#occhat Nov 20th 2012- equipment and occupation

Why Equipment?

One of the things that non-OTs associate us with is the issuing of equipment, and indeed, facilitating occupation through the use of adaptive equipment is a key part of our OT role.

Assistive Equipment is simple, isn’t it?

But there are lots of instances where trained support workers, physios and nurses now offer equipment- and if it speeds up discharge and enables people to get back home quicker what’s the harm? We’ve encountered OTs in our careers who were sure that issuing equipment was solely the preserve of the OT in the team, as well as lots of other OTs who are happy to train team members to know when to ask for specialist input and when to issue simple equipment themselves. Who is right?

Personalisation

The personalisation agenda is now a huge consideration in equipment and adaptations. The expertise of some OTs when it comes to use of non-traditional equipment such as iPads and apps is a huge area for educationalists and OTs in practice to address- it’s not enough to send our new graduates out with a copy of Nottingham Rehab Supplies anymore!

Ablism

We also have to recognise the inherent ablism in some of our equipment prescriptions. We have to consider the individual in their environment- how will their family react to all this equipment? Will it mark them out as vulnerable? Does having a visible markers of disability increase their vulnerability to disability hate crimes?

COT/Boots Partnership

We also discussed some of the issues surrounding the partnership of COT with Boots, the high street pharmacy and retailer. Thoughts about this are still developing in our community- we recognise the advantage of promoting our services to a wide audience but also hae concerns about whether this promotion really shows OT as the holistic and client-centred profession we all love. As you’ll see in the Grabchat, we did have a comment from COT about the partnership- they confirm they did not financially profit from this arrangement. I’m sure we will come back to this topic again, do leave further comments on the blog or contact us on Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest.

The #occhat community

It was wonderful to see so many new chatters to our chat last night- both OTs brave enough to speak out (WELL DONE!) and people with lived experience of using equipment to facilitate occupations (GREAT TO SEE YOU!). We really want to make sure you feel welcome to join in with our chats, so we will try to welcome you individually and thank you for your contribution. We want to make sure we’re following you all so that we can continue the conversation outside of chat times. We’re actively planning to increase the resources we offer to help people to take the brave step of taking part in our Twitter conversations- do get in touch if you have any ideas and opinions about this.

On to the chat!

The GrabChat

Involved …

Involved …

@Helen_otuk @OTalk_Occhat @BillWongOT @uk_james @allisulli @KerstinGadsden @CharOTReilly @claireOT @gilliancrossley @DoAbility @Keeper85 @LeonoraOT @COTSSTO @amy_blue82 @Cathy_OT @Symbolic_Life @jfaias @needlesforteeth @alilou250969 @TochenaLibj @virtualOTalex @BAOTCOT @Subimaginati @roberTO_OT @JofromPurpleCo @hayley_m_k @akcoss @DanceThisMess14 @_beckyOT @Trio33 @gerbil10 @clissa89 @clairelfrost @pd2ot @RobWebster_LCH @Dr_Derek_Jones @OTCoachUK @JennaThygesen @EHICCIOCampaign @missyjones2012 @BoothRach

Top resources …

http://claireot.wordpress.com/2012/03/19/how-to-twitter/
http://networkedblogs.com/EYrJX
http://claireot.wordpress.com/2012/11/20/occhat-nov-20th-using-equipment-to-facilitate-occupation/
https://otalkocchats.wordpress.com/2012/11/20/969/
http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio/ouch/rss.xml
http://www.cot.co.uk/homepage/new-partnership-puts-occupational-therapy-high-street
http://www.briannafund.net/Pages/default.aspx
http://twitter.com/RebeccaTwinley/status/268369442898071552/photo/1

