University of Southern California
University of Southern California
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Life Management Series | Lifestyle Redesign® for Weight Management, Diabetes and Related Co-morbid Conditions

Course Description

This distance-learning/online course (6 hours) provides you with the knowledge and tools to implement an occupational therapy intervention for the prevention and/or management of overweight/obesity, bariatric surgery, diabetes/pre-diabetes, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia and other related diagnoses. This course provides detailed intervention materials and case studies to use in conjunction with the Introduction to Lifestyle Redesign® methodology course.

The Introduction to Lifestyle Redesign® course is a prerequisite to the other courses in the Life Management Series, and must be completed first.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Design occupational therapy interventions for patients with overweight/obesity, bariatric surgery, diabetes/pre-diabetes, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia and other related diagnoses;
  • Define the role of occupation in a weight loss/behavior modification intervention;
  • Explain the following topics and integrate this knowledge into treatment: how macronutrients impact blood sugar management, how the timing, quality and quantity of food choices impact overweight/obesity, and how self-care behaviors influence the management of the chronic diseases listed above;
  • Utilize treatment activities and ideas given in the course for these populations;
  • Analyze relevant documentation, billing and reimbursement issues when treating obesity and related diagnoses;
  • Discuss best practice for interdisciplinary work with these patient populations.

Program Content

  • Occupation-centered interventions forweight loss and related conditions
  • Interfacing with other health professions when treating patients with these diagnoses
  • Evidence-based knowledge component necessary for successful intervention such as:
    • Daily rhythms and routines that promote healthy weight and prevent/mitigate associated chronic conditions
    • Engagement in meaningful activity as strategy to increase engagement in health behaviors and to prevent overeating
    • Stress, sleep and routine and their impact on weight management
    • The role of carbohydrates in blood sugar management and weight loss
    • The role of fats and how they impact cholesterol and risk for heart disease
    • Physical activity and how it impacts weight loss and diabetes
  • Case studies of OT interventions for obesity, diabetes, hypertension, bariatric surgery, behavioral health co-morbidities, weight gain secondary to stress and anxiety
  • Billing and reimbursement

About the Presenter

Chantelle Rice Collins, OTD, OTR/L, CDE

Chantelle Rice Collins, OTD, OTR/L, CDE is the director of the USC Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice, the USC Chan Division’s private clinic where occupational therapists deliver lifestyle-based interventions to patients with a variety of medical diagnoses and conditions. A Certified Diabetes Educator®, she works predominantly with Lifestyle Redesign® Weight Management and Diabetes Management clients while also managing the practice’s administrative operations. Dr. Rice Collins received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in occupational therapy from USC in 2008, and earned her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy degree from USC in 2009.

Fees

Course Regular AOTA members and USC Chan alumni
Lifestyle Redesign® for Weight Management, Diabetes and Related Co-morbid Conditions $180 $162

General Course Information

Audience. This course is designed for OTs, OTAs, and others as an introductory level course; however, all levels of experience are welcome as are all areas of practice.

Take the course on your own time! Participants have 7 days to complete a course once receiving access.

CEU Credit. Participants must complete a post test and course evaluation in order to receive a certificate of completion. Certificates are sent after the course materials are returned. Participants not fulfilling these requirements will not receive a certificate. Keep a copy of the brochure and certificate for your records.

System Requirements. Online courses are presented online using Mediasite technology. To be able to view the course, you’ll need to use a computer that meets certain requirements. You can test whether your computer meets the Mediasite viewing requirements at the Mediasite website.

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