Opioids? Pain? Do these affect your OT practice?

You see the headlines. Maybe you even see or hear about how prescribing practices for opioids have changed. But have you thought about how all of this affects OT practice? Aspire OT wants you to feel prepared to tackle these important issues while staying within your scope of practice.

How will this course help you?

  • Connect your clinical experience to how these guidelines may be affecting clients

  • Gain knowledge about key concepts from these guidelines that are relevant to OT practice

  • Learn assessment and intervention tools that may be beneficial to clients who are recieving opioids

  • Follow a case study to help connect what you have learned to working with a client

  • Understand how OT can play a role in assisting prescribing providers to meet guidelines which can lead to advocacy

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What are OT practitioners saying about this course?

Ideas for Treatment!

Sarah, OT (Home Health)

"Yes, I would recommend this course. An occupational therapy specific continuing education course has been lacking and I am glad it is here." "I liked that there were ideas for OT interventions that were specifically geared toward occupational therapy practitioners. There are very few courses that are aimed at what our profession can address that no other discipline can. This course does that!"

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • Before we begin...

    • How to use this course

  • 2

    Chapter #1- Introduction

    • Chapter #1- Introduction

    • Chapter #1-Quiz

  • 3

    Chapter #2- What Are Opioids?

    • Chapter #2- What are Opioids?

    • Chapter #2 -What Are Opioids Quiz

  • 4

    Chapter #3- Understanding Important Terms

    • Chapter #3- Understanding Important Terms

    • Chapter #3- Understanding Important Terms Quiz

  • 5

    Chapter #4- Opioid Epidemic: The Facts

    • Chapter #4- Opioid Epidemic: The Facts

    • Chapter #4-Opioid Epidemic The Facts Quiz

  • 6

    Chapter #5- National Opioid Guidelines and Recommendations

    • Chapter #5- National Opioid Guidelines and Recommendations

    • Chapter #5 -National Opioid Guidelines and Recommendations Quiz

  • 7

    Chapter #6- Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force Report: Updates, Gaps, Inconsistencies, and Recommendations

    • Chapter #6- Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force Report

    • Chapter #6- Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force Report Quiz

  • 8

    Chapter #7- How do OT Practitioners Proceed from Here?

    • Chapter #7- Access to Care

    • Julie Story

    • Chapter #7- Access to Care (continued)

    • Chapter #7- Access to Care Quiz

    • Chapter #7-Part 2: Risk Assessment

    • Chapter #7- Part 2: Risk Assessment Quiz

    • Chapter #7- Part 3: Mitigation of Risk

    • Chapter #7- Part 3: Mitigation of Risk Quiz

    • CDC Link for Safe Medication Disposal

    • Chapter #7- Part 4: The Task Force Review of the CDC Guidelines for Prescribing of Opioids for Chronic Pain

    • Chapter #7- Part 4: The Task Force Review of the CDC Guidelines for Prescribing of Opioids for Chronic Pain Quiz

  • 9

    Chapter #8- Translating Knowledge to Practice: A Case Study

    • Chapter #8- Translating Knowledge into Practice

  • 10

    Chapter #9- Conclusion

    • Chapter #9- Conclusion

  • 11

    Next steps

    • More resources for you

    • Before you go...

    • Course Reference List