New Mexico OT/OTA CEU Package 20-Hours
Courses included in this package. Click on a course to learn more.
- Bipolar and Related Disorders: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment Strategies for OT 4Course release date: 3/22/2021
About the Course:
This basic-level course presents essential information about bipolar and related disorders, including diagnostic information from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 5th Edition (DSM-5). Because of its health-related consequences, bipolar disorder is among the top 10 causes of disability worldwide. Using a holistic, multimodal approach, clinicians can help the client stabilize his or her mood and return to a normal level of functioning. This course describes the symptoms and the biological, psychological, and social factors that must be considered when working with individuals who have bipolar disorder. Psychopharmacology is addressed, and participants will learn about indications for and side effects of typical medications used in the treatment of bipolar disorders, such as mood stabilizers, atypical antipsychotics, and antidepressants. The course describes how single-system design methodology is used for outcome evaluation, an important consideration in today's environment of managed care and third-party payers. Relapse prevention is discussed, including medication adherence and individual therapy.
- Dynamic Seating: Moving Beyond Static Wheelchair Seating 2Dynamic seating provides movement within a wheelchair. When the client moves, the dynamic seating components move with the client, maintaining alignment with the seating system for postural support and stability. Clients who extend within the seating system or seek out movement may benefit from dynamic seating. Dynamic components absorb and diffuse force, protecting both the client from pain and injury and the wheelchair seat and frame from damage. Absorbing force may reduce muscle tone. Providing movement can increase alertness and decrease agitation. Movement can also improve function and postural control.
- High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders: Diagnosis, Treatment Issues, and OT Intervention, 2nd Ed 6Course Release Date: September 8th, 2022
This intermediate-level course is intended for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants. However, other professionals who interact with those who have high-functioning autism spectrum disorders, including physical therapists, speech and language pathologists, social workers, psychologists, paraprofessionals, administrators, and teachers, may benefit from the information offered in this course.
- Introduction to Wheelchair Seating and Positioning 5Course release date: 4/17/2021
About the Course:
This course, designed to provide the healthcare practitioner with a broad overview of the assessment and provision of wheelchair seating, is written at a basic to intermediate-level for the occupational and physical therapist who have little or no experience in this specialty practice area. Many people require the use of a wheelchair for dependent or independent mobility, and each wheelchair provides some form of seating. Wheelchair seating directly affects a client’s position, which in turn affects function for all of that person’s daily tasks. It is essential that occupational therapy practitioners be able to competently participate as members of the interprofessional team in determining the optimal seating and wheeled mobility interventions for a particular client. Common diagnoses for a client using a wheelchair include cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, and muscular dystrophies.
- Occupation-Based Intervention as an Integrative Tool 3Course release date: 3/22/2021
About the Course:
This intermediate-level course will prepare occupational therapy practitioners to recognize symptoms of addiction in their clients and to identify how these symptoms, contextualized by mental and physical health, race, economic status, and gender, impact occupational performance in and outside of therapy. Practitioners who have met the objectives of this course will possess the resources to create and implement an evidence-based intervention plan for dually diagnosed clients and/or clients with physical health conditions that are affected by addiction. This course is intended for practitioners who are skilled in the occupational therapy process but wish to expand their knowledge of integrated, holistic care models rooted in cultural humility and current evidence.