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Course Description

This course utilizes content from the textbook “Stroke Rehabilitation – A Function Based Approach” Third Edition by Glen Gillen, EdD, OTR, FAOTA © 2011, published by Elsevier.
Instructional Level: Beginner to Intermediate
This course provides the latest research in assessment and intervention; offering a definitive guide to successful outcomes in stroke rehabilitation.  The text combines aspects of background medical information, a comprehensive review of standardized and nonstandardized evaluation procedures and assessments, treatment techniques and evidence-based interventions.

Throughout this course clinicians are provided with specific suggestions to maintain a client-centered approach when working with stroke survivors.  The course includes the most up-to-date research on stroke rehabilitation from a variety of rehabilitation settings and professions, challenging the clinician to use the most current treatment approaches (including both remediation and adaptation approaches) to decrease impairments, prevent secondary complications, improve the clients ability to perform meaningful activities, decrease participation restrictions and improve quality of life.
To better meet your professional needs, this fully illustrated text of 776 pages has been carefully broken down by sections into 7 modules.  Each module approved for 10 contact hours of post-graduate continuing education (NOTE: board approvals vary state to state, please check your states approval status in the state specific course catalog by returning to our home page and entering both your state and profession).
Each 10 contact hour module can be purchased individually or combined with one or all of the other modules from this course to create a Course Bundle.  Each course is offered in two easy formats to again meet your professional needs.  You can choose to have immediate access to your course by selecting the online format (PDF download) or a hard copy of the material can be rushed to your home by selecting our mail format.  

Module Description

Included in Module 3: Edema Control, and Upper Extremity Function and Management
Chapter 10: Upper Extremity Function
Chapter 11: Rehabilitation Technologies to Promote Upper Limb Recovery after Stroke
Chapter 12: Edema Control

Module Goals

Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study on Edema Control, and Upper Extremity Function and Management.

Professional Learning Objectives
1.     Discuss upper extremity function and management.
2.     Differentiate between positive and negative symptoms of a central nervous system lesion as classified by Huglings Jackson.
3.     Discuss activity analysis of select upper extremity tasks.
4.     Demonstrate knowledge in the appropriate use of the Motor Activity Log.
5.     Discuss evaluation tools available for management of upper extremity function.
6.     Explain the Motricity Index.
7.     Define in-hand manipulation.
8.     Identify the inefficient movement patters associated with stroke rehabilitation.
9.     Discuss selected adjunct interventions used with a task-oriented approach.
10.  Explain the effects of electrical stimulation.
11.  Demonstrate knowledge in the benefit of integrating strengthening interventions in to rehabilitation to regain limb function.
12.  Discuss the loss of soft–tissue elasticity and the contribution of immobilization.
13.  Identify preventative measures for contractures.
14.  Explain strategies to teach patients safe range of motion.
15.  Discuss shoulder-hand syndrome and the major diagnostic criteria.
16.  Demonstrate knowledge in superimposed orthopedic injuries.
17.  Discuss the immediate loss of biomechanical alignment following a stroke.
18.  Discuss rehabilitation technologies to promote upper limb recovery after stroke.
19.  Demonstrate knowledge in the advantages and disadvantages of robot assisted therapy.
20.  Explain the Assisted Rehabilitation and Measurement (ARM) Guide.
21.  Identify methods of functional electrical stimulation.
22.  Discuss devices available for repetitive task practice.
23.  Demonstrate knowledge in edema control.
24.  Explain the etiology of stroke hand edema control.
25.  Identify edema evaluation methods.
26.  Discuss the rebound test.
27.  Discuss clinical treatment considerations for edema control.
28.  Demonstrate knowledge in thoracic outlet syndrome.
29.  Identify the benefits of splinting to reduce edema.
30.  Discuss neuroprosthetic functional electrical stimulation and the benefit of using such devices for edema control.