Disclosure: I may earn a commission from Amazon for purchases made through the links clicked in this post. Background As an occupational therapist who works in acute care or inpatient rehab (ARU), you may hear the term "Strict I&O", "Strict I/O",...
Affiliate Disclosure: I may earn a commission from Amazon on the purchase of products from this post. Background Tongue-tie (ankyloglossia) occurs when the band of tissue (frenulum) that connects the tongue to the floor of the mouth is short, tight, or...
The Old Pacemaker Precautions Old pacemaker precautions were usually not easy for patients to be compliant with. After their procedure, patients were expected to limit the use of their arms for reaching, pushing, pulling, etc with their ADLs. By the...
Background COVID-19. There have been many social media posts and articles on the silver linings of COVID-19 and its negative impacts. COVID-19 has had far-reaching effects on humanity and on society, economy, healthcare, public health, culture, politics, technology, religion, mental...
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...