Occupational Therapy in the Inpatient Rehabilitation Setting for Patients with COVID-19
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SKU: OL8309

Publisher: AOTA Continuing Education

Published: 2020

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Non-Member Price: $39.95

Product Overview


Melissa R Brottman, OTD, OTR/L, CPAM

Sinai Health Systems in Chicago; Schwab Rehabilitation


George Dujmovich, OTR/L

Sinai Health Systems in Chicago; Schwab Rehabilitation


Kathleen Giudice, OTR/L, LSVT-Big Certified®

Sinai Health Systems in Chicago; Schwab Rehabilitation


EARN:  .15 CEUs;  1.5 Contact Hours/1.88 NBCOT PDUs


As the COVID pandemic continues, occupational therapy practitioners within many settings are working with those who have experienced significant symptoms.  As patients are on the road to recovery, this disease has been found to take unexpected twists and turns along its course- practitioners must be aware of and effectively address these as they arise. This course highlights effective interventions and assessments being used at Schwab Rehabilitation in Chicago, Il, which is part of the Sinai Health Systems.  Information contained will help you to understand the importance of a team approach to rehabilitation, how to start a COVID program and various special considerations for patients continuing to recover from this disease- including the advent of ischemic fingers, brachial plexus injury due to ICU proning, extreme fatique and hemodynamic instability.

Learning Objectives:

After this presentation the practitioner will be able to:

Discuss at least four physiological complications associated with patients with COVID19

Discuss "best practices" for assessment, intervention, and outcome planning based on the OTPF-4 for patients with COVID in a rehabilitation hospital setting

Describe at least four specific interventions for patients with COVID19 that are in keeping with patient identified goals, environmental, familial and socioeconomic context

Identify at least one modification required to provide a comprehensive evaluation and treatment session while working with patients with COVID 19 that differs from someone with a different diagnosis

Identify and describe OT’s distinct role when working with patients with COVID to safely resume habits, roles, routines and rituals and preventing hospital readmissions.

Identify how a COVID unit in Inpatient Rehabilitation differs from Acute Care