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Abuse: An Overview
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Abuse, in its simplest form, is the maltreatment of something or someone. For the purposes of this course, we will focus on the abuse of other people. Abuse implies intention, maltreatment and the violation of the rights of an individual by another. Abuse is often thought of within families, but it is also includes work relationships and friendships. This course will provide an overview of... more

Adolescents with Substance Related Disorders
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

It is believed that 70% of adolescents have tried alcohol and 50% will have tried an illegal drug by their senior year of high school. In this same period of time, 40% of adolescents will have smoked a cigarette and 20% will have taken prescription pills for the purpose of getting high (NIDA, 2014). As a result of the number of adolescents who are engaging in substance use, over one million... more

Adult Ambulation and Mobility
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Many individuals who are in a hospital or at home following a prolonged illness or injury that impacts mobility become frustrated when they cannot move around as they desire. Mobility and ambulation are important to overall health and recovery from illness and injury. Often, this recovery includes the support of care providers skilled in lifting, moving, and supporting an individual with... more

Adult Ambulation and Mobility for Occupational Therapy             
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Many clients are accustomed to an active lifestyle, so they become frustrated when they cannot move around or engage in occupations in ways they did before an illness or injury, or like they did when they were younger. Occupational therapists understand this frustration, so they help clients, caregivers, and family members understand and apply safe ambulation techniques. Some clients need help... more

Anxiety Disorders: An Introduction
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress that arises in life that everyone has experienced. Anxiety alerts us when something is dangerous and can help prepare us to respond to situations. While similar to fear, anxiety is different in that it is focused on the anticipation of a threat at some point in the future and might be quite general in its nature. Sometimes, anxiety can become so... more

Anxiety in Children and Adolescents
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Anxiety disorders impact more than twenty-five million people in the U.S., and these disorders are the most common mental health diagnoses given to children and adolescents. Anxiety disorders are often identified by common symptoms that may include the overwhelming feeling of panic and fear, obsessive thoughts, and recurring nightmares. In both children and adolescents, anxiety disorders often... more

Autism Spectrum Disorder
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) refers to a group of developmental disorders characterized by ongoing social problems, repetitive behaviors, and symptoms that appear early in childhood and impact functioning socially. Individuals identified with an Autism spectrum disorder may be mildly impaired or severely disabled. This course will provide an overview of Autism spectrum disorder and... more

Behavioral Health Options for Older Adults
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Mental Illness is often lifelong and chronic, but it can also be diagnosed at any age. How different diagnoses present and are treated are different for older adults than for other age groups, and it is important for any healthcare professional working with this population to know what to observe and report in order to provide the highest level of care for patients and residents. This course... more

Borderline Personality Disorder: Diagnosis and Treatment
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Borderline personality disorder is characterized by difficulties in regulating emotions. This inability to regulate emotions can lead to impulsivity, outbursts, conflict in relationships, and even psychotic behaviors. Borderline personality disorder also often co-occurs with other mental disorders, increasing the treatment complexity. This course will discuss symptoms, diagnosis, and current... more

Bullying in Healthcare
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Repeated and unwanted actions by an individual or group intended to intimidate, harass, degrade, or offend one or more persons is bullying. In organizations, bullying has a negative impact on the emotional health and well-being of employees and affects the performance of the entire organization. Bullying has become a serious and growing problem affecting a significant proportion of healthcare... more

Caring For Clients With Alzheimer's Disease
Course Hours: 0.5
$20.00

Over 4 million Americans suffer from dementia, which causes a deficiency in thinking, memory, and judgment; the majority of these people have Alzheimer’s disease. These patients have specific symptoms that require special care and treatment. Because these diseases usually end in the patient’s death, they will need to be taken care of for the rest of their lives. Direct Support... more

Caring For Clients With Alzheimers (Atención Y Cuidado Para Clientes Con Alzheimer)
CE Hours : 0.5 | Course Hours: 0.5
$20.00

Este curso instruirá a los actuales y futuros profesionales de la salud sobre los efectos que tiene el Alzheimer y la demencia en sus pacientes, clientes y residentes.

