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Improving Critical Thinking and Clinical Reasoning - OT168

Improving Critical Thinking and Clinical Reasoning

by Rosalinda Alfaro-LeFevre, RN, MSN, ANEF
OT168
(4.2 / 843 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Occupational Therapy (0.10 AOTA CEU)

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Summary:

Having sound critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills makes the difference between keeping patients safe and putting them in harm’s way. This module addresses the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for critical thinking and clinical reasoning. It reviews results from key studies and gives strategies for developing the thinking skills needed to function as a 21st century healthcare professional.

Objectives:

The goal of this continuing education program is to help nurses, dietitians, dietary managers, health educators, laboratory professionals, occupational therapists, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and social workers improve their critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe critical thinking and clinical reasoning in the context of your practice
  • Identify characteristics and skills that demonstrate critical thinking
  • Use specific strategies to improve your critical thinking and clinical reasoning abilities
Content Level: Intermediate
 
Content Focus
OT Process: Evaluation
OT Process: Intervention
Professional Issues: OT education
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, dietitians, dietary managers, health educators, laboratory professionals, occupational therapists, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and social workers.
 
Occupational therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at lms.nurse.com and search for this topic title.
 
ContinuingEducation.com is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association.
 
ContinuingEducation.com is also accredited by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (provider # FBN 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 9/29/2008
Date of Most Recent Review: 9/16/2013
Course Termination/Update Date: 9/16/2016

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. ContinuingEducation.com guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

This course completion will be electronically reported to CE Broker as required per Florida Statute 456.025(7). Click here to view your CE Broker transcript and check the status of your CE requirements with a FREE 7-day CE Broker trial subscription. It may take up to 24 hours for the course to appear on your CE Broker transcript.

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Kristi W - Sioux Falls, SD  ·  Dec 14, 2014
I currently don't practice in the OT world, but do manage a large team in the Clinical Informatics arena with our electronic health record and feel this information is very benficial to that as well ~ definitely need to be thinking critically. Thank you
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Lebita S - Beltsville , MD  ·  Dec 03, 2014
I recommend to this course to improve critical thinking and reasoning
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Samantha H - Pittsburgh, PA  ·  Oct 21, 2014
This course does a good job providing a description of something that is abstract and difficult to describe. It also helped me to feel better about my critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills as a new grad.
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Audra L - Austin, TX  ·  Sep 26, 2014
It assists in helping to develop insight into expanding your critical thinking and the various parts that make up our critical skills.
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Brandi A - Staunton, VA  ·  Sep 07, 2014
Educational and informative.
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