Sarah Lyon is a occupational therapist with a passion for producing content to help OTs provide the best care possible. Based in Chicago, Sarah writes the number one Occupational Therapy Blog in the world OTPotential.com, and is also the resdient Occupational Therapy expert on about.com. Impressive resume!
I was lucky enough to work with Sarah on an article she was writing dedicated to Occupational Therapy and Seating. Below is an excerpt of the article in which Sarah interviewed me.
I really recommend that you read the entire article by Sarah as there are some great resources listed, please visit Sarah's blog here. To read my interview which is a part of the article, keep reading.
An interview with Martina Tierney an OT who has dedicated her career to seating and developed some great seating options
- Community Living Centers (CLC).
- VA Medical Centers (VAMC).
- Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC).
- Homes Based Primary Care (HBPC).
- Contracted Nursing Homes.
- How the Ulster University research project achieved an 88% reduction in pressure injuries.
- Training on the link between pressure care and seating.
- The Four Principles of Pressure Management in Seating.
- Step-by-step tips and hints to help you make improvements in patient care.
- How you can translate this into measurable benefits to your patients.
- Information on the Seating Matters Injury Prevention Program .
- A reduction in pressure injuries by 88.3%.
- Increased functional ability.
- Improved posture and a reduction in the development of postural deformities or sliding/falling from the chair.
- Reduction in the use of lap belt restraintsby 53%.
- Increase in oxygen saturation by 95%.
- Improvement in respiration, elimination, digestion and other physiological functions.
- Improved quality of life and psychological wellbeing.
- Improved communication and interaction.
- Improved comfort and reduction in pain levels.
- A significant reduction in expenditure on staff labor and treatment of pressure injuries.