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Part B: Treatment Strategies in the Acute Care of Stroke Survivors

presented by Jan Davis, MS, OTR/L

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Every minute counts in acute care. Learn how to maximize each treatment session and provide safe and exceptional care. Observe skilled intervention with four acute stroke patients including ambulation, facilitation of trunk and limb control, ADL training, transfers and bed mobility. Also included are 10 practice labs, perfect for improving handling methods and inservice training. Part B is a continuation of the Acute Care series, and should be taken following the completion of Treatment Strategies in the Acute Care of Stroke Survivors (Part A).

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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 the Course

This introductory chapter provides an overview of how to use this learning module, and presents the course workbook used throughout the chapters.

2. Guidelines for Therapeutic Intervention In Acute Care

This chapter includes important information that will help you be as successful as possible as you initiate intervention in the acute care setting. The chapter begins with general therapeutic guidelines and continues with helpful tips for time management, planning your intervention strategy, making modifications, improving patient comfort and general handling methods related to mobility, self-care and facilitation of trunk and limb control.

3. Patient #1: Mary

In this first case study, therapists demonstrate a variety of intervention methods with a stroke survivor just two days post stroke. Intervention includes scapular mobilization, two-person sit to stand, lower extremity facilitation, compensation for visual field deficits and methods used to encourage longer sitting tolerance in low level patients.

4. Patient #2: Calvin

In this second case study, a therapist works with a patient who has a complex medical history and appears to refuse therapy. Observe how the therapist demonstrates a variety of methods to encourage better participation in therapy. Factors to consider in discharge planning are also included.

5. Patient #3: Ellanora

In this third case study, the occupational therapist and physical therapist demonstrate in-depth intervention methods while treating the patient bedside. Topics include facilitation of dynamic trunk and limb control, bedside ADLs, bed mobility, and sitting at the edge of the bed.

6. Patient #4: Ben

During the fourth case study, a young stroke survivor exhibits behavioral problems while therapists work on his cognitive, perceptual, and motor deficits. Observe while he begins ambulation and ADL training for the first time. Sternal precautions are also included.

7. Practice Labs

Jan Davis demonstrates 10 practice labs with step-by-step handling methods, including bed mobility, supine to sit, sit to stand (mod & max assist), and scapular mobilization. Each practice lab was carefully chosen to address the therapeutic needs of the majority of stroke survivors with hemiplegia.

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