Tag: OT

Students and leisure – it’s good for all of us!

leisure and OT with students

Adolph Meyer wrote that leisure is “[one of] the big four – work and play and rest and sleep, which our organism must be able to balance even under difficulty”.1 And, recent research suggests that leisure may be an important part of identity formation – since leisure allows exploration of who one wants to be

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Pulmonary disorders and OT in acute care

occupational therapy and pulmonary conditions

Clients with pulmonary conditions present occupational therapists with unique challenges. Learn some of the evidence that can help guide intervention in acute care.

Monitoring your clients in acute care

OT and acute care

Another post in my series for OTs working in acute care… Cheat sheet for OTs: Monitoring medical status There are many tools available to an OT who works in a medical setting. These tools can help make clinical decisions about intervention.  Here are the most accessible ones… HEART RATE How fast is the heart beating?

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OT and delirium management

OT helping a patient in the hospital

The evidence is pretty clear that the involvement of an integrated team that includes OT helps patients in the ICU get better faster! Impact of ICU on the patient Patients who are in the ICU experience many negative outcomes: delirium, polyneurophathy, myopathy, and sleep pattern disturbances. 1,2,3 In addition, extended bedrest (even without an ICU

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If you can, you should… OT exam prep in Costa Rica

NBCOT® exam prep in Costa Rica

Reflecting on the OT exam prep course in Costa Rica – how it began I have been writing this blog for a while now. The blog was a challenge to myself to work on my writing skills and provide OTs with a place to go for knowledge. I teach in an MOT program and my

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OT Exam Readiness Stage 4: Action (study strategies that are evidence-based!)

Here are some evidence-based strategies that will help you succeed while you are studying-  Find a study spot that works for you – decide on your study sensory needs and fulfill them while you study.  Maybe you like to work in a group, maybe not.  Maybe you like to have a quiet space, maybe you

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OT Exam Readiness Stage 3: Preparation

If you are feeling the pressure to study, you have officially hit the PREPARATION stage of readiness! Preparing for the NBCOT® exam: Ready or not, here it comes!  You finish fieldwork and you start the process of taking the exam  –  register at NBCOT®, send letter from academic program, and think about an exam time frame.

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OT Exam Readiness Stage 2: Contemplation

At some point between your academic work and fieldwork, you might decide to “change” your view about preparing for the exam. Some people might choose to start preparing earlier than others (and, it should be at your own speed – you are in charge!).    At this stage, whenever that happens for you, you decide that

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