Patients with History of Substance Use: OT and PTs Roles and Considerations for Treatment

About the Course
This course will review how substance use impacts functionality and mobility, current stigmas and discomforts the PT and OT face when dealing with substance use patients, and treatment approaches used when the patient has a history of substance use. 

Learning objectives
  • Describe current definitions and DSM-5 criteria for substance use disorders.
  • Recognize how substance use impacts functionality, including ADLs, IADLs and mobility.
  • Identify substance use disorder as a primary and as a secondary diagnosis for patients working with OT and PT.
  • Illustrate current stigmas and discomforts among therapists who work with patients with substance use disorder.
  • Investigate current treatment approaches used by PT and OT for patients with history of substance use disorder.
  • Compare interdisciplinary team members relevant to the plan-of-care for patients with substance use disorder.
  • Construct an appropriate initial evaluation approach for patients with substance use disorder using provided assessment tools.