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Activities of Daily Living (ADLs): Assessment & Intervention in the Clinic & at Home
Activities of Daily Living (ADLs): Assessment & Intervention in the Clinic & at Home

Where:   MEDFORD, OR

When:  Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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ADLs—The Building Blocks to Patient Recovery and Rehabilitation

When assessing and treating various patient diagnoses, one common denominator exists—activities of daily living. What brings the patient to your clinic is the inability to function as they did before their illness or injury. The rehabilitation professional must parlay his/her understanding of the diagnosis and how it affects activities of daily living into a treatment plan, so that the patient's functional independence can be restored. When therapists and nurses communicate in functional terms with physicians, case managers, and third party payers, they are able to show patient progress in functional and simple language that is applicable to professionals and laypersons alike. Relating the patient diagnosis to affected ADLs not only helps the health care team better understand the treatment plan, it justifies the need for multidisciplinary intervention.

This dynamic, 1-day seminar will provide participants with a working knowledge of how ADLs are weaved into the patient's therapeutic intervention. You will learn to use ADLs as a treatment modality and to view daily occupations, self-care skills, and leisure interests as important building blocks to patient recovery and rehabilitation. This course will examine the full spectrum of patient care from geriatric populations in skilled nursing facilities and adult living facilities to pediatric settings. You will discuss treatment plans, explore ideas, and evaluate interventions through case studies. Attendees will leave the seminar better equipped to incorporate ADLs into therapeutic goals and treatment plans and to document each case effectively. 

  • Apply a functional knowledge of ADLs and Instrumental ADLs to treat patients with varying diagnoses
  • Identify evaluation and treatment strategies for ADLs within neuromotor, cardio/pulmonary, and orthopedic rehabilitation
  • Recognize the need for proper feeding techniques for patients experiencing respiratory dysfunction
  • Discuss pediatric, adult, and geriatric considerations in the performance of daily living skills
  • Utilize assessment tools to help identify areas of the patient's environment that are potentially unsafe
  • Describe the impact of decreased mobility on performing self-care skills and functioning within specific areas of the home
  • Break down daily activities into components to help patients identify problem areas
  • Determine how to use adaptive equipment in the clinic and at home to improve ADL performance
  • Justify therapeutic interventions to other members of the health care team and third-party payers through proper documentation

  • Occupational Therapists

  • Occupational Therapy Assistants

  • Physical Therapists

  • Physical Therapist Assistants

  • Social Workers

  • Registered Nurses

  • Licensed Practical Nurses

  • Certified Nurse Assistants


JOSE R. RAFOLS, OTD, MHSA, OTR/L, is a licensed occupational therapist with more than 28 years of experience in clinical orthopedics and 18 years of experience in upper extremity rehabilitation, hand–injuries, diabetic foot and wound care, neurological injuries, traumatic brain injury (TBI), geriatrics, and adult rehabilitation. He is president and owner of Therapeutic Home–Bound Services Corporation (THS–Corp), which provides tailored and personalized private occupational therapy services for South Florida.

Dr. Rafols retired from the U.S. Army Specialty Corps in February 2012 after serving more than 27 years of combined active and reserve duty in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Army. Dr. Rafols has held the positions of Executive Officer 7217th MSU, Company Commander 324th VSH, and Chief and Assistant Chief of the Occupational Therapy Department at Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, GA. In 2011, Dr. Rafols returned from a 12–month combat deployment with the 101st Airborne Division's 3rd & 4th Brigade Combat Teams (BCTs) to Paktika Providence in Eastern Afghanistan. There he worked to set up and provide clinical rehabilitation for soldiers with post–blast injuries, ranging from mild–traumatic brain injury (TBI) to polytrauma.

Dr. Rafols is a seasoned instructor, having presented master's level instruction in the occupational therapy program at Florida International University in Miami, Barry University, and the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, as well as numerous international, national, and regional conferences. In addition, he is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Florida Occupational Therapy Association, Association of Caribbean Occupational Therapists, Reserve Officers Association, and American Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS); and writes for publications such as NEWS–Line for Occupational Therapists and COTAs and OT Practice. Dr. Rafols assumed a new position in July 2012 at South University, West Palm Beach, Florida, as the program director of a blinded Occupational Therapy Doctorate. His interests include growing tropical fruit in a small farm located in southwest Miami–Dade County and partnering with NGOs to empower underserved countries with clinical education and hands–on intervention.

Vyne Education, LLC. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This course is offered for 6 contact hours.

Nurses: California
Vyne Education, LLC. is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 16668, for 7.2 contact hours. Full attendance is required to receive credit, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded.

Nurses: Florida
Vyne Education, LLC. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing, provider #50-466. This course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.

Nurses: Iowa
Vyne Education, LLC. is an approved provider with the Iowa Board Of Nursing, approved provider #328. This course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.

Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants
Vyne Education, LLC. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. This course is offered for 0.6 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA Educational level Introductory, Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: California: The Physical Therapy Board of California recognizes California Education Connection as an Approval Agency to Approve Providers of Continuing Competency Courses in California for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants. This course is approved for 6 CEs/Contact Hours (CEC-754).

Social Workers
Vyne Education, LLC. provider #1005, "formerly Cross Country Education" is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program (an approved provider since 1999, approved period 1/27/2018-1/27/2021). Vyne Education, LLC. maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers will receive 6 Clinical continuing education clock hours for participating in this course. Licensed social workers should contact their individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. Visit ASWB's website at for more information. This educational offering is at the Intermediate level for social workers.

Other Professions
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"I learned a lot more than I thought I would. Especially with treatment tools and documentation."
Lana Pickering, PTA

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