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...
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...
Instructions are provided in step-by-step sequential order for clients to participate in dressing with one hand. Adaptive equipment may be used to aid with dressing, however, these steps can be completed without them first. Your occupational therapist can help...

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...
Considerations Traditional CIMT is provided for more than 2 hours/day and should not be used within the first month following stroke. Modified CIMT is a less intense program which varies in terms of the time of constraint, the intensity...
As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases from referral links you use in this post. COVID-19, Glasses, Face Masks, and Foggy Lenses. The Requirement Healthcare workers such as myself are wearing face masks all day while working on the front lines. This...
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...
Occupations as means and end was described by Catherine Trombly in 1995. Occupation Definition In the early days of occupational therapy, crafts were used as diversions, as general methods of recovery from disease and injury (Llorens, 1993; Slagle, 1914), and for...
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...