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Available courses

This seminar offers an in-depth review of proper documentation protocols from the physician’s order through evaluation, treatment and discharge. Educational level: Introductory. Contact hours: 3.5 Target audience: OT, COTA, PT, PTA, SLP Satisfactory completion criteria: Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation. ASHA approved for .35 ASHA CEUs. AOTA Content Focus -- Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative & Regulatory Issues

This seminar provides an overview of protocols for staging clients with dementia, objective assessment tools and related treatment strategies.   Educational level:  Intermediate.  Contact hours:  4.5  Target audience:  OT, COTA, PT, PTA, SLP  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation.  AOTA Content Focus -- Domain of OT: Client Factors


This seminar provides an overview of effective rehabilitation programs for patients living with PD. This seminar will identify the role of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy and nursing in managing PD. In addition, this seminar will prepare clinicians to develop an effective plans of care and interventions for patients living with PD. Educational level: Intermediate. Contact hours: 4.0 Target audience: OT, COTA, PT, PTA, SLP Satisfactory completion criteria: Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation. ASHA approved for .40 ASHA CEUs. AOTA Content Focus -- Domain of OT: Performance Skills

This training describes the required elements for responding to the emerging needs of long term care communities to provide sensitive and respectful services to LGBT elders.  The training reviews definitions related to sexual orientation and gender identity, challenges experienced by LGBT older adults, and strategies for communication and policies that honor residents’ rights.  Educational level: Intermediate. Contact hours: 1.0 Target audience: OT, COTA, PT, PTA, SLP Satisfactory completion criteria: Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation.  This course is approved by CA Board of Nursing Provider #CEP17058. ASHA approved for .10 ASHA CEUs. AOTA Content Focus -- Domain of OT: Client Factors.  Accreditation of this course does not necessarily imply the FPTA supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.  

This seminar provides an overview of program development for long-term care.  Educational level:  Intermediate.  Contact hours:  1.5  Target audience:  OT, COTA, PT, PTA, SLP  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation.

ASHA approved for .15 ASHA CEUs. AOTA Content Focus -- Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation

Public and private health care payers are encouraging therapists to implement innovative and lower cost ways of providing quality care.  The need to assure techniques of the highest skill levels that are supported by evidence based practice is crucial.  One area of promise for inter-professional collaboration is that of dual-task training. Research has indicated that the  the collaborative efforts of two disciplines can yield quality outcomes for their clients. This session will review key research findings to support dual-task training. It will also illustrate how collaborative communication between therapy disciplines can improve functional outcomes through case studies and examples of inter-professional collaboration in utilizing dual tasking in skilled treatments.  Educational level:  Advanced.  Contact hours:  3.0  Target audience:  OT, COTA, PT, PTA, SLP  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation. ASHA approved for .30 ASHA CEUs. AOTA Content Focus -- Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention.

This course provides therapists with a better understanding of the experience of pain.  The course discusses pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment of pain, assessment of pain, rehabilitation therapy treatments and pain management techniques, barriers to effective pain management, and end-of-life management of pain. Educational level:  Intermediate.  Contact hours: 2.0 Target audience: OT, COTA, PT, PTA, SLP.  Satisfactory completion criteria: Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation. ASHA approved for .20 ASHA CEUs. AOTA Content Focus -- Domain of OT: Client Factors

This session provides a comprehensive review of ICD-10 and CPT codes that are most significant for the SLP.  Sources will be referenced to include ASHA coding guidelines, Medicare Administrative Contractors and the ICD-10 and CPT coding guidelines.  Documentation applications will be provided to share examples of accurate coding for a range of clinical scenarios in the post-acute setting.  Educational level:  Intermediate.  Contact hours:  3.0.  Target audience:  SLP  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation. ASHA approved for .30 ASHA CEUs.

In this session, evidence-based and person-centered behavior management and intervention strategies related to pain management, communication, emotional/cognitive state, sensation, agitation, and wandering are examined to help providers reduce unwanted behaviors without relying on medications.  Educational level:  Intermediate.  Contact hours:  4.5  Target audience:  OT, COTA, PT, PTA, SLP  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation. ASHA approved for .45 ASHA CEUs. AOTA Content Focus -- Domain of OT: Client Factors.  Accreditation of this course does not necessarily imply the FPTA supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.

Community mobility, specifically driving, is a normal activity of life for the majority of adults.  Because safe driving is a complex task incorporating visual-perceptual, sensory, motor and cognitive skills, many older adults who show gradual declines in these areas find themselves unsafe and therefore no longer able to drive.  This course will provide therapists with tools and resources to establish a driver safety program, evaluate function as it relates to driving, provide education to residents and families, and suggest alternative transportation options.  Educational level: Intermediate. Contact hours: 4.0 Target audience: OT, COTA, PT, PTA, SLP Satisfactory completion criteria: Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation. ASHA approved for .40 ASHA CEUs. AOTA Content Focus -- Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation

This session explores how trauma-informed care can be used by skilled nursing providers with individuals who have experienced pervasive adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).  This session provides suggestions for using the five guiding principles of trauma-informed care: safety, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration, and empowerment, as the best clinical practice.  Educational level:  Intermediate.  Contact hours:  2.0  Target audience:  OT, COTA, PT, PTA, SLP  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation. ASHA approved for .20 ASHA CEUs. AOTA Content Focus -- Professional Issues: Contemporary Issues and Trends.  Accreditation of this course does not necessarily imply the FPTA supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.  

This session explores meaningful activities by focusing on the intersection of the individual, his/her occupations, and the environment.  Participants are offered techniques for soliciting individual preferences, interests, roles, and hobbies and using these to encourage client choice and control over activities.  Following the PEO Model of Care, techniques for adapting activities and the environment to continue to meet the needs of changing medical conditions, those with dementia, and the most frail residents will be suggested.  Educational level:  Intermediate.  Contact hours:  1.25  Target audience:  OT, COTA, PT, PTA  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation.  AOTA Content Focus -- Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the most common chronic lung disease in the Unites States. Pulmonary rehabilitation programs that include Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy can reduce morbidity and increase functional ability in this patient population. This seminar will prepare clinicians to implement effective interventions for patients living with COPD. Educational level: Intermediate. Contact hours: 3.5 Target audience: OT, COTA, PT, PTA, SLP Satisfactory completion criteria: Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation. ASHA approved for .35 ASHA CEUs. AOTA Content Focus -- Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention

This session will address key specific requirements for documentation including: screens; evaluation/plan of care; reason for referral; prior level of function; goals; progress reporting and discharge summary. Participants will learn how to evaluate and articulate the medical necessity of their client, illustrate the complexity of their skills to support the necessity of your treatment plans and recognize through examples what constitutes appropriate documentation. Educational level:  Introductory.  Contact hours:  2.0  Target audience:  OT, COTA, PT, PTA, SLP  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation.  ASHA approved for .20 ASHA CEUs.  AOTA Content Focus -- Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative, Regulatory & Reimbursement Issues.

