Hand & Upper Extremity Essentials 2.0(P): Interventions for Specific Diagnostic Populations


Course Description

This interactive course is designed to provide the novice hand therapist to the more experienced hand therapist knowledge about the anatomical structures affected by, the pathological processes involved, and management of traumatic hand injuries including

  • selection of prosthetics;
  • knowledge of rehabilitation of upper extremity fractures;
  • knowledge about the evaluation and treatment of burns of the upper extremity;
  • understanding the wound healing process; and
  • evaluation of wounds and wound care.
Note to Learners:
The Hand and Upper Extremity 2.0 series offers essential information with relevance to OT practitioners who desire specialized knowledge and skills to maximize functional independence in persons with UE pathology. These courses provide foundational disease process information and occupational therapy intervention strategies with practical clinical application. The course content describes specific areas of dysfunction that the OT practitioner uses to develop a client-centered plan derived from each patient’s unique occupational needs.

Teaching methods for this course include course content delivered in text format, animation, graphics, and live web links. To pass the course learners must successfully complete the final exam at the end of the course with a minimum passing score of 80%.

Learning Objectives

By end of course, learner will be able to:
  • Identify 3 of 6 general levels of upper extremity amputation
  • Define the 4 general classifications of prosthetics
  • Define 3 phases of fracture healing
  • Identify 1 appropriate therapeutic intervention for wrist, and hand fractures
  • Identify 3 types of burns classified by depth of injury
  • Identify 3 phases of wound healing that influence therapeutic management of wounds
  • Identify 3 types of wound closure influencing therapeutic management of wounds
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