5 Contact Hours

This course provides basic information to occupational and physical therapists to facilitate effective evaluation and treatment for hand conditions in the pediatric patient. This entry-level course is appropriate for occupational and physical therapists.

Audience: OT, COTA

Skill Level: Basic to Intermediate

Contact Hours: 5

The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA 

Teaching Methods: Course content includes text from, "Hand Function in the Child: Foundations for Remediation, 2nd ed. (2006)" written by Elke H. Kraus, PhD, BSc. Occ Ther., Dip Ad Ed, - Copyright 2006 Elsevier, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 

Criteria for Passing: Each learner must complete all learning activities/handouts and pass a final exam to receive credit.

Course Objectives:

By the end of this course, each learner will be able to:

1. Describe the three phases of wound healing.

2. Evaluate a child with a hand injury with greater competence.

3. Treat children who suffer traumatic hand injuries with greater competence including wrist fractures, digit fractures and dislocations, tendon injuries, and thermal hand injuries.

4. Treat children with congenital hand issues with greater competence including syndactlyly and radial hand club.

Here is the course outline:

1. Introduction

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2. Course Objectives - Pediatric Hand Therapy

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3. Coursework - Pediatric Hand Therapy

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4. Course Final and Survey - Pediatric Hand Therapy


The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

Certificate of Completion