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Effective Screening Practices for the LTC Resident

Effective Screening Practices for the LTC Resident
Shelly Mesure, M.S., OTR/L
October 28, 2013

This text based course is a transcript of the live webinar titled "Effective Screening Practices for the LTC Resident", presented by Shelly Mesure, M.S., OTR/L.


Today we are going to be talking about effective screening practices for long-term care residents.  The material here is looking at the whole entire process from what it means to actually screen a resident to performing effective chart reviews, and the clinical decision making on whether or not we only screen, evaluate, or evaluate and treat a patient.  All of those start with the screening process. 

I always wondered why some therapists were effective with their screening while other ones seemed to struggle.  Many therapists do not receive training in their educational programs, I know I certainly did not. Effective screening procedures usually come from on-the-job training.  If you are fortunate to have a good mentor or work for a good company, you may be one of those people that are very effective with screens.  If you have not been that fortunate, then it is no wonder that you may struggle with screens. We are going to explore the screening process today.

shelly mesure

Shelly Mesure, M.S., OTR/L

Shelly A Mesure, MS, OTR/L, is a nationally recognized industry expert and speaker specializing in training and seminars throughout the United States on translating government regulations to everyday clinical practice. She is also the SVP of Orchestrall Rehab Solutions providing on and off-site consulting services throughout the US and China. She has authored the blog, Rehab Realities, through McKnights.com; has developed continuing education webinars, six-hour live seminars, and various workshops and educational programs. In 2011, Ms. Mesure was featured in News-Line for Occupational Therapy for her efforts in continuing education and consulting work. Ms. Mesure received a BS in Rehabilitation Services with a minor in Gerontology from The Pennsylvania State University and an MS in Occupational Therapy from Rush University in Chicago.

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