Related tags …

#otuesday #australia #mentalhealth #lifechanging #telehealth

See Twitter for more tweets, people, videos and photos for #occhat

@Helen_otuk RT @OTalk_Occhat : Join us on Tue 8pm(UK) for #Occhat to explore and discuss the link between equipment and occupation. All thoughts and input welcome.(Mon, 19 Nov 2012 19:05:21 +0000)
@RobWebster_LCH @OTalk_Occhat will get fab film posted @lchnhstrust OT patient made. Her highlight- “swivel chair & being able to shave my own legs” #occhat (Mon, 19 Nov 2012 19:10:05 +0000)
@claireOT @RobWebster_LCH @lchnhstrust great! looking at equipment/adaptations in their widest sense, it’s not all grab rails and loo risers! #occhat (Mon, 19 Nov 2012 19:37:54 +0000)
@claireOT RT @OTalk_Occhat : Join us on Tue 8pm(UK) for #Occhat to explore and discuss the link between equipment and occupation. All thoughts and input welcome.(Mon, 19 Nov 2012 19:38:31 +0000)
@uk_james RT @OTalk_Occhat : Join us on Tue 8pm(UK) for #Occhat to explore and discuss the link between equipment and occupation. All thoughts and input welcome.(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 06:18:51 +0000)
@pd2ot RT @OTalk_Occhat : Join us on Tue 8pm(UK) for #Occhat to explore and discuss the link between equipment and occupation. All thoughts and input welcome.(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 06:20:41 +0000)
@Helen_otuk Hope it’s a great #OTuesday . This evenings #occhat will explore the links between occupation and equipment. Do join us. 8pm UK.(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 07:59:50 +0000)
@Helen_otuk Not an OT? We would love to hear from you. This evenings #occhat will explore the links between occupation and equipment. Do join us. 8pmUK.(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 08:03:10 +0000)
@Helen_otuk Reflecting on occupation in more ways than one this #OTuesday . New role, new identity? Then #occhat this evening.(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 08:12:05 +0000)
@clairelfrost RT @Helen_otuk : Not an OT? We would love to hear from you. This evenings #occhat will explore the links between occupation and equipment. Do join us. 8pmUK.(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 08:20:23 +0000)
@uk_james RT @Helen_otuk : Reflecting on occupation in more ways than one this #OTuesday . New role, new identity? Then #occhat this evening.(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 08:21:14 +0000)
@Dr_Derek_Jones RT @OTalk_Occhat : Join us on Tue 8pm(UK) for #Occhat to explore and discuss the link between equipment and occupation. All thoughts and input welcome.(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 08:26:26 +0000)
@gilliancrossley RT @OTalk_Occhat : Join us on Tue 8pm(UK) for #Occhat to explore and discuss the link between equipment and occupation. All thoughts and input welcome.(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 09:39:54 +0000)
@BAOTCOT MT @Helen_otuk : Hope it’s a great #OTuesday . This evenings #occhat will explore the links between occupation and equipment. 8pm UK.(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 10:26:20 +0000)
@Symbolic_Life Just remembered I am off for a meal this eve so will be missing #occhat 😦 Sorry! Will be sure to contribute within the 24 Hrs(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 12:29:47 +0000)
@Symbolic_Life @Helen_otuk I just realised il be missing it as I have a meal but will be sure to contribute up to the 24Hrs! #occhat #greattalk !(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 12:30:24 +0000)
@Symbolic_Life RT @Helen_otuk : Reflecting on occupation in more ways than one this #OTuesday . New role, new identity? Then #occhat this evening.(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 12:30:55 +0000)
@allisulli RT @Helen_otuk : I concur! RT @OccThy_Jen : I presented on ‘Communities of Practice’, a few weeks ago at uni. It seems #occhat / #otalk is essentially that!…(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 13:14:22 +0000)
@allisulli RT @BAOTCOT : MT @Helen_otuk : Hope it’s a great #OTuesday . This evenings #occhat will explore the links between occupation and equipment. 8pm UK.(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 13:17:41 +0000)
@allisulli MT ” @OTalk_Occhat : OTuesday 3pm EST #Occhat we discuss the link between equipment and occupation. All thoughts and input welcome.”(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 13:19:48 +0000)
@allisulli #tech #OTGeeks unite! 3pm EST #occhat re: equipment & occupation! Ch-ch-check it out #hcsm non-OTs welcome. It is Thanksgiving, after all:)(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 13:23:44 +0000)
@OTCoachUK RT @symbolic_life : RT @Helen_otuk : Reflecting on occupation in more ways than one this #OTuesday . New role, new identity? Then #occhat …(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 13:41:58 +0000)
@missyjones2012 RT @Helen_otuk : Reflecting on occupation in more ways than one this #OTuesday . New role, new identity? Then #occhat this evening.(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 15:38:55 +0000)
@claireOT @EHICCIOCampaign aargh- hosting the #occhat talk tonight 7-8pm!! we really should find some way to not clash- the timetable is on Symplur!!(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 15:47:56 +0000)
@claireOT #Occhat Nov 20th- Using equipment to facilitate occupation http://t.co/bpxbHV7Y (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 16:28:28 +0000)
@claireOT #Occhat Nov 20th- Using equipment to facilitate occupation http://t.co/2R4DM5dO (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 16:32:44 +0000)
@COTSSTO RT @claireOT : #Occhat Nov 20th- Using equipment to facilitate occupation http://t.co/2R4DM5dO (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 16:35:17 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat #Occhat Nov 20th- Using equipment to facilitate occupation http://t.co/Yi1wBh7P (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 16:37:17 +0000)
@claireOT @EHICCIOCampaign I’m an egg McMuffin. My #occhat talk is 8pm, so no clash- yay! @S_Amani @AgencyNurse @MandyHollis3 @anniecoops (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 16:47:38 +0000)
@claireOT During #occhat tonight, we’re planning to take a look at this new idea from the COT- what are your thoughts? http://t.co/GcUFeMK6 (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 16:48:45 +0000)
@claireOT #occhat , 8-9pm, talking kit! please share your knowlege @fp_em @MargoJMilne @Subimaginati @Helen_otuk @amy_blue82 @BendyGirl @DEMANDCharity (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 16:50:28 +0000)
@claireOT we want to discuss this #occhat http://t.co/GcUFeMK6 @fp_em @MargoJMilne @Subimaginati @Helen_otuk @amy_blue82 @BendyGirl @DEMANDCharity (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 16:51:09 +0000)
@claireOT I’ve blogged a bit about #occhat http://t.co/Cstq9QPL @fp_em @MargoJMilne @Subimaginati @Helen_otuk @amy_blue82 @BendyGirl @DEMANDCharity (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 16:51:50 +0000)
@claireOT Hope we see you there, spoons allowing x #occhat @fp_em @MargoJMilne @Subimaginati @Helen_otuk @amy_blue82 @BendyGirl @DEMANDCharity (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 16:52:13 +0000)
@EHICCIOCampaign RT @claireOT : #occhat , 8-9pm, talking kit! please share your knowlege @fp_em @MargoJMilne @Subimaginati @Helen_otuk @amy_blue82 @BendyGirl @DEMANDCharity (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 16:53:22 +0000)
@claireOT @EHICCIOCampaign it would be great if people joined in to challenge about adaptive equipment- mobile working? smartphones? 8-9pm #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 16:56:17 +0000)
@claireOT RT @allisulli : #tech #OTGeeks unite! 3pm EST #occhat re: equipment & occupation! Ch-ch-check it out #hcsm non-OTs welcome. It is Thanksgiving, after all:)(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 16:56:41 +0000)
@claireOT RT @BAOTCOT : MT @Helen_otuk : Hope it’s a great #OTuesday . This evenings #occhat will explore the links between occupation and equipment. 8pm UK.(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 16:56:53 +0000)
@claireOT RT @Helen_otuk : Not an OT? We would love to hear from you. This evenings #occhat will explore the links between occupation and equipment. Do join us. 8pmUK.(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 16:57:07 +0000)
@claireOT @amy_blue82 great!!! the chats are always so much better if people with lived experience can join in- its appreciated #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 17:01:08 +0000)
@Subimaginati Does anyone find that councils in particular tend to go for “one item suits everyone” approaches? #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 17:11:55 +0000)
@Subimaginati There’s nothing more irritating than being offered an expensive item that wouldn’t help and refused funding for an item that would. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 17:12:40 +0000)
@JennaThygesen RT @OTalk_Occhat : #Occhat Nov 20th- Using equipment to facilitate occupation http://t.co/Yi1wBh7P (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 17:16:50 +0000)
@DoAbility RT @Helen_otuk : Hope it’s a great #OTuesday . This evenings #occhat will explore the links between occupation and equipment. Do join us. 8pm UK.(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 17:18:09 +0000)
@BoothRach RT @OTalk_Occhat : Join us on Tue 8pm(UK) for #Occhat to explore and discuss the link between equipment and occupation. All thoughts and input welcome.(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 18:40:50 +0000)
@claireOT ? @OTalk_Occhat : Join us on Tue 8pm(UK) for #Occhat to explore the link between equipment and occupation.” <me and @Helen_otuk hosting!(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 18:44:18 +0000)
@clissa89 RT @claireOT : ? @OTalk_Occhat : Join us on Tue 8pm(UK) for #Occhat to explore the link between equipment and occupation.” <me and @Helen_otuk hosting!(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 18:47:21 +0000)
@Helen_otuk Good evening all #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:01:20 +0000)
@BillWongOT @Helen_otuk hello! #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:02:11 +0000)
@Helen_otuk are we ready for this evenings #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:03:12 +0000)
@uk_james ? @Helen_otuk : are we ready for this evenings #occhat ? hi everyone! Ready to go!(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:04:46 +0000)
@Helen_otuk Seem to be having a delay on messages… #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:04:51 +0000)
@LeonoraOT #occhat Hi, I’m in the background & mainly #mentalhealth so keen to learn :)(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:05:26 +0000)
@DoAbility whats the most important thing when looking at equipment? we’d really value your input #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:06:10 +0000)
@Helen_otuk Well welcome everyone, this evening we would like to explore the link between equipment and occupations. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:06:14 +0000)
@alilou250969 #occhat hi listening from the sideline(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:06:42 +0000)
@BillWongOT @DoAbility I think a key thing is to look at what occupations a client values the most. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:07:25 +0000)
@Helen_otuk So my first question is what do you include in your definition of equipment? #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:07:39 +0000)
@CharOTReilly @DoAbility I feel the most important are that it is safe to use and it meets the clients need #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:07:51 +0000)
@Helen_otuk @alilou250969 welcome, do join in if you have any thoughts.
#occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:08:36 +0000)
