3 Contact Hours
This entry-level course for occupational therapists and assistants explores three common traumatic injuries of children, specifically, burns, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), and limb amputations. Except for congenital amputations, also known as limb deficiencies, these conditions have sudden onset and require emergency medical intervention and may be seen together as multitraumatic injuries. The impact of these conditions is life long, influencing engagement in occupations and participation. Understanding the presentation and course of these conditions allows for more informed and effective intervention. This course reviews each injury and provides intervention strategies for occupational therapists to improve functional outcomes in children living with multitraumatic injuries.

Audience: OT, COTA

Skill Level: Entry-level

Contact Hours: 3

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, "Kids Can Be Kids: A Childhood Occupations Approach (2012)" Edited by Shelly J. Lane, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA and Anita C. Bundy, ScD, OTR, FAOTA.  Copyright 2012 FA Davis.  All Rights Reserved. Used with Permission.

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. List the nature and causes of the following three traumatic injuries of children: burns, traumatic brain injuries, and limb amputations.

2. Describe principles of occupational therapy assessment and intervention for children with burns, traumatic brain injuries, and limb amputations.

3. Clasify burns by depth and extent.

4. Clasify traumatic brain injuries using the Rancho Levels of Cognitive Functioning.


Here is the course outline:

1. Introduction

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2. Course Objectives - Multitraumatic Injuries: From Emergency to Rehabilitation

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3. Coursework - Multitraumatic Injuries: From Emergency to Rehabilitation

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4. Course Final and Survey - Multitraumatic Injuries: From Emergency to Rehabilitation


The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

Certificate of Completion