Publisher: AOTA Continuing Education
Elin Schold Davis, OTR/L, CDRS, FAOTA
Manager, AOTA’s Older Driver Initiative
Peggy Barco, OTD, OTR/L, CDRS, SCDCM, FAOTA
Associate Professor at Washington University Medical School Program in Occupational Therapy
Have you ever had a client say to you: “Can you help me to drive again” and you were not sure how to respond?
Driving and community mobility have often been a missed or simply not addressed within the healthcare continuum and OT in particular. However, the time has now come for occupational therapy practitioners to consider driving as a basic and important IADL. The occupation of driving and community mobility is an enabler of other forms of occupational engagement. Without transportation, many of the things that people want and need to do are outside of their reach.
This course is going to reframe your response to a client’s question from ‘driving is not my specialty area’ to ‘driving is part of the therapeutic process of OT, so of course I will help you however I can.’
This course explores strategies and interventions to build your confidence and competence, to respond as an occupational therapy practitioner within your scope and training to address driving as part of the continuum of instrumental activities of daily living.
Earn .15 AOTA CEU (1.88 NBCOT PDU/1.5 contact hour)
Following this course, the practitioner will be able to:
· Identify the role of OT in addressing client goals that include driving & community mobility.
· Describe the role of OT in the process of driving cessation, safety, and compliance.
· Select interventions to prevent driving disability.
· Discuss when and how to refer a client to the most appropriate multidisciplinary team member if/when needed.
· Identify phases & safety priorities during recovery.
o remediate & recover
o know & use resources
o risk vs. remove driver’s license
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