Caring For Clients With Cancer
CE Hours : 0.5 | Course Hours: 0.5
$20.00

Chances are Direct Support Professionals will care for many cancer patients over the course of their careers. Having a better understanding of the causes of and treatment for cancer helps Direct Support Professionals give better care to their patients, clients, and residents who will suffer from cancer. This course will teach current and future Direct Support Professionals about the impact of... more

Caring For Clients With Emotional Illnesses
CE Hours : 0.5 | Course Hours: 0.5
$20.00

The Direct Support Professional will care for many different types of patients, clients, and residents. Some of these people require care due to illnesses, disabilities, or the effects of old age. Some patients, though, may seem physically healthy but are still unable to care for themselves due to mental or emotional illness. This course will teach current and future Direct Support... more

Caring for Occupational Therapy Clients with Emotional Illnesses
CE Hours : 0.5 | Course Hours: 0.5
$20.00

Through the course of their duties, those who work in Occupational Therapy will care for many different types of clients.  Some clients need care due to illness, a disability, or the effects of old age.  Others will seem physically healthy, but they may be unable to fully care for themselves due to mental or emotional illness.  Some clients will suffer from emotional illnesses... more

Caring for Seniors with Dizziness
CE Hours : 1.0 | Course Hours: 1.0
$20.00

Dizziness is a common complaint amongst elderly people. It can occur as a symptom of several underlying conditions, each requiring its own treatment approach. Dizziness is difficult for many people to describe, making it harder for practitioners to determine the underlying cause. Occupational therapist professionals must be able to recognize and differentiate between the various types of... more

Child Abuse and Neglect
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

This course will provide an overview of child abuse including recognition of abuse, reporting, and how abuse affects our society as a whole. Although this is an issue that takes place globally, this course will focus solely on child abuse in the United States. Specifically, this course will identify the different types of abuse that can happen to children including physical, psychological,... more

Client Mobility and Ambulation for Occupational Therapy
CE Hours : 0.5 | Course Hours: 0.5
$20.00

Many clients are accustomed to an active lifestyle, so they become frustrated when they cannot move around or engage in occupations in ways they did before an illness or injury, or like they did when they were younger. Occupational therapists understand this frustration, so they help clients, caregivers, and family members understand and apply safe ambulation techniques. This course discusses... more

Client Mobility and Transfer Skills for Occupational Therapy
CE Hours : 0.5 | Course Hours: 0.5
$20.00

Many clients are accustomed to an active lifestyle, so they become frustrated when they cannot move around or engage in occupations in ways they did before an illness or injury, or like they did when they were younger. Occupational therapists understand this frustration, so they help clients, caregivers, and family members understand and apply safe transfer techniques. Some clients require... more

Client Safety and Positioning for Occupational Therapy
CE Hours : 0.5 | Course Hours: 0.5
$20.00

Many clients have difficulty getting out of bed, walking around, bathing, or using a wheelchair.  These difficulties can lead to injuries when a client falls or attempts to do something beyond their physical capabilities.  The Occupational Therapist can prevent these incidents by learning how to best position clients and how to help them move around.  Clients are kept safe when... more

Client-Patient Rights
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

In this day and age with all the things that can happen to a person and all of their information, client and patient rights are important to know and understand. Client-patient rights have changed from when they first became a part of medical and research programs to what we know now. While rights vary from state to state and county to county, the rights of patients and clients are a very... more

Client/Patient Grievances
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

While there are a number of reasons for individuals to experience poor outcomes in treatment, there are occasions when the failure to complete part or all of treatment results from something done by the professionals overseeing treatment and not the client. When the client is not responsible for a treatment failure, they may view that as a grievance against their provider. Grievances are... more

Clinical Treatment Planning and Documentation for Occupational Therapy
CE Hours : 2 | Course Hours: 2
$20.00

Occupational therapy professionals work in many settings; some of these settings have very specific documentation standards, others may not. Documentation is the written evidence of someone’s activities, decisions, actions, and other official information about their daily interactions with clients. The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) offers documentation guidelines that... more

Co-Occurring Disorders: Treatment Integration
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Over half of the individuals with mental health disorders also deal with substance related issues. In many cases, the combination of dug or alcohol use and mental health disorders is attributed to self-medicating behaviors. Specifically, drugs and alcohol can be in the form of self-medication, where individuals with an untreated mental illness like anxiety or depression have their symptoms... more

Comfort, Pain, Rest, and Sleep for Occupational Therapy
CE Hours : 0.5 | Course Hours: 0.5
$20.00

When clients are comfortable they feel calm and relaxed, which makes their therapy sessions more successful.  Helping clients with their physical and emotional comfort as they adapt to physical limitations is at the heart of the occupational therapist’s job.  When clients are physically and emotionally comfortable, they are better able to rest and sleep, which improves their... more

Communicating with the Elderly
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Communicating with others is a basic human need and the foundation for all social interactions. When healthcare workers effectively communicate with those for whom they care, it helps patients feel less isolated and can improve their sense of wellbeing. Often, the effects of aging, illness, and disabilities can become barriers to effective caregiver-patient communication. Paying attention to... more

