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OT Settings Series: Acute Care with Emily Saucier

Did someone say occupational therapy and acute care? Next up on our #OTSettingsSeries is Emily Saucier, OTR/L. Emily Saucier, OTR/L graduated with her masters in OT from Rockhurst University in 2016. Emily splits time between 2 urban Level 1 Trauma Centers in Kansas City. When not working, Emily enjoys spending time with her husband, 2 littles, and big dog Arnold. She loves reading, traveling, and speaking Spanish any chance she gets...

Academia and Community-Based Occupational Therapy Practice with Erin Jeffords, MS, OTR/L, CBIS
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OT Settings Series: Academia and Community-Based OT with Erin Jeffords

The #OTSettingsSeries is back to help dispel the myth that occupational therapy practitioners can only work in hospitals. Today, you all are privy to learning from Erin Jeffords, MS, OTR/L, CBIS, who has over 10 years of OT practice under belt with experiences varying from neuro rehab, geriatrics, community-based practice, and academia...

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OT Settings Series: Health Coaching, Lactation Education, and Functional Health with Andrea Muncada

Did you think that occupational therapists can only work at hospitals? Think again! Excited to re-kick off the OT Settings Series in order to share insight from OT practitioners that work across the gamut of places and settings. Today, you all are privy to gain insight from an occupational therapist who is a jack-of-all trades kind of gal. Andrea Muncada, MS, OTR/L, CLVT, LEC, 500 YTT, has over 10 years of experience as an occupational therapist in both traditional and less traditional settings. Today we will be interviewing Andrea in her experience working as a holistic health coach, lactation educator, and functional health therapist...

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Occupational Therapy in Home Health

OT in Home Health Overview  Before we can consider occupational therapy’s significant role in home health let’s first define what home health may consist of. What is Home Health? Simply put – Home Health IS what it sounds like. In its basic forms, it is medical care provided in a patient’s home. Oftentimes, the care… Continue reading Occupational Therapy in Home Health

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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

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Occupational Therapy 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 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 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 in the Intensive Care Unit

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OT Settings Series: the Intro

The magic questions “where do you find people jobs?... or “where do occupational therapy practitioners work” seem to follow us wherever we go. The truth is even after 100 + years as a profession, many people --even fellow members of our interdisciplinary healthcare team do NOT have an accurate depiction of what we do and… Continue reading OT Settings Series: the Intro