Presenter : Nathalie Veillette erg. Ph.D.
Seniors in the emergency department (ED) represent a unique clientele; it is important that they benefit from assessments tailored to their specific situation in order to facilitate both referrals and the planning of health services on discharge for the emergency department. Such assessments performed in emergency departments lead to interventions that have positive impacts on daily activities and level of satisfaction with care, as well as reduce the number of repeat visits to the ED.
OTs interested in developing their assessment skills for the ED will be invited to share professional experiences with other OTs. This continuing education activity will provide them with the basic knowledge related to the assessment of functional status in the emergency.
The proposed workshop will take place through a combination of lectures, group discussions and activities for the integration of knowledge.
- Become more familiar with the professional practice of occupational therapy in emergency departments;
- Make learning needed to use a new tool for OTs working in the ED: the Functional Status Assessment of Seniors in the Emergency Department (FSAS-ED).