Communicating with the Hearing Impaired
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Communicating with others is a basic human need and the foundation for all social interactions. When healthcare workers effectively communicate with their patients, they may feel less isolated and have an improved sense of wellbeing. Often, the effects of aging, illness, and disabilities can become barriers to effective caregiver-patient communication, especially when patients lose some or all... more

Communicating with the Hearing Impaired for Occupational Therapy
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Communicating with others is a basic human need and the foundation for all social interactions. When occupational therapists effectively communicate with their clients, the client will feel less isolated and have an improved sense of well-being. Often, the effects of aging, illness, and disabilities can become barriers to effective therapist-client communications, especially when clients lose... more

Communication Skills for the Health Care Professional
CE Hours : 0.5 | Course Hours: 0.5
$20.00

When health care workers effectively communicate with those they care for, it helps patients, clients, and residents feel less isolated and improves their sense of wellbeing. When they understand how the communication process works and how to effectively send and receive messages, health care workers are better able to meet the needs of those they care for. This course will teach current and... more

Conflict of Interest
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

One of the central concepts of mental health, health care, social work, and substance abuse treatment is the therapeutic relationship. The therapeutic relationship provides the basis for successful treatment, and it is guided by the ethical guidelines identified in each specialty of behavioral health. Therapeutic boundaries and conflicts of interest typically arise together during treatment,... more

Crisis Intervention
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Crisis intervention is a currently evolving field as we face an increase of workplace violence and aggression as well as societal changes. Professionals working with people on a regular basis will experience conflict at some point. For those working in medical or behavioral health settings, it is also likely that a crisis on a small or potentially larger scale will be experienced at some point... more

Depression in Children and Adolescents
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Depression is one of the most prevalent mental health disorders found in children and it can have a devastating impact on child and adolescent academic and social functioning. Childhood depression has been linked to abuse and neglect, as well as traumatic experiences such as bullying, teasing, social isolation, racial discrimination, and poverty. Untreated depression in children can lead to... more

Dissociative Identity Disorder
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

This course is designed to present an overall view of dissociative identity disorder, formerly called Multiple Personality Disorder.  Most people have experienced some type of mild dissociation, such as daydreaming or losing themselves in a project.  However, Dissociative Identity Disorder is thought to stem from trauma experienced by the person with the disorder.  The dissociative aspect is... more

DSM-5: Anxiety and OCD Disorders
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Both Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders can be diagnosed in childhood or adulthood. There are many different types of anxiety disorders, depending on the type of object or situation that provokes the excessive or inappropriate response. Like Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders can also have a pervasive negative impact on the quality of life. While we have all... more

DSM-5: Depressive Disorders
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

An entire chapter in the DSM-5 is devoted to depressive disorders. Depressive disorders are among the most frequently diagnosed mental disorders that clinicians are likely to encounter in their practice. However, not only the underlying causes and presenting symptoms but the duration and pervasiveness of the illness and degree of impairment vary greatly. All depressive disorders are... more

DSM-5: Feeding and Eating Disorders
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

The decision of the DSM-5 manual authors to present the chapter on Feeding and Eating Disorders immediately following Somatic Symptoms Disorders makes sense since both categories of disorders are predominantly manifested by symptoms that are not just behavioral but physiological. Feeding and eating disorders entail a persistent disturbance in behavior associated with eating, resulting in the... more

DSM-5: Introduction and Historical Overview 
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

This course provides a basic but comprehensive overview of one of the American Psychiatric Association’s major publications, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). Although previous editions of the manual will be referred to briefly in the discussion as background material, the focus will be on the latest revised version. This is the edition published in May,... more

DSM-5: Neurocognitive Disorders
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

The chapter in DSM-5 immediately following Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders is devoted to a group of mental conditions categorized as neurocognitive disorders (NCDs). These illnesses were classified as “Dementia, Delirium, Amnestic, and Other Cognitive Disorders” in DSM-IV. The common underlying feature in all of these diagnoses is a clinical deficit in cognitive... more

DSM-5: Neurodevelopmental and Impulse Control Disorders
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Both Neurodevelopmental and Impulse-Control disorders are likely to be diagnosed during childhood. The symptoms of these categories of disorders vary greatly, but both categories contain diagnoses where significant and often severe impairment occurs in both home and school life. Together, these chapters contain the most common disorders seen in children and adolescents. This course discusses... more

DSM-5: Paraphilic Disorders and Other Disorders of Clinical Attention
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Paraphilia refers to intense and persistent sexual interests that fall outside the realm of what is considered phenotypically normal. In addition to clinical disorders in DSM-5, there are also several small sections devoted to other disorders and considerations for diagnosis. Those will be included in this course. This course, then, will include an overview of disorders that warrant... more

DSM-5: Personality Disorders
CE Hours : 2 | Course Hours: 2
$20.00

Our personality is who we are and how we present ourselves to the world. Personality disorders are considered traits that create a pattern of interacting that leads to distress or impairment. This course will discuss the types of personality disorders recognized in the DSM-5, diagnostic criteria and symptoms, and what is known about the prognosis and course of each disorder. 

