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,...

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...

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...
Levels of Assistance Featured

Occupational & Physical Therapy Levels of Assistance

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...

Spinal Cord Injury Occupational Therapy Reference Guide

ASIA Scale A - Complete - No motor or sensory B - Sensory Incomplete  - Sensory but no motor function below the specified level C - Motor...
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...

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...

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...

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,...