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Dangers of Hypoxemia (Low Oxygen)

Published by <p>This handout outlines why it is important to monitor your oxygen levels, and why using oxygen is important when it is prescribed by your physician. Beasley, R., Chien, J., Douglas, J., Eastlake, L., Farah, C., King, G., Moore, R., Pilcher, J., Richards, M., Smith, S., & Walters, H. (2016). Target oxygen saturation range: 92-96% versus […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

The Importance of Personal Hygiene

Published by <p>This handout details why engaging in personal hygiene tasks is important for the client and is appropriate for people with cognitive impairments/delay or with mental health challenges. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Home-Based Rehabilitation for COPD Using Minimal Resources: A Randomised, Controlled Equivalence Trial (2017)

Published by <p>A randomized controlled trial with assessor blinding was conducted at two tertiary hospitals. Subjects were recruited from pulmonary rehabilitation waiting lists and were included if they were diagnosed with COPD, had a smoking history of greater than or equal to 10 pack years (equivalent to a pack a day for 10 years), had no acute […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Advancing Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities and Chronic Health Conditions in the Community: A Scoping Review (2020)

Published by <p>People with disabilities experience challenges because of disabling environments and exclusion daily; however, this impact is intensified when the entire community is destabilized, such as during emergencies. In such cases, people with disabilities are disproportionately impacted, experiencing higher rates of injury and death as well as increased challenges during response and recovery. The purpose of […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Cycle of Inactivity

Published by <p>This piece describes the cycle of inactivity and provides a visual illustration. Kortebein, P., Symons, T. B., Ferrando, A., Paddon-Jones, D., Ronsen, O., Protas, E., Conger, S., Lombeida, J., Wolfe, R., & Evans, W. J. (2008). Functional impact of 10 days of bed rest in healthy older adults. The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Functional Standing Tolerance Activities

Published by <p>This resource covers functional ways to work on standing tolerance. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Seasons Themed Exercise Pack

Published by <p>This therapy material can be used for group exercise, and mobility, with cognition breaks. It’s designed in four seasonal themes to add a fun twist! <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Pulse Oximetry, Racial Bias and Statistical Bias (2022)

Published by <p>In late November of 2021, the British Health Minister, Sajid Javid, published an article pointing out that pulse oximeters tend to be inaccurate in patients with dark skin pigmentation, attracting immediate and widespread attention around the world. The Minister remarked that “technologies are created and developed by people, and so bias, however inadvertent, can be […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Dysphagia: What Have We Learned So Far and What Do We Still Need to Investigate? (2021)

Published by <p>Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a serious respiratory disorder that causes persistent airflow obstruction, inflammatory response, and systemic manifestation. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, COPD was projected to be the third leading cause of death internationally by 2021. This article reviewed various clinical questions about dysphagia and COPD with current research available.  The team wanted […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

How Can OT Help You Manage COPD?

Published by <p>This handout for educating clients and caregivers includes common pain points for those newly managing COPD. Training includes what COPD is, basic energy conservation, pacing, and task simplification with ADL and home management examples, how to manage oxygen tubing, and incorporating a daily exercise routine. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>