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.
Jess and Natalie talk about post-stroke unilateral neglect. We review the etiology of this syndrome and its functional implications. We also review assessment strategies and evidence-based interventions.
Natalie and Jess interview Arameh Anvarizadeh about the benefits of taking fieldwork students, and ways to overcome the challenges.
Natalie and Jess are joined this week by occupational therapist Sabrena McCarley and founders of the Living in Place Institute, Louie Delaware and Erik Listou. We discuss the role of OT in helping older adults age in place through safe home modifications and adaptive equipment.