Activities of Daily Living (ADLs):
Assessment and Intervention in the Clinic and at Home - Healthcare Seminar
ADLs; The Building Blocks to Patient Recovery
When assessing and treating various patient diagnoses, one common denominator
exists—activities of daily living. What brings the patient to your clinic is the
inability to function as they did before their illness or injury. The
rehabilitation professional must parlay his/her understanding of the diagnosis
and how it affects activities of daily living into a treatment plan, so that the
patient’s functional independence can be restored. When therapists and nurses
communicate in functional terms with physicians, case managers, and third party
payers, they are able to show patient progress in functional and simple language
that is applicable to professionals and laypersons alike. Relating the patient
diagnosis to affected ADLs not only helps the health care team better understand
the treatment plan, it justifies the need for multidisciplinary intervention.
This dynamic, one-day seminar will provide participants with a working knowledge
of how ADLs are weaved into the patient's therapeutic intervention. You will
learn to use ADLs as a treatment modality and to view daily occupations,
self-care skills, and leisure interests as important building blocks to patient
recovery and rehabilitation. This course will examine the full spectrum of
patient care from geriatric populations in skilled nursing facilities and adult
living facilities to pediatric settings. You will discuss treatment plans,
explore ideas, and evaluate interventions through case studies. Attendees will
leave the seminar better equipped to incorporate ADLs into therapeutic goals and
treatment plans and to document each case effectively.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Identify how neuromotor dysfunction affects
the patient's ability to perform BADLs, ADLs, and IADLs
- Perform home assessments and create
modifications that ensure safety while promoting progress
- Integrate practical activities into ADLs for
functional, occupation-based intervention
- Apply a functional knowledge of ADLs and
Instrumental ADLs to treat patients with varying diagnoses
- Identify evaluation and treatment strategies
for ADLs within neuromotor, cardio/pulmonary, and orthopedic rehabilitation
- Recognize the need for proper feeding
techniques for patients experiencing respiratory dysfunction
- Discuss pediatric, adult, and geriatric
considerations in the performance of daily living skills
- Utilize assessment tools to help identify
areas of the patient's environment that are potentially unsafe
- Describe the impact of decreased mobility on
performing self-care skills and functioning within specific areas of the home
- Break down daily activities into components to
help patients identify problem areas
- Determine how to use adaptive equipment in the
clinic and at home to improve ADL performance
- Justify therapeutic interventions to other
members of the health care team and third-party payers through proper
JOSE R. RAFOLS, OTD, MHSA, OTR/L, is a
licensed occupational therapist with more than 27 years of experience in
clinical orthopedics and 22 years of experience in upper extremity
rehabilitation, hand-injuries, diabetic foot and wound care, neurological
injuries, traumatic brain injury (TBI), geriatrics, and adult rehabilitation. He
is president and owner of Therapeutic Home-Bound Services Corporation (THS-Corp),
which provides tailored and personalized private occupational therapy services
to the greater Miami area.
Dr. Rafols currently holds the rank of Major in the United States Army Specialty
Corps and has served more than 27 years combined active and reserve duty in the
U.S. Navy, the U.S. Marine Corps, and the U.S. Army Reserves. He is currently
serving on active duty and as the assistant officer in charge at Eisenhower Army
Medical Center in Ft. Gordon, Georgia. Dr. Rafols just recently returned from a
12-month combat deployment with the 101st Airborne Division's 3rd & 4th Brigade
Combat Teams (BCTs) to Paktika Providence in Eastern Afghanistan. There he
worked to set up and provide clinical rehabilitation for soldiers with
post-blast injuries, ranging from mild- traumatic brain injury (TBI) to
Dr. Rafols is a seasoned instructor, having presented masters level instruction
in the occupational therapy program at Florida International University in Miami
and the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, as well as numerous
international, national, and regional conferences. In addition, he is a member
of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Florida Occupational Therapy
Association, Association of Caribbean Occupational Therapists, Reserve Officers
Association, and American Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS); and
writes for publications such as NEWS-Line for Occupational Therapists and COTAs
and OT Practice. Dr. Rafols' interests include growing tropical fruit in a small
farm located in southwest Miami-Dade County and partnering with NGOs to empower
underserved countries with clinical education and hands-on intervention.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Occupational Therapists
- Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants
- Physical Therapists
- Physical Therapy Assistants
- Social Workers
- Registered Nurses
- Licensed Practical Nurses
- Certified Nurse Assistants
Cross Country Education, LLC is accredited as a
provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing
Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This course is offered for 6 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education.
This course is offered for .6 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not
imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures
by AOTA. AOTA Educational level Introductory, Category 1: Domain of OT and 2:
Occupational Therapy Process.
Cross Country Education provider #1005, is approved as a provider for social
work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Licensure Boards (ASWB),
through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program (an approved provider
since 1999, approved through 1-27-15). Cross Country Education maintains
responsibility for the program. Social workers will receive 6 continuing
education clock hours for participating in this course. Licensed social workers
should contact their individual state jurisdiction to review the current
continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. Visit ASWB's website at
www.aswb.org for more information.
Cross Country Education is approved by the California Board of Registered
Nursing, Provider #CEP 13345, for 7.2 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing,
provider #50-466. This course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider #50-466 with the Florida
Department of Health Board of Occupational Therapy Practice. This course is
approved for 6 contact hours for Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapy
This program has been submitted to the Florida Physical Therapy Association for
approval of 7 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider with the Florida Board of
Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling
Provider #50-466. This program is approved for 6 continuing education credits.
This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required
by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional
organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and
contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider with the Iowa Board Of Nursing,
approved provider #328. This course is offered for 7.2 contact hours.
SEMINAR CLASS TIMES:
Seminar Check-In 7:00 AM Seminar Class time 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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