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This podcast is for occupational therapy practitioners and students looking to keep up with evidence based practice. Every other week, we discuss one influential OT-related journal article which will be available for CEU credit when you join the OT Potential Club.

OT Potential Podcast | Occupational Therapy CEUs Sarah Lyon, OTR/L

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This podcast is for occupational therapy practitioners and students looking to keep up with evidence based practice. Every other week, we discuss one influential OT-related journal article which will be available for CEU credit when you join the OT Potential Club.

    #34: Beyond Cultural Competence in OT with Khalilah Johnson

    #34: Beyond Cultural Competence in OT with Khalilah Johnson

    The term cultural competence can feel too soft and narrow to really push our profession towards equity and justice. 
    But, the article we are reviewing today from the top 100 OT-related articles, brings up several essential points for discussion. 
    The mention of OT in the article is grim. The article highlights “culturally blind” attitudes of OTs that failed to change after cultural competence training. 
    This is a stark reminder of the need for change—and the multi-layered work needed to make change happen. Ultimately, the article attempts to put forth an understanding of cultural competence that is both expansive and dynamic, but also able to be operationalized into practice. 
    After we review the article, we are honored to welcome Khalilah R. Johnson, PHD, MS, OTR/L to discuss what this research means for your OT practice and for our profession.

    In order to earn credit for this course, you must take the test within the OT Potential Club.

    You can find more details on this course here:
    https://otpotential.com/ceu-podcast-courses/cultural-competence-ot

    Here's the primary research we are discussing:
    Henderson, S., Horne, M., Hills, R., & Kendall, E. (2018). Cultural competence in healthcare in the community: A concept analysis. Health & social care in the community, 26(4), 590–603.
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    #33: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Pain, & OT with Linda Crawford

    #33: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Pain, & OT with Linda Crawford

    Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) weaves together multiple concepts that OTs are already familiar with and often use in practice. On a personal level, it provides helpful tools we can utilize as we navigate complex situations in our work. 
    But, not only is it personally helpful, the research we’re looking at today shows us why we need to be aware of it as a therapy professional: 
    Research supports the use of ACT in addressing chronic pain. 
    In the research study we’ll explore in this podcast episode, you’ll find that OTs were part of an interdisciplinary team that provided intensive pain management treatment built around ACT. (And, that the program led to positive functional outcomes.)
    To help us unpack how this information can be integrated into your practice, it is our honor to bring on Linda Crawford, OTR/L, CDWF. Linda has been an occupational therapist for over 30 years and has specialized in working with people with complex pain conditions for the last eight years. She is a contributing author to the newly updated AOTA position paper on the role of occupational therapy in pain management.

    In order to earn credit for this course, you must take the test within the OT Potential Club.

    You can find more details on this course here:
    https://otpotential.com/ceu-podcast-courses/acceptance-commitment-therapy-ot

    Here's the primary research we are discussing:
    Yu, L., Norton, S., & McCracken, L. M. (2017). Change in “Self-as-Context” (“Perspective-Taking”) Occurs in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for People With Chronic Pain and Is Associated With Improved Functioning. The journal of pain, 18(6), 664–672.
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    #32: Parkinson’s Disease Evidence Review with Brandy Archie

    #32: Parkinson’s Disease Evidence Review with Brandy Archie

    This prestigious guideline on Parkinson’s Disease (PD) treatment, that we’ll be covering in this podcast episode, recommends that rehab therapies are started at the time of diagnosis and continued throughout the disease course. 
    This article will update you on key information about the PD disease process, the pervasiveness of non-motor symptoms, and the effectiveness of different treatments. 
    The knowledge we are gaining about PD should definitely be impacting your sessions. (Hint: please be talking about exercise!) It should also be pushing us to consider new care models for our patients with chronic conditions. To discuss what this looks like in practice, it’s our honor to welcome back to the podcast Brandy Archie, OTD, OTR/L, CLIPP, CLVT. Brandy is an OT entrepreneur who serves older adults including PD clients.

    In order to earn credit for this course, you must take the test within the OT Potential Club.

