Background This post contains a list of topics to cover when providing wheelchair education to family and caregivers. This checklist is intended to be comprehensive and not every item applies to the client's specific situation. Warning As always, follow manufacturer's guidelines and...
Intended Audience General Public Older Adults Family members OT Practitioners OT Students Background According to the CDC, the average life expectancy in the United States is 78 years. Interestingly, the average life expectancy of other countries such in Canada and Europe...
Introduction This Youtube video shows how you can don (put on) a bra one-handed without any help or additional assistive device. This is a useful method for those with a shoulder injury or after a stroke and has limited use of...
Before the Stitches & Staples Come Out Educate on positioning in bed and sitting. No pillows under knees. Promote stretching in prone position if tolerable (no low back pain). Provide sitting support for wheelchair - residual limb supports. Educate...
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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...
There are 2 main type of adult disposable briefs, each with their advantages and disadvantages. Patients would usually purchase the pull-up kind that resembles regular underwear and not have to manage adhesive sticky tabs on the sides/wings. In the...
General Guidelines Communication Treat Blind people as individuals. Identify yourself when entering a room. Speak directly to the individual. Give specific directions (instead of vague directions). Touch the arm or use their name when addressing them to let them know...
Latest Updates Click here for a Live Update. As of 2/10/20: People Under Investigation (PUI) in the United States*† People under Investigation (PUI) in the United States Positive 12 Negative 318 Pending§ 68 Total 398   Background Social media and traditional media have been flooded by headlines of the 2019-nCoV Coronavirus. The coronavirus has...
What is the difference between a headache and a migraine? Headaches Mild, dull pressure Sensations mainly felt throughout the forehead or scalp Migraines Intense pulsing, throbbing Sensations mainly felt on one side of head Additional symptoms of nausea, dizziness, seeing flashing...