Occupational Therapy: Cancer Rehabilitation Across the Lifespan
24.95
Online
Elective
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About the Course:
Occupational therapy practitioners encompass a wealth of knowledge and skill to decrease the burden of cancer on oncology clients. Evidence to support this is emerging. Silver and Gilchrist (2011) remind us that “evidence-based care is the cornerstone of optimal treatment, and with oncology rehabilitation still in its infancy, there is much work to be done” (p. S12). It is this aim, as well as that of the American Occupational Therapy Association’s (AOTA) Vision 2025, that guides the content of this course in linking evidence, well-being, and quality of life during and following cancer treatment for diverse communities (AOTA, 2017a). The primary purpose of this course is to promote competence and confidence in the utilization of evidence-based occupational therapy services to this emerging and underserved population. Using the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain and Process, 3rd edition (AOTA, 2014) as a mechanism to negotiate through the occupational therapy process, an introductory overview of common cancer diagnoses, treatment, and rehabilitation implications throughout the continuum of care will be provided. Evidence-based, client-centered evaluation and intervention recommendations will be emphasized while providing participants with the knowledge and resources required for best practice in oncology rehabilitation. This basic-level course will be a stepping-stone to align evidence-based recommendations to clinical application specific to the emerging and complex field of oncology rehabilitation for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants.

Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize the prevalence of cancer, and the impact of physical and psychosocial side effects on occupational performance across the lifespan.
  • Describe precautions and contraindications specific to cancer and its treatment.
  • Identify evidence-based occupational therapy assessment and intervention approaches across the continuum of care.
  • Compare and contrast effective strategies to maximize the accessibility of specialized occupational therapy services to improve well-being and quality of life for cancer survivors among culturally diverse communities.

About the Author:
Laura Stimler, OTD, OTR/L, BCP, C/NDT, graduated from Saint Louis University with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2002. She earned her Post-professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree with a concentration in Pediatric Science from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in 2014. Laura’s advanced certifications include the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Board Certification in Pediatrics, USC/WPS Sensory Integration and Administration of Sensory Integration Praxis Test, and Pediatric Neuro-Developmental Treatment. Laura has worked in acute-care oncology for nearly nine years at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, where she has specialized in treating pediatric oncology patients and supervised occupational and physical therapists. Laura has co-authored peer-reviewed publications specific to cancer rehabilitation and presents on local and national levels on the role of OT in oncology. Laura assisted in the creation and implementation of a screening tool used to identify rehabilitation needs in pediatric oncology patients. Additionally, Laura participated as a co-investigator of retrospective research study exploring relationships between thrombocytopenia, activity intensity during rehabilitation services, and frequency of bleeding complications in pediatric oncology patients. Laura recently completed the Cancer Rehabilitation Digital Badge Program through AOTA.

How to receive credit:
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 2-hour commitment of time.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to complete:
  • A mandatory test (a passing score of 75 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures:

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer:
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

©2020: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.

 
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Cancer Rehabilitation Across the Lifespan

24.95
About the Course:
Occupational therapy practitioners encompass a wealth of knowledge and skill to decrease the burden of cancer on oncology clients. Evidence to support this is emerging. Silver and Gilchrist (2011) remind us that “evidence-based care is the cornerstone of optimal treatment, and with oncology rehabilitation still in its infancy, there is much work to be done” (p. S12). It is this aim, as well as that of the American Occupational Therapy Association’s (AOTA) Vision 2025, that guides the content of this course in linking evidence, well-being, and quality of life during and following cancer treatment for diverse communities (AOTA, 2017a). The primary purpose of this course is to promote competence and confidence in the utilization of evidence-based occupational therapy services to this emerging and underserved population. Using the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain and Process, 3rd edition (AOTA, 2014) as a mechanism to negotiate through the occupational therapy process, an introductory overview of common cancer diagnoses, treatment, and rehabilitation implications throughout the continuum of care will be provided. Evidence-based, client-centered evaluation and intervention recommendations will be emphasized while providing participants with the knowledge and resources required for best practice in oncology rehabilitation. This basic-level course will be a stepping-stone to align evidence-based recommendations to clinical application specific to the emerging and complex field of oncology rehabilitation for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants.

Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize the prevalence of cancer, and the impact of physical and psychosocial side effects on occupational performance across the lifespan.
  • Describe precautions and contraindications specific to cancer and its treatment.
  • Identify evidence-based occupational therapy assessment and intervention approaches across the continuum of care.
  • Compare and contrast effective strategies to maximize the accessibility of specialized occupational therapy services to improve well-being and quality of life for cancer survivors among culturally diverse communities.

About the Author:
Laura Stimler, OTD, OTR/L, BCP, C/NDT, graduated from Saint Louis University with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2002. She earned her Post-professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree with a concentration in Pediatric Science from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in 2014. Laura’s advanced certifications include the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Board Certification in Pediatrics, USC/WPS Sensory Integration and Administration of Sensory Integration Praxis Test, and Pediatric Neuro-Developmental Treatment. Laura has worked in acute-care oncology for nearly nine years at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, where she has specialized in treating pediatric oncology patients and supervised occupational and physical therapists. Laura has co-authored peer-reviewed publications specific to cancer rehabilitation and presents on local and national levels on the role of OT in oncology. Laura assisted in the creation and implementation of a screening tool used to identify rehabilitation needs in pediatric oncology patients. Additionally, Laura participated as a co-investigator of retrospective research study exploring relationships between thrombocytopenia, activity intensity during rehabilitation services, and frequency of bleeding complications in pediatric oncology patients. Laura recently completed the Cancer Rehabilitation Digital Badge Program through AOTA.

How to receive credit:
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 2-hour commitment of time.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to complete:
  • A mandatory test (a passing score of 75 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures:

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer:
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

©2020: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.