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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