Rehabilitation of the Burn Patient


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Anthony De Piero, MOTR/L

This course looks at the process of burn rehabilitation in the acute care phase of recovery from the occupational therapy perspective.

Target Audience

This course is well-suited for occupational therapists as well as other professionals with an interest in the process of burn recovery through the lens of an occupational therapist.

Educational Level

Introductory: Information is geared to practitioners with little or no knowledge of the subject matter. Focus is on providing general introductory information.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Understand the various depths of burns and their impact on function.
  • Describe the importance of positioning to improve the functional outcomes of patients.
  • Understand the role of OTs in terms of ADLs and/or adaptive equipment to improve independence with everyday tasks.
  • Summarize the ideal recovery for a patient who suffered a burn injury.

AOTA Classification Codes

  • Category 1: Domain of OT – Occupations/ IADL
  • Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process – Occupational performance

Completion Requirements

0.1 AOTA CEUs (1 Contact Hour for State of Florida Occupational Therapy practitioners) will be awarded upon a successful completion of a multiple choice post-test. Participants will be able to print a certificate of completion after completing a short course evaluation in addition to the post-test.

Disclosure Statement

Instructors have stated that they have not received funding to support this training.

Instructional Methods

One (1) hour course during which the learner will view a streaming video presentation, reference PowerPoint® slides, and take a multiple choice post-test.


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