Helene L. Lohman, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Helene L. Lohman, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Helene L. Lohman, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Professor
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Occupational Therapy

Position

  • Professor

Biography

Dr. Lohman earned her B.S. degree in occupational therapy from Colorado State University, her M.A. degree in Health Education with a graduate certificate in gerontology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and her doctor of occupational therapy degree from Creighton University at Omaha, Nebraska. She is a tenured Full Professor in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions at Creighton University and has been teaching for over 20 years. Prior to entering education she had several years working in the following areas: outpatient hands, acute care, skilled nursing facilities, adult day care, hospice, home health hospice and mental health. Currently she teaches Occupational therapy with Older Adults, Upper Extremity Evaluation and Intervention, and Disability and Health Care Policy both with on-campus course and distance graduate students. Dr. Lohman, has published extensively including three textbooks each with several editions that are used in occupational therapy programs throughout the country and internationally. These books include: Heath care services: Policy and systems for therapists, Introduction to orthotics: A problem solving and clinical reasoning approach and Occupational therapy with elders: Strategies for the COTA.  Dr. Lohman published numerous articles and presented several times at an international, national, state/regional levels. Dr. Lohman has national involvement with the accrediting body ACOTE and and was past secretary for the national honor society, Pi Theta.   She was on the state quality assurance board for Medicare-CIMRO.

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • Coppard, B.M., & Lohman, H. Introduction to orthotics: A clinical reasoning & problem-solving approach. St. Louis, Elsevier/Mosby, 4th Ed. , 2015
  • Sandstrom, R.W., Lohman, H., & Bramble, J.D. Heath services: Policy and systems for therapists. New Jersey: Upper Saddle River., Pearson Education, 3rd Ed. , 2013
  • Padilla, R.L, Byers-Connon, S., & Lohman, H. Occupational therapy with elders: Strategies for the COTA . St. Louis. (Authorship order switched with the 2011 edition), Elsevier/Mosby, 3rd Ed., 2011

