Carol Siebert, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA
The Home Remedy
Earn .075 AOTA CEUs (.75 NBCOT PDU/.75 contact hour)
Although not widely integrated into practice, occupational therapists in addition to other home health providers, have a responsibility to monitor the medications of their clients to promote medication adherence.
The social and economic costs associated with medication nonadherence have prompted requirements and quality initiatives to promote medication adherence and to reduce the risk of medication-associated problems for the population receiving home health services (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid [CMS], 2016a, 2016b, 2016c, Home Health Services, Conditions of Participation: Comprehensive Assessment of Patients, 1999). For home health agencies to meet these requirements, all skilled clinical professionals (registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech language pathologists) have additional responsibilities to monitor medications and implement efforts to promote medication adherence. This short course addresses medication-related responsibilities for occupational therapists working in home healthcare.
Identify the components of a drug regimen review.
Identify procedures to complete medication-related OASIS items accurately.
Identify a clinical rationale for conducting a drug regimen review and medication-related care process.
Learning Level: Intermediate
Content Focus: Category 1: Domain of OT; Category 2: OT Process: Intervention