periphery through the heart to the pulmonary and peripheral circulations
    • Explain the lymphatic system
    • Discriminate the clinical implications between the lungs and heart


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    Cardiopulmonary 102

    Cardiopulmonary Physiology


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    • Examine normal physiology of the cardiopulmonary system
    • List the mechanical factors involved in breathing and the control of breathing
    • Describe the processes of ventilation, diffusion and perfusion
    • Describe respiratory mechanics related to airway resistance and lung compliance
    • Describe oxyhemoglobin dissociation and the oxyhemoglobin dissociation curve
    • Explain electromechanical coupling in the heart
    • Name and describe 3 cardiac reflexes
    • Describe the transport of oxygen by the blood and the transport of carbon dioxide


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    Cardiopulmonary 103

    Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology


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    • Discuss how smoking impacts the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems
    • Describe how lung dysfunction leads to cardiac dysfunction
    • Describe how cardiac dysfunction leads to lung dysfunction
    • Differentiate obstructive from restrictive pulmonary pathology and the manifestations of each
    • Name 5 factors that precipitate an asthma attack
    • List 3 risk factors of coronary artery disease
    • Describe the process of artherosclerosis
    • Discuss rheumatoid arthritis and its impact on specific organs


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    Cardiopulmonary 103 - 104

    Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology and Clinical Assessment of the Cardiopulmonary System


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    Cardiopulmonary 103:

    • Discuss how smoking impacts the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems
    • Describe how lung dysfunction leads to cardiac dysfunction
    • Describe how cardiac dysfunction leads to lung dysfunction
    • Differentiate obstructive from restrictive pulomary pathology and the manifestations of each
    • Name 5 factors that precipitate an asthma attack
    • List 3 risk factors of coronary artery disease
    • Describe the process of artherosclerosis
    • Discuss rheumatoid arthritis and its impact on specific organs

    Cardiopulmonary 104:

    • Identify anatomic structures and key topographic landmarks of the chest
    • Describe various chest wall configurations
    • Differentiate peripheral and central cyanosis
    • Differentiate normal bronchial breath sounds from abnormal bronchial breath sounds
    • Identify various components of a chest examination
    • List 2 causes of decreased breath sounds
    • List the steps involved to ausculatate lung sounds


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    Cardiopulmonary 104

    Clinical Assessment of the Cardiopulmonary System


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    • Identify anatomic structures and key topographic landmarks of the chest.
    • Describe various chest wall configurations.
    • Differentiate peripheral and central cyanosis.
    • Differentiate normal bronchial breath sounds from abnormal bronchial breath sounds.
    • Identify various components of a chest examination.
    • List 2 causes of decreased breath sounds.
    • List the steps involved to ausculatate lung sounds.


    Rocco Labbadia, RPT

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    Cardiopulmonary 105

    Body Positioning


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    • Explain how gravity influences normal physiological function
    • Describe physiological effects of various body positions
    • List 5 indications for body positioning to optimize oxygen transport
    • List 10 indications for frequent changing of body positions
    • Describe the physiological effects of various body positions including supine, side-lying, prone and head down position
    • Differentiate prescriptive from routine body positioning
    • Outline the principles of monitoring oxygen transport variables before, during and after positioning a patient


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    Cardiopulmonary 106

    Clinical Application of Airway Clearance Techniques ACTS


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    • Describe and differentiate the use of various airway clearance techniques
    • List 5 advantages and 5 disadvantages of various airway clearance techniques
    • Describe the type of equipment used for various airway clearance techniques
    • Describe the type of patient appropriate for each airway clearance techniques
    • Describe various considerations when selecting an airway clearance techniques
    • Examine outcome measures used for evaluating the effectiveness of airway clearance techniques
    • Discuss the costs associated with various airway clearance techniques


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    Cardiopulmonary 107

    Patient Education


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    • Describe the benefits of patient education and the impact it has on health-care costs
    • Contrast and compare a variety of teaching methods used in patient education
    • Describe the various aspects of planning for patient education
    • Describe concepts of adult learning theories and models
    • Examine ways to evaluate the effectiveness of patient education


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    Cardiopulmonary 108
    Never Too Old for Cardiac Rehabilitation

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    • Describe the growth of the aging population along with cardiovascular disease 
    • Describe cardiac rehabilitation and list some of the components it includes
    • List 5 benefits of cardiac rehabilitation along with functional benefits often obtained
    • Describe how exercise capacity, muscle and strength and improved cognition are gained with cardiac rehabilitation
    • Summarize 3 barriers to cardiac rehabilitation and describe how healthcare professionals can help to overcome these barriers


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    Cardiopulmonary 109
    Resistance Training for Older Adults in Cardiac Rehabilitation

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    • Outline 3 physiologic responses to resistance training
    • List and describe the 5 domains of frailty
    • Based on research, summarize the functional benefits of resistance training on older adults in cardiac rehab
    • Describe 5 metabolic benefits to the older adult in cardiac rehab
    • Examine 5 different types of resistance training equipment and list 2 advantages and 2 disadvantages of each


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    Cardiopulmonary 111
    Utility of Home-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation for Older Adults

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    • Describe the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease in the older adults and examine the benefits of cardiac rehabilitation 
    • Summarize the gold standard for cardiac rehabilitation care for older adults 
    • List 5 barriers to participation in center-based cardiac rehabilitation programs 
    • Compare and contrast differences and similarities between center-based and home-based cardiac rehab programs 
    • Outline and describe the physical activity guidelines for older adults


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    Clinical Examination of the Hand

    Key Aspects in the Clinical Hand Examination


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    • Discuss 5 components of a hand examination
    • Differentiate between intrinsic and extrinsic muscle tightness
    • Describe 3 examination tools to obtain subjective and objective data
    • Become familiar with normal hand anatomy in order to recognize pathology


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    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 201
    Cognitive Processes in CBT

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    Hour 1
    • Describe the cognitive model
    • Distinguish suppressed memories and false memories
    • Explain the role of cognitive biases in mental disorders
    • Describe the bias measurement tools commonly employed
    Hour 2
    • Summarize the evidence for the efficacy of CBT
    • Outline several CBT therapies
    • Associate CBT therapies to specific disorders

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    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 202
    Learning Principles in CBT

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    • Summarize the learning principles of cognitive behavioral therapy
    • Explain the concepts of classical conditioning and extinction
    • Describe operant conditioning
    • Outline how constructivism, attribution, and metacognition interact in cognitive learning theory
    • Give examples of how social learning theories are incorporated into the treatment of behavioral disorders

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    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 203
    Treatment-Relevant Assessment in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

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    Hour 1
    • Describe the benefits of evidence based assessment
    • Explain the importance of treatment monitoring
    • List important criteria when selecting an assessment instrument
    • Compare methods of assessing cognitive content, cognitive processes and schema
    Hour 2
    • Compare methods of assessing cognitive content, cognitive processes and schema
    • Summarize the issues associated with cognitive assessment
    • Describe priming
    • Indicate the stability of cognitive vulnerabilities

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    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 204

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Somatoform Disorders and Pain


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    • Define the term Somatic Symptom Disorder
    • Summarize the evidence for the etiologies of somatoform disorders
    • List several of the therapeutic tools used in treating somatoform disorders
    • Assess the evidence for CBT efficacy in somatoform disorders

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    Concussion 101

    Diagnosis and Management of Acute Concussion


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    • Define “concussion” and create a list of 3 criteria used for making a diagnosis of acute concussion 
    • List 5 common signs and symptoms of concussion
    • Examine and describe the SCAT 3 in the assessment of concussion and outline it’s primary features
    • Explain 3 key components in the follow-up evaluation and management of acute concussion
    • Outline and discuss the graduated approach to return-to-activity protocol


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    Concussion 101 - 110

    Concussion: Comprehensive Overview


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    • This course includes all of the educational objectives for the courses Concussion 101 through Concussion 110

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Concussion 102

    Sport Concussion and the Female Athlete


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    • Compare and contrast 3 physical and physiologic aspects of the female athlete and concussion
    • Examine and describe the process of sport concussion management
    • List 5 recommendations for concussion assessment
    • Examine and describe 3 symptoms that occur during prolonged recovery following sport concussion
    • Discuss 3 recommendations for the management of female athletes with sport concussion


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Concussion 103

    The Current State of Sports Concussion


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    • Explore and discuss the epidemiology of concussion
    • Describe the mechanism and pathophysiology of concussion
    • Outline 3 key aspects in the assessment of concussion
    • Formulate a plan that includes 3 treatment techniques for the management of concussion
    • Examine recovery patterns and list 3 long-term effects of concussion


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    Concussion 104

    Sideline Sports Concussion Assessment


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    • Describe 3 reasons why it is difficult to define concussion
    • List and outline 5 pathognomonic signs of in-competition acute concussion
    • List and describe 5 components included in a sideline concussion assessment tool
    • Describe the King-Devick test and explain how it would be used
    • Propose 5 tips that are important for improving one’s ability to make accurate decisions when performing a sideline concussion assessment


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    Concussion 105

    Pathophysiology of Sports Concussion


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    • Provide the most commonly accepted definition of concussion by McCrory
    • Describe 3 mechanisms involved in the pathophysiology of sports concussion
    • Examine and outline cerebral blood flow changes that occur in sports concussion
    • Compare and contrast 4 symptoms and the pathophysiology that occurs with sports concussion


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    Concussion 106

    Blood-Based Biomarkers for the Identification of Sports-Related Concussion


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    • Describe the neurobiology of serum biomarkers for traumatic brain injury and list 3 blood-based brain biomarkers of sports-related concussion
    • Describe the diagnosis of sports-related concussion using blood-based biomarkers
    • Describe the role that serum biomarkers play in the prognosis of symptom resolution and return to play
    • Describe the diagnostic process for chronic traumatic encephalopathy
    • List 3 challenges that need to be addressed before the use of blood-based biomarkers can be used on the sideline


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    Concussion 107

    Sports Related Concussion: Acute Management and Post-Concussion Issues


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    • Outline and describe 6 clinical domains that should be included when considering a diagnosis of concussion
    • Describe 5 intrinsic factors suspected to play a role in the duration of clinical recovery from SRC
    • Describe the role of neuropsychological testing in the assessment of SRC
    • Outline the stages, progression and rationale involved in return-to-learn and return-to-sport decisions
    • Describe the role that pharmacotherapy plays in the treatment of concussion
    • Outline and describe how the established 22 symptoms of concussion are categorized, and provide an example of each


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    Concussion 108

    Estimating Concussion Incidence Using Sports Injury Surveillance Systems: Complexities and Potential Pitfalls


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    • Name 3 sports injury surveillance systems that exist and describe what type of data they collect
    • Describe what sports are included in data collection surveillance systems
    • Define at-risk exposure time and describe it's significance and how it is calculated
    • Propose 2 challenges to comparability across sports injury surveillance systems
    • Outline 5 issues and discuss strengths, limitations, and future directions for estimating concussion incidence via sports injury surveillance systems


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    Concussion 109

    Neuropsychological Screening of Sport-Related Concussion


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    • Describe the importance of neuropsychological screening in sport-related concussion
    • Discuss the role of the neuropsychologist in the screening process of sport-related concussion
    • Outline and define conventional approaches to neurocognitive testing vs computerized neurocognitive testing as it relates to sport-concussion
    • Discuss the role of the neuropsychologist after sport-related concussion
    • Compare and contrast the assessment of sport-related concussion in various stages including baseline, acute post injury and subacute and chronic assessment


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    Concussion 110

    Imaging of Concussion in Young Athletes


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    • Describe gender differences in concussion
    • Describe factors and considerations regarding the timing of imaging
    • Discuss considerations regarding patient selection for imaging
    • Describe two pathological findings on imaging of an individual with concussion
    • Outline 3 Current concerns regarding imaging of sports-related concussion
    • List and describe 5 important things that referring physicians need to know


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    Core Stability 201

    Foundation Form and Function


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    Hour 1 and 2

    • Describe the components of the core and the function of the core.
    • Describe the function of the diaphragm as it relates to posture, muscular relationships and stability of the spine.
    • Describe the function and structure of the superficial muscle system of the body.
    • Describe two concepts of spinal stability. 

    Hour 3

    • Demonstrate how to determine the length of quadratus lumborum and erector spinae. 
    • Demonstrate how to evaluate Transversus abdominus function
    • Demonstrate how to facilitate the core and initiate a core training program

    Hour 4

    • List three pathologies related to less than optimal core function.
    • Describe three postural strategies that the patient may develop when the core is in dysfunction.
    • Describe how weakness of the abdominals can alter diaphragm contractions.
    • Explain how respiratory fatigue can alter core control.


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    COTA Skills 106
    Aging Trends and Concepts

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    • Define relevant terminology regarding elders
    • Describe the relation between aging and illness
    • Discuss components of health and chronic illness
    • Discuss a client-centered approach
    • Describe the three stages of aging, and define their differences
    • Describe the effects of growth of the elder population on society
    • Discuss the effects of an increasingly large number of elder women on society
    • Describe the problems and needs of the oldest old populations — that is, those elders 85 years and older, including the centenarians. Describe living arrangements of elders and living trends, such as aging in place
    • Discuss the significance of economic trends on the elderly
    • Relate implications of demographical data for occupational therapy practice
    • Discuss current trends impacting elders in America and implications for occupational therapy practice
    • Describe the importance of intergenerational contact for occupational therapy intervention
    • Explain the importance of understanding generational cohorts for intervention
    • Describe the concept of “ ageism ” in today’s society and the effect of the views of the American youth culture on aging


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    COTA Skills 107

    Biological and Social Theories of Aging


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    • Identify the purpose and use of 3 current theories of aging
    • Discuss the biological theories of aging, including genetic and nongenetic theories
    • Discuss the psychosocial theories of aging
    • Understand the ways to apply the theories of aging to the care of elders


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    COTA Skills 108
    The Aging Process

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    • Describe the aging process
    • Explore the concepts of successful, primary, and secondary aging
    • Discuss usual and pathological aging within the context of age-related physiological changes in the integumentary, cardiopulmonary, musculoskeletal, neurological, and sensory systems.
    • Explore how normal and abnormal changes present in elder clinical case studies


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    COTA Skills 109
    Psychological Aspects of Aging

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    • Identify myths and facts about psychological aspects of aging
    • Identify common stressors, changes, and losses to which elders must adapt
    • Discuss common emotional problems that may accompany losses
    • Discuss coping skills and interventions that promote healthy transition with age


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    COTA Skills 110

    Aging Well: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention


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    • Discuss how OT practitioners — OTR and COTAs — can influence health through programs and services for individuals, organizations, communities, and populations
    • Identify methods of screening and assessment used in promoting health and well-being among elders
    • Describe health promotion activities that can be incorporated into practice with elders
    • Describe theoretical models that emphasize the importance of participation in meaningful occupations to decrease the negative effects of occupational imbalance, alienation and deprivation, and the promotion and the integration of healthy life patterns and routines
    • Discuss the ways in which poor health practices, inadequate nutrition, and lack of self-care contribute to the incidence and prevalence of preventable diseases and disabilities common to elderly populations
    • Identify factors that contribute most to influencing elders to participate in wellness-focused activities
    • Describe factors that contribute to poor nutrition and obesity in elderly populations
    • Name several lifestyle patterns that contribute to the development of preventable diseases in elderly populations


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    COTA Skills 111
    The Regulation of Public Policy for Elders

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    • Describe payment systems that influence practice developed as a result of public policy
    • Clearly define the role of the certified COTA within the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act regulations
    • Describe the prospective payment system and COTA practice in different practice settings
    • Learn ways that input of the COTA into the various screening measurements and care plans is valuable for an integrated team approach
    • Learn the importance of advocacy for the OT profession
    • Understand how COTAs can become more aware of public policy trends and changes that impact practice


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    COTA Skills 112

    Occupational Therapy Practice Models


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    • Explain the importance and use of practice models in OT intervention with elders
    • Briefly summarize the OT Practice Framework and 3 OT practice models as they relate to aging, including Facilitating Growth and Development, Cognitive Disabilities, and the Model of Human Occupation
    • Demonstrate the ways certified occupational therapy assistants can incorporate theoretical principles into practice with elders


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    COTA Skills 113
    Opportunities for Best Practice in Various Settings

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    • Describe and examine certified COTA practice in traditional and emerging practice settings
    • Become familiar with the OT Practice Framework and the COTA’ s role during OT service delivery
    • Outline and describe the need for service competency for COTAs and continued competency for OT, COTAs and OTRs
    • Describe and appreciate the COTA/OTR partnership
    • Explore and summarize the importance of a client-centered practice


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    COTA Skills 114

    Cultural Diversity of the Aging Population


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    • Explain the meaning of diversity and compare 3 related terms
    • Explore and explain 3 personal experiences, beliefs, values, and attitudes regarding diversity
    • Discuss the need to accept the uniqueness of each individual and the importance of being sensitive to issues of diversity in the practice of OT with elders
    • Outline 3 strategies to facilitate interaction with elders of diverse backgrounds


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    COTA Skills 115

    Ethical Aspects in the Work with Elders


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    • Discuss steps for ethical consideration
    • Become familiar with the language of ethics
    • Refine and explain personal and professional ethical commitments


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    COTA Skills 116
    Working with Families and Caregivers of Elders

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    • Define the role of the certified COTA in family and caregiver training
    • Understand role changes within family systems at the onset of debilitating conditions in elders
    • Discuss communication strategies that maximize comprehension during elder, family, and caregiver education
    • Identify stressors that affect quality of care, ability to cope, and emotional responses in the elder-caregiver relationship
    • Identify techniques to minimize caregiver stress
    • Define and identify signs of elder abuse and neglect, and discuss reporting requirements


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    COTA Skills 117
    Addressing Sexual Activity of Elders

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    • Discuss the ways that values can influence attitudes about elder sexuality
    • Identify primary myths about elder sexuality
    • Discuss how elder homosexuals have been ignored by society
    • Describe normal, age-related, sexual, physiological changes
    • Describe sexually transmitted diseases and the elder population
    • Discuss the treatment team members ’ roles in addressing elders ’ sexual concerns
    • Discuss the ways elders ’ sexuality is commonly dealt with in nursing facilities
    • List the components of the permission, limited information, specific suggestions, and intensive therapy model (PLISSIT), and discuss ways that the COTA can apply this model
    • Identify strategies for elder sexual education
    • List intervention and safety sides for addressing sexual concerns of elders who experience strokes, heart disease, and arthritis
    • Increase personal comfort to discuss elder sexual concerns


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    COTA Skills 118

    Use of Medications by Elders


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    • Identify factors that predispose elders to adverse drug events, and discuss strategies to detect medication problems
    • Define polypharmacy and identify recommended interventions to diminish drug-related problems of polypharmacy in elders
    • Identify classes of medications commonly associated with adverse drug reactions in elders
    • Identify and describe skills needed for safe self-medication
    • Apply the OT Practice Framework: Domain and Process, second edition, to analyze self-medication for individuals with various conditions
    • Explain the ways that adaptive devices compensate for skills needed for safe self-medication
    • Describe elder and caregiver education needs regarding self-medication


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    COTA Skills 119
    Considerations of Mobility

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    • Discuss the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act regulations pertaining to the use of physical restraints
    • Describe the steps in the establishment of a restraint reduction program
    • Describe the role of the certified OTA in restraint reduction
    • Outline the basic steps in evaluating the fit of a wheelchair
    • Describe the major precautions to consider when elders should use wheelchairs
    • Describe essential considerations when evaluating and fitting a bariatric person with a wheelchair
    • Identify three reasons that elder adults are at a greater risk for falls than the general population
    • Identify environmental, biological, psychosocial, and functional causes of falls
    • Describe key considerations during the evaluation process for elder adults at risk for falls
    • Describe recommended and evidence-based interventions to prevent falls
    • Discuss potential desired outcomes of fall prevention interventions
    • Discuss ways elders may gain access to public transportation
    • Describe ways elders may become safer pedestrians
    • Describe a driving evaluation, and identify criteria for this assessment
    • Describe visual and physical changes in elders that may affect their ability to drive


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    COTA Skills 120

    Working with Elders Who Have Vision Impairments


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    • Describe typical physiological changes affecting vision that occur with aging
    • Name and describe the major ocular diseases affecting vision in elders
    • Describe common vision deficits resulting from neurological insults in elders
    • Describe psychosocial implications of vision impairments in elders, possible effects on rehabilitation, and on functional outcomes
    • Describe the use of the OT Practice Framework's  dynamic, interactive process of evaluation, intervention, and outcomes to address functional deficits in elder clients resulting from visual impairment
    • Identify general principles to enhance vision
    • Identify environmental or contextual considerations and interventions to increase independence and safety in elders with low vision 
    • Identify general principles in intervention of visual dysfunction after brain insult
    • Identify team members and community resources that registered OTR's and COTA's may collaborate with to improve functional outcomes in elders with low vision


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    COTA Skills 121
    Working with Elders Who Have Hearing Impairments

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    • Describe sensorineural and conductive hearing losses
    • Describe ways that slow, progressive changes in the auditory system interfere with occupations that require communication
    • List environmental modifications that reduce background noise in homes and institutions
    • Describe possible safety recommendations for home and institutional environments where hearing-impaired elders reside
    • Describe the effect of age-related hearing loss on socialization, communication, and travel and its possible contribution to feelings of isolation for hearing-impaired elders
    • List suggestions for improving communication with hearing-impaired elders
    • Describe possible behaviors that may indicate hearing impairment


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    COTA Skills 122

    Strategies to Maintain Continence in Elders


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    • Determine the prevalence and cost associated with incontinence
    • Indicate common causes of incontinence
    • Review the normal anatomy and physiology of urination and defecation
    • Identify the different types of urinary and fecal incontinence
    • Explain the effect of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act in dealing with the problem of incontinence in nursing homes
    • Specify the role of each team member, emphasizing the importance of an interdisciplinary approach
    • Identify the COTA's role in the management of incontinence
    • List suggestions for the management of incontinence


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    COTA Skills 123
    Dysphagia and Other Eating and Nutritional Concerns with Elders

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    • Discuss the increased incidence of swallowing, eating, and nutritional problems occurring with elders
    • Identify the basic anatomical structures related to swallowing and the swallow sequence
    • Relate the physiological changes and the onset of increased age-related medical conditions with the increased incidence of swallowing problems
    • Identify intervention strategies and precautions for improving oral intake and nutrition
    • Discuss the roles of the team members and the importance of teamwork in addressing swallowing and nutritional concerns
    • Relate ideas for managing different types of feeding problems
    • Discuss the psychological and ethical concerns that are present when swallowing problems develop


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    COTA Skills 124
    Working with Elders Who Have Had Cerebrovascular Accidents

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    • Discuss cerebrovascular accidents by describing the major features of strokes affecting the main arteries of the brain
    • Discuss at least 3 considerations in the OT evaluation of elders who have had a stroke
    • Describe the sequence of facilitating midline alignment while elders are supine, sitting, and standing, and explain the steps to follow when transferring elders from a supine position to the edge of the bed or from a sitting to a standing position
    • Explain precautions for handling an elder's hemiplegic upper extremity


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    COTA Skills 125

    Working with Elders Who Have Dementia and Alzheimers Disease


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    • Describe person-centered care and personhood
    • Gain awareness and sensitivity to the cognitive, physical, and psychosocial needs of elders with AD
    • Describe occupation-focused care and list 5 suggestions to promote wellness through task simplification and modification
    • Identify caregiving techniques, approaches, and interventions that can be used to help empower elders who have AD to participate in daily living tasks
    • Suggest 3 appropriate communication responses to elders with AD
    • Problem solve antecedents and list 3 approaches to refocus unwanted behavioral responses


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    COTA Skills 126
    Working with Elders Who Have Psychiatric Conditions

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    • Understand the prevalence of mental illness among elders
    • Discuss trends in approaches to support well-being, and circumvent the influences of diseases of meaning in daily life
    • Become acquainted with psychiatric diagnoses common among institutionalized and community dwelling elders
    • Describe the importance of considering both mental health and medical conditions when working with elders
    • Identify assessments commonly used by OT practitioners with elders who have mental illness
    • Describe intervention approaches commonly used with elders who have mental illness


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    COTA Skills 127

    Working with Elders Who Have Orthopedic Conditions


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    • Identify 3 causes of fractures in the elder population
    • Identify terminology related to fractures and their management
    • Describe 3 precautions required after a hip pinning and implications of such a procedure relative to occupational performance
    • Describe the precautions required after a total hip replacement and the implications of such a procedure relative to occupational performance
    • Identify adaptive equipment and modified methods of performance that benefit elders with hip fractures
    • Identify the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout
    • Describe the effects of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout on occupational performance
    • Explain the principles of joint protection, work simplification, and energy conservation


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    COTA Skills 128
    Working with Elders Who Have Cardiovascular Conditions

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    • Identify the signs and symptoms of cardiac dysfunction
    • Describe the phases of cardiac rehabilitation
    • Recognize the role of occupational therapy in cardiac rehabilitation
    • Describe assessments, intervention techniques, and precautions used with elders who have cardiac conditions
    • Describe intervention approaches for elders with cardiac conditions in various treatment settings


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    COTA Skills 129
    Working with Elders Who Have Pulmonary Conditions

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    • Define chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    • Identify common symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    • Identify the psychosocial effect of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on elders
    • List conditions that affect the sexual functioning of elders with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    • Describe assessment and intervention for elders with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease


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    COTA Skills 130

    Working with Elders Who Have Oncological Conditions


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    • Identify 4 common oncological diagnoses associated with aging
    • Discuss cancer treatment provided to elders with cancer and the associated side effects
    • Describe the role of OT with the elder cancer patient, and list 3 different approaches that might be used with them
    • Identify 3common complications that elders receiving cancer treatment often face, and discuss the impact of these on the OT intervention process
    • Describe modified approaches to daily occupations that might be used by the COTA when working with an elder who has cancer


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    Cultural Competency 201

    Developing An Appreciation, Sensitivity, Knowledge and Skills in Caring for Those From Other Races, Cultures, Ages, etc.


