Contact Hours: 10
Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants.
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Course Type: Text
The course materials for this text are available in our online format available instantly or by mail.
Our mail order format allows you to obtain a hardcopy of the course materials. When you choose the mail format we will rush your course materials the next business day via USPS Priority, UPS Ground or UPS 2nd Day Air.
This continuing education course utilizes text from a hard back textbook by Glen Gillen, EdD, OTR/L, BCN, FAOTA “Stroke Rehabilitation: A Function-Based Approach” 3rd edition ©2011. This detailed text combines aspects of background medical information, a comprehensive review of standardized and nonstandardized evaluation procedures and assessments, treatment techniques and evidence based interventions.
- Chapter 25: Sexual Function and Intimacy
- Chapter 26: Seating and Wheeled Mobility Prescription
- Chapter 27: Home Evaluation and Modifications
- Chapter 28: Activities of Daily Living Adaptations: Managing the Environment with One-Handed Techniques
- Chapter 29: Leisure Participation after Stroke
- Chapter 30: A Survivor’s Perspective
- Chapter 31: A Survivor’s Perspective II: Stroke
This continuing education course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study on the principles of stroke rehabilitation.
At the end of this course, the professional will be able to:
- Define architectural barriers.
- Recognize the clear space required for a 360-degree turn in a wheelchair.
- Recognize the minimum height required to prevent a wheelchair from tipping forward during forward reach.
- Identify and differentiate between 5 general comments on ramps.
- Recognize characteristics of stair handrails including grasping surface and non-slip surfaces.
- Identify the minimum door swing area needed for wheelchairs outside the swing area.
- Recognize the maximum seat height above the sink for wheelchair users.
- Identify 3 common kitchen layouts.
- Recognize the features of the Barrier Free Lift including where installation typically takes place.
- Identify 5 techniques to consider for ease of mobility and performance of activities of daily living in the bedroom
- Recognize and differentiate between two bladder care products for women who have survived a stroke.
- Identify 4 uses of adaptive devices during feeding.
- Identify the process of donning garments with front fasteners in upper extremity dressing.
- Identify the process of donning socks in lower extremity dressing.
- Identify 3 adaptive devices used in dressing.
- Recognize characteristics of the Zim jar opener.
- Define leisure attitude.
- Recognize 4 roles of the occupational therapist when evaluating leisure activities.
- Identify components of the Leisure Diagnostic Battery Assessment.
- Recognize Salvatore Dimauro’s change in perspective of physical and occupational therapy services.
- Identify Barbara Neuhaus’s personal career that is relevant to her personal story.
- Identify 7 major effects of menopause.
- Define PLISSIT.
- Recognize 4 strategies for sexual function and intimacy for patients with decreased endurance.
- Recognize 4 documentation and billing components for sexuality interventions.
- Recognize Medicare reimbursement policies for durable medical equipment.
- Identify basic biomechanics of sitting including the neutral pelvic position.
- Recognize the five basic measurements for an active individual in a mat assessment for wheelchair use.
- List common posture of adult hemiplegia for 5 body parts.
- Identify the pressure-relieving cushion and its indications, and postural/functional considerations.
- Differentiate between three common seat-to-floor heights of the wheelchair frame.
- Recognize the use of a portable ramp and its characteristics for individuals using a mid-wheel drive wheelchair.
The participant will have 1 year from date of purchase or until the course expiration date to complete this course, whichever comes first.
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About Glen Gillen, EdD, OTR, FAOTA
- Ed.D. in Health Education from Columbia University/Teachers College
- M.P.A. in Health Management from New York University
- B.S. in Occupational Therapy from New York University
- Roster of Fellows: American Occupational Therapy Association
- Award of Clinical Excellence in Rehabilitation: American Occupational Therapy Foundation/Healthsouth.
- Recognition of Achievement Award for "Author/Educator Who Has Advanced Neurorehabilitation Practice" American OccupationalTherapy Association.
Most Recent Published Texts:
- Gillen, G. Cognitive and Perceptual Rehabilitation: A Function-Based Approach. Elsevier/Mosby, St. Louis, (in preparation)
- Gillen, G. Cerebral vascular accident. In Schultz-Krohn, W. & Pendleton, H. (eds.) Occupational Therapy: Practice Skills for Physical
- Dysfunction, 6th ed., Elsevier Science/Mosby, St. Louis (in press)
- Gillen, G. Commentary on Exploring social and leisure participation among stroke survivors part two. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 13:5 (2006)