OTA210 - Physical Disabilities - Treatment and Applications
Trauma, illness, and other conditions that lead to physical dysfunction are examined. Therapy modalities to maximize independence, safety and participation in meaningful occupation are practiced. This course focuses on the further development of the student’s skills in clinical reasoning carrying out the treatment plan Trauma, illness, and other conditions that lead to physical dysfunction are examined. Therapy modalities to maximize independence, safety and participation in meaningful occupation are practiced.
- Understand the effects of physical and mental health, heritable diseases and predisposing genetic conditions, disability, disease processes, and traumatic injury to the individual within the cultural context of family and society on occupational performan
- Facilitate discharge planning by reviewing the needs of the client, caregiver, family, and significant others; resources; and discharge environment, and identify those needs to the occupational therapist, client, and others involved in discharge planning.
- Apply models of occupational performance and theories of occupation.
- Demonstrate an understanding of health literacy and the ability to educate and train the client, caregiver, and family and significant others to facilitate skills in areas of occupation, as well as prevention, health maintenance, health promotion, and saf
- Demonstrate skills of collaboration with occupational therapists and other professionals on therapeutic interventions.
- Monitor and reassess, in collaboration with the client, caregiver, family, and significant others, the effect of occupational therapy intervention and the need for continued or modified intervention, and communicate the identified needs to the occupationa
- Explain the need for and use of compensatory strategies when desired life tasks cannot be performed.
- Learn to administer selected assessments using appropriate proceduresand protocols (including standardized formats) and use occupation for the purpose of assessment.
- Effectively document occupational therapy services to ensure accountability of service provision and to meet standards for reimbursement of services.
- Assist with the development of occupation-based intervention plans and strategies (including goals and methods to achieve them) based on the stated needs of the client as well as data gathered during the evaluation process in collaboration with the client
- Provide training in self-care, self-management, health management and maintenance, home management, and community and work integration
- Understand how to modify environments (e.g., home, work, school, community) and adapt processes, including the application of ergonomic principles.
- Provide training in techniques to enhance functional mobility, including physical transfers, wheelchair management, and mobility devices.
- Recognize the use of superficial thermal and mechanical modalities as a preparatory measure to improve occupational performance. Based on the intervention plan, demonstrate safe and effective administration of superficial thermal and mechanical modalities