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. 

2018-08-12T12:27:38-07:00August 12th, 2018|

The Role of OT in Maternal Health

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. 

2018-07-29T07:55:59-07:00July 29th, 2018|

Sleep and Delirium in the ICU

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.

2018-07-16T09:37:21-07:00July 15th, 2018|

OT’s Role in Ostomy Care

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, [...]

2018-05-06T13:33:36-07:00May 6th, 2018|

The Roles of AOTA and State Associations

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. 

2018-09-02T16:57:55-07:00April 21st, 2018|

Caregiver Story-Telling: Dementia

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.

2018-04-02T12:36:10-07:00March 18th, 2018|

Unilateral Neglect

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.

2018-03-28T19:43:48-07:00March 4th, 2018|