An Occupational Therapist (OT) is a key member of the interprofessional team. They help patients regain their ability to perform their ADLs (Activities of Daily Living). Examples of ADLs: brushing teeth, getting dressed, using the bathroom.
An employee who is chemically-impaired while on the job should be immediately removed from the work setting, provided safe transportation home, and should attend a formal meeting to discuss the incident within 24 hours.
During sterile field preparation, open the top flap away from your body first. Then open the flap on the right side using the right hand, and the left side using the left hand. Lastly, open the final flap towards your body.
Discharge planning for a patient starts at admission. Other important admission tasks include confirming the patient's code status, identifying allergies, assessing fall risk, and assessing for swallowing issues.
A cultural assessment involves the identification of a patient's cultural and spiritual beliefs, practices, and preferences regarding medical interventions, illness, family, diet, pregnancy, death, and postmortem care.