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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...
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,...
To limit the spread of the coronavirus, many facilities are restricting visitors (including family members) from going to hospitals, schools, nursing facilities, private practices, and homes. Some schools are making exceptions, accommodations, or modifying the traditional requirement of required shadowing/observation...
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...
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...
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) ...
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...
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...
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...
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,...