LTC staff and caregivers are at risk for prolonged stress and burnout. This may have significant negative personal and professional consequences for individuals experiencing these concerns.  COVID-19 is amplifying all of the factors that lead to burnout and stress. As a result, recognition of this problem and development of adequate coping personal and organizational strategies is essential in dealing with this challenge in LTC settings.  This seminar will describe the physiological effects of stress and identify the causes, symptoms, and consequences of stress and burnout. It will also introduce strategies for assessing levels of stress and implementing strategies to prevent/minimize the development of burnout and increase work satisfaction in your LTC setting. Contact hours:  2.0 Target audience:  OT, COTA, PT, PTA, SLP  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all videos, modules and case studies, complete all associated quizzes, and submit a course evaluation.  ASHA approval pending.  AOTA Content Focus -- Professional Issues: Administration and Management.


This training session is designed to provide therapists with the nuts and bolts about the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), particularly as it relates to patient privacy. Strict guidelines for maintaining privacy, confidentiality, and security of health information are also part of HIPAA legislation and are reviewed.  The training provides an in-depth review of the components of the HIPAA right of access and how therapists can successfully integrate aspects of the HIPAA access into their daily practice.  Educational level:  Introductory.  Contact hours:  1.0  Target audience:  OT, COTA, PT, PTA, SLP  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation. ASHA approved for .10 ASHA CEUs.  AOTA Content Focus -- Professional Issues: Contemporary Issues and Trends.  Accreditation of this course does not necessarily imply the FPTA supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.

This course is designed to guide the healthcare manager, whether it is their first team leader role or if they are in a seasoned senior level position.  Real examples are used to depict the greatest principals of leadership in action, and to dissect the keys to success, based on tried and true skills.  The overall leadership role is well represented throughout this course, ranging from team building strategies to employee engagement and time management skills. Contact hours:  4.0  Target audience:  OT, COTA, PT, PTA, SLP  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation. ASHA approved for .40 ASHA CEUs. AOTA Content Focus -- Professional Issues: Contemporary Issues and Trends.  

Patient advocacy has taken a giant step forward with the newest regulations for long-term care facilities which require the residents’ choice. This scenario becomes more complicated when a resident has cognitive deficits or when they do not agree to the recommended therapeutic diet. This course will address the legal requirements within the perspective of person centered care, to include care planning and informed consent, risks, case studies and waivers vs documentation.  Educational level:  Intermediate.  Contact hours:  1.0.  Target audience: SLP  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation. ASHA approved for .10 ASHA CEUs. 

In this seminar, practical information about ethics is provided from a clinical perspective.  Educational level:  Introductory.  Contact hours:  3.0  Target audience:  OT, COTA, PT, PTA, SLP  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and case studies, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation. ASHA approved for .30 ASHA CEUs. AOTA Content Focus -- Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative & Regulatory Issues

Compassion fatigue is the distress resulting from the continual demands of caring for others and witnessing pain and trauma. Compassion fatigue affects therapists not only job satisfaction, emotional and physical health, but also the workplace environment.  This seminar will describe the stages, causes, symptoms, and consequences of compassion fatigue. It will also introduce strategies for assessing levels of stress and implementing strategies to prevent/minimize the development of compassion fatigue in your therapy setting. Contact hours:  1.5 Target audience:  OT, COTA, PT, PTA, SLP  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all videos, modules and case studies, complete all associated quizzes, and submit a course evaluation.  ASHA approved for .15 ASHA CEUs.  AOTA Content Focus -- Professional Issues: Administration and Management.

This seminar provides an overview of evidence-based practice treatment approaches for aphasia.  This includes a variety of techniques to address the specific deficits of language modalities, such as verbal expression, auditory comprehension, reading and writing.  Participants will have the opportunity to see many of these techniques demonstrated through use of videos.  At the conclusion of this comprehensive course, the speech language pathologist will have an understanding of over 20 different treatment approaches, from which they can choose to utilize to best address the clinical needs of their clients.  Educational level:  Intermediate.  Contact hours:  5.0.  Target audience: SLP  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation. ASHA approved for .50 ASHA CEUs.

Since our residents born in 1947 and after began to turn 65, our healthcare environments have begun to shift to more dynamic cultures, focusing on more person-centered care and higher quality of life for what the group, known as “the baby boomers” have come to expect.  This group has changed the way we as healthcare providers approach their plan of care. This course shares evidence based practice concepts from over 10 years of research, as a foundation to person-centered applications in our therapeutic environments.  From these premises, we can build our skilled therapeutic techniques and plan our short and long-term goals to accommodate the lifestyles of our residents. Educational level: Intermediate. Contact hours: 2.5 Target audience: OT, COTA, PT, PTA, SLP Satisfactory completion criteria: Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation.  ASHA approved for .25 ASHA CEUs. AOTA Content Focus -- Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention

This course defines cultural and linguistic competency and related terms and presents factors that may affect your ability to provide culturally and linguistically competent care.  Specific communication techniques and patient-centered interview questions are offered to enhance cultural and linguistic competency skills to promote effective patient-therapist interactions and the delivery of culturally and linguistically competent care.  The role therapists play and skills required for advocating for cultural and linguistic competency in their organization are explored.  Educational level:  Intermediate.  Contact hours 3.0.  Target audience:  OT, COTA, PT, PTA, SLP.  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation. ASHA approved for .30 ASHA CEUs.  AOTA Content Focus -- Domain of OT: Context and Environment.

In this course, an overview of health literacy is provided.  The session will review techniques for clear and effective communication, verbal and written communication with those from other cultures, writing and selecting easy-to-read health materials, and assessment tools to use to ensure that clients understand the therapy services provided and have the skills needed to access, understand, and use health information.  Educational level:  Intermediate.  Contact hours 2.5.  Target audience:  OT, COTA, PT, PTA, SLP.  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation. ASHA approved for .25 ASHA CEUs.  AOTA Content Focus -- Professional Issues: Contemporary Issues and Trends.

