Occupational Therapy: Living Life To Its Fullest

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CE Article: OT in Primary Care: An Emerging Area of Practice

Sherry Muir, MOT, OTR/L, Julia Henderson-Kalb, MS, OTR/L, Jeanne Eichler, MOT, OTR/L, MT, Kathleen Serfas, OTD, OTR/L, Cherie Jennison, MOT, OTR/L

Earn .1 AOTA CEU (1.25 NBCOT PDU/1 contact hour)

The health care system in the United States is in the process of significant reform, with the goal to improve the overall health of people and communities in a cost-effective manner in the primary care setting (Berwick, Nolan, & Whittington, 2008). Because occupational therapy practitioners are broadly trained to meet developmental, physical, and mental health needs across the life span, they can be valuable assets to primary care teams.

Learning Objectives
After reading this article, you should be able to:
1. Identify emerging models of primary health care
2. Differentiate between client conditions that are appropriate for treatment in the primary health care setting and those that should be referred to other settings or providers
3. Identify opportunities for establishing occupational therapy in primary care in your own community
4. Recognize the varied funding options to pay for occupational therapy in primary care

Learning Level: Intermediate

Target Audience: Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants

Content Focus: Category 3: Professional Issues

Reference Information:
Young, D., Van Oss, T., Wagenfeld, A., (2014). Universal Design for a Lifetime: Interprofessional Collaboration and the Role of Occupational Therapy in Environmental Modifications. OT Practice, 19(7). CE-1–CE-8

Additional Details:

SKU: CEA0814
Product Type: Download
Year Published: 2014

  • AOTA Continuing Education
  • Practitioner
  • Continuing Education
  • Home & Community Health
  • Physical Rehabilitation
  • Universal Design
  • Home Design
  • Aging in Place
  • Adaptability
  • Accessibility