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Stroke Rehabilitation: An In-Depth Guide

Course #: 014-1286

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CE Credit Hours: 1.50 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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Course Description

CEU Course Description

Strokes are one of the most common and impactful neurological conditions that an individual can experience. As with many other conditions, occupational therapists can make a large difference in the world of stroke rehabilitation. One of the many ways that occupational therapists can help patients with a history of stroke is by helping change behaviors and habits to lessen the impact of modifiable risk factors. Therapists can also provide a range of therapeutic interventions that help people who have sustained strokes in rebuilding certain skills and regaining their independence. Occupational therapists work with a range of other healthcare professionals to provide multidisciplinary stroke rehabilitation at all points in the continuum of care. Stroke rehabilitation may look different across practice settings. But there is a substantial amount of evidence that supports occupational therapy for individuals who require rehabilitation after a stroke.

CEU Course Objectives

  1. Identify medical interventions that can help someone who has suffered a stroke.
  2. Identify what symptoms can be present as a result of an infarct in a certain part of the brain.
  3. Determine what frame of reference(s) are appropriate for each presentation.
  4. Define the role of OT in the acute phase of a stroke.
  5. Define the role of OT once stroke symptoms have entered the chronic phase.

CEU Course Outline

  1. Introduction
  2. Section 1: Classifications and Prevalence
  3. Section 2: Neuroanatomy of the Brain
  4. Section 3: Risk Factors and Warning Signs
  5. Section 4: Medical Evaluation for a Stroke
  6. Section 5: Medical Interventions for a Stroke
  7. Section 6: Therapeutic Interventions
  8. Section 7: Stroke Evaluations
  9. Section 8: Occupational Therapy Treatment for Stroke
  10. Section 9: Case Study
  11. Section 10: Case Study Review
  12. Section 11: Case Study
  13. Section 12: Case Study Review
  14. Section 13: Case Study
  15. Section 14: Case Study Review
  16. Section 15: Case Study
  17. Section 16: Case Study Review
  18. References

Educational Level: Intermediate

Target Audience: Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants

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Course Date: 2022-08-29

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