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 v
Acknowledgments xiii
About the Authors xv
Introduction xvii

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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