Ageism or age discrimination significantly affects the mindset of our society.  Unfortunately this includes the unfair premises of many healthcare practitioners. According to a study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, one out of five older adults experiences ageism in health care settings and those who frequently experience it have a higher risk of developing a new disability or worsening existing ones. This course will highlight the effects of ageism in health care and challenges us all to be the catalyst to initiate a positive change, which includes our concepts, terminology and prevention of negative stereotypes.  Contact hours 1.0.  Target audience:  OT, COTA, PT, PTA, SLP.  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation. ASHA approved for .10 ASHA CEUs.  AOTA Content Focus -- Domain of OT: Context and Environment.

The management of symptoms related to cancer and its treatment is an important part of cancer care, affecting the completion of treatment and quality of life, as well as physical and psychological functioning.  This seminar will identify the role of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy in managing the effects of cancer in older adults.  In addition, this seminar will prepare clinicians to develop an effective plan of care and interventions for clients living and surviving with cancer.  Educational level:  Intermediate.  Contact hours 6.0.  Target audience:  OT, COTA, PT, PTA, SLP. Satisfactory completion criteria: Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation.  AOTA Content Focus -- Occupational Therapy Process: Approaches to Intervention. ASHA approved for .60 ASHA CEUs.

This course will review the assessments, interventions and related factors for residents who have conditions with significant nutritional deficits.  Participants will learn about a variety of factors and associated risks of poor nutritional status, to gain a comprehensive understanding of the interdisciplinary roles and to best work together toward addressing the overall needs of these residents.  Educational level:  Intermediate.  Contact hours:  3.0.  Target audience:  OT, COTA, PT, PTA, SLP  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation. ASHA approved for .30 ASHA CEUs. AOTA Content Focus – Domain of OT/Areas of Occupation.

This course will explore the nature and scope of human trafficking in the United States.  Participants will learn about the dynamics of control in human trafficking, impact on victims, how to identify and report human trafficking, and efforts to combat human trafficking through education, advocacy, and legislation.  Educational level: Introductory.  Contact hours: 1.5   Target audience: COTA, OT, PTA, PT, SLP.  Satisfactory completion criteria: Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation.  AOTA Content Focus -- Professional Issues: Contemporary Issues and Trends. ASHA approved for .15 ASHA CEUs. 

This seminar provides an overview of advocacy practices necessary to support residents at their highest level of function. To do this, a resident’s needs must be identified and all care that is necessary must be provided. Resident advocacy also supports skilled services, achieves reimbursement and demonstrates the delivery of quality care.  Education Level: Introductory Contact hours: 1.25 Target Audience: PT, PTA, OT, COTA, ST  Satisfactory completion criteria: Complete pre/post-test, views all modules/videos, complete all associated quizzes, and submit course evaluation. ASHA approved for .10 ASHA CEUs. AOTA Content Focus -- Domain of OT: Client Factors


This course addresses multiple factors related to the oral cavity, from an analysis of the saliva and tongue to the development of periodontal disease and periodontitis.  Research will be cited regarding the risks of poor oral hygiene linked to significant diseases, to include pneumonia, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, nosocomial infections and dementia.  Finally Evidence-based intervention will be offered for developing an oral hygiene program within the healthcare facility.  Contact hours: 2.25 Target audience: SLPs, OTRs, COTAs.  Satisfactory completion criteria: Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation. ASHA approved for .20 ASHA CEUs.  AOTA Content Focus -- Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention

The purpose of this course is to review trends related to ADR, RAC and Insurance audits focusing on medical review trends by payer, denial trends, and audit triggers.  Participants in this session will be offered practical tips and strategies for auditing therapy records for accuracy and compliance with Medicare regulations.  Educational level:  Intermediate.  Contact hours:  2.0  Target audience:  OT, COTA, PT, PTA, SLP  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation.  AOTA Content Focus -- Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative & Regulatory Issues.  ASHA approved for .20 ASHA CEUs. 

Health crisis and global pandemic are presenting challenges, uncertainty and stress.  This course reviews concepts related to trauma, stress, and depression and uses a trauma-informed approach to address health crisis and global pandemic, particularly COVID-19.  Educational level:  Intermediate.  Contact hours:  1.5  Target audience:  OT, COTA, PT, PTA, SLP  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and case studies, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation. ASHA approved for .15 ASHA CEUs. AOTA Content Focus -- Professional Issues: Contemporary Issues and Trends


The assessment of all factors related to a person’s swallowing function and deficits is critical to being able to determine the most effective plan of intervention.  This course will review significant assessment components, to include the clinical bedside exam, instrumental exam, medication analysis and multiple potential contributing factors from upper gastrointestinal & aerodigestive disorders known to influence the swallowing function.  Contact hours:  3.0  Target audience:  OT, COTA and SLP  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation.  ASHA approved for .30 ASHA CEUs. AOTA Content Focus -- Domain of OT: Occupations

 

 


Respiratory disease is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the Unites States. With the emergence of COVID-19, therapists will be treating even greater numbers of clients with compromised lung function. As a result, rehabilitation professionals must be prepared to provide effective rehabilitation for their clients with respiratory deficits. This seminar will review the background and scope of respiratory illness especially as it relates to older adult populations. It will also introduce strategies for assessing and implementing treatment interventions designed for clients with compromised lung function across rehab settings. Contact hours:  3.0 Target audience:  OT, COTA, PT, PTA, SLP  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation.   ASHA approval PENDING. AOTA Content Focus -- Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention.

 


Health crisis and global pandemic  are presenting new and unique challenges. We are navigating unchartered waters, making it important to find new ways to work and interact while also taking care of our mental health and well-being.  This session provides wellness considerations for work settings as we navigate health crisis, particularly COVID-19. Educational level:  Intermediate.  Contact hours:  1.0  Target audience:  OT, COTA, PT, PTA, SLP  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and case studies, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation.  ASHA approval PENDING.  AOTA Content Focus -- Professional Issues: Contemporary Issues and Trends

When a client is unable to leave their room, therapists have the opportunity to work with clients in their living spaces to offer tools and treatment strategies to help our clients live their highest quality of life. We saw this scenario occur during the COVID-19 crisis.  This seminar offers tools and treatment strategies for working with clients in their rooms/living spaces. It provides and in depth review of treatment ideas, home safety strategies to integrate into client care, ways to integrate technology into the lives of our clients, and documentation principles for in room treatment sessions. Contact hours:  1.5  Target audience:  OT, COTA, PT, PTA, SLP  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation. ASHA approved for .15 ASHA CEUs. AOTA Content Focus -- Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention.


