Continuing Education Listing

Title of Event:
Frailty in the Older Adult: Functional Assessment & Intervention Strategies for Reducing Frailty Risk

 

Contact Name:
Susan Blair

Organization:
Supportive Aging

Date(s) of Event:
April 15th, 2020

Location / Venue for Event:
Greensboro Airport Marriott

Summary of Event:
Frailty in the Older Adult: Functional Assessment & Intervention Strategies for Reducing Frailty Risk. WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Occupational therapists Occupational therapist assistants COURSE FOCUS: This 6-hour CE course provides participants with increased knowledge of their role as healthcare providers for at-risk or already frail clients. This course includes one hour of Ethics that meets the NCBOT Ethics requirement for OT licensure. A NEW ROADMAP FOR REDUCING FRAILTY IN OLDER ADULTS: Evidence-based practice focus. Ethical considerations for the role of therapy with older adults. Emerging clinical practice settings. THE STATE OF FRAILTY: Distinguishing frailty in vulnerable older adults Recognized criteria for frailty Interventions to reduce frailty Addressing failure to thrive ASSESSMENT SOLUTIONS: Age-appropriate, cost-effective, practical, standardized, and multidisciplinary. ADL/IADL assessments. Depression scale. Life satisfaction assessment. Frailty scale. Cognitive screening. DEPRESSION AND SOCIAL ISOLATION IN OLDER ADULTS: Recognizing symptoms of depression in the older adult. Depression and social isolations' effect on functional outcomes. The therapist’s responsibility for psychosocial intervention. Intergenerational collaboration opportunities to improve life satisfaction for the older and young. ETHICAL ISSUES WITH OLDER ADULTS Maintaining autonomy and independence. Preventing elder neglect & abuse. Supporting decision making. IMPROVED OUTCOMES FOR FALL PREVENTION AND HOME SAFETY: Fall risk assessment—it is everybody’s responsibility! Fall intervention algorithm. MEDICATION MANAGEMENT: AN EMERGING EPIDEMIC FOR OLDER ADULTS Strategies for assessment and intervention of medication management. CREATIVE STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESSFUL FUNCTIONAL INDEPENDENCE WITH FRAIL ADULTS: The four barriers to independence: low vision, accessibility, mobility, and cognition. Learn 135 functional activities to do inside a home. Remember! Physical activity for the older adult is FUNCTION! COURSE OBJECTIVES: Increase awareness of current trends in aging population statistics, lifestyle choices, and personal life goals of an aging population. Understand cost-effective geriatric assessment tools applicable to older adults in healthcare and community settings. Provide successful therapeutic interventions to provide older adults with meaningful and purposeful activities. Explain understanding of geriatric comorbidities and their implications for developing frailty in community dwellers. Utilize effective outcome measures appropriate for geriatric clients for improved documentation and reimbursement. Discuss opportunities for intergenerational collaboration to reduce social isolation and improve life satisfaction for both older adults and young people. CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT: Occupational Therapists (NC) – This 6.0 CE continuing competency activity meets the requirements set forth in Section .0800 of the Rules of the North Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy. Physical Therapists (NC): This workshop has been approved by the NC Board of Physical Therapy Examiners, 6.0 hours. Speech Pathologists – This workshop has NOT been submitted for ASHA credit. See the NC Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists for acceptance of CE Credit. Other healthcare professionals – This course may qualify for 6.0 continuing education hours as required by national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. It is the participants' responsibility to contact their board or organization for specific filing requirements. Supportive Aging is not responsible for the non-acceptance of CE credit. Keep your certificate of attendance and course outline as a record of successful completion. Satisfactory completion requires signing in and out of the course with full attendance, completion of course evaluation and receipt of course certificate. Failure to comply will result in no credit for the course, with no exceptions or refunds. Content level: intermediate Scope of Practice: All content of the workshop is intended to be used by participants within their regulatory scope of practice and license only. Disclosures: Financial: Susan Blair is an owner of Supportive Aging and is compensated as an instructor. Non-Financial: Susan Blair is a member of the AOTA Board Certification Review Committee.

 

Title of Event:
# 415 Myofascial Release Therapy… Soft Tissue Mobilization for Pain Management and Improved Mobility

 

Contact Name:
Scott Boston

Organization:
Motivations, Inc.

