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Disclosure: I earn from qualifying purchases from referral links you use in this post. Curated list and gift ideas for occupational therapy graduates. Check out some must-haves and special novelty items that make great gifts! Subscriptions Medbridge - Continuing education (1...
Drop Arm Commodes Drop arm commodes are much superior to standard 3-in-1 commodes. They allow the arm on each side to drop down to facilitate ease of transfer for squat pivot transfers and slide board transfers. You can't really do...
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored or affiliate post to sell you insurance. I am writing this post because I wish I knew about this resource when I was family planning around the time of open-enrollment with my employer. Introduction Are...
Introduction What is OTR/L? Occupational Therapists use OTR/L in their professional credentials. About Trademarks Some designations are trademarked or generally only accepted to be used once met by certain organizations. A designation such as OT is not trademarked and more general. OTS (occupational...
Updates 2/3/2020 - Version 1 released About the Free Tx Template Easily foldable and printable 2x2 (4 total clients) PDF for OTs to use in rehab settings (Acute/ARU/SNF/Outpatient/Home Health). Uses: Functional screens, Evaluations, Treatments, Re-assessments, and more. Includes: client identifier,...
How to Find out If You Passed NBCOT - Before it comes in the mail weeks to months later Unlike other professions such as nursing, which has "tricks" such as the "Pearson Vue Trick", new grads who took the NBCOT...
Improve OT Productivity - Create Dropdown Lists in Excel Use cases Tired of typing the same data in your documentation? You can cut down on time by using drop-down lists, and if you are a keyboard-only user, drop-down lists can be...
Tracking your CEUs/PDUs with NBCOT's Renewal Log | Free CEUs/PDUs as CAUs from NBCOT's Navigator NBCOT offers a Renewal Log to keep track of your continuing education. The screenshot below is my current progress. Now, in my head, I thought...
Leading up to Interview Practice, practice, practice interview questions Speaking out loud In front of a miror, an audience, your cat, or record yourself Pay attention to volume, tone, speech rate Your smile Your posture Your non-verbal language (fidgeting) ...
An Occupational Therapist's Guide to Retirement Planning - New Grad Guide for How to Save for Retirement How much should an occupational therapist save for retirement? It depends on where you live and the cost of living, future family planning, whether...