OT Bundle: Clinical Tools and References
This bundle comes with 11 tools for occupational therapists working in medical/rehabilitation settings. This bundle includes these materials:
Visual: Rating of Perceived Exertion
This visual is designed for rehabilitation therapists assessing and documenting perceived exertion throughout a therapy task. Based on the Borg scale and numbered 1-10, the 1-page visual provides easy-to-read, easy-to-report exertion scale for patients to report their efforts.
Auto Immune Disorders and Effect on Treatment Outcomes
This resource is designed for rehabilitation therapists and their patients. It outlines common autoimmune disorders and how they affect treatment timelines for injuries.
Shoulder Subluxation for Clinicians
This is a resource for OTs to use for their patients with post-stroke shoulder subluxation outlining treatment ideas for decreased use of the upper extremity and some examples of goals.
Older Adults Leisure Activities Resources
This resource outlines a variety of low-cost ideas to engage older adults in leisure activities. It will provides a number of assessments that OTs can use to assess levels of engagement in leisure activities.
Managing Spasticity and Contractures (With Modified Ashworth Scale)
This is a resource for clinicians to assess spasticity and contractures. This valuable resource allows clinicians to document small changes in function and movement over time in elbows, wrist, fingers, and thumb.
Home Safety Checklist
This is a checklist for therapists to use during home safety evaluations to address possible concerns.
Home Exercise Program Tracker
A handy visual tracker for clients to track their exercise at home to review later during a therapy session to see what's working and what's not.
OT Session Signs: "Do not complete ADLs" and "Do not shower”
These signs help improve communication between staff so that OTs can focus on showering and ADLs during therapy time.
What To Do if Autonomic Dysreflexia is Suspected
Autonomic Dysreflexia is a life-threatening condition and if you don’t know how to respond when someone presents with this condition, it can be very scary. This handout answers the question, “What do you do if Autonomic Dysreflexia is suspected?” It provides clear and concise steps that can be used by the therapist, family, or caregivers.
Autonomic Dysreflexia Emergency Cards
Many people, including emergency departments and medical personnel, may be unfamiliar with Autonomic Dysreflexia. This handout provides a template to create an Alert Card explaining Autonomic Dysreflexia and an Emergency Medical Information Card providing important client information for anyone with a spinal cord injury. This template can be used as an intervention activity to improve health literacy and emergency preparedness.
Cardiac Medications Reference for Clinicians
A handy reference chart of cardiac medications, including why they may be prescribed, how they work, and what side effects may occur that will impact therapy participation and progress.
Full access PDF is $55. Once purchased, you may save to your computer and print as many times as needed for your clinical practice.
It is ok to:
- Share a printed copy of this resource with a patient/client, their family members and friends, and non-SLP/OT/PT related staff such as nursing, home healthcare providers, physicians, CNAs, social services, dietitians, activities teams, teachers, caregivers, etc.
- Digitally share the file via online, secure, HIPAA-compliant teletherapy software platforms to any of the people listed in the above point in the context of teletherapy.
It is not ok to:
- Share any digital copy with clients outside of the context of teletherapy.
- Store these files in any publicly accessible online storage system, such as a shared Google drive or other online storage service.
- To share these files with other SLP/OT/PT related colleagues or friends. Please refer, don’t share.
Tech specs: Digital download. 15 pages + cover page. 8.5 x 11 inches. PDF format. 47.5 MB.