Behavior Management Following TBI Course

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This course coincides with the podcast episode discussing Behavior Management Following TBI, which includes access to any supplementary materials (as needed) and test for comprehension. Participants will receive 0.1 CEU credit upon successful completion of the test.

Description

Jess and Natalie explore behavior management strategies for patients with traumatic brain injury. We talk about some common causes of agitated behavior, how to assess triggers, and how to quantify behavior changes. Additionally, we talk about navigating documentation challenges related to behavior management. We talk about creating a structured plan, strategies to optimize patient participation, and encouraging family/staff follow through. Helpful resources for therapists who work with patients with TBI that can guide practice and enhance patient/family education are discussed.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learners will be able to describe how to assess agitated behaviors resulting from TBI.
  2. Learners will be able to objectively document agitated behaviors and changes in behaviors over time.
  3. Learners will understand how to interact with clients prone to agitation following TBI.
  4. Learners will be able to develop a behavior management plan to improve agitated behaviors following TBI.

Additional information

Activity Type

Distance Learning: Independent

CE Credit

.1 AOTA CEU (1 contact hour)

AOTA Classification Codes

Interventions: Occupations & Activities, Role Competence, Social Interaction Skills

Content Level

Intermediate

Course Completion Requirements

Completion of the podcast episode, Completion of the post-course test with 100% accuracy

Instructor

Jessica Kersey, OTR, Natalie Barnes, OTR

Prerequisites

None

Target Audience

Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants

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