For “Better Speech and Hearing Month” #89 we have accumulated a list of 10 unique gifts to show your favorite SLP (or yourself) how much you value what they (you) do. Sounds Like An SLP: A stylish way to display professional pride on any wall. Take Your Breath Away: Chocolate that says they leave you ….
Who says OTs aren’t imaginative and funny? Not us…and below are the videos to prove it! So sit back and enjoy these 5 creative endeavors from some current and future colleagues, just in time for Occupational Therapy Month: OT Rap Style OT Oops Revenge Of The MOTs OT Prof Gets Creative OT Terms…Say What? Want ….
I saw a T-shirt today that read “Occupational Therapist (It’s okay, no one knows what we do)”… ouch… but is there any truth to it? Maybe the profession has what can only be described as a branding problem? Surely you have seen some evidence of that. For example, how many times have you personally explained ….
If it’s April it must be Occupational Therapy Month…36 years and counting! Centra applauds all the dedicated Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants and Occupational Therapists working tirelessly to enhance their clients’ quality of life using everyday activities as therapy. You make a significant and lasting difference in people’s lives! Somehow just saying “Thanks” seems so inadequate, ….
What can the new movie “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” teach healthcare professionals about stress at work? Without giving too much away, Kim Baker, (played by Tina Fey) deals with on the job training as a war correspondent by indulging in varying degrees of risky behavior. That is until she realizes that the adrenaline rushes are not ….
We should be grateful that Congress was too embroiled in partisan politics this year to enact any new tax legislation! That being said, provisions of existing laws continue to be phased in, along with now standard adjustments for inflation, and filling out those tax forms remains a time consuming task that most of us dread. ….
April is not only Occupational Therapy Month but also Autism Awareness Month. If you are an OT with ASD clients, you already know how life changing your practice is! But it doesn’t hurt to remind you and inform others. That is what our “Odds and Ends” for this month hopes to do. We provide links ….
Patient complaints about hospital stays have been fairly consistent: sleep interruptions, communication glitches, loss of personal items and bad food….just to name a few! Hospital administrators and staff, on the other hand, have focused increased attention on patient safety. The advent of “Superbugs”, new potential pandemics and a change from “fee-for-service” to “pay for performance”, ….
As promised, this is Centra’s monthly collection of 5 inspiring, and we hope useful, links to stories, technologies and other healthcare related information: Don’s Voice: Not Impossible, an LA based company, creates an innovative patient centric communication solution for an ALS farmer in Ontario, Canada…tissue alert! OT in Action: An accessible home by Frank Lloyd ….
We keep saying it, but the advent of the Internet, smart devices, and social media have connected us in ways unimaginable a few decades ago. At the same time, these have inundated us with countless bits of information, messages and data to triage, save, forward or discard as we see fit. Nonetheless, we hope you ….
U.S. News and World Report just named its “Best Health Care Support Jobs”, and Occupational Therapy Assistant took first place! That COTAs were ranked #1 on this list may not come as a surprise to some of you, but what might is that higher demand will result in approximately 14,000 new positions in the next ….
Teddy bears, flowers, jewelry and lingerie are all well and good… but so predictable and not always appropriate for a friend or coworker (remember the Fruit of the Loom commercial?) Instead check out Centra’s top ten favorite gift ideas for showing your love and appreciation for those hard-working Physical Therapists…or treat yourself! ….
This year is the 13th anniversary of the National Wear Red Day. Cardiovascular disease remains the number one killer of women in the United States and indeed globally. Although awareness has been rising steadily since 1997, there is much work still to be done. Centra supports all of the healthcare professionals who are working to ….
Livability just released their “Top 100 Best Places to Live” 2016 rankings for small to mid-sized cities. Every city has something to offer, but the top ten share a particular commitment to that often elusive work/life balance we all seek. Balance can be especially elusive if we view our work life and our non work ….
The sunshine gleaming on fire-engine red seats; the ear-splitting roars of 75,000 fans; the extravagant spectacle of a half-time show; the inevitable shrill shrieks of whistles and heart jarring thuds of bodies colliding…it’s almost time for Super Bowl 50! But all is not fun and games. American football, at both the amateur and professional levels,has ….
We live in an increasingly technological and fast-paced world as you may have noticed. Mobile tech usage has grown exponentially, crossing all economic and geographical boundaries to connect us in ways unimaginable a few decades ago. We are no longer chained to desktops for the latest news or to conduct our personal lives. Today’s and ….
Sixteen in 2016 It’s a new year and the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show has just unveiled some of the latest gadgets and devices we can expect to hit the market in the coming months. As has been the trend in recent years, the health and biotech sector was well represented at this event. Centra has ….
Too often men are busy taking care of “business” that they neglect themselves. They need to be reminded that the best way to take care of others is to take care of themselves. Here are our Top 20 ideas for men’s emotional and physical well being…just in time for Father’s Day as well! Follow allwrite4u’s ….
Technological innovation is changing not only the way we live, but the way we perform our work. Here are five current and future SLP tech innovations that we thought worth noting: Swivl: A robotic turntable for tablets that rotates to capture individual speakers and uploads video to a secure cloud site. UK’s University of Manchester ….
On LinkedIn, PT Joshua Lee recently wrote that healthcare professionals are essentially in the business of hope…hope that providing a patient centric and engaged patient rehabilitation process will result in successful/complete healing. Lee suggests that this kind of hope can be a self-fulfilling prophecy, but he admits that patients’ hopes must be tempered by evidence-based ….