Although professionalism is an elusive concept, it is defined by sets of attitudes and behaviors specific to professions.  You know it when you see it. You certainly know it when you don't.  This course provides an overview of expected professional behaviors in healthcare including confidentiality, ethics, professional development, communication, and customer/patient service.  Educational level:  Intermediate.  Contact hours:  2.5  Target audience:  OT, COTA, PT, PTA, SLP  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation. ASHA approved for .25 ASHA CEUs. AOTA Content Focus -- Professional Issues: Contemporary Issues and Trends

This session will examine the foundations of wound care education for staff in LTC Settings. Learners will examine key elements (role of multidisciplinary team, documentation and reimbursement, prevention, wound assessment and wound treatment) of effective education to support delivered wound care services. This session will also introduce strategies for making wound care learning engaging and fun in the LTC setting. Education Level: Intermediate Contact hours: 1.5 Target Audience: COTA, OTR, PT, PTA Satisfactory completion criteria: Complete pre/post-test, view all modules/videos, complete all associated quizzes, and submit course evaluation. AOTA Content Focus -- Professional Issues: Administration & Management 


This seminar provides an overview of protocols for staging clients with dementia, objective assessment tools and related treatment strategies.   Educational level:  Intermediate.  Contact hours:  3.0  Target audience:  OT, COTA, PT, PTA, SLP  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation. ASHA approved for .30 ASHA CEUs. AOTA Content Focus -- Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention

In this course, participants will learn about the Montessori principles of independence according to one’s ability and the benefits of the prepared environment.  Specifically, participants will learn about the fundamental principles of the Montessori method, how to conduct a Montessori-based session, Montessori-based steps to engagement that reduce unwanted behaviors, issues that may arise with this approach, and using case studies and video examples, how to set up activities/tasks for individuals with dementia using a Montessori Approach.  Educational level:  Intermediate.  Contact hours:  1.5  Target audience:  OT, COTA, PT, PTA, SLP  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and case studies, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation. ASHA approved for .15 ASHA CEUs. AOTA Content Focus -- Domain of OT: Context and Environment. 

Music is complex and is known to have a wide array of emotional and physiological responses for a range of people and their environmental situations.  This course will initiate an exploration of the effects of music on different clinical characteristics, ranging from the effects on certain disease processes to those of specific symptoms and vital signs.  From that point, the evidence will be reviewed of how music may be added to therapeutic interventions to achieve the desired clinical outcomes.  Educational level:  Intermediate.  Contact hours:  2.5  Target audience:  OT, COTA, PT, PTA, SLP  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation. 

ASHA approved for .25 ASHA CEUs. AOTA Content Focus -- Occupational Therapy Process: Activity and Occupational Demands.  Accreditation of this course does not necessarily imply the FPTA supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.  

 


In this seminar, evidence will be shared regarding assessment, treatment and caregiver training to address dysphagia with clients and residents who are living with dementia.  Educational level:  Introductory.  Contact hours:  3.0  Target audience:  OT, COTA, SLP  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and case studies, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation. ASHA approved for .30 ASHA CEUs. AOTA Content Focus -- Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention


Rehab Dining Programs are significant for achieving multiple goals in the SNF, such as  increased nutrition outcomes for residents, compliance with state and federal surveys, effective and daily staff training, achievement of care plan goals and prevent of weight loss or further preventable decline, to name a few.  This course will address multiple factors, from research based studies to effective and proven strategies to achieving success beyond the inevitable challenges. Educational level: Intermediate. Contact hours: 4.0 Target audience: SLPs, OTRs, COTAs.  Satisfactory completion criteria: Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation. ASHA approved for .40 ASHA CEUs. AOTA Content Focus -- Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention

The goal of aural rehabilitation is to restore quality of life by eliminating or circumventing such limitations through sensory management, instruction in the use of technology, perceptual training to improve speech perception and counseling to enhance participation.  This course will cover the Medicare requirements for medical necessity of aural rehabilitation, to include example goals, current allowed codes and evidence based practice clinical techniques. Further support will be offered for healthcare staff to utilize person centered care strategies to improve quality of life as well as positive outcomes. Educational level: Intermediate. Contact hours: 2.0 Target audience: SLP Satisfactory completion criteria: Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation. ASHA approved for .20 ASHA CEUs.

The purpose of this course is to provide best practice guidance to address the needs of bariatric patients, their families, and those who care for them. It presents evidence and statistics, practical information, and a collection of tools and information to assist the clinician in working with this population.  Educational level:  Intermediate.  Contact hours:  3.5  Target audience:  OT, COTA, PT, PTA, SLP Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation. ASHA approved for .35 ASHA CEUs. AOTA Content Focus -- Occupational Therapy Process: Approaches to Intervention 

THIS COURSE IS NOT YET APPROVED BY PENNSYLVANIA BOARDS FOR OT, PT, OR ST

Effective January 1, 2015, all health-related licensees applying for renewal of a license issued by the Board shall be required to complete at least 2 hours of Board-Approved continuing education in child abuse recognition and reporting requirements as a condition of renewal.  This course provides an introduction and overview of Child Welfare in Pennsylvania, offers definitions related to Child Protective Services, defines mandated/required reporters, and outlines the reporting process.  Educational level:  Introductory.  Contact hours:  2.0  Target audience:  OT, COTA, PT, PTA, SLP  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation.  Awaiting ASHA approval.



Individuals living with behavioral and mental health illness often have co-existing health conditions which can be addressed by Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy. The purpose of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy is to increase an individual’s ability to live as independently as possible in the community while engaging in meaningful and productive life roles. This seminar will prepare clinicians to implement effective interventions for patients living with behavioral and mental illness. Educational level: Intermediate. Contact hours: 4.5 Target audience: OT, COTA, PT, PTA, SLP Satisfactory completion criteria: Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation.

ASHA approved for .45 ASHA CEUs. AOTA Content Focus -- Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention

Occupational therapists in all settings are now required, to put at the front of our care, the client’s understanding of why they are receiving OT, what they hope to accomplish, and what environments, supports, barriers, and performance patterns directly impact the goals that they’ve identified.  This course describes the transition from ‘activity’ to ‘occupation’ and the emergence of the occupational profile, including steps and examples to collecting an occupational profile as part of the assessment process and to support the development of a comprehensive plan of care.  Educational level:  Introductory.  Contact hours:  1.0  Target audience:  OT, COTA.  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation.  AOTA Content Focus -- Occupational Therapy Process:  Evaluation.  

