Low Vision Rehab in Older Adults

Low Vision Rehab in Older Adults 

As the older adult population increases, visual impairment is becoming a significant public health issue. Regardless of setting, occupational therapy practitioners working with older adults must address the visual needs of their clients to address their occupational needs. Although occupational therapists with specific post-professional training are better able to provide specific and targeted interventions, it is well within the scope of practice for general practitioner occupational therapists to provide screening, intervention, and referrals for clients with low vision.

$25.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-RT-0-LVROA

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (9 Match)

Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


Alabama State Board Of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Occupational Therapists will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


This course has been approved by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 1.00 contact hours, approval number 20-670190.

American Occupational Therapy Association

1.0 HOURS


Relias Learning is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Category 1.


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners

1.0 HOURS


Arizona Board Of Occupational Therapy Examiners (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Occupational Therapists will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)


Occupational Therapists will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

South Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


South Carolina Board Of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)


Occupational Therapists will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Louisiana State Board Medical Examiners- Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners - Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)


Occupational Therapists will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Mississippi State Department of Health- Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


Mississippi State Department of Health- Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)


Occupational Therapists will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)


Occupational Therapists will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-RT-0-LVROA
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 8/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Identify the impact low vision has on 2 functional areas.
Describe the cause, symptoms, and resulting impairments caused by 4 different age-related eye conditions.
Describe 4 treatment strategies the OT can use to address low vision.
Explain 2 ways OTs can help clients compensate for deficits in vision with their remaining senses.
Identify when occupational therapists should refer clients to other providers for treatments outside of the scope of occupational therapy.

Outline:
Section 1: What is Low Vision?

Technical Definition

Functional Definition

Statistics

Knowledge Check

Section 2: Age-related Macular Degeneration

Definition

Population

Effects

Medical Management

Knowledge Check

Section 3: Cataracts

Definition and Prevalence

Subtypes and Classifications

Medical Management

Knowledge Check

Section 4: Diabetic Retinopathy

Definition

Effects

Medical Management

Knowledge Check

Section 5: Glaucoma

Definition

Effects

Medical Management

Knowledge Check

Section 6: Treatments for Low Vision

General Principles

Environmental Adaptations

Training/Education

Referral to Other Providers

Knowledge Check

Instructor: Tameika McLean, MS, OTR/L, CAPS, ECHM

Tameika McLean is an occupational therapist working in the Washington, DC area. She has worked in the acute care, acute rehabilitation, subacute rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and outpatient settings. She graduated from Columbia University with an MS in Occupational Therapy in 2014.

Disclosure: Tameika McLean, MS, OTR/L, CAPS, ECHM has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Entry level Occupational Therapists; in the following settings: Rehabilitation Settings.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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