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The 80/20 rule is also known as Pareto's Principle - and it applies to studying and productivity. 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. While 80 + 20 = 100, this has nothing to do with the sum....
Introduction Many new grads are faced with the opportunity to work PRN (as-needed) / Per-diem / Relief -- these all mean the same thing versus Full Time (FT). Part-time is another option, but is rarer these days compared to the...
“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.” — Muhammad Ali Are you looking for volunteer opportunities? - For the greater good, to reach your full Maslow's hierarchy of self-actualization? For Pre-OT shadowing hours? To...
Just because you are studying to become an occupational therapist does not mean you have to be broke. We wrote a popular post of some ideas for side-hustles in 2021. This is an even broader and extensive list. Traditional Jobs In...
Stages Stages you should know go from 1 to 6 I to VI. To minimize confusion with the actual MET levels which are written in decimal format, the stages are written in roman numerals. Stage I Stage II Stage III ...
Occupations as means and end was described by Catherine Trombly in 1995. Occupation Definition In the early days of occupational therapy, crafts were used as diversions, as general methods of recovery from disease and injury (Llorens, 1993; Slagle, 1914), and for...
FFCRA for COVID-19 The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. What is it? A federal act...
  Some employers are offering Emergency Time Off (ETO) for COVID-19, which may even be retroactively provided. The specifics will depend on your employer and local laws. At my work, for example, if you are a full-time you may be...
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...