Calming the Cognitively Impaired - OT248

Calming the Cognitively Impaired

Occupational and Environmental Interventions

by Marian D. Edmiston, DEd, MSN, RN-BC
OT248
(4.5 / 1851 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Occupational Therapy (0.10 AOTA CEU)

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Price: $19.00
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Summary:

About 5.3 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease and 200,000 are younger than age of 65. Two-thirds or 3.2 million are women. By 2050, up to 16 million people age 65 and older will have the disease unless an effective preventive therapy or cure is found. Alternative therapies such as music, touch, exercise and animal presence can often calm cognitively impaired patients, reduce their need for chemical and physical restraints, heighten their awareness, and put the “sparkle” back in their eyes.

Objectives:

The goal of this continuing education module is to update nurses’, physical therapists’ and occupational therapists’ knowledge about the use of music, touch, and exercise and animal presence to calm cognitively impaired patients and enhance their quality of life. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Explain two physiological effects music has on the body
  • Identify three ways music, touch, exercise and animal presence benefit patients with dementia
  • State two ways touch can be used to calm patients
  
Content Level: Intermediate
Instructional Method: Online Course — Clinical Vignette & Narrative
 
Domain: Performance skills, patterns, Context & Environment OT Process: Intervention
 

Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, physical therapists and occupational therapists.
 
Occupational therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
 
OnCourse Learning is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
  
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (provider # FBN 50-1489).
 

Course Originally Released on: 1/14/2016
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/14/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 1/14/2019

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

 

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Anne S - Elizabethtown, PA  ·  Sep 12, 2016
I enjoyed reading about this topic.
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Mary G - Clearwater, FL  ·  Aug 31, 2016
a very informative class
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Kortney G - Little Rock, AR  ·  Aug 31, 2016
informative course, thank you
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Rhodalen B - Fresh Meadows , NY  ·  Aug 27, 2016
It is very informative and it teaches me the proper way to approach cognitively impaired patient, to calm down agitated patient.
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Terrell A - Madison, KS  ·  Aug 20, 2016
I like music therapy and know it's a calming positive attribute for all patients
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ONLINE
Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50