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    • Develop an appreciation of the impact of culture group, minority group and racial group on the health care relationship
    • Increase sensitivity, knowledge and skills to promote effective intercultural interactions
    • Identify the professional's own cultural identity/judgments /biases and their impact on their behavior and how they are perceived by clients and patients
    • Recognize cultural variables that appear in verbal and non-verbal communication
    • Examine the influence of culture in our patient population
    • Differentiate the provider's culture

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    Cultural Competency 202

    How to Develop the Needed Skills and Understanding to Care for the Rising Latino Population in the US


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    • Examine the historical background of the various Latino/Hispanic groups in the U.S.
    • Develop the skills needed to care for people from Spanish speaking parts of the world
    • Increase our understanding of the cultural traits of Latino/Hispanic groups in the U.S.
    • Summarize specific traits of various Latino/Hispanic groups
    • Recognize how we can narrow the gap between us

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    Cultural Competency 203

    Become a Culturally Competent Provider - Caring for: Asians, Blacks, Middle Easterners, etc.


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    • Develop an appreciation of the impact of culture group, minority group and racial group on the health care relationship.
    • Increase sensitivity, knowledge and skills to promote effective intercultural interactions.
    • Identify our own provider culture/judgments /biases and their impact.
    • Examine characteristics of Asians, Blacks and Middle Easterners.
    • Summarize how to care for patients of these three ethnic/racial groups and how to narrow the gap between us
    • Develop an understanding/plan of how to reach out to these populations.

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    Cultural Competency 204

    Understanding Cultural Competence in Health Care


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    • Describe cultural diversity
    • Recognize the need for cultural competence in health care
    • Explain the concept of health disparity
    • Define culture and cultural competence
    • Differentiate between the concepts of culture, race, ethnicity, diversity, and minority
    • Describe the Cultural Competence Continuum
    • Discuss the interdependency between the levels of cultural competence

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    Cultural Competency 205

    Culture: Perspectives, Myths, and Misconceptions


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    • Discuss the evolution of multicultural policy
    • Describe the phases of multiculturalism
    • Discuss three major perspectives on culture and diversity that have influenced healthcare literature and practice
    • Identify the common myths and misconceptions associated with culture
    • Recognize the paradoxical dilemmas associated with cultural competence

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    Diagnostic Imaging 101

    The Physics of Medical Imaging


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    • Explain the basic science involving the production of x-rays,  computed tomography scans, bone scans, and magnetic resonance imaging
    • Discuss the advantages of having fundamental knowledge regarding how different imaging systems work
    • Become familiar with the production of x-rays
    • List the benefits of digital radiography
    • Discuss the indications for  x-ray vs. CT scan vs. bone scans  vs, MRI
    • Examine the basic physics of MRI
    • Compare and contrast various imaging modalities
    • Discuss clinical application and how being able to interpret radiographs can enhance your treatment


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    Diagnostic Imaging 102

    The Cervical Spine


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    • Recall the five standard cervical spine views and their purposes
    • Identify normal and abnormal alignment of the five standard views
    • Identify normal and abnormal densities or dimensions of the cervical spine
    • Identify normal and abnormal cartilage
    • Identify normal and abnormal soft tissue findings in the cervical spine
    • Identify film abnormalities, given a history and x-ray film
    • Use information from x-ray films to adjust a physical therapy treatment program


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    Diagnostic Imaging 103

    The Hip


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    • Recall the two standard views of the hip joint and their purposes
    • Identify the normal and abnormal alignment in the standard views of the hip and pelvis
    • Identify normal and abnormal densities and dimensions of the hip
    • Identify normal and abnormal cartilage
    • Identify the normal and abnormal presentation of soft tissue
    • Identify film abnormalities, given a history and x-ray film
    • Use that information to adjust a  therapy treatment program, given x-ray film abnormalities


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    Diagnostic Imaging 104

    The Knee


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    • Recall the four standard knee views and their purposes
    • Identify the normal and abnormal alignment of the knee
    • Identify normal and abnormal densities of the knee
    • Identify normal and abnormal cartilage on plain films
    • Identify the normal and abnormal presentation of soft tissue
    • Identify film abnormalities, given a history and x-ray film
    • Use information from x-ray films to adjust a therapy treatment program


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    Diagnostic Imaging 105

    The Shoulder


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    • Recall the seven standard views of the shoulder and AC joint and their purposes
    • Identify the normal and abnormal alignment in the seven standard views of the shoulder and AC joint
    • Identify the normal and abnormal densities of the shoulder
    • Identify the normal and abnormal cartilage
    • Identify the normal and abnormal presentation of soft tissue
    • Identify fi lm abnormalities, given a history and x-ray film
    • Use that information to adjust a treatment program, given x-ray film abnormalities


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    Diagnostic Imaging 106

    The Elbow, Wrist and Hand


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    • Recall the three standard elbow views, three standard wrist views, three standard hand views, two standard thumb views, and the phalanges view and their purposes
    • Identify the normal and pathologic alignment of the standard views of the elbow, wrist, and hand
    • Identify the normal and pathologic dimensions and densities of the elbow, wrist, and hand bones
    • Identify normal and pathologic cartilage
    • Identify the normal and pathologic presentation of soft tissue
    • Identify film abnormalities, given a history and x-ray film
    • Use x-ray film information to adjust a therapy treatment program


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    Diagnostic Imaging 107

    The Leg, Ankle and Foot


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    • Recall the three standard views of the leg and the foot and their purposes
    • Identify normal and pathologic alignment of the standard views
    • Identify normal and pathologic densities and dimensions of the leg, foot, and ankle
    • Identify normal and pathologic cartilage
    • Identify the normal and pathologic presentation of soft tissue
    • Given a history and x-ray film, identify film abnormalities
    • Given x-ray film abnormalities, use that information to adjust a therapy treatment program


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    Differential Diagnosis 101

    Screening the Head, Neck, and Back


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    • Outline 5 components included in the screening model to evaluate the head, neck or back
    • Describe and differentiate 5 viscerogenic causes of neck and back pain
    • List 10 common red flags associated with back pain of a systemic origin
    • Outline and describe 5 causes of back pain in children
    • List, describe 3 clinical signs and symptoms of and differentiate between 3 major headache types
    • Describe systemic origins of headache
    • Describe and analyze 4 origins of thoracic pain
    • Discuss how to differentiate between a disk problem and bony metastases
    • Describe 10 symptoms of neck and back pain and list symptoms and possible causes for differential diagnosis
    • Outline the steps involved for screening for oncologic causes of back pain
    • Outline the screening process for cardiac causes of neck and back pain
    • Outline the screening process for peripheral vascular causes of back pain
    • Outline the screening process for pulmonary causes of neck and back pain
    • Read multiple case studies that highlight clinical application and relevant questions to ask during the patient interview

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    Differential Diagnosis 101 - 105
    Differential Diagnosis for Clinicians

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    Differential Diagnosis 102

    Screening the Sacrum, Sacroiliac and Pelvis


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    • Outline and describe 5 key components for evaluating the sacrum and sacroiliac joint
    • List and describe 5 key factors for sacral fractures
    • Outline and describe 10 causes of coccygeal pain and pelvic pain
    • List and describe 5 red flags associated with pelvic pain
    • List and describe 5 clinical signs associated with cervical cancer
    • Read case studies and highlight clinical application

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    Differential Diagnosis 103
    Screening the Lower Quadrant: Buttock, Hip, Groin, Thigh and Leg

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    • Identify 3 key points used in a screening model to evaluate the lower quadrant
    • Differential systemic vs musculoskelatal causes of buttock and hip pain
    • Identify 10 causes of groin and thigh pain
    • Define and differentiate various causes of leg pain
    • Define and differentiate causes of sciatica
    • Read case studies that highlight clinical application

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    Differential Diagnosis 104
    Screening the Chest, Breast and Ribs

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    • Describe 3 key points in using the screening model to evaluate the chest, breast and ribs
    • Define and differentiate systemic causes of pain from neuromuscular causes of pain
    • Describe 3 key points for screening for oncologic causes of chest or rib pain
    • Describe 3 key points for screening for cardiovascular causes of chest, breast or rib pain
    • Describe 3 key points for screening for gastrointestinal causes of chest, breast or rib pain
    • Read case studies that highlight clinical application

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    Differential Diagnosis 105

    Screening the Shoulder and Upper Extremity


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    • Describe 3 ways to use the screening model for evaluating the shoulder and upper extremity
    • Outline and differentiate systemic and medical conditions as causes of shoulder and upper extremity symptoms
    • Discuss identification and location of pain based on systemic origin
    • Describe the importance of screening for cardiovascular and pulmonary causes of pain
    • Describe the importance of screening for additional and a variety of other causes of shoulder pain

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    Documentation 201

    Payment Policy and Coding


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    • Provide a brief overview of health care reform and its impact on physical therapy and third-party payers in context of reform environment
    • Describe Medicare settings that outpatient services are provided in, as well as the characteristic policies and key compliance elements required by Medicare and other third-party payers
    • Outline Medicare guidelines for documenting skilled therapy services
    • List the components of documentation for Medicare, including initial evaluations including plan of care, progress notes, session notes, reevaluations, and discharge summaries
    • Understand basics of functional limitation reporting, physician quality reporting system and diagnosis coding and CPT coding for billing and payment purposes
    • Summarize guidelines for CPT coding that may facilitate payment for services and minimize payment delays and denials

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    Documentation 202
    Developing and Documenting Effective Goals

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    • Differentiate between goals and outcomes
    • Describe the important aspects of writing goals at the participation, activity, and impairment levels
    • Distinguish between short-term and long-term goals
    • Describe the essential components of a well-written functional goal Identify poorly written goals and make modifications to goals
    • Appropriately document participation and activity goals for a written report

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    Documentation 203

    Documenting the Plan of Care


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    • Identify and describe the components of documentation of the plan of care
    • Appropriately document a plan of care as part of an initial evaluation
    • Discuss the importance of documenting informed consent

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    Documentation 204

    Documentation in Pediatrics


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    • Describe the laws governing documentation in early intervention and school-based settings in the United States
    • Identify commonly used standardized assessments in early intervention and school-based settings
    • Document components of early intervention evaluations and session notes, which are family-centered, child-specific, routines-based, and aligned with the natural environment
    • Document components of school-based evaluations and session notes, which are child-centered and specific to the school setting
    • Create goals for a pediatric client based on best practice standards, including making goals child-centered, context-specific and addressing specific tasks or functional activities

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    Documentation 205
    Documenting Reason for Referral: Health Condition and Participation

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    • Identify and classify various aspects of documenting reason for referral, including a patient’s background information, health condition, medications, past medical history, social history/participation, and prior functional status
    • Explain the 3 key elements of describing a patient's current health condition
    • Discuss the implications of direct access for documenting medical diagnoses
    • Describe the process of conducting an interview to obtain information pertaining to gathering history data
    • Appropriately document elements of reason for referral based on case scenarios

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    Documentation 206

    Documenting Reason for Referral: Participation and Social History


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    • Describe the components of documenting participation, social history, and general health status
    • Describe the usefulness of standardized outcome measures for documenting participation
    • Describe the process of conducting an interview to obtain information pertaining to level of participation, social history, and general health status
    • Document these components with accuracy and specificity
    • Read and analyze clinical examples emphasized with case examples

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    Documentation 207

    Documenting Activities


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    • Define activities and function
    • Discuss the factors involved in deciding which activities should be included in physical therapy documentation, including consideration of benchmark activities
    • Identify and classify various aspects of documenting activities
    • Appropriately categorize activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living
    • Document activities using a skill-based framework

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    Documentation 208
    Documenting Impairments in Body Structure and Function

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    • Define impairments in body structure and function
    • Appropriately classify impairments into categories for documentation purposes
    • Document impairments concisely using appropriate terminology and abbreviations
    • Describe documentation of a systems review
    • Describe the seven characteristics of documenting pain

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Documentation 209

    Documenting the Assessment: Summary and Diagnosis


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    • Explain the role of physical therapists in establishing and documenting a diagnosis
    • Describe the elements of the Assessment section of an evaluation report
    • Appropriately document an Assessment for different case scenarios

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Documentation 210

    Documentation of Occupational Therapy Services


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    • Identify five purposes of documentation
    • Describe the basic technical points that should be adhered to when writing in the medical record
    • Explain why only approved abbreviations should be used in occupational therapy documentation
    • Describe the acceptable method of correcting an error in the medical record
    • Explain why occupational therapy documentation should reflect the terminology outlined in the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework
    • Describe the components of a well-written progress note
    • Identify the different places where documentation is required
    • Briefly summarize the content of the initial evaluation
    • Define assessments as they apply to the occupational therapy process
    • Describe the purpose of the intervention plan
    • Explain why establishment of goals should be a collaborative effort between the client and the therapist

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    Driver Rehab 101

    The Driver Rehabilitation Team


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    • Describe conceptual framework models that driver rehab specialists use.
    • Explain the importance of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health on driver rehab.
    • Describe how technological changes shaped transportation.
    • Explore how the automobile has become a predominant form of transportation.
    • Discuss why older drivers may not want to stop driving.
    • Describe community mobility services.


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    Driver Rehab 102

    Measuring Driving Potential Before Hitting the Road


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    • Discuss who can benefit from the Adapted Driving Decision Guide
    • Recognize the role the clinical evaluation plays in helping to determine a client's readiness to drive
    • Describe the risk factors that contribute to driving cessation
    • Outline the range of assessment tests to administer during the clinical evaluation
    • Explore the role of the driver rehabilitation specialist in assessing drivers with hearing and visual impairments
    • Name and describe the six conceptual domains of cognitive functioning
    • Identify factors that are useful for predicting accidents.
    • Explain why DRS should be familiar with drug categories
    • Describe the different classifications of drugs
    • Discuss the impact that wheeled mobility and seating evals have on driving
    • Compare and contrast the benefits and limitations of driver simulations
    • Identify factors contributing to simulator sickness and how to minimize the effects.


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    Driver Rehab 103

    On-Road Driver Evaluation and Training


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    • Describe the steps involved for on-road eval and training.
    • Increase awareness of issues or potential problems with vehicles in order to help clients select appropriate adaptive equipment and vehicles.
    • Recognize what to ask clients when meeting with them for the first time.
    • Outline 3 of the broader issues surrounding driving evaluation to adopt a client-centered approach.
    • List 5 general principles that should inform on-road evaluations.
    • Know which strategies are appropriate in different situations.
    • Describe the factors that are required for effective implementation of a driver rehabilitation and training program.


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    Driver Rehab 104

    Documenting Driver Rehab Services and Outcomes and Funding for Driver Rehab Services and Equipment


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    • Outline and define the four basic parts of the eval report.
    • List the five steps in interpreting eval results.
    • Identify sources of funding for equipment and services.
    • Discuss the restrictions of each type of funding.
    • Recognize advantages/disadvantages of insurance reimbursement.
    • Explain the importance of documentation.


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    Driver Rehab 105

    Universal Design and the Automobile, Wheeled Mobility Tiedown Systems and In-Vehicle Intelligent Transport Systems


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    • Explain the universal design principles and application to vehicle design process.
    • Identify design considerations for disabled and elderly.
    • Identify three principles for voluntary equipment standards.
    • Describe principles of occupant protection.
    • Explain the importance of intelligent transport systems.
    • Discuss the importance of efficient user interface design.
    • Compare and contrast a range of vehicles to which adaptations could be made.
    • Explain what types of adaptations can be made to enhance motor vehicle usability.
    • Compare and contrast behavioral models for understanding the process of driving cessation.
    • Recognize options specific to the client's community mobility needs.


    Miriam Watson, OTR, CDRS

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    Driver Rehab 106

    Legal and Professional Ethics in Driver Rehab, Research and Evidenced Based Practice and Emergent Functional Brain Imaging and Driver Rehab


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  • Increase awareness of state requirement reporting laws.
  • Discuss ethical issues related to DRS.
  • Recognize the importance of research in driver rehab.
  • Define steps in the research process.
  • Compare and contrast neuroimaging techniques.
  • Explain various imaging modalities and their application for eval driving performance.


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    Driver Rehab 107

    Developing a Driver Rehab Program


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    • Identify key aspects of a business plan.
    • Describe several program delivery models.
    • Discuss the importance of proper staffing.
    • Identify program implementation steps.
    • Explore liability considerations.


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    Driver Rehab 108

    Mobility


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    • Define functional ambulation
    • Discuss the roles of  occupational therapists and other caregivers in functional ambulation
    • Identify safety issues in functional ambulation
    • Recognize basic lower extremity orthotics and ambulation aids
    • Develop goals and plans that can help ambulatory clients resume occupational roles
    • Identify the components necessary to perform a wheelchair evaluation
    • Explain the process of wheelchair measurement and prescription completion
    • Identify wheelchair safety considerations
    • Follow guidelines for proper body mechanics
    • Apply principles of proper body positioning
    • Identify the steps necessary for performing various transfer techniques
    • Identify considerations necessary to determine the appropriate transfer method based on the client ’ s clinical presentation
    • Identify different transportation systems and contexts and the treatment implications each system presents
    • Discuss the multilevel role of the therapist in the occupation of community mobility
    • List performance skills and client factors that should be assessed in a comprehensive driver evaluation
    • Discuss the value of driving within this society and how loss of license or mobility affects participation in occupation
    • Develop awareness of the complexities involved in a driver referral and evaluation
    • Define primary and secondary controls
    • Discuss that driver competency assessment is a specialty practice area requiring advanced training


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Ergonomics 102

    Modern Ergonomics: Using Biomechanics, Feng Shui and Common Sense to Make Your Home and Workplace a Safer and More Productive Environment


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    • Define Ergonomics and summarize its evolution
    • Examine ergonomic guidelines, especially those for sitting at a computer
    • Assess potential patient/client problems in the workplaces commonly treated in Practice
    • Determine the value of modern sit/stand/ and treadmill desks
    • Educate the practitioner to protect him/herself from injury
    • Discuss variations for patients with special needs
    • Explain to the patient/client how to assess his/her own workspace
    • Demonstrate self-care and self-treatment to the patient/client
    • Educate the patient in proper self-treatments to enhance worker safety and health
    • Evaluate daily living situations for children to prevent future problems and reduce current complaints
    • Realize the underestimated value of Feng Shui, lighting and furniture placement for safety

    Robin Mayfield, DC

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    Ethical Awareness 201

    Legal Foundations


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    • Describe the basis of the American legal system
    • Compare and contrast constitutional, statutory, common and administrative law
    • List the differences between criminal and civil law
    • Explain the civil litigation explosion
    • Summarize tort reform


    Richard Saporito, DC

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    Ethical Awareness 202
    Ethical Foundations

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    • Differentiate morals and ethics
    • Explain the purpose of professional codes of ethics
    • Compare and contrast legal and professional health care ethics
    • Define situational ethics
    • Identify the four principles of biomedical ethics


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    Ethical Awareness 203

    The Law of Health Care Malpractice


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    • List the external and internal factors affecting the exposure to malpractice liability
    • Describe the legal basis for imposing malpractice liability of a patient injury
    • Define the concept of abandonment
    • Outline the four elements needed to prove malpractice
    • Compare and contrast ordinary negligence versus professional negligence
    • Explain vicarious liability
    • Summarize defenses to malpractice actions
    • Describe the importance of patient care documentation


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    Ethical Awareness 204
    Intentional Wrongs

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    • Describe the concept of intentional torts
    • Differentiate assault and battery
    • Define defamation, slander and libel
    • Summarize the mandatory reporting requirements for health care professionals
    • Outline the four principle forms of invasion of privacy
    • Classify the types of criminal activity 
    • Describe the steps in a criminal prosecution
    • Explain the classifications of homicide


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    Ethical Awareness 205

    Ethical and Legal Issues in Employment


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    • Differentiate employment at will versus employment under contract
    • Summarize the history of federal regulation of labor – management relations
    • Describe the five major sections of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
    • Recognize sexual harassment in the workplace
    • Define “ordinary reasonable person” as it pertains to sexual harassment
    • Differentiate the vicarious liability of an employer relative to employees and independent contractors
    • Explain the considerations in writing a letter of recommendation
    • Outline the requirements for an enforceable restrictive covenant


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    Ethical Awareness 206
    Business Law and Ethics

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    • Summarize the antitrust laws
    • Discuss the importance of the attorney – heath care professional client relationship
    • Define the elements of a binding contract
    • Explain breach of contract and possible contractual remedies
    • Describe the various forms of business organization
    • Outline the good Samaritan laws
    • Recognize the requirements for HIPAA compliance
    • Assess the necessity and limitations of professional liability insurance


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    Ethical Awareness 207

    Legal and Ethical Issues in Education


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    • Summarize the major federal statutes regulating education
    • Discuss federal education law derived from constitutional protections
    • Outline a risk management strategy for academic discipline in health professional educational programs
    • Assess liability for student conduct in the clinical setting
    • Outline procedures to minimize liability when incorporating students in the clinical setting


