Hello! We're back with our next installment of the OT Specialties and Certifications series, and today we will be learning about the BCPR, or Board Certification in Physical Rehabilitation, with Briana Elson, MS, OTR/L, BCPR, CBIS. Last week I reached out through the Neuro4OT page on Facebook and had an overwhelming response of OTs wanting … Continue reading Board Certified Physical Rehabilitation with Briana Elson, MS, OTR/L, BCPR, CBIS
In the acute care setting, or any setting where they are present, lines, leads, tubes and drains can be the most intimidating aspect- especially as a student or new practitioner. During my 12-week rotation in acute care, I got to experience almost every kind of line, lead, tube or drain attached to a patient, and … Continue reading Lines, Leads, Tubes and Drains…Oh My!
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Welp, I am officially done with OT school. Graduated and everything! In the past few months I've been reflecting on my two years of learning. OT school was hard - like really hard. But I not only learned a ton about OT, I learned a lot about myself. So here are the 11 lessons I … Continue reading 11 Lessons from OT School
12 weeks in acute care - DONE! It feels amazing to actually finish a whole fieldwork (no thanks to COVID). Acute care is definitely an intimidating practice area - I consider myself lucky because I shadowed in acute care for 6 months (I was still pretty intimidated lol). Acute care is full of medically complex … Continue reading Level IIB Fieldwork: Acute Care
Acute care has been such a special and unique experience, here are the 5 lessons I've learned these past 10 weeks!
1. Set aside the first day of the week for planning. Photo by Peter Olexa from Pexels I always used Mondays to pull up all of my syllabi, look through due dates and the week's readings, and created a game plan for completing everything during the week. If there was anything that was easy to get done right … Continue reading 5 Tips for Productivity
For this blog post, I interviewed my boyfriend who has C7 quadriplegia resulting from a spinal cord injury. I asked him for a more in-depth look at OT's role in SCI rehabilitation and his personal experience with it! Throughout this post I have included pictures (with Stephen's permission) of some highlights and accomplishments of his. … Continue reading Patient Perspective: OT in SCI Rehabilitation
To kick off the OT Specialties and Certifications series, we will be discussing the LSVT-BIG certification with Nicole Dufresne, OTR/L. For those who do not know what LSVT-BIG, or Lee Silverman Voice Treatment, is, it is an evidence-based intervention for those with Parkinson's disease. This treatment trains individuals to improve their physical movements and in … Continue reading LSVT-BIG with Nicole Dufresne OTR/L
2019 AOTA Annual Conference & Expo - My First Conference!