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The Future of COTAs
October 18, 2013 1:56 PM by Tim Banish
Healthcare reform, the economic recession, reduced insurance reimbursements, Medicare and Medicaid cutbacks -- how will this affect the future of the COTA? Some people are quite nervous right now, thinking that Obamacare will eliminate the COTA position. Read More...
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Student Loans
June 27, 2013 12:42 PM by Tim Banish
A bit off my normal topics today, but the recent student loan debates in Congress makes me think where the next class of professionals will come from. If you've read anything about the student loan talks going on, you know that President Obama wants to Read More...
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COTA Salaries and Hours
June 19, 2013 1:59 PM by Tim Banish
I see many COTAs who enter the profession for the salary. Some may not know what they are getting into; others have done their research and are aware of what the job entails. I definitely know that I was not fully aware of some of the things I would do Read More...
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COTA Schools and Jobs
June 11, 2013 11:38 AM by Tim Banish
As the number of schools increase that teach the OTA program, are the graduates able to find jobs? One source I follow says no, but others say they are finding job offers. The one common thread I am finding though is some COTAs are completing three or 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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COTA Salaries
February 26, 2013 5:39 PM by Tim Banish
Some time ago I wrote a blog about COTA salaries, and in it I mentioned that with the increased cost of schooling and decrease in salaries that soon we may see a shortage of people seeking to enter the field. Was that a bad prediction? The cost of the Read More...
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My CEO Makes How Much?
January 28, 2013 4:14 PM by Tim Banish
Just the other day I was talking with one of the nurses I work with, and we got into a discussion of wasted dollars in healthcare. One of the patients was upset because for three days in a row the lab nurse came to draw blood. Another patient was mad Read More...
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I Am A COTA
January 9, 2013 7:50 PM by Tim Banish
This is a topic I've covered before, but I've always wanted to show the emblem I was given after passing my national exam. It was actually enclosed in the envelope with my passing test results. My certification exam was completed under AOTCB (American Read More...
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A Day on the Job
January 6, 2013 4:23 PM by Tim Banish
As a COTA you'll find some days can be a bit more stressful than others. I guess today was one of those days because I came home tired and frustrated, some from work, some from the drive home, some from a stop I had to make on the way home. Fortunately Read More...
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