@DoAbility . @BillWongOT do you feel there is a shortage of more modern looking equipment vs old style? #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:08:50 +0000)
@allisulli RT @LeonoraOT : #occhat Hi, I’m in the background & mainly #mentalhealth so keen to learn :)(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:08:55 +0000)
@allisulli RT @Helen_otuk : So my first question is what do you include in your definition of equipment? #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:09:06 +0000)
@uk_james @Helen_otuk should be any assistive device, traditional like raised toilet seats, to iPads, #telecare #telehealth #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:09:27 +0000)
@LeonoraOT @Helen_otuk #occhat I’m interested in computers & mobile devices as means to connect #mentalhealth #socialinclusion (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:09:29 +0000)
@BillWongOT @DoAbility that I don’t know for sure… but I think it is important to have both types. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:09:45 +0000)
@Helen_otuk RT @uk_james : @Helen_otuk should be any assistive device, traditional like raised toilet seats, to iPads, #telecare #telehealth #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:09:59 +0000)
@Helen_otuk RT @LeonoraOT : @Helen_otuk #occhat Im interested in computers & mobile devices as means to connect #mentalhealth #socialinclusion #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:10:20 +0000)
@BillWongOT @CharOTReilly @DoAbility I concur… because sometimes you got to know what a client is capable of. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:10:24 +0000)
@Helen_otuk RT @OT_LauraJ : #Occhat I work in Forensics, we use a lot of sensory equipment to support occupations. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:10:33 +0000)
@DoAbility @BillWongOT @CharOTReilly we’ve been talking to a lot of young people who feel old style walkers are actually a barrier to mobility #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:11:31 +0000)
@uk_james @Helen_otuk should also include communication aids, often not seen as “equipment” in the traditional OT sense by local authorities #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:11:48 +0000)
@DoAbility RT @CharOTReilly : @DoAbility I feel the most important are that it is safe to use and it meets the clients need #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:11:51 +0000)
@CharOTReilly @Helen_otuk thats small aids, larger aids/equipment, OT tools: pen, tape measure, bal, sensory equipment too… l #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:12:07 +0000)
@BillWongOT @DoAbility @CharOTReilly yes, that’s why I think as occupational therapy professionals, we should give them options. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:12:43 +0000)
@alilou250969 #occhat my so has CP and loves Siri on iPhone for the first time he can send his own text and update his own FB status(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:12:44 +0000)
@Helen_otuk RT @CharOTReilly : @Helen_otuk thats small aids, larger aids/equipment, OT tools: pen, tape measure, bal, sensory equipment too… l #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:13:16 +0000)
@Helen_otuk RT @alilou250969 : #occhat my so has CP and loves Siri on iPhone for the first time he can send his own text and update his own FB status(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:13:48 +0000)
@LeonoraOT RT @alilou250969 : #occhat my so has CP and loves Siri on iPhone for the first time he can send his own text and update his own FB status(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:13:50 +0000)
@Cathy_OT @BillWongOT @CharOTReilly @DoAbility Also considering a client’s opinion about equipment and possible impacts on identity #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:14:25 +0000)
@Helen_otuk So we have a great range of ‘items’ that we count as equipment? Yes? #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:14:28 +0000)
@uk_james @alilou250969 that’s exactly it. One of my relatives had an iPad funded via a direct payment for access capabilities #lifechanging #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:14:35 +0000)
@CharOTReilly @DoAbility @BillWongOT @CharOTReilly its difficult 2 generalise bcause everybody is individual & something dif will suit each person #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:14:47 +0000)
@Helen_otuk @alilou250969 that is great to hear. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:14:50 +0000)
@allisulli @BillWongOT @CharOTReilly @DoAbility I think it’s essential whether it has value to the client. “Meeting whose need?” is good ? #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:14:56 +0000)
@uk_james @Helen_otuk certainly do. Practitioners need to be open minded about what constitutes equipment in era of #personalisation #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:15:39 +0000)
@gilliancrossley sometimes equipment can be overused and over relied upon. this can become disabling #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:15:45 +0000)
@DoAbility @CharOTReilly @BillWongOT that was just an example…… we’re trying to help bring mobility equipment forward… always learning #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:16:21 +0000)
@Helen_otuk RT @gilliancrossley : sometimes equipment can be overused and over relied upon. this can become disabling #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:16:44 +0000)
@uk_james @gilliancrossley yes, or used as a compensatory approach / poor alternative to good rehab #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:16:54 +0000)
@CharOTReilly @Helen_otuk yes agreed Helen, we have a variety of equipment #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:17:08 +0000)
@Keeper85 @BillWongOT @CharOTReilly @DoAbility isn’t that putting limits on our clients by sayin that? #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:17:13 +0000)
@Helen_otuk RT @uk_james : @gilliancrossley yes, or used as a compensatory approach / poor alternative to good rehab #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:17:24 +0000)
@Keeper85 RT @gilliancrossley : sometimes equipment can be overused and over relied upon. this can become disabling #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:17:35 +0000)
@BillWongOT @DoAbility @CharOTReilly I think we always are. That’s why trial runs are also important, too. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:17:36 +0000)
@gilliancrossley @uk_james exactly! or family/ client etc can desire the equip that they have seen others with… even though it is wrong for them #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:18:11 +0000)
@CharOTReilly @DoAbility @BillWongOT you have a great range of equipment, every part is #lifechanging #love2learn #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:18:16 +0000)
@DoAbility RT @CharOTReilly : @DoAbility @BillWongOT you have a great range of equipment, every part is #lifechanging #love2learn #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:18:33 +0000)
@COTSSTO RT @Helen_otuk : RT @gilliancrossley : sometimes equipment can be overused and over relied upon. this can become disabling #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:18:43 +0000)
@Cathy_OT @gilliancrossley Definitely agree. I think it can also lead to MDTs thinking all OTs do is px equipment. Which obviously isn’t true #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:18:51 +0000)
@uk_james @Keeper85 @billwongot @charotreilly @doability seen it happen myself,poor assessment = poor recommendation – not personalised #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:18:59 +0000)
@BillWongOT @gilliancrossley That’s why I think it’s important to work on trying to rebuild the client’s abilities first b4 prescribing. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:19:04 +0000)
@CharOTReilly @gilliancrossley great point. thats why it needs to be prescribed/recommended with caution & sound clinical reasoning #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:19:15 +0000)
@BillWongOT @CharOTReilly @DoAbility and I think it’s important for us to get exposed to them as students. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:19:37 +0000)
@DoAbility @CharOTReilly thankyou – we’ve been looking at better ways to communicate… so glad to find #occhat #love2learn (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:19:45 +0000)
@Helen_otuk So we have this large range of ‘equipment’ which can be life changing to disabling? That is some spectrum! 1/2 #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:20:12 +0000)
@Keeper85 @BillWongOT @gilliancrossley is that occupational therapy? #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:20:21 +0000)
@uk_james @Cathy_OT @gilliancrossley that’s true, although think perceptions may be changing now #reablement now common in #socialcare #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:20:36 +0000)
@gilliancrossley @BillWongOT yes I agree, however there is often a cost element and it can be easier to offer equipment. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:20:40 +0000)
@gilliancrossley @CharOTReilly I do think equipment needs to be understood. not necessarily always by an OT but by someone trained #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:21:41 +0000)
@uk_james @gilliancrossley @billwongot or just because there are gaps in rehab services #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:21:45 +0000)
@gilliancrossley @Keeper85 @BillWongOT is what OT? equip or rebuilding ability? #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:22:20 +0000)
@DoAbility @gilliancrossley yes, you’re right – difficult to find the balance sometimes? #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:22:36 +0000)
@Helen_otuk 2/2 How do we assess along this spectrum? disabling to life changing? Do we use occupation? #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:22:41 +0000)
@uk_james @gilliancrossley @charotreilly which brings in the concept of Trusted Assessors and the like #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:22:44 +0000)
@CharOTReilly @Helen_otuk that is a large spectrum, and there seems 2 b little evidence base out there 4 equipment 2 help us decide what is right #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:23:07 +0000)
@BillWongOT @Keeper85 @gilliancrossley I was mentioning it cuz sometimes we have to see if the client regains some ROM, for example. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:23:07 +0000)
@gilliancrossley @uk_james @Cathy_OT yes, I do hope perceptions are changing. I think occupation has to be at the forefront if OTs are prescribing #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:23:32 +0000)
@Helen_otuk @CharOTReilly I think that depends on your ‘framework’ and ‘assessment’ #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:24:19 +0000)
@BillWongOT @CharOTReilly @Helen_otuk yes, but can’t we use assessment results to help in regards to our clinical reasoning? #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:24:25 +0000)
@TochenaLibj RT @alilou250969 : #occhat my so has CP and loves Siri on iPhone for the first time he can send his own text and update his own FB status(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:24:31 +0000)
@gilliancrossley @DoAbility yes, we do have to work within resources and equipment can often be an easy way to achieve a goal/ maintain safety #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:24:41 +0000)
@BillWongOT @Keeper85 @gilliancrossley I think you misunderstood what I meant. I didn’t mean that. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:25:01 +0000)
@allisulli @gilliancrossley Also ppl provided w equip like hearing aids that they don’t like to use/ won’t but tx is based on this assumption #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:25:38 +0000)
