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Acute Care Occupational Therapy: Acute and Critical Care Foundations

presented by Melissa Kandel, OTR/L, BCPR

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Financial: Melissa Kandel receives compensation from MedBridge for this course.

Nonfinancial: Melissa Kandel is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and is on the roster of Fellowship Reviewers. She has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 43 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 19 Minutes

Due to the ever-evolving complexity of patient medical status, the role of occupational therapy in acute and critical care continues to change, along with the role of the interprofessional team and hospital environment. OTs need to be equipped with a solid foundation in acute and critical care to continue supporting patients' recovery.

Meet Your Instructor

Melissa Kandel, OTR/L, BCPR

Melissa Kandel, OTR/L, BCPR, is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Occupational Therapy program. She is board certified in physical rehabilitation by the American Occupational Therapy Association and has 26 years of experience as an OT in a variety of settings, including acute care, subacute care, outpatient, pediatrics, and…

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1. Occupation in Acute Care

Reflect on how the history of occupational therapy and OTPF-4 influence our daily practice in acute care. Describe the role of OT on the interdisciplinary team.

2. Evaluation and Treatment Planning

Outline the components of an acute OT evaluation. Describe the importance of occupational justice in creating an effective plan of care and discharge recommendations.

3. Patient Safety in Acute Care

Clarify safety considerations, including lab values, vital signs, activity precautions, lines, and braces to ensure safe patient care.

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