DSM-5: Schizophrenia and Bipolar Related Disorders
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

An entire chapter of DSM-5 is devoted to Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders. These disorders cover a wide range of symptoms and degrees of severity. However, a defining characteristic of all of them is the presence of one or more of the following symptoms: delusions, hallucinations, and disorganized thinking. Another large group of disorders addressed in a separate chapter in... more

DSM-5: Sexual Dysfunction and Gender Dysphoria
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

These two chapters address a diverse group of mental disorders. Sexual dysfunctions are characterized by a clinically significant disturbance in the individual’s ability to respond sexually or experience sexual pleasure. The chapter that follows addresses gender dysphoria, which includes clinical problems created by the lack of congruence that occurs in some people between the gender... more

DSM-5: Sleep-Wake Disorders
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Sleep-wake disorders are grouped together in a chapter of mental disorders in DSM-5. Appropriate treatment methods vary depending on the nature and severity of the condition, but in some instances, follow up with a sleep specialist is advisable. Sleep disorders are often accompanied by other symptoms of mental disorders such as depression, anxiety, and cognitive changes. In addition,... more

DSM-5: Somatic and Elimination Disorders
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

These two chapters in the DSM-5 may have little in common in terms of symptoms, but they are both chapters that include disorders that impact a broad cross-section of the population and include physical symptoms manifesting cognitive and emotional distress. Somatic Symptom Disorder and the other related disorders that are grouped together all focus on disorders that manifest through somatic... more

DSM-5: Substance Use Disorders
CE Hours : 4 | Course Hours: 4
$20.00

The DSM-5 chapter immediately following Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders is a very extensive chapter on Substance Related and Addictive Disorders. The substance-related and addictive disorders are in some respects very similar to the disruptive, impulse-control, and conduct disorders because, like the latter, they are characterized by a tendency to act impulsively without... more

DSM-5: Trauma, Stressor-Related, and Dissociative Disorders
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

These disorders are separated into two chapters in DSM-5. One covers Trauma and Stressor-Related disorders while the chapter that follows it addresses dissociative disorders. All of these disorders share some common characteristics in trauma experienced or witnessed at some point in one’s life that results in the presenting symptoms and disorder. This course will discuss the... more

Eating Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Adolescence is a period of growth and discovery as well as rapid physical and psychological changes. As young men and women undergo the physical and psychological changes of adolescence, many experience confusion and dissatisfaction with their bodies. Although the majority of individuals who experience body dissatisfaction eventually accept, if not embrace, their appearance, extreme cases of... more

Effective Communication Among Caregivers
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Communicating with others is a basic human need and the foundation for all social interactions. When healthcare workers effectively communicate with those for whom they care, it helps patients, clients, and residents feel less isolated and can improve their sense of wellbeing. Communicating effectively with peers, subordinates, and supervisors is not only an expectation of all healthcare... more

Elder Abuse and Neglect
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

The abuse of elders is a tragic and growing problem. Elder abuse can affect people of all ethnic and social backgrounds. Abuse impacts both the victim and those who care for him or her. It is important for anyone working with or caring for an elder to know the signs of abuse as well as how to report any concerns. This course defines elder abuse, identifies populations of elderly at risk for... more

End of Life Care
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Terminal illness can present a myriad of needs that have to be addressed in order to ensure that the person approaching end of life receives the best care to ensure the best quality of life in their remaining days. The needs of the terminally ill range from the immediate and physical, such as the management of pain and suffering, to psychological in order to address feelings of fear, anger,... more

Geriatric Care Management
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

As our lifespan has increased, our health care needs will continue to increase. Demands for more healthcare professionals with increased training in geriatric needs will also continue to increase in the years ahead. Healthcare professionals should be prepared to meet the challenges and issues of an aging patient population. Creating and implementing geriatric goals and care plans help elderly... more

Handling Aggressive Residents and Patients with Dementia
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Patient care often goes beyond general medical support. When a patient becomes emotionally upset, displaying aggressive physical behavior, it is not only disruptive but can be harmful to healthcare workers, family members, and other patients and interfere with necessary medical care. Aggressive physical behavior occurs in 30% to 50% of those people who suffer from dementia, and aggressive... more

Handling Augmentative Communication
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is the field of endeavor addressing the communication and related needs of people who experience significant communication impairments. One’s Quality of Life is dramatically and drastically altered when their ability to use natural speech is compromised, especially those with complex communication needs. The goal of AAC is to help people find... more

Hepatitis B Virus
CE Hours : 0.5 | Course Hours: 0.5
$20.00

People who work in certain situations, such as healthcare workers, emergency response personal, lab personnel, and others, may be exposed to human blood on a regular or occasional basis. Sometimes this blood is infected with bloodborne pathogens like the hepatitis B virus, so it poses a health risk for workers.

