13th Annual RSI Awareness Day 2012

Workplace injuries such as repetitive strain injuries (RSI’s) account for 42% of all lost time claims and 50% of all lost time days. To increase awareness on these issues, the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers is pleased to offer the 13th annual RSIPLUS Awareness Day on Wednesday February 29, 2012 at no fee.

With the aid of the eDome at Cambrian College, now anyone can access this year’s RSI Day event regardless of geographic location. All that is required is a high speed internet connection, sound, and Microsoft Live Meeting. Using this method people will be able to partake in the event regardless of geographic location.

Click here for more information on how to register and participate in this event.

16th National Autism Consciousness Week

January 22 to 29, 2012

Theme: “Making the Rights Real for Filipinos with Autism”

“Making the Rights Real for Filipinos with Autism” was adopted as the theme for this year’s celebration to give emphasis on the realization of the rights of individuals affected with autism and to support the campaign of the United Nations to give special attention to Persons with Disabilities which comprised 15% of the world’s population according to the 2011 data of the World Health Organization (WHO). Persons with Disabilities are the most vulnerable and marginalized sector of the society.

Source: ASP

There are heaps of activities lined up to celebrate this special occasion. Click here for details.

Upgrading the OT Dress Code… We’re Taking No Less Than Tim Gunn

Yey… Cloud! I  mean I’m on Cloud 9. The fashion magazine, Marie Claire, has featured an article on an interview with Project Runway’s Tim Gunn talking about giving health care fashion an upgrade in its April 2011 issue. Here’s a link to the page.

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New AOTA Guidelines for Home Health Effective April 1, 2011

This post is a bit late considering it’s already the 10th of April by the time I got around to it. (They didn’t dub me “slacker OT” for nothing, you know… shhh! :P)

Anyway, AOTA has published Updated Guidelines for Functional Assessments and Documentation in Home Health based on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) health policy directives and transmittal requests effective April 1, 2011. The aim is to clarify the roles and expectations of occupational therapists and assistants in the evaluation, documentation and progress measurement for Medicare home health. There is increased emphasis on outcome measurement, accountability to make sure that services are reasonable, necessary, safe and effective. I have uploaded a copy via Scribd for all you OTs out there. Click here to read for yourselves.

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