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    Ethical Awareness 208
    Ethics in Focus

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    • Explain patient informed consent to intervention
    • List the requirements of sufficient informed consent
    • Describe pertinent considerations in life and death decision making including euthanasia
    • Recognize issues of nondiscrimination against participants in health care delivery
    • Explain pro bono health care services
    • Outline professional practice issues of financial responsibility and gifts
    • Summarize the ethical issues of impaired providers and intra and inter-professional relations
    • Define the ethical issues in research and the informed consent process


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    Ethics 101

    Ethical Communications


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    • Demonstrate the importance of communicating in an ethical manner and what that entails
    • Develop an understanding of what 'spin' is, why it is unethical and how to monitor and minimize/stop it
    • Evaluate the barriers to effective and ethical communication
    • Develop an understanding of exactly what takes place/needs to take place during the provider/client interaction
    • Discover what it is that patients want from their visits to a provider
    • Appraise how to deal with challenging clients and situations
    • Discover how to become a skilled helper by studying the tools of communication
    • Apply listening skills to the provider's repertoire
    • Demonstrate the importance of the impact of nonverbal communication on the caregiver/client relationship
    • Develop, analyze and apply the verbal and nonverbal skills that will help to gather information and support the patient effectively
    • Write an Ethical Communication Protocol (EPC) for your practice


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    Ethics and Aging 201
    Challenges to the Received View

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    • Summarize the history of ethics and aging
    • Define the “Four Principles” approach to bioethics
    • Describe how the focus on autonomy influences medical care for the aging
    • Explain why a singular emphasis on autonomy undermines self-respect and self-identity
    Hour 2
    • Define “Relational” autonomy
    • Explain how a feminist ethic informs the concept of autonomy
    • Summarize the use of the narrative framework in the development of an individual morality
    • Describe communicative ethics

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    Ethics and Aging 202

    Aging and the Aged Body


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    • Explain the role society plays in creating the physical self-image as one ages
    • Describe how physical self-image shapes and is shaped by the older individual’s autonomy competency
    • Compare and contrast the strong social constructionist view of aging with the biological view
    • List ways culture influences how aging women view themselves

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    • Define the term, “Third Age”
    • Describe the circumstances unique to. “getting old”
    • Explain the role of privilege in the modern concepts of aging
    • List the ways communities of meaning and shared discourse can be identity confirming for the aging individual

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    Ethics and Aging 203

    Anti-aging Medicine and Aging and Public Policy


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    • Define anti-aging medicine
    • Compare and contrast the differing opinions on anti-aging medicine
    • List the moral questions associate with the anti-aging movement
    • Describe how the anti-aging movement is viewed from a feminist perspective
    Hour 2
    • Describe how ethics informs policy
    • List impediments to creating a bridge between ethics and public policy
    • Explain the neo-liberal approach to health care policy for the aged
    • Describe how current health care policy towards the aged in the United States can create generational conflict
    • Compare the feminist ethic of care to the neo-liberal approach

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    Ethics and Aging 204
    Care and Justice - Older People at Home

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    • Describe the moral questions concerning home care for the elderly
    • Identify the relationship between the cared for and the care giver
    • Explain the focus of governmental programs for dependent elderly care
    • List the values necessary to support elder care at home

    Richard Saporito, DC

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    Ethics and Aging 205

    The Nursing Home - Beyond Medicalization


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    • Outline the history of the nursing home
    • Describe the evolution of bioethical thought on nursing home care
    • List strategies for creating a more ethical nursing home environment
    • Ways nursing homes can aid residents in addressing end-of-life concerns

    Richard Saporito, DC

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    Ethics and Aging 206
    Working With Clients and Patients

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    • Give examples of the roots of an ageist attitude in the United States
    • Describe the dynamics of the power relationship between care giver and cared for
    • Explain the issues involved in setting boundaries in the institutional environment
    • Describe the difference between independent and relational autonomy

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    Ethics and Aging 207

    What Do We Do Now? Abuse, Neglect, and Self-Neglect


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    • Define elder abuse, neglect and self-neglect
    • Describe the “expressive – collaborative” model of approaching ethics
    • Compare and contrast the classical definition of autonomy with “actual autonomy”
    • Explain how remaining in an abusive / neglectful environment may constitute the best alternative for an individual

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    Ethics and Aging 208
    Alzheimer's Disease and an Ethics of Solidarity

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    • Cite the historical perspective on senility
    • Describe how the pervasive bioethical viewpoint affects the experience of people with dementia
    • Explain the concepts of dignity
    • Compare and contrast various definitions of dignity relative to those with dementia

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    Ethics and Aging 209

    Beyond Rational Control: Caring at the End of Life


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    • List the foundational assumptions that define advance care planning in the United States
    • Differentiate hospice care from palliative care
    • Describe the issues that arise when individual choice is the main focus of advance care planning
    • Explain how the modern culture of medicine influences end – of – life care
    • Compare and contrast the current approach towards end – of – life care with the authors. “bottom up,” approach

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    Ethics and Aging 210
    Aging and Disasters - Facing Natural and Other Disasters

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    • Cite examples of how the elderly have been marginalized during disasters
    • Define what is meant by the “axes of susceptibility”
    • Identify the ethical obligation to the elderly during major disasters
    • Describe how planning, communication and coordination is an ethical imperative in disasters
    • Explain the concept of “place holding,” and how it fits into disaster planning

    Richard Saporito, DC

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    Ethics for Professionals 102

    Ethical Problems, Ethical Distress and Ethical Dilemma's


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    • Identify the goal of professional ethics activity.
    • Describe the basic idea of a caring response and some ways this response in a professional relationship is distinguished from expressions of care in other types of relationships.
    • Identify three component parts of any ethical problem.
    • Describe what an agent is and, more importantly, what it is to be a moral agent.
    • Name the three prototypical ethical problems.
    • Describe the role of emotions in ethical distress.
    • Distinguish between two varieties of ethical distress.
    • Compare the fundamental difference between ethical distress and an ethical dilemma.
    • Define ethical paternalism or parentalism.
    • Describe a type of ethical dilemma that challenges a professionals desire (and duty) to treat everyone fairly and equitably.
    • Identify the fundamental difference between distress or dilemma problems and locus of authority problems.
    • Identify four criteria that will assist you in deciding who should assume authority for a specific ethical decision to achieve a caring response.
    • Become familiar with AOTA and APTA Code of Ethics
    • Become familiar with the Guide to Professional Conduct for PT
    • Indiana PTs - become familiar with the IN PT Rules and Practice Act
    • Texas PTs - become familiar with the TX PT Rules and Practice Act
    • Utah PTs - become familiar with the UT PT Rules and Practice Act


    Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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    Ethics for Professionals 103

    The Analysis of Ethical Problems in Professional Life


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    • Identify six steps in the analysis of ethical problems encountered in everyday professional life and how each plays a part in arriving at a caring response.
    • Describe the central role of narrative and virtue theories in gathering relevant information for a caring response.
    • List four areas of inquiry that will be useful when gathering relevant information to make sure you have the story straight.
    • Describe the role of conduct-related ethical theories and approaches in arriving at a caring response.
    • Describe why imagination is an essential aspect of seeking out the practical alternatives in an ethically challenging situation.
    • Discuss how courage assists you in a caring response.
    • Identify two benefits of taking time to reflect on and evaluate the action afterward.
    • Become familiar with AOTA and APTA Code of Ethics
    • Become familiar with the Guide to Professional Conduct for PT's


    Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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    Ethics for Professionals 104

    Ethics of Confidential Information


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    • Define the terms confidential information and confidentiality.
    • Identify the relationship of a patient's legal right to privacy with his reasonable expectations regarding confidential information.
    • Describe how the telling and keeping of secrets is relevant to understanding the importance of confidentiality.
    • Discuss the ethical norms involved in keeping and breaking professional confidences.
    • Name five general legal exceptions to the professional standard of practice that confidences should not be broken.
    • Consider practical options that a professional can take when faced with the possibility of breaking a confidence.
    • Discuss some important aspects of documentation that affect confidentiality.
    • Compare ethical issues of confidentiality traditionally conceived with those that have arisen because of computerized medical records and patient care information systems.
    • Describe the key ethical strengths and challenges of the recent U.S. federal regulations related to privacy considerations (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996).
    • Become familiar with AOTA and APTA Code of Ethics
    • Review and become familiar with the TX PT Rules
    • Read case scenarios illustrating ethical decision making


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    Ethics for Professionals 105

    Informed Consent


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    • Describe three basic legal concepts that led to the doctrine of informed consent.
    • Describe three approaches to determining the disclosure standard for judging that a patient or client has been informed.
    • Discuss three major aspects of the process of obtaining informed consent.
    • Distinguish "general consent" from "special consent" documents.
    • Differentiate between the never-competent and once-competent patient or client and the challenges posed by each in regard to informed consent.
    • Compare informed consent as it is used in health care practice and in human studies research.
    • Describe some considerations one must always take into account to be sure one is being culturally competent and honoring cultural difference when informed consent is the standard.


    Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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    Ethics for Professionals 200

    Ethics in the Practice of Occupational Therapy


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    • Give 1 definition of ethics as it is related to the field of OT.
    • Define the difference between an ethical dilemma and ethical distress.
    • When presented with or confronted with a specific ethical problem, identify the ethical principle that must be considered in practice and that relate to AOTA and/of NBCOT Principles of Ethics.
    • List and explain at 4 professional behaviors that reflect the issues that members of AOTA frequently raise.
    • Following the process of ethical decision making, determine how to handle a particular situation with consideration of the principles of the Code of Ethics.
    • Become familiar with the general rules governing the practice of OT


    Stephanie Lancaster, OTR

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    Ethics for Professionals 201
    The Basics of Ethics

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    • Define ethics and explain the different branches of ethics
    • Examine the importance of ethics in healthcare Understand the differences between ethics, morals, and values
    • Describe the importance of a code of ethics for healthcare professionals Describe the difference between standards of practice and standards of care Relate specific ethical theories to healthcare situations
    • Apply on of the ethical decision-making models to a specific ethical healthcare dilemma
    • Explain the function of an ethics committee
    • Review the Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics in detail
    • State the 6 principles of the Code including 3 related standards of conduct for each principle


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Feeding Intervention 101

    The Basics of Feeding


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    • Define 5 factors that influence feeding, eating, and mealtime occupations.
    • Outline the sequence of typical feeding and self-feeding skills.
    • Describe how feeding contributes to and reflects the parent-child relationship.
    • Analyze how a disability can interfere with feeding interactions.
    • Explain the evaluation of and intervention for oral sensory and motor impairments as they affect feeding skills of children.
    • Define and describe swallowing disorders and intervention for swallowing problems.


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    Fibromyalgia 104

    Bodywork Approaches to Fibromyalgia


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    • Review different bodywork approaches in the treatment of fibromyalgia
    • Compare and contrast 3 patterns of dysfunction seen in patients with fibromyalgia
    • Examine the soft tissue stress response sequence
    • Differentiate responses between postural and phasic muscles
    • Discuss important tests involved in the assessment and treatment of patients with fibromyalgia
    • Examine the neuromuscular technique
    • Describe 3 Muscle Energy Techniques
    • Analyze positional release variations and rules of treatment
    • Become familiar with respiratory function assessments and responses
    • Outline a summary of soft tissue approaches to treat fibromyalgia


    Ruth Coopee, MT, OT, CHT

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    Fibromyalgia 107

    Fibromyalgia and Related Disorders


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    • Discuss the treatment of fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome
    • Become familiar with differential diagnosis for fibromyalgia
    • Outline and describe the epidemiology and clinical presentation of fibromyalgia
    • Describe the pharmacological management of fibromyalgia
    • Describe 5 functional outcomes in chronic muscle pain


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Geriatric Rehab 101

    Geriatric Pharmacology


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    • Outline the pattern of drug use in older adults
    • List 5 common adverse drug reactions in older adults
    • Define and differentiate drug classes commonly used in older adults and their impact on therapy
    • Become familiar with drugs used for treatment of pain, cardiac conditions, respiratory and gastrointestinal drugs
    • Outline strategies for coordinating therapy with drug treatment


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    Geriatric Rehab 102

    Exercise and Physical Activity for Older Adults


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    • Outline and describe the role of physical activity for older adults
    • Outline the physical stress theory
    • Outline and define 5 elements of an exercise prescription
    • Become familiar with 5 types of exercises for older adults including aquatics, Tai Chi, stretching, strengthening and plyometrics


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    Geriatric Rehab 103

    Cognition in the Aging Adult


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    • Outline characteristics of depression and methods of assessment in older adults
    • Define and differentiate 5 common depression scales
    • Become familiar with drugs used in depression
    • Outline and understand the cognitive decline and dementia in older adults
    • Compare and contrast dementia and alzheimer's disease in older adults and 3 methods of management


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    Geriatric Rehab 104

    Evaluation of the Acute and Medically Complex Patient


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    • Analyze 3 reasons for the importance of the chart review in the evaluation of the acute and medically complex patient
    • List 5 causes and clinical signs of electrolyte abnormality
    • Review and describe 5 causes and signs of acid-base imbalances
    • Outline the process of completing a systems review of the patient
    • Become familiar with signs and symptoms of nutrional deficiency
    • Outline signs associated with coronary artery disease and heart failure
    • Outline signs associated with sepsis, vertigo, dehydration and metabolic syndrome


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    Geriatric Rehab 105

    Impaired Aerobic Capacity/Endurance


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    • Define 3 factors that influence aerobic capacity in older adults
    • Describe the physiology of aerobic capacity and exercise
    • List tests and measures to assess aerobic capacity and endurance
    • Describe commonly used scales including angina, dyspnea, claudication and perceived exertion scales
    • Review and outline 3 methods for evaluation, diagnosis and prognosis of older adults with aerobic impairment
    • List and describe 5 interventions used with older adults with aerobic impairment


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    Geriatric Rehab 106

    Impaired Muscle Performance


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    • Outline changes in muscle structure and function associated with aging
    • Outline changes in metabolic function associated with aging
    • Become familiar with evidence-supported suggestions for resistance training
    • Describe adaptations in muscle power, strength, size and composition with resistance exercise
    • Discuss nutritional intake as a countermeasure for sarcopenia


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    Geriatric Rehab 107

    Impaired Motor Control


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    • Define and differentiate common motor control impairments including paresis, abnormal tone, fractionated movement deficits, ataxia, hypokinesia, somatosensory loss, and perceptual deficits
    • Outline and explain at least 5 tests to assess motor control impairment
    • Become familiar with diagnosis and prognosis of motor control impairments
    • Compare and contrast 3 movement system diagnostic categories for motor control impairments
    • Discuss current evidence underlying impaired motor control interventions


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    Geriatric Rehab 108

    Impaired Posture


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    • Differentiate normal and abnormal postures
    • List and define 5 age-related changes that influence spinal alignment
    • Explain common spinal conditions such as osteoporosis, spinal osteoarthritis and spinal stenosis
    • Outline and describe the role of therapy in managing patients with postural dysfunctions
    • Become familiar with evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis and developing plan of care with patients with postural dysfunction
    • Examine external supports used with patients with postural dysfunction


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    Geriatric Rehab 109

    Ambulation: Impact of Age-Related Changes on Functional Mobility


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    • Explain characteristics of gait and changes that occur with aging
    • Outline and define pathologic gait changes
    • Define speed, distance and general requirements for functional ambulation
    • Outline components involved with examining and evaluating gait
    • Become familiar with interventions and develop plan of care for patients with gait changes


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    Geriatric Rehab 110

    Balance and Falls


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    • Outline and describe the seriousness of the problem of falling
    • List 5 risk factors for falling
    • Outline the balance and postural control centers of the body
    • Examine 5 evaluation techniques for assessing balance and risk of falls
    • Outline 3 tests and measures for balance and falls
    • Describe the importance of neuromuscular testing in balance and falls
    • Define and differentiate 5 functional balance measures
    • Become familiar with balance training and exercise interventions


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    Geriatric Rehab 111

    Management of Urinary Incontinence in Men and Women


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    • Explain the mechanism of continence
    • Outline the pathophysiology of incontinence
    • List 3 risk factors for urinary incontinence
    • Become familiar with 3 interventions for incontinence including pelvic floor muscle exercises, biofeedback, electrical stimulation, behavioral interventions, weight loss, fluid management, pharmacologic interventions and more
    • Describe the physical exam in regards to incontinence
    • Become familiar with 5 outcome measures for urinary incontinence


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    Geriatric Rehab 112

    Conservative Pain Management for Older Adults


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    • Become familiar with the prevalence, challenges and costs of pain management in older adults
    • Describe the biophysical model of persistent pain
    • List age-related changes associated with pain
    • Outline methods of examination and evaluation of the patient with pain
    • Outline a plan of care and list 5 interventions for patients with pain
    • Review case studies that highlight clinical management of pain


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    Geriatric Rehab 113

    Wellness for the Aging Adult


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    • Summarize the importance of wellness for the aging adult
    • Identify and describe 3 domains of wellness
    • Outline methods of screening for physical activity and wellness programs
    • Review baseline measure for physical activity and exercise focused wellness programs
    • List the importance of strength training and aerobic training and the enhancement of mobility


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    Geriatric Rehab 114

    Hospice and End of Life


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    • Define and describe the concept of a "good death"
    • Outline and describe the physiological process of dying
    • Examine 3 progressive changes that occur in the final months or terminal phase
    • List 5 physiologic signs of approaching death
    • List 5 psychosocial and spiritual signs, symptoms and interventions for the actively dying
    • Become familiar with hospice and palliative care
    • Review models of physical therapy practice in hospice and palliative care


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    Geriatric Rehab 115
    Falls, Footwear, and Podiatric Interventions in Older Adults

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    • Describe the association between footwear and falls and list 5 suboptimal design features which contributes to falls
    • List 5 common changes that occur in the foot with age and why ill-fitting shoes are a precursor to falls
    • List and describe 5 common risk factors for falls in individuals with diabetes mellitus, rheumatoid arthritis and Parkinson’s disease
    • Describe future new directions and novel footwear devices that are being used to provide substitute sensory cues at the feet to help improve balance and gait
    • Describe how footwear, insoles, and orthoses are gaining popularity as an integral component of falls prevention strategies


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Geriatric Rehab 116
    Balance Problems and Fall Risks in the Elderly

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    • Discuss the demographics and scope of problem of falls
    • Outline and describe 6 key conditions that should be included in a patient assessment when considering fall risk
    • List 4 risk factors, including neurologic, cardiovascular and musculoskeletal disorders, that are associated with gait and balance disorders
    • Describe the 8 components that are key factors in the physical examination when evaluating an older adult for risk of falling
    • Outline and describe pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic strategies for the prevention and management of falls


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Geriatrics 103
    Breaking down the biomechanical and biochemical aspects of longevity

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    • Breakdown the biomechanical processes of spinal degeneration
    • Explain the biochemical processes that occur in the geriatric population in 
    • Differentiate between various diagnosis of structural and chemical conditions seen in geriatric patients
    • Analyze the radiological findings and how they influence clinical decisions
    • Explain Syndrome X and how it affects physiology
    • Differentiate trauma and its late effects on the body

    Michelle Binkowski, DC

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    Geriatrics 200

    Effects of Aging on the Cardiovascular System


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    • List 3 changes in the vascular structure that occur with age
    • Discuss the endothelial function in aging
    • Outline 5 effects of aging on the structure of the heart
    • Describe the response of the aging heart on exercise
    • Describe and analyze myocardial function in the aging heart at rest

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Geriatrics 201

    Bone and Joint Aging


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    • Outline 3 functions of the musculoskeletal system
    • List 5 changes that occur with aging in articular cartilage
    • List 5 changes that occur with aging in the skeleton including structural and metabolic changes
    • List 3 changes that occur with aging in soft tissue
    • Examine and list 5 consequences of bone and joint aging

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Geriatrics 202

    Normal Cognitive Aging


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    • Describe attention and processing speed as it relates to aging
    • Describe age-related changes that occur in short term and long term memory
    • Become familiar with 1 method for evaluating executive functions
    • List lifestyle factors associated with aging and describe how they may be affected
    • Compare and describe how social activities and health factors are effected by cognitive aging

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Geriatrics 203

    Diagnosis and Management of Coronary Artery Disease


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    • Describe the clinical manifestations of CAD
    • Outline and describe 5 techniques for diagnosis CAD
    • List 5 risk factors for CAD
    • Outline the protocol for therapy for stable angina
    • Become familiar with acute coronary syndromes

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Geriatrics 204

    Hypertension


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    • Become familiar with the epidemiology of hypertension
    • Describe the pathogenesis associated with hypertension
    • List 5 risk factors for hypertension
    • Outline 5 complications of hypertension
    • Describe the management and treatment of hypertension

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Geriatrics 205

    Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease


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    • Become familiar with the incidence and epidemiology of COPD in the elderly
    • Describe the pathogenesis of COPD
    • Become familiar with medications used to treat asthma
    • Outline management techniques for the treatment of asthma
    • Examine and compare differential diagnosis of asthma and COPD

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Geriatrics 206

    Dementia Diagnosis


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    • Review and define definitions of dementia
    • List 3 risk factors for dementia
    • Become familiar with other disorders associated with dementia
    • Describe clinical features in differential diagnosis of dementia
    • Identify 3 key points of dementia

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    Geriatrics 207

    Presentation and Clinical Management of Dementia


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    • Describe diagnostic criteria in the presentation of dementia
    • Describe aspects of cognition, ADL and behavior affected by dementia
    • Become familiar with differential diagnosis for dementia
    • Outline the management of dementia including pharmacologic and non drug therapies
    • Review arguments for and against disclosure of a diagnosis of dementia

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Geriatrics 208

    Alzheimer's Disease


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    • Describe the pathology and mechanisms of Alzheimer's
    • Describe the genetics of Alzheimer's
    • Outline clinical criteria for the diagnosis of Alzheimer's
    • Describe components of a clinical evaluation for Alzheimer's
    • Review treatment for Alzheimer's
    • List behavioral symptoms in Alzheimer's

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Geriatrics 209

    Parkinsonism and Other Movement Disorders


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    • Outline and describe the classification of movement disorders
    • List and describe the clinical features of Parkinson's Disease
    • List 10 causes of Parkinson's Disease
    • Describe the neuropathology of Parkinson's Disease
    • List 5 drugs used to treat motor impairments in Parkinson's Disease
    • Become familiar with hyperkinetic movement disorders

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Geriatrics 209 - 210

    Parkinsonism, Other Movement Disorders and Neuromuscular Disorders


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    • Outline and describe the classification of movement disorders
    • List and describe the clinical features of Parkinson's Disease
    • List 10 causes of Parkinson's Disease
    • Describe the neuropathology of Parkinson's Disease
    • List 5 drugs used to treat motor impairments in Parkinson's Disease
    • Become familiar with hyperkinetic movement disorders
    • Outline  features of neuromuscular disorders according to location
    • Outline  features of peripheral neuropathies including diabetic neuropathy
    • Become familiar with neurogenic claudication and spinal stenosis
    • Describe inflammatory myopathy
    • Review and differentiate endocrine and metabolic myopathies

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Geriatrics 210

    Neuromuscular Disorders


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    • Outline  features of neuromuscular disorders according to location
    • Outline  features of peripheral neuropathies including diabetic neuropathy
    • Become familiar with neurogenic claudication and spinal stenosis
    • Describe inflammatory myopathy
    • Review and differentiate endocrine and metabolic myopathies

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Geriatrics 211

    Ethical and Legal Aspects of OT Practice with Older Adults


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    • Explain ethical principles and how they relate to practice with older adults
    • Discuss legal obligations of occupational therapy practice
    • Describe client errors and appropriate responses to errors made
    • Explain aspects of professional liability
    • Discuss how to address fraud and abuse in occupational therapy practice

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    Geriatrics 212
    Foundations of Evidence-Based Gerontological OT Practice

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    • Describe the evolution of and rationale for evidence-based practice within the OT profession and the relationship between evidence-based practice and ethical gerontological OT practice
    •  Describe the steps for implementing evidence-based practice and the online information tools and resources for acquiring research evidence
    • Identify the research designs that are appropriate for answering different types of questions in OT practice and describe the techniques for evaluating these studies
    •  Describe practical strategies for implementing evidence-based practice in gerontological OT
    •  Describe future trends in applying and implementing evidence-based practice in OT


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Geriatrics 213

    Approaches to Screening and Assessment in Gerontological OT, OT Intervention Process with Aging Adults


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    Part I: Approaches to Screening and Assessment in Gerontological OT

    • Describe selection of assessment tools that suit continuous quality improvement concepts within an evidencebased, client-centered care model
    • Identify the methods, challenges, and uses of assessment in gerontological OT
    • Describe considerations in assessment instrument selection for good practice, including utility of standardized and nonstandardized instruments, determination of reliability and validity, and suitability for client sample review some of the factors OTs must take into account when choosing or designing assessment tools

    Part II: OT Intervention Process with Aging Adults

    •    Describe the major steps in the occupational therapy intervention process
    •    Understand why it is important to encourage client input and client choice in occupational therapy goal setting
    •    Explain how life roles and meaningful occupations change in later life
    •    Describe three actions occupational therapy practitioners can take during therapy with their older adult clients to enhance their clients’ participation in meaningful occupations
    •    Give examples of how knowledge about the ethnicity and socioeconomic background of the client can enrich the practice of occupational therapists



    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Geriatrics 214
    Age-Related Biological System Changes and Gerontological OT - Musculoskeletal System

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    • Describe how the aging process changes each of the musculoskeletal structures as it relates to functional task performance.
    • Describe common musculoskeletal disorders in the older adult, particularly osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, fractures, back pain, lumbar spinal stenosis, and degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis.
    • List and explain the principles of joint protection and adjunct interventions involved in the management of rheumatoid arthritis.
    • Identify the three stages of rheumatoid arthritis and treatment goals associated with each stage.
    • Describe the treatment choices that occupational therapists have for clients with lumbar spinal stenosis and degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis.
    • Describe the effects of changes that occur in the mobility of older adults.
    • Describe the management, considerations and precautions, and importance of exercise in occupation-based intervention.
    • List and describe the factors causing falls in older adults and the effects of musculoskeletal changes.
    • Describe occupation-based interventions in the management of musculoskeletal conditions.
    • Discuss the psychological effects of mobility impairments in older adults.