HIV & AIDS: An Introduction
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

HIV is the human immunodeficiency virus. It is the virus that can lead to acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or AIDS.  AIDS stands for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. 

Hospice Care for Occupational Therapy
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

The primary outcome of all occupational therapy intervention is to improve quality of life.  This goal applies to all aspects of one’s life, regardless of the client’s unique situation.  Some occupational therapy clients will be at the end of their life, meaning that they are suffering from the late stages of a disease or conditions that are expected to result in death... more

Infection Control
CE Hours : 2 | Course Hours: 2
$20.00

Incidents of diseases like AIDS, Hepatitis and other infections have increased over the last several decades. Preventing illness has always been an important part of healthcare, but the spread of these deadly diseases has made it even more important. By following infection control techniques and other standard precautions, the Direct Support Professional will keep themselves, their patients,... more

Infection Control for Occupational Therapy
CE Hours : 0.5 | Course Hours: 0.5
$20.00

Incidents of diseases like AIDS, Hepatitis, and other infections have increased over the last several decades.  Preventing illness has always been an important part of healthcare, but the spread of these deadly diseases has made it even more important.  Occupational therapist should understand how infections are caused and how illness spreads from person to person. Knowing about... more

Infection Prevention
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Workers in many industries are regularly exposed to infectious agents. In health care, workers should practice universal precautions to prevent the spread of disease to themselves and others. Workers in other industries, though, can also inadvertently spread disease to customers and patrons. This course discusses infection control techniques that help prevent others from being infected by... more

Infection Prevention (Prevención de Infecciones)
CE Hours : 0.5 | Course Hours: 0.5
$20.00

Los trabajadores en muchas industrias están regularmente expuestos a agentes infecciosos. En la salud, los trabajadores deben practicar las precauciones universales para prevenir la propagación de la enfermedad para ellos mismos y otros.El trabajo que implica exposición a las enfermedades infecciosas, los trabajadores en otras industrias también inadvertidamente pueden transmitir la enfermedad... more

Intervening in a Crisis
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

An increasing number of youth are experiencing crises which affect their functioning in their homes, their schools, and their communities. A crisis can affect anyone and many types of crises (like natural disasters, divorce, etc.) are universal. There are, however, specific effects of crises on children and adolescents. In particular, children and adolescents have been found to exhibit a... more

Managing Knee Osteoarthritis Rehabilitation
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Osteoarthritis affects up to 40% of all adults, with knee and hip Osteoarthritis among the most common causes of pain and disability in the older adult population. Osteoarthritis-related disability is a major health problem. There is no cure for Osteoarthritis, but many have tried to further understand common pathologies and the etiology of Osteoarthritis to better decrease the effects... more

Managing Patients with Diabetes
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Diabetes Mellitus is a very common health problem, with about 190 million sufferers world-wide. Genetic factors and environmental influences are responsible for the development of this condition, with obesity and inactivity being a primary cause of diabetes in the developed world. While Physical and Occupational Therapy professionals may not treat diabetes itself, they routinely encounter... more

Managing Rotator Cuff Rehabilitation
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Rotator cuff pathology is a very common cause of shoulder pain, weakness, and limitations of daily activities, resulting in lost time at work and play.  Many people can recover after physical therapy alone, depending on the size and type of rotator cuff tear.  Others do not respond to more conservative management approaches, requiring surgery to repair a rotator cuff injury. ... more

Marijuana Use
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Known for creating feelings of euphoria, relaxation, as well as pain relief, marijuana has always been popular for both recreational and medical purposes. Marijuana is widely believed to be the most popular and accessible drug in the United States, with 48 percent of adults acknowledging that they tried it at least once. The legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado and Washington, as... more

Medicare Part D: Fraud, Waste and Abuse Prevention
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services known as CMS has released the 9th and final chapter for the Prescription Drug Benefit Manual regarding a program to control fraud, waste and abuse. This course provides both interpretative rules and guidelines for Part D plan sponsors on how to implement the regulatory requirements to have in place a comprehensive fraud and abuse plan to detect,... more

Nutritional Needs And Diet Modifications (Necesidades Nutricionales y Modificaciones de la Dieta)
CE Hours : 0.5 | Course Hours: .05
$20.00

Este curso enseñará a los Profesionales actuales y futuros de la Asistencia Directa sobre la digestión, la nutrición y cómo una buena dieta ayuda a sus pacientes, clientes y residentes a mantenerse saludables.

