Apr 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog
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OTA 112 - Professional Skills for Healthcare Providers Lab

Credits: 2
Students demonstrate ability to apply strategies for learned communication with inter disciplinary team and patients with the use of proper medical terminology, and safe practice of infection control and blood borne pathogens guidelines. Implement strategies for time management and application of study skills. Demonstrates implementation of OT practice framework and introduction into task analyses.

Enrollment Requirement: Concurrent enrollment in OTA 111 ; and enrollment in OTA program.

Course Fee: $40.00

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate sound judgment in regard to safety of self and others and adhere to safety regulations throughout the occupational therapy process as appropriate to the setting and scope of practice. This must include the ability to assess and monitor vital signs (e.g., blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory status, and temperature) to ensure that the client is stable for intervention.
  2. Demonstrates ability to apply principals of communication used during patient care to include empathetic listening, effective listening skills and providing directions for tasks.
  3. Demonstrate activity analysis in areas of occupation, performance skills, performance patterns, context(s) and environments, and client factors to implement the intervention plan. 
  4. Therapeutic Use of Self: Demonstrate therapeutic use of self, including one’s personality, insights, perceptions, and judgments, as part of the therapeutic process in both individual and group interaction.
  5. Occupation-Based Interventions: Demonstrate ability to utilize clinical reasoning to facilitate occupation-based interventions that address client factors. This must include interventions focused on promotion, compensation, adaptation, and prevention. 
  6. Technology in Practice: Demonstrate knowledge of the use of technology in practice, which must include: 
    • Electronic documentation systems  
    • Virtual environments  
    • Telehealth technology 
  7. Principles of Interprofessional Team Dynamics: Demonstrate awareness of the principles of interprofessional team dynamics to perform effectively in different team roles to plan, deliver, and evaluate patient- and population-centered care as well as population health programs and policies that are safe, timely, efficient, effective, and equitable. 
  8. Apply components of the OTPF and show novice understanding of each component.
  9. Apply novice understanding of the Occupational Profile.
  10. Demonstrate knowledge of medical terms and abbreviations related to OT profession.
  11. Demonstrate a novice level of knowledge in understanding the need to communicate and refer to other health care professional for consultation and intervention.

Program Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate mastery of the occupational therapy foundational content requirements.
  2. Discuss the basic tenets of occupational therapy.
  3. Conduct and document a screening and evaluation process.
  4. Intervene and implement occupational therapy processes.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
  • Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning - Quantitative Reasoning encompasses abilities necessary for a student to become literate in today’s technological world. Quantitative reasoning begins with basic skills and extends to problem solving.
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.

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