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    Geriatrics 215

    Physiological and Neurological System Changes with Aging and Related OT Interventions


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    • Describe how the aging process changes physiologic and neurologic functions relative to occupational performance
    • Describe common physiologic and neurologic disorders in older adults, particularly cardiac, respiratory, genitourinary, gastrointestinal, integumentary, and neurologic, their sequelae, and implications for OT practice
    • Discuss energy conservation, work simplification, and conditioning strategies that OTs typically use with aging adults to support occupational performance
    • Describe occupational-based interventions in the management of falls in the presence of physiologic and neurologic conditions
    • Discuss the psychological effects of physiologic and neurologic disorders in older adults


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    Geriatrics 216

    Occupational Therapy Interventions for Older Adults with Low Vision


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    • Define low vision
    • Identify diseases and conditions associated with low vision in older adults
    • Distinguish low vision from the typical vision changes associated with aging
    • Understand the function and components of vision
    • Identify components of low-vision evaluation
    • Understand how lighting, magnification, contrast, and working distance affect function
    • Identify strategies to improve the use of remaining vision for everyday tasks and occupations
    • Be familiar with referral sources to support older adults with low vision
    • Describe opportunities available for professional development for low-vision practice


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    Geriatrics 217
    Nutrition, Occupational Performance, and the Phenomenology of Food in Later Life

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    • Understand how undernutrition can lead to poor overall health outcomes in older adults
    • List three common nutritional deficiencies in older adults
    • Understand the role nutrition plays in chronic disease
    • Recognize that foods can often interact with commonly used drugs
    • Describe appropriate occupational therapy interventions to assist older adults who have feeding problems, including interventions targeting food preparation
    • List and explain the use of adaptive devices that can assist frail older adults with self-feeding
    • Discuss factors that might impede eating and swallowing and related intervention approaches
    • Summarize feeding techniques that caregivers should know to optimally assist an older adult with feeding problems
    • Understand the relevance of social, cultural, and personal meanings of food and eating in the everyday lives of older adults
    • Discuss gender differences in the meaning of food and eating in later life
    • Comprehend various meanings of food among residents in long-term care settings


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    Geriatrics 218

    Oral Health for Aging Adults


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    • Discuss the relationship between general health, oral health, and quality of life in older adults
    • Relate the interprofessional roles of dentistry, occupational therapy, and nursing for older adults’ access to oral care
    • Describe age-related changes in oral physiology
    • Identify oral diseases that are prevalent among older adults and write a descriptive referral
    • Explain how the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework guides interventions for oral care
    • Discuss the significance of the long-term care environment for oral health
    • Identify risk factors and preventive measures for aspiration pneumonia
    • Provide recommendations for oral hygiene and denture care for those who need assistance or are unable to care for themselves
    • Recommend assistive technology for oral care for older adults with disabilities
    • Identify strategies for addressing the challenges of providing oral care for clients with care-resistant behavior


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    Geriatrics 219
    Pharmacology, Pharmacy, and the Aging Adult: Implications for Occupational Therapy

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    • Identify major environmental influences on medication use in older adults
    • Define polypharmacy and explain its role in medication related problems
    • Define medication adherence and explain barriers to adherence that commonly affect older adult
    • Describe the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic changes that occur with age
    • Define and provide examples of common medication related problems
    • Describe how the occupational therapy process integrates with various pharmacology and medication-use issues


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    Geriatrics 220

    Cognitive Executive Abilities in Aging and Everyday Life


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    • Describe the concept and structure of executive function
    • Explain the relationship between executive function and functional status among older adults
    • Select assessment tools and approaches for evaluating executive function
    • Identify cognitive, physical, and social interventions for maintaining and improving executive function and functional abilities in daily activities among older adults
    • Examine current best evidence for applying research on executive function to occupational therapy services for older adults


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    Geriatrics 221
    Gerontological Occupational Therapy: Conceptual Frameworks, Historical Contexts, and Practice Principles

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    • Review basic gerontological concepts and theories
    • Discuss theoretical frameworks of gerontology within occupational science and OT theoretical perspectives
    • Provide historical and global contexts that underscore the significance of the field of gerontology in general and gerontological occupational therapy in particular
    • Provide an overview of the history of and the challenges and opportunities inherent in gerontological OT
    • Discuss the contributions and application of gerontological concepts to OT interventions
    • Provide conceptual guidelines for facilitating occupation-based interventions with older adults


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    Geriatrics 222
    Looming Disease Burden Associated with the Aging Process: Implications for Occupational Therapy

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    • Introduce concepts that link public health and OT Discuss historic and current OT practice trends that emphasize these links
    • Relate relevant theoretical models applied to public health and OT practice and research
    • Describe the global aging and demographic population shifts currently under way
    • Compare and contrast trends in health and aging between developed and developing nations
    • Interpret predictions for the future of aging with special emphasis on the case of the United States
    • Define major disease and health issues affecting aging and lifespan in the United States
    • Define the context of aging, including the perspective of families and caregivers
    • Articulate the significance and implications of the trends and predictions regarding aging populations in the United States and other countries for OT practice, research, and service


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    Geriatrics 223

    Theoretical Models Relevant to Gerontological Occupational Therapy Practice


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    • Identify theories and models of aging; gain understanding of the validity of and exceptions to universal applications of each theory
    • Envision possible applications of theories and models of aging to OTs’ gerontology-based practice
    • Interpret perspectives/theories of aging from an occupational viewpoint
    • Interpret information derived from aged persons themselves regarding their views on elements of successful aging
    • Compare similarities between the development of the disciplines of gerontology and OT
    • Discuss attempts to define and identify successful aging from a variety of viewpoints


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    Geriatrics 224
    Occupational Therapy Intervention Process with Aging Adults

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    • Describe the major steps in the OT intervention process
    • Understand why it is important to encourage client input and client choice in OT goal setting
    • Explain how life roles and meaningful occupations change in later life
    • Describe three actions OT practitioners can take during therapy with their older adult clients to enhance their clients’ participation in meaningful occupations
    • Give examples of how knowledge about the ethnicity and socioeconomic background of the client can enrich the practice of occupational therapists


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    Geriatrics 225

    Mental Health and Common Psychiatric Disorders Associated with Aging


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    • Identify appropriate OT evaluations for use with older adults with psychiatric challenges and disorders
    • Review OT interventions and strategies applied to older adults with psychiatric challenges and disorders
    • Identify members of the interprofessional mental health team and the distinct value each brings to their professional roles


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    Geriatrics 226
    Spirituality and Aging

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    • Assist the client in identifying his or her spiritual needs
    • Understand spirituality as a domain of meaningful activities that may be enhanced by appropriate OT interventions
    • Discuss the relevance of theories of occupational science, OT, and gerontology to the understanding of spiritual well-being
    • Articulate aspects of religion or spirituality most useful for working with the older client
    • Determine the appropriate use of spiritual/religious support for the individual client
    • Identify the role of OT in the interdisciplinary team process for providing spiritual support


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    Geriatrics 227

    Successful Aging


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    • Provide a critical overview of the concept of successful aging
    • Describe the roles that culture, cultural diversity, and retirement play in the experiences and expectations of aging
    • Define successful aging from an OT perspective
    • Explore evidence-based research related to successful aging
    • Discuss strategies for training the current and future health-care workforce


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    Geriatrics 228
    The Physical Environment and Aging

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    • Review alternative theoretical approaches to understanding the relationship between a person and their physical environment
    • Understand older adults’ use of and attribution of meaning to their physical environment
    • Recognize the need for environmental modification and adjustment associated with relocation
    • Provide approaches to effective OT practice that acknowledge the role of the physical environment in affecting well-being
    • Understand how to conduct an OT assessment of physical environments


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    Geriatrics 229
    Driving and Transportation: Dementia as a Model for Evaluation, Decision Making, and Planning

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    • Review how aging and disease may impair the ability to drive
    • Discuss important related topics such as mobility counseling, which includes public and/or private options for transportation
    • Examine mobility challenges within the context of dementia, given the ubiquitous nature of the disease, and knowing it is a common disease of aging and frequently encountered in driving evaluation clinics


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    Geriatrics 230

    Assistive Technology: Supports for Aging Adults


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    • Appreciate how population aging affects the need for OT services, and how the application of various assistive technologies will increasingly become part of and aid in those services
    • Understand and be able to apply to OT practice some conceptual models linking humans to their environmental contexts, when various technologies are added
    • Understand and appreciate other fields’ conceptual models to improve one’s interprofessional competencies
    • Become more fully aware of various low- and high-technology devices and technologies that can aid in the provision of OT services to the aged and disabled
    • Understand that despite the push for the latest gadgets and gizmos, several low-tech devices continue to best serve older clients
    • Understand and be better able to practice in a care environment that will increasingly utilize automation, home and behavior monitoring, telehealth, and other smart technologies
    • Be able to apply general concepts learned about the strengths and weaknesses of current technologies covered in this lesson to opportunities and threats posed by future technological developments


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    Geriatrics 231
    Families and Aging: The Lived Experience

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    • Identify societal contexts of aging, especially in regard to social roles and attitudes toward aging
    • Appraise dynamics of older adults and their families as they are affected by social and cultural factors
    • Discuss the lived experience of growing older within diverse family contexts
    • Plan collaborative practices as an occupational therapist with older adults, families, and other health-care professionals

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    Geriatrics 232
    U.S. Health Care System Overview and the Occupational Therapy Services Interface

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    • Differentiate and describe the U.S. medical health-care and public health systems
    • Describe the continuum of care within the medical health-care system
    • Discuss OT health promotion strategies throughout the continuum of care
    • Explain the signifi cance of access to care
    • Define utilization, overutilization, and underutilization
    • Discuss sources of reimbursement for health care, and their relevance to services for older adults

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    Geriatrics 233

    The Role of Occupational Therapy in Acute and Subacute Care with Aging Adults


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    • Identify the role of the OT working with older adults in both acute care and subacute care settings
    • Explain the evaluation process in the acute care setting and the post acute (subacute) care setting while working with older adults
    • Describe the OT intervention process in acute and subacute care
    • Explain the role OT plays in determining the next best level of care for older adults once they are discharged from the hospital
    • Describe the role that falls play in acute care admissions and their effects on the health and well-being of older adults
    • Discuss the financial implications of falls

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    Geriatrics 234
    Long-Term Care: The Role of Occupational Therapists in Transformative Practice, Home: An Evolving Context for Health Care

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    • Provide an overview of long-term care
    • Describe the history of long-term care in the United States
    • Discuss current OT education for long-term care practice
    • Envision innovative, transformative long-term care practice

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    • Recognize the value of home care for older adults
    • Distinguish the potential funding sources for home care services
    • Describe conceptual models that guide home care practice
    • Explain cultural considerations when working with older adults in their homes
    • Describe the relevance of using a problem-solving approach with older adults in home care

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    Geriatrics 235

    Intradisciplinary and Interdisciplinary Processes in Gerontological Care


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    • Identify the value of the interdisciplinary team model as it relates to older adults
    • Discuss and differentiate the different types of teams and the significance of each
    • Explain the OT/COTA intraprofessional role delineation process and expectations in geriatric/gerontologic settings
    • Identify the most common goals of health-care teams
    • Identify and discuss the stages of team development
    • Identify five components of behavior necessary to create effective health-care teams
    • State how “good” teams develop and remain relevant
    • Discuss team communication and its importance as it relates to effective and efficient teaming
    • Discuss leadership roles of working with health-care team change
    • Discuss conflict as it relates to teams
    • Discuss the characteristics of effective teams outlined by Geriatric Interdisciplinary Team Training
    • Discuss how health-care teams are assessed

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    Geriatrics 236
    Occupational Therapists as Change Agents

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    • Understand the nature of context and sociocultural infl ences in communities of aging adults
    • Appreciate the challenges of daily living within marginalized populations of aging adults
    • Gain an understanding of intergenerational roles and ways that OTs may support related positive relationships
    • Recognize the importance of relevant, meaningful, and participatory program planning with aging adults
    • Understand fundamental steps in innovative program planning
    • Identify qualities required to serve as an effective OT change agent in communities of aging adults

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    Geriatrics 237

    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Elderly Patients


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    • Describe two different criteria used to determine the prevalence of COPD
    • List three factors that will contribute to the increased prevalence of COPD
    • List and describe three physiologic changes that occur in the lung
    • Describe 3 clinical symptoms associated with COPD and describe diagnosis including lung function tests and the use of chest CT scans
    • Outline and examine 3 interventions commonly used in the management and treatment of COPD
    • Describe the significance and goals of a pulmonary rehabilitation program

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    Geriatrics 237 - 240
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    Geriatrics 238

    The Effects of Aging on Lung Structure and Function


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    • List and describe 3 changes in lung structure associated with aging
    • List and describe 3 changes in extrapulmonary structure
    • Analyze 3 changes in respiratory mechanics that occur with aging and lead to predictable changes in lung function
    • Describe changes in gas exchange that occur with aging
    • Outline and describe the use of 2 lung function tests used in the elderly
    • Describe the synergistic effect of age-related changes in lung structure and function on lung disease

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    Geriatrics 239
    Evaluation of Dyspnea in the Elderly

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    • Outline and describe 5 mechanisms of dyspnea including; sensory receptors, afferent impulses, integration and processing within the central nervous system, psychological factors and neuromodulation
    • Analyze 4 unique descriptors of dyspnea in the elderly including prevalence, impact, respiratory sensation and dyspnea during exercise
    • Describe a comprehensive approach for assessment of the elderly individual with dyspnea
    • List and describe 5 strategies used to relieve dyspnea
    • Describe the role of acupuncture as an emerging treatment for dyspnea

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    Geriatrics 240

    Lung Cancer in the Older Patient


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    • Become familiar with the epidemiology of lung cancer in the elderly and describe 2 risks and age-related disparities in lung cancer
    • Define and differentiate local therapy vs. systemic therapy and give an example of each.
    • Define and describe the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA)
    • Describe local treatment strategies including; surgical resection, radiation therapy, radiofrequency ablation
    • Describe systemic treatment strategies including; adjuvant chemotherapy, locally advanced disease, advanced disease, small cell lung cancer, immunotherapy and targeted therapies for actionable mutations


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    Geriatrics 241
    Falls in the Geriatric Patient

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    • Outline and describe the 4 categories for fall risk factors defined by the World Health Organization, including; biologic, behavioral, environmental, and socioeconomic
    • Identify the 3 questions that should be asked of patients about fall history
    • Outline 3 fall prevention interventions or areas of assessment
    • Compare and contrast 4 evidence-based, community-based programs: A Matter of Balance, Otega Exercise Program, Stepping On and Tai Chi Describe important behavioral aspects of fall prevention
    • Describe important behavioral aspects of fall prevention


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    Geriatrics 242
    Behavioral Problems and Dementia

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    • List and describe the 3 behavioral problems in people with dementia including apathy, agitation, and rejection of care/aggression
    • Describe and differentiate agitation vs. rejection of care/aggression and list 1 key factor in symptom management of each condition
    • List and describe 2 nonpharmacologic interventions that can be used in managing behavioral symptoms in people with dementia
    • List 10 problematic behaviors that are commonly evaluated using the Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory scale
    • List 3 other conditions that include apathy as a feature or characteristic


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    Hand Clinics 102

    Wrist Anatomy and Surgical Approaches


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    • Describe all of the anatomical features of the wrist
    • Outline 10 different surgical approaches to the wrist
    • Become familiar with techniques for various surgical approaches to the wrist
    • List an indication for each surgical approach to the wrist
    • Become familiar with the indication for and technique of applying an external fixator


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    Hand Clinics 103

    Management of Scaphoid Nonunions


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    • List 3 important factors in determining approach to treatment
    • Outline 4 recommended techniques for surgical correction of a scaphoid nonunion
    • Define indications for a volar vs. a dorsal surgical approach
    • List 5 complications following scaphoid nonunion surgery
    • Desccribe and explain when salvage procedures are used


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    Hand Clinics 104

    The Diagnosis and Treatment of Scapholunate Instability


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    • Describe the pathophysiology of scapholunate (SL)  instability
    • Describe the mechanism for SL instability
    • List 5 techniques for diagnosing SL instability
    • Define and differentiate the clinical stages of SL instability
    • Outline treatment for SL instability


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    Hand Clinics 105

    Complications of Distal Radius Fractures


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    • Become familiar with the incidence of distal radius fx and rate of complications
    • List 5 immediate complications of distal radius fx
    • Describe 5 early complications of distal radius fx
    • List 5 late complications of distal radius fx
    • Describe tendon complications of distal radius fx


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    Hand Clinics 106

    Understand Stability of the Distal Radioulnar Joint Through an Understanding of Its Anatomy


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    • Describe the anatomy of the DRUJ from various points of view
    • Examine structures that help stabilize the DRUJ
    • Describe a radiographic examination of the DRUJ
    • Outline structures seen on a distal view of the DRUJ
    • Describe the core of stability of the DRUJ
    • Outline the innervation of the DRUJ and its ligaments
    • Describe the muscular stability of the DRUJ


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    Hand Clinics 107

    Imaging the Distal Radioulnar Joint


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    • Become familiar with imaging techniques of the DRUJ
    • Describe radiography for the DRUJ
    • Describe scintigraphy for the DRUJ
    • Compare and contrast CT scan and MRI of the DRUJ
    • Outline procedures for postoperative imaging of the DRUJ


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    Hand Clinics 108

    Arthroscopic and Open Repair of the TFCC


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    • Become familiar with arthroscopic and open repair techniques of the TFCC
    • Describe the diagnosis of a TFCC injury
    • Outline the classification of a TFCC injury
    • Outline and describe examination techniques for a TFCC injury
    • List treatment techniques for a TFCC injury
    • Become familiar with the technique for arthroscopic debridement
    • Outline the technique of an arthroscopic TFCC repair
    • Outline the technique of an open TFCC repair


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    Hand Clinics 109

    Ulnar Impaction


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    • Become familiar with ulnar impaction syndrome
    • Describe the biomechanics of the ulnar side of the wrist
    • Describe the examination and diagnosis of ulnar impaction syndrome
    • Outline treatment techniques for ulnar impaction syndrome
    • Describe the procedure for an ulnar-shortening osteotomy
    • Outline the Wafer procedure for the treatment of ulnar impaction syndrome


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    Hand Clinics 110

    Historical Perspective on the Etiology of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)


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    • Describe the historical perspective on the etiology of RA
    • Recite evidence of RA in literature and art
    • Describe paleopathological evidence of RA
    • Become familiar with contemporary research of RA
    • Outline current hypotheses of RA


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    Hand Clinics 111

    Advances in the Medical Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis


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    • Become familiar with advances in the medical treatment of RA
    • Describe  articular and systemic effects of RA
    • List 3 cardiovascular, bone and airway manifestations of RA
    • Outline pharmaceutical options for the treatment of RA
    • List 5 complications of medical treatment of RA
    • Describe perioperative management of RA


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    Hand Clinics 112

    Controversy in the Surgical Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)


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    • Outline controversies in the surgical treatment of RA
    • Define the principles of surgical intervention of RA
    • List 3 essential concepts in the surgical treatment of RA
    • Describe 3 situations that are an indication for immediate surgery in the treatment of RA
    • Become familiar with orthopedic procedures in the treatment of RA
    • Describe the efficacy and indication of surgical treatment for RA including synovectomies, tenosynovectomies, wrist procedures, arthroplasties and procedures on IP joints


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    Hand Clinics 113

    Rheumatoid Elbow


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    • Review normal elbow anatomy
    • Describe pathophysiology of the rheumatoid elbow
    • Discuss the clinical presentation of the rheumatoid elbow
    • Outline management techniques including intraarticular injection, synovectomy, radial head excision
    • Describe the role of arthroscopy in the treatment of the rheumatiod elbow
    • Describe total arthroplasty in the treatment of the rheumatoid elbow
    • Review 5 case studies highlighting the management of the rheumatoid elbow


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    Hand Clinics 114

    Rheumatoid Thumb


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    • Describe normal anatomy of the thumb
    • Outline classification and pathophysiology of the rheumatoid thumb
    • Describe surgical management of boutonniere and swan neck deformity of the rheumatoid thumb
    • List 3 technical tips for MCP arthroplasty  and IP joint arthordesis
    • Review postoperative management of the rheumatoid thumb
    • Become familiar with expected outcomes and prognosis


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    Hand Therapy 101

    Hand, Elbow and Shoulder: Core Knowledge in Orthopedics


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    • Describe normal anatomy of the hand which is fundamental to recognizing and treating pathology.
    • List and examine 5 components involved in a comprehensive physical examination of the hand.
    • Describe various types of phalangeal fractures and understand general principles of conservative and operative treatment interventions.
    • Describe various types of metacarpal fractures and understand general principles of conservative and operative treatment interventions.
    •  Compare and contrast fractures of the thumb and how various fractures are treated.
    • Become familiar with classification of thumb injuries and methods of thumb reconstruction.
    • Summarize diagnostic techniques and management of distal radius fractures and outcome measures.
    • Differentiate various surgical techniques used to stabilize fractures and how these techniques impact rehabilitation protocols.
    • Examine and describe the distal radioulnar joint and triangular fibrocartilage complex and types of injuries that result in ulnar-ided wrist pain.
    • Recognize the importance of carpal kinematics and the role of the scaphoid along with carpal anatomy and biomechanics.
    • Become familiar with various aspects of scaphoid fractures and nonunions as well as current treatment options.
    • Recognize the incidence and impact of all carpal bone fractures as well as carpal instabilities ? how they are diagnosed and treated both conservatively and surgically.
    • Become familiar with diagnostic methods used to diagnosis carpal instabilities and understand each classification or category of carpal instability.
    • Define flexor tendon zones, tendon nutrition and healing as well as repair techniques and treatment protocols.
    • Define extensor tendon zones of injury, repair techniques and treatment protocols.
    • Become familiar with a wide range of tendonitis conditions, differential diagnosis and treatment options.
    • Review nerve anatomy and physiology and understand how nerve regenerate.
    • Differentiate between various levels of nerve injury, predict outcome and understand classification of nerve injury.
    • Outline and examine nerve compression syndromes and recognize common site of entrapment for peripheral nerves.
    • Recognize signs and symptoms of complex regional pain syndrome as well as differentiate stages and symptoms of a more advanced condition.
    • Become familiar with the basic tenants of tendon transfers as well as pre-operative evaluation of muscles and nerves commonly transferred to restore function after paralysis.
    • Describe the pathoantomy and pathophysiology of Dupuytrens disease and list common surgical interventions and complications/outcomes.
    • Describe various type of fingertip injuries including nail bed and fingertip amputations and understand options for soft tissue coverage and management.
    • Understand the importance of a comprehensive history and physical exam with hand infections and list principles of treatment.
    • Become familiar with specific anatomic infections and how infection can impair hand function.
    • Familiarize yourself with key concepts in replantation as well as contraindications.
    • Describ the pathophysiology of osteoarthritis on joints of the hand and wrist.
    • Become familiar with surgical treatment options for osteoarthritis in the wrist and hand.
    • Identify outcomes after surgical intervention for arthritic conditions of the hand and wrist.
    • Differentiate rheumatoid arthritis (RA) including clinical features, pathophysiology and management of RA.
    • Become familiar with the different operative techniques and surgical procedures often performed on patients with RA and indicate functional outcomes.
    • Become familiar with soft tissue neoplasms (benign and malignant) and basic principles of tumor diagnostics, and various classifications. And stages of tumors.
    • Become familiar with various bone tumors of the upper extremity.


