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February 2014 - Posts

COTA Thoughts

My Grumpy Old Patient
February 28, 2014 8:46 AM by Tim Banish
If you work with patients that are in the geriatric range you know that some can be quite grouchy, mostly the result of them being unhappy due to the aging process. This is something that I always had to keep in mind as I worked with people, especially Read More...
Watch Your Back!
February 21, 2014 9:27 AM by Tim Banish
No, I'm not referring to your supervisor or co-worker checking up on you, but injuries to your back. In 2012 there were over 177,000 reported injuries to the back from job related accidents. Numerous methods for back protection exist, but variable circumstances Read More...
How Many COTAs Are Really COTAs?
February 14, 2014 10:48 AM by Tim Banish
Not so many years ago after you finished schooling and passed the national test to become a COTA, that's the title you were given. Then around the mid-90's things changed when credentialing switched to a separate entity. This was done to raise public Read More...
Weather Related Injuries
February 7, 2014 11:11 AM by Tim Banish
With all the nasty cold weather the country has been experiencing I'm reminded of a trend noted in my years of working as a COTA. Whether it is long term care or out-patient rehab you work in, one thing for sure is the bad weather can increase your caseload. Read More...