The goal of dysphagia management is to optimize the safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of the oropharyngeal swallow, to maintain adequate nutrition and hydration, and to promote oral hygiene. Clinicians should consider all other cognitive, environmental, medical and physical factors which may act as potential barriers to treatment progress.  This session includes the hierarchy of dysphagia management, factors specific to each client’s preference, their risks of dehydration and malnutrition, the effectiveness of positioning, oral sensation techniques and swallowing maneuvers.  Other components of skilled intervention include oral hygiene routines, client and staff education and eligibility factors for the Frazier Free water Protocol. Contact hours: 2.0  Target audience: SLP, OT, COTA,  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation. ASHA approved for .20 ASHA CEUs. AOTA classification: Domain of Occupational Therapy: Performance Skills



This course provides direction through complicating etiologies of patients with cardiac and pulmonary disease processes, along with the significant polypharmacy that goes with these clinical scenarios. It will include effective, evidence based resources and interpretive guidelines for the assessment and management of complex medical dysphagia patients.Educational level: Intermediate. Contact hours: 8.0 Target audience: SLPs.  Satisfactory completion criteria: Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation. ASHA approved for .80 ASHA CEUs.This course is NOT AOTA Approved.

Health is defined by the individual, according to her or his functional needs. Giving clients the resources to adopt healthy behaviors may enhance their quality of life. Physical, Occupational and Speech therapists have the ability to provide the environment, education, resources, motivation and encouragement to help an individual change their health behaviors and improve their level of personal health. This seminar will prepare clinicians to enable and sustain healthy behavior change with the residents in their community. Educational level: Intermediate. Contact hours: 1.75 for OT, COTA, PT and PTA; 1.5 for SLP. Target audience: OT, COTA, PT, PTA, SLP Satisfactory completion criteria: Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation. ASHA approved for .15 ASHA CEUs. AOTA Content Focus -- Domain of OT: Occupations/IADL

This seminar provides an overview of low vision rehabilitation services including the anatomy of the eye, diagnoses and disease processes affecting the eye, definitions of key terminology, evaluation tools, skilled interventions, compensatory and adaptive strategies and problem solving techniques.  Educational level:  Intermediate.  Contact hours:  5.0  Target audience:  OT, COTA, PT, PTA  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation.  AOTA Content Focus -- Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention

Interdisciplinary therapy programs with cardiac and pulmonary protocols have proven to be effective to improve the health of patients and enable a more active lifestyle.  This course will provide therapists with evidence based practices and resources to treat the cardiopulmonary patient for improved outcomes.  Educational level: Intermediate. Contact hours: 7.0 Target audience: OT, COTA, PT, PTA Satisfactory completion criteria: Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation.  AOTA Content Focus -- Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention

SLPs who work in the post-acute care setting often find a significant percent of their caseload to be for the treatment of Dysphagia.  It is critical that the treatments we provide for these clients be supported by evidence-based practice, to meet the expectations of our own professional standards, as well as to meet the requirements of the payer sources.  This course shares evidence to support our skilled treatments, as well as examples and documentation to describe such treatments. Educational level: Advanced. Contact hours: 4.0 Target audience:  SLP, OTR.  Satisfactory completion criteria: Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation. ASHA approved for .40 ASHA CEUs. AOTA Content Focus -- Domain of OT: Occupations.

This seminar reviews the systems involved in balance, facilitates ability to identify patients at risk for falls and reviews assessment and treatment strategies.  Educational level:  Intermediate.  Contact hours:  3.0  Target audience:  OT, COTA, PT, PTA  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation.  AOTA Content Focus -- Domain of OT: Performance Skills

This seminar reviews the definition of a fall and risk factors related to falls.  Evidence-based assessments demonstrated to be predictive of risk are reviewed as they relate to therapy practice with elderly clients.  Educational level:  Intermediate.  Contact hours: 1.5  Target audience:  OT, COTA, PT, PTA  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation.  AOTA Content Focus -- Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation

This seminar will review evidence-based intervention strategies applicable to a balance and falls management program including environmental modification, patient and caregiver education and balance retraining activities.  Falls management program rationale and implementation is also discussed as well as interdisciplinary techniques and strategies to reduce fall risk in the elderly.  Educational level:  Intermediate.  Contact hours:  2.0  Target audience:  OT, COTA, PT, PTA  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation.  AOTA Content Focus -- Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention

In the course of a day in long-term care, Occupational Therapists and Speech-Language Pathologists will handle food.  This may be while training a patient for self-feeding, completing a diet texture analysis with a patient who has swallowing difficulty, assisting a patient in the dining room, or training a patient to prepare meals in the therapy kitchen.  Elderly individuals and those with compromised immune systems in our care have a high risk of developing foodborne illness.  This course provides training for employees in non-restaurant establishments to identify causes of foodborne illness, define ways to prevent food contamination, and describes best practices for handling food that is stored in the therapy kitchen and served to residents.  Educational level: Intermediate. Contact hours: 2.0 Target audience: OT, COTA, SLP Satisfactory completion criteria: Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation. ASHA approved for .20 ASHA CEUs. AOTA Content Focus -- Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative & Regulatory Issues.  This course meets the requirements for Illinois DOH Food Handler Training -- Approval #16-167  

Therapists have the responsibility of helping our clients, even when experiencing injury and chronic illness, maintain their functional abilities. Functional Maintenance Programs are designed to optimize and maintain a client’s performance after they are discharged from therapy. The specialized skill, knowledge and judgment of a therapist are required to design or establish the plan, assure client safety, train the client, family members and/or unskilled personnel. This seminar will review the foundations of functional maintenance programs in the long term care setting. It will also introduce strategies for creating and implementing these maintenance interventions in your community. Contact hours:  1.5  Target audience:  OT, COTA, PT, PTA, SLP  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation.   ASHA approved for .15 ASHA CEUs. AOTA Content Focus -- Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative, Regulatory, & Reimbursement Issues.   


This seminar reviews anatomy and pathophysiology of the hip and knee, procedures including the THA, TKA, and minimally invasive procedures; rehab protocols; and therapy interventions following lower extremity orthopedic surgeries.  Educational level:  Intermediate.  Contact hours:  4.0  Target audience:  OT, COTA, PT, PTA  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation.  AOTA Content Focus -- Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation

This course meets the licensure requirements for Human Trafficking in FL.  This course will explore the nature and scope of human trafficking in the United States.  Participants will learn about the dynamics of control in human trafficking, impact on victims, how to identify and report human trafficking, and efforts to combat human trafficking through education, advocacy, and legislation.  Educational level: Introductory.  Contact hours: 1.0   Target audience: COTA, OT, PTA, PT in Florida to meet requirements for licensure.  Satisfactory completion criteria: Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation.  AOTA Content Focus -- Professional Issues: Contemporary Issues and Trends.  CE Broker Tracking #50-16909

The Otago Exercise Program (OEP) is an individually tailored balance and strength fall prevention program delivered by a Physical Therapist. OEP has been tested and demonstrated to be effective for reducing falls and fall-related injuries among high-risk individuals. OEP uses standardized exercises of progressive difficulty to improve strength and balance, combined with a walking program. This seminar will explain the concepts of OEP and how to integrate this program as part of the PT plan of care.  Contact hours:  2.0 Target audience:  PT, PTA  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation.

