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Addressing Cognition in Acute Care
Thursday, April 29, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM CDT
Category: SIGS

This event is being held live via Zoom.

Addressing Cognition in Acute Care
April 29,  2021 7:00 pm - 8:30pm

Timed Agenda :
6:45 - 7:00  Check in and tech troubleshooting
7:00-7:15  Introductions of Speakers
7:15-8:00  Presentation
8:00-8:30  Questions/Discussion

Event Description:
Acute care practitioners play a vital role in discharge planning and determining assistance level clients may need upon leaving the hospital.  With over 20% of our occupational therapy practitioners working in acute care across the United States, it is important to recognize the unique role OT has in discharge planning and cognitive evaluation in the fast-paced hospital environment (AOTA, 2018; AOTA, 2019). This virtual continuing education course will provide an overview of occupational therapy practitioners role in acute care and addressing cognition specific to evaluation, treatment and discharge planning. Additionally, this course will provide a practical guide that can help practitioners in selecting cognitive screening and assessment tools and tasks to aid clinical decision making for discharge planning surrounding ADL and IADL performance (Oldenburg, Glaess, Trenary, 2020). 

Hannah Oldenburg, EdD, OTR/L, BCPR, joined Mayo Clinic in 2013 as a staff therapist. In the last five years being full-time fieldwork educator at Mayo Clinic-Rochester in acute care. She also has experience working in home care. In 2012, she completed her Masters of Arts in Occupational Therapy from St. Catherine University. In 2018, she completed her Doctorate in Education at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences with a dissertation focus on clinical reasoning development of occupational and physical therapy students completing clinical or fieldworks in traditional and collaborative models. In 2019, she received her AOTA Board Certification in Physical Rehabilitation. Her research interests include clinical reasoning development, student preparedness for fieldwork, and occupational therapy advocacy and role with cardiopulmonary clientele. Her research and quality improvement projects have been presented at state and national conferences that are practice and education related. She is also a Senior Fellow in the Mayo Clinic Academy of Education Excellent and Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. She is also the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Acute Care Occupational Therapy (JACOT) founded in 2018.

Tamra Trenary, OTR/L, OTD, joined Mayo Clinic in 1998 as a staff therapist. She has worked as an occupational therapist in a variety of settings, including inpatient acute care, mental health, pain rehabilitation, industrial rehabilitation, and skilled nursing facilities. In 2007, she became the Clinical Education Coordinator for Level II fieldwork occupational therapy students in acute care at Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester, Saint Marys Campus. She has mentored over 150 students completing fieldwork rotations in the acute care setting. Tamra graduated in 1996 from the College of St. Scholastica with a Master of Arts degree in occupational therapy. In 2008, she graduated from the University of St. Augustine, Florida, with a Doctoral degree in occupational therapy and became Board Certified in Physical Rehabilitation by the AOTA (2008-2018). Tamra is a certified trainer for the AOTA Fieldwork Educators Certificate Workshop. She has served on multiple AOTA committees. Tamra has published and presented at state and national conferences on clinical education and the collaborative clinical education model. She is a Silver Level Certified Mayo Clinic Quality Fellow as well as a Fellow in the Mayo Academy of Education Excellence. Tamra is an Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.

Pat Glaess, OTR/L, BCPR, joined Mayo Clinic in 2010 as a staff therapist. She graduated from St. Catherine University.  She has worked in Adult Physical Disabilities in the acute care setting, outpatient setting, and home care settings including Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Center now Courage Kenny and Allina, Northfield Hospital and Clinic, and currently at Mayo Clinic at St. Mary Campus in Acute Care. In 2018, she received her AOTA Board Certification in Physical Rehabilitation. She has also obtained her AOTA Fieldwork Educators Certificate Workshop and a Silver Level Certified Mayo Clinic Quality Fellow.   She has worked in multiple roles as a therapist developing and implementing quality improvement projects and program evaluation in the acute care setting.  Pat was the Lead therapist while coordinating with the clinical educators at Mayo Clinic to develop and implement the Cognitive Tier guide for addressing cognition in acute care.   She now works as a staff therapist who continues to orient and mentor new therapists while also enjoying her role as a grandma.

Learning Objectives:
    1.    Describe occupational therapy’s role in acute care and addressing cognition.
    2.    Identify a practice model that supports occupational therapy role in acute care and cognition.
    3.    Apply the AOTA Practice Framework (4th edition) aspects of cognition that is applicable to evaluation efforts in acute and sub-acute settings.
    4.    Recall at least one cognitive screen or assessment that evaluates cognitive domains and performance to aid in determining level of risk and occupational performance for discharge planning
    5.    Recall at least one functional activity that formally assesses and/or rehabilitates cognition during an acute hospitalization.

Target Audience: ALL

Educational Level:  Introductory to Intermediate

AOTA Practice Area:  Health and Wellness (Rehabilitation)

CEUs: 1.5

Fees: $5/MOTA members,  $30 non-members


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