OT and Opioid Guidelines: Bridging Policy and Practice

OT and Opioid Guidelines: Bridging Policy and Practice

Self Paced Course
$15 | 1.5 Contact Hour, 0.15 CEUs

Educational level: Introductory

Category 1: Occupational Therapy Service Delivery

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You see the headlines. Maybe you even see or hear about how prescribing practices for opioids have changed. But have you thought about how all of this affects OT practice? Aspire OT wants you to feel prepared to tackle these important issues while staying within your scope of practice.

This course was created for occupational therapy assistants and occupational therapists.

This course uses the following instructional methods: recorded audio, visual aides (ie slides and videos), discussion board, transcription/closed captioning, guided note taking, and learning, and practice opportunities.

Content disclosure: This course does not exclusively focus on any specific product or service.

Presented by:
Niccole Rowe, BA, COTA/L
Kimberly Breeden, MS, OTR/L
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Learning objectives
After the course, the learner will be able to:
  • Recognize the difference between the treatment for opioid use disorder and the treatment for chronic pain

  • Identify three recommendations of the national guidelines for treating pain through prescribing opioids
  • Relate how at least two recommendations are relevant to occupational therapy practice

Aspire OT is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development.
Course approval ID# 01899
This Distance Learning-Interactive course is offered at 0.15 CEUs (Beginner level, OT Service Delivery area)

What People Are Saying

"I see many people who are being discharged from the hospital with prescriptions for these types of medications. I have never thought about educating patients or family members about these guidelines or assisting with any concerns they may have."
otA course participant
"This course gives in-depth evidence based research regarding the opioid crisis with a historical review of how it began and where it is in present day. There is a wealth of information."
Instructor bioS
Niccole Rowe, BA, COTA/L
Aspire OT Founding Partner

Niccole Rowe, BA, COTA/L found her way to occupational therapy through her first profession in television news producing. She is grateful one story lead to changing to such an amazing profession as occupational therapy. She is in her 8th year of clinical practice. She treated for 4.5 years at an outpatient occupational therapy pain program. 

Niccole is compensated as a Founding Partner of Aspire OT
Non Financial: 
Niccole serves as Founding Partners of Aspire OT, which has partnerships and affiliations as noted on the Partner and Affiliation sections of the Aspire OT website.
Niccole and Kimberly, together, developed an outpatient occupational therapy pain program. They have authored two continuing education articles on the subject of chronic pain and opioid guidelines. They have also served as contributing authors to an occupational therapy textbook on the subject of occupational therapy's role in pain management. They have traveled across the country serving as instructors for various courses on the subject of pain and non-pharmacological interventions for the treatment of pain.
Kimberly Breeden, MS, OTR/L
Aspire OT Founding Partner

Kimberly Breeden, MS, OTR/L has 25 years of experience working in occupational therapy in a variety of settings. She has an extensive background in clinical program development, leadership, administration and reimbursement. Kimberly served as clinical lead for an outpatient occupational therapy pain program for 5 years.

Financial: Kim is compensated as a Founding Partner of Aspire OT
Non Financial: Kim serves as Founding Partners of Aspire OT, which has partnerships and affiliations as noted on the Partner and Affiliation sections of the Aspire OT website.
Completion Requirements
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In order to receive the certificate of completion, participants must meet ALL of the following criteria:
  • Pay to register for course
  • View course videos in entirety
  • Pass the course exam with a score of 70% or greater
  • Complete the Post Course Evaluation
Please note that no credit or certificate will be issued unless all criteria is met.  Partial credit will not be issued.  
cancellation policy
Live Courses and Webinars
Learner cancellations: In the event that the learner requests to cancel or is unable to attend a course, a refund for the total paid for the course will be granted if Aspire OT is notified via email at info@aspireot.us within 10 business days prior to date of the scheduled course, minus a non-refundable registration fee of 25% of registration price.  If the learner provides notification of cancellation less then 10 business days prior to the scheduled course, the learner will be offered the opportunity to attend the same webinar on an alternate date or enrollment in the recorded on-demand version of that webinar, instead of a refund.  

No refunds will be issued after a course has been attended for more than 30 minutes.  Partial credit will not be issued.  

Provider cancellations: 
In the event of inclement weather or other event resulting in the inability for a live course to be provided within the scheduled time, learners will be offered an alternate date or a full refund for registration paid.
On-Demand web Courses 
Web courses will remain available to learners for 1 year. No refunds will be available for web courses that have been attended or viewed for greater than 30 minutes. In the event of a refund, the learner will be unenrolled in the course immediately upon issuance of a refund. No refunds will be issued for any course in which a certificate has been issued.  

Course Author

This course is being offered by Aspire OT.