Nutritional Needs and Diet Modifications for Occupational Therapy
CE Hours : 0.5 | Course Hours: 0.5
$20.00

For most people, eating is both a necessary and enjoyable activity.  There is a very wide range of food types, ways to prepare the same types of foods, and places to purchase raw ingredients and ready-to-eat meals.  Eating is more than a basic human need; it’s a social activity where people take a break from the daily grind to catch up with family and friends on the day’s... more

Observing, Reporting, & Documenting for Occupational Therapy
CE Hours : 0.5 | Course Hours: 0.5
$20.00

Some people receive occupational therapy while being cared for in an inpatient, assisted living, residential, or another healthcare facility.  In these situations, each individual has a care plan and is assigned a care team of medical professionals who execute this plan; occupational therapists are sometimes part of this team.  The care team relies on each caregiver to be an... more

Oppositional Defiant Disorder
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

It is normal for children and adolescents to occasionally argue with their parents and defy authority, particularly when they are tired, hungry, or upset. Boundary testing is also seen as a normal part of adolescent development; however, there are cases where challenges to adult authority goes beyond what is considered to be normal. When children and adolescents regularly express anger and... more

OSHA Ergonomics
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Ergonomics is the science of fitting workplace conditions and job demands to the capabilities of the working population. Work is made up of many little tasks, and these tasks can lead to worker injuries if they are not executed in a safe way. Workplaces that understand this and incorporate principles of ergonomics have fewer work-related injuries and happier employees. The course will discuss... more

Pain Screening
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Pain is one of the most pervasive medical conditions in today’s society. Living with pain affects people physically and mentally, causing deterioration in their overall wellbeing. Pain screening is considered to be an essential component of creating a comprehensive treatment plan and educating individuals to understand that pain is not a necessary part of daily life and what methods... more

Pain Screening (Detección del Dolor)
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

El dolor es una de las condiciones médicas más generalizadas en la sociedad actual. Vivir con dolor afecta a las personas física y mentalmente, causando un deterioro en su bienestar general. Las pruebas de detección del dolor son esenciales para explorar el grado de dolor que experimenta una persona y para conocer el historial de dolor del paciente. Este curso discutirá la importancia de la... more

Palliative Care : An Introduction
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Since the 1980's, palliative care programs have become more available in the United States. All healthcare providers benefit from a clear understanding of palliative care in order to assist their patients in their overall treatment and care needs. This course will introduce you to palliative care and what it means to healthcare professionals and patients as well as how to know when and how to... more

Patient Wellness
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Wellness is a philosophy that establishes a lifestyle to help people become more satisfied, productive, and happy through making conscious choices in order to live a more satisfying lifestyle. The healthy habits cultivated within the wellness philosophy helps individuals avoid self-destructive behaviors such as substance abuse, toxic relationships, and environments; while encouraging healthy... more

Person-Centered Planning
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Person-centered planning is an approach to treatment that began in clinical work with individuals with disabilities and has expanded to be used in a variety of populations. In general, person-centered planning is a collection of planning styles with a set of shared principles that focus on the unique needs and personality of the individual. This overview will include information about the... more

Person-Centered Planning (La Planificación Centrada En La Persona)
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

La Planificación Centrada en la Persona es un enfoque del tratamiento que comenzó en el trabajo clínico con personas con discapacidades y se ha expandido para ser utilizado en una variedad de poblaciones. En general, una planificación centrada en la persona, es una colección de estilos de planificaciones con un conjunto de principios compartidos que se centran en las necesidades especiales y... more

Preventing and Reducing Medication Errors ( Prevenir y Reducir Los Errores en la Medicación)
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Los errores en la medicación pueden ocurrir en cualquier lugar donde se distribuyan medicamentos: desde hogares de ancianos, consultorios médicos hasta hospitales y farmacias. En el momento en que se le administra un medicamento a otra persona, cabe la posibilidad de que se cometa un error en la medicación. Los errores en la medicación son frecuentemente las causas para que se tomen acciones... more

Preventing Falls
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Falls and resulting injuries are frequent in hospital settings. In fact, falls with serious injuries are among the top events reported in medical settings. Every year in the United Sates, hundreds of thousands of patients fall while in a hospital setting with approximately half of falls resulting in injury. Patient falls are preventable. With the right assessment, knowledge of fall risks, and... more

