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Helene Smith-Gabai PhD, OTR/L, BCPR

Helene Smith-Gabai PhD Instructor Bio:
Helene Smith-Gabai is currently working as an assistant professor in a master’s level occupational therapy program at Brenau University. She earned her OTD in 2004 and her Ph.D. in 2016 at Nova Southeastern University. Her dissertation study was on the discharge planning practices of occupational therapists who practice in the acute care setting. She is also a co-editor and one of the authors of the textbook Occupational Therapy in Acute Care. She is an AOTA board certified in physical rehabilitation and is a board certification application reviewer. The bulk of her clinical experience has been in the acute care setting.

Helene Smith-Gabai PhD's Continuing Education Courses

Discharge Planning Part 1: Introduction to OT in Acute Care

Discharge Planning Part 1: Introduction to OT in Acute Care

This course sets the stage for understanding occupational therapy’s role in the acute care setting, and how discharge planning and recommendations have evolved as an essential part of a patient’s road to recovery and rehabilitation.… Read Morearrow_right

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Discharge Planning Part 2: Evaluation & Readmission Reduction

Discharge Planning Part 2: Evaluation & Readmission Reduction

This course describes the basic evaluation processes including formal and informal methods used in developing an OT plan of care and discharge recommendations. It also compares the different discharge planning approaches of experienced… Read Morearrow_right

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Discharge Planning Part 3: Understanding OTs Distinct Value

Discharge Planning Part 3: Understanding OTs Distinct Value

This course highlights OTs' unique value in the discharge planning process. Through CMS requirements and AOTA’s support, the OT should provide an essential focus on client-centered care that promotes optimal functioning in day-to-day… Read Morearrow_right

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