Occupational Therapy Community Accessibility: Assessment & Evaluation Form

General Considerations Physical access demands Universal design Cognitive requirements and familiarity (e.g., dementia) Sensory (e.g., low vision, noise level and echo for hard of...
MET Levels Made Easy

MET Levels & Cardiac Rehab Made Easy for Occupational Therapy

In the process of making a new free NBCOT® Exam prep course for students, I accidentally discovered that the MET levels that the occupational...

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...
Balance Scale Therapy

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

Video Explanation, Mneumonic and Demo https://youtu.be/7ad_OHD-nVg Balance Grades for Occupational & Physical Therapy (Normal, Good, Fair, Poor Scale) Static Balance Normal : Able to maintain steady balance...
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Occupational & Physical Therapy Levels of Assistance

Levels of Assistance Table Note: The following are 'traditional' values for levels of assistance in percentages. This shouldn't be a problem if you are say,...

SOAP Notes Cheat Sheet for Occupational Therapy Documentation

SOAP Notes for Occupational Therapy S-O-A-P = Subjective Objective Assessment Plan Documentation takes practice. When writing SOAP notes (which is one way of documentation – there...

In-Home Assessment Occupational Therapy Modifications, Checklist, & Interventions

Reasons for Home Assessment & Concerns Functional impairment Difficulty with activities of daily living (ADLs), IADLs Poor physical health Need for assistive devices Postsurgical...

Impact and Role of Stress on Pain and the Patient | Occupational Therapy

Stress can have a small to a significant impact on the patient as well as their pain. The connection between stress and pain is...

Revised Levels of Assistance for Occupational Therapy – CARE Tool Section GG in Acute...

The following apply to the standards of the CARE Tool (Section GG) that replaced the FIM for levels of assistance terminology and their definitions/percentages....

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,...