Handbook of Occupational Therapy for Adults With Physical Disabilities

William Sit, PhD, OTR/L, BCPR, CLVST-BIG ; Marsha Neville, OT PhD

  • $59.95
  • ISBN 10 1-63091-442-8
  • ISBN 13 978-1-63091-442-4
  • 512 pp Soft Cover
  • Pub. Date: 2020
  • Order# 34424

Handbook of Occupational Therapy for Adults With Physical Disabilities by Drs. William Sit and Marsha Neville provides quick and essential information for occupational therapists that are new to the adult practice setting.

This handbook is primarily organized by body system into six sections:

  • Occupational performance as a whole
  • Central nervous system
  • Peripheral nervous system, cranial nerves, and sensory system
  • Musculoskeletal system
  • Cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, and integumentary systems
  • Endocrine, digestive, urinary, and reproductive system

At the beginning of each section, you will find a case study based on clinical experience that embodies the chapter subject. Within each section information is broken down into important aspects of the evaluation process, and then followed by the implications of each system on occupational therapy intervention. Handbook of Occupational Therapy for Adults With Physical Disabilities also includes a summary chart where readers can quickly and easily find the purpose, context, form, cost, and contact information for each assessment.

Handbook of Occupational Therapy for Adults With Physical Disabilities is ideal for occupational therapy students, recent graduates, and practitioners who are newly entering an adult physical disability practice setting.

Dedication   
Acknowledgments   
About the Authors  
Introduction   

Section One: Occupational Performance    
Unit 1: Need To Know
    Case    
    Chart Review    
    Client Interview    
    Continuum of Care    
    Documentation    
    Transfer Checklist    
Unit 2: Evaluation
    Common Assessments Across Practice Settings    
    Functional Outcome Measures for Acute and Intensive
    Care Unit Settings    
    Canadian Occupational Performance Measure    
    Functional Independence Measure and Quality Measures for
    Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities    
    Barthel Index    
    Executive Function Performance Test    
    Home Safety Assessments    
    Driving and Community Mobility Screening    
Unit 3: Intervention
    Common Interventions Across Practice Settings    
    Commonly Used Medical and Adaptive Equipment    
    Easily Created Adaptive Equipment    
    Home Modifications    
    Ergonomic Modifications    
    Job Accommodations    
    Driving Rehabilitation and Community Mobility    

Section Two: Central Nervous System    
Unit 1: Need To Know
    Case    
    Structures, Functions, and Pathologies: Skills and Factors
    Associated With Areas of the Brain    
    FAST Warning Signs of a Stroke    
    Neuroendocrine Dysfunction Following Brain Injury    
Unit 2: Evaluation
    Common Assessments Across Practice Settings    
    Glasgow Coma Scale    
    Rancho Los Amigos Level of Cognitive Functioning Scale    
    National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale    
    Allen Cognitive Levels    
    Montreal Cognitive Assessment    
    Global Deterioration Scale    
    American Spinal Injury Association Impairment Scale    
    Modified Ashworth Scale    
    Fugl-Meyer Assessment of Motor
    Recovery Following a Stroke    
Unit 3: Intervention
    Common Interventions Across Practice Settings    
    Pain Management Strategies    
    Bed Positioning With Hemiplegia    
    Motor Control/Motor Learning    
    Cognitive Rehabilitation Strategies    
    Allen Cognitive Level Guidelines   
    Altered Mental Status and Dementia Intervention Strategies   
    Functions Associated With Spinal Cord Injury Levels
    and Preserving Upper Extremity Function After
    a Spinal Cord Injury   
    Splinting for Spinal Cord Injuries   
    Central Nervous System Precautions and Contraindications   

Section Three:
Sensory System, Cranial Nerves, and
Peripheral Nervous System   
Unit 1: Need To Know
    Case   
    Dizziness   
    Pupil Scale   
    Pain   
    Dermatomes and Key Test Points   
Unit 2: Evaluation
    Common Assessments Across Practice Settings   
    Cranial Nerve Screening   
    Vestibular Evaluation   
    Vision Screening and Assessments   
    Pain Evaluation   
    Sensory Tests   
    Provocative Peripheral Nerve Tests   
Unit 3: Intervention
    Common Interventions Across Practice Settings   
    Low Vision Intervention Strategies   
    Vestibular Rehabilitation   
    Pain Management   
    Common Splints for the Peripheral Nervous System   
    Peripheral Nervous System
    Precautions and Contraindications   

Section Four: Musculoskeletal System   
Unit 1: Need To Know
    Case   
    Myotomes   
    Muscle Functions   
Unit 2: Evaluation
    Common Assessments Across Practice Settings   
    Range of Motion   
    Manual Muscle Testing Guidelines   
    Dexterity and Coordination Assessments   
    Provocative Tests   
Unit 3: Intervention
    Common Interventions Across Practice Settings   
    Inhibition and Facilitation Techniques   
    Physical Agent Modalities   
    Kinesio Taping   
    Orthopedic Serial Casting   
    Orthotic Guidelines   
    Prostheses   
    Wheelchair Prescription   
    Musculoskeletal System Precautions and Contraindications   

Section Five:
Cardiovascular, Lymphatic, Respiratory,
and Integumentary Systems   
Unit 1: Need To Know
    Case   
    Vital Signs   
    Hematology Values   
    Electrocardiogram Interpretation   
    Echocardiogram   
    Metabolic Equivalents and Activities   
Unit 2: Evaluation
    Common Assessments Across Practice Settings   
    Stages of a Pressure Ulcer Wound   
    Edema Scale   
Unit 3: Intervention
    Common Interventions Across Practice Settings   
    Phase 1 Cardiac Rehabilitation Guidelines and Precautions   
    Energy Conservation Tips   
    Burn Care   
    Passy-Muir Valve   
    Common Intensive Care Unit Equipment   
    Cardiovascular, Lymphatic, Respiratory, and Integumentary
    Systems Precautions and Contraindications   

Section Six:
Endocrine, Digestive, Urinary, and
Reproductive Systems   
Unit 1: Need To Know
    Case   
    Chemistry Lab Values   
    Swallow Anatomy and Dysphagia   
Unit 2: Evaluation
    Common Assessments Across Practice Settings   
    Pharmacology   
    Swallow Assessment   
Unit 3: Intervention
    Common Interventions Across Practice Settings   
    Nutrition and Feeding Tubes   
    Dysphagia Management   
    Managing Ostomies   
    Managing Incontinence   
    Addressing Sexuality   
    Endocrine, Digestive, Urinary, and Reproductive Systems
    Precautions and Contraindications   

Appendix A: Conversions   
Appendix B: Rehabilitation Abbreviations   
Appendix C: Resources   
Index   



William Sit, PhD, OTR/L, BCPR, CLVST-BIG is a faculty member at Texas Woman’s University and chair of the Trinity North District of the Texas Occupational Therapy Association. For decades, he has worked in physical disabilities settings, including acute care, rehabilitation, outpatient, and home health, and he was unsatisfied with the availability of a single resource that effectively identifies key components of evaluation and intervention. As a result, he became motivated to write a handbook that fosters clinical reasoning development for occupational therapists in an adult practice setting, particularly for entry-level therapists and those newly entering a physical disabilities setting. 

Dr. Marsha Neville, OT, PhD began her career in occupational therapy in 1974 as a certified occupational therapy assistant. In 1978 she became a registered occupational therapist after graduating from Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti, Michigan). She later completed her PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Texas at Dallas. Her long career in occupational therapy has focused on adult rehabilitation and research related to interventions for persons with acquired brain injuries. She is a professor in the School of Occupational Therapy at Texas Woman’s University.

 

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