 

As healthcare workers, it is our responsibility to prevent our residents from coming into contact with a number of different infections.  This course provides information critical to infection control and prevention practices, as well as the protocols required for protecting residents and team members in Long-term care.   Educational level: Intermediate. Contact hours: 1.0 Target audience: OT, COTA, PT, PTA, SLP Satisfactory completion criteria: Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation. ASHA approved for .10 ASHA CEUs. AOTA Content Focus -- Professional Issues: Administration & Management 

This course provides an overview related to infection prevention and control practices and regulations for therapists practicing in long-term care. Education Level: Intermediate Contact hours: 2.5 Target Audience: COTA, OTR, PT, PTA, SLP Satisfactory completion criteria: Complete pre/post-test, view all modules/videos, complete all associated quizzes, and submit course evaluation. ASHA approved for .25 ASHA CEUs. AOTA Content Focus -- Professional Issues: Administration & Management 

Fall prevention programs provided to older adults have the potential to be highly cost-effective compared with current practice. Care providers must be vigilant in facilitating evidence-based practices that contribute to the best outcomes for every client. The implementation of a quality fall prevention programs can improve the overall health and quality of life for the residents in your community. This seminar will describe innovative approaches to fall management programs. The webinar will explain and discuss the benefits of the Otago Exercise Program, Matter of Balance, and yoga/tai chi and how these programs can be implemented in your community. Contact hours:  1.5 Target audience:  OT, COTA, PT, PTA Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation.   AOTA Content Focus -- Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention.

The McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) is an individually tailored method of assessment and treatment for lumbar pain. The MDT approach uses active patient involvement and education. The long-term goal of the MDT is to teach patients how to manage their own pain using exercise and other strategies. This seminar will explain the introductory concepts of MDT and how to integrate this program as part of the PT plan of care. Contact hours:  2.5 Target audience:  PT, PTA  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation.


Lumbar pain is the most frequently reported musculoskeletal problem and third most reported symptom of any kind in people over 75 years old. The onset of lumbar pain interferes with everyday life and continues to increase with age. Rehabilitation programs that include Physical and Occupational Therapy can help manage the deficits created from lumbar pain and increase functional ability in this client population. This seminar will identify the role of Physical and Occupational Therapy in managing lumbar pain in older adults.  In addition, this seminar will prepare clinicians to develop an effective plan of care and interventions for these clients. Educational level:  Intermediate.  Contact hours:  4.5  Target audience:  OT, COTA, PT, PTA  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation.  AOTA Content Focus -- Occupational Therapy Process: Outcomes

This seminar provides an overview of lower extremity amputations including types of amputations, prosthetic components, and considerations for prosthetics.  This course provides a background of amputations and terminology needed to understand and progress treatment planning.  Educational level:  Intermediate.  Contact hours:  2.0  Target audience:  OT, COTA, PT, PTA  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation.  AOTA Content Focus -- Domain of OT: Client Factors

This seminar provides a detailed review of evaluation and treatment considerations related to lower extremity amputations.  Prerequisite knowledge of amputation levels and prosthetic types is necessary.  Educational level:  Intermediate.  Contact hours:  3.5  Target audience:  OT, COTA, PT, PTA  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation.  AOTA Content Focus -- Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention

This course addresses some of the most commonly asked questions related to day to day caseload management in a Skilled Nursing Facility(SNF).  From strategies and regulatory requirements of identifying declines in function, to documentation requirements and the most frequently asked coding questions,  the goal is to equip Speech Language Pathologists in the SNF setting with facts, evidence based practice and best practice strategies for each of the areas in question.  Educational level: Intermediate. Contact hours: 3.5   Target audience: SLPs.  Satisfactory completion criteria: Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation. ASHA approved for .35 ASHA CEUs.

The purpose of this course is to educate healthcare professionals to types and incidence of medical errors, how to prevent practice errors in various clinical settings, and Joint Commission statutes related to medical errors.  Contact hours:  2.5  Target audience:  OT, COTA, PT, PTA, SLP  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation.  ASHA approved for .25 ASHA CEUs. AOTA Content Focus -- Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative & Regulatory Issues

This seminar offers an in-depth review of Medicare Part B coding and billing, including CPT coding, unit to minute conversion, appropriate use of evaluation codes, modifiers, and G codes.  Using multiple examples, therapists will learn how to be compliant with coding, thorough in documentation to support skilled interventions, and detailed to avoid common errors.  Contact hours:  3.0  Target audience:  OT, COTA, PT, PTA, SLP  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation. ASHA approved for .30 ASHA CEUs.  AOTA Content Focus -- Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative, Regulatory, & Reimbursement Issues.  

Providing excellent wound care services depends on documentation that clearly illustrates assessment and medical necessity of the client, skilled interventions performed, and outcomes achieved. Complete and thorough documentation is the critical foundation for successful reimbursement of therapy wound care services. When it comes to regulatory audits and denials of reimbursement based on documentation, being proactive is the key. This session will address pertinent topics such as components of resident centered collaboration between therapy and nursing in wound care, common errors and key elements in wound care documentation, and principles of effective documentation for nursing and therapy to support skilled wound care services. Educational level:  Advanced.  Contact hours:  1.5  Target audience:  OT, COTA, PT, PTA  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation.  AOTA Content Focus -- Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention


Approximately, 54 million Americans have osteoporosis and low bone mass. By 2025, experts predict that osteoporosis will be responsible for approximately three million fractures and $25.3 billion in costs annually. There are ways to prevent a decrease in bone mass but there is no known cure for osteoporosis. As a result, rehabilitation clinicians must be prepared to help prevent the disease from occurring, manage the symptoms and increase the  functional ability in this patient population. This seminar will prepare clinicians to develop an effective plan of care and interventions for patients living with osteoporosis. Educational level: Intermediate. Contact hours: 2.75 Target Audience: OT, COTA, PT, PTA Satisfactory completion criteria: Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation.  AOTA Content Focus -- Domain of OT: Client Factors

This seminar provides an overview of palliative care including program development, patient identification, symptom management for common symptoms such as pain, dyspnea, cognitive dysfunction and fatigue, therapy evaluation, treatment and goal writing.  Educational level:  Intermediate.  Contact hours:  4.0  Target audience:  OT, COTA, PT, PTA, SLP  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation. ASHA approved for .40 ASHA CEUs. AOTA Content Focus -- Domain of OT: Client Factors