@CharOTReilly @uk_james @gilliancrossley which others in MDT, could give equipment, physio possibly? #trustedassessors #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:25:38 +0000)
@uk_james @CharOTReilly @helen_otuk equipment evidence doesn’t seem to quite have same robust evidence base as say drugs or other medical Rx #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:25:43 +0000)
@COTSSTO @Helen_otuk this is so true. Idealy there would be time to rehab & id long term needs rather than prempt which can limit recovery. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:25:54 +0000)
@Keeper85 @BillWongOT @gilliancrossley is that OT? Because it sounds like physio? #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:25:57 +0000)
@gilliancrossley @Keeper85 @BillWongOT yes if the equipment is necessary, for the person to engage in occupations. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:26:02 +0000)
@allisulli RT @Helen_otuk : So we have this large range of ‘equipment’ which can be life changing to disabling? That is some spectrum! 1/2 #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:26:16 +0000)
@gilliancrossley @Keeper85 @BillWongOT I think it depends on the equipment #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:26:46 +0000)
@CharOTReilly @BillWongOT @Helen_otuk definately, as give reasoning 4 wat client needs, its then deciding which brand/model is app, #moreevidence #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:27:24 +0000)
@Helen_otuk What do people feel are the ‘key’ elements to ensuring individuals occupational needs are addressed when considering equipment? #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:27:26 +0000)
@uk_james @CharOTReilly @gilliancrossley list is long….. Nurses, social workers, unregistered workers, home care providers, care navigators #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:27:27 +0000)
@BillWongOT @Keeper85 @gilliancrossley well, that’s what I see in hand therapy settings. equipment decisions are made just b4 d/c. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:27:48 +0000)
@gilliancrossley @CharOTReilly @uk_james physio, assistants, technicians.. I think its about the training to be able to provide #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:27:59 +0000)
@DoAbility @gilliancrossley @CharOTReilly @uk_james and knowledge of everything available? Where do you look? #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:28:55 +0000)
@gilliancrossley @zzzoooman @Helen_otuk yes I think complimentary is a good way to explain it! I think its about getting the balance #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:29:00 +0000)
@CharOTReilly thats true @uk_james @Helen_otuk why do you think that is? Equipment can be as effective/as dangerous as drugs ect.. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:29:02 +0000)
@BillWongOT @Helen_otuk I think testing out will be important to see if they like it. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:29:03 +0000)
@uk_james @OT_LauraJ @gilliancrossley @charotreilly need training to ensure best advice given, risk management, safety, quality of care #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:29:51 +0000)
@KerstinGadsden sorry a bit late
#Occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:30:19 +0000)
@gilliancrossley @BillWongOT @Keeper85 yes not all equipment is mobility aids.. I do think if it occupation related then its OT same for ROM .. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:30:24 +0000)
@BillWongOT @DoAbility @gilliancrossley @CharOTReilly @uk_james catalogues, asking fellow colleagues, for example. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:30:31 +0000)
@CharOTReilly @OT_LauraJ @gilliancrossley who else in MDT, do you think be suitable 2 understand equipment 2 level we learn as OTs? #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:30:40 +0000)
@claireOT #occhat evening all, my apologies, just woke up from unsceduled nap!! Will catch up onyr tweets now x(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:30:44 +0000)
@Cathy_OT @gilliancrossley @uk_james I hope so too. And I agree. Equipment should only be prescribed if it promotes occupational engagement #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:31:11 +0000)
@KerstinGadsden @OT_LauraJ currently am a Band 3 Rehab Assistant, and we give out low level equipment
#Occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:31:16 +0000)
@gilliancrossley @DoAbility @CharOTReilly @uk_james yes! I have had some equip training, shops, books, internet and pinterest are good resources #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:31:33 +0000)
@alilou250969 @BillWongOT @helen_otuk #occhat testing also to make sure it works in their environment(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:31:58 +0000)
@BillWongOT @DoAbility @Helen_otuk on some instances, I think so. #occhat Rancho Los Amigos Rehab Hospital has one. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:31:59 +0000)
@KerstinGadsden @CharOTReilly in our team all Rehab Assistants and Nurses get low level training, only the more complex cases get OT input
#Occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:32:16 +0000)
@allisulli @CharOTReilly @OT_LauraJ @gilliancrossley #Parents of children who are dependent on equip must be able to understand how its used #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:32:39 +0000)
@Keeper85 @gilliancrossley @BillWongOT not everything occupation related is OT. OT is occupation AS therapy. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:32:48 +0000)
@Helen_otuk RT @Cathy_OT : I hope so too. And I agree. Equipment should only be prescribed if it promotes occupational engagement #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:32:49 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat @LeonoraOT hi, welcome, Leonora, we agree- equipment can include smartphones etc- essential kit! #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:33:00 +0000)
@uk_james @gilliancrossley @doability @charotreilly so where do the public look for info if they’re self funding or want to go it alone? #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:33:02 +0000)
@BillWongOT @alilou250969 @Helen_otuk yes, I think sometimes it’s important for community mobility (e.g. power wheelchair for college student). #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:33:08 +0000)
@allisulli RT @Keeper85 : @gilliancrossley @BillWongOT not everything occupation related is OT. OT is occupation AS therapy. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:33:40 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat @CharOTReilly yes, Charlotte, a good OT always has a tape measure in her bag 😉 #occhat @helen_otuk (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:33:59 +0000)
@KerstinGadsden @Helen_otuk agree….but than I believe equipment generally is prescribed for that reason #Occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:34:15 +0000)
@BillWongOT @uk_james @gilliancrossley @DoAbility @CharOTReilly Sometimes online support groups could be a resource. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:34:21 +0000)
@gilliancrossley @Keeper85 @mmolineux lol! well in my OT experience I think its important.. It really does depend on the setting #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:34:29 +0000)
@uk_james @OTalk_Occhat @leonoraot should include smartphones. Went to European conference in summer. Carers in Paris given iPads #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:34:41 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat @BillWongOT hi Bill, yes, one size doesn’t fit everybody- how. Do we stay holistic when issuing equipment? #occhat @doability @charotreilly (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:35:00 +0000)
@DoAbility @uk_james @gilliancrossley @CharOTReilly pinterest? its not something we’ve really used…. should look into that 🙂 #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:35:16 +0000)
@allisulli @uk_james @gilliancrossley @DoAbility @CharOTReilly here is a great organization in my area, Springfield, MA. http://t.co/k2gJ0cg1 #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:35:22 +0000)
@BillWongOT @OTalk_Occhat @CharOTReilly @Helen_otuk as well as a gait belt (if it’s hospital, rehab, or SNF setting). #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:35:30 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat ? @uk_james : @OTalk_Occhat @leonoraot should include smartphones. Went to European conference in summer. Carers in Paris given iPads #occhat ?(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:35:30 +0000)
@KerstinGadsden To me one of the main issues with the way equipment can be bought on open market that people than don’t get the right advice #Occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:35:38 +0000)
@uk_james @BillWongOT @gilliancrossley @doability @charotreilly See my tweet re:carers in Paris given iPads to social network each other #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:35:51 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat @CharOTReilly absolutely! #occhat @doability @billwongot (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:36:13 +0000)
@DoAbility @BillWongOT @uk_james @gilliancrossley @CharOTReilly that’s true. We have helped people through the #dlf #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:36:14 +0000)
@uk_james @OTalk_Occhat @billwongot @doability @charotreilly turn on its head, should we be issuing equip or personal budgets? #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:36:51 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat @gilliancrossley great point, so for you, not always an OT, but a trained person? #occhat @charotreilly (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:37:03 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat RT @gilliancrossley : sometimes equipment can be overused and over relied upon. this can become disabling #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:37:09 +0000)
@BillWongOT @KerstinGadsden yes, splints sometimes is a great example. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:37:16 +0000)
@gilliancrossley @DoAbility @uk_james @CharOTReilly Pinterest is great! lots of OT boards! equip and adapt ideas #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:37:46 +0000)
@CharOTReilly @uk_james @gilliancrossley @DoAbility public use internet & some high streets now sell equipment #tesco #bootuk range with @BAOTCOT #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:37:47 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat @allisulli @gilliancrossley hi ladies, glad you could join us, for tonight’s #occhat by the way ;-)(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:38:03 +0000)
@KerstinGadsden @BillWongOT also walking frames, raised toilet seats…etc. to high or low, etc.
#Occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:38:14 +0000)
@needlesforteeth Not all assistive equipment needs an OT. Some of it is so simple and intuitive that it’s not a good use of OT time. Jar openers? #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:38:31 +0000)
@BillWongOT @gilliancrossley @DoAbility @uk_james @CharOTReilly I agree. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:38:41 +0000)
@KerstinGadsden @CharOTReilly and that can be a problem #Occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:38:45 +0000)
@CharOTReilly @BillWongOT @uk_james @gilliancrossley @DoAbility OT Go To, is planning on showing videos of equipment use for service users #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:38:46 +0000)
@allisulli @Cathy_OT @gilliancrossley @uk_james even so, user must be sold on the idea.Therapists need to consider #selfdetermination too. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:38:46 +0000)
