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Electrical Stimulation Modalities (TENS, Interferential, Neuromuscular Stimulation)- This Intermediate Level course guides learners through the general considerations and specific applications/treatment techniques with proven research for three (3) contemporary and popular electrical stimulation modalities (e.g. TENS, Interferential Estim, and Neuromuscular NMES). The purpose of this continuing education course is to teach the learner how to safely, effectively and efficiently apply electrical stimulation modality treatments. 2.0 Free Contact Hours (+OTA)

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)- Identify the core symptoms of ADHD. List the elements that should be assessed in diagnosing ADHD. Name common effects and side effects of stimulant medications. List comorbid conditions that frequently accompany ADHD. Identify ways in which ADHD in adults is different from ADHD in children.   1.0 Free Contact Hours

Popular Weight-Loss Programs and Products- Discuss the nine key questions important for evaluating weight-loss programs, books and products. Respond knowledgeably to client inquiries concerning popular commercial weight-loss plans and products. Identify resources for accessing current and accurate information to evaluate the latest weight-loss programs, products and books.  2.0 Free CEUs

NEW!  Understanding Diabetes in Older Adults- Diabetes affects millions of Americans. Molly Carpenter details some of the risk factors, as well as how to prevent or delay onset of the disease. There will also be tips on how to manage diabetes so that you, your loved one or your clients can live a normal, active lifestyle and avoid complications.  1.0 Free CEUs   Link to Post-test   (Expires 11/10/14)

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Assessing Outcomes Vital to Independent Living in Late Life- Discuss the context for late life functional assessment. Discuss the context for late life functional assessment. Describe the limitations of traditional functional assessment methods. Explain the advantages of contemporary methods of functional assessment. 1.0 Free Contact Hr. Engaging Older Adults in Evidence Based Fall Prevention- Describe the multi-factorial etiology of falls. Identify clinical strategies, useful in any setting, to increase the likelihood that clinicians and older adults will integrate fall prevention behaviors into daily practice. 1.0 Free Contact Hr.    Reducing Falls in the Home: Medication Interventions and the Role of the Aging Network- Describe medication-related problems (MRPs) and explain why older adults are at high risk. Identify medication classes and specific medications that increase the risk of falls among older adults. List common side effects and adverse effects of medications that increase the risk of falls among older adults and monitor for these side effects/adverse effects in an effort to reduce falls risk. Describe why proper adherence to certain medications can decrease falls risk. Apply medication-related strategies from evidence-based fall prevention guidelines into practice. Review specific interventions related to medication use that can decrease falls risk for older adults living at home. 1.0 Free Contact Hr. Fall-Related Brain Injury in Older Adults: Focus on Prevention- Discuss the prevalence and incidence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) secondary to falls in older adults & the impact of fall-related TBIs on quality of life, morbidity, and mortality. Describe age-related changes that increase risk for falls/TBI in older adults & the types of (TBI) that may occur secondary to a fall. Identify common fall related risk factors. Describe methods of identifying signs/symptoms related to TBI. Discuss evidence-based interventions in managing older adults following TBI.  1.0 Free Contact Hr.  Diabetes and Fall Risk: Special Considerations in Improving Quality of Life for Older Adults- Identify the problem: review demographics of diabetes and falls in older adults. Discuss the medical and psychosocial complications of diabetes. Review evidenced based preventive care for older adults. Emphasize the critical importance of ‘geriatric syndrome’ identification and management. Present the literature review of increased risk of falls in people with diabetes. Discuss diabetes management with special considerations for older adults. Discuss fall prevention strategies. Identify partnerships for management of fall risk for people with diabetes: focus on patient self-management.   1.5 Free Contact Hours

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Rehabilitation in Critical Care: Summary of NICE Guideline 83- List possible complications from critical care stays and explain the needs for early rehabilitation assessment and interventions. Explain the origin and formation of medical terminology. Examine recommendations for physical and occupational therapy intervention in critically ill patients including screening, assessment, treatment, and follow up care. Explore recommendations for speech therapy intervention in critically ill patients including screening, assessment, treatment, and follow up care. Identify recommendations psychology services intervention in critically ill patients including screening, assessment, treatment, and follow up care. Explain the need for education.  1.0 Free Contact Hours

Charting the Path Towards Independence for Occupational Therapists-Develop an appropriate mobility profile for their patients and analyze their mobility needs. Develop an intervention plan that will establish mobility options for patients and help patients maintain independence for as long as possible. Implement an intervention plan by guiding the patient through the mobility evaluation and purchasing process and teaching the patient to advocate for his or her own needs. Review intervention plans at given intervals to ensure that the patient is getting the proper equipment or services necessary to maintain mobility. Analyze a patient's overall outcomes as they relate to occupational performance, patient satisfaction, adaptation to their environment, and quality of life. Identify funding sources for adaptive equipment or services. Recognize the impact of contemporary trends and issues in the accessible transportation industry that impact their patients. 2.0 Free Contact Hours

Chronic Pain- Identify the most prevalent chronic pain diagnoses and conditions that may be associated with them. Demonstrate knowledge of 'what the science says' about the effectiveness of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) approaches that are utilized by many people with chronic pain. Demonstrate familiarity with the guidelines from the National Clearinghouse of Complementary and Alternative Medicine for guiding people who are considering choosing CAM approaches to help alleviate their chronic pain .  1.0 Free CEUs  

The Aging Process: A Crash Course for Professional Caregivers- Define health, aging and quality of life. List common chronic health conditions. List changes in the 5 senses. Discuss psychosocial changes in later life. Understand healthy aging.  1.0 Free Contact Hours

NEW!  Creating Aging-Friendly Communities- Andrew Scharlach, professor of social welfare at the University of California, Berkeley, presents the latest thinking about the conceptualization and creation of age-friendly communities, and defines what they are, whom they are for, and how they can be created. Also included is a discussion about whether or not age-friendly communities are even desirable or possible. After examining the underlying conceptualizations of age-friendly communities, this web seminar explores the characteristics of “age-friendliness,” follows with a critical examination of approaches that help communities become more age-friendly, and closes by addressing the complexities and controversies involved in creating livable communities for people of all ages.  1.0 Free Contact Hours  Link to Post Test   (expires 11/17/14)