instructor: Sherrilene Classen, PhD, MPH, OTR/L, FAOTA
How do occupational therapy practitioners who are not specialized in driving assessment and intervention determine if a client needs a driving evaluation? This presentation provides an overview of crash related statistics pertaining to adolescents, adults, and older adults, and a focus on the driving performance skills important for safe driving. It then presents ways for the generalist practitioner to identify at-risk drivers by utilizing screening tests already being used in the clinic. In so doing the generalist may intervene to improve the basic performance skills or to make appropriate referrals.
Category 1: Areas of Occupation - IADLs
Category 2: Evaluation
Occupational therapy practitioners, driving specialists, and other health care professionals who serve potential at-risk clients of any age.
Upon successful completion of a multiple choice post-test, provision of a brief course evaluation and payment for this course, the participant will be awarded 0.1 AOTA CEU (1 Contact Hour for State of Florida Occupational Therapy practitioners). The University of Florida will send a Certificate of Completion (PDF) via email upon successful completion. Florida therapists may enter their own contact hour into the Florida CEBroker database at no charge.
Upon completion of this course (part 1 of a 2 part series), learners will be able to:
- Discuss the impact driving-related crashes have on the health of major US and global populations.
- Cite the major crash risk factors for teenagers.
- Describe the complex interactions of the person, vehicle, and environment involved in driving.
- Identify the major driving performance errors.
- Clinically identify "red flags" that indicate increased client risk for decreased driving performance, including medical conditions and medications.
- Use basic screening tests to identify at-risk drivers.
- Determine whether to intervene to improve basic performance skills or refer to appropriate professionals in order to provide the best care for the client.
Basic. Course content is appropriate for professionals seeking a sound, evidence-based knowledge of the topic with a focus on clinical application.
The learner will view a streaming video presentation, reference PowerPoint® slides, and take a multiple choice post-test.