    You can find more details on this course here:
    https://otpotential.com/ceu-podcast-courses/parkinsons-ot-evidence-review

    Here's the primary research we are discussing:
    Armstrong, M. J., &; Okun, M. S. (2020). Diagnosis and treatment of parkinson disease. JAMA, 323(6), 548.
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    #31: The CORE Approach for Inclusive OT with Brock Cook

    #31: The CORE Approach for Inclusive OT with Brock Cook

    How we understand our role as occupational therapy practitioners makes a huge difference in how we show up for our clients. 
    But, unfortunately, some theories of OT practice fail to aid us in practical clinical reasoning that focuses on occupation. 
    Luckily, the theories of OT practice that are emerging are getting closer to capturing the care we aspire to deliver—and provide more useful frameworks to guide our clinical reasoning. 
    Today we will dive into the CORE Approach. The approach is a mechanism for OTs to understand their practice from an inclusive, occupation-centric lens. It encourages OTs to ask reflexive questions related to the “core” areas of OT: capabilities, opportunities, resources and environments After reviewing an article on the CORE Approach, I am excited to explore this approach more fully, with Brock Cook—an OT from Australia, where this approach was born! Brock is a lecturer at James Cook University will help us understand how the approach can make a tangible difference in your OT practice.

    In order to earn credit for this course, you must take the test within the OT Potential Club.

    You can find more details on this course here:
    https://otpotential.com/ceu-podcast-courses/core-approach-inclusive-ot

    Here's the primary research we are discussing:
    Pereira, R. B., Whiteford, G., Hyett, N., Weekes, G., Di Tommaso, A., &; Naismith, J. (2020). Capabilities, opportunities, resources and environments (CORE): Using the core approach for inclusive, occupation‐centered practice. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 67(2), 162–171. 
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    #30: OT for Spinal Cord Injury with Simon Carson

    #30: OT for Spinal Cord Injury with Simon Carson

    Our spinal cord injury clients stay in our hearts and minds. After all, we help them and their families navigate tremendous life changes.
    This week’s article gives us a solid big-picture review of what we know (and don’t  know) about spinal cord injury rehab. You’ll learn about commonly used assessments, as well as which treatments are gaining traction (and which ones aren’t.)
    And, most importantly, this article serves as a good reminder that there are simply no magical, straightforward answers in this area of rehab. Instead, these patients benefit most from your occupational therapy lens and your commitment to staying on top of evidence-based care. 
    To help guide us through this article, and pull out actionable takeaways for your practice, we are excited to welcome Simon Carson, OT/L, MBA. Simon serves as the chief of occupational therapy at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

    In order to earn credit for this course, you must take the test within the OT Potential Club.

    You can find more details on this course here:
    https://otpotential.com/ceu-podcast-courses/ot-spinal-cord-injury

    Here's the primary research we are discussing:
    Burns, A. S., Marino, R. J., Kalsi-Ryan, S., Middleton, J. W., Tetreault, L. A., Dettori, J. R., Mihalovich, K. E., &; Fehlings, M. G. (2017). Type and timing of rehabilitation following acute and Subacute Spinal Cord Injury: A systematic review. Global Spine Journal, 7(3_suppl). 
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    #29: Pediatric OT Evidence Review with Michelle DeJesus

    #29: Pediatric OT Evidence Review with Michelle DeJesus

    In this 1 hour course, we will be diving into an incredibly helpful journal article that summarizes the evidence behind pediatric OT interventions. 
    The authors take 52 pediatric OT interventions for children with disabilities and rate the evidence behind them. 
    They organize the evidence into a traffic light infographic—where green means “the evidence supports this intervention.” 
    This alone makes the evidence ratings super easy to scan and more accessible for therapists  (and families and policy makers)! Then, they even go so far as to draw out common principles between green light interventions. 
    To discuss how this research applies to your occupational therapy practice, we are excited to welcome to the podcast, Michelle DeJesus, MS OTR/L. Michelle is a pediatric occupational therapist working specifically in pediatric outpatient rehabilitation and early intervention. Her and I will talk through what it looks like for busy therapists on the ground to leverage this evidence to improve their care.

    In order to earn credit for this course, you must take the test within the OT Potential Club.

    You can find more details on this course here:
    https://otpotential.com/ceu-podcast-courses/pediatric-ot-evidence-review

    Here's the primary research we are discussing:
    Novak, I., &; Honan, I. (2019). Effectiveness of paediatric occupational therapy for children with disabilities: A systematic review. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 66(3), 258–273. 
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