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Plastic Bag Trick for Compression Stockings – Occupational Therapy

Compression stockings can very helpful for people with lymphedema in their legs. Putting on compression stockings by yourself, for a family member, or patient...
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Dorsiflexion Assist Wrap Instructions for Occupational Therapy

Dorsiflexion Assist Wrap Instructions for Occupational Therapy This video shows how occupational therapists can use an ACE wrap for dorsiflexion assist during gait training and...

Proper Catheter Placement for Occupational Therapy

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...

PureWick Use, Warnings, & Precautions – PSA

PureWick Use, Warnings, & Precautions for OT UPDATE: I have been seeing more of this happening at my work. As mentioned by the manufacturer: "Do...

Airplane Transfer (Depression Scoot)

Sometimes, a slide board transfer may not be the safest option between surfaces. A patient may poor awareness of the board, have low confidence...

Slide Board Transfer Tips & Tricks

The slide board can be a very useful device for a wide range of patient populations. While typically used for paraplegia or wheelchair dependent...

Practice Guidelines for Home Modifications

Home modifications can benefit patients of all ages and health conditions. As the population of older adults continues to grow and "age in place",...

Prevention & Management of Pressure Injuries/Sores/Ulcers

Risks: Limited mobility (and inability to reposition) Loss of sensation Previous pressure injuries Cognitive impairment Nutritional deficiency Skin assessment: Skin integrity Color changes Variations in...

CBT-I: Sleep Hygiene

Sleep Hygiene Tips Screen time: Turn off TVs, computers, tablets, smartphones, and game consoles one hour before bedtime Caffeine: Avoid caffeine 6-8 hours before...

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)

Occupational therapists can consider intervention for sleep disturbances with cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). CBT focuses on modifying unhealthy sleep habits, decreasing autonomic and cognitive...