Enhanced -Medical Rehabilitation (E-MR) can be the solution to the ongoing challenge of client motivation and participation in occupational therapy!
Get your E-MR Practitioner digital badge after successful completion of this course!
Earn .15 AOTA CEU (1.88 NBCOT PDU/1.5 contact hour)
Brought to you by the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and The American Occupational Therapy Association
Washington University Contributors:
Peggy Barco, OTD, OTR/L
Maggie Bland PT, DPT
Emily Lenard, MSW
Sarah Pennock, BS
Henry Mitchell, BS
Eric Lenze, M.D.
This just in!
The latest E—MR paper has just been published and shows a 25% improvement in functional outcomes in older adults in SNFs when therapists use the E—MR techniques!
Enhanced -Medical Rehabilitation (E-MR) is a structured approach to applying the science of behavior change and the principles of rehabilitation intensity to clients' occupational therapy program. By using occupation centered goals determined by the client, this approach has been shown to increase interest in rehabilitation leading to a higher level of involvement in the experience and thus achieving better therapy results.
This approach is based on research within rehabilitation settings, particularly observations of anxiety and depression in older adults and how therapists might motivate these clients in therapy sessions. Applying the recommended strategies ensures that clients understand and value occupational therapy as the means to help them return home to participate in activities that are important to them.
Practitioners who complete this course by successfully passing the exam are also eligible for the free digital badge that will let others know about the E—MR knowledge and skills that you possess.
1) Describe the scientific literature and theory grounding the evidence based E-MR approach.
2) Identify the three principles of E-MR
3) Explain the E-MR process
4) Discuss principles of OT E-MR for use in medically impaired older adults.
5) Apply the principles of E-MR to an OT clinical setting using video case studies and learning activities
Learning Level: Intermediate
Target Audience: Occupational Therapy Practitioners
Content Focus: Professional Issues; Occupational Therapy Interventions