OT Month Activities

OT 1The first year occupational therapy students’ present evidence based posters every April at our partner hospitals as part of the OT Month Celebrations. These posters are created in T-568: Evidence Based Practice and taught every Spring by Dr. Patricia J Scott. The posters answer a clinical question posed by therapists from IU Health, Eskenazi Health, and the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana.  Some examples of the types of questions posed by the collaborating occupational practitioners are:

  • All students present their posters at each of the three facilities where therapists rate the posters according to the following criteria:What is the evidence for the Executive Function Performance Test (EFPT) in an acute care setting to facilitate OT recommendations for a patient's safe discharge to home?
  • In patients with carpal tunnel syndrome, is low-level laser therapy effective at reducing pain and restoring function compared to traditional carpal tunnel syndrome treatments?
  • What is the effectiveness of robot-assisted therapy, compared to traditional therapy, in improving the functional use of UEs in patients with neuro
  • OT3logical injuries?
  • What are the specific positioning techniques that have been shown to have better outcomes for preterm infants in the neonatal intensive care unit?
  • What interventions are effective at reducing depressive symptoms in persons with chronic pain who have experienced role loss?
  • What are the Best Practices in Burn Management in Acute Rehabilitation
  • What is the Effect of Multi-Sensory Stimulation in Patients following Traumatic Brain Injury
  • What are the best Practices for Compliance with Pediatric Home Programming

All students present their posters at each of the three facilities where therapists rate the posters according to the following criteria: 

  1. How clearly stated is the clinical question?OT5
  2. Is the answer to the question clear?
  3. Is the poster professionally prepared?
  4. Do students confidently and clearly explain the findings?
  5. What is the overall quality of the poster???