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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 1: Medical Management, Psychological Aspects, Improving Participation and Quality of Life, Task Oriented Approach with Activity-Based Intervention
Chapter 1:  Pathophysiology, Medical Management, and Acute Rehabilitation of Stroke Survivors
Chapter 2:  Psychological Aspects of Stroke Rehabilitation
Chapter 3:  Improving Participation and Quality of Life through Occupation
Chapter 4:  Task-Oriented Approach to Stroke Rehabilitation
Chapter 5:  Activity-Based Intervention in Stroke Rehabilitation

Module Goals

Stroke Rehabilitation
Module 1: Medical Management, Psychological Aspects, Improving Participation and Quality of Life, Task Oriented Approach with Activity- Based Intervention.
Course Goals and Objectives
Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study on Medical Management, Psychological Aspects, Improving Participation and Quality of Life and Task Oriented Approach with Activity Based Intervention.
Professional Learning Objectives
1.    Discuss the pathology of a stroke.
2.    Differentiate between the various sources of emboli.
3.    Demonstrate knowledge in the types of thrombotic stroke.
4.    Discuss lacunar syndrome.
5.    Identify possible causes of hemorrhagic stroke.
6.    Demonstrate knowledge in Strokelike Syndromes.
7.    Discuss medical stroke management for patients who have had ischemic strokes.
8.    Explain thrombolytic therapy and when this type of treatment should be initiated.
9.    Identify neurological complications associated with stroke.
10.  Differentiate between seizures in patients with SAH and patients with ICH.
11.  Demonstrate knowledge in the psychological aspects of stroke rehabilitation.
12.  Discuss methods of improving participation and quality of life.
13.  Explain client-centered care.
14.  Identify the quality of life scales used in rehabilitation.
15.  Discuss barriers to participation and quality of life.
16.  Identify the advantages of home health.
17.  Demonstrate knowledge in the theoretical assumptions and models underlying the task-oriented approach to stroke rehabilitation.
18.  Explain activity-based intervention in stroke rehabilitation.
19.  Discuss foundational strategies for task performance.
20.  Demonstrate knowledge in skill development in stroke rehabilitation.
21.  Differentiate between blocked and random (or variable) practice schedules.
22.  Define contextual interference.
23.  List the different practice conditions for different task categories.
24.  Demonstrate knowledge in the primary and secondary impairments encountered by patients as a result of mechanical constraints.
25.  Identify self monitoring skills for stroke survivors.
26.  Define metacognition.
27.  Discuss task analysis and problem-solving skills.