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Micra Pacemaker Precautions – There’s a New Pacemaker in Town

The Old Pacemaker Precautions Old pacemaker precautions were usually not easy for patients to be compliant with. After their procedure, patients were expected to limit...

Best Pre-OT Undergraduate Degree Majors and FAQs

Background Choosing your major is a major decision. It can affect your job prospects and your future. Does this mean that if you study for...

OT School Acceptance Story – Jeff (OTDUDE)

This is the story behind Jeff's aka OTDUDE's acceptance as a Pre-OT student and his journey to becoming an occupational therapist. Profile OT Program: Dominican...

Top Silver Linings to Covid-19 Occupational Therapy

Background COVID-19. There have been many social media posts and articles on the silver linings of COVID-19 and its negative impacts. COVID-19 has had far-reaching...

Benefits for Occupational Therapist Workers Impacted by COVID-19

FFCRA for COVID-19 The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave or expanded...

Occupational Therapy New Grad California Labor Laws and FAQ – COVID-19 Update

  Some employers are offering Emergency Time Off (ETO) for COVID-19, which may even be retroactively provided. The specifics will depend on your employer and...

Occupational Therapy Exposure Risk to Diseases such as COVID-19

Background Are you are considering a career in healthcare with occupational therapy? You may be wondering about the exposure risks and hazards to diseases with...

Guide to Take Care of COVID-19 Patient in Home Quarantine

Your New Role: Caregiver As a caregiver, you have the responsibility of taking care of a family member, a friend, or patient with COVID-19. Follow...

Best Occupational Therapy Graduation Gifts for New Grads

Disclosure: I earn from qualifying purchases from referral links you use in this post. Curated list and gift ideas for occupational therapy graduates. Check out...

Occupational Therapy Hospital Bed Guide – Medical Necessity, Insurance, Costs

Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases from referral links you use in this post. Medicare Qualification for Hospital Bed The patient's...

Is Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) Technology or Robot OTs A Threat to Occupational Therapy Jobs?

Disclaimer: the predictions in this post are based on my opinion and are not all research-based or backed. History Many jobs that humans have performed have...

Drop Arm Commode and other Bathroom Toilet Shower DME Letter of Medical Necessity for Occupational Therapy

Drop Arm Commodes Drop arm commodes are much superior to standard 3-in-1 commodes. They allow the arm on each side to drop down to facilitate...

Occupational Therapy Sleep Hygiene: Choosing the Right Mattress Firmness & Other Tips for Back Pain

Introduction We all know how important sleep is to our health. We wrote a post on some tips to improve your sleep hygiene for a...

Highest 10 Occupational Therapist Salary by State

2020 Not yet available 2019 Top 10 Occupational Therapy Salary by State 1. Nevada $105,450 2. California $98,450 3. New Jersey $96,820 4. Arizona $95,180 5. Connecticut $92,770 6. Oregon $92,730 7. Virginia $91,970 8. Colorado $90,990 9. Alaska $90,340 10. New York $89,920 Top 5 Highest Occupational...

Occupational Therapy vs. Nursing – Career Comparison Table

Occupational Therapy Nursing Education Undergrad + 2.5 years Graduate 2 years Associate's Min. Degree Required Master's (Doctorate's by 2027) Associate (Trending to Bachelor's) Avg. Degree Held Master's Bachelor's Min. Tuition Cost $20,000+ $6,000+ Median Annual Salary (2019) $84,950 (OTR/L) $73,300...

Occupational Therapists: Family Planning? Expecting to be Pregnant? Consider Short-Term Disability Insurance

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored or affiliate post to sell you insurance. I am writing this post because I wish I knew about...

How to Get Occupational Therapy Shadowing Observation Hours: COVID Pandemic Update

To limit the spread of the coronavirus, many facilities are restricting visitors (including family members) from going to hospitals, schools, nursing facilities, private practices,...

Top 3 Occupational Therapy Schools in the San Francisco Bay Area (Northern California): Written By A San Francisco Native

Background Are you looking to apply for an Occupational Therapy program in the San Francisco Bay Area? If you are a California native, it would...

Joe Biden Highlights the Value of Occupational Therapy 2020

Background Think that occupational therapy is not recognized? Sure, many people do not know what occupational therapy is or what occupational therapists do. We are...

OTR/L – Occupational Therapy Professional Credentials Explained

Introduction What is OTR/L? Occupational Therapists use OTR/L in their professional credentials. About Trademarks Some designations are trademarked or generally only accepted to be used once met by...