@COTSSTO @OTalk_Occhat @uk_james @LeonoraOT london trust project where ortho patients get an ipod with patient info on it pre surgery #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:39:03 +0000)
@DoAbility @gilliancrossley @uk_james @CharOTReilly Thank you. There’s another one on the to do list then …. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:39:15 +0000)
@KerstinGadsden @needlesforteeth yes…anyone with low level training can do it #Occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:39:15 +0000)
@Helen_otuk In UK we have independent living centres where people can browse and get advise and try things. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:39:33 +0000)
@gilliancrossley @Keeper85 @BillWongOT in Hand therapy ROM is important to function and occ particpation to pretty much every client #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:39:44 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat @DoAbility or specs for items, rather than issue the item ourselves? #occhat @uk_james @billwongot @charotreilly (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:39:54 +0000)
@TochenaLibj RT @Helen_otuk : In UK we have independent living centres where people can browse and get advise and try things. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:40:04 +0000)
@allisulli @OTalk_Occhat @gilliancrossley I am starting to feel that there are some ableist assumptions going on about the value of equipment #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:40:19 +0000)
@BillWongOT @CharOTReilly @uk_james @gilliancrossley @DoAbility I think that would be a great idea for clinics to do this. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:40:30 +0000)
@Helen_otuk MT @needlesforteeth : Not all equipment needs an OT. Some of it is so simple and intuitive that its not a good use of OT time. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:40:33 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat ? @HandyOTJO : @Helen_otuk I always say “try before you buy” like you would a car. We cannot provide all equipment. #occhat ? <great advice!(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:40:43 +0000)
@Keeper85 @KerstinGadsden that’s y I had issue with @BAOTCOT backing an equip store with “OT endorsed” products. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:40:45 +0000)
@KerstinGadsden @Helen_otuk , but argos etc. stocks equipment…. and no advice…the things I have seen in peoples houses these past few month, lol #Occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:40:45 +0000)
@uk_james @OTalk_Occhat @doability @billwongot @charotreilly principle of equipment prescriptions in some parts of the UK I believe #occhat Anyone??(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:41:22 +0000)
@DoAbility @OTalk_Occhat I think many find the choice bewildering even with specs. Who might take advantage @uk_james @BillWongOT @CharOTReilly #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:41:30 +0000)
@KerstinGadsden @Keeper85 yes, that is what I thought earlier upon reading about it #Occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:41:35 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat @Keeper85 hi Brock, welcome #occhat @gilliancrossley @billwongot (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:41:36 +0000)
@BillWongOT @KerstinGadsden @Helen_otuk yes, I think we as #occupationaltherapists have to be aware of that. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:42:23 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat ? @allisulli : @OTalk_Occhat @gilliancrossley there are some ableist assumptions going on about the value of equipment #occhat ? <explain, pls?(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:42:25 +0000)
@uk_james @DoAbility @otalk_occhat @billwongot @charotreilly I think there’s a role for responsible equip suppliers to inform customers #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:42:48 +0000)
@gilliancrossley @allisulli @Cathy_OT @uk_james yes, often the client doesn’t want or sometime very fixed on wanting #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:42:51 +0000)
@Cathy_OT @allisulli @gilliancrossley @uk_james Definitely. And the need to consider perception and how that may influence equipment use #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:43:01 +0000)
@Keeper85 @KerstinGadsden they couldn’t see the problem which makes me wonder how much $$$ were in that deal #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:43:08 +0000)
@allisulli @gilliancrossley @Keeper85 Preparatory activity supporting occupational engagement is a type of occupational therapy intervention #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:43:16 +0000)
@Keeper85 @OTalk_Occhat @gilliancrossley @billwongot hi 🙂 #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:43:24 +0000)
@KerstinGadsden @OTalk_Occhat equiment only useful if really needed and wanted….some don’t like it due to it making them look disabled #Occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:43:41 +0000)
@BillWongOT @uk_james @DoAbility @OTalk_Occhat @CharOTReilly but in some settings, OT’s end up be the ones trying to inform customers. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:43:48 +0000)
@KerstinGadsden @HandyOTJO cross posted #Occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:43:55 +0000)
@Helen_otuk @uk_james yes James, prescriptions are on that principle, prescribe for needs then individual can choose. 1/2 #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:44:32 +0000)
@CharOTReilly @uk_james @DoAbility @OTalk_Occhat @BillWongOT definately #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:44:33 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat @allisulli @claireOT on this account tonight, please could you share your thoughts re ableism and issuing kit? #occhat @gilliancrossley (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:44:34 +0000)
@uk_james @HandyOTJO @otalk_occhat think that’s true in some cases. Needs to be unobvious. Case for better/ sexier designed kit #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:44:42 +0000)
@allisulli @OTalk_Occhat @gilliancrossley See people w equipment they don’t like/won’t use – hearing aids, glasses, splints. Life goes on #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:44:58 +0000)
@KerstinGadsden sometimes equipment is over prescribed by well meaning people, they can than be a real tripping hazzard #Occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:45:00 +0000)
@virtualOTalex awareness of cognition when assessing for equipment is core and so often neglected by physios, nurses, it can be surpisingly complex #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:45:03 +0000)
@DoAbility Definitely. Do you think supermarkets should sell specialist equipment? @uk_james @OTalk_Occhat @BillWongOT @CharOTReilly #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:45:06 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat ? @HandyOTJO : @OTalk_Occhat patients who see equipment as a sign they are disabled therefore won’t use. #occhat ? <research shows this, too(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:45:11 +0000)
@Helen_otuk @uk_james in my experience this is for smaller (lower cost) items. Larger (more costly) not so available on prescription. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:45:37 +0000)
@CharOTReilly @BillWongOT @uk_james @DoAbility @OTalk_Occhat its bcause equipment directly affects persons occupations, so makes part OT role #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:45:57 +0000)
@DoAbility @CharOTReilly @uk_james @OTalk_Occhat @BillWongOT Are Independent living centres useful to you? do you use them? #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:45:59 +0000)
@allisulli RT @OTalk_Occhat : ? @HandyOTJO : @OTalk_Occhat patients who see equipment as a sign they are disabled therefore won’t use. #occhat ? <research shows this, too(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:46:07 +0000)
@allisulli RT @KerstinGadsden : sometimes equipment is over prescribed by well meaning people, they can than be a real tripping hazzard #Occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:46:15 +0000)
@BillWongOT @DoAbility @uk_james @OTalk_Occhat @CharOTReilly well… I would say no, because there r nobody providing info. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:46:23 +0000)
@gilliancrossley @allisulli @OTalk_Occhat yes.. not everyone likes. But I know some who love them! #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:46:24 +0000)
@uk_james @DoAbility @otalk_occhat @billwongot @charotreilly yes needs to be mainstream.Too many ppl with #longtermconditions to hide it away #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:46:27 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat @HandyOTJO how so, “lazy”? #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:46:29 +0000)
@Helen_otuk RT @allisulli : Preparatory activity supporting occupational engagement is a type of occupational therapy intervention #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:46:48 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat ? @uk_james : @HandyOTJO @otalk_occhat that’s true in some cases. Needs to be unobvious. Case for better/ sexier designed kit #occhat ? yes!(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:46:48 +0000)
@BillWongOT @KerstinGadsden maybe that’s where home visits/confirming with caregivers could be vital #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:47:29 +0000)
@Helen_otuk @DoAbility yes ILC are very useful! #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:47:30 +0000)
@allisulli @OTalk_Occhat @claireOT @gilliancrossley We order & issue it bc we think it will “help”. Not if the person doesn’t want to use it #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:47:40 +0000)
@KerstinGadsden @virtualOTalex the beauty of ICT is that we can assess at patients own environment, which gives good indication how they will manage #Occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:47:48 +0000)
@gerbil10 #occhat we need to think about the complex transaction between person, environment and occupation and think – is equipment the solution.(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:47:57 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat @Keeper85 @kerstingadsden were happy to throw this open to the group- thoughts re the COT/Boots deal? #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:48:22 +0000)
@Keeper85 RT @gerbil10 : #occhat we need to think about the complex transaction between person, environment and occupation and think – is equipment the solution.(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:48:25 +0000)
@KerstinGadsden @BillWongOT yes home visits are great, but for instance hospital ot’s rarely do them…to costly #Occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:48:26 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat @HandyOTJO could it be we’re not as holistic and client-centred as we think we are?! #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:49:36 +0000)
@amy_blue82 @OTalk_Occhat @uk_james @HandyOTJO #occhat as some one young who uses some OT equipment, would be nice if wasn’t so medical looking(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:49:50 +0000)
@KerstinGadsden @Keeper85 sometimes it is not necessary a choice, thinking of people who have to comply with Hip precautions after Hemi arthroplasty #Occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:49:58 +0000)
