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  • Continuing Education in the Old Days

    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 in what you want to make it. Before the days of internet education, we actually had to go to ...
    Posted to COTA Thoughts (Weblog) on August 23, 2013
  • Crafts and Activities in OT

      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 activities used in OT treatment.   Going back to the early days of OT, crafts ...
    Posted to COTA Thoughts (Weblog) on June 7, 2013
  • prn COTA Work

      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 you prefer to work. That is nice for times when you need a day off for a ...
    Posted to COTA Thoughts (Weblog) on April 6, 2013
  • Memorable Patients

      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 got me thinking about patients I've worked with over the years, especially some ...
    Posted to COTA Thoughts (Weblog) on March 23, 2013
  • Hygiene in the Clinic

     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, before and after eating, and after any ADL's. As a teacher I remember teaching the ...
    Posted to COTA Thoughts (Weblog) on March 5, 2013
  • On the Job Injuries

      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 carry. Yes, universal precautions minimize this risk but the potential ...
    Posted to COTA Thoughts (Weblog) on January 14, 2013
  • I Don't Know Much About Politics

    Really, I don't know that much. Politics to me is complicated and deceiving, and by not knowing which reports to trust or even believing any candidate will follow through with his promises, I find myself avoiding the issues more often than not. But as I've grown older and recognized how these elections will ultimately impact my life, profession, ...
    Posted to Raising the Bar in Rehab (Weblog) on August 23, 2012
  • Combining PT and ST

    Lately I've had the opportunity to work with a wonderful ST. We bounce ideas off each other. We've even managed to co-treat a few times. In the course of working together, we've observed that improvement in one discipline carries over to improvement in the other. Although we're somewhat of a unique pairing, our combined efforts have had great ...
    Posted to Toni Talks about PT Today (Weblog) on June 26, 2012
  • Cabs Cater to Individuals in Wheelchairs

    The focus in U.S cities is beginning to shift toward expanding transportation options for disabled visitors and residents. Joining just three other cities in the United States, Atlanta now offers a viable option for individuals in wheelchairs who want to get around the metropolitan area. Meet the MV-1: the first true mobility vehicle. Built by ...
  • Many Reasons To Be Thankful This Thanksgiving

    In addition to visiting with loved ones, Thanksgiving is a time for being grateful and for building and reliving strong traditions. The Food and Nutrition Services employees at St. Anthony's Medical Center in St. Louis, MO, are preparing to celebrate their very own annual holiday tradition. Before the sun rises on Thanksgiving morning, the ...