Proper & Safe Transfer Techniques Occupational Therapy

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...

Thera-Band Resistance Level Chart by Color

Background You may probably be aware that Thera-band comes in different colors. What are the differences between them? This consideration may be important, especially when...

Occupational Therapy DME Weight Limits

Occupational Therapy DME Weight Limits Warning Follow the manufacturer's specific guidelines for weight limits. The weights listed are intended to give general idea of...
Balance Scale Therapy

Balance Grades for Occupational & Physical Therapy (Normal, Good, Fair, Poor Scale)

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...

Rule of 8’s (8-minute Rule) – Billing

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,...

Occupational Therapy Dictionary

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...

DME & A/E (Durable Medical Equipment & Adaptive Equipment)

DME Guide & Tips Check the weight capacities of equipment. Although you may feel the urge to 'OT something', do NOT alter DME, as...

Lab Values & Units of Measurement

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...

Precautions

CARDIAC PRECAUTIONS: Consider gait belt placement Manage any wires and tubes attached to patient Measure vital signs (heart rate before, during, after the session) ...

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,...