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    Hand Therapy 111

    Therapist's Management of Distal Radius Fractures (DRF)


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    • Discuss the components included in an evaluation of the patient with DRF
    • Outline and discuss the 3 phases of rehabilitation for DRF
    • Differentiate treatment guidelines according to fracture management technique
    • List and define 5 complications associated with DRF
    • Discuss the importance of future research and exploration of DRF


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    Hand Therapy 112

    Management of Fractures and Dislocations of the Elbow


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    • Become familiar with fractures at the distal humerus
    • Become familiar with fractures of the olecranon process, capitellum, trochlea and radial head
    • Outline and describe nonoperative and surgical treatment options
    • Discuss complications of treatment
    • Define and differentiate Type I, II and III fractures
    • Compare and contrast dislocations of the elbow including exam, classification and treatment


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    Hand Therapy 113

    Elbow Tendinopathies: Clinical Presentation and Therapist's Management of Tennis Elbow


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    • Describe and examine the histopathology of tendinopathies
    • Become familiar with differential diagnosis for lateral epicondylitis
    • Describe the presenting features of tennis elbow
    • Outline components of a clinical exam for tennis elbow
    • Outline and describe the phases of rehab for tennis elbow


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    Hand Therapy 114

    Clinical Examination of the Hand


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    • Outline and describe components of a comprehensive hand evaluation
    • Describe techniques for testing intrinsic and extrinsic muscles of the hand
    • Describe manual muscle testing grades for muscles of the hand
    • Perform tests to evaluate for intrinsic tightness and tightness of the oblique retinacular ligament
    • Review testing procedures for grip and pinch strengths
    • Describe nerve supply to the hand including motor and sensory function
    • Review vascularity of the hand and describe the Allen's test


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    Hand Therapy 115

    Clinical Examination of the Wrist


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    • Describe components involved in a comprehensive evaluation of the wrist
    • Describe the relevance for the use of injection in diagnosing wrist pathologies
    • Name the 5 zones of the wrist and list important structures within each zone
    • Become familiar with conditions that may effect each of the 5 zones of the wrist
    • Outline steps involved in performing the grind test
    • Describe  various tests for assessing scaphoid instability
    • Describe tests for assessing the TFCC and ulnar sided instability
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    Hand Therapy 116

    Clinical Examination of the Elbow


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    • Describe components involved in a comprehensive evaluation of the elbow
    • Outline components involved in the physical exam of the elbow
    • Describe conditions that effect the medial side of the elbow
    • Describe conditions that effect the lateral side of the elbow
    • Describe tests for assessing conditions that effect the elbow


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    Hand Therapy 117

    Diagnostic Imaging of the Upper Extremity


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    • Become familiar with techniques used for diagnostic imaging of the upper extremity
    • Describe and differentiate imaging techniques used to evaluate the UE
    • Describe the technique of various imaging methods such as bone scintigraphy, tomography, arteriography, MRI and more
    • List 3 complications that may result from the use of arteriography
    • Describe the indications for the use of each imaging technique
    • Outline and describe clinical applications and the use of each diagnostic imaging technique


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    Hand Therapy 118

    Therapeutic Management of Dupuytren's Disease


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    • Become familiar witih postoperative rehab techniques following surgery for Dupuytren's
    • Describe care of the patient with Dupuytren's disease during the first 2 weeks following surgery
    • Describe post operative management of the patient with Dupuytren's during the 2nd and 3rd week
    • Describe post operative management of the patient with Dupuytren's during week 4-6
    • List and describe complications that may occur with surgery for Dupuytren's
    • Outline grading systems used to evaluate flare-up following surgery


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    Hand Therapy 119

    Dupuytren's Disease: Surgical Management


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    • List 4 indications for the surgical intervention of Dupuytren's disease
    • Describe the presenting symptoms of Dupuytren's disease
    • Outline the pathoanatomy and the structures involved in Dupuytren's disease
    • List 4 types of surgery commonly used for the treatment of Dupuytren's disease
    • Review various studiesand results involving the use of collagenase
    • List and describe complications commonly seen in Dupuytren's disease
    • Become familiar with post operative management of hand therapy following Dupuytrens surgery


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    Hand Therapy 120

    Fractures: General Principles of Surgical Management


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    • Describe the history, physical exam and radiographic assessement performed for each patient with a fracture
    • List 5 goals of fracture management
    • Outline, describe and differentiate fracture classification systems
    • Evaluate and describe various choices for fracture fixation including the use of external fixators, Kirschner wires, screws and plates
    • Briefly describe the occurances of what happens during each stage of fracture healing
    • List and describe complications following surgery for fracture management


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    Hand Therapy 121

    Management of Hand and Wrist Tendinopathies


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    • Become familiar with the management of hand and wrist tendinopathies
    • Describe the pathology involved in stenosing tendovaginitis
    • List and describe 3 principles and interventions for managing tendinopathies
    • Outline the anatomy and pathomechanics involved in trigger finger
    • Describe the pathology, diagnosis and management of de Quervain's
    • Describe the anatomy and management of intersection syndrome
    • Become familiar with tenosynovitis associated with systemic disorders and infections


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    Hand Therapy 122

    Surgical and Therapy Update on the Management of Dupuytren's Disease


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    • Become familiar with the evaluation of tissue specific impairments as a result of Dupuytren's disease
    • List and describe 2 advances in surgical management of Dupuytren's disease
    • List criteria for needle aponeurotomy in the treatment of Dupuytren's disease  
    • List 5 short-term side effects from the Xiaflex injection in the treatment of Dupuytren's
    • Become familiar with advanced in hand therapy management of Dupuytren's


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    Hand Therapy 123

    Evolution of Basal Joint Arthroplasty and Technology in Hand Surgery, Thumb Basal Joint: Utilizing New Technology for the Treatment of a Common Problem


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    • Review treatment methods for CMC arthritis
    • Review the procedure of LRTI arthroplasty
    • Discuss hand therapy rehab protocol following LRTI procedure
    • Become familiar with technological advances and surgical devices being used to treat CMC arthritis
    • List 5 considerations for new technology for thumb CMC arthritis
    • Become familiar with the Arthrex Mini TightRope Suture Button Suspensionplasty procedure
    • Read a case study related to the Arthrex Mini TightRope Suture Button Suspensionplasty procedure
    • List 2 risks for the Arthrex Mini TightRope Suture Button Suspensionplasty procedure


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    Hand Therapy 124
    Current Uses of Botulinum Toxin A as an Adjunct to Hand Therapy Interventions of Hand Conditions

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    • Become familiar with the neurotoxin Botulinum A
    • Undertstand its current uses as an adjunct form of treatment in hand conditions
    • Review its role in the treatment of stroke and spasticity, focal dystonia, vasospastic disorders, Raynaud's and other conditions
    • Discuss its role in the use of pain syndromes
    • Outline the complications and risk of botox

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    Hand Therapy 125

    Advances in Nerve Transfer Surgery


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    • List 3 indications, principles and considerations for nerve transfers
    • Become familiar with nerve transfers for restoring function to the upper extremity
    • Review transfer techniques for isolated radial, median and ulnar nerve injuries


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    Hand Therapy 129

    Understanding Lateral Epicondylitis and Treatment Options


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    • Understand, identify and describe the significance of the lateral epicondyle and the common extensor tendon
    • Explain 3 causative factors that may lead to developing LE
    • Identify the main movements or activities that put someone at risk for LE
    • Describe the pathophysiology involved in LE
    • Describe 5 conservative treatment interventions for LE
    • Outline and describe post-operative rehab protocols following surgery and list 3 possible complications
    • Discuss what prolotherapy is, what it does, how it works and what the research says
    • State 2 indications for surgical intervention
    • Outline the basic principles of surgery and list 3 operative techniques
    • Discuss research findings and the efficacy of elbow surgery and the efficacy of treatment techniques

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    Hand Therapy 129 - 130

    Common Conditions of the Elbow


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    • Understand, identify and describe the significance of the lateral epicondyle and the common extensor tendon
    • Explain 3 causative factors that may lead to developing LE
    • Identify the main movements or activities that put someone at risk for LE
    • Describe the pathophysiology involved in LE
    • Describe 5 conservative treatment interventions for LE
    • Outline and describe post-operative rehab protocols following surgery and list 3 possible complications
    • Discuss what prolotherapy is, what it does, how it works and what the research says
    • State 2 indications for surgical intervention
    • Outline the basic principles of surgery and list 3 operative techniques
    • Discuss research findings and the efficacy of elbow surgery and the efficacy of treatment techniques

    Hour 3

    • Describe the 3 joints that make up the elbow and explain static and dynamic forces that stabilize the elbow
    • Define the boundaries of the cubital tunnel and explain the route of the ulnar nerve as it travels around the elbow
    • List and describe the phases involved in throwing and how this activity places stress on the medial aspect of the elbow
    • List and describe 5 conditions that produce medial-sided elbow pain including presenting signs and symptoms and how each condition is diagnosed
    • Consider differential diagnosis and list 2 conditions that result in anterior, posterior and lateral elbow pain


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    Hand Therapy 130

    Common Causes for Medial-Sided Elbow Pain


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    • Describe the 3 joints that make up the elbow and explain static and dynamic forces that stabilize the elbow
    • Define the boundaries of the cubital tunnel and explain the route of the ulnar nerve as it travels around the elbow
    • List and describe the phases involved in throwing and how this activity places stress on the medial aspect of the elbow
    • List and describe 5 conditions that produce medial-sided elbow pain including presenting signs and symptoms and how each condition is diagnosed
    • Consider differential diagnosis and list 2 conditions that result in anterior, posterior and lateral elbow pain


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    Hand Therapy 131
    Understanding Dupuytren's Disease: Treatment Options and More

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    • Discuss the history DD and how this condition got its name
    • List 5 common risk factors for developing DD
    • Describe the epidemiology of DD
    • Describe 2 common signs and symptoms of DD including which digits are most commonly involved and which digits are generally spared
    • Examine and describe the normal anatomy and the significance of the palmar aponeurosis
    • Describe the pathogenesis of DD including defining and differentiating between the 3 stage of the disease: proliferative, involutional, residual
    • Outline common steps involved in making a diagnosis of DD
    • List and describe 3 conservative treatment interventions including the advantages of each
    • Describe the role of hand therapy in the treatment of DD
    • List 5 possible complications following surgery


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    Hand Therapy 132
    Clinical Examination of the Wrist

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    • Identify 3 key components to a through wrist examination
    • List the 3 dorsal zones of the wrist and describe 3 important anatomic structures located within each zone
    • List the 2 volar zones of the wrist and describe 3 important anatomic structures located within each zone
    • Name the 6 extensor compartments of the wrist and list the tendons located within each compartment
    • Describe 3 clinical syndromes that effect the extensor tendons
    • List and describe 3 clinical syndromes that effect each dorsal zone of the wrist
    • List and describe 3 clinical syndromes that effect each volar zone of the wrist
    • Describe 1 test used to assess scaphoid instability
    • Explain the significance of the Allen’s test
    • List and describe 2 tests used to identify Median Nerve compression
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    Hand Therapy 133
    Therapist's Management of Distal Radius Fractures and CTS after DRF

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    • Identify and describe 5 examination components used for evaluating a pt after DRF
    • List and describe 4 factors that can influence the progression of therapy with a pt after DFR
    • Outline and describe the 3 phases of therapy (early, motion/mobilization, function/strength phase)
    • Describe 3 interventions to increase motion of the joints, tendons and intrinsic muscles of a pt after DRF
    • Outline and describe the function and strength phase of rehabilitation
    • List 2 key points for a HEP Identify and describe 3 common complications after DRF


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    Hand Therapy 134
    Anatomy and Kinesiology of the Wrist

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    • Describe the bony anatomy of the carpus and identify the 8 individual bones of the wrist
    • Locate and identify the joints that make up the wrist including the radiocarpal and midcarpal joints
    • List and identify 5 ligaments that play a role in stabilizing the carpus
    • Discuss the vascular anatomy of the carpus and list 2 sources of blood supply
    • Examine and explain the kinematics of the wrist and describe the significance of individual movement of the carpal bones
    • Discuss the kinetics of the carpus and explain how force is transmitted through the distal radius and ulna

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    Hippotherapy 101

    Know Your Pelvis: Anatomy of the Pelvis with Interactive Dissection


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    • Describe the bones that make up the pelvis
    • List 3 ligaments that stabilize the pelvis
    • List 3 functions of the pelvis
    • Differentiate the boundaries of the greater pelvis from the lesser pelvis
    • List and describe 3 muscles that have attachments withiin the pelvis
    • List and describe 5 muscles that have attachments to the pelvis
    • List 5 differences between the male and female pelvis
    • List and describe the nerve and blood supply to the pelvis
    • Describe 4 motions that occur at the pelvis
    • Examine bony and soft tissue anatomy of the pelvis using interactive dissection


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    Hippotherapy 102

    Core Anatomy: Anatomy of the Core with Interactive Dissection


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    • Identify the superior, inferior, anterior and posterior boundaries of the core
    • List 4 important functions of the core
    • Outline and describe bony structures, joint articulations, nerve and blood supply and significant landmarks within the core
    • Describe and demonstrate 4 movements of the core and list the primary muscle that is involved in creating that action
    • Define and differentiate core stability vs. core strength
    • Define and differentiate proprioception vs. kinesthesia
    • List 10 muscles of the core and discuss their origin, insertions, actions and innervations
    • Locate and examine 5 deep muscles of the core using interactive dissection
    • Locate and examine 5 superficial muscles of the core using interactive dissection


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    Hippotherapy 103

    Anatomy of the Shoulder Complex with Interactive Dissection


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    • List and describe the 3 bones that make up the shoulder complex
    • Describe the significance of the clavicle
    • Describe the 4 joints that make up the shoulder complex and demonstrate the movements that occur at each joint
    • Describe the supporting structures of the glenohumeral joint and differentiate between primary and secondary stabilizers
    • List and describe the muscles that make up the rotator cuff
    • Explain the scapulohumeral rhythm Explain the function and anatomy of the brachial plexus
    • Locate and examine the bones and articulations of the shoulder complex using interactive dissection
    • Locate and examine 10 muscles of the shoulder complex using interactive dissection and describe their origin, insertion, action and innervation
    • Locate and examine the parts of the brachial plexus using interactive dissection


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    Homeopathy 201

    Acute Care Homeopathy for Knee Injuries


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    • Recognize acute situations for which homeopathic remedies are appropriate and effective
    • Apply limited homeopathic remedies to acute care situations that arise in practice and day- to-day life
    • Evaluate methods of application of homeopathic remedies to fit the situation at hand
    • Distinguish between the available homeopathic remedies for a specific situation in order to select the most appropriate remedy for the individual
    • Use homeopathic remedies in concert with existing therapeutic training

    Richard Powers, DC

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    IASTM 201 - 203

    Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilizations to the Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity and the Spine


    3.0

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    Hour 1

    • List 3 factors which impact the mechanical properties of fascia
    • Recall 3 important functions of fascia
    • Cite 3 negative biological effects of fibrosis
    • Describe 3 proposed neurophysiological effects of IASTM
    • Itemize three biological effects of IASTM

    Hour 2

    • Cite 8 indications for using IASTM for upper/lower quarter musculoskeletal conditions
    • Provide 8 indications for using IASTM for upper/lower quarter musculoskeletal conditions
    • Enumerate 8 indications for using IASTM for upper/lower quarter musculoskeletal conditions
    • when using IASTM for musculoskeletal disorders.
    • List 2 features of IASTM tools and the effect that these features have on the treatment effect (tissue penetration)
    • Summarize 5 IASTM basic stroke techniques
    • Apply IASTM techniques for over 30 common upper quarter musculoskeletal conditions

    Hour 3

    • Outline 3 general purposes for using instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilizations (IASTM) for lower quarter musculoskeletal disorders.
    • Recall 3 clinical indications for using IASTM to the hip
    • State 3 clinical indications for providing IASTM to the lumbar spine
    • Present 3 clinical indications for using IASTM for knee-related musculoskeletal disorders
    • Itemize 3 clinical conditions of the lower leg and foot for which IASTM would be appropriate

    Robert McCabe, PT, OCS

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    Infectious Disease 101
    Evidence Based Decontamination for Manual Providers

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    • Define the terminology of decontamination, disinfection and sterilization in a clinical setting.
    • Explain the basis of universal precautions and its implementation
    • Discuss the latest research and evidence for risk of treatment table contamination in chiropractic and manual therapy offices.
    • Learn the recommended evidence based disinfection methods of clinician hands, tables and equipment for manual providers.
    • Identify the Spaulding Classification System for disinfection and sterilization of patient care items and equipment.


    Brett Kinsler, DC

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    Infectious Disease 102

    Hepatitis C: A New Era


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    • Examine and describe key characteristics related to the pathophysiology of Hepatitis C including those related to transmission, acute and chronic phase
    • List and examine 3 key steps to diagnosing Hepatitis C
    • Compare and contrast 2 ways for staging fibrosis seen in Hepatitis C
    • Examine and describe 2 clinical manifestations seen in Hepatitis C
    • Examine and describe pharmacologic vs. nonpharmacologic therapies seen in Hepatitis C

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Introduction to occupation-based hand therapy

    Key Aspects in Occupation-Based Hand Therapy


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    • Outline the philosophy and theories upon which occupation-based practice are based
    • Identify and define various components of the practice framework and the COPM
    • Examine the relationship between evidence-based practice, occupation-based practice and the COPM


    Deborah Amini, OT, CHT

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    Introduction to Wound Care

    Basic Concepts in Wound Care


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    • Define wound care terminology and basic healing principles
    • Identify wounds and treatment based upon appearance, depth and color
    • Outline and describe debridement techniques and appropriate application

    Deborah Amini, OT, CHT

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    Jurisprudence 101
    The U.S. Legal System

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    • Outline and describe the different branches of government including the legislative, executive, judicial
    • Define the term law and give an example of how it relates to you as a healthcare professional
    • Identify and describe 4 specific sources of law including constitutional, statutory, administrative and common law
    • Explain the difference types of law in the United States – criminal vs. civil
    • Explain 3 key laws affecting healthcare professionals
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the various levels of the United States court system by describing how the court system works at the state and federal levels


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Jurisprudence 102
    Statutory Reporting and Public Duties in Healthcare

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    • Describe what is meant by statutory reporting duties required of healthcare professionals
    • Explain 2 main reasons for documentation of vital statistics
    • Explain the importance of birth or death certificates and describe when a physician or coroner needs to sign one
    • Identify 2 communicable and sexually transmitted diseases that must be reported
    • Describe child, spousal, elder, and sexual abuse and list 3 possible signs of abuse
    • Explain the function of an EAP
    • Explain addiction and regulations of controlled substances and the U.S. DEA schedule of drugs


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Jurisprudence 103
    Key Trends in Healthcare Law and Ethics

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    • List and describe 2 major issues and challenges that the healthcare industry is confronting
    • Describe 1 major challenge to health information technology
    • Identify 3 key factors for the need for healthcare reform
    • Outline and describe the single-payer model and list 2 advantages and 2 disadvantages
    • Describe the various reasons for the shortage of healthcare professionals
    • Describe the role of allied health professionals and describe their role in patient care


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Jurisprudence 104
    Medical Records

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    • Outline and describe 3 purposes of medical records
    • List organization and contents within a medical record
    • Describe 3 important reasons for correct documentation in a patient medical record
    • Name 3 key guidelines for storage, retention, and maintenance of medical records
    • Discuss the importance of confidentiality and consent forms for release of medical records
    • List rules for HIPAA privacy and security for medical records
    • Describe the different types of safeguards for medical records


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Jurisprudence 105
    Workplace Issues and Employment Law

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    • List at least two professional qualities necessary for employment in the healthcare field
    • Explain workplace standards and expectations
    • Outline OSHA regulations for workplace safety
    • Describe workplace violence and the employer’s responsibilities
    • Describe qui tam and its role in healthcare
    • Define and describe types of workplace discrimination
    • Explain sexual harassment and describe appropriate employer responses to sexual harassment in the workplace