Date(s) of Event:
September 26-27, 2020

Location / Venue for Event:
Raleigh, NC (WakeMed Health & Hospitals)

Summary of Event:
Fascia is a three-dimensional matrix of tissue that envelopes every system of the body. When fascia becomes bound down or scarred from inflammation, injury, postural habits or disease, the tension adversely impacts multiple systems, especially the neuromusculoskeletal system. Symptoms may be remote from the apparent area of injury, including referred pain, stiffness, muscle weakness, nerve impingement, organ dysfunction, and abnormal sensations. Many of these clients are experiencing myofascial dysfunction. Myofascial restrictions do not appear on standard x-rays, MRIs, or examinations. It is best diagnosed by the skill of a manual therapy practitioner. Myofascial dysfunction may become symptomatic from months to years post-injury. Patients often present challenging symptoms with chronic pain, which may not show typical dermotomal or myotomal patterns. It may occur at the point when the body has maximized its adaptive potential and loses the ability to compensate for abnormal tension. Standard treatment protocols using medication, exercise and modalities may fail to address the problem effectively. Manual release of the abnormal tension is essential to manage painful restrictions and to restore mobility and function. In this lab-based course, you will learn how to differentiate between myofascial conditions such as myofascial pain syndrome and fibromyalgia, identify motion restrictions through posture screening, hands on motion testing and palpation. You will learn how to apply MFR to improve mobility, circulation, and posture, and decrease painful restrictions using this gentle manual therapy technology to achieve improved functional outcomes across the lifespan.

 

Title of Event:
# 352 Handling the Rib Cage for Improved Respiratory Coordination in Function

 

Contact Name:
Scott Boston

Organization:
Motivations, Inc.

Date(s) of Event:
October 24-25, 2020

Location / Venue for Event:
Charlotte, NC (Novant Health Matthews Medical Center)

Summary of Event:
This 2-day workshop has been designed for speech-language pathologists, physical therapists, and occupational therapists who need greater experience in focusing on rib cage activity and its influence on postural control and respiratory, general movement, and oral-pharyngeal function in terms of the evaluation and treatment services they provide. Significant anatomical/kinesiological and developmental characteristics of typical rib cage alignment and activity will be reviewed. Atypical rib cage activity in infants and young children with neuromuscular involvement will be discussed. Treatment strategies directed toward improving rib cage and respiratory musculature activity will be explored through group movement lab sessions and audiovisual presentations.

 

Title of Event:
# 306 CAN-EAT Approach …Using medical, motor, & behavioral strategies in pediatric feeding

 

Contact Name:
Scott Boston

Organization:
Motivations, Inc.

Date(s) of Event:
September 11-12, 2020

Location / Venue for Event:
Asheville, NC (Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park)

Summary of Event:
Research indicates that the prevalence of pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders is 80% in the special needs population and 20% in typically developing children. Therefore, most pediatric clinicians will encounter this disorder in some form or another. Feeding disorders come in all shapes and sizes, such as coughing/choking during meals, poor oral-motor skill acquisition, food refusal, oral aversion, g-tube dependence and more. One must be versed in oral-motor and swallowing techniques, respiration, GI issues, nutrition, motor/postural alignment, and behavioral strategies. This is a two-day course focusing on how to approach pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders, how to diagnose and prioritize treatment options, and ensure successful outcomes for you and your patients. Day one will concentrate on medical and nutritional intervention strategies, while day two will focus on evaluation and therapeutic intervention. If child

 

Title of Event:
# 213 Visual Rehabilitation & Neuro Handling After a Neurological Incident… Concepts for Function

Name:

Contact Name:
Scott Boston

Organization:
Motivations, Inc.

Date(s) of Event:
May 2-3, 2020

Location / Venue for Event:
Raleigh, NC (WakeMed Health & Hospital)

Summary of Event:
This 2 day course will discuss the concepts of the physical care and evidence based principals to create results in clinical interventions for stroke, hemiplegia, brain injury, spasticity and general motor control issues. The course will focus on preception and oculomotor deficit remediation and compensation after a neurological event.Hemiparesis handling made easy with a focus on the core in lab work. Lecture information will cover spasticity, UE/LE treatment, and pusher strategies. Lab work will cover facilitations, stretching, a technology lab for neuro rehabilitation function analysis, and midline shift dysfunction (pusher). Functional applications of improvement and carryover of care will be addressed as well as documentation to advocate for a client. The Vision Rehabilitation lab portions will cover ocular motor, visual field, and neglect testing. Functional treatment interventions will be discussed for each of the impairments. Occupational and physical therapists and assistants will find this course to be heavily lab based to provide attendees with skills for immediately use for effective strategies in the clinic. Documentation and advocacy for the client with consideration to the payor is also discussed.

 
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