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Senior Drivers

Course #: 03-625

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CE Credit Hours: 1.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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Course Description

TARGET AUDIENCE: Occupational Therapist & Assistants

PREREQUISITES: None

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Road safety has become a major public health concern and older drivers seem to be at higher risk of collision because of functional impairments.  This CEU course explores two prominent conditions, osteoarthritis and vision problems, that commonly impair driving in the senior population.  Medications that can influence the ability to drive safely, along with valid and reliable screening tools for driver capability are investigated. Lastly, the effects of exercise on driver safely is explored. 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  1. List and describe the visual changes that occur with aging which reduce driving performance.
  2. Identify which abilities are evaluated by the occupational therapist when performing a comprehensive driving evaluation.
  3. Recognize the role exercise has on improving visual attention.
  4. Differentiate between the types of assessments that can be performed by an occupational therapist to predict unsafe driving. 
1 Continuing Education Contact Hour
EDUCATIONAL LEVEL: Introductory

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