Stress Management Group Ideas

Social games Social bingo Jeopardy Family Feud Scattergories Apples to apples (be sure to take out inappropriate terms, e.g. "crazy") Team based Pictionary ...

Reach Your Goals: The Easy Way

Habits fall within the occupational therapy framework. However, habits can be hard to change. Whether for your personal goals or for our patients, using...

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...

Supporting Occupational Therapy in Medicare Home Health

Occupational therapy still has a long way to go compared to other disciplines. During a discharge planning meeting, I had a patient on my...

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...

Efficacy of Sleeping Aids (Melatonin) for Sleep Disturbances / Insomnia

  Melatonin May shorten the amount of time it takes to fall asleep by 12 minutes. Does not appear to improve the percentage of time...

Fracture Healing Times

Upper Extremity Callus formation: 2-3 weeks Union: 4-6 weeks Lower Extremity Callus formation: 2-3 weeks Union: 8-12 weeks Union has indications for weight bearing Check for MD orders prior...

Amputation Levels

Amputation is identified by which joint or long bone has been amputated. Above knee (AKA): transfemoral Below knee (BKA): transtibial Below ankle: transmetatarsal Above...

Colles’ Fracture (Distal Radius)

Etiology Most common mechanism of injury is a fall on an outstretched hand. The wrist usually lands in extension and the forearm in pronation. Facts Most common...

MoCA Certification Requirement on 9/1/19

MoCA or Montreal Cognitive Assessment is an easy to administer screening tool for early detection of cognitive dysfunction. Conditions that the MoCA are commonly...