Heimlich maneuver in the Early Intervention Population
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Course intent: To provide occupational therapists with the clinical background to understand the clinically relevant issues regarding proper administration of the Heimlich Maneuver, – by virtue of their front-line entry access into home of very young children – educate, and help prevent occurrence/recurrence by virtue of their role as an early intervention provider providing occupational in the home.
Relevance to speech language pathology, occupational & physical therapy: Occupational therapists in the early intervention setting are on the front line of treating children with who may be at risk for choking due to treatment of dysphagia when visiting the home in the early intervention setting. Of particular importance is: children with dysphagia in which the occupational therapist or speech therapist is providing feeding therapy. Course is appropriate for all early intervention providers.
Provider will be able to: fulfill their State obligatory imperative, based upon State Early Intervention regulations, that all early intervention providers be actively involved in a preventative manner, and be ready to react – performance of the Heimlich maneuver - in a life-saving manner with respect to the child’s health and safety
Provider will be able to: Identify time-bound window of opportunity to perform Heimlich on an infant or toddler so that the early intervention provider can ‘buy-time’ until the arrival of professional emergency personnel
Provider will be able to: recognize the signs and symptoms of choking, and how best to prevent choking via parental education
Provider will be familiar with comprehensive application of the technique gained via video, reading, and examination materiel so as to competently perform Heimlich maneuver for a needy infant or toddler.
Provider will be able to: initiate and perform the Heimlich maneuver life-saving action on babies and toddlers as well as newborns upon successful completion of this course.
Provider will be able to: Identify the legal obligation – based upon the State practice acts of each State defining a professional obligation to be educated with respect to performing the Heimlich maneuver - by early intervention speech therapy providers for children entrusted to their professional care
AOTA Classification Codes: Category 3: Professional Issues; Legal, Legislative, Regulatory & Reimbursement Issues; Federal & State regulatory Statutes [as related to legal obligation & Good Samaritan laws]; Licensure & Practice Issues [as related to legal obligation & Good Samaritan Laws]; Contemporary Issues and Trends; Ethics; Professional Development and Continuing Competence
Target level: all levels, all practice areas
Prerequisites: None; beginner
Speech Language Pathology
Target Audience: Speech Language Pathologists, Speech teachers and Audiologists, OT, COTA, PT, PTA, SW, SI/SE
Course Level: Various
Course Content: Related 7060 Patient/Client Safety and Prevention of Medical Errors
AOTA Classification Codes:
Category 3: Related
Legal, Legislative, Regulatory & Reimbursement Issues
Federal & State regulatory Statutes [as related to legal obligation & Good Samaritan laws]
Licensure & Practice Issues [as related to legal obligation & Good Samaritan Laws]
Contemporary Issues and Trends
Professional Development and Continuing Competence
Target level: all levels, all practice areas - beginner