OT Bundle: Clinical Handouts for Patients, Family, Caregivers, and Staff
This bundle comes with 17 tools for occupational therapists working with people in medical/clinical/rehabilitation settings. This bundle includes:
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a form of chronic pain that commonly affects the arms and legs. CRPS can cause individuals to experience pain that is out of proportion to the severity of the initial injury. This handout is designed for rehabilitation therapists helping patients understand this diagnosis.
This visual handout describes the basic anatomy and bodily mechanisms affecting patients who suffer from osteoarthritis.
Living with an Auto-Immune Disorder
Autoimmune disorders can wreak havoc on body, brain, and emotions. This handout describes some management strategies that empower patients to live with chronic autoimmune disease and is designed for rehabilitation therapists to provide to patients to improve health literacy.
A handout for patients and caregivers explaining the symptoms and causes of shoulder subluxation. It will also aid in identifying precautions and contraindications.
This handout provides visual education for patient on how hypersensitivity presents following a peripheral nerve injury. The handout also examines why this is occurring and will normalize the symptoms, which can often be frightening.
Peripheral Nerve Damage Recovery
This handout describes the process involved with peripheral nerve damage and includes a visualization of the nerve itself. The handout breaks down the process of regeneration into 4 steps.
Tips for Caring for Someone with Dementia
This is a handout outlining best practices for caring for someone who has dementia. Includes practical tips and strategies to optimize safety and independence.
A Guide to Understanding Spasticity
This handout outlines what spasticity is, causes of spasticity, and treatment options available. Designed for patients who are experiencing spasticity as a result of brain injury.
Tips for a Successful Pivot Transfer
This is a handout for caregivers of someone requiring max assist with transfers outlining best practices and safety during a pivot transfer.
Cognitive Strategies for Improving Movement
This resource breaks down cognitive strategies, including internal cues, auditory cues, and visual cues to help people initiate movement for those with movement impairments.
- Exercise Activities for Older Adults
This handout describes activities that can help older adults stay active.
Handout: What is Occupational Therapy?
OT has a special focus on returning people to the activities that they love. This handout describes the unique role that OTs play on the rehab team and describes what to anticipate when meeting with an OT.
Autonomic Dysreflexia sounds like a complicated condition, however, if you break down the term, it can be clearly explained. This hand out describes Autonomic Dysreflexia in lay terms and can be provided to clients, family, caregivers, or used as a guide to help explain the condition. This handout includes an explanation of Autonomic Dysreflexia as well as the most common symptoms and causes.
Handout: Foot Care
Knowing the signs of foot problems when they begin can help prevent these little problems from turning into much bigger ones. This handout describes what to look for during a skin check, preventative measures, signs of infection, and how an OT can help people take care of their feet.
Workstation Ergonomic Setup
Ergonomic work station setup can help reduce the risk of a myriad of health problems, from back pain to headaches. This visual handout describes how to set up a workstation to be as functional as possible.
Exercise Intensity Guidelines
How much exercise is needed? This interactive guide helps patients calculate their target heart rate zone when exercising, at both moderate and intense paces.
What’s My Heart Rate?
This handout describes 3 different ways that people can check their heart rate. Heart rate should be monitored during exercise and this visual can help patients carry over this skill outside of the therapeutic environment.
Full access PDF is $80. Once purchased, you may save to your computer and print as many times as needed for your clinical practice.
Please note that PDFs are not easily opened, saved, or manipulated on phones or tablets. We recommend only downloading on a computer after purchase. Digital download links will be available after payment on the checkout page and in your order confirmation via email. You will have 5 download attempts over 1 month to access the file. Only the purchaser may access and use the file for their own 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. 17 pages + cover page. 8.5 x 11 inches. PDF format. 76.8 MB.