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Kinesiology 101

    Kinesiology of the Shoulder Complex


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    • Describe the osteology and osteologic features of the shoulder complex
    • Describe the 4 joints within the shoulder complex and their associated features
    • List 6 kinematic principles of the shoulder complex
    • Describe the brachial plexus and innervation of muscles and joints of the shoulder complex
    • Summarize the function of the rotator cuff muscles and stabilizing tissues of the structures of the shoulder complex
    • Discuss why the glenoid labrum is so vulnerable to injury
    • Describe the vulnerability of the supraspinatus tendon

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Kinesiology 102
    Kinesiology of the Elbow and Forearm

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    • Discuss osteology and arthrology of the elbow and forearm
    • Describe kinematics of the elbow joint and forearm
    • Compare and contrast muscle and joint interactions
    • Outline and describe the path of innervation of the brachial plexus
    • Discuss sensory innervation of the joints
    • Summarize muscle actions that act on the elbow
    • Summarize muscle actions that act on the forearm

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Kinesiology 103

    Kinesiology of the Wrist


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    • Identify carpal bones and osteologic features of the bones of the wrist
    • Discuss joint structures and ligaments of the wrist
    • Describe the kinematics of wrist motion
    • Define carpal instability
    • Compare and contrast muscle and joint interactions of the wrist
    • Outline functional innervations of the wrist
    • Discuss the function of muscles of the wrist

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Kinesiology 104

    Kinesiology of the Hand


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    • Identify bones and osteologic features of the hand
    • Discuss joint structures and ligaments of the hand
    • Describe the kinematics of the hand
    • Define and differentiate extrinsic and intrinsic muscles of the hand
    • Compare and contrast muscle and joint interactions of the hand
    • Outline sensory innervations of the hand
    • List joint deformities caused by rheumatoid arthritis


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Kinesiology 105

    Kinesiology of the Hip


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    • Describe the functional anatomy of the hip joint
    • Describe the arthro and osteokinematics of the hip
    • Describe the innervation and muscular function at the hip
    • Analyze and list the characteristics of osteoarthritis of the hip
    • Describe 3 therapeutic interventions for a painful and unstable hip joint

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Kinesiology 106

    Kinesiology of the Knee


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    • Describe osteologic features of the distal femur, proximal tibia fibula and patella
    • Describe the individual anatomy of the knee and list 3 key alignment considerations
    • Describe the osteo and arthrokinematics at the tibiofemoral joint
    • Describe the patellofemoral joint kinematics and muscular function of the knee
    • List 3 factors that effect the tracking of the patella across the patellofemoral joint

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Kinesiology 107
    Kinesiology of the Ankle and Foot

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    • Define terms associated with joints and movements of the foot and ankle
    • Describe the structure and function of 3 joints associated with the foot
    • Describe the structure and function of 8 joints associated with the ankle
    • Describe the motor and sensory innervation of the muscles and joints around the foot and and region
    • Analyze the structure and function of the extrinsic muscles of the foot and ankle
    • Describe impairment following injury to the fibular or tibial nerve
    • Analyze the structure and function of the intrinsic muscles of the foot and ankle

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Kinesiology 108

    Kinesiology of Walking


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    • Define terminology and descriptors associated with walking such as gait cycle, stance and swing phases
    • Describe joint kinematics in the sagittal, frontal, horizontal plane and the upper extremity that occur during walking
    • Describe the effects displacement of center of mass and list 3 potential kinetic energy considerations
    • Analyze and describe how energy is expended during walking
    • Examine and describe muscle activity of the trunk and lower extremity during walking
    • List and describe 5 factors that effect the mechanics of walking

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Kinesiology 109
    Kinesiology of Running

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    • Define terminology and descriptors associated with running such as stride length, food angle, step time, running pace
    • Describe joint kinematics in the sagittal, frontal and horizontal plane and the upper extemity
    • Describe the effects displacement of center of mass and list 3 potential kinetic energy considerations
    • Analyze and describe how energy is expended during running
    • Examine and describe muscle activity of the trunk and lower extremity during running
    • List and describe 5 factors that effect the mechanics of running

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Laser 201
    Revolutionary Wellness - An Integrative Approach to Health

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  • Utilize reproducible, implementable protocols in your practice
  • Apply neurodynamic tests and corrective laser protocols
  • Assess and understand traumatic brain injuries (concussion, neurodegenerative diseases)
  • Summarize strategies to initiate the positive impact of gut health on the musculoskeletal system
  • Elucidate the science of the different types of fasting
  • Discuss the breakthrough technique for non-invasive fat reduction
  • Apply clinical breakthroughs in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries
  • Appreciate new laser research and its clinical applicability
  • Assess intestinal and blood-brain dysfunctions
  • Perform laser applications

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    Robert Silverman, DC, DABCN, DCBCN

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    Laser 202
    Vitality - Management of Common Clinical Syndromes

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    • Integrate infection, evolution, immunity, inflammation, fibrosis, blood flow, mitochondria, ATP, oxidative stress, and DNA.
    • Integrate mechanical integrity in gravity, weight, load, levers, posture, mechanoreception, mechanotransduction, mechanobiology, tensegrity, neurology, blood flow, and DNA.
    • Justify high vegetable, low lectin, low glycemic dietary habits, and their influence on physiology.
    • Summarize problems with refined carbohydrates, monosodium glutamate, aspartame, and chemical toxins.
    • Support high intensity interval training, weight lifting, brain derived neurotrophic factor, human growth hormone, and interleukin-10.
    • Explain the biphasic nature of laser photon therapy, wavelength, frequency, speed of light, fluence, penetration, secondary and primary physiological influences.
    • Develop the relationship between mitochondria, free radicals, ATP, cytochrome c oxidase enzyme, and laser photon therapy
    • Justify why all people need between 5-8 different supplements and explain why.
    • Diagram a protocol for influencing immunology and the brain through the intestinal tract; integrating the vagus nerve and the nucleus tractus solitarius.
    • Integrate a protocol for brain function that discusses trauma, degenerative, and vascular compromise.
    • Demonstrate a protocol for chronic low back pain that integrates the intervertebral disc, posture, mechanics, exercise, and laser therapy.
    • Support a protocol for acute whiplash that includes applying controlled motion and anti-inflammation strategies.
    • Apply a protocol for remodeling scar tissue and the fibrosis of repair.

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    Dan Murphy, DC, DABCO

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    Laser 203
    Performance Optimization - Improving Outcomes through Clinical Analysis

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    • Review common conditions and how low-level laser affects treatment outcome
    • Describe the Opioid Epidemic
    • Discuss Low Level Laser Therapy FDA Clearances
    • Analyze FDA Study details and research validation
    • Perform myotome Testing - Neck and Shoulder 
    • Utilize 635 nm red correction
    • Perform Myotome Testing - Neck and Shoulder
    • Utilitze 405 nm FDA Clearance correction
    • Utilize 405 nm identifying hidden weaknesses
    • Demonstrate Soft tissue/percussion - Neck and Shoulder
    • Explain laser physics at a cellular level
    • Perform myotome Testing - Low Back 
    • Utilize 635 nm red correction
    • Demonstrate Soft tissue/percussion - Lower back
    • Discuss Low Level Laser Therapy FDA Clearance Plantar Fasciitis
    • Utilize rehabilitation - Slant Board / Calf Master
    • Identify normal vs abnormal length and strengthen the low physical capacity related to foot/knee symptoms of the patient
    • Recite PubMed studies in regard to the health benefits of scoring and improving structure and soft tissue
    • Examine how your physical capacity score predicts Activities of Daily Living and health outcomes
    • Discuss a neuro-mechanical treatment approach
    • Provide nutritional support for your patients

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    Jerome Rerucha DC, CSCS, CHPS

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    Laser 204
    Energize Your Traditional Chinese Medicine Practice using Non-Thermal and Clinical Nutrition

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    • Contrast benefits of non‐thermal versus thermal lasers     
    • Discuss the history and method of action of non‐thermal lasers         
    • Distinguish the unique benefits of non‐thermal violet lasers     
    • Demonstrate the easy of using non-thermal lasers           
    • Utilize basic applied clinical nutrition information to support the foundation  for healing in patients   
    • Explain the 4 keystones of health     
    • Identify digestive dysfunction and create a plan for correction     
    • Assess acid reflux and hypochlorhydria
    • Review the importance of gallbladder function in liver detoxification   
    • Outline the basics of leaky gut   
    • Explore the cascade of poor health   
    • Integrate clinical tips and suggestions        
    • Recognize the opportunity of when to use non‐thermal laser therapy and  which conditions respond best to it     
    • Review non‐thermal laser techniques for resolving immune, pain, brain and  organ system presentations   
    • Discuss multiple non‐thermal laser therapy applications          
    • Determine whether to treat empirically or test    
    • Interpret basic laboratory values using functional levels   
    • Selecting from the specialty lab test options for objective feedback and to  target treatment plans     
    • Integrate non‐thermal laser therapy with acupuncture treatments for  exponential patient outcomes   
    • Perform non‐thermal laser treatments for FDA cleared conditions and  successful therapies for conditions not yet formally studied    
    • Demonstrate using non‐thermal laser for immune system strengthening and  faster infection resolution      
    • Apply non‐thermal laser techniques to balance energy or emotional centers  of patients to enhance acupuncture treatments

    Diana DaGrosa, MSOM, L.Ac., ACN

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    Laser 205
    Advanced Pediatric Care - Integrative Wellness for Children

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    • Apply Laser Basics with Pediatric Care
    • Update on Skeletal Development
    • Outline the Safety of Laser with Growth Plates
    • Discuss Laser Basics and Brain Development
    • Describe Brain Development
    • Integrate Neurologic rehabilitation with Laser
    • Describe Fetal Development in utero
    • Discuss Infection risk
    • Integrate Laser and bi-stable infection balance
    • Summarize Pediatric Obesity
    • Apply Laser therapy and body re-composition
    • Integrate laser treatments with laboratory assessment in children
    • Integrate laser into clinical pediatric practice

    Marc Funderlich Jr, BPS, DC, CCS

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    Laser 206
    Dealing with Americas Health Epidemic from a Neurological Point of View

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    • Summarize optimal treatment parameters of low level lasers
    • Outline at least 3 major physiological effects that low level lasers have on the human body
    • Describe the 4 major pathophysiological changes in degeneration
    • Identify lab markers that can be used to assess the integrity of tight junction barriers
    • Give examples of nutrition and other factors that may damage barrier systems
    • Recognize how low level laser can directly and indirectly the body
    • Integrating basic neurology and low level laser applications to support normal adaptive physiology for common disorders
    • Discuss how low level laser can be used to affect physiological and biological effects in the body
    • Describe pain from peripheral and central mechanisms. 
    • Specify how to use low level lasers for chronic pain management for low back pain
    • Summarize base low level laser protocols

    Trevor Berry, DC, DACNB

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    Laser 207
    Get Back in the Game Body Recalibration through Laser Therapy

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    • Summarize the volume of research that led to the USSR implementing laser by 1974 as standard care
    • Summarize the differences between LEDs and different classes of lasers
    • Discover which wavelength was preferred by the Soviets, and also has 18 of the 21 FDA clearances • Utilize case studies to support that this is not a placebo
    • Summarize the results of the level 1, double blind study that showed a 635 nm class 2 laser was more effective than opioids for chronic low back pain of a minimum duration of 8 years
    • Discover how to easily integrate laser therapy into an existing practice for better patient outcomes
    • contrast the difference in clearances and uses for a class 4 laser vs a class 2 laser for chronic condition for better implementation into treatment protocols
    • illustrate treatment applications and contraindications with videos and pictures
    • identify the injuries that respond to laser therapy and the research that supports them
    • generate a treatment plan with lasers for each condition describedCcontrast the effectiveness of different types of lasers and NSAIDS and Opioids vs laser
    • Illustrate techniques via video/pictures
    • Identify the specific pathways that research has shown that laser can be beneficial for support of these conditions when applied transcranially
    • Classify which conditions are contraindications and which types of lasers are contraindicated transcranially
    • Summarize the findings on the autism study and its submission to the FDA for review
    • Summarize what occurs on a cellular level after a concussion, and what occurs when laser is applied and nutrients are utilizedClassify which injuries and conditions respond well to low level laser
    • Illustrate set up methods and treatment protocols for several conditions
    • Utilize case studies with video/picture demonstrations
    • Summarize the studies that showed improvement from laser therapy in performance metrics like muscle strength, endurance, and recovery
    • Discuss the studies that show a 25 to 35% faster recovery for several sports injuries and auto accident injuries when laser therapy is applied
    • Determine how to use laser therapy with athletes in the office both for injuries and for performance enhancement

    Kirk Gair, DC, IDE

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    Laser 208
    The Scientific Underpinning of Non-Thermal Low-Level Lasers

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    • Identify the principles of photobiomodulation
    • Discuss the ability of the body to repair itself
    • Explain the scope of non-thermal low-level laser
    • Summarize the action the laser has at a chemical level
    • Explain Medawar’s Hypothesis and Kirkwood’s addition to it
    • How Non-Thermal Low-Level Laser Therapy helps maintain a healthy life
    • Classify different ways of using Non-Thermal Low-Level Laser Therapy
    • Outline the research about Non-Thermal Low-Level Laser Therapy
    • Summarize the areas that Non-Thermal Low-Level Laser Therapy is used in
    • Discuss the differences between 405, 532, and 635nm Non-Thermal Low-Level Laser Therapy
    • Give Examples of the immunological benefits of treatment
    • Relate the of 405, 635 nm combo in tissue healing
    • Explain the differences between Non-Thermal Low-Level Laser Therapy, Hot Laser and LED
    • State the uses and effects of hot laser
    • Indicate the benefits of LED
    • Assess the science behind Non-Thermal Low-Level Laser Therapy
    • Apply Non-Thermal Low-Level Laser Therapy

    Robert Sullivan, D.Pod.Med, BSc (Hons) Pod

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    Laser 209
    Core Strategies for Systemic Inflammation and Chronic Pain

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    • Identify the common threads of most health challenges that patients are currently presenting with in our offices.
    • Examine the facets and protocols that are most effective for mitochondrial dysfunction, systemic inflammation, and chronic pain syndromes.
    • Apply practical applications of Low Level Laser Therapy or photobiomodulation for the improvement of mitochondrial dysfunction, reducing systemic inflammatory cascades, and improving overall quality of life.
    • Integrate the most researched skill sets and protocols to achieve powerful results.
    • Test inflammatory markers to determine proper treatment protocols and efficacy.
    • Compare the level of weakness for brachial and lumbar plexus before and after treatments.
    • Measure the degree of neuroinflammation and its impact on cerebellar function with the sway test.
    • Assess cognitive decline accurately with Montreal cognitive assessment form and specific lab
    • Application of Low Level Laser Therapy to chronic pain syndromes of the plantar fascia.
    • Solve the issue of chronic pain with FDA approved Low Level Laser Therapy
    • Predict the recovery time for specific conditions for treatment plan accuracy.
    • Utilize and blend these proven methods to take your confidence and clinical outcomes to a higher level.

    Andre J Camelli, DC

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    Laser 210
    Personal Injury for Busy Providers

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    • Recognize areas of risk and liability within Personal Injury cases
    • Identify common med-legal concerns
    • Recognize various important components associated with the Personal Injury history
    • Improve the accuracy and thoroughness of the initial Personal Injury history
    • Examine and document common Personal Injury traumatic injuries 
    • Create a plan to minimize patient risk and improve provider outcomes
    • Recognize the versatility and benefits of low level laser therapy for musculoskeletal injuries  
    • Develop clinical protocols for low lever laser application and documentation for musculoskeletal injuries  
    • Recognize conditions, injuries and symptoms requiring advanced imaging 
    • Apply diagnostics and humanize trauma cases
    • Discover the importance and relevance of Personal Injury case management 
    • Identify opportunities for improved clinical decision making and case management

    S. Scott Tauber,DC,DABCO,CPC

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    Laser 211
    Get Back in the Game Body Recalibration through Laser Therapy Part 2

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    • Summarize the differences between the effects of 635 nm laser and 405 nm laser
    • Illustrate effective protocols with the laser and exercises to support each condition
    • Discuss case studies to demonstrate potential therapeutic outcomes
    • Summarize the results of the level 1, double blind study that showed the effectiveness of class 2 635 nm for chronic pain and inflammation
    • Discuss how inflammation can lead to many chronic musculoskeletal conditions that affect people in the United States
    • Use lab testing to identify inflammation
    • Illustrate treatment applications and contraindications
    • Identify the conditions that respond to laser therapy for support, the research that supports them, and to identify which conditions are either not supported with laser therapy or are contraindicated
    • Aggregate which class of lasers can be used for support and which are contraindicated
    • Generate a treatment plan with lasers for different musculoskeletal conditions
    • Categorize the negative impacts of scar tissue on range of motion, pain, and function
    • Classify which conditions are contraindications and which types of lasers are contraindicated 
    • Summarize the changes that occur in scar tissue and when movement of tissue or a joint triggers pain for a prolonged period
    • Apply low level laser to musculoskeletal injuries that respond well to low level laser
    • Summarize the studies that have been published on PubMed for these conditions being supported with lasers
    • Set up methods and treatment protocols for several conditions
    • Summarize the studies that showed improvement from laser therapy in performance metrics like muscle strength, endurance, and recovery
    • Comprehend the studies that show a 25 to 35% faster recovery for several sports injuries and auto accident injuries when laser therapy is applied
    • Use laser therapy with athletes in the office both for injuries and for performance enhancement by rehabilitating their balance and coordination with lasers

    Kirk Gair, DC, IDE

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    LGBTQ 201
    Body Image and Eating Disorders, Sociocultural Factors and Questioning in an Inclusive and Affirmative Environment

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    • Describe the concept of intersectionality and how it can affect the lives of young black gay and bisexual men
    • Identify factors contributing to adverse health outcomes in young black gay and bisexual men
    • Summarize special considerations for the care of LGBTQ youth
    • Identify strategies that individual providers can use to provide more patient-centered care for LGBTQ youth
    • Summarize the current knowledge in scope, clinical presentation, screening and management of eating disorders
    • Identify the prevalence of body image dissatisfaction and eating disorders in sexual minority adolescents

    Richard Saporito, DC

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    Lymphedema 101
    Complete Decongestive Therapy: The Gold Standard for Lymphedema Treatment:An Overview

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    • Define lymphedema 
    • Summarize the 4 components of complete decongestive therapy (CDT) 
    • Recite 3 indications for CDT 
    • Recall 3 contraindications for CDT 
    • Explain the course of treatment for lymphedema with CDT


    Kristyn Fletcher, PT, DPT, CLT

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    Lymphology 101

    Lipedema


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    • Recite the definition of lipedema and list 5 signs and symptoms
    • Describe the pathophysiology and pathology associated with lipedema
    • List 5 complications and combinations with other diseases
    • Explain the prognosis for patients with lipedema
    • Differentiate between the diagnosis of lipedema and and common differential diagnosis
    • Become familiar with the role of therapy for patients with lipedema


    Ruth Coopee, MT, OT, CHT

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    Lymphology 102

    Generalized Edemas in Women


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    • Define and differentiate cyclic-idiopathic, idiopathic-orthostatic and idiopathic edema syndromes
    • Define and describe edema syndromes independent of the menstrual cycle
    • Describe 3 generalized edemas caused by abuse of diuretics and or laxatives
    • Become familiar and list the components of rehabilitation with generalized edemas
    • Describe the physiological edema that occurs during pregnancy


    Ruth Coopee, MT, OT, CHT

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    Lymphology 103

    Decongestive Kinesiotherapy, Respiratory Therapy, Physiotherapy and Other PT Techniques


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    • Recite the basic principles of Decongestive Kinesiotherapy and Respiratory Therapy
    • Describe the functional rehab of pts with lymphedema
    • Recall 3 effects of radiation
    • Describe the chronic effects of radiation
    • Compare and contrast principles of manual lymph drainage
    • Describe the treatment of radiation-induced fibrosis
    • Become familiar with compression therapy with radiation induced plexopathy


    Ruth Coopee, MT, OT, CHT

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    Lymphology 105

    Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) and Venous-Lymphostatic Insufficiency (VLI)


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    • Recall the physiology with venous hemodynamics of the leg
    • Recite the pathophysiology of venous hemodynamics in CVI
    • Describe post-thrombotic syndrome and understand treatment, pathophysiology and clinical stages
    • Become familiar with suprafascial CVI
    • Compare and contrast the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of CVI
    • List 5 methods of prevention for CVI and VLI
    • Describe components of complete decongesitive therapy and drug therapy used with CVI and VLI


    Ruth Coopee, MT, OT, CHT

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    Lymphology 106

    Radiological Diagnostic Procedures in Edema of the Extremities


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    • Become familiar with soft tissue x-rays
    • Compare and contrast cross-section imaging including computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound
    • Differentiate between the use of direct and indirect lymphography
    • Describe radiological diagnostics using radioisotopes including lymphoscintigraphy and isotope lymphography
    • Describe the respective value of each of the imaging procedures


    Ruth Coopee, MT, OT, CHT

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    Management of Common Conditions 206

    Evaluation of the Adolescent Overhead Athlete


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    • Summarize the relationship between glenohumeral internal rotation deficit (GIRD), SLAP tears, posterior impingement, scapula dyskinesis and shoulder micro-instability
    • Effectively diagnose SLAP tears, posterior impingement, scapula dyskinesis and shoulder mico-instability using screening and clinical tests.
    • Cite common pitching pathomechanics and describe their association with specific elbow injuries.
    • Paraphrase the peel back model for SLAP tears
    • Relate proper pitching biomechanics with injury prevention strategies for the adolescent overhead athlete

    Robert McCabe, PT, OCS

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    Management of Common Conditions 207

    Joint and Soft Tissue Mobilization Techniques for the Shoulder-Scapula Complex


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    • Define and differentiate the anatomical relationship between the rotator cuff muscles and the glenohumeral joint capsule
    • Gain deeper insight into the causes and treatment of scapula dyskinesia
    • Describe and perform contemporary scapula mobilization techniques
    • Apply innovative soft tissue mobilization techniques to patients with shoulder hypomobility
    • Perform soft tissue mobilization techniques for sub deltoid bursitis

    Robert McCabe, PT, OCS

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    Management of Common Conditions 208

    Evaluation and Rehabilitation of Scapula Dyskinesia


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    • Classify functional anatomy and biomechanics of the shoulder - scapula complex
    • Apply current strategies for the evaluation of patients with scapular disorders
    • Perform innovative  scapular mobilization techniques for the patient with scapular dyskinesia
    • Differentiate the relationship between scapular dyskinesia, soft tissue/muscle tightness, and shoulder pathology
    • Integrate a systematic scapular muscle training program / protocol for patients with scapular dyskinesia

    Robert McCabe, PT, OCS

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    Management of Common Conditions 219

    Evaluation and Treatment of Adhesive Capsulitis


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    • Recall the clinical definition of adhesive capsulitis, based on shoulder range of motion measurements.
    • List 5 risk factors for adhesive capsulitis.
    • Enumerate the 4 pathophysiological stages of adhesive capsulitis.
    • List and define the 3 sub-components of the tissue-response classification system for adhesive capsulitis.
    • Provide 2 clinical findings for each of the 3 sub-components of the tissue-response classification system for adhesive capsulitis.
    • State 3 treatment guidelines for each of the 3 sub-components of the tissue-response classification system for adhesive capsulitis.
    • Summarize the grades of evidence for common physical therapy interventions (i.e. therapeutic exercise, joint mobilizations, modalities and patient education) for adhesive capsulitis

    Robert McCabe, PT, OCS

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    Management of Common Sports Injuries

    Dealing with Common Sports Injuries


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    • Recognize pathology associated with common sports injuries
    • Outline the mechanism of injury for various hand injuries
    • Recognize treatment interventions for upper extremity injuries

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Management of Tendon Transfers

    Key Concepts in Tendon Management


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    • Define concepts and principles of tendon transfer management
    • Determine selection criteria, indications and contraindications for tendon transfers
    • Identify therapeutic interventions and protocols for pre-op and post operative hand patients
    • Become familiar with tpyes of tendon transfers used to enhance functional performance


    Deborah Amini, OT, CHT

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    Medical Errors 101
    Avoiding Medical Errors

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    • List some of the most common medical errors reported in the US health care system
    • List the three major systems that the President of the US in 2000 mentioned in his speech regarding errors in the health care system and discuss ways these tools could help decrease errors in our health care system
    • Name a few organizations that collect data from health organizations to help analyze medical errors to help correct on a state level, and a national level
    • Discuss the Evidence Based Practice and converse why this is an important concept in preventing medical errors
    • Name the industry that is the template for a medical error system that works on each level of the structure, denying individual blame
    • List some concepts in quality improvement that AHRQ and other organizations are working on to decrease Medical errors


    Virginia Norris-Schafer, DC, MD

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    Medical Errors 202a

    Definitions, Concepts, Scope of the Problem and Types of Errors


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    • Define Medical Error
    • Discuss Medical Errors in the Context of Other Types of Error
    • Illustrate the Scope of the Medical Error Problem
    • List Serious Reportable Medical Events
    • Define Key Events in the Field of Patient Safety
    • Review the Epidemiology of Medical Error
    • Describe the Taxonomy of Medical Error
    • Identify commonly misdiagnosed conditions
    • Identify populations of special vulnerability
    • Review Types of Medical Errors
    • Discuss Falls and Teamwork/Communication Errors and how to prevent them


    Dean Smith, DC, PhD

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    Medical Errors 202b

    Types of Medical Errors, Risk Factors and Prevention


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    • Summarize the following types of medical errors:
      1. medication errors
      2. handoff errors
      3. diagnostic errors
      4. healthcare acquired infections
      5. device associated infections
    • List factors that increase the risk of the above medical errors
    • Describe strategies to prevent the above medical errors

    • Recommend taking Medical Errors 202a prior to taking this course

    Dean Smith, DC, PhD

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    Mental Health 101
    A Multi-level Approach to Address Burnout in Healthcare Employees

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    • List components of burnout, causes of burnout, and personal and professional outcomes associated with burnout in healthcare employees.
    • Summarize the Jobs-Demands Resource Model and its relevance to the challenges of burnout in healthcare employees.
    • Describe the intrinsic personal factors aimed at reducing symptoms of burnout and enhancing personal well-being and work and life satisfaction.
    • Recognize the extrinsic work factors aimed at reducing symptoms of burnout and promoting occupational justice in the healthcare work environment.
    • Explain the relationship between the development of burnout in healthcare employees, external work factors, and leadership.


