Occupational therapy

April Faculty Publications

A new selection of articles have been added to the Faculty Publications display in the Ische Library. These eight articles, as well as all of the articles in our Faculty Publications database, are authored by at least one member of our research community here at LSUHSC-New Orleans. Each month the Library is proud to present copies of eight of these publications in a rotating display of 16. With the currently changes, we’ve decided to post the publications digitally. Check out the display below:

Publications cited in the Faculty Publications database are harvested weekly from a variety of sources, such as PubMedSCOPUS, and CINAHL, to name a few. In addition to articles they include books, book chapters, papers, editorials, letters to the editor, and meeting abstracts, all authored by at least one member of the LSUHSC-NO community. The database is maintained by Reference Librarian Kathy Kerdolff and is available to the general public here or via the Library’s webpage. A PDF of a bibliography of this month’s addition is available here. If you have an article you would like us to highlight or if you have any questions regarding the display or the database, you can contact Kathy Kerdolff.

May Health Observances Display

The Isché Library is featuring books about subjects related to upcoming health observances in the Month of May! Information about these health observances as well as the featured books are in the New Books display. The display is located near the 3rd floor elevator. Subjects include Sports Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Dermatology, Environmental Public Health, and Immunology.

These books and many more are available for checkout and/or online access. If you have questions about checking out a book, do not hesitate to ask a library staff member.


May 26 is Heat Safety Awareness Day.


May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month.


May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month ®.


May 22 – 28 is Healthy and Safe Swimming Week.


May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.



Geaux, Baby, Geaux! Workshop at LSUHealth New Orleans

On April 21, 2017, from 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Human Development Center (411 South Prieur Street), the School of Allied Health Professions will host the Geaux, Baby, Geaux! Workshop.

The workshop, sponsored by Numotion, will provide training for allied health professionals and early childhood educators who work with low-mobility children. Teams of participants will discuss their own ideas about powered mobility and prepare a ride-on car for a child with mobility needs. Ten of these modified ride-on cars will be given to children with disabilities.

The Go, Baby, Go! Program was developed by Drs. Cole Galloway and Sam Logan at the University of Delaware. Go, Baby, Go! is a research-based community program intended to provide motorized cars for children with limited mobility.

A presentation on advances helping to close the gaps in providing power mobility to young children will be given by Go, Baby, Go! developer Sam Logan, PhD, of Oregon State University’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences.

“Mobility is a basic human right, and occupational therapists recognize the importance of it because mobility contributes to social, cognitive, and communication development of children,” notes Kerrie Ramsdell, MS, LOTR, LSU Health New Orleans Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy. “Children who have limited mobility are at increased risk for more delays in these three areas. By offering power mobility, we have the ability to aid the overall development of children with motor impairments.”


Books Featured for Occupational Therapy Month

The Isch?®?áLibrary and the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) are?ácelebrating April as Occupational Therapy Month. The Library has a group of important books on the subject of OT currently displayed on the third floor next to the Library elevator.

These titles include:

  1. Cole, MB. Group dynamics in occupational therapy: the theoretical basis and practice application of group intervention (2005; 2012 edition is also available on Reserve).
  2. Stein, F, & Cutler, SK. Psychosocial occupational therapy: a holistic approach (2002).
  3. Hemphill-Pearson, BJ. Assessments in occupational therapy mental health: an integrative approach (2008).
  4. Willard, HS, & edited by EB Crepeau, ES Cohn, BA Boyt Schell; 104 contributors. Willard & Spackman’s occupational therapy (2003; 2012 edition is also available on Reserve).
  5. Christiansen, CH, CM Baum, & J Bass-Haugen. Occupational therapy: performance, participation, and well-being (2005; 2009 edition is also available on Reserve).
  6. Law, M, C Baum, & W Dunn. Measuring occupational performance: supporting best practice in occupational therapy (2005).
  7. Letts, L, P Rigby, & D Stewart. Using environments to enable occupational performance (2003).
  8. Law, L, & MA McColl. Interventions, effects, and outcomes in occupational therapy: adults and older adults (2010).
  9. Moyers, PA, & LM Dale. The guide to occupational therapy practice (2007).
  10. Wilcock, AA. An occupational perspective of health (2006).
  11. McCormack, GL, EG Jaffe, & M Goodman-Lavey. The occupational therapy manager (2003).
  12. Jacobs, K. Ergonomics for therapists (2007).
  13. Fazio, LS. Developing occupation-centered programs for the community (2008).
  14. Kielhofner, G. A model of human occupation: theory and application (2002).
  15. Radomski, MV, & CA Trombly Latham. Occupational therapy for physical dysfunction (2008).

Don’t forget to also investigate the Library’s occupational therapy eBooks: an assortment is available through online resources such as the R2 Digital Library, Stat!Ref, and Books@Ovid.

More info about Occupational Therapy Month and the OT profession is available on the Association’s website at www.aota.org.

LSUHSC Students – OT Awareness Video

edit: as of today, Weds. April 11, the video has been removed. Sorry!

The Occupational Therapy students have created a video and posted it on YouTube to get the attention of Ellen Degeneres and promote OT Awareness. April is OT Awareness Month.

Rehabilitation Reference Center

Rehabilitation Reference Center is a wide-ranging collection of evidence-based rehabilitation resources for rehabilitation clinicians, physical therapists and occupational therapists to personalize and print at the point-of-care.

Users can locate information by doing a simply keyword search or by browsing through pre-determined topics such as ÔÇ£Diseases & Conditions,ÔÇØ ÔÇ£Drug Information,ÔÇØ ÔÇ£Patient Education,ÔÇØ ÔÇ£Exercise ImagesÔÇØ and ÔÇ£Practice Resources.ÔÇØ Users will also find Key Features and up-to-date Health News from on the homepage.

LSUHSC faculty, staff and students can access RCC off campus with use of a valid LSUHSