Posts Tagged ‘Occupational Therapy’

PT, OT, & AT Poster Symposium

Friday, April 28th, 2017

This past Tuesday the College of St. Scholastica’s Physical and Occupational Therapy and Athletic Training programs’ graduate students presented their original Research and Critical Reviews on a variety of topics relevant to all practice settings. It was a wonderful opportunity to share with the public the projects we have been working on for over a year.

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Interprofessional Collaboration

Monday, November 28th, 2016

This morning physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech got together at the Health Science Center to discuss what each discipline does and what we can do to help compliment each other when caring for patients. We were all given two Neurology patient cases (traumatic brain injury and cerebrovascular accident) and each discipline (PT, OT, speech) went through discussing what our treatment plan would focus on, the outcome measure we would perform during our exam, a few interventions we would perform, discipline goals, as well as interprofessional goals. We did this for both cases and had some very in-depth and thought provoking conversation.

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Interprofessional Veterans Health Panel

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

Yesterday, as the winter storm was beginning to roll through Duluth, I was sitting in Somer’s Main Lounge on the main campus with 18 of my fellow PT classmates, about 40 nursing students, and a surplus of faculty and staff from the college as well as the previously mentioned programs. We were attending a Veterans panel put on by the faculty of the College of St. Scholastica and our Interprofessional Veteran’s Health class faculty.

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Physical Therapy Collaboration

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

I am currently out on my first clinical internship as a student of physical therapy in Fargo, North Dakota. The College of St. Scholastica’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program requires us to complete 4 clinical internships over the 33 month program. These internships help us apply the skills we have been learning in class and give us an opportunity to get some clinical experience. With each internship we try and get experience at a new setting such as, inpatient, outpatient, rural, etc. Currently I am working at a Sanford Medical Hospital that is considered inpatient/acute. The patient population that I am working with includes individuals who have traumatic injuries and require intensive therapy before/after surgery. I am on the acute general orthopedic floor and I also bounce around to the cardiac and neuro floors including the intensive care units (ICU’s) on each.

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All the Experiences

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

I have been able to experience many different settings that OT’s can work in just during my experience here. I have seen outpatient adults, pediatrics, inpatient adults, and mental health. Being in a place where you can see a variety of things is a beneficial experience. It helps me start to figure out what area I want to be in.