Assessment in Acute Care, Part 1: Initial Interview
The therapist begins his initial interview of stroke survivor bedside, in the acute care hospital. As he takes the patient’s personal history and makes his initial observations, he includes a brief assessment of the patient’s orientation to time and
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Initiating Treatment Bedside, Part 3: Self-Care
The therapist introduces self-care tasks with a stroke survivor while working on sitting balance, weight shifts and visual field deficits in the acute care hospital.
Medical Management: Introduction to ICU Equipment, Part 1
The therapist carefully explains how to prepare the environment and work with the equipment in the ICU.
Multiple Sclerosis, Problems Observed in the Home: Part 3
Kitchen activities have become both difficult and unsafe for a woman diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She demonstrates how weakness and loss of motor control interfere with her ability to prepare meals. What adaptive equipment might help her?
IADLs: Washing Dishes While Standing
During her treatment session at home, this stroke survivor requires assistance as she walks up to her kitchen sink. The therapist encourages her to utilize her involved hand and lower extremities as she washes dishes while standing, facilitating both
Peds Assessment: Administration of the Test of Visual Motor Skills
The therapist administers the Test of Visual Motor Skills to a 6 year old with fine motor, attention and developmental vision challenges.
Upper Extremity Observations
It is easy to see the structures and asymmetry of the trunk and involved shoulder in this stroke survivor. Observations from the front, side and back help the therapist to identify specific problem areas.