Young Child in Rehabilitation After Non-Fatal Drowning - OT60195

Young Child in Rehabilitation After Non-Fatal Drowning

Interprofessional Case #2

by Patricia Novak, MPH, RD, CLE and Kelly VanDahm, MS, CCC-SLP, MS and Nikki Weiner, OTD, OTR/L and Susan Ann Swinehart, OTD, MS, BA/OT
(4.1 / 35 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Occupational Therapy (0.20 AOTA CEU)

Price: $34.00
CE-PRO Price: $17.00


Non-fatal drowning in children is the leading cause of neurological morbidity. Anoxic brain injury can cause substantial neurological impairments affecting the ability to engage in purposeful movement, mobility, and speech production. Hospital treatment that includes an interprofessional approach to the treatment and rehabilitation of patients with anoxic brain injury from non-fatal drowning has been shown to reduce medical complications, mortality, length of hospital stay, and healthcare costs.


The goal of this interprofessional continuing education module is to provide an overview of the roles and interactions among a nurse, dietitian, speech-language pathologist, and occupational therapist as they address the complex needs of a young child who has experienced a near-drowning accident. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the distinct and interactive roles of nurses, speech-language pathologists, dietitians, and occupational therapists who work in concert to address the post-acute needs of a pediatric patient with health problems related to acquired brain injury
  • Articulate typical assessment and intervention approaches used with a 3-year-old who is recovering from a non-fatal drowning
  • Explain how the roles and functions of an interdisciplinary healthcare team complement one another, requiring IP communication and coordination of services
Content Level: Intermediate
Instructional Method: Online Course — Narrative
Content Focus
OT Process: Evaluation
OT Process: Intervention
Professional Issues: Supervision: Role Delineation

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, dietitians, speech-language pathologists, 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 or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at 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: 3/25/2014
Date of Most Recent Review: 4/17/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 4/17/2020

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.

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NICOLE B - fort myers, FL  ·  Mar 24, 2018
provides basic introduction to pediatric acute care
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Kaleena I - Leonardtown, MD  ·  Mar 17, 2018
It was informative on the subject area
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chris o - gasquet, CA  ·  Mar 13, 2018
interesting, informative
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BRENDA M - Furlogn, PA  ·  Mar 05, 2018
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Monica J - davis, CA  ·  Feb 21, 2018
Using a case study was an effective way to present the unique, yet overlapping roles of the professionals needed to treat TBI clients.
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Price: $34.00
CE-PRO Price: $17.00