Self-Paced Clinical Course
Edited by Kathleen M. Golisz, OTD, OTR, and Mary Vining Radomski, PhD, MA, OTR/L, FAOTA
Series Senior Editor: Gordon Muir Giles, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Earn 2 AOTA CEUs (25 NBCOT PDUs/20 contact hours)
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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can occur at any age. Someone in the United States sustains a TBI approximately every 23 seconds and more than 25% of occupational therapists currently report working with clients with TBI. TBI’s interrelated physical, cognitive, and psychiatric and emotional effects can influence a client’s capacities, activities, relationships, and roles for months and years after the injury.
Section I of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): Interventions to Support Occupational Performance provides the core concepts and theoretical foundations that inform occupational therapy across the continuum of care for people with TBI. Section II provides detailed discussions of occupational therapy assessment and intervention at each phase of the recovery, rehabilitation, and community and social reintegration continuum. Features include Points to Ponder, a glossary, and a case study in which a client is followed through the various stages of intervention and placement.
After reading this publication or completing this Self-Paced Clinical Course (earn 2 AOTA CEUs/25 NBCOT® PDUs/20 contact hours; see inside for more information), readers and learners will be able to:
· Identify prevention strategies to reduce the risk of TBI;
· Explain the pathophysiology of primary and secondary brain injuries;
· Discuss the continuum of care and natural recovery from TBI;
· Describe the clinical presentation of people with TBI across the continuum of care;
· Identify assessments to evaluate physical, cognitive, and psychosocial impairments and their functional implications for clients with TBI;
· Describe evidence-based occupational therapy interventions for people with TBI across the continuum of care;
· Identify special considerations of evaluating and treating military personnel who experience TBI;
· Identify methods for measuring recovery from TBI; and
· Appreciate the challenges experienced by family members of people with TBI and determine how to address their needs as part of a comprehensive occupational therapy intervention plan.