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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...
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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...
Introduction According to AOTA, "gardening is one of the most popular pastimes for Americans. Gardening can also be difficult for people with health conditions that limit movement (such as arthritis) or cause fatigue". Especially among older adults, gardening is a familiar...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...