Occupational therapy still has a long way to go compared to other disciplines. During a discharge planning meeting, I had a patient on my caseload who would have benefitted from home health occupational therapy services. I believe they were...
Key points from recent developments this year include: Apple is in talks with private Medicare plans about getting Apple Watches into the hands — or on the wrists — of millions of people over the age of 65. Apple...

What is in your OT pockets?

What is in your OT pockets? I love my scrub pockets. They are so useful. Sometimes I almost have more things in my pockets than some of our nurses! Scrub shirt Chest pocket: pen, post-it notes, alcohol prep wipes (for wiping sunglasses, clean-up...
Hide the cones, hide the rings, and all the preparatory things. AOTA had an interesting post about Cody LaRue, MS, OTR/L, who was inspired to institute a new practice called "Functional Fridays" at his facility in Petersburg, VA. “Our emphasis is...
Top 5 list of blogs that we recommend (and also follow ourselves) for all things Occupational Therapy. 1. AOTA's CommunOT Welcome to the American Occupational Therapy Association's blog! Get the latest information and news from AOTA staff here on AOTA's blog....
Effective 10/1/2019 Under PDPM OT Services daily rate for each patient will be determined at admission by their "categorization" and entered into the MDS (minimum data set) based on: Diagnosis, Primary reason for SNF admission, 4 total: Major...

Occupational Therapy Badge Reels

Shop Now Shop Now Shortage of Cool OT Stuff for Dudes When we googled "occupational therapy badge reel", we were disappointed with the lack of products for OT Dudes. This is not surprising as the occupational therapy profession is predominantly women. My...
"Ransomware forces 3 hospitals to turn away all but the most critical patients" Just yesterday, I experienced my first "technical" barrier to patient care when our chart system prevented us from documenting plan of care. It affected our hospital network...
3/3/20 Coronavirus Cases: 859,338 Deaths: 42,334 Recovered: 178,125 Social media has been spreading positive awareness, but also misinformation about the novel coronavirus. The general public has now become aware of the shortage of PPE for healthcare workers in the United States. There have been...
With telemedicine becoming more popular, medicare fraud targeting this new area has been on the rise. The caller said he was with Medicare. John Ernest didn’t believe him, said “no” to the brace and hung up. He didn’t give out...