Season 3

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, [...]

2019-07-26T08:17:13-07:00May 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. 

2019-07-26T08:17:13-07:00April 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.

2019-07-26T08:13:02-07:00March 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.

2019-07-26T08:12:00-07:00March 4th, 2018|

The Role of OT in Home Modification and Living in Place

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.

2019-07-26T08:09:21-07:00February 4th, 2018|

Tips for Reading Research Articles

Inside the Episode Natalie and Jess talk with Juleen Rodakowski, faculty researcher at the University of Pittsburgh. We discuss simple and efficient ways to find, read, and interpret articles to promote evidence-based practice. Staying current on research is the best way to ensure we are delivering evidence-based practice, but clinicians face many challenges when [...]

2018-01-21T15:08:49-08:00January 21st, 2018|