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April 2013 - Posts

COTA Thoughts

Health and Weight
April 18, 2013 3:10 PM by Tim Banish
Working as a COTA I have noticed more and more people of larger size on my caseload recently. I tend to note that as much as their admitting diagnosis can vary, many have similar health issues. Working with people of size is no different than working Read More...
It's All About the (Money) Minutes
April 13, 2013 11:59 AM by Tim Banish
It was another day of treating low level patients for high minutes. This really makes me miss one of my old supervisors who stood his ground against management, allowing the therapy team to determine minutes. Completing nearly an hour of treatment with Read More...
prn COTA Work
April 6, 2013 4:59 PM by Tim Banish
Working as a COTA in a prn status has its advantages, but it also has it disadvantages too. As much as the flexibility of setting your own schedule is nice, some days there is no need for extra help. So working prn status you can set the hours and days Read More...
Counting Minutes and Other Issues
April 2, 2013 4:02 PM by Tim Banish
I really have to say the new computer system is really affecting my productivity. It is terrible, but lately all I do during a treatment is check minutes. In the many buildings I travel to therapists are dealing with the issue in different ways, and for Read More...