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  • My CEO Makes How Much?

      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 because they were being sent out to the hospital for a routine procedure that could have ...
    Posted to COTA Thoughts (Weblog) on January 28, 2013
  • I Am A COTA

      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 Occupational Therapy Certification Board) which used to be a part of AOTA (American ...
    Posted to COTA Thoughts (Weblog) on January 9, 2013
  • A Day on the Job

      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 most days don't go like this. I really do enjoy being a COTA, but to let you know there ...
    Posted to COTA Thoughts (Weblog) on January 6, 2013
  • Alaskan OT Student Wins Dr. Pepper Scholarship

    [Editor's note: ADVANCE thanks Dr. Brenda Coppard, associate dean and OT faculty member at Creighton, for sharing this information.] One of Creighton University’s first-year occupational therapy students in Alaska has won a $2500 Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway scholarship, and has the opportunity to win a $100,000 prize! Jennifer Stenga, OTS ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Outlook: OT (Weblog) on November 16, 2012
  • RA Passes Re-vamping Measures

          Not long after rejecting a restructuring proposal that would have replaced the RA with a 15- to 21-member regional council yesterday, the Representative Assembly moved ahead to look at the issues that proposal addressed. The assembly voted 35-27 against a re-constituted motion put forth by outgoing President Penny Moyers ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Outlook: OT (Weblog) on April 30, 2010
  • Conference Update: A Speed Bump in the Future of OT Education?

    It's widely known within the profession that occupational therapy has an education ''problem.''  The issue isn't in the quality of its academics, nor in a lack of program levels or foci. The difficulty that is arising lies in how far and wide the scope of topics and skill sets can go in entry-level training.  That is, what ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Outlook: OT (Weblog) on April 23, 2009
  • RA Update: International Fieldwork, Licensure Standards for Re-entry Get Favorable Comments

    On day 4 of the 2009 Representative Assembly, the body is still awaiting passage of Consent Agenda Y, which recommends defeat of three orginal motions with which task groups (TGs) have replaced some substitute motions. They are: Motion 1, which would charge the Commission on Practice (COP) to clarify the various roles of occupational therapy ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Outlook: OT (Weblog) on April 2, 2009