Articles

  • Lohman, H., & Scheirton, L.S. Clinical reasoning for splint fabrication. In B.M. Coppard & H. Lohman (Eds.), Introduction to orthotics: A clinical reasoning & problem-solving approach. St. Louis: Mosby-Elsevier., Elsevier/Mosby, 4th Ed. , 94-118, 2015
  • Lohman, H. (2015). Orthoses for the wrist. In B.M. Coppard & H. Lohman (Eds.), Introduction to orthotics: A clinical reasoning & problem-solving approach. St. Louis: Mosby-Elsevier., Elsevier/Mosby, 4th Ed, 118-159, 2015
  • Lohman, H. (2015). Thumb immobilization orthoses. In B.M. Coppard & H. Lohman (Eds.), Introduction to orthotics: A clinical reasoning & problem-solving approach (4th ed., pp. 159-195). St. Louis: Mosby-Elsevier., Elsevier/Mosby, 159-195, 2015
  • Lohman, H., & Coppard, B.M. (2015). Orthotic Intervention for nerve injuries. In B.M. Coppard & H. Lohman (Eds.), Introduction to orthotics: A clinical reasoning & problem-solving approach (3rd ed., pp. 269-293). St. Louis: Mosby-Elsevier., Elsevier/Mosby, 269-293, 2015
  • Riley, M. A., & Lohman, H. Orthotic intervention for older adults. In B.M. Coppard & H. Lohman (Eds.), Introduction to orthotics: A clinical reasoning & problem-solving approach. St. Louis, Elsevier/Mosby, 3rd Ed. , 346-366, 2015
  • Needham, C., Luetkemeyer, L., Mu, K., and Lohman, H. Ethical and legal aspects of occupational therapy practice with older adults. In Occupational Therapy with Aging Adults: Promoting Quality of Life through Collaborative Practice Occupation. St. Louis, Elsevier/Mosby, 2015
  • Lohman, H.. Payment for Services in the United States. In B. A. Boyt-Schell, G. Gillen & M. Scaffa Willlard & Spackman's Occupational Therapy, Philadelphia., Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 12th Ed, 1051-1067, 2014
  • Mu, Keli, Lohman, Helene, Scheirton, Linda, S., Cochran, Teresa, M., Coppard, Brenda M., Kokesh, Stephanie, R. Improving Client Safety: Strategies to Prevent and Reduce Practice Errors in Occupational Therapy, American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 65, e69-e76, 2011
  • Bracciano, A., Lohman, H., Coppard, B. M., Bradberry, J. C., Easley, C. Development of a hybrid distance occupational therapy program in Alaska, Journal of Allied Health, 40, 90-95, 2011
  • Lohman, H., & Spergel, E. Aging trends and concepts. In R. L. Padilla, S. Byers-Connon, & H. Lohman (Eds.), Occupational therapy with elders: Strategies for the COTA, St. Louis, Elsevier/Mosby, 3rd Ed, 3-18, 2011
  • Lohman, H. The regulation of public policy. In R. L. Padilla, S. Byers-Connon, & H. Lohman (Eds.), Occupational therapy with elders: Strategies for the COTA, St. Louis., Elsevier/Mosby, 3rd Ed. , 152-164, 2011
  • Lohman, H. & David Plutschack. Addressing sexuality of elders. In R. L. Padilla, S. Byers-Connon, & H. Lohman (Eds.), Occupational therapy with elders: Strategies for the COTA St. Louis, Elsevier/Mosby, 3rd Ed. , 152-164, 2011
  • Bracciano, A., Lohman, H., Coppard, B., Bradberry, J. C., Easley, C. Development of a Web Based Occupational Therapy Program in Alaska., Journal of Allied Health, 2, 90-95, 2011
  • Mu K., Lohman H., Scheirton L., Cochran T., Coppard B., Kokesh S. Improving client safety: Strategies to prevent and reduce practice errors in occupational therapy., American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 65(6), 69-76, 2011
  • Cochran, T. M., Mu, K., Lohman, H., Scheirton, L. S. Physical therapists' perspectives on practice errors in geriatric, neurologic, or orthopedic clinical settings, Physiotherapy theory and practice, 25, 1-13, 2009
  • Furze, J., Lohman, H., Mu, K. Impact of an interprofessional community-based educational experience on students' perceptions of other health professions and older adults, Journal of Allied Health, 37, 71-77, 2008
  • Lohman, H., Scheirton, L., Mu, K., Cochran, T., Kunzweiler, J. Preventing practice errors and improving patient safety: an examination of case studies reflecting common errors in occupational therapy practice, Journal of Allied Health, 37, 242-247, 2008
  • Mu, K. L., Lohman, H., Scheirton, L. Occupational therapy practice errors in physical rehabilitation and geriatrics settings: A national survey study, American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 60, 288-297, 2006
  • Mu, K., Lohman, H., Scheirton, L. To err is human! Common practice errors and preventive strategies in occupational therapy, OT Practice, 10, 13-16> 17||13-16> 17, 2005
  • Griffiths, Y., Coppard, B., Lohman, H. From pedestal to possibility: Learning scholarly writing using a unique course assignment, Journal of Allied Health, 34, 97-100, 2005
  • Lohman, H. Critical analysis of a public policy: An occupational therapist's experience with the Patient Bill of Rights, American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 57, 468-472, 2003
  • Lohman, H. The issue is. Critical analysis of a public policy: an occupational therapist's experience with the Patient Bill of Rights, American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 57, 468-472, 2003
  • Lohman, H., Royeen, C. Posttraumatic stress disorder and traumatic hand injuries: A neuro-occupational view, American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 56, 527-537, 2002
  • Lohman, H. Perspectives. Becoming involved with advocacy, OT Practice, 7, 35-36, 2002
  • Lohman, H., Aitken, M. J. Occupational therapy students' attitudes toward service learning, Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 20, 155-164, 2002

Publications

  • COTA Test Writing Project for Dynamic WordWorks, Inc. (Authored several sections of questions., Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice, 2014
  • Jensen, L., Lohman, H., Thinnes, A., & Lyons, W. (2015). An occupational therapist's role in assessment. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education. Available from http://www.pogoe.org/productid/21749., Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice, 2014
  • Web Based Resources for Chapters 4, 12, & 7 of Sandstrom, R.W., Lohman, H., & Bramble, J.D. (2014). Heath services: Policy and systems for therapists. New Jersey: Upper Saddle River: Pearson Education. (Powerpoints, test bank and other resources), Pearson Education, 3rd Ed. , 2013
  • Web Based Materials accompany Chapter 71 in Lohman, H. (2014). Payment for Services in the United States. In B. A. Boyt-Schell, G. Gillen & M. Scaffa Willlard & Spackman's Occupational Therapy., Pearson Education, 12th Ed., 2013
  • Kringle, E.,& Lohman, H. Bridging the Gap between Academia and Practice with Evidence-Based-Practice (EBP), Scroll & Pen for Pi Theta Epsilon, 23, 3. Retrieved from http://www.aotf.org/Portals/0/documents/PTE/ScrollandPen/2011%20Fall%20PTE%20Scroll%20and%20Pen.pdf, Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice, 2011
  • Lohman, H. Interview with Diana Ramsay: Thoughts on Leadership. Scroll & Pen AOTF(Winter 2010), 1. http://www.aotf.org/Portals/0/documents/PTE/ScrollandPen/PTEScrollandPen-Winter2010.pdf, Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice, 2010

