Jess and Natalie talk Julie Jones about a new intervention, Family-Guided Routines, for families in early intervention services. We discuss how this approach fits in with early intervention services, and how OT's can use this approach to ensure positive changes.
Jess and Natalie talk with Tracy Jalaba, Lindsey Reeves, Rebecca Cunningham, and Samantha Valasek about the role of occupational therapy in teaching the skills of self-advocacy and assertive communication.
Jess and Natalie talk with Samia Rafeedie about eprofessionalism in occupational therapy. We discuss ways to maintain professionalism in social media and other online interactions with clients and colleagues.
Natalie and Jess talk with Mara Podvey and Lee Ann Kern about OT's role in maternal health. We discuss some of the common mental health challenges faced by new mothers, and how to ask about and assess these challenges. We also discuss intervention approaches and coping strategies to help mothers through this major change in occupational balance.
Jess and Natalie talk with Sheena Navidi and Brittany Robertson about OT's role in managing sleep and delirium in the ICU. We discuss the relationship between sleep and delirium, and the influence of these factors on ICU outcomes.
In this episode Jess and Natalie talk with Paula Cook and Halley Read about a new model for mental health service delivery: Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics
Inside the Episode Natalie and Jess discuss OT's role in ostomy care. We review the different types of ostomies and indications for their use. We also discuss ways to manage ostomies during therapy activities, how to teach clients to manage their ostomies independently, and precautions for activities following surgery. References: Prinz, Anita; Colwell, [...]
Natalie and Jess talk with AOTA Vice President Shawn Phipps about the roles of state associations and the national association, AOTA. We discuss how these organizations operate, and the benefits of membership in each type of organization.
Natalie and Jess talk with two Certified Hand Therapists, Eileen Scanlon and Sharon Wong, about ways to keep hand therapy occupation-based.
Natalie and Jess talk with Jeff Loveland about his experience with caring for his father with dementia. Jeff is an occupational therapist, and brings a unique perspective from his experience merging these two roles. Jeff shares his experience with managing care and communicating with family members. He also discusses managing transitions in care in making tough decisions as his father's condition progressed.