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 family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. What is it? A federal act...
  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 local laws. At my work, for example, if you are a full-time you may be...
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 the recent pandemic of COVID-19. This post will outline the exposure risk in comparison with...
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 condition requires positioning of the body; e.g., to alleviate pain, promote good body alignment, prevent...
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 ease of transfer for squat pivot transfers and slide board transfers. You can't really do...
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 (RN) Median Hourly Salary (2019) $40.84 (OTR/L) $35.24 (RN) By Gender 83.9% Female 86.7% Female Job Outlook 18% growth 12% growth Burnout N/A (likely lower) High No. Jobs...
Background This post contains a list of topics to cover when providing wheelchair education to family and caregivers. This checklist is intended to be comprehensive and not every item applies to the client's specific situation. Warning As always, follow manufacturer's guidelines and...
Intended Audience General Public Older Adults Family members OT Practitioners OT Students Background According to the CDC, the average life expectancy in the United States is 78 years. Interestingly, the average life expectancy of other countries such in Canada and Europe...
Introduction This Youtube video shows how you can don (put on) a bra one-handed without any help or additional assistive device. This is a useful method for those with a shoulder injury or after a stroke and has limited use of...
Before the Stitches & Staples Come Out Educate on positioning in bed and sitting. No pillows under knees. Promote stretching in prone position if tolerable (no low back pain). Provide sitting support for wheelchair - residual limb supports. Educate...