The OT Method to Assessing Concussion in Acute Care
This course will teach you all about how to assess concussion in the acute stages and provide an occupational therapy based protocol for your client care.
Assess concussion in the acute stages with this occupational therapy based assessment protocol. Learn how to identify client symptoms and provide them with strategies to return back to life activity
Here's the story...
A client admits to the hospital for a bump to the head.
On occupational therapy evaluation, no evidence of symptoms are found; client is deemed by our clinical rationale “independent in ADLs.”
A few days later, client goes home to find it is a bit difficult to get back into the daily routine.
Simple things like walking the dog and remembering what them and their loved one just talked about getting done for the day seem to be hard to remember.
In the beginning stages of injury, concussion or mild TBI can have ourselves, or fellow healthcare practitioners, mistaken our clients behavior as a reflection of “their personality.” Also, the client’s symptoms seem almost invisible to pinpoint and have us thinking the client will be okay.
However, it is possible to notice signs and symptoms before they impact our client’s daily lives. That is why I created this occupational therapy based assessment protocol for acute concussion.
With this step-by-step video guide, workbook, evaluation form and resource guides, you will learn how to assess your client’s symptoms before things go poorly. You will also earn how to best educate clients and their support system to facilitate their return to daily life activity throughout the recovery process.
Alexis has been practicing occupational therapy since 2011. With experience in a variety of settings through travel therapy and permanent professional positions, these courses originate from a labor of love. By way of a diverse experience of OT skills, knowledge and experiences, Alexis brings you a product from her passion for supporting clients in the acute care setting as well a place of love for neurology and its impact on clients. The same energy is poured into colleagues of the occupational therapy profession. Now sit back, relax, take out that piece of paper and preferred writing tool so we can learn, grow and thrive. Welcome to the course and welcome to our #OTtribe.