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  • Being a Sleep Educator

    I want to blog today about an experience I had related to sleep in industry. I know it's been done but it is pertinent still. I took the sleep educator workshop at FOCUS this summer and thank God I passed the exam. It was a toughy. Then, as if right on cue, I was contacted by a company in our area asking for me to attend their ...
    Posted to Adventures in Sleep (Weblog) on July 24, 2014
  • Challenged by BRPT Exam

    I mentioned before that I attended the FOCUS spring conference in Florida. My main goal for that event was to attend the sleep educator workshop presented by the BRPT. I must say I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and I did learn a lot; it was worth every penny spent.  Now, I am tasked with passing the associated exam. I ...
    Posted to Adventures in Sleep (Weblog) on July 10, 2014
  • Hurray for FOCUS 2014

    Well, we have another FOCUS meeting behind us.  nd what a great meeting it was: action packed, star studded and uber-educational.  Hats off to everyone involved in putting this first-class event together. The meeting was held at the Coronado Springs resort at Disney World, near Orlando, Fla. It's an idyllic setting, as is ...
    Posted to Adventures in Sleep (Weblog) on May 22, 2014
  • Advice for New Grads

    It's that time of year where the respiratory students are graduating. I remember when I first started at the children's hospital and we barely had any students. Nowadays we have over seven schools that come to visit. It's a great opportunity to have year long interviews and see which one of these students would be a good fit for our respiratory ...
  • Asthma Educator Institute

    Continuing education is a necessity in the field of medicine. As a respiratory therapist, I want to know current evidence based information to provide my patients quality and cost effective care. This week, I went to a two day seminar provided by the America Lung Association called the Asthma Educator Institute (AEI). Most of the people there were ...
  • Education as Engine

    Every year since 1955, an occupational therapy leader has been honored to give the Eleanor Clark Slagle lecture at the AOTA annual conference and expo. Slagle was a pioneering occupational therapist, co-founding the National Society for the Promotion of Occupational Therapy in 1910, and a dedicated social activist, working with Jane Addams at ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Outlook: OT (Weblog) on April 9, 2014
  • Striking Out on Your Own

    This week's question comes from an OT student at Ithaca College due to graduate this May: Given that my goal is to open my own private practice, in your opinion, what would be a good time frame - how soon can I start, how helpful is it to first work in another private practice? For the overwhelming majority of new graduates (with the rare ...
    Posted to Taking Care of Rehab Business (Weblog) on March 5, 2014
  • The Future of COTAs

    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. Others are worried that the planned Medicare cuts will decrease salaries. Some have stated ...
    Posted to COTA Thoughts (Weblog) on October 18, 2013
  • Sleep Educators Course

    I have to admit that the BRPT has really stepped up to create the next step of growth in our field. It is an impressive sight, when a conference room is overfilled and there are 300 eager people learning about the extended role of the educator. This was a motivated group of people open to learning new skills, the role of ...
    Posted to Adventures in Sleep (Weblog) on October 3, 2013
  • Things to Know About the Affordable Care Act

    October 1st is the official sign up start for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), otherwise known as Obamacare. There are some things you will need to know before that time, especially if you purchase your own medical insurance. If you have medical insurance provided through your workplace, not much will affect you immediately. However future ...
    Posted to COTA Thoughts (Weblog) on August 30, 2013
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