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Disclaimer: otdude.com is in no way affiliated with the resources mentioned in this post. General Information NBCOT certification is granted for a three-year period. Earn 36 units during your three-year renewal cycle. $65 renewal fee (online) See the NBCOT Renewal...
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,...
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...
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...
Work hours: 08:00-04:30 07:45 Check-in at personal locker Get work phone Finish checking personal phone Use restroom 08:00 Clock in Receive patient's list (average 6 patients a day) Begin chart review Treatment planning Collaborate with team Check e-mail 08:15 Pause work for daily...
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...
Congratulations on your next big step! Here are some helpful hints to help you prepare for ARU. Familiarize yourself with: (in no particular order) Common conditions and treatment planning for them (and their progression): Neuro: CVA, TBI Ortho/trauma: fracture healing times,...
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...
Stay healthy and get paid/discounted purchases! This year, these retailers are offering gift cards/cash for getting the flu shot: Target - (inside of target) CVS, Longs Drugs, MinuteClinic : $5 CVS (standalone store) - $5 off $25 purchase Publix Grocery...