    Erika del Pozo, MOT, OTR

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    Mobilization 201
    Joint Mobilizations for the Upper Quarter

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    • List and define the components of the SINSS classification used for an upper quarter evaluation
    • Recall two neurophysiological effects of upper quarter joint mobilizations
    • Cite two indications for performing grade 1-2 joint mobilizations to the upper quarter
    • Identify two conditions that would warrant performing grad 3-4 joint mobilizations to the upper quarter
    • Enumerate 5 contraindications for performing joint mobilizations to the upper quarter State two specific diagnostic or impairment-based indications for performing a cervical distraction mobilization.
    • Summarize the purpose for performing a posterior mobilization to the glenohumeral joint
    • Paraphrase the clinical prediction rule used to determine the effectiveness of cervico-thoracic mobilizations for patient’s presenting with subacromial impingement.

    Robert McCabe, PT, OCS

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    Neuroanatomy Review Related to Upper Extremity Function

    Neuroanatomy of the UE


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    • Locate major divisions and structures of the CNS
    • Name functions of CNS structures, and their integration with other structures
    • Identify effects of CNS dysfunction on upper extremity function, behavior and occupational performance

    Sue Ordinetz, MEd, MS, OT

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    Neurology UE 101

    Neuroanatomy


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    • Differentiate between the central and peripheral nervous systems
    • Identify significant structures within the nervous system
    • List and describe 5 primary functions of structures within the nervous system
    • Describe the vascular supply to the brain
    • Discuss components of the cervical, brachial, and lumbosacral plexuses


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Neurology UE 102

    Motor Control and Learning


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    • Define motor control and motor learning
    • Outline and examine the relationship among motor control, motor learning, and motor development
    • Distinguish between the hierarchic and systems models of motor control
    • Explain the development of postural control and balance
    • Describe the role of experience and feedback in motor control and motor learning
    • Relate motor control and motor learning theories to therapeutic intervention


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Neurology UE 103

    Motor Development


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    • Define the life span concept of development
    • Compare and contrast the relationship of cognition and motivation to motor development
    • Identify important motor accomplishments of the first 3 years of life
    • Describe the acquisition and refinement of fundamental movement patterns during childhood
    • Explain age-related changes in functional movement patterns across the life span
    • Differentiate how age-related systems changes affect posture, balance, and gait in older adults


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Neurology UE 104

    Positioning and Handling to Foster Motor Function


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    • Examine and describe the importance of using positioning and handling as interventions when treating children with neurologic deficits
    • Describe the use of positioning and handling as interventions to improve function in children with neurologic deficits
    • List handling tips that can be used when treating children with neurologic deficits
    • Explain transitional movements used in treating children with neurologic deficits
    • Identify the goals for use of adaptive equipment with children who have neurologic deficits


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Neurology UE 105

    Cerebral Palsy


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    • Describe and outline the incidence, etiology, and classification of cerebral palsy (CP)
    • Describe the clinical manifestations and associated deficits seen in children with CP throughout the life span
    • Explain the physical therapy management of children with CP throughout the life span
    • Discuss the medical and surgical management of children with CP
    • Articulate the role of the physical therapist assistant in the treatment of children with CP
    • Recognize the importance of functional training throughout the life span of a child with CP


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Neurology UE 106

    Myelomeningocele


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    • Examine the incidence, etiology, and clinical manifestations of myelomeningocele
    • Describe common complications seen in children with myelomeningocele
    • Differentiate the medical and surgical management of children with myelomeningocele
    • Articulate the role of the therapist assistant in the treatment of children with myelomeningocele
    • Explain appropriate interventions for children with myelomeningocele
    • Recognize the importance of functional training throughout the life span of a child with myelomeningocele


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Neurology UE 107

    Genetic Disorders


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    • Describe different modes of genetic transmission
    • Discuss the incidence, etiology, and clinical manifestations of specific genetic disorders
    • Outline and describe the medical and surgical management of children with genetic disorders
    • Articulate the role of the therapy assistant in the management of children with genetic disorders
    • Identify appropriate therapy interventions used with children with genetic disorders
    • Recognize the importance of functional training throughout the life span of a child with a genetic disorder


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Neurology UE 108

    Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation


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    • State the philosophy of PDF
    • List the PNF patterns for the extremities and trunk
    • Describe applications of extremity and trunk patterns in neurorehabilitation
    • Explain the use of PNF patterns and techniques within postures of the developmental sequence
    • Identify which PNF techniques are most appropriate to promote the different stages of motor control
    • Describe the rationale for using the PNF approach in neurorehabilitation
    • Discuss the motor learning strategies used in PNF


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Neurology UE 109

    Cerebrovascular Accidents


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    • Describethe etiology and clinical manifestations of stroke
    • Identify common complications seen in patients who have sustained CVAs
    • Explain the role of the therapy assistant in the treatment of patients with stroke
    • Describe appropriate treatment interventions for patients who have experienced strokes
    • Recognize the importance of functional training for patients who have had strokes


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Neurology UE 110

    Traumatic Brain Injury


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    • Identify causes and mechanisms of TBI
    • List secondary complications associated with TBI
    • Explain specific treatment interventions to facilitate functional movement
    • Discuss strategies that will improve cognitive deficits


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Neurology UE 111

    Other Neurologic Disorders


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    • Describe the incidence, etiology, and clinical manifestations of Parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, and postpolio syndrome
    • Examine the typical medical and surgical management of persons with Parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, and postpolio syndrome
    • Identify specific treatment interventions relative to the stage/degree of progression and level of impairment or functional limitations of persons with Parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, and postpolio syndrome
    • Discuss strategies for patient and family education to address functional limitations of individuals with Parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, and postpolio syndrome


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Neurology UE 112

    Traditional Sensorimotor Approach to Intervention


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    • Trace the flow of information in the central and peripheral nervous systems that leads to purposeful movement
    • Define the sensorimotor system, its locus in the brain, and its function during motor performance
    • List the structures that constitute the higher, middle, and lower levels of the central nervous system components for movement
    • Name the four traditional sensorimotor approaches to intervention and the theorist responsible for each
    • Name the two models of motor control that form the basis for the sensorimotor approaches to treatment
    • Briefly describe each of the four traditional sensorimotor approaches to intervention; compare and contrast their similarities and their differences
    • Define proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation and how this approach facilitates adaptive responses that are performed in daily occupations
    • Outline and describe the principles of proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation and how to apply them to enhance client performance
    • Describe the influence of sensory input on motor learning
    • Use the proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation evaluation to determine factors limiting clients ’ participation in their occupation
    • Identify theoretic foundations of neurodevelopmental treatment, as well as current principles of evaluation and intervention
    • Identify management strategies associated with neurodevelopmental treatment intervention and treatment techniques
    • Integrate neurodevelopmental treatment within an occupation-centered and client-centered approach to evaluation and intervention
    • Discuss the relationship between evidence-based practice and neurodevelopmental treatment, and discuss types of evidence available to support the use of neurodevelopmental treatment in occupational therapy


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Neurology UE 113

    Degenerative Diseases of the Central Nervous System


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    •  Describe the course of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    • Describe the diff erences between familial and sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    • Describe the role of the occupational therapist for a client with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    • Describe the three subtypes of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    • Identify the symptoms and incidence of Alzheimer's disease
    • Describe the pathophysiology of Alzheimer’s disease
    • Describe the overall model of medical management of Alzheimer ’ s disease used by primary care providers and other health professionals
    • Describe an approach to evaluation used by occupational therapists
    • Identify stages of disease progression and general methods of treatment interventions associated with stages of dementia
    • Describe the course and stages of Huntington’s disease
    • Identify current research regarding the etiology of the disease
    • Describe the medical management of Huntington’s disease
    • Describe the purpose of occupational therapy for a client with Huntington's disease
    • Describe the three typical forms of multiple sclerosis
    • Describe current research regarding the etiology of the disease
    • Describe the symptoms of multiple sclerosis
    • Describe complications that may occur as a result of the disease
    • Describe the role of the occupational therapist for a person with multiple sclerosis
    • Describe the course and stages of Parkinson’s disease
    • Identify current research on the etiology of the disease
    • Describe the medical management of Parkinson’s disease
    • Describe the role of the occupational therapist for a client with Parkinson’s disease


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Neurology UE 114

    Interventions for Clients with Movement Limitations


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    • Appreciate the complexity of motor responses, and discuss methods used to influence body systems and their effects on functional behaviors.
    • Outline the differences in recovery related to healing, compensation, substitution, habituation, and adaptation.
    • Analyze the similarities and differences among impairment training of specific body systems, functional training, augmented feedback training, and learning-based sensorimotor retraining.
    • Select appropriate intervention strategies to optimize desired outcomes.
    •  Analyze variables that may both positively and negatively affect complex motor responses and a patient’s ability to participate in functional activities.
    •  Identify procedures and sequences required to attain the most successful therapeutic outcome that best meets the needs and goals of the client and the family.
    • Consider the contribution of the client, the client’s support systems, research evidence,neurophysiology, and the best practice standards available to optimize outcomes.


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    Neurology UE 115

    Movement Dysfunction Associated with Hemiplegia


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    •  Identify the various types of neurovascular disease.
    •  Identify the atypical patterns of movement in clients with residual hemiplegia.
    •  Identify significant primary and secondary body systemimpairments that interfere with functional movement patterns and limit ability to participate.
    • Describe a reeducation intervention strategy for improving functional movement in clients who have had a stroke.

       



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    Neurology UE 116

    Aging, Dementia and Disorders of Cognition


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    •  Define the basic terminology and discuss the prevalence of cognitive disturbances seen in older persons.
    • Describe normative changes in brain function with normal aging and their relevance to the diagnoses of delirium and dementias.
    • Discuss how symptoms are altered with normal aging for an individual.
    •  Describe normal sensory changes with aging and how they alter a person’s overall ability to adapt to stress.
    • Describe how, and for what type of patient, to use the Mini-Mental State Examination as a part of the physical or occupational therapy examination.
    • Describe common sensory changes with dementia and implications for adapting PT or OT evaluation and intervention.
    • Discuss common changes in learning styles with aging and implications for adaptingPT or OTintervention to enhance patients’ ability to perform at their highest functional level.
    • Describe how environmental design and ergonomics can enhance patient performance in activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living.
    • Describe a strategy to evaluate a patient’s emotional capacity to participate in a learning task and its clinical relevance to both OT and PT outcomes.
    • Describe criteria for delirium and reversible dementia and sample strategies for modifying evaluation and treatment procedures.
    • Discuss symptoms and disease progression in irreversible dementia.
    • Discuss the therapist’s role on the treatment team in educating key caregivers and support personnel and sample training strategies.
    • Discuss treatment skills that are helpful in working with persons who have irreversible dementia.
    • Describe research activities and new findings that affect physical evaluation and treatment of the patient with dementia or delirium.


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    Neurology UE 117
    Parkinson Disease Epidemiology, Pathology, Genetics, and Pathophysiology

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    • Describe PD and list 3 motor and nonmotor deficits associated with PD
    • Describe the epidemiology of PD and state whether or not the prevalence of PD will increase
    • List 3 neuropathologic hallmark signs of PD
    • List 3 lifestyle factors that have been associated with risk for PD
    • Describe how genetics and pathophysiology Play a major role in PD


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    Neurology UE 118
    Parkinson's Disease

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    • Desribe general features and characteristics of PD
    • List and outline a 4-step approach for diagnosing PD
    • Identify other neurodegenerative disorders that share similar features with PD
    • Explain 4 categories of nonmotor features of PD
    • List 3 medications used to treat nonmotor symptoms of PD


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    Neurology UE 119
    Depression and Anxiety in Parkinson's Disease

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    • List the 2 most common psychiatric comorbidities in Parkinson's Disease
    • Outline and describe 4 types of depressive disorders seen in Parkinson's Disease
    • List 4 risk factors for depression and 4 risk factors for anxiety
    • Outline and describe 5 nonpharmacologic therapy interventions for the treatment of Parkinson's Disease


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    Neurology UE 120
    Does this Person have Parkinson's Disease or Essential Tremor?

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    • List and examine 5 features that distinguish Parkinson tremor from essential tremor
    • Describe the hallmark sign that distinguishes Parkinson tremor from other types of tremor
    • State the purpose of a datscan
    • List and describe 2 treatment interventions for Parkinson and essential tremor
    • Define and differentiate 3 other common types of tremor in the elderly


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    Neurology UE 121
    Management of Early Parkinson Disease

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    • Describe 3 key features of early Parkinson's disease
    • List 2 pharmacologic interventions used for early Parkinson's disease
    • Identify the gold standard for treating Parkinsons
    • Describe how deep brain stimulation is used and surgical treatment for Parkinsons
    • List 5 therapeutic exercise interventions for patients with Parkinson's disease


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    Oncology Rehab 101

    Breast Cancer Recovery: Rehabilitation After Breast Cancer


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    • Describe and list local and systemic treatments for breast cancer
    • Discuss physical and psychosocial implications of breast cancer treatment
    • Outline and describe the process of evaluation for individuals with breast cancer
    • Create appropriate rehabilitative goals for individuals with breast cancer
    • Design an appropriate rehabilitative session for breast cancer patients


    Naomi Aaronson, MA, OTR/L, CHT

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    Oncology Rehab 102

    Cancer-Related Fatigue


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    • Outline 5 hypotheses related to the pathophysiology of cancer related fatigue
    • List 5 tools available for screening cancer related fatigue and describe the simplest scale available
    • List 10 factors that contribute to cancer related fatigue
    • Describe the patient history, physical examination, and diagnostic workup process for a patient with cancer related fatigue
    • List 5 nonpharmacologic interventions for the treatment of cancer related fatigue
    • List and describe 2 psychostimulants used in the treatment of cancer related fatigue

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    Ortho 118
    Bone Healing - Everything You Need to Know

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    • Identify and describe the phases of bone healing
    • List and describe 3 objectives that serve as the foundation of fracture management and bone healing
    • Define and differentiate osteoblasts, osteoclasts, and osteocytes
    • Define and discuss Wolff’s law
    • Discuss 3 principles of stress deprivation, immobilization, and normal physiologic stress as they apply to fracture healing
    • Identify 3 complications of bone healing
    • Outline and describe 6 areas of descriptive organization of classifying fractures
    • Describe pathologic fractures and list 4 types
    • Discuss 2 ways how osteoporosis affects fractures
    • List 2 common methods of fracture fixation, fixation devices, and fracture classifications


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Ortho 119
    Muscle and Tendon Healing

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    • Describe and differentiate between the macrostructure and microstructure of muscle and tendon
    • List and describe the 2 main types of muscle fibers. List and describe the 3 mechanisms for a muscle injury
    • Describe the difference between a supraphysiologic and a sub-failure load and how each type may contribute to an injury
    • Define how a muscle strain differs from a ligament sprain
    • Describe the differences between a tendinitis and a tendinosis
    • Describe the effects of aging on tendons
    • Name and describe the 3 phases of connective tissue healing
    • Describe the effects of immobilization on connective tissue


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    OT Analysis and Group Process 101

    Occupational Analysis and Group Process


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    • Describe how the occupational therapy practice framework (OTPF) may structure activity analysis for intervention
    • Define terms from the OTPF as they are used in activity analysis
    • Describe the stages of groups Identify the types of groups
    • Differentiate between occupation, task, and activity Discuss the basic concepts of group process and acuity analysis


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    OT Analysis and Group Process 102

    Activity Analysis


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    • Describe the process of activity analysis
    • Describe the process of activity configuration and activity synthesis
    • Discuss the process of activity match
    • Differentiate between occupation, activity, and tasks
    • Compare and contrast a variety of activity analyses
    • Discuss how Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) theory helps practitioners conduct activity analyses
    • Identify a variety of therapeutic media and how they are used in practice
    • Identify ways to “grade” and adapt activities


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    OT Analysis and Group Process 103

    Interpersonal Relationships and Communication


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    • Identify components of communication
    • Define groups and components of group structure
    • Identify and give examples of different group models
    • Identify the stages of group development
    • Discuss methods of establishing rapport within a group
    • Explain how to plan and lead an effective occupational therapy group

       



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    OT Analysis and Group Process 104

    Therapeutic Use of Self: Applying the Intentional Relationship Model in Group Therapy


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    • Define therapeutic use of self in occupational therapy
    • Describe how the intentional relationship model may guide use of self in occupational therapy
    • Examine the application of the intentional relationship model in group therapy approaches
    • Define the interpersonal skills necessary for successful group therapy outcomes
    • Expplain the difference between activity focusing and interpersonal focusing according to the intentional relationship model
    • Understand the role of group dynamics (adaptive and maladaptive) in therapy outcomes
    • Apply the intentional relationship model to a group therapy case example


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    OT Analysis and Group Process 105

    Managing and Facilitating Groups


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    • Develop group programs
    • Describe strategies to manage and facilitate group process
    • Write long-term and short-term goals for groups
    • Identify the key components of goals
    • Describe the group climate


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    OT Analysis and Group Process 106

    Analyzing the Effect of Aging on Occupations with an Emphasis on Cognition and Perception


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    • Identify common aging stereotypes
    • Describe the changes associated with aging
    • Describe the eff ect of age-related changes on occupational performance
    • Hypothesize factors contributing to fall risk
    • Analyze cognitive and perceptual abilities in activity
    • Differentiate between activity-, client-, cognition-, perception-, and sensation-focused activity analyses
    • Explain grading and adapting activities for older adults
    • Develop activities for older adults


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    OT Analysis and Group Process 107

    Emerging Occupational Therapy Practice Areas


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    • Describe the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Centennial Vision and the importance of the vision to the practice of occupational therapy
    • Identify traditional occupational therapy practice areas and describe the role of the occupational therapy practitioner in these areas
    • Identify emerging occupational therapy practice areas and describe the role of the occupational therapy practitioner in these areas
    • Describe a variety of creative group activities addressing emerging areas of practice


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    OT Analysis and Group Process 108

    Ethical Practice


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    • Outline the steps to ethical decision making
    • Identify the seven ethical principles as outlined in the American Occupational Therapy Association Code of Ethics
    • Discuss ethical considerations that may occur specific to groups
    • Describe the ethical principles found in ethical scenarios specific to occupational therapy practice
    • Outline the resolution and enforcement process for the code of ethics
    • Describe the importance of following a professional code of ethics


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    OT Analysis and Group Process 109

    Managing Difficult Groups


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    • Identify the stages of groups and roles of members
    • Identify 3 common group management issues
    • Discuss how to manage difficult group behavior
    • Describe a problem solving mode for working in groups
    • Describe the four-step intervention model to address group members’ needs and specific member issues


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    OT Practice Guidelines 101

    OT Practice Framework: Domain and Process


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    • Define the domains of OT practice
    • Outline the OT process
    • Analyze activities in terms of areas of performance, performance skills, performance patterns, and client factors
    • Provide examples of how contexts impact occupations
    • Describe intervention approaches


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    OT Practice Guidelines 102

    OT Practitioner: Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships


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    • Identify the different roles an OT practitioner
    • Describe 3 levels of performance for OT practitioners
    • Discuss minimum responsibilities of the OT and the OTA in service delivery as described in the Standards of Practice
    • Outlilne and describe the levels of supervision and parameters that affect these levels
    • Identify practices that contribute to successful supervisory relationships
    • Describe the different types of teams in health care and recognize the importance of interdisciplinary teams
    • Describe tools that can be used to maintain and document continuing competency


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    OT Practice Guidelines 103

    Service Management Functions


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    • Explain the various service management functions
    • Identify factors leading to a safe and efficient clinical environment
    • Describe how the spread of infection is prevented in the workplace
    • Explain the factors taken into consideration for scheduling staff appointments
    • Define 3 categories of funding sources that reimburse for OT services
    • Recognize the importance of program planning and evaluation as service management functions
    • Describe and understand documentation that occurs at various stages in the OT process, and identify the fundamental elements in a client
    • Describe the integration of professional development and research into practice


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    OT Practice Guidelines 104

    Clinical Reasoning


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    • Explain the nature of clinical reasoning
    • Outline and describe the 3 elements of clinical reasoning
    • Describe the thought processes and strategies of clinical reasoning used by OT practitioners
    • Compare the clinical reasoning skills of the novice vs. the expert
    • Identify 3 ways the OT practitioner can develop clinical reasoning skills


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    OT Practice Guidelines 105

