Occupational Therapy in the ICU: An Interview with an ICU OT

I’m excited to showcase My OT Spot’s first interview with an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Occupational Therapist, Abby Lefkove, OTR/L. Occupational therapy in the ICU is a subset of acute care that entails working with medically fragile patients and their families while in the ICU. In this interview, Abby tells us about what a typical occupational […]

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Early Mobilization in Acute Care

Every year in the U.S., millions of people are admitted to the hospital in the acute care setting. In 2015 alone, there were over 35 million hospital admissions. With each admission, many complications can present themselves. Patients may be at higher risk for hospital acquired infections, pressure ulcers, joint contractures, and complications related to decreased […]

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Memory Aids and Strategies for Cognitive Impairment

In many adult rehab settings, you will encounter patients with cognitive impairments resulting in decreased memory. This of course affects quality of life and provides everyday challenges for the patient and their caregivers. Thankfully, as an OT, you’re well-equipped to address this. This post shares my favorite memory aids for cognitive impairments that will help make […]

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