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Basics to Understanding Pressure Wounds

May 31, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
This handout is intended to help patients, family members and caregivers better understand the basics of pressure wounds. It includes education on pressure-related wounds, risk factors, and prevention. Li Z, Lin F, Thalib L, Chaboyer W. Global prevalence and incidence of pressure injuries in hospitalised adult patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Nurs […]
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Spinal Surgery and Occupational Therapy

May 31, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
This handout provides information about recovery from spinal surgery through an OT perspective. It covers pre-surgery considerations, spinal precautions, and safe completion of various ADLs. A Patient’s Guide to Spine Surgery. (2024). Hospital for Special Surgery. Physical and Occupational Therapy after Spinal Surgery. (n.d.). Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City.
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Papaya Enzyme for Dry Mouth and Oral Care

May 31, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
This handout provides a snapshot ofExploring the current research and rationale for using papaya enzymes to help individuals with xerostomia, saliva management, and oral health. Rowe, M., Lawn, C., & Wilson, B. (2018). Effects of papaya enzymes on the viscosity of saliva and oral hygiene in patients with a dry mouth. Journal of Pharmaceutical Care […]
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Multiple Systems Atrophy and Dysphagia

May 31, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
Multiple systems atrophy is an adult onset, sporadic, rapidly progressive neuro-degenerative disease that presents with a common early symptom of dysphagia. Aspiration pneumonia is the leading cause of death in MSA, so it is important for SLPs to be knowledgeable of the evaluation and treatment, which can be found in this educational handout. This handout […]
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My Child Stutters: Now What? Parent/Caregiver Handout

May 31, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
This is a parent/caregiver handout that provides a starting point for families to begin navigating the impacts of stuttering on their child. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. (2024, March 2). Stuttering. Mayo Clinic.
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Chair Yoga

April 30, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
Yoga is a beneficial mode of exercise for all populations and can improve flexibility, strength, and mental health. Some people may not be able to safely engage in traditional yoga, and require chair-level modifications. This handout covers a variety of yoga exercises that can be performed in the chair.
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Older Adult Fall Prevention: Core Concepts

April 30, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
Falls are among a leading cause of physical injury, disability, and death for the older adult population and are connected to the interrelated aspects of cognition, physical abilities, and the environment. This handout details fall prevention concepts related to these aspects of fall risk for older adults and provides education, insight, and ideas for patients, […]
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Preeclampsia and Bed Rest in Pregnancy

April 30, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
This handout provides information about preeclampsia and bed rest during pregnancy, with a focus on maintaining meaningful activities when the client has limited ability to engage in physical activity.
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What is Mild Cognitive Impairment?

April 30, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
MCI is often under-diagnosed and under-reported for individuals after a stroke, but is highly common. This handout offers an overview of the diagnosis for patients. Petersen, R. C., Lopez, O., Armstrong, M. J., Getchius, T. S., Ganguli, M., Gloss, D., … & Rae-Grant, A. (2018). Practice guideline update summary: Mild cognitive impairment: Report of the […]
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Returning to Reading: Adaptive Supports

April 30, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
This handout discusses different types of strategies and resources you can use to help with improving your ability to read, whether it be a book or signs in your environment.
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