This seminar provides an overview of normal voiding and issues related to urinary incontinence.  An interdisciplinary approach to assessment and treatment is provided.  Educational level:  Intermediate.  Contact hours:  4.5  Target audience:  OT, COTA, PT, PTA  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation.  AOTA Content Focus -- Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation

This course provides an overview of physical agent modalities including ultrasound, diathermy and electrical stimulation.  Description, parameters, indications, precautions, contraindications and clinical decision making are reviewed for each.  Evaluation, treatment planning, documentation and treatment planning are also discussed.  Educational level:  Intermediate.  Contact hours:  3.0  Target audience:  OT, COTA, PT, PTA  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation.  AOTA Content Focus -- Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention

This course shares factors related to pharmaceutical actions, to include citing research of how the reduction in kidney and liver function in older people can cause certain medications to trigger toxic and negative outcomes.  The resulting evidence based factors will be shared, to include lists of which medications may be inappropriate for older people, and how the healthcare provider can utilize this knowledge for the best outcome of our residents.  Educational level: Intermediate. Contact hours: 3.0 Target audience: OT, COTA, PT, PTA, SLP Satisfactory completion criteria: Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation. ASHA approved for .30 ASHA CEUs. AOTA Content Focus -- Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation. 

In 2012 an international group of professionals came together to discuss the idea of developing international dysphagia diet standards that would meet the needs of all individuals with dysphagia.  The result of their research and collaboration is The International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI), which is a global standard with terminology and definitions to describe texture modified foods and thickened liquids used for individuals with dysphagia of all ages, in all care settings, and for all cultures.  This course provides an overview of the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative, to include definitions, testing protocols and details for each of the 8 levels (0-7) within the IDDSI framework.  Following the course, attendees will be empowered with tools and ideas to initiate their own implementation of IDDSI.  Educational level: Intermediate. Contact hours: 3.0 Target audience: OT, COTA, SLP Satisfactory completion criteria: Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation. ASHA approved for .30 ASHA CEUs. AOTA classification: Professional Issues: Contemporary Issues and Trends.


A rehabilitation wound management program provides a comprehensive approach to managing risk factors for skin breakdown, as well as managing the healing process. This webinar will: identify the risk factors for developing wounds; discuss necessary components of a wound care assessment and proper documentation requirements; and explain wound types and care specific to each type. Educational level:  Introductory. Contact hours: 1.5 Target audience: OT, COTA, PT, PTA. Satisfactory completion criteria: Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation.  AOTA Content Focus -- Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention

 

This session will review updated regulations related to physical and chemical restraints in long-term care.  Topics such as resident assessment, therapy interventions, application and removal competency, safety guidelines, and alternatives to restraints will be discussed.  Educational level:  Intermediate. Contact hours:  2.5  Target audience:  OT, COTA, PT, PTA  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation.  AOTA Content Focus -- Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention/Advocacy.  Accreditation of this course does not necessarily imply the FPTA supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.  

This course explores the perceptions and perspectives of residents, staff, caregivers, and family members related to sexuality and intimacy.  The course provides opportunities for people who have not given this topic much thought to consider their views, identify barriers, consider consent, and facilitate solutions and strategies when sexual expression becomes problematic.  The specific role of occupational therapy related to intimacy with various diagnoses is reviewed.  Contact hours:  3.5  Target audience:  OT, COTA  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation.  AOTA Content Focus -- Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation

This course is designed as an introduction to treatment planning and strategies for aquatics program implementation including patient identification, precautions and contraindications, treatment techniques, required pool maintenance, documentation and billing.  Educational level:  Intermediate.  Contact hours:  5.0  Target audience:  OT, COTA, PT, PTA  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation.  AOTA Content Focus -- Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention

This presentation will review the definitions of supervision as well as APTA and AOTA guidance related to supervising assistants, students, and aides in various healthcare environments.  Real examples of common supervisory ethical dilemmas from the field including the appropriate action steps to take in each one will be highlighted.  Educational level: Intermediate. Contact hours: 2.0 Target audience: OT, COTA, PT, PTA Satisfactory completion criteria: Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation.  AOTA Content Focus -- Professional Issues: Supervision

Lymphedema is a condition of localized fluid retention and tissue swelling caused by a compromised lymphatic system. Tissues with lymphedema are at high risk of infection and wounds. Addressing wounds in the treatment of lymphedema can be difficult for clinicians.   This seminar will describe the anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system in relation to risks for developing wounds. The presenters will identify how to differentiate between edema and lymphedema. Additionally, this session will focus on different types and stages of wounds commonly occurring in patients living with lymphedema. This session will also outline wound management interventions for people living with lymphedema.   Contact hours:  2.0  Target audience:  OT, COTA, PT, PTA Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation.  AOTA Content Focus -- Domain of Occupational Therapy: Client Factors

This seminar reviews anatomy and pathophysiology of edema and instructs the therapist in evaluation techniques used to identify patients at risk for developing edema and lymphedema. It provides program rationale and treatment techniques for edema and lymphedema management.  Educational level:  Advanced.  Contact hours:  6.5  Target audience:  OT, COTA, PT, PTA  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation.  AOTA Content Focus -- Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention

Therapeutic exercises (CPT 97110), therapeutic activities (CPT 97530) and self-care/home management (CPT 97535) are rehabilitation interventions used to treat a variety of injuries and illnesses. It can be confusing to differentiate between these treatment methods. For clarity, this seminar will offer an in depth review of what makes each of these CPT codes unique and the difference between them. Using multiple examples, therapists will learn how to be compliant with coding and thorough in their documentation to support these skilled interventions and avoid common errors.  Contact hours:  1.5  Target audience:  OT, COTA, PT, PTA  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation.  AOTA Content Focus -- Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative, Regulatory, & Reimbursement Issues.  Accreditation of this course does not necessarily imply the FPTA supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.  


This session will review the foundations of client advocacy in LTC settings and how it applies to individuals at risk for skin breakdown. It will also introduce strategies for implementing client centered treatment interventions across rehab settings. Learners will review common wound management interventions and then apply components of advocacy to this client population using case examples. Educational level:  Intermediate.  Contact hours:  1.5  Target audience:  OT, COTA, PT, PTA  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation.  AOTA Content Focus -- Domain of OT: Client Factors

The US is in the midst of a crisis: the epidemic of opioid addiction and overdose.  Understanding and addressing chronic pain before it is treated pharmacologically may be an important first step in addressing opioid misuse. Therapist interventions are an essential component of the multidisciplinary undertaking that will be required to improve patient outcomes and alter the trajectory of this public health crisis. This course will address the scope of opioid misuse as well as the steps therapy practitioners can take to identify and address addiction and pain. Educational level:  Intermediate.  Contact hours:  3.5  Target audience:  OT, COTA, PT, PTA, SLP  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation. ASHA approved for .35 ASHA CEUs. AOTA Content Focus -- Professional Issues: Contemporary Issues & Trends.

