Lifetime Members Benefit -- CEU courses



In alignment with Pi Theta Epsilon’s mission and purposes, PTE has partnered with OccupationalTherapy.com to provide complimentary access to select OccupationalTherapy.com courses for lifetime members who have completed their OT program to earn CEU credits. 


Each course will be available online during a two-week period, courtesy of Pi Theta Epsilon.

Advanced registration with Pi Theta Epsilon is required (see link below).

 

Based on member feedback, the following courses were identified for the 2017-2018 cycle.

 

COURSE 
(click on name for description)
DATE COURSE WILL BE AVAILABLE   REGISTRATION DEADLINE
 Facilitating Return to Work After Stroke
Across the Continuum of Care
 August 14 - August 28, 2017  August 9, 2017
RSVP
Creating the Evidence in Clinical Practice:
Case Study and Single Subject Research
 
January 29 - February 12, 2018  January 23, 2018
RSVP
 Evidence-based Intervention for
Balance and Falls Prevention
May 7 - May 21, 2018 May 1, 2018
RSVP


RESERVE YOUR SPOT -- RSVP REQUIRED (see link below)

Additional registration details will be emailed directly to you. 

 

Neurorehabilitation/Physical Disabilities: Facilitating Return to Work After Stroke Across the Continuum of Care


August 14 - 28, 2017   Complimentary Registration to PTE Lifetime Members only. 

RSVP required by August 9, 2017.  Registration details will be emailed directly to you. 


This course will provide practitioners with practical knowledge and evidence based strategies to enhance competencies to facilitate return to work for those following stroke across the continuum of care. Practitioners will learn strategies to provide occupation-based evaluations, provide client-centered interventions that address performance skills, work, and the worker-workplace fit, and provide services that address the work-site. Additionally, practitioners will learn about the predictive factors of return to work following stroke, laws/regulations and resources that support return to work, and reimbursement mechanisms so as to better advocate for clients and navigate healthcare and state systems. 


Learning Outcomes


By the end of this one-hour course, participants will be able to: 

  • Describe how to implement occupation-based assessments that address work across the continuum of care.
  • Identify interventions, resources, and collaborative relationships that can facilitate return to work after stroke across the continuum of care.
  • List steps that can be immediately implemented to establish or enhance services that address and facilitate return to work after stroke.

About the presenter
Shannon L. Scott, OTD, OTR/L is a Clinical Assistant Professor at SUNY Stony Brook Southampton. Dr. Scott has over 25 years of experience specializing predominantly in neurorehabilitation and has worked in a variety of practice settings and has held a variety of clinical, leadership, educational, and consultant roles. Dr. Scott’s areas of interest include stroke and best practice with a current research emphasis on return to work following stroke.



Professional Issues: Creating the Evidence in Clinical Practice: Case Study and Single Subject Research

 

January 29 - February 12, 2018.   Complimentary Registration to PTE Lifetime Members only. 

RSVP required (link to come) by January 23, 2018.  Registration details will be emailed directly to you. 


This seminar will provide an overview of single subject and case study design research to assist clinicians in conducting meaningful research in their practice. Occupational therapists can contribute to our evidence-based profession through these practical research methods.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this one-hour course, participants will be able to: 

  • Recognize the importance of evidence and research in the occupational therapy profession.
  • Understand how to conduct single subject and case study research.
  • Use practical data collection strategies for implementation in practice.
  • Improve skills as a consumer of research.

About the presenter 
Sandra Barker Dunbar, DPA, OTR/L, FAOTA, is an occupational therapist and professor at Nova Southeastern University. Her specialty practice areas include early intervention, program development and family centered care and her research interests are related to Occupational Science. Dr. Dunbar has written two books with contributing authors related to leadership and OT practice, in addition to several articles. Currently, Dr. Dunbar is the Assistant Dean of Professional Development and Education at NSU, developing a Leadership Academy which will eventually include classes available to the public.


Home/Community Based: Evidence-based Intervention for Balance and Falls Prevention


May 7 - May 21, 2018.   Complimentary Registration to PTE Lifetime Members only. 

RSVP required (link to come) by May 1, 2018.  Registration details will be emailed directly to you. 


This seminar will review evidence-based intervention strategies applicable to a balance and falls management program including environmental modification, patient and caregiver education and balance retraining activities. Falls management program rationale and implementation is also discussed as well as interdisciplinary techniques and strategies to reduce fall risk in the elderly.


Learning Outcomes


By the end of this one-hour course, participants will be able to: 

  • List appropriate treatment interventions to improve balance and decrease fall risk.
  • Identify interdisciplinary techniques to reduce the number of falls.
  • Identify therapy's role for reducing fall behavior within the interdisciplinary team.

About the presenter 
Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, has worked in long-term care as a researcher/educator and has established various programs in nursing facilities including palliative care and end of life care, incontinence management, falls management and dementia care and staging for over 20 years. She currently provides continuing education support to 6,000 therapists nationwide as Director of Education for Select Rehabilitation.




 

 

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