Flashcards in Ergonomics, Telehealth and Drivers Rehab Deck (15)
% of Time Spent Sleeping
1/3 of life
Sleep position for least back pressure
On your back (2nd least is side)
Weight limit for backpacks
10% of body weight; or never more than 25 lbs.
How far down on body to wear backpack?
Never more than 4 inches below waist
Ways to solve monitor glare
• Use glare screen
• Place monitor perpendicular to light source
• Aim lights at wall or desk to diffuse them
• Reduce contrast betw screen and border around it
Best monitor for color choices
8-bit LCD panel monitor
For every 20 mins on a screen, look at something 20 feet away, for 20 seconds
Distance from face to place monitor
How to set screen brightness
Should be same as a white sheet of paper held next to it in that lighting/time of day.
Applications of Telehealth in OT
• Early Intervention for Children
• School Based
• Pediatric Private Practice
• Pediatric Hospitals
• VA Healthcare System
• Burn Unit Consultations
• Adult Private Practice (Rehab and Wellness)
• Mental Health (education, independence, emotional health, employment, ADLs)
• Productive Aging
• Coaching patients with TBI
Considerations for incorporating telehealth:
• Client access to technologies
• Services that are amenable to telehealth
• Position of employer on using it
• Knowledge of telehealth resources
• Licensure in my state
• Will I be reimbursed?
• Are technologies HIPAA compliant?
• Do I have/can I acquire competency to deliver services this way
• Can OTAs be supervised
CBOT 4172 Standards of Practice for Telehealth
• OT or OTA must have valid license
• OT must inform patient and get their consent
• OT shall determine if in-person eval is necessary based on details of the intervention
• OT/OTA delivering telehealth must:
a) Use same standard of care;
b) Comply with all other provisions/regulations of OT Practice Act
Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialists
(CDRS). Gold standard in driver rehab service through ADED. With backgrounds in healthcare and/or driver education, driver rehabilitation specialists are professionals who have completed additional training and education in the field of driver rehabilitation.
*DRS (Driver Rehab Specialists) are allied health professionals who have not obtained ADED certification.
Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists – nonprofit org dedicated to promoting safe, independent mobility for aging & disabled. Provides educ and support for professionals in field of driver rehab. Certifies Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (CDRS).