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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.


Your Instructor


Alexis
Alexis

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.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own. Also, any new content that trickles into the course after initial purchase is on me!
What if I do not work in acute care? Can I still benefit from the information?
YES! Of course. Whether you work in an outpatient setting or alternative services, this course applies to your practice when you find that you are providing services to clients who have recently "hit their head." As long as you are an Occupational Therapist, you are good to go!
What if I am not understanding a concept or need more clarification from a video lesson?
Do not hesitate to comment below the specific video you are finding you need more guidance for. Alexis is always adding to the course, updating the videos, as well as finding resources and materials to support the information. So if something needs more clarification or you are trying to wrap your head around a concept, we will figure it out together! This is an evolving course that will be geared to supporting your learning experience.
I do not see everything in the course. What if I feel something is missing that I would like more information about?
We have not even scratched the surface with what has been added to the course. More content is being created as you read this and the course content will be dripping in during your learning journey. Because this course is on version 2 of itself and not all material is ready at release, ALL FEEDBACK IS WELCOMED! Tell Alexis what lessons can be ditched, what lessons were super helpful and what else you need.
Can I earn Continuing Education Units for completing this course?
It depends on your individual state board requirements. Some state licensing boards require you to have an approved course by a sponsor such as an OT association or a CEU broker. We have chosen to provide you with everything you need in order to submit this as a valid CEU for the states that solely require for you to provide the following: 1. proof of the "objectives of the course" 2. how it relates to Occupational Therapy 3. Receipt of purchase (keep your emailed receipt) 4. A certificate of completion can be provided upon request. This will require the instructor's verification of your course completion with a test provided to you. This test would confirm competency of the material. It is always the responsibility of the practitioner seeking CEUs to cross check the courses they take are in compliance with their individual state board requirements for license renewal

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