Changing Acuity of Patient Populations Course

Acuity
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Description

This week, Natalie and Jessica interview Phuong Nguyen about the changing acuity of patients in hospital and rehabilitation settings. We discuss reasons for this change, as well as the effects on OT practice across the continuum of care. We also discuss how OTs can prepare to meet the needs of our more complex patients.

Learning Outcomes:

    1.  Learner will understand the reasons for changing acuity of patients in hospital settings.
    2. Learner will identify how changing acuity effects OT practice across the continuum of care.
    3. Learner will identify ways to adapt OT practice to meet the needs of more complex patients.

Additional information

Activity Type

Distance Learning: Independent

CE Credit

.05 AOTA CEU (½ contact hour)

AOTA Classification Codes

Client Factors, Funding Approaches/Issues, Performance Patterns

Content Level

Introductory

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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