Eupnea means to breathe air normally without trouble. Introduction Let’s talk pulse oximeters. Lately, these nifty little devices have gotten a lot of attention due to COVID-19. How do they work, are they accurate, and should you get one as an...
Occupational therapists should try to establish a baseline for vision upon admission whenever possible in acute care and acute rehab. OTs can use this battery of visual screens to quickly establish such as baseline to compare to at discharge....
Common hospital units for occupational therapists to work in with examples of conditions.  Occupational therapists may float to some or all of the units. Ideally, the OT would stay in one unit or on the same floor to minimize...
Cognition Poor attention, highly distractible Preoccupation for specific activities, repetitive actions Difficulty with teamwork Poor memory Difficulty with complex cognitive tasks Sequencing Imitation Generalizing concepts Symbolism Reading comprehension Executive function Language delay, verbal skills Sensory Stimuli Sensory-perceptual abilities Tactile defensiveness ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTc9cNiNBcs Some of you may remember the incident when Roy of Siegfried and Roy was mauled by one of the tigers. Did they really put a part of his skull in his stomach and why? Hours after Roy was attacked by...
Pseudobulbar affect. It goes by many names - emotional lability, emotional incontinence, involuntary emotional control disorder, and more. Is your patient really depressed or bipolar, or is there another root cause for this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1-8ZNiN9Ak Etiology Pseudobulbar affect typically affects patients with a...
Equipment & Supplies Wheelchair with necessary pieces (including anti-tippers) W/C arm trough Hemi-arm sling Drop-arm Commode Fall risk armband Grippy socks Eye-patching for diplopia Shower set-up and DME Sara Stedy Hoyer lift Splints Built-up utensils Theraputty Earplugs Diary (pain,...
Whether you’re just beginning your occupational therapy career or are a seasoned veteran, having your NPI number should be a priority. About NPI The National Provider Identifier (NPI) is a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Administrative Standard. An NPI...
Cognition Kettle Test Short-Blessed Test Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) Glasgow Coma Scale Saint Louis University Mental Status (SLUMS) ADLs AM-PAC 6 Clicks Continuity Assessment Record and Evaluation (CARE) Functional Independence Measure (FIM) Katz Index Modified Barthel...
Occupation Definition Update See our blog post on other changes and updates in the OTPF-4. OTPF-3 Occupation - Daily life activities in which people engage. Occupations occur in context and are influenced by the interplay among client factors, performance skills, and performance...