Background The purpose of a ROHO cushion is to decrease the amount of pressure on the sitting area through patented technology of interconnected neoprene air cells that increase and decrease in air volume to match an individual's contours. Research Comparison of Three Wheelchair...
Proper Catheter Placement for Occupational Therapy Background When working with patients, especially mobilizing them, we take care to manage the foley. We unhook catheter tubing and place foley bags on DME or secure them properly as we mobilize them. However, just...
As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases from referral links you use in this post. How important is heel pressure ulcer prevention? Pressure ulcers can develop within 2 to 6 hours. Therefore, the key to preventing pressure ulcers is...
Intermittent self-catheterization is the temporary placement of a catheter (tube) to remove urine from the body. This is done by placing the catheter through the urethra (the tube that leads from the bladder to the outside opening) to empty...
Correlation between Uncontrolled Diabetes and Osteomyelitis Background Osteomyelitis is a bone infection caused by an infectious organism. Can affect any population or group. Rare, but serious condition. Incidence remained relatively stable among children and young adults but almost tripled among individuals...
A piece found on nature.com highlighted the existing and emerging technologies that allow clients to receive CBT through virtual means. Some include virtual reality and smartphone Apps. Some pros I can see are helping those with agoraphobia avoid anxiety...

PRAFO Boot Uses

PRAFO - Pressure Relief Ankle Foot Orthosis Worn on the calf and foot similar to a boot Used for patient's who spend a significant amount of time in bed Prevents pressure ulcers from developing on the back of the...
Background Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and refractory (non-reversible) asthma. Therapeutic air exchange cannot occur Breathing becomes more difficult Results in decreased ability to participate in...
Grip Strength Studies have shown a correlation between grip strength and overall health. "Strength loss with age is one of the best predictors of disability, frailty, cardiometabolic disease, and early mortality." Researchers found that participants with stronger hand grips...
Refer to an ophthalmologist or optometrist. Meanwhile, OTs can provide interventions to enable the use of the client's remaining visual acuity. OT Interventions Increase background contrast Use black on white. Or apply bright colors (e.g., markers, tape). Increase illumination Using different types of...