Improving Medication Management Skills

Improving Medication Management Skills 

Successful medication management is a critical component of health and wellness and preventing re-hospitalization. Occupational therapy practitioners have a skillset to assess and remediate multiple problems in this essential IADL. This course will improve the practitioner's ability to effectively and quickly address issues that lead to noncompliance and improve independence in medication management skills.


Hours: 1.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (3 Match)

Florida Board of Occupational Therapy


This course has been approved by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 1.00 contact hours, approval number 20-693932.

Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy


This course has been approved by the Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy for 1.00 contact hours, approval number 20-693932.

American Occupational Therapy Association


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 & 2. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-25727
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Articulate the scope and role of OT in medication management.
Identify at least 4 client deficits that may impede medication adherence.
Create an effective plan of care to address and improve adherence.
Describe at least 2 evidence based occupational therapy assessments for medication management.
Describe practical solutions to 5 or more common medication management deficits.
Summarize key points of medication management in non-pill form: glucometer, eye drops, insulin, inhalers, supplemental oxygen.


Medication Management for OT

The Occupation of Medication Management

AOTA: Official Role in Medication Management

Before You Handle Medication

Occupational Therapy Practice Domains

Knowledge Check

Standardized Tests

Standard Assessments: EFPT

Standard Assessments: PASS

Standard Assessments: Pillbox Test

Knowledge Check

Oral Medications: Setup

Oral Medications: Setup Pillbox

Oral Medications: Setup

Oral Medications: Taking the Medication

Knowledge Check

Knowledge Check

Medication and Therapy

Injectable Medications


Inhalers & Pulmonary Devices


Goal Writing

Knowledge Check



Instructor: Nancy Dubuar, OTR/L
Nancy Dubuar is an occupational therapist who is a practicing clinician for a large home health company for three years. Prior to that, she worked in rehabilitation setting in skilled nursing, personal care and independent living facilities for eight years. Nancy has given peer reviewed presentations at conferences by the American Occupational Therapy Association and Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association with a special focus on the needs of older adults with and without memory diseases. A lifelong learner, Nancy continues to grow her skills seeking evidence based practice information to support occupational performance of her clients. As a home health therapist, she daily sees the need and benefits as occupational therapists, a holistic discipline, embrace medication management, drill down with the client and make effective change with lasting health benefits. Disclosure: Nancy Dubuar, OTR/L 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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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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