Preventing Unnecessary Hospital Admissions and Readmissions (Prevención de Admisiones y Readmisiones Innecesarias en el Hospital Transcripción)
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Los ingresos y reingresos hospitalarios innecesarios están asociados a un impacto negativo en la calidad de vida del paciente. Este proceso de admisiones y readmisiones innecesarias alude en muchos términos, a la recuperación, el viajero frecuente, la re-hospitalización y la readmisión. Para los pacientes, un ingreso o una readmisión innecesaria en el hospital puede llevar al desarrollo de... more

PTSD: A Practical Overview
CE Hours : 0.5 | Course Hours: 0.5
$20.00

This course is designed to present an overall picture of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder. Terminology and related concepts are discussed using real-world scenarios and case studies. The categories of symptoms are described as well as their potential impact on a victim’s life. This course provides practical guidelines for identifying symptoms and initial steps for methods of... more

PTSD: An Overview (Una Descripción General Del TEPT)
CE Hours : .5 | Course Hours: .5
$20.00

El Trastorno por Estrés Postraumático puede presentarse tanto en niños como en adultos y es una respuesta a la exposición de al menos un evento traumático. El impacto del TEPT en la vida de las personas puede variar debido a múltiples factores y a la complejidad del trauma que lo precipita. En este curso se explicará la terminología y los conceptos relacionados con el TEPT a través de estudios... more

Reactive Attachment Disorder
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

When young children have a negative and chaotic relationship with their caregivers, they have a risk for developing an attachment disorder. One of the most severe types of attachment disorders seen in children who have experienced abuse and neglect is reactive attachment disorder, which has resulted in general behavioral problems, social problems, and mental health problems in children.... more

Safe Lifting for Occupational Therapy
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Each year, many people suffer back injuries due to improper lifting and carrying practices while at work. OSHA consistently finds that healthcare workers are one of the top 10 occupations with the most work-related musculoskeletal injuries. Occupational therapy workers are certainly part of this group, as they routinely move items, equipment, and clients from place to place as they deliver... more

Safe Lifting Practices
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Every year, many workers suffer back injuries caused when they improperly lift and carry heavy loads. This can affect most every worker in any industry, from an officer worker moving a box of copy paper to a carpenter constructing a building. This course discusses several tactics to help workers properly lift and carry heavy loads. 

Safe Lifting Practices (Prácticas Seguras de Levantamiento)
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Cada año, muchos trabajadores sufren lesiones en la espalda que resultan de levantar y transportar cargas pesadas de manera incorrecta. Esto puede afectar a la mayoría de cada trabajador en cualquier industria, a partir de un empleado de oficina en movimiento una caja de papel de copia a un carpintero construcción de un edificio. Este curso discute varias tácticas para ayudar a los... more

Schizophrenia
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

This course will focus on an overview of Schizophrenia as a disorder as well as its causes and treatment. Schizophrenia affects a person’s perceptions of the world, interactions with others, and thinking. Individuals with schizophrenia lose touch with reality and therefore have significant challenges negotiating daily activities.  Schizophrenia is a chronic brain disorder; with the... more

Self-Harming Behaviors in Children and Adolescents
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Deliberate self-harm is an important public health concern impacting children and adolescents. Although once considered rare, an increasing number of children and adolescents engage in deliberate self-harm or self-mutilating behaviors, including hitting, cutting, burning, hair-pulling, skin picking, and other behaviors intended to create injury. While self-harming behaviors are frightening to... more

Sexualized Behavior in Children
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Childhood sexual abuse has multiple negative impacts across the lifespan. In the U.S. alone, an estimated one out of three females and one out of five males will be sexually victimized before they turn 18 years old. Prior sexual abuse can often manifest through sexualized behaviors and mental health disorders in children and adolescents. Children who have been sexually or physically abused... more

Stages of Change
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Behavioral health clinicians use the stages of change model to assess the willingness of clients to change maladaptive behaviors. This model is based on the understanding that change is a process and that individuals have to be willing to change in order to effectively engage in treatment.  Incorporating the stages of change model is important to determine the most effective treatment... more

Substance Related Disorders and Anxiety EBP
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Substance use is believed to be particularly high among individuals who suffer from anxiety disorders, which is attributed to a belief that drug and alcohol use reduces anxiety and tension. Furthermore, there is a belief that a reciprocal, causal relationship exists between anxiety and substance abuse over time due to the positive relationship between anxiety disorders and alcohol dependence.... more

