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...
Rating Perceived Exertion in Occupational Therapy BORG Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE) 6 7 Very, Very Light 8 9 Very Light 10 11 Fairly Light 12 13 Somewhat Hard 14 15 Hard 16 17 Very Hard 18 19 Very, Very Hard 20   Revised RPE (1-10) Scale 0 Rest 1 Really Easy 2 Easy 3 Moderate 4 Sort of Hard 5 Hard 6 7 Really hard 8 9 Really, Really, Hard 10 Maximal: Just like my hardest race
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...
Tired of drawing stick figures with arrows for exercise handouts? My PT colleagues have shown me a wonderful resource - hep2go.com It allows you to create customized exercises with user-generated images and input the number of reps/sets. It is pretty straightforward...

Minimizing Paper Waste

Reflect on how much paper waste you generate in a single day at work. ... It may actually not be much! With EMR's, smartphones, e-mail and technology taking over our practice. For me, I can probably cut down on post-it notes. Paper...
In my previous post, I mentioned some of the good stuff behind paywalls. Here are some free and noteworthy ones. (Updated regularly) Principles Sustainability Matters: Guiding Principles for Sustainability in Occupational Therapy Practice, Education and Scholarship In OT Practice Sustainability in...
Background Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS/AIDP), Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP), and Miller Fisher Syndrome are a group of inflammatory diseases that causes demyelination of axons in peripheral nerves. Cause is uncertain, possible causes include: genetic, vaccination (infrequently), viral infection, enteritis,...
We have all encountered the situation when a client does not want to get out of bed or participate in therapy. In our minds, we often have a plan for what we would like to work on with the...
Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) Occupational Therapy Management LVAD Video Summary Source: Nucleus Medical Media Disease Process for LVAD in Occupational Therapy The heart has 4 chambers: left & right atrium, left & right ventricle. The left ventricle pumps blood out through...
Background on Rib Fractures Ribs protect the lungs as they contract/expand with breathing. Rib Fracture Mechanism Typically from a blow to the chest General population: motor vehicle accidents Children's bones bend easily and can often withstand breaks during a blow...