Dragana (Anna) Krpalek, Ph.D, OTR/L
Heather Javaherian Dysinger, OTD, OTR/L
Earn .15 AOTA CEU (1.88 NBCOT PDU/1.5 Contact Hours)
The triple aim of health care reform has been the driving force in the area of Primary Care. Through its' understanding of habits, roles and routines as well as the power of participation in daily activities, occupational therapy is distinctly suited to address several components of the triple aim such as improving the healthcare experience, improving population health, and decreasing health care costs. By accessing patients through primary care clinics, occupational therapists can assist in the early identification of problems, assist with prevention of problems, improve overall patient health, and decrease hospitalizations.
This course describes the role of occupational therapy in a primary care setting and provides insignt into establishing OT services in a medical setting.
1) Describe the processes involved with designing occupational therapy services in a primary care setting.
2) Identify successful strategies for networking, advocating and building services.
3) Describe the role of occupational therapy in the area of primary care.