Tag Archives: Occupational Therapy Acute Caree

New Intensive Lab course for Therapists Treating Acutely Ill Patients


We are excited to announce a new valuable addition to our list of distinguished faculty members: KOMAL DEOKULE PT, MSc.PT, CCS, MCSP, MPNZ, MIAP  Komal Deokule is a respected clinician and renowned instructor and brings a unique perspective from her international training and diverse … Continue reading

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Featured PTA CEU Course – The Complex Acute Care Patient


PTA’s are you looking for a CEU course? Our popular CEU course designed for PT’s OT’s and Assistants is coming to Virginia in March: Management of The Complex Acute Care Patient This course is designed to enhance the clinical decision-making … Continue reading

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NEW CEU course – Vestibular and Balance Rehabilitation in Post Concussion Syndrome


Master Clinician Gaye Cronin presents this NEW course in 2014: Vestibular and Balance Rehabilitation in Post Concussion Syndrome (PCS) The course will focus on assessment and treatment for vestibular, sensory organization, ocular motor, reflex integration, postural stability, and otolithic displacement and is designed … Continue reading

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Pharmacology Fundamentals for Therapists


Pharmacology Fundamentals for Therapists  Patients undergoing therapy routinely take both prescription drugs and OTC medicines that ultimately influence treatment outcomes. Therapists with knowledge of these medicines practice safer, more effective therapy. The course will examine Rx and non-Rx medicine used … Continue reading

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Therapist is seeking your suggestions and strategies for treating an autistic patient with JRA, and Total Hip Replacement


Samantha Posts: DEAR ERI COMMUNITY: I am a relatively new physical therapist and have an interesting patient that I would appreciate tips/suggestion for treatment techniques. I work in an acute care setting. I typically work with orthopedic patients (adults), those … Continue reading

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Disability Rights Documentary – a must see for PT’s and OT’s


If you haven’t seen it already, we highly recommend the PBS documentary on Independent Lens called “Lives Worth Living” (see link below). As therapists who have been in the field for many years, we admit to being only vaguely aware … Continue reading

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Therapists – Key Role in Recovery of Boston Marathon Victims


Boston Marathon victims are recovering from their injuries and learning to put their lives back together, with therapists  devoting their time with each individual, and becoming an important part of their lives. Read this article from the Boston Globe By Kay … Continue reading

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Suggestions for Coma Stim?


Dana Posts:DEAR ERI COMMUNITY: I work on a sub-acute brain injury rehab unit. Residents are admitted for generally 3 months (many stay longer). I’m looking for some different treatment ideas for my coma residents. Any suggestions for coma stim? Even … Continue reading

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Physical therapy in the intensive care unit benefits hospital’s bottom line


Study, funded by Johns Hopkins Critical Care Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, refutes financial concerns that early rehabilitation raises costs In a study evaluating the financial impact of providing early physical therapy for intensive care patients, researchers at Johns Hopkins found that … Continue reading

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Computer Based Balance Assessments for Acute Patients?


Margo Posts: DEAR ERI COMMUNITY: At our facility, we are implementing new computer evaluations but have been unable to come up with good balance assessments for acute patients. Does any one have suggestions for tests that are valid and easy … Continue reading

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