Suicide Prevention
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Over the past decade, the number of suicides has risen as more individuals report suicidal thoughts and risk factors continue to increase. With the increase of attempts and completed suicides, the need for suicide prevention is greater than ever. The impact that suicide has had on society cannot be measured as families and entire communities can be impacted when someone commits suicide,... more

Suicide Prevention (Prevención del Suicidio)
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

En la última década, el número de suicidios ha aumentado a medida que más personas reportan pensamientos suicidas y los factores de riesgo continúan en aumento. Con el aumento de los intentos y suicidios completados, la necesidad de prevenir el suicidio es mayor que nunca. El impacto que ha tenido el suicidio en la sociedad no se puede medir ya que las familias y comunidades enteras pueden... more

Team Building in Healthcare: An Introduction
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Every business and industry has to accomplish objectives with limited resources, especially in the field of healthcare. Healthcare facility administrators who have to achieve results using fewer resources will understand the important role that staff productivity, job satisfaction, and motivation play in getting work done. Teams are made up of several individuals who have different... more

Team Development in Healthcare
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Healthcare facility administrators who have to achieve results using fewer resources understand the important role that staff productivity, job satisfaction, and motivation play in getting work done. Teams are made up of individuals who have different but complementary skills. All team members hold themselves mutually accountable for working towards a common purpose, reaching predetermined... more

The Patient Post-Stroke: The Inter-Professional Rehabilitation Care Team
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

After experiencing a stroke, a patient will need the collaborative efforts of several healthcare professions from various disciplines as they recover.  This inter-professional care team of physicians, nurses, speech-language pathologists, physical therapists, and occupational therapists must coordinate their efforts early on to maximize the patient’s rehabilitation and to improve... more

Therapeutic Alliance
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Whether working with individuals or families, the therapeutic alliance is an essential aspect of treatment success and positive outcomes. Understanding how to form a positive, effective alliance with clients is an essential skill for all therapists as well as anyone working directly with clients. Building an alliance is a necessary step in any discipline involved in the direct mental health... more

Therapeutic Boundaries
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Therapeutic boundaries are created to establish limits and to define a safe, therapeutic bond between professionals and their patients. Boundaries keep clinical interventions and service provisions focused first on the client and their needs. The establishment of therapeutic boundaries is a primary reason the therapeutic relationship is able to develop and flourish. This course discusses how... more

Time Management in Healthcare
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

For most working adults, days are filled with multiple tasks and deadlines. This is especially true in healthcare as you have to do all your work while also considering the needs of those in your care. Chances are you have more things you want to do than you have time to do them. You can’t “find more time”, but you can do a better job of deciding what to spend your time on.... more

Treatment Planning and Documentation
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5
$20.00

Treatment plans are considered road maps for behavioral health care, including all interactions. The treatment plan is created through a collaborative effort between the client and professional, providing regular opportunities for the development of rapport. When the goals and objectives of treatment planning focus on the client's needs, treatment plans are considered to be an essential tool... more

Unaddressed Trauma in Foster Children
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Children in foster care are more likely to experience adverse childhood experiences, which increases their risk of negative outcomes in childhood and into adulthood. Many of the adverse experiences are highly traumatic and ultimately result in foster care placement. Because trauma is known to result in increased stress, children unable to adapt to the stress will find it more challenging to... more

Understanding Cardiovascular Disease
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Cardiovascular Disease significantly impacts the health of many in the United States, being responsible for almost 1/3rd of all deaths. It is a class of diseases that involves the heart and circulatory system, which includes coronary artery disease and stroke. The primary method for both preventing cardiovascular disease and for managing the disease after onset is to engage in physical... more

Understanding Developmental Disorders
CE Hours : 0.5 | Course Hours: 0.5
$20.00

Developmental disorders are characterized as mental or physical impairments which begin before the age of 22 and last throughout a persons’ lifetime. These impairments are called developmental disorders because they are most often identified in children who are around 3 years old, a critical time in child development. Developmental disorders are severe chronic conditions due to mental... more

Understanding Grief
CE Hours : 0.5 | Course Hours: 0.5
$20.00

Grief and loss are often not comfortable topics to discuss. Just the thought of a loss conjures up in our minds unpleasant memories, events, hard times, loneliness, anger, and confusion. Trying to understand and heal from a significant loss, whether it is a person, a pet, a house, an income, the loss of respect, a goal, to name a few, can be difficult and scary. Within this course you will... more

Working with Youth From a Strength-Based Perspective
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1
$20.00

Service providers have long struggled with finding effective ways to provide services and interventions to youth at-risk for a range of negative outcomes including substance related disorders, mental illness, and criminal activity. Strength-based approaches to treatment create the opportunity for positive outcomes and promote resiliency for at-risk youth. Strength-based approaches recognize... more