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6. The (WNSSP) is an assessment for severe TBI patients who are slow-to-recover. The WNSSP is used in conjunction with the Glascow Coma Scale, the FIM, and Ranchos Los Amigos Scale. This assessment allows for the professionals involved in a patient's care to measure disorders of consciousness. OTs need to know a patient's level of cognition and awareness to better match their treatment to the patient's functional capacities in the ICU.
1. This research article taken from Critical Care Medicine in 2010, explores the importance of the initiation of physical and occupational therapy treatment session of individuals who were mechanically intubated in the ICU. The patients in critical care progressed functionally, supporting the use of early mobilization by physical and occupational therapy in the ICU.
7. "Record Time" explains electronic, point-of-service documentation allowing for detailed, client-centered notes. The most important piece of information from this article is that OTs should find the method of documentation that will allow them to provide client-centered care and attention to detail, whether that be electronically in a treatment room or with a pen and paper. Occupation-based skilled OT services need to be portrayed in documentation across all treatment settings.
3. PEOP--Early Activities in ICU Occupational Therapy. This explains the need for the PEOP approach in the ICU. Gives good occupation-based ADL activities to do with your patient such as EOB, breathing techniques, AAROM, strengthening, etc.