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Ethics & Safety in Occupational Therapy - Chapter Summary
Brush up on your understanding of ethics and safety in occupational therapy by reviewing entertaining lessons in a secure online environment. This chapter can help you quickly and easily improve your knowledge of documentation and coding systems in occupational therapy. Lessons also examine workplace safety, hazardous materials and hygiene. Completing this short chapter will enable you to:
- List and discuss ethical issues in medicine and psychology
- Describe the American Occupational Therapy Association's Code of Ethics
- Discuss practice standards for occupational therapy
- Provide examples of documentation and coding systems in occupational therapy
- Examine health and safety regulations enforced by OSHA
- Detail ways to dispose of hazardous materials
- Differentiate between antiseptics, disinfectants and sterilization
- Explain the importance of hand hygiene in health care
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1. Ethical Issues in Medicine & Psychology
The world of healthcare is full of ethical issues, and they can be difficult to figure out. In this lesson, explore four major ethical issues, and then test your understanding with a brief quiz.
2. American Occupational Therapy Association's Code of Ethics
The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) established a code of ethics to address the most prevalent ethical concerns of the occupational therapy profession.
3. Overview of Occupational Therapy Practice Standards
Occupational therapy has certain practice standards to ensure occupational therapists work in a safe and effective manner. Learn about these practice standards in the field of occupational therapy.
4. Documentation in Occupational Therapy: Guidelines & Examples
Documentation is a vital part of occupational therapy, and it's required for reimbursements and payments. Learn about the proper way for an OT to document and the guidelines they should follow when documenting.
5. Coding Systems in Occupational Therapy: Function, Codes & Examples
The billing coding systems in occupational therapy is used to ensure patients and insurance companies are charged properly for the services provided during therapy sessions. Learn about these billing codes, including their functions and examples.
6. Workplace Safety: Definition and Precautionary Measures
What's your line of work? Or, what are the dangers you face at work? Workplace safety is important; that's why we are going to discuss how to keep yourself safe in this lesson.
7. Health & Safety Regulations: Protection Requirements & Acceptable Risk
Companies have to abide by federal health and safety regulations enforced by OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Act). In this lesson, you will learn the protection requirements and acceptable risks companies must be knowledgeable about in the workplace.
8. Disposing of Hazardous Materials: Public Safety & Controversy
Hazardous materials come in all types and from many sources. Because they may be harmful to human health, it's important to dispose of them properly and safely. It's also due to this potential harm that both their use and disposal are controversial.
9. Antiseptics, Disinfectants & Sterilization
This lesson will discuss the differences between antisepsis, disinfection, and sterilization as well as some of the methods used for sterilization and antiseptic compounds you may have used yourself.
10. Hand Hygiene for Health Care: When & How to Clean Hands
In this lesson, you're going to learn the definition of hygiene, why hand hygiene is important, and step-by-step instructions on how to properly wash your hands.
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