occupational therapy, OT Settings, Uncategorized

Occupational Therapy in Skilled Nursing Facility

Inpatient Settings: OT in Skilled Nursing facility (Subacute rehab/Short term care;  Long term care) Overview In regard to occupational therapy servicing the rehabilitative patient within the skilled nursing facility (SNF) setting  the occupational therapy practitioner can play a tremendous role in enabling short term patients and long term residents in living life to the fullest. So… Continue reading Occupational Therapy in Skilled Nursing Facility

occupational therapy, Publications, Uncategorized

NGOT: Commitment to Lifelong Learning and Continuing Education Part 2 the How

In the previous Part One we delved into why lifelong learning is lucrative and essential to our growth and ability to fulfill personal and professional needs and summed up 8 reasons that support this claim. Part Two - In the “How” of our duology on Lifelong Learning, we’ll fill in the gaps of how to incorporate lifelong learning… Continue reading NGOT: Commitment to Lifelong Learning and Continuing Education Part 2 the How

occupational therapy, Publications, Uncategorized

NGOT: Commitment to Lifelong Learning and Continuing Education Part 1 the Why

So you want to continue learning and growing in your knowledge scholastically, clinically, and personally? Two words: LIFELONG LEARNING. Click here to read the full article published on New Grad Occupational Therapy! Inside the article we dive into 8 reasons why Lifelong Learning is important to personal and professional growth. Lifelong learning goes beyond the context of… Continue reading NGOT: Commitment to Lifelong Learning and Continuing Education Part 1 the Why

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Occupational Therapy Role in Acute Inpatient Rehab

Inpatient Settings: OT in Acute Inpatient Rehab Overview Can someone say to functional independence and beyooooonddd??????? In regard to occupational therapy servicing the rehabilitative patient within the acute inpatient rehab unit (ARU) setting -also known as an inpatient rehab facility (IRF)-, the occupational therapy practitioner can play an integral role in contributing to positive and… Continue reading Occupational Therapy Role in Acute Inpatient Rehab

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Occupational Therapy Role in Acute Care

Inpatient Settings: OT in Acute Care Overview Envision continued early mobility to progress functional outcomes, bedside range of motion, splinting and positioning devices to reduce skin breakdown and to preserve joint integrity, trunk stabilization, cognitive training with a focus on reducing delirium, training in postsurgery protocols, recommending assistive devices, facilitating short and efficient treatments that initiate the recovery process, and skillfully recommending the appropriate discharge plan(which… Continue reading Occupational Therapy Role in Acute Care

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Occupational Therapy Role in the Intensive Care Unit

Inpatient Settings: OT in the ICU Overview Can someone say early mobility to improve patient outcomes!!!! In regards to occupational therapy servicing the critically ill patient within the intensive care unit (ICU), the occupational therapy practitioner has the opportunity to play a vital role which may consist of facilitating early mobility to promote future increased out… Continue reading Occupational Therapy Role in the Intensive Care Unit

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Gait Belts: The Functional Mobility Seatbelts

Gait belts are modern day necessities in the rehab world. Recently I had a few questions via an IG DM pertaining to the use of gait belts. I recommend them often to the families that I work with especially if their loved ones still requires minimal to moderate assistance to safely transfer from one surface… Continue reading Gait Belts: The Functional Mobility Seatbelts

occupational therapy, Uncategorized, Year in Review

2017 Year in Review: First Occupational Therapist Job, New Last Name

Something brought me back to this blog after about a 7 month long hiatus. I felt as cliche as it is to begin something fresh on the upcoming New Year, that  this was exactly what I needed to do to reignite the passion I have for writing for myself. An opportunity to   r e m… Continue reading 2017 Year in Review: First Occupational Therapist Job, New Last Name

occupational therapy, OT Student Success, Uncategorized

New Grad Occupational Therapy and Why You Should Be Following

OT OT OT ^^^featuring some fab OT friends at my recent bridal shower 🙂 #represent _________________________________________________________________________________________ With internet access at the touch of a tablet screen to allied health social media accounts to online journals, there is a plethora of ways to retrieve valuable information on all things   o c c u p a t i… Continue reading New Grad Occupational Therapy and Why You Should Be Following

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2016 Year in Review: Reflecting on the End of My Occupational Role as Student and Recharging for New Role as Fiance and OT Practitioner

  2016 was a whirlwind for me. Rang in the 2016 New Year with my family in Epcot along with everyone else in the world, the park was filled to max capacity! Wrote my first blog post out of frustration, necessity, and determination to advocate for DO and OT after one too many individuals questioned… Continue reading 2016 Year in Review: Reflecting on the End of My Occupational Role as Student and Recharging for New Role as Fiance and OT Practitioner