As a new grad it can be hard to continue to grow your knowledge and experience without spending hundreds of dollars on continuing education. I'm all about constantly learning and growing as a practitioner and love taking new classes, but it can be hard since I don't have a job yet, and therefore no funds … Continue reading Free Continuing Education
So you're trying to make your resume as a new grad OT and you don't know where to start... Not to worry! I'm here to help! For the purpose of this post I will provide some steps to creating your resume document, give you some ideas on what to include, provide some resume writing resources, … Continue reading Resume Writing for New-Grad OTs
I recently took the DIR© 101 course, linked here, and I wanted to take some time to review this course and share with you all how amazing I thought it was! Total Time: 12 live hours (over Zoom)There are various options to complete these twelve hours, I attended an option that was 4 hours per … Continue reading DIR© 101 Course Review
Hello! We're back with our next installment of the OT Specialties and Certifications series, and today we will be learning about the BCPR, or Board Certification in Physical Rehabilitation, with Briana Elson, MS, OTR/L, BCPR, CBIS. Last week I reached out through the Neuro4OT page on Facebook and had an overwhelming response of OTs wanting … Continue reading Board Certified Physical Rehabilitation with Briana Elson, MS, OTR/L, BCPR, CBIS
In the acute care setting, or any setting where they are present, lines, leads, tubes and drains can be the most intimidating aspect- especially as a student or new practitioner. During my 12-week rotation in acute care, I got to experience almost every kind of line, lead, tube or drain attached to a patient, and … Continue reading Lines, Leads, Tubes and Drains…Oh My!
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Welp, I am officially done with OT school. Graduated and everything! In the past few months I've been reflecting on my two years of learning. OT school was hard - like really hard. But I not only learned a ton about OT, I learned a lot about myself. So here are the 11 lessons I … Continue reading 11 Lessons from OT School
12 weeks in acute care - DONE! It feels amazing to actually finish a whole fieldwork (no thanks to COVID). Acute care is definitely an intimidating practice area - I consider myself lucky because I shadowed in acute care for 6 months (I was still pretty intimidated lol). Acute care is full of medically complex … Continue reading Level IIB Fieldwork: Acute Care
Acute care has been such a special and unique experience, here are the 5 lessons I've learned these past 10 weeks!
1. Set aside the first day of the week for planning. Photo by Peter Olexa from Pexels I always used Mondays to pull up all of my syllabi, look through due dates and the week's readings, and created a game plan for completing everything during the week. If there was anything that was easy to get done right … Continue reading 5 Tips for Productivity