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StrokeHelp ®: Self-Care

presented by Jan Davis

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Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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This course includes many excellent methods to help stroke survivors become as independent as possible while improving daily living skills such as dressing, grooming and hygiene. This therapeutic approach facilitates movement and encourages success.

Meet Your Instructor

Jan Davis, MS, OTR/L

Jan Davis, MS, OTR/L is an internationally recognized leader in providing clinical training for therapists working in stroke rehabilitation. Trained as an occupational therapist (OT) in the United States, Davis’ career has spanned several areas of healthcare. She has worked in inpatient rehabilitation centers, directed OT departments in rehabilitation centers located in California and Switzerland.…

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1. Introduction to Course

This introductory chapter provides an overview of how to use this learning module.

2. Introduction to Self-Care

Activities of Daily Living (ADL) are often one of the first skills we introduce in our rehab program but often include some of the most difficult tasks we ask the patient to do. This chapter provides fundamental therapeutic principles and lays a foundation for success in helping stroke survivors learn self-care skills.

3. Dressing

This chapter demonstrates how to successfully facilitate movement, inhibit tone and, at the same time, teach upper extremity and lower extremity dressing skills. Also included is one-handed shoe tying.

4. Undressing

In order for a stroke survivor to be truly independent in ADLs, undressing must not be forgotten. This chapter provides therapeutic methods used to teaching undressing and, at the same time, facilitate movement and inhibit abnormal patterns of movement due to increased tone.

5. Tips for Grooming and Summary

This chapter includes several excellent therapeutic methods to help your stroke survivors become more independent in grooming and hygiene. Observe treatment ideas that improve function and awareness of the involved side during shaving, oral hygiene, bathing and washing at the sink.

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