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Addressing Delirium with Conservative Interventions: The Role of Occupational Therapy

This course is designed to inform listeners about what delirium is, why it is important, how to identify it, and what evidence-based conservative interventions exist which rehabilitation professionals can utilize to address delirium. This course specifically discusses how occupational therapists have a unique and essential role in addressing delirium.

Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders

The course is an introduction to tic disorders and Tourette Syndrome. Using evidenced-based interventions, occupational therapists have a unique role in improving occupational functioning and improving quality of life for both children and adults living with tics in a variety of clinical settings. In this course, you will learn the symptoms of tic disorders, be introduced to the highly evidenced-based intervention(s) and provided with numerous resources to improve your clinical practice.

Acute Care 101: Lines, Leads, and Lab Values Oh My!

Lines, leads, and lab values oh my! The world of inpatient acute care can be medically complex, intimidating, and difficult to navigate with an occupation-based approach. Have no fear! Our panel of occupational therapy advanced practitioners are here to help! These wizards of acute care best practices represent four different healthcare organizations across the state and will share their expertise in how to prepare for and succeed as a level II fieldwork student, as an entry level clinician, or as an experienced clinician who is new to the acute care setting. The panel will identify evidence-based resources and tools to empower clinical competencies and confidence, share acute care case studies in the acute care context of clients and student scenarios, outline clinical competencies and soft skills required for acute care clinical readiness, and showcase program development and quality initiatives in their respective settings to elevate an occupation based approach within the interdisciplinary culture of acute care practice.

Rehabilitation of the Burn Patient

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

Nontraditional Fieldwork: The Role of Occupational Therapy in a Transitionary Primary Care Clinic

This course will explore non-traditional fieldwork and the opportunity it provides for community-based care focused on wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention. During a non-traditional role-emerging fieldwork placement, students explore the potential for, and establish and implement, an occupational therapy role. Learn about the role of occupational therapy in a transitionary primary care clinic through the lived experiences of members of the UF Health Care One Clinic in Gainesville, FL.