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Continuing Education in the Old Days
August 23, 2013 5:47 PM by Tim Banish
So are you one of the ones that hates having to attend yet another long and boring continuing education class? Over my years as a COTA I attended many classes to get Continuing Education Credits (CEUs). Yes some are boring, and repetitious, but it's all Read More...
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Crafts and Activities in OT
June 7, 2013 10:06 AM by Tim Banish
Something that was really missed from my early days in OT is the use of crafts. My schooling included two semesters of Media, which entailed all forms of craft making related to specific diagnoses. These days with tight budgets there are very few craft Read More...
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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...
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Memorable Patients
March 23, 2013 11:11 AM by Tim Banish
Just this week I had a patient who made my day. This person was very friendly, willing to participate addressing all of their goals, and had some great stories. It made the entire treatment pass so quickly I went way over the scheduled time. But this Read More...
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Hygiene in the Clinic
March 5, 2013 7:08 PM by Tim Banish
At work today another staff member cautioned me to wash my hands often, as there seemed to be a bug in the building. Back in school I remember the importance that was stressed with proper hand washing techniques, before and after treatment with each patient, Read More...
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On the Job Injuries
January 14, 2013 7:34 PM by Tim Banish
I can only think of a few jobs where there is no risk of getting hurt while working. Some jobs definitely have a higher risk than others, but in healthcare we have two issues to worry about. First is the exposure to all the diseases and germs our patients Read More...
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