Bedside Screening for Vision – Occupational Therapy

Tags Eye Movements, Eye Disease, Visually Impaired Persons, Vision Disorders, Blindness,  Diplopia, Vision, Binocular Vision, Monocular Visual Acuity, Visual Fields, Low Ocular Motility Disorders, Cortical Hemianopsia, Abducens Nerve Diseases, Abducens Nerve, Oculomotor Nerve, Trochlear Nerve, Visual Perception, Nystagmus, Strabismus, Smooth pursuits, Saccades, Depth perception, Stereopsis, Gaze disorder, internuclear opthalmoplegia, Parinaud’s syndrome, Weber’s syndrome, Skew deviation, … Read more

How to Quickly Size / Select / Choose a Temporary Wheelchair for Occupational Therapy

Purpose A guide for occupational therapists and physical therapists to quickly size and select a wheelchair for your patient in acute care, acute rehab, and skilled nursing facility. What this Guide is NOT This is NOT a guide to selecting a wheelchair for long-term use such as for those with spinal cord injuries, degenerative conditions … Read more

White Blood Cell Count WBC CBC – Lab Values in Acute Care for Occupational Therapy

WBC Lab Values Occupational Therapy

A CBC, or complete blood count is a common lab test that occupational therapists may encounter as lab values in the electronic medical record, or EMR. CBC – as the name implies, includes both red and white blood samples. White blood cells are called leukocytes. Leuko- means white. Leukemia is cancer affecting white blood cells. … Read more

The Hospital Units in Occupational Therapy Acute Care

Acute Care Hospital Units

Common hospital units for occupational therapists to work in with examples of conditions.  Occupational therapists may float to some or all of the units. Ideally, the OT would stay in one unit or on the same floor to minimize the walking and back and forth. This is not a complete list. Emergency Room Trauma Medical … Read more

Strict I & O (I/O) for Occupational Therapy – OT on the Job

Disclosure: I may earn a commission from Amazon for purchases made through the links clicked in this post. Background As an occupational therapist who works in acute care or inpatient rehab (ARU), you may hear the term “Strict I&O”, “Strict I/O”, or “Strict input and output”. Occupational therapists working in this setting should familiarize themselves … Read more