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Acute Care Occupational Therapy: Orthopedics

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.

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Video Runtime: 37 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 34 Minutes

As the number of people with orthopedic conditions being admitted into acute care continues to rise and conditions increase in complexity, it is imperative that occupational therapists have a strong grasp of evidence-based practice in acute care for orthopedic conditions: clarify, classify, conclude, define, outline, and label.

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

Outline the role of an orthopedic OT practitioner. Review OTPF-4 influence on acute care occupational therapy. Describe the importance of occupational justice.

2. Evaluation and Plan of Care

List components of an acute care orthopedic OT evaluation. Define strategies to create an effective plan of care and discharge recommendations.

3. Client Safety in Orthopedic Acute Care

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

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