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Activities of Daily Living (ADLs): Assessment and Intervention in the Clinic and at Home


Format(s):   Home-study
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy / Social Work
Contact Hours:   
Registration Fee:   $199

1. Apply a functional knowledge of ADLs and Instrumental ADLs to treat patients with varying diagnoses.
2. Identify evaluation and treatment strategies for ADLs within neuromotor, cardio/pulmonary and orthopedic rehabilitation.
3. Discuss pediatric, adult and geriatric considerations in the performance of daily living skills.
4. Utilize assessment tools to help identify areas of the patient's environment that are potentially unsafe.
5. Break down daily activities into components to help patients identify problem areas.
6. Justify therapeutic interventions to other members of the health care team and third-party payers through proper documentation

Target Audience
• Occupational Therapists • Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants • Physical Therapists • Physical Therapist Assistants • Social Workers • Registered Nurses • Licensed Practical Nurses • Certified Nurse Assistant

Confirmation Notes
Receive unlimited access from the time of purchase through completion and submission of the online exam. Once the exam is taken the seminar will be available for 30 days before course access expires.
CE Information: Click on the "purchase" button for CEU details.

ADLs—The Building Blocks to Patient Recovery and Rehabilitation
When assessing and treating various patient diagnoses, one common denominator exists—activities of daily living. What brings the patient to your clinic is the inability to function as they did before their illness or injury. The rehabilitation professional must parlay his/her understanding of the diagnosis and how it affects activities of daily living into a treatment plan, so that the patient's functional independence can be restored. When therapists and nurses communicate in functional terms with physicians, case managers, and third party payers, they are able to show patient progress in functional and simple language that is applicable to professionals and laypersons alike. Relating the patient diagnosis to affected ADLs not only helps the health care team better understand the treatment plan, it justifies the need for multidisciplinary intervention.
This dynamic, one-day seminar will provide participants with a working knowledge of how ADLs are weaved into the patient's therapeutic intervention. You will learn to use ADLs as a treatment modality and to view daily occupations, self-care skills, and leisure interests as important building blocks to patient recovery and rehabilitation. This course will examine the full spectrum of patient care from geriatric populations in skilled nursing facilities and adult living facilities to pediatric settings. You will discuss treatment plans, explore ideas, and evaluate interventions through case studies. Attendees will leave the seminar better equipped to incorporate ADLs into therapeutic goals and treatment plans and to document each case effectively.

Dates and Locations
Purchase Address:   Home-study
Dates:   01-01-2020 - 01-01-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM