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Rest and Sleep Across the Lifespan

Course #: 014-1428

Price: $20.25

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OT Mastery is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID#07815. This Distance Learning-Independent activity is offered at 0.225 CEUs, Introductory, OT Service Delivery. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition.

Please Note: This course has varying hours depending on the type of credit you need. See Below.

  • Florida Board Of Occupational Therapy: 2.00 Hours
  • North Dakota State Board of Occupational Practice: 2.00 Hours
  • All Other Organizations: 2.25 Hours
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CEU Course Description

While the category of rest and sleep was just added to the list of occupational areas within our field’s scope of practice, it has long had an impact on the way individuals function. People who get too much, too little, or poor quality sleep are at risk of experiencing physical and mental health concerns and decreased quality of life. Individuals who do not get the right kind of rest also experience poorer health outcomes along with higher healthcare costs and service utilization. Sleep concerns do not discriminate, so it’s possible for individuals to experience trouble sleeping across the lifespan. Sleep difficulties can co-occur with other health concerns, complicate the treatment process, and even cause additional health concerns to arise. For this reason, occupational therapists should be prepared to provide patients with both preventive and remediatory interventions focused on productive sleep and rest. Sleep and rest interventions clearly align with the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework, as they are heavily impacted by a person’s client factors, performance patterns, routines, habits, roles, and a variety of contextual factors.

CEU Course Objectives

  1. Define what sleep is and how it can impact someone’s occupational performance in a positive or negative way.
  2. Identify the causes of poor sleep and who they may impact.
  3. Identify sleep strategies across multiple categories including lifestyle changes, sensory strategies, sleep hygiene, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
CEU Course Outline
  1. Introduction
  2. Section 1: Definition of Sleep, The Occupation 
  3. Section 1 Personal Reflection
  4. Section 1 Key Words
  5. Section 2: Biological and Occupational Importance of Sleep
  6. Section 2 Personal Reflection
  7. Section 2 Key Words
  8. Section 3: Sleep Assessment and Interventions
  9. Section 3 Personal Reflection 
  10. Section 4: Case Study #1
  11. Section 5: Case Study #1 Review
  12. Section 6: Case Study #2
  13. Section 7: Case Study #2 Review
  14. Section 8: Case Study #3
  15. Section 9: Case Study #3 Review
  16. References

Author: Brittany Ferri, OTRL, PhD, CPRP

Educational Level: Introductory

Course Category: OT Service Delivery

Target Audience: Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants

This course expires on 08/25/2028

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Course Date: 2023-08-03

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