Wellness is an active process through which people become aware of, and make choices towards a more successful existence. Wellness Programs allow participants to participate in activities that enhance their quality of life. A Rehabilitation Wellness Program should incorporate the seven elements of wellness into their programs. Rehabilitation has the ability to provide the environment, education, resources, motivation and encouragement to help an individual rise to a level of personal wellness. This seminar will prepare clinicians to establish, implement and promote Wellness Programs in their community. Educational level: Intermediate. Contact hours: 1.5 Target audience: OT, COTA, PT, PTA, SLP Satisfactory completion criteria: Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation. ASHA approved for .15 ASHA CEUs. AOTA Content Focus -- Occupational Therapy Process: Outcomes

This course will provide therapists with tools and resources to establish a dysphagia program, and will include such components as screening processes, the pros and cons of thickened liquids, and working with the interdisciplinary team.  Educational level: Intermediate. Contact hours: 2.0 Target audience: SLPs.  Satisfactory completion criteria: Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation. ASHA approved for .20 ASHA CEUs. This course is NOT AOTA Approved.

This webinar will prepare clinicians to implement effective exercise prescriptions and interventions for the older adult. Educational level:  Intermediate.  Contact hours:  3.0  Target audience:  OT, COTA, PT, PTA Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation.  AOTA Content Focus -- Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention

This seminar reviews anatomy and pathophysiology of the shoulder, procedures including the TSA and rTSA, and therapy interventions following shoulder surgeries.  Educational level:  Intermediate.  Contact hours:  2.0  Target audience:  OT, COTA, PT, PTA  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation.  AOTA Content Focus -- Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation

The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to tracheostomy and mechanical ventilation to the SLP.  It provides an overview of why a tracheostomy or mechanical ventilation is indicated and how it impacts the Aerodigestive system and patient function.  Educational level:  Intermediate.  Contact hours: 1.5  Target audience: SLP. Satisfactory completion criteria: Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation. ASHA approved for .15 ASHA CEUs.

This seminar provides an overview of the background, anatomy and physiology of the vestibular system, protocols for differentiating between various vestibular disorders, evaluation, interventions and treatment approaches for vestibular dysfunction, and associated reimbursement and documentation principles. Educational level:  Intermediate.  Contact hours:  5.0  Target audience:  OT, COTA, PT, PTA  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation.  AOTA Content Focus -- Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention

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This seminar provides an overview of proper wheelchair and bed positioning as well as techniques for intervention.  Educational level:  Intermediate.  Contact hours:  5.0  Target audience:  OT, COTA, PT, PTA  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and case studies, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation.  AOTA Content Focus -- Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention

This seminar offers tools and treatment strategies for working with patients with lower level skills. It provides and in depth review of treatment ideas, cognitive strategies to integrate into patient  care, ways to manage patient refusals, and documentation principles for patients with lower level skills. Educational level: Intermediate. Contact hours: 1.0 Target audience: PT, PTA, OT, COTA, SLP Satisfactory completion criteria: Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation. ASHA approved for .10 ASHA CEUs. AOTA Content Focus -- Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention

Aging healthfully and successfully involves integrating the body, mind, and spirit.  Yoga and tai chi are exercises that simultaneously address all three aspects of an individual’s life.  This seminar will explain the definitions and concepts of yoga and tai chi and how they relate to occupational and physical therapy. This course will also address the research supporting the use of yoga and tai chi in clinical practice. This course will not provide participants with a yoga or tai chi certification. This course is not intended for use by any therapists outside the scope of their license.  Contact hours:  2.5 Target audience:  OT, COTA, PT, PTA  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation. AOTA Content Focus -- Occupational Therapy Process: Outcomes

 

This course reviews the Florida statutes for Occupational Therapy including definitions, licensure, disciplinary actions, continuing education requirements, and use of modalities.  Contact hours:  2.0  Target audience:  OT, COTA Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation.  AOTA Content Focus -- Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative & Regulatory Issues

The purpose of this course is to educate Florida healthcare professionals to types and incidence of medical errors, how to prevent practice errors in various clinical settings, and Joint Commission and Florida statutes related to medical errors.  Contact hours:  2.5  Target audience:  OT, COTA, PT, PTA, SLP  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation.  ASHA approval pending.  AOTA Content Focus -- Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative & Regulatory Issues

The purpose of this course is to prepare Florida healthcare professionals to care for patients with HIV/AIDS based on evidence-based information on HIV/AIDS incidence in Florida, modes of transmission, infection control procedures, clinical management, prevention, and Florida law governing testing and disclosure.  Contact hours:  1.0  Target audience:  OT, COTA, PT, PTA, SLP  Satisfactory completion criteria:  Complete pre-/post-test, view all modules and video clips, complete all associated quizzes, submit course evaluation. ASHA approved for .10 ASHA CEUs. AOTA Content Focus -- Professional Issues: Contemporary Issues & Trends

Almost all nursing home residents need some physical assistance, otherwise, why would they reside in a nursing home. In addition, most are at risk of further physical decline. The amount of assistance needed and the risk of decline vary from resident to resident. We know that a wide range of physical, neurological, and psychological conditions and cognitive factors can adversely impact physical function and that dependence on others for ADL assistance can lead to feelings of helplessness, isolation, diminished self-worth and loss of control over one's destiny. As a residents inactivity increases, the risk for complications such as muscle wasting, falls, impairment of skin integrity and depression, increases also. The MDS 3.0 is a comprehensive assessment tool that gathers information, drives resident care plans and facility reimbursement for care provided. The items in Section G0110 and G0120 assess the need for assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). Of the 11 ADLs assessed in this area, four are considered to be late-loss ADLs. These are areas in which it is thought that a resident will retain their function in the longest. These areas are Bed Mobility, Transfers, Eating and Toilet Use. These four late-loss ADLs play a significant role in reimbursement for care provided. Therefore, it is critical that the direct care staff and MDS Assessors/Coordinators have a solid understanding of the key definitions and terminology associated with the items in Section G0110 and G0120 Activities of Daily Living, so that documentation in the area of ADLs is an accurate reflection of resident self-performance and amount of ADL support provided on a daily basis. MDS Nurses must also understand how to apply the Rule of 3 methodology in order to understand how Section G0110 and G0120 should be coded appropriately based on the guidance of the RAI Manual. We will explore ADL Coding for MDS 3.0 in this learning activity.