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  • My Final Placement

    What a crazy week!  I started my final fieldwork placement in an acute care setting at a major hospital.  Talk about culture shock.  It is a whole different world there and I am scrambling to learn what I need to survive the next 7 weeks.  Everyone keeps telling me that I will see a lot there.  I have no doubt about ...
    Posted to Putting it into Practice: OT Student Blog (Weblog) on October 26, 2012
  • Preparing for the Exam

    Well I am finally done with fieldwork, have applied for my temporary license and have started preparing for the NBCOT exam. Where I live I must be certified in order to continue working so it is a mandatory process for me. I am nervous for the exam, we took a practice exam before going out on fieldwork and I did not pass it unfortunately it told ...
    Posted to Putting it into Practice: OT Student Blog (Weblog) on October 8, 2012
  • Feeling Like a Therapist!

         This week I finally started feeling like a therapist.  I have been taking the lead in most of the sessions and have even been left alone to run a few sessions on my own.  I have come up with the majority of the interventions and am currently writing all of the notes.  It’s pretty exciting!  I’ve been ...
    Posted to Putting it into Practice: OT Student Blog (Weblog) on September 28, 2012
  • Wrap Up

    As I and the group of students I am with finish up our fieldwork we as a group are having difficulty saying goodbye. It is difficult first because we are all leaving on different days and second because we all have our own ways we think we should say goodbye. It seems to me the goodbye has been a little drawn out and should have been planned more ...
    Posted to Putting it into Practice: OT Student Blog (Weblog) on September 18, 2012
  • Researching Carpal Tunnel

    As I prepare my presentation for fieldwork I am finding some surprising results. I have never read the research on Carpal Tunnel I always assumed the OTR who was supervising me had read the research. As I go through it all the main conclusion I have is, we need more research. Very few treatment approaches had sufficient research to ''prove'' their ...
  • Difficult patients

    I hope that everyone had a happy and safe 4th of July. With the holiday over my stress level has increased. I picked up some extra hours for the month of July to cover a co-workers vacation and in two weeks I start back to school. With these new hours I am working in a new practice area. I am working in a long term care hospital, it is state ...
  • I Just Want to Observe!

         I had every intention of getting up today and writing about how hard it has been for me to find a place to do my student observations.  I have only had one flat out no, but the rest just have not returned my messages.  I am/was getting so frustrated.  This was just an observation, practically no paperwork is ...
  • Thinking outside the Textbook

    How many times have we been told as students about how diverse the field of Occupational Therapy is?  I know that this point is brought up in my classes often.  We discuss all the places OTs and OTAs can work, the different populations they can work in, the different settings and so on, but still, as students, we can get bogged down with ...
  • Decisions, Decisions and more Decisions

    After reading my fellow student blogger's posts I start to think about everything that has lead me here and where I will be going next. I heard about the world of Occupational Therapy (OT) several years ago when I was looking into colleges. I started looking into schools for Physical Therapy because, unfortunately that was all I knew. I started at ...