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Occupational Therapy Evaluation of the Upper Extremity Post Stroke
Thursday, September 21, 2023
3:45 PM - 8:00 PM

Virtual Event

Sheila Wallace
Fee: $50.00


Thursday, September 21, 2023

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Online Registration 3:45 PM. Program 4:00 - 8:00 PM.

Contact Hours: 3.5 CEUs: 0.35


  • General admission: $50
  • MossRehab and Jefferson Enterprise per diem employees: $25
  • MossRehab and Jefferson Enterprise full and part time employees: Free

Upper extremity paresis can present an immense burden for stroke survivors. Given the rising prevalence of stroke, restoring upper motor impairment remains a major challenge for rehabilitation therapists.

This intermediate level online learning activity will address occupational therapy management of the upper extremity in individuals following cerebral vascular accident. Treatment theories and principles that address the multiple factors for upper motor neuron lesions will be presented. Considerations for standardized and non-standardized measures will help identify best practices for assessment tool selection. A case study will be used to demonstrate the synthesis of assessment findings for documentation and goal writing.

Course Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the course participants should be able to:

  • Define muscle over-activity and identify signs and symptoms of the Upper Motor Neuron Syndrome (UMNS).
  • Differentiate between neurologic and non-neurologic signs and findings.
  • Integrate and apply current evidence on the evaluation and management of the upper motor neuron syndrome.
  • Incorporate consistent practice behaviors to increase the systematic delivery of occupational therapy.

Who Should Attend: Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants.

Speakers: Diane Hunt, OT, CHT, Kristen Beltz, OTR/L and Melissa Meyers, OTD, OTR/L, CKTP, BCPR

Disclosures: Diane Hunt will receive an honorarium for speaking. Kristin Beltz and Melissa Meyers are employees of MossRehab and will receive a speaking fee. None of the speakers have non-financial disclosures.

Requirement for successful course completion: Satisfactory completion of the continuing education units consists of full attendance with monitored electronic sign in, and online completion of a course feedback form that includes self assessment of learning outcomes and a knowledge assessment / post test.

Conflict of interest statement: Faculty and all others who have the ability to control the content of continuing medical education activities sponsored by MossRehab are expected to disclose to the audience whether they do or do not have any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest or other relationships related to the content of their presentation(s).

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be submitted to the MossRehab in writing. Please explain the circumstances of the cancellation in a fax or e-mail to ensure a timely response. Requests received 3 days or 72 hours prior to course start will result in a full refund. Re-quests received less than 3 days (72 hours) prior to the course start will result in a non-refundable administration processing fee of $50.00 or 50% of registration cost (whichever is less). No shows or cancellations within 24 hours of the course start will be ineligible for a refund. MossRehab will reimburse you the cost of the registration, if we have to cancel a course due to low enrollment, weather, or an emergency situation. We are not responsible for any other costs associated with attending a conference. If you are on the waiting list of a course and do not get in, we will not charge your credit card; if you paid by check we will send the check back to you. In the event that a course is rescheduled we will provide you the option of applying the tuition towards the rescheduled course in lieu of a full refund.

Complaint Policy: MossRehab views complaints as an opportunity to improve. As an institution we are open to feedback from staff, course participants, speakers, and patients/clients. Course participants and speakers are asked to notify course coordinators of any urgent issues, either small or large, so they may be resolved in a timely fashion. Complaints may be communicated either verbally during a course or upon its conclusion through the Course Evaluation Form.

Non-discrimination Statement: MossRehab/Einstein unconditionally complies with Americans with Disabilities Act, endorses and supports the intent and objectives of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act which together prohibit discrimination on the basis of age, sex, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation and physical or mental disability. In fact, this institution has, throughout its existence, taken a leading role in the effort to make services, accommodations and employment opportunities available to persons in all of the above categories. Additionally, MossRehab/Einstein complies with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act of 1955 and the Governor's Code of Fair Practices (1967).

Special Needs statement: Contact Sharon Manas at sharon.manas@jefferson.edu or 215-663-6530 with any special needs that you have which would limit full participation in this event.

Occupational Therapy Accreditation Statement: MossRehab is an American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) approved provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 2648. This Distance Learning—Interactive course is offered at 0.35 CEUs, educational level Intermediate, OT Service Delivery and Foundational Knowledge categories. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

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