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AOTA/Dynamic-Hand & Upper Extremity Essentials 2.0: Chronic, Chronic Progressive, and Rare Conditions

By Wendy Hoogsteden, MHS, OTR/L
Earn .7 AOTA CEUs (8.75 PDUs/7 contact hours)

This interactive course provides beginner to advanced practitioners with information about the anatomical structures affected by, the pathological processes involved, and the management of cumulative trauma disorders, tendon injuries, arthritis and stiff hand.  In the rare conditions portion of the course (part B), information on the pathological processes involved in Dupuytren’s contractures, management of complex regional pain syndrome, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, and causalgia will be explored.
Part B will provide an understanding of the pathological processes involved in Dupuytren’s contractures, surgical techniques and rehabilitation of this disorder, and knowledge about the anatomical structures affected by, the pathological processes involved, and management of complex regional pain syndrome, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, and causalgia.

The course is comprised of 2 parts:
•PART A. Chronic and Chronic Progressive Conditions
•PART B. Rare Conditions

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the learner:

Part A

  1. Identify anatomy structures affected by cumulative trauma disorders.
  2. Describe the pathological processes involved in cumulative trauma disorders.
  3. Select effective intervention methods for prevention and management of cumulative trauma disorders.
  4. Describe the anatomy and physiology of tendons.
  5. Describe and differentiate the various programs and protocols for flexor tendon injuries and extensor tendon injuries.
  6. Develop treatment plan for patient with a tendon injury.
  7. Describe the pathological processes of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
  8. Describe clinical tests and examinations used to evaluate patients with arthritis.
  9. Identify surgical procedures used for management of arthritis.
  10. Develop treatment programs for patients with arthritis.
  11. Identify causes of the stiff hand.
  12. Describe medical and therapeutic intervention techniques for the stiff hand.
  13. Describe various types of splints used for the stiff hand and the rationale for static splinting, dynamic splinting, serial static splinting, and static progressive splinting.

Part B

  1. Describe pathological processes involved in Dupuytren’s contracture.
  2. Describe surgical and rehabilitative interventions.
  3. Describe the clinical signs and symptoms of complex regional pain syndromes I and II, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, and causalgia.
  4. Identify the stages of complex regional pain syndrome and reflex sympathetic dystrophy.
  5. Differentiate between complex regional pain syndromes I and II, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, and causalgia.
  6. Describe medical and therapeutic interventions for complex regional pain syndrome and reflex sympathetic dystrophy.

Author:
Wendy Hoogsteden, MHS, OTR/L obtained her degrees from the University of Florida and has been an Occupational Therapist for 19 years.

She has clinical practice experience in specialty areas including burns and low vision, and has practiced in settings including acute and subacute care, outpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing, behavioral health and home health care. She has taught and lectured at Shands Hospital, Gainesville, FL and in community settings.

Additional experience includes practice as a Certified Personal Conditioning Trainer and Community Health and Wellness Educator with specialty credentials in geriatrics, special needs and post-rehabilitation clientele.


 

Additional Details:

SKU: OL3062
Product Type: Download

Publisher:
  • Distributed Product
Audience:
  • Practitioner
Purpose:
  • Continuing Education
Topics:
  • Hand & Shoulder
  • Physical Rehabilitation
Keywords:
  • Cumulative Trauma Disorders
  • Arthritis
  • Tendon Injury
  • Hand Therapy
  • Upper Extremity