Presentations

  • Lohman, H., & Korbin, A. (April 16, 2015). Keys to Addressing Older Adult Sexuality in Occupational Therapy Intervention. Short course presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Nashville, TN., 2015
  • Lohman, H. & Korbin, A. (April 4, 2014). Exploring the amount and depth of teaching the activity of daily living (ADL) of sexuality in occupational therapy professional education. Poster presentation at the American Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Baltimore MD., 2015
  • Mu, K., Scheirton, L., & Lohman, H. (2014, June). Occupational Therapists’ Perspectives on Practice Errors. World Federation of Occupational Therapists Annual Congress. Yomohoko, Japan., 2014
  • Lohman, H. (April 3, 2014). The Alpha Iota chapter of Creighton University. Invited presentation for the national Pi Theta Meeting, Baltimore, MD., 2014
  • Riley, M. & Lohman H. (April 27, 2013). Occupation-based orthotic provision with older adults. Short course presentation at the American occupational Therapy Conference, San Diego, CA, 2013
  • Nelson,K., Krusemark, C.I., Poutre,B., Lohman, H., Bautista, V., VerMaas-Lee, J. (January, 24, 2013 ) Best practices in using Electronic Health Records for Occupational and Physical Therapy students. Podium presentation at the CSM American Physical Therapy Association, San Diego, CA. Presenter: Kelly Nelson., 2013
  • Krusemark, C., Lohman, H., & Poutre E. , (2013). Best practice in using electronic health records for occupational therapy education and practice: A web-based instructional program. Technonlogy presentation at the the American occupational Therapy Conference, San Diego, CA. Presenter: Helene Lohman, 2013
  • Scheirton, L. & Lohman, H.. (2012, November). Introduction to medical errors. Presentation for the Clarion Team, Creighton University., 2012
  • Keli Mu, K., Lohman, H. & Scheriton, L. (2012, April 29th ) Client Safety: What Can We Do To Reduce or Prevent Practice Errors in OT Practice? 3 hour Workshop at the American Occupational Therapy Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana., 2012
  • Bracciano, A.G., Coppard, B., Lohman, H. & Jensen, L. (2012, April 26) PO 2045, Institutional Collaboration in Entry-Level Education: A Model for Program Development, Poster Presentation at the American Occupational Therapy Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana., 2012
  • Scheirton, L. & Lohman, H.. (2011, November). Introduction to medical errors. Presentation for the Clarion Team, Creighton University., 2011
  • Generational learning styles, panel presenter (October, 24, 2011), 2011
  • VerMass-Lee, J., Krusemark, C., Nelson, K., & Lohman H. (September, 20, 2011). Interprofessional seminar series: Cyberpace/Electronic documentation for the PT and OT, 2011
  • Lohman, H. Mu, K., Coppard, C. Scheirton, L., (2011, April 15th). Strategies Used by Occupational Therapists in Physical Rehabilitation and Geriatric Practice to Prevent and/or Reduce Practice Errors: A Qualitative Study. Research presentations. American Occupational Therapy Conference, Philadelpha, PA., 2011
  • Lohman, H. (2010, November 19). Introduction to OT and Geriatric Practice. M3 Dimensions of Clinical Medicine, Medical School Creighton University., 2010
  • Scheirton, L. & Lohman, H.. (2010, November). Introduction to medical errors. Presentation for the Clarion Team, Creighton University., 2010
  • Lohman, H. CIMRO Report. Presented to the AARP state board. June, 9, 2010., 2010
  • Lohman, H., Mu, K. Scheirton, L., & Cochran, T. (2010, May 7). Improving patient safety in occupational therapy practice: Education for occupational therapy. (WFOT) Congress, Santiago, Chill, Presenting consultant: Jacqueline Thrash, OTR/L., 2010
  • Griffiths, Y., & Lohman, H. (2010, May 1st ). Bridging the generational divide: strategies for different generations working and learning together. Poster presentation at the American Occupational Therapy Conference, Orlando, Florida., 2010
  • Lohman, H. (2010, April 16). Health Care Reform, Pre-Medical Society, Perspectives on Health Reform., 2010
  • Mu, K., Cochran, T. M., Lohman, H., Scheirton, L.,(2010, April) St Albert's Day, Creighton, Creighton, "Physical Therapists' Perspectives on Practice Errors", Academic, Local, 2010
  • Mu, K., Lohman, H., Scheirton, L., Cochran, T. M., St Alberts' Day, (2010, April) Creighton University, Creighton University, "Preventing Practice Errors in Occupational Therapy", Academic, Local., 2010

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Hand orthotics, health care public policy, geriatric practice

Current Research Projects

  • Health CAre Public Policy and Radial Nerve Orthoses

Awards and Honors

  • Educator of the Year (2015), Entry Level OTD Program, 2015
  • Service Commendation - AOTA, AOTA, 2014
  • Fellow - American Occupational Therapy Association, American Occupational Therapy Association, 2013
  • Educator of the Year (2012), Entry Level OTD Program, 2012
  • Recognized - Eileen B. Lieben Center for Women, Eileen B. Lieben Center for Women , 2011