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Course Overview

As the older adult population increases, visual impairment is becoming a significant public health issue. Regardless of setting, occupational therapy practitioners working with older adults must address the visual needs of their clients to address their occupational needs. Although occupational therapists with specific post-professional training are better able to provide specific and targeted interventions, it is well within the scope of practice for general practitioner occupational therapists to provide screening, intervention, and referrals for clients with low vision.

About the Course Author

Tameika McLean is an occupational therapist working in the Washington, DC area. She has worked in the acute care, acute rehabilitation, subacute rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and outpatient settings. She graduated from Columbia University with an MS in Occupational Therapy in 2014.

Tameika McLean, MS, OTR/L, CAPS, ECHM has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (9 Match)

  • American Occupational Therapy Association

    1.00HOURS

    Relias LLC 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: Category 1.

    This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    This course has been approved by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 1.0 contact hours, approval number 20-670190.
  • Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    Alabama State Board Of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290).

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners

    1.00HOURS

    Arizona Board Of Occupational Therapy Examiners (CEBroker Provider #50-290).

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • South Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    South Carolina Board Of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Louisiana State Board Medical Examiners- Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners - Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Mississippi State Department of Health- Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    Mississippi State Department of Health- Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-RT-0-LVROA
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2018-09-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2021-08-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe 4 treatment strategies the OT can use to address low vision.; Describe the cause, symptoms, and resulting impairments caused by 4 different age-related eye conditions.; Explain 2 ways OTs can help clients compensate for deficits in vision with their remaining senses.; Identify the impact low vision has on 2 functional areas.; Identify when occupational therapists should refer clients to other providers for treatments outside of the scope of occupational therapy.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: What is Low Vision?
    Technical Definition
    Functional Definition
    Statistics
    Knowledge Check
    Section 2: Age-related Macular Degeneration
    Definition
    Population
    Effects
    Medical Management
    Knowledge Check
    Section 3: Cataracts
    Definition and Prevalence
    Subtypes and Classifications
    Medical Management
    Knowledge Check
    Section 4: Diabetic Retinopathy
    Definition
    Effects
    Medical Management
    Knowledge Check
    Section 5: Glaucoma
    Definition
    Effects
    Medical Management
    Knowledge Check
    Section 6: Treatments for Low Vision
    General Principles
    Environmental Adaptations
    Training/Education
    Referral to Other Providers
    Knowledge Check
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Entry level Occupational Therapists; in the following settings: Rehabilitation Settings.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
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  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.