Tuesday, 16 January 2018

CAOT-BC Regional Forums Coming to You

Join CAOT-BC Managing Director Giovanna Boniface and Service Coordinator Sarah Charles for association updates and activities, including advocacy initiatives, promotion and representation events, and information on member benefits. There will also be an opportunity for questions and feedback.


Free for any occupational therapist to attend (public or private sector, member or
non-member), however registration is required.


Surrey Memorial Hospital, Surrey
February 6, 2018 | 12:00-1:00pm

Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria
OR by video conference at: Aberdeen Hospital, Victoria General Hospital,

Saanich Peninsula Hospital, Queen Alexandra Centre, Gorge Road Hospital
February 7, 2018 | 12:00-1:00pm


Kamloops Home and Community Care, Kamloops
February 15, 2018 | 12:00-1:00pm


Vancouver General Hospital
March 8, 2018 | 12:00-1:00pm
Register here

Stay tuned for more dates and locations!

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Monday, 15 January 2018

CAOT-BC Ergonomics Practice Network Meeting: January 25, 2018


This meeting will take place by webinar. Registration is required to participate.

Date: January 25, 2018
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm Pacific Time
Location: Webinar
Registration: https://www.caot.ca/viewEvent.html?productId=9823
Cost:
Free for CAOT-BC members
$20 for non-members

If you have any questions about registration please contact CAOT-BC.

If you have questions about the Ergonomics 
Practice Network and upcoming meeting, please contact Amy Danko.

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Friday, 12 January 2018

CAOT-BC Chronic Pain & OT Practice Network Meeting: January 24, 2018


This meeting will take place by webinar. Registration is required to participate.

Topic: Arthritis and Community Resources


Presenter: The Arthritis Society   

Description: The session will discuss the general physiology of arthritis, lifestyle behaviours to promote overall well-being of people living with arthritis, useful tools for arthritic patients to reduce progression of arthritis, and community resources for arthritis patients to improve health outcomes. Arthritis pain and the management of chronic pain will also be discussed throughout the presentation, especially the role of occupational therapists in managing chronic arthritis pain.

Date: January 24, 2018
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm Pacific Time
Location: Webinar
Registration: https://www.caot.ca/viewEvent.html?productId=9855
Cost:
Free for CAOT-BC members
$20 for non-members

If you have any questions about registration please contact CAOT-BC.

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Thursday, 11 January 2018

OT in the News: Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports

Photo Credit: North Shore News
Occupational therapist and Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports president Anne Buthane talks about running the skiing and snowboarding programs for persons with a disability.

Read the full article in the North Shore News

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

CAOT-BC Leadership Practice Network Meeting: January 24, 2018


This meeting will take place by webinar. Registration is required to participate.


Topic: Occupational Therapy Leaders at Work: Occupational Therapy Enhanced Surface Program


Description: This presentation will highlight the OT Enhanced Surface Program, a pilot project developed with the objectives of optimizing the use of specialty surfaces, reducing costs in an acute care setting, and improving patient care outcomes. OT Professional Practice Leader Sharon Campbell will describe the development of the program, as well as the resulting cost savings and benefits of implementation within Interior Health.

Date: January 24, 2018
Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm Pacific Time
Location: Webinar
Registration: https://www.caot.ca/viewEvent.html?productId=9870
Cost:
Free for CAOT-BC members
$20 for non-members

If you have any questions about registration please contact CAOT-BC.

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Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Wellness Show 2018: One more volunteer needed!

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Can you help? We need one more volunteer to assist with our exhibit table at the Wellness Show 2018. Each year CAOT-BC hosts an exhibit at this event and with over 20,000 visitors attending the 2-day event, this is an excellent opportunity to continue our public awareness campaign to promote occupational therapy.
On the day of the shift, volunteers will also have the opportunity to explore the trade show, without the cost of admission.
WHEN:   February 17-18, 2018
WHERE:  Under the Sails, East Building (Hall B & C) | Vancouver Convention Centre

Available volunteer shift:
Feb 18, 2018: 2:30pm-6pm
Email scharles@caot.ca to sign up

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Monday, 8 January 2018

Pain BC: Best Practice Pain Management for Occupational Therapists

When: February 23-24, 2018
Where: St. Paul’s Hospital, 1081 Burrard St., Vancouver, BC


For occupational therapists interested in developing or enhancing sound clinical skills in the assessment and treatment of clients living with complex and chronic pain.

Early-bird CAOT-BC members rates before January 31, 2018
CAOT-BC member rates after this date

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Friday, 5 January 2018

Evidence for your Practice: Early intensive hand rehabilitation for sub-acute spinal cord injury

Photo by ahyakal on Foter.com / CC BY
Article for Review:
Harvey, L. A., Dunlop, S. A., Churilov, L., Galea, M. P., Hands, S. C. I. P. A. S., & Collaborators, O. T. (2017). Early intensive hand rehabilitation is not more effective than usual care plus one-to-one hand therapy in people with sub-acute spinal cord injury (‘Hands On’): a randomised trial. Journal of Physiotherapy63(4), 197-204.

This study examined the effect of an intensive task-specific hand-training program involving functional electrical stimulation for people with sub-acute tetraplegia. The experimental intervention consisted of training with an instrumented exercise workstation in conjunction with functional electrical stimulation for 1 hour per day, 5 days per week for 8 weeks. Both groups received usual care and 15 minutes of one-to-one hand therapy 3x/week without functional electrical stimulation. The primary outcome was the modified Action Research Arm Test reflecting arm and hand function.

Conclusion: Adding an intensive task-specific hand-training program involving functional electrical stimulation to a combination of usual care plus three 15-minute sessions per week of one-to-one hand therapy does not improve hand function in people with sub-acute tetraplegia.


Thursday, 4 January 2018

Pediatric Therapy Professional Development Opportunities


Professional development funding is available for occupational therapists working in MCFD funded agencies.

Current opportunities include: 

  • Funding to attend the 2018 CAOT Conference
    Deadline for application: January 12, 2018
  • Funding for professional development course registration fees 
Visit the Therapy BC webpage for more information

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Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Resource for your Practice: CanChild


Housed within the School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University, CanChild is a research centre dedicated to generating knowledge and transforming lives of children and youth with developmental conditions and their families.

Resources include: 


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