    Practicing Legally and Ethically


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    • Define and discuss the purpose of a code of ethics
    • Identify the seven principles in the OT Code of Ethics
    • Describe the function of the Ethics Commission
    • Outline the steps to ethical decision-making
    • Distinguish between ethical and legal behavior
    • Explain the purpose and implementation of state laws regulating OT
    • Describe the disciplinary processes developed by state regulatory boards and the professional association
    • Discuss the similarities and differences of morals, ethics, and laws and their connection to the practice of OT


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    OT Practice Guidelines 106

    Models of Practice and Frames of Reference


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    • Define theory, model of practice (MOP), and frame of reference (FOR)
    • Discuss the importance of using a model of practice and frame of reference
    • Analyze and report 3 reasons how research supports practice
    • Identify the components of a frame of reference
    • Summarize selected OT models of practice
    • Identify the principles guiding selected frames of reference


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    Pain 104

    Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Pain Management


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    • Extrapolate the use of Complementary and Alternative Medicines (CAMS) for Pain Management as it pertains to prevalence of use, safety and cost
    • Discuss the Epidemiology of Pain
    • Assess pain in patients
    • Classify pain by extrapolating the physiology and biochemistry of pain
    • Compare the sensation, attention and behavioral aspects of pain
    • Recognize the anthroposophic concepts of pain
    • Summarize concepts of pain in spiritual healing, homeopathy, naturopathy, osteopathy and traditional Chinese medicine


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    Pain 105

    Cancer: Pathology, Physical Activity, Nutrition, Massage Therapy and Acupuncture


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    • Outline the nature of and hallmarks of cancer
    • Summarize the relationship between physical activity and cancer
    • Summarize the relationship between nutrition and cancer
    • Summarize the relationship between massage therapy and cancer
    • Summarize the relationship between acupuncture and cancer
    • Summarize the relationship between manual therapy and cancer


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    Pain 106

    Pain, Inflammation, Back Pain, Fibromyalgia and Peripheral Neuropathy


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    • Summarize the assessment and diagnosis of pain
    • List and describe 5 common causes of back pain and how to prevent injury
    • Outline the causes of fibromyalgia
    • Illustrate the mechanisms of inflammation and pain
    • Discuss the pain of peripheral neuropathy


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    Pain 110
    Orthopedic Management of Pain and Pain Syndromes

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    • Describe 3 ways how pain can be a burden to the patient and society
    • Describe 2 key components of the biopsychosocial model for treating pain
    • Describe how pain is a multisystem output
    • Describe the neuromatrix and how it relates to a person’s neural signature
    • List 3 medical terms that can influence a patient’s level of fear and anxiety
    • Describe 3 body systems that can be influenced by a persistent state of pain
    • Outline the 12 treatment principles in the context of therapeutic neuroscience education for patients with persistent pain


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    Pain 202

    Evaluation and Pain Management


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    • Differentiate acute from chronic pain
    • Explain the biopsychosocial model of pain
    • Describe two common acute and two common chronic pain syndromes
    • Summarize two approaches to pain evaluation
    • Describe occupationally based approaches to pain intervention


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    Pain 203
    Introduction to Pain and The Patient's Voice

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    • Identify key professionals and describe the various roles that each person on the interprofessional pain team plays
    • Understand the impact that chronic pain can have across varied life domains
    • Describe the link between the individual experience of pain and the social environment
    • Examine the association between healthcare provider-patient communication and health outcomes


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    Pain 204

    Neuroanatomy of the Nociceptive System and Neurophysiology of Pain


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    • Appreciate the different types of peripheral nociceptors and their associated axons
    • Describe the pathways involved in transmitting nociceptive information within the nervous system
    • Describe the organization of the dorsal horn and the termination patterns of afferent inputs
    • Examine the areas of the nervous system involved in the perception, integration and response to nociception
    • Become familiar with the neurophysiology underlying somatic and visceral pain
    • Outline and describe mechanisms of sensitization in the peripheral and central nervous system
    • Describe ways in which the brain controls nociceptive processing
    • Identify and describe brain structures involved in the perception of pain


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    Pain 205
    Assessing Pain

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    • Define and explain the difference between pain assessment and pain measurement
    • Describe the type of pain evaluation commonly used
    • Describe some of the most commonly used pain measurement tools
    • Become familiar with some consensus guidelines around pain assessment
    • Explore and discuss the impact which culture, ethnicity, religion and gender can have on pain assessment


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Pain 206
    Neuropathic Pain and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

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    • Describe the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying neuropathic pain and complex regional pain syndrome
    • Identify symptoms that alert the clinician to the possible presence of these conditions
    • Become familiar with current diagnostic criteria and their limitations
    • Describe a methodical approach to examination and treatment, based on current international evidence and guidelines


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Pain 207

    Manual Therapy and Influence on Pain Perception


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    • Understand manual therapy in the context of biopsychosocial management of  musculoskeletal pain
    • Describe the effects of manual therapy on local tissue, spinal and supraspinal pain mechanisms
    • Describe the effects of pleasant touch on pain
    • Examine the effects of treatment-related pain on pain perception
    • Analyze the effects of manual therapy on motor control
    • Explain how manual therapy may be applied in practice


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    Pain 208

    Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)


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    • Discuss the use of TENS and acupuncture for pain management and list 5 indications and contraindications/risks.
    • Describe and analyze 2 principles underpinning various techniques of TENS and acupuncture
    • Describe the research supporting the analgesic mechanisms of action of TENS and acupuncture.
    • Summarize clinical research evidence on clinical effectiveness for TENS and acupuncture
    • Discuss why the clinical experience of outcome when using TENS and acupuncture sometimes differs from some of the clinical research findings.


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Pathology 112

    The Breast


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    • Describe normal anatomy of the breast
    • List 5 factors of breast cancer
    • Explain the incidence of breast cancer and its impact on society
    • Explain the pathogenesis of fibrocystic changes and describe 3 histological changes
    • Describe the most common benign breast tumor including appearance, histological features and peak age of incidence


    Ruth Coopee, MT, OT, CHT

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    Pathology 113

    The Skin


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    • Define and differentiate skin lesions such as macule, papule, vesicle, pustule, ulcer and scar
    • Describe skin lesions caused by mechanical trauma
    • Explain short term and long term effects of ultraviolet light on the skin
    • Describe skin infections caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites
    • Describe typical lesions of acne vulgaris and explain their pathogenesis
    • Describe 2 manifestations of seborrheic dermatitis
    • List the most important neoplastic skin lesions involving the dermis


    Ruth Coopee, MT, OT, CHT

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    Pathology 114

    Fluid and Hemodynamic Disorders


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    • Define edema and give 5 clinical examples
    • Define shock and explain it pathogenesis
    • List 5 conditions that predispose an individual to arterial thrombi
    • Define emboli and give 5 clinical examples
    • Describe the 5 clinical consquences of venous and arterial thrombi


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    Pathology 115

    Cell Pathology


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    • List the most important causes of cell injury
    • Describe 3 types of cell adaptations
    • Describe cellular aging
    • Compare 2 forms of cell death: necrosis and apoptosis
    • Describe various forms of necrosis and give examples of each


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    Pathology 116

    Inflammation


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    • Define inflammation and describe the cellular events that occur during acute inflammation
    • Describe the vascular changes that occur during acute inflammation
    • Explain the function of proteins and the clotting system in inflammation
    • Explain the functions of cytokines released in inflammation
    • Describe and differentiate local and systemic symptoms of inflammation


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    Patient Communications 201

    Improving Patient-Provider Communications


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    • Determine why communication is imperative in clinical encounters
    • Classify rights and responsibilities of the patient -provider partnership
    • Recognize barriers and benefits regarding improved communication
    • Apply numerous strategies to improve and solidify patient interactions
    • Summarize how to fix the system so providers will provide better quality visits

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    Patient Communications 202
    Age, Ethnicity and Socioeconomic Status

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    • Identify the ways your conscious or unconscious bias toward patient characteristics may enter the clinical relationship
    • Outline ways to improve your clinical communication with patients who are elderly, poor or ethnic minorities.
    • Distinguish male and female patient communication styles and plan what to do when your patient wants a different gender provider
    • Compare the way Jewish, Irish, Italian, and other cultures present differently as patients and prepare your communication style appropriately
    • Internalize the seven ideal interpersonal traits patients want in their health care providers

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    Patient Communications 203
    Detecting Dishonesty: Why Our Patients Lie and What To Do About It

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    • Recognize deceptive behaviors from other people and integrate these skills
    • Use tips garnered from former CIA officers to separate truth from lies
    • Determine motivations for patients to lie to health care providers
    • Strategize ways to avoid being lied to by your patients and staff
    • Assess the consequences of lying and how it compromises clinical relationships

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    Patient Communications 204

    Four Habits of Highly Effective Clinicians: Evidence-Based Ways to Improve Your Bedside Manner


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    • Explain the Four Habits of Highly Effective Clinicians
    • Show the payoffs for each of the habits and provide examples
    • Demonstrate how to avoid “Door Knob Concerns” and uncover hidden problems
    • Specify barriers to patient communication and how to overcome them
    • Describe action steps to incorporate better communication habits into practice immediately

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    Patient Communications 205

    Communicating Risk and Harms


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    • Modify explanations about risks, harms and benefits to avoid miscommunication to patients
    • Apply research concepts such as sensitivity and specificity to outcomes communications
    • Identify weak spots in clinical trials with regard to benefits and harms
    • Implement the best practitioner action to build trust in patients
    • Discover strategies for better communicating with low functional health literacy patients

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    Pediatrics 101 OTA

    Pediatric Skills for OTA's


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    • Describe the basics of the OT Practice Framework and its relationship to clinical practice.
    • Identify key components of a pediatric medical system.
    • Outline the sequence of normal development of the child and adolescent.
    • Explore how to apply activity analysis to treatment intervention.
    • Describe signs and symptoms of various pediatric health conditions.
    • Describe the role of the COTA in choosing therapeutic media.
    • Describe characteristics of assitive technology and its importance in making technology decisions.
    • Describe 3 reasons related to the importance of splinting and orthotics management.
    • Describe the use of animal-assisted services.


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    Pediatrics 201

    Sports Injuries in Children


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    • Become familiar with prevention as a key way to manage sports injuries.
    • Explain and identify the 7 risk factors for injury.
    • Identify different types of injuries and major sites of injury.
    • Become familiar with rehabilitation protocols and methods for return to play.
    • Become familiar with working with young athletes with physical disabilities.
    • Describe 3 uses for clinical application through case study


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    Pediatrics 202

    Muscular Dystrophy and Spinal Muscular Atrophy


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    • Describe and explore the role of the therapist in the treatment, examination and evaluation of children with MD or SMA.
    • Describe and differentiate classification/types of MD.
    • Summarize and outline 3 key features of the Vignos Functional Rating Scale for Duchenne MD.
    • Recognize diagnosis and pathophysiology of SMA.
    • Describe clinical application through case studies.


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    Pediatrics 203

    Brachial Plexus Injuries (BPI)


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    • Describe the incidence, etiology and pathophysiology of BPI
    • Become familiar with the changes in body structure and function that occur with various levels of BPI
    • Define therapy goals and identify appropriate treatment interventions for children with BPI
    • Define and differentiate Erbs palsy from Klumpkes palsy
    • Become familiar with the medical management, orthopedic surgery and orthopedic concerns of infants and children with BPI
    • Become familiar with outcomes of children with BPI
    • Apply clinical application with the use of case studies


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    Pediatrics 204

    Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AMC)


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    • Become familiar with the incidence and etiology of AMC
    • Examine and explain how a diagnosis of AMC is determined
    • Name 2 clinical manifestations of AMC
    • Become familiar with the medical management of infants and children with AMC
    • Identify 5 therapy interventions for infants with AMC
    • Discuss the importance of stretching and splinting programs as well as other adaptive equipment
    • Describe therapy intervention for the pre-school aged child with AMC
    • Name 3 therapy interventions for the adolescent with AMC
    • Become familiar with the challenges that the child with AMC faces as during transition to adulthood
    • Review clinical application through case study


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    Pediatrics 205

    Cerebral Palsy (CP)


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    • Become familiar with the classification, etiology and pathophysiology of CP
    • Explore and examine how an infant or child is diagnosed with CP
    • Compare and contrast single-system and multi-system impairments
    • Discuss the role of Occupational and Physical Therapy in the treatment CP
    • Become familiar with determinants of prognosis or outcome
    • List 5 treatment goals and interventions for the infant with CP
    • List 5 treatment goals and interventions for the child with CP
    • Describe the importance of reducing primary impairment and preventing secondary impairment in the infant/child with CP
    • Discuss the importance and significance of family involvement and key characteristics that must observed
    • List factors that must be addressed in preparation for the transition to adulthood in the adolescent with CP


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    Pediatrics 206

    Sensory-Based Learning Strategies


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    • Define sensory processing and self-regulation.
    • List at least five symptoms that may indicate a Sensory Processing Disorder.
    • Explain the Fussy Baby Analogy in relation to the three sensory-based learning strategies.
    • Describe at least three examples of ways that each sensory-based learning strategy can be used in a school setting.
    • Develop a sensory schedule based on given guidelines.
    • Assess the effectiveness of sensory-based learning strategies through data collection.


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    Pediatrics 207

    Evaluation and Intervention to Develop Hand Skills


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    • Outline and describe the sequence of hand function development in infants and children
    • List 3 factors which contribute to the development of hand function
    • Describe 3 ways that hand function problems affect children's occupational performance
    • Summarize and examine 3 assessment tools and methods that are useful in evaluating children's hand skills?
    • Analyze how intervention practice models and principles are used by OTs to promote hand function
    • Describe how OTs use specific intervention strategies to improve hand function given a wide range of diagnoses
    • Explore and list 3 assistive technologies and adapted techniques that can be used to improve children's hand function and increase participation in play, school, and activities of daily living
    • Describe 2 ways in which research supports OT practice models for hand function interventions


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    Pediatrics 208

    Sensory Integration


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    • Define the term “sensory integration” as it relates to neurobiologic processes and as a frame of reference in OT
    • List and describe sensory systems emphasized in Ayres Sensory Integration and examine why they are considered important
    • List 3 ways in which sensory experiences support brain function and describe 2 conditions under which they optimally influence neuroplastic changes
    • List 3 key hallmarks of development in the tactile, proprioceptive, and vestibular systems, and describe how each developmental achievement in each system contributes to mastery of occupations from early infancy through childhood
    • Explore and recite 2 pieces of research that exists for the different types of sensory integration problems in childhood
    • List and examine 3 key indicators of problems in sensory modulation, perception, vestibular-bilateral functions, and praxis, and describe how each area affect child behavior
    • List 3 primary methods and specific instruments that are used to assess sensory integration


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    Pediatrics 209

    Interventions and Strategies for Challenging Behaviors


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    • List and describe 4 functions of challenging behaviors
    • Explore and describe 3 ways a therapist can prevent challenging behaviors from occurring
    • Name and outline 3 strategies for supporting positive behaviors in children
    • Summarize 3 principles and strategies to reduce challenging behaviors
    • Describe how positive behavior support and functional behavioral analysis are used to support student behaviors in school contexts


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    Pediatrics 210

    Activities of Daily Living


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    • Describe 3 factors that affect performance of ADLs and sleep habits of children?
    • Examine and explain how and when to evaluate ADL skills and describe 3 formal evaluations available
    • List and analyze 5 general intervention strategies and approaches used to promote ADL skills including healthy sleep and rest
    • Describe what evidence is available to support the use of specific intervention techniques with specific groups of children with disabilities
    • Describe 2 ways to modify the environment, equipment, or techniques to support ADL development and sleep in children with disabilities
    • Summarize the effects of context on a child's performance and parental expectations for ADL, sleep, and rest


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    Pediatrics 211

    Play in Pediatrics


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    • Describe key components involved in the relationship of play to OT
    • List and describe 3 play theories that have shaped OT's lens on play
    • Compare and contrast 3 assessment tools that OTs use for evaluation and intervention planning purposes
    • Describe how individual and environmental factors facilitate and/or inhibit play
    • Analyze 3 ways that play is used in OT intervention
    • Summarize 3 ways that OTs advocate for play in today's society


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    Pediatrics 212

    Prewriting and Handwriting Skills


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    • Describe the role of the OT in evaluation of and intervention for children with handwriting difficulties
    • List and outline 5 factors that contribute to handwriting readiness for young children
    • Describe 3 methods for evaluating handwriting and functional written communication
    • Examine and describe 3 ways that performance skills, client factors, performance patterns, and context influence the student's participation in the writing process
    • Recite 5 ways that handwriting fits into the educational writing process
    • Rationalize how remedial and compensatory strategies improve a student's written communication
    • Explore 5 ways that OT practitioners use pediatric OT models of practice and handwriting intervention programs to improve children's handwriting
    • Examine 3 handwriting interventions and programs that are supported with research evidence


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    Pediatrics 213

    Influencing Participation Through Assistive Technology


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    • Analyze 3 purposes of assistive devices and services and their relevance to the practice of OT
    • Describe 2 ways that legal mandates influence assistive technology service delivery
    • Outline 3 key components of guiding frameworks and models that influence decisions about assistive technology
    • Summarize 3 ways that teams collaborate to provide assistive technology services
    • Explore 3 ways that assistive technology enhances childhood occupations
    • Examine and describe 3 assessments that are used to evaluate the need for, selection of, and effects of assistive technology
    • Describe how sociocultural differences influence the acceptance of assistive technology
    • Describe the continuum of and interrelationship between no-tech and high-tech solutions
    • Examine how evidence-based practices are used throughout the service delivery process
    • List 5 resources for continued competence in the evaluation, selection, and implementation of assistive technology


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    Pediatrics 214

    Mobility


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    • Describe 5 ways that mobility is important to a young child's development
    • Examine 5 factors that should be considered during an evaluation for seating and mobility equipment
    • Summarize 3 ways that mobility is assessed and categorized for different levels of motor function
    • List 4 alternative methods of mobility appropriate to meet the child's developmental and functional needs
    • Research and describe what power mobility devices are currently available
    • Examine how OTs and family determine the most appropriate device
    • Describe how technology is used to assess seating and positioning
    • List 5 devices that are available to children with unique seating and position needs
    • Summarize how positioning and seating affect function and successful use of a mobility device
    • Describe how biomechanical principles are applied to position and seating


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    Pediatrics 215

    Test of Playfulness


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    • Become familiar with the Test of Playfulness (ToP)
    • Explain the steps involved in administering and scoring the ToP
    • Examine evidence for validity and reliability for the ToP
    • Describe environmental influences of playfulness
    • Explain the Test of Environmental Supportivenss (TOES)
    • Read case studies to review clinical application


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    Pediatrics 216

    Power of Object Play for Infants and Toddlers


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    • Explore the therapeutic power of object play
    • Identify 3 sources of power in therapeutic occupations
    • Review and recite literature on object play
    • Discuss the significance of integrating development, play and occupation
    • Idenitify various uses of object of play in practice
    • List criteria for selecting objects to enhance motivation
    • Review the use of object play to address common performance skills
    • Describe the use of object play to develop environmental negotiation skills


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    Pediatrics 217

    Play and the Sensory Integrative Approach


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    • Describe sensory integrative contributions to various stages of play development
    • List 5 ways that sensory integrative deficits affect play
    • Examiine how deficits in play affect sensory integrative functions
    • Become familiar with play in the context of OT using a sensory integrative approach
    • Read case studies and understand clinical application


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    Pediatrics 218

    Play in Middle Childhood


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    • Explore the development that occurs during the ages of middle childhood
    • List and describe the major hallmarks of middle childhood
    • Describe important components in constructing a play environment
    • Become familiar with characteristics of play during middle childhood
    • Read case studies as a clinical guide to treatment and clinical application

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    Pediatrics 219

    Play, Leisure and Social Participation in Educational Settings


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    • Become familiar with the background of play behavior
    • Describe the importance of play and leisure activities in school settings
    • Explain the deficits that occur when children do not play
    • Examine the Occupational Therapy process in the educational setting
    • Review interventions for play in educational settings
    • Describe outcomes for play  and leisure exploration and participation


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    Pediatrics 220

    Integrating Children with Disabilities into Family Play


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    • Describe 3 waays that play relates to the family
    • Describe play as therapeutic medium
    • Examine the role of family play as part of the therapeutic process
    • Summarize how play is influenced by values, culture and settings
    • Consider the impact of a child with a disability on family and play


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    Pediatrics 221

    Play in Children with Autism: Structure and Experience


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    • Describe and outline the structure of play
    • List the differences between structure and experience of play for children with autism
    • Outline 5 interventions to support play for children with autism
    • Read case examples to understand clinical application
    • Examine intervention strategies used by OT's to promote and enhance development of play
    • List 5 goals for promoting play in children with autism


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    Pediatrics 222

    Play in Children with Cerebral Palsy: Doing With-Not Doing To


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    • Define the characteristics of play
    • Outline and describe 5 limitations in children with cerebral palsy
    • Examine the role of play in treatment and daily life
    • Review and list 5 considerations for play in treatment
    • Describe the various ways that play can be used in treatment
    • Outline the role of adults when facilitating play
    • Read case studies to review clinical application


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    Pediatrics 223

    School-Based Occupational Therapy


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    • Examine and describe how major legislation guides and regulates education for students with and without disabilities
    • Analyze 3 ways that the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Elementary and Secondary Education Act affects the role of OTs in schools
    • Explore which major amendments to IDEA have been implemented over the past 3 decades
    • Outline the major provisions of Part B of IDEA— free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment
    • Describe how OTs provide services under Part B of IDEA, including referral, evaluation, individual education program, and interventions
    • Examine 3 ways that OT services that support students with and without disabilities are integrated into the classroom and across school environments
    • Provide 3 examples of indirect and direct OT services
    • Discuss how OTs under the IDEA 2004, ESEA, and No Child Left Behind Act provide early intervention services and response to intervention
    • Explain how OTs promote school mental health within a multitiered, public health model


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    Pediatrics 224

    Early Intervention


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    • Describe what is meant by early intervention
    • Examine how federal legislation and regulations provide the framework for OT services in early intervention
    • Discuss what is best practice in early intervention
    • Explore how OTs partner with families and other professionals to provide developmentally appropriate and family-centered services
    • Describe which OT practices and service delivery models support early intervention in the natural environment
    • Describe which strategies OTs use to promote children's performance and participation


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    Pediatrics 225

    Use of Standardized Tests in Pediatric Practice


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    • Describe 5 characteristics of commonly used standardized pediatric tests
    • Contrast 3 differences between norm- and criterion-referenced tests and the purpose of each
    • Explain 3 ways in which performance- and observation-based tests differ
    • Examine what descriptive statistics are used in standardized pediatric tests
    • Explain what standard scores used in standardized pediatric tests mean
    • Examine and describe how reliability and validity relate to a test's integrity
    • Describe how OT's demonstrate competency in and ethical use of standardized tests


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    Pediatrics 226

    Visual Perception


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    • Define visual perception
    • Describe the typical development of visual-perceptual skills
    • Identify factors that contribute to typical or atypical development of visual perception
    • Explain the effects of visual-perceptual problems on occupations and life activities such as activities of daily living, education, work, play, leisure, and social participation
    • Describe models and theories that may be used in structuring intervention plans for children who have problems with visual-perceptual skills
    • Identify assessments and methods useful in the evaluation of visual-perceptual skills in children
    • Describe intervention strategies for assisting children in improving or compensating for problems with visual-perceptual skills
    • Give case examples, including principles of evaluation and intervention.


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    Pediatrics 227
    Complex Medical Issues in Children: Asthma

    3.0

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