Occupational Therapy's Role in Discharge Planning for Adults with Physical Disabilities
This online, on-demand course will prepare entry level occupational therapy practitioners to provide best practice when discharge planning for adults with physical disabilities. Content will include occupational therapy's role in discharge planning, assessment tools that support discharge planning, best practice interventions to support safe discharge plans, and exploring community resources to support discharge planning. Instructional methods will include lecture, case studies, and interactive quizzes.
- At the conclusion of this course participants will:
- be able to describe occupational therapy's role in discharge planning.
- be able to identify appropriate occupational therapy assessment tools to support discharge planning.
- be able to identify appropriate occupational therapy interventions to support safe discharge plans.
- recognize appropriate community resources to support safe discharge plans.
- recognize the value of occupational therapy's role in discharge planning.
Sarah Zera, OTD, OTR/L has been working with adults with physical disabilities for over 20 years. She has worked throughout the spectrum of care including skilled nursing, inpatient rehab, and outpatient rehab. Throughout her career she has observed how important discharge planning is to the success of her client's outcomes. This course has been "on her mind" for over 10 years and she's excited to finally share it with you!
Dr. Zera's course related to discharge planning is an important resource for Occupational Therapists! The course has a very strong theoretical foundation and makes use of evidenced based outcome assessments. This strong, evidenced-based foundation, combined with Dr. Zera's clinical experience, provides both novice and experienced therapist important resources to best serve their clients!
- Laura A. Rice, PHD, MPT, ATP (she/her)
I'm a therapist with more than 10 years of clinical experience and finding time to take CE can be a challenge. Finding CE that can has direct application to clinical practice can be even more of a challenge... The content is this discharge planning course was well informed, thoughtfully paced, and directly applicable to clinical care.
I found the case studies incorporated throughout both relevant and enjoyable—they helped to connect the concepts and themes related to discharge planning introduced throughout the course. And the focus on assessments and different clinical settings provided insights and resources that could be applied to practice following course completion. Would recommend!
- Matthew Clinger, OTD, OTR/L, CPHQ
This course has been approved for 1 continuing education hour by the Illinois Occupational Therapy Association and will be accepted by NBCOT. To see if this course meets the criteria for continuing education in your state please check your state's practice act.