@BillWongOT @KerstinGadsden That’s why I sometimes would ask a caregiver, especially if the clients’ cognitive abilities are low. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:50:07 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat ? @allisulli : @OTalk_Occhat @claireOT @gilliancrossley We order & issue it bc we think it will “help”. ?..doesn’t want to use it #occhat ?(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:50:08 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat RT @gerbil10 : #occhat we need to think about the complex transaction between person, environment and occupation and think – is equipment the solution.(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:50:18 +0000)
@uk_james ? @OTalk_Occhat : @HandyOTJO could it be we’re not as holistic and client-centred as we think we are?! #occhat ? right to challenge #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:50:24 +0000)
@CharOTReilly @gerbil10 #occhat , i’ve found, if behavioural & educational approaches are not suitable/effective, compensatory approach e.g. equip is best(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:50:28 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat @gerbil10 ooh, nicely put #textbook #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:50:35 +0000)
@KerstinGadsden @OTalk_Occhat good point, often due to being confined by the context of our services #Occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:50:37 +0000)
@gilliancrossley @DavidLynch_ @Helen_otuk @LynchHealthcare yes, lots of equip can be empowering! I think its about getting the right fit #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:50:38 +0000)
@allisulli @OTalk_Occhat @allisulli @gilliancrossley it’s not enough to say it’s safe & effective. You’re trained/knowledge. Who wants it? #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:51:08 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat @amy_blue82 yes, and in a colour other than beige?! #occhat @uk_james @handyotjo (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:51:08 +0000)
@uk_james @amy_blue82 @otalk_occhat @handyotjo you’re right. Do you want it in clinical white or clinical white? #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:51:13 +0000)
@Helen_otuk RT @amy_blue82 : @OTalk_Occhat as some one young who uses some OT equipment, would be nice if wasnt so medical looking #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:51:23 +0000)
@DoAbility @Keeper85 @KerstinGadsden you have to pay for them to consider *recommending* products #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:51:27 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat RT @CharOTReilly : @gerbil10 #occhat , i’ve found, if behavioural & educational approaches are not suitable/effective, compensatory approach e.g. equip is best(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:51:30 +0000)
@BillWongOT @virtualOTalex @DoAbility @uk_james @OTalk_Occhat @CharOTReilly But sometimes caregivers & consumers sometimes ask for opinions. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:51:50 +0000)
@allisulli RT @CharOTReilly : @gerbil10 #occhat , i’ve found, if behavioural & educational approaches are not suitable/effective, compensatory approach e.g. equip is best(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:52:17 +0000)
@BillWongOT RT @CharOTReilly : @gerbil10 #occhat , i’ve found, if behavioural & educational approaches are not suitable/effective, compensatory approach e.g. equip is best(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:52:28 +0000)
@CharOTReilly @OTalk_Occhat @allisulli @claireOT @gilliancrossley if we thought would help, SU did not want, try 2 find alternative #clientcentred #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:52:29 +0000)
@KerstinGadsden agree with those saying that equipment needs to be less clinical #Occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:52:47 +0000)
@Helen_otuk ok so in the last few minutes, how does all this debate of equipment relate to occupational performance? Is it occupation? #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:53:09 +0000)
@uk_james @BillWongOT @virtualotalex @doability @otalk_occhat @charotreilly not enough OTs to go around, need accessible info too to inform #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:53:12 +0000)
@allisulli @BillWongOT @KerstinGadsden and as I’m trying to point out, life goes on. See alot of equipment used as clothes hangers. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:53:18 +0000)
@Keeper85 @BillWongOT @KerstinGadsden u think caregivers always give an honest unbiased opinion? Ur in for some surprises lol #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:53:33 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat ? @DoAbility : @virtualOTalex @uk_james @OTalk_Occhat @BillWongOT @CharOTReilly should a responsible retailer double check it’s right #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:53:35 +0000)
@Keeper85 RT @uk_james : ? @OTalk_Occhat : @HandyOTJO could it be we’re not as holistic and client-centred as we think we are?! #occhat ? right to challenge #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:53:37 +0000)
@LeonoraOT @DoAbility @uk_james @otalk_occhat @billwongot @charotreilly #occhat Suprmrkts don’t even sell hearng aid battery in #australia #Bellcurve (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:53:42 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat RT @LeonoraOT : @DoAbility @uk_james @otalk_occhat @billwongot @charotreilly #occhat Suprmrkts don’t even sell hearng aid battery in #australia #Bellcurve (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:54:01 +0000)
@KerstinGadsden @Helen_otuk surely a lot of equipment can enable our clients to keep doing things for themselfs without assistance #Occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:54:07 +0000)
@BillWongOT @uk_james @virtualOTalex @DoAbility @OTalk_Occhat @CharOTReilly yes… and this’ll go back 2 the public health/health literacy issue #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:54:08 +0000)
@CharOTReilly @HandyOTJO @gerbil10 no but equipment is usually always compensatory #ithink #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:54:33 +0000)
@gilliancrossley @allisulli @OTalk_Occhat I find lots use once they realise it helps.can be diff, R job 2 educate&explore, why they don’t want to use #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:54:50 +0000)
@Helen_otuk Agree RT @HandyOTJO : @CharOTReilly @gerbil10 compensatory approach does not always mean equipment. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:54:54 +0000)
@BillWongOT @Keeper85 @KerstinGadsden of course I get the “surprises”. Consumers and caregivers can have biased opinions. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:54:55 +0000)
@uk_james @Helen_otuk yes, relates to occupation if its about people carrying out activities important to them and equip supports #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:55:19 +0000)
@needlesforteeth Client sent back walking frame caddy I ordered. 2 falls carrying plates w frame. No insight. Client choice doesn’t always cover it. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:55:34 +0000)
@KerstinGadsden @Keeper85 nodon’t think care givers always the best to ask, patients aren’t always neither,hence me preferring to do my own Ax of it #Occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:55:39 +0000)
@CharOTReilly @OTalk_Occhat @DoAbility @virtualOTalex @uk_james @BillWongOT how would responsible retailer know, if hadnt had significant training #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:55:41 +0000)
@BillWongOT @Helen_otuk I think equipment can enhance occupational performance, but only if it’s the right fit & valued by clients. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:55:58 +0000)
@allisulli @BillWongOT @uk_james @virtualOTalex @DoAbility @OTalk_Occhat @CharOTReilly How about self-determination as relates to opting out? #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:56:03 +0000)
@Helen_otuk RT @uk_james : yes, relates to occupation if its about people carrying out activities important to them and equip supports #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:56:10 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat @needlesforteeth could you help us unpick that a little more, please? #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:56:25 +0000)
@amy_blue82 @allisulli @BillWongOT @KerstinGadsden need to find out why it’s not being used, is it psyhcological, or equip not quite suited, #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:56:41 +0000)
@BillWongOT @CharOTReilly @OTalk_Occhat @DoAbility @virtualOTalex @uk_james I agree. My local drug store sometimes sell splints, for ex. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:56:41 +0000)
@KerstinGadsden @CharOTReilly lol…indeed even the company that supplys equipm here seems clueless #Occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:56:44 +0000)
@LeonoraOT RT @amy_blue82 : @OTalk_Occhat @uk_james @HandyOTJO #occhat as some one young who uses some OT equipment, would be nice if wasn’t so medical looking(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:56:49 +0000)
@Helen_otuk RT @BillWongOT : I think equipment can enhance occupational performance, but only if its the right fit & valued by clients. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:57:09 +0000)
@uk_james @CharOTReilly @otalk_occhat @doability @virtualotalex @billwongot my point. DH trialled accreditation scheme while back,too radical #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:57:12 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat @zzzoooman when personal health budgets come in, maybe this will change? #occhat @uk_james @doability @billwongot @charotreilly (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:57:24 +0000)
@BillWongOT @amy_blue82 @allisulli @KerstinGadsden that’s why client centered approach early on is important. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:57:37 +0000)
@KerstinGadsden @needlesforteeth yes very frustrating when you could reduce falls risk etc. but they don’t want to use it 😦 #Occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:57:41 +0000)
@DoAbility Hello @virtualOTalex , you have now 🙂 @OTalk_Occhat @uk_james @BillWongOT @CharOTReilly #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:57:46 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat ? @virtualOTalex : @OTalk_Occhat @DoAbility @uk_james @BillWongOT @CharOTReilly ‘Responsible Retailer’?? Not sure I met one of those” #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:57:58 +0000)
@BillWongOT @virtualOTalex @Helen_otuk not too hard to use and is functional, for example. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:58:31 +0000)
@allisulli @CharOTReilly @OTalk_Occhat @claireOT @gilliancrossley Things change. People who get equip don’t get OT for life and needs change #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:58:48 +0000)
@Helen_otuk Regards retailers, I have met many good retailers who offer great advise and support. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:58:52 +0000)
@KerstinGadsden @OT_LauraJ in ICT setting it also helps with occ perf. #Occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:58:55 +0000)
@uk_james @OTalk_Occhat @zzzoooman @doability @billwongot @charotreilly possibly PHB for continuing health care. Will be a statutory offer #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:58:59 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat #occhat only a couple more minutes left guys…. Lets start to wrap up the chat…(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:59:14 +0000)
@Helen_otuk RT @OT_LauraJ : Can help faciliate/support occupation. In my setting #CAMHS It 100% supports occ. performance! Woops #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:59:30 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat ? @amy_blue82 : @allisulli @BillWongOT @KerstinGadsden why it’s not being used, is it psyhcological, or equip not quite suited, #occhat ?(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:59:37 +0000)
@DoAbility RT @Helen_otuk : Regards retailers, I have met many good retailers who offer great advise and support. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:59:41 +0000)
@needlesforteeth Re caddy: I need to find a way to persuade client to accept it though unwanted. Imminent risk of injury otherwise. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:59:47 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat RT @Helen_otuk : Regards retailers, I have met many good retailers who offer great advise and support. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:00:25 +0000)
@KerstinGadsden @OTalk_Occhat often because of lack of insight. #Occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:00:27 +0000)
@uk_james @uk_james @otalk_occhat @zzzoooman @doability @billwongot @charotreilly should have read prev tweet before replying! #occhat ?(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:00:35 +0000)
@CharOTReilly very valid point @allisulli @OTalk_Occhat @claireOT @gilliancrossley so how can, a persons ongoing, changing need to monitored?? #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:00:58 +0000)
@BillWongOT @zzzoooman @uk_james @OTalk_Occhat @DoAbility @CharOTReilly what’s SU? #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:01:06 +0000)
@Helen_otuk @needlesforteeth yes that can be a tricky one, but keep at it! May take some time. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:01:21 +0000)
@gilliancrossley @allisulli @CharOTReilly @OTalk_Occhat @claireOT yes. In the UK we would reasess equip in needs/ circs changed #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:01:37 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat My final couple of thoughts… #occhat , do we listen enough to the non-verbal cues when talking about equipment with clients?(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:01:40 +0000)
@CharOTReilly @BillWongOT @zzzoooman @uk_james @OTalk_Occhat @DoAbility SU = service user #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:02:06 +0000)
@Helen_otuk @CharOTReilly that can be about education so individual is empowered to self manage? #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:02:08 +0000)
@amy_blue82 @needlesforteeth what is their reason for sending back? When you have to use something regularly minor probs can become big issues #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:02:11 +0000)
@BillWongOT @KerstinGadsden @OT_LauraJ what’s ICT setting? #Occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:02:12 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat #occhat , do we consider the cultural meanings of the kit on offer and the role of “disabled” when issuing equipment?(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:02:28 +0000)
@KerstinGadsden @OTalk_Occhat hmm, I don’t give equipment unless client agrees or at least agrees to trial #Occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:02:41 +0000)
@KerstinGadsden @BillWongOT ICT-Intermediate Care Team #Occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:03:05 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat @zzzoooman I strongly disagree, sir! Occupation is everything!!! #occhat @uk_james @doability @billwongot @charotreilly (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:03:24 +0000)
@CharOTReilly @Helen_otuk yes good idea, we can teach SU the strategies that they can then manage independently. #occhat #empowerment (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:03:25 +0000)
@Helen_otuk Well that’s another hour that has flown by! #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:03:26 +0000)
@uk_james @Helen_otuk @charotreilly lots of tools coming this way re #selfcare think we’ll see new breed of expert patients in future #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:03:34 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat @KerstinGadsden lack of insight? Or adjustment to “disabled” role ar social status? #stigma in use of equipment? #hatecrime #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:04:25 +0000)
@BillWongOT @Helen_otuk @CharOTReilly I think self management can happen if we can use our skills as OT’s. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:04:25 +0000)
@Helen_otuk please keep going though… but before we finish off can i ask if peeps have ideas for future topics to let us know. We are planning #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:04:36 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat RT @Helen_otuk : @CharOTReilly that can be about education so individual is empowered to self manage? #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:04:50 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat RT @CharOTReilly : @Helen_otuk yes good idea, we can teach SU the strategies that they can then manage independently. #occhat #empowerment (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:04:54 +0000)
@Helen_otuk I know a few now! RT @uk_james : lots of tools coming this way re #selfcare think well see new breed of expert patients in future #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:04:59 +0000)
@roberTO_OT @Helen_otuk #Occhat hi all I look forward to reading the tweets. My brain’s been positively fried recently :)(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:05:02 +0000)
@DoAbility RT @Helen_otuk : Well that’s another hour that has flown by! #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:05:16 +0000)
@uk_james @CharOTReilly @helen_otuk expanding role for OTs in #telecoaching , motivational interviewing and the like #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:05:26 +0000)
@Keeper85 RT @OTalk_Occhat : @zzzoooman I strongly disagree, sir! Occupation is everything!!! #occhat @uk_james @doability @billwongot @charotreilly (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:05:31 +0000)
@Keeper85 RT @Helen_otuk : Well that’s another hour that has flown by! #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:05:41 +0000)
@CharOTReilly Thank you @Helen_otuk , another enjoyable #occhat , controversial topic but its good 2 discuss, learnt a lot #thankyou (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:05:45 +0000)
@Helen_otuk Thank you every one has been a great chat, lots for me to mull over and I feel a blog post coming on! #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:06:02 +0000)
@KerstinGadsden ICT/START (reablement) can reduce use of equipment, givingongoing support after hospital discharge to bring person back to baseline #Occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:06:23 +0000)
@BillWongOT @Helen_otuk how about research in OT? #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:06:35 +0000)
@BillWongOT RT @CharOTReilly : Thank you @Helen_otuk , another enjoyable #occhat , controversial topic but its good 2 discuss, learnt a lot #thankyou (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:06:46 +0000)
@Helen_otuk @CharOTReilly thanks, we like to debate the controversial topics always good to review thoughts. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:06:49 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat great chat-lots to reflect on! The grabchat will continue to collect tweets with #occhat attached- 24hr transcript will go up tomorrow(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:06:59 +0000)
@BillWongOT @uk_james @CharOTReilly @Helen_otuk that’s a great idea! #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:07:07 +0000)
@DoAbility thanks to everyone for their opinions on #occhat and being so welcoming @CharOTReilly @BillWongOT @zzzoooman @uk_james @OTalk_Occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:07:19 +0000)
@KerstinGadsden @OTalk_Occhat sometimes lack of insight into need or risk if not using, but yes disabled role and stigma unhelpful #Occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:07:19 +0000)
@LeonoraOT @gilliancrossley @allisulli @charotreilly @otalk_occhat #occhat In #australia if u move states u r s’posed to give equip back! #NDIS (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:07:23 +0000)
@needlesforteeth @amy_blue82 Reason: not remembering why it’s needed. No recollection of falls. Must do some persuading or more A&E attendance likely #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:07:28 +0000)
@Helen_otuk Yay! RT @uk_james : @CharOTReilly @helen_otuk expanding role for OTs in #telecoaching , motivational interviewing and the like #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:07:29 +0000)
@Keeper85 RT @roberTO_OT : @Helen_otuk #Occhat hi all I look forward to reading the tweets. My brain’s been positively fried recently :)(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:07:53 +0000)
@KerstinGadsden brill chat, sorry I was so late #Occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:08:18 +0000)
@virtualOTalex thanks for the lively banter, speak soon 🙂 #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:08:35 +0000)
@Helen_otuk @roberTO_OT I look forward to any thoughts or comments you have. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:08:50 +0000)
@LeonoraOT #occhat Big ideas chat! Thanks everyone! :)(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:08:51 +0000)
@Helen_otuk @LeonoraOT this is the case for some equipment here too. In my area we do not collect prescription items but do larger stuff. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:09:29 +0000)
@Helen_otuk @KerstinGadsden thanks for your input, good to chat. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:09:52 +0000)
@Helen_otuk @virtualOTalex thanks, chat soon. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:10:18 +0000)
@Helen_otuk RT @OTalk_Occhat : great chat-lots to reflect on! The grabchat will continue to collect tweets with #occhat attached- 24hr transcript will go up tomorrow(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:12:24 +0000)
@uk_james ? @BillWongOT : @Helen_otuk @CharOTReilly I think self management can happen if we can use our skills as OT’s. #occhat ? #selfcare essential(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:13:08 +0000)
@Keeper85 @OTalk_Occhat my pleasure 🙂 as always #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:13:19 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat #occhat a big thank you to @Helen_otuk for excellent hosting and guiding the conversation tonight #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:14:16 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat @amy_blue82 thanks so much for generously sharing your knowledge with us at #occhat we really appreciate it x(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:15:42 +0000)
@allisulli @OTalk_Occhat thank you for hosting such a reliable format for hosting these meaningful discussions #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:16:45 +0000)
@amy_blue82 @OTalk_Occhat always willing to help if I can/if it’s useful #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:18:00 +0000)
@allisulli @gilliancrossley @CharOTReilly @OTalk_Occhat @claireOT #occhat sometimes tho long gaps between. Think what happens over 20 years(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:18:12 +0000)
@allisulli @BillWongOT @amy_blue82 @KerstinGadsden Client centered is ALWAYS imp. but OTs abandon tx if client doesn’t do what therapist wants #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:19:32 +0000)
@uk_james ? @OTalk_Occhat : #occhat a big thank you to @Helen_otuk for excellent hosting and guiding the conversation tonight #occhat ? yes thanks :)(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:19:34 +0000)
@allisulli RT @LeonoraOT : @gilliancrossley @allisulli @charotreilly @otalk_occhat #occhat In #australia if u move states u r s’posed to give equip back! #NDIS (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:20:08 +0000)
@uk_james @OTalk_Occhat certainly will, first #occhat been meaning to join in in ages(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:20:21 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat @amy_blue82 the views of people we work with are very valuable, we try to make this a space their voices can be heard #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:20:51 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat @amy_blue82 so please do join in, and feel free to offer suggestions for chats, too! #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:21:20 +0000)
@BillWongOT @uk_james @OTalk_Occhat @Helen_otuk yes… great chat.. see u all next week. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:22:06 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat As ever, we would love to link up with anyone who uses tonight’s chat as a reflective tool or inspiration for a blogpost #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:22:08 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat If you feel inspired to write/vlog/do interpretive modern dance 🙂 inspired by tonight’s #occhat let us know, we’ll link to it!(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:23:25 +0000)
@COTSSTO @OTalk_Occhat for sure…! Happy OT Tuesday. Well done all. Some really great insights into all aspects of acute, community etc #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:23:25 +0000)
@amy_blue82 @OTalk_Occhat when you have to live with &use something regularly you can get a different perspective, #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:24:32 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat ? @amy_blue82 : @OTalk_Occhat when you have to live with &use something regularly you can get a different perspective, #occhat ? <so true!(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:25:14 +0000)
@Helen_otuk RT @OTalk_Occhat : If you feel inspired to write/vlog/do interpretive modern dance 🙂 inspired by tonight’s #occhat let us know, we’ll link to it!(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:27:43 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat ? @COTSSTO : @OTalk_Occhat for sure…! Happy OT Tuesday. Well done all. Some really great insights into all aspects of #occhat ?(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:28:28 +0000)
@Helen_otuk RT @CharOTReilly : @Helen_otuk yes good idea, we can teach SU the strategies that they can then manage independently. #occhat #empowerment (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:33:50 +0000)
@Helen_otuk Agree if it is the right kit at the right time. MT @gilliancrossley : yes, lots of equip can be empowering! #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:38:56 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat I’ve tried to follow everyone who joined in tonight’s #occhat – if I’ve somehow missed you, @me and let me know, please? #community (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:44:02 +0000)
@Helen_otuk Yes and thanks for sharing RT @amy_blue82 : when you have to live with &use something regularly you can get a different perspective, #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:44:43 +0000)
@claireOT @allisulli @gilliancrossley I agree, there are some bits of kit that don’t fit with our family lifestyle, so they don’t get used #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:45:56 +0000)
@claireOT @allisulli @gilliancrossley OT Ax is done with an individual present, but the whole family needs consideration #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:46:46 +0000)
@claireOT @allisulli @gilliancrossley for e.g. A toilet seat riser =\= toddler toilet training! #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:47:27 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat Just been reminded that Tweeting may be unfamiliar for some, here’s a basic “How-To” I wrote http://t.co/yAQyGXA6 #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:50:15 +0000)
@LeonoraOT This is a sad reflection of priorities, yes? MT? @Helen_otuk this is the case for some equipment here too In my area ?larger stuff. #occhat ?(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:50:27 +0000)
@allisulli @claireOT @gilliancrossley that is exactly what I meant. Thank you #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:50:34 +0000)
@Helen_otuk #occhat RT @Symbolic_Life : I agree to! However the prescription of equipment sometimes distracts occupation. ‘Bottom up approach’?(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:51:39 +0000)
@Helen_otuk #occhat RT @Symbolic_Life : it’s a Shame some settings and organisational influences distract the focus from occupation to equipment.(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:52:07 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat RT @Helen_otuk : #occhat RT @Symbolic_Life : I agree to! However the prescription of equipment sometimes distracts occupation. ‘Bottom up approach’?(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:52:46 +0000)
@Helen_otuk #occhat I would agree, I do not feel that ‘equipment’ should the sole focus. I personally see equipment as a tool.(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:52:47 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat RT @Helen_otuk : #occhat RT @Symbolic_Life : it’s a Shame some settings and organisational influences distract the focus from occupation to equipment.(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:52:50 +0000)
@Helen_otuk RT @HandyOTJO : I work in acute general hospital. It’s all about equipment provision for discharge for OTs working on the wards #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:53:36 +0000)
@uk_james RT @OTalk_Occhat : Just been reminded that Tweeting may be unfamiliar for some, here’s a basic “How-To” I wrote http://t.co/yAQyGXA6 #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:54:04 +0000)
@LeonoraOT RT @OTalk_Occhat : Just been reminded that Tweeting may be unfamiliar for some, here’s a basic “How-To” I wrote http://t.co/yAQyGXA6 #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:54:10 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat This is @claireOT signing off the @OTalk_Occhat account, for now, thanks to everyone for a great #occhat !(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:54:38 +0000)
@Helen_otuk RT @uk_james : @Helen_otuk should be any assistive device, traditional like raised toilet seats, to iPads, #telecare #telehealth #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:59:58 +0000)
@roberTO_OT @Helen_otuk @allisulli #Occhat re: self-detemination, can’t stress the person-therapist relationship enough. Informed decision making is key(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 22:00:15 +0000)
@Helen_otuk Here here RT @Keeper85 : that “value” is the difference between a prescription and actual Occupational Therapy 😀 #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 22:07:17 +0000)
@JofromPurpleCo RT @alilou250969 : #occhat my so has CP and loves Siri on iPhone for the first time he can send his own text and update his own FB status(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 22:17:47 +0000)
@Helen_otuk @cskies if you tweet within 24hrs with the #occhat then it will be included. After that you can add comments to the blog.(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 22:22:19 +0000)
@Symbolic_Life @zzzoooman @helen_otuk I wonder if the psychosocial components and equipment has been considered? In the Setting? #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 22:24:04 +0000)
@Trio33 Well done indeed! ” @RebeccaTwinley : Well done team #Occhat #OTalk 🙂 From @rebeccatwinley http://t.co/DwedVtaE “(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 23:11:31 +0000)
@claireOT ? @lottie01 : My thought: is equipment sometimes used as a “quick fix” ie perch stool in lieu of teaching energy conservation #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 23:21:09 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat ? @Lori2012 : @OTalk_Occhat hi there l work children and basic equipment aids occupation eg play or feeding.? #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 23:31:44 +0000)
@_beckyOT We need to do more to rehab and re-able our service users rather than rely on equipment #Occhat (better late than never!)(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 23:32:19 +0000)
@OTalk_Occhat @lori2012 thanks for joining in! Have RT’d using the #occhat tag so everyone can see and your tweet will be picked up by the grabchat(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 23:33:29 +0000)
@jfaias @OTalk_Occhat Equipment and tools, as an enviroment factors, interact with person’s functions. Example: pavement vs balance (ICF) #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 23:37:13 +0000)
@Keeper85 RT @roberTO_OT : @Helen_otuk @allisulli #Occhat re: self-detemination, can’t stress the person-therapist relationship enough. Informed decision making is key(Tue, 20 Nov 2012 23:37:33 +0000)
@jfaias @OTalk_Occhat late, as usual 😦 But would like to highlight the importance of equipment, tools and materials for performance #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 23:41:11 +0000)
@jfaias @OTalk_Occhat also the understanding of how equipment, as part of environment, interacts with person’s abilities during performance #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 23:44:20 +0000)
@jfaias @OTalk_Occhat feels like getting to meeting point and everybody left, after running all day long against a delay. #occhat (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 23:50:32 +0000)
@BillWongOT RT @_beckyOT : We need to do more to rehab and re-able our service users rather than rely on equipment #Occhat (better late than never!)(Wed, 21 Nov 2012 00:42:24 +0000)
@BillWongOT @jfaias @OTalk_Occhat I know I personally overlooked this aspect. #occhat (Wed, 21 Nov 2012 00:43:14 +0000)
@BillWongOT @cskies @Keeper85 @KerstinGadsden That can get blurry if u have personal experiences- cuz r u acting as an OT or a fellow consumer? #occhat (Wed, 21 Nov 2012 00:45:04 +0000)
@BillWongOT @cskies @Keeper85 @KerstinGadsden Absolutely! Handling the dynamics is an art form. #occhat (Wed, 21 Nov 2012 00:46:17 +0000)
@BillWongOT @cskies @Keeper85 @KerstinGadsden What I was trying to say was actually about the perspective that maybe presented from. #occhat (Wed, 21 Nov 2012 00:49:16 +0000)
@claireOT Ouch Podcast: this month includes info on tablet computers as adaptive equipment #occhat http://t.co/LdmCE3du (Wed, 21 Nov 2012 01:23:29 +0000)
@allisulli Today’s #OTuesday was great. Excellent #occhat . Saw new OTR, @JeffEmilHaddad ! @hsullivan26 ROCKED the SATs, friends w good news. #grateful (Wed, 21 Nov 2012 01:59:26 +0000)
@BillWongOT RT @allisulli : Today’s #OTuesday was great. Excellent #occhat . Saw new OTR, @JeffEmilHaddad ! @hsullivan26 ROCKED the SATs, friends w good news. #grateful (Wed, 21 Nov 2012 02:02:18 +0000)
@DanceThisMess14 #occhat @DRodneySingers -great eg of tablets unlocking creativity. Ipads were used by disabled & non-disabled artists to make music & video(Wed, 21 Nov 2012 06:40:40 +0000)
@Helen_otuk @BillWongOT @cskies we are always open to ideas to help the #OTalk #Occhat community engage and debate.(Wed, 21 Nov 2012 07:18:07 +0000)
@hayley_m_k RT @Helen_otuk : #occhat RT @Symbolic_Life : it’s a Shame some settings and organisational influences distract the focus from occupation to equipment.(Wed, 21 Nov 2012 07:47:34 +0000)
@akcoss RT @claireOT : Ouch Podcast: this month includes info on tablet computers as adaptive equipment #occhat http://t.co/LdmCE3du (Wed, 21 Nov 2012 08:33:50 +0000)
@BAOTCOT @Keeper85 @KerstinGadsden hi both – catching up on #Occhat – just to note that BAOT did not get paid for the Boots partnership.(Wed, 21 Nov 2012 08:51:37 +0000)
@Keeper85 RT @BAOTCOT : @Keeper85 @KerstinGadsden hi both – catching up on #Occhat – just to note that BAOT did not get paid for the Boots partnership.(Wed, 21 Nov 2012 09:01:16 +0000)

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