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Evidence-Based Practice Across the Lifespan: Three Knowledge Translation Projects
Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM CST
Category: Events

This event will be held live via Zoom.

Timed Agenda:

    •    6:15 - 6:30 Check-in and technology troubleshooting
    •    6:30 - 7:00 Adolescent Mental Health Promotion and Prevention through Multi-Tiered Systems of Support
    •    7:00 - 7:10 Questions and Discussion
    •    7:10 - 7:15 Break
    •    7:15 - 7:45 Screening for Post-Stroke Visual Impairment: Implications for Occupational Therapy Practice
    •    7:45 - 7:55 Questions and Discussion
    •    7:55 - 8:00 Break
    •    8:00 - 8:30 Caregiver Burden and Dementia: A Community-Based Education Approach
    •    8:30-8:40 Questions and Discussion

Session 1:   
  
Event Description:  
This session will discussion the relationship between student academic success and mental health.  The Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) model addresses mental health promotion and prevention through a public health model.  This research project examined evidence to support using an MTSS model to address mental health and well-being within the academic setting to support students' academic success.

Speaker Biography: 
Sarah S. Greene, MS, OTR/L, obtained her bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy and psychology from St. Catherine University.  She has worked in pediatrics in both clinical and school settings.  Sarah is a current student in the post-professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy program at St. Catherine University. This project was guided by Dr. Julie Bass as part of an Advanced Evidence-Based Practice course. 

Learning Objectives:
    •    Explain the importance of the relationship between mental health and academic success to further advocate for the mental health needs of youth
    •    Describe mental health promotion and prevention school programs that use a Multi-Tiered Systems of Support based on a public health model
    •    Illustrate further needs in practice and research for multi-disciplinary teams, including occupational therapy, to address mental health prevention and promotion within school-based practice


Session 2:
Event Description:
This session will provide an overview of evidence on screening for post-stroke visual impairment. The presentation will discuss: (1) the prevalence and under-diagnosis of post-stroke visual impairment, (2) heterogeneity in assessment practices and recommendations to improve consistency, (3) visual and visual-perceptual screening tools; and (4) the role of occupational therapy in screening for post-stroke visual impairment.

Speaker Biography: 
Deanna Lensing, MOT, OTR/L, CBIS graduated with her master’s degree in occupational therapy from St. Ambrose University and has spent the last three years working in a stroke specialty inpatient rehabilitation facility. Deanna is a current student in the post-professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy program at St. Catherine University. This project was guided by Dr. Julie Bass as part of an Advanced Evidence-Based Practice course.

Learning Objectives:
    •    Discuss the common visual consequences of stroke and their relative prevalence
    •    Apply the core outcome set for vision screening to reduce inconsistencies in practice
    •    Articulate the role of occupational therapy in screening for post-stroke visual impairment at an early time-point post-stroke


Session 3:
Event Description:
This session will describe caregiver training to support dementia care and reduce caregiver burden. Community-based education programs have a positive impact on overall caregiver quality of life and caregiver confidence.  Community-based education programs with occupational therapy components are especially effective through their focus on activities of daily living, modification to the environment, and collaborative and individualized goals specific to the needs and individual performance patterns.

Speaker Biography:
Katherine Turner, MAOT, OTR/L graduated with her master’s degree in occupational therapy from St. Catherine University and has worked in skilled nursing, home health, and community -based settings working with elders and caregivers.  Katherine is a current student in the post-professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy program at St. Catherine University. This project was guided by Dr. Julie Bass as part of an Advanced Evidence-Based Practice course.

Learning Objectives:
    •    Define caregiver burnout and burden
    •    Discuss the importance and effectiveness of community-based education for caregivers.
    •    Describe programs using occupational therapy components in community-based training programs for caregivers.

CEUs: 2
Fees: $5 for MOTA members, $40 for non-members

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