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!
Photo by Content Pixie from Pexels 1. A Coffee Mug or Travel Mug This is a pretty common one, and you'll definitely need to know whether your CI drinks coffee or tea before you buy a mug. Try getting them an OT related mug or something more personalized! 2. OTReference Pocket Guide I used this baby every day … Continue reading 11 Gift Ideas for Your Fieldwork Educator
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
Week 1 of acute rehab = done! And honestly, it's a lot easier than I expected it to be! Before coming to the hospital, I was apprehensive about not knowing how to handle medically fragile patients, managing lines and leads, and knowing how to monitor vitals, especially right now during the pandemic. However, after the … Continue reading Level IIB Fieldwork: First Week in Acute Care Q&A