Transferring is the client's movement from one surface to another. The process involves the pre-transfer, transfer, and post-transfer. As the client has some physical or cognitive limitations, they require the physical assistance, cues, or supervision of the OT, caregiver,...
Practitioners should consider the total clinical picture when deciding whether to terminate therapy, grade down, or place a hold. Understanding the lab test and potential adverse effects is critical to patient care. Communicate with appropriate staff such as other therapists, nurses,...

Abbreviations

Follow your facilities' guidelines when using abbreviations in your documentation. Click on entries with for more information! Search Tip: To narrow down your search results, try entering in a <Space> after your search phrase. AA - alcoholics anonymous AAA -...

Dysphagia Levels

https://youtu.be/lA9aBbdp2iY Older Version: Foods Level 1 - Pureed (Most impaired) For individuals with moderate to severe swallowing difficulty. Poor jaw or tongue control, and delayed swallow. Pureed allows extra time for the swallow response to trigger. No course textures are allowed. No...
ASIA Scale A - Complete - No motor or sensory B - Sensory Incomplete  - Sensory but no motor function below the specified level C - Motor Incomplete - Motor function is preserved below the specified level with more than half of...
https://youtu.be/p4zwqmHj2EE Balance Grades for Occupational & Physical Therapy (Normal, Good, Fair, Poor Scale) Static Balance Normal : Able to maintain steady balance without support against all challenges Good+ : Maintains balance with limited postural sway against maximal challenges, no external support ...
A B C D Diplopia: double vision. See treatment guide: 1. Disorientation: (disoriented). Unable to correctly judge person, place, time, and event; incorrect answer to A&Ox3 or A&Ox4 questions. Dysdiadochokinesia: impaired ability to perform rapid alternating movements. Adiadochokinesia is the complete inability...
8 minutes 1 unit 23 minutes 2 units 38 minutes 3 units 53 minutes 4 units 68 minutes 5 units 83 minutes 6 units Check with your facility for specifics. Although called the rule of 8's, your facility may require a minimum amount of treatment time to be billable for 1...
Levels of Assistance Table Download PDF   Term Abbreviation Effort OT Provides Effort Patient Provides Notes Independent “I” 0% 100% Therapist does not need to be in the room. Supervised “S” 0% 100% e.g. OT within the room of the client. Standby Assist “SBA” 0% 100% Standing next to the client, but no client contact. Contact Guard Assist “CGA” 0% 100% “Hover hands”, maintains contact Minimal Assistance “Min...
DME Guide & Tips Check the weight capacities of equipment. Although you may feel the urge to 'OT something', do NOT alter DME, as you may compromise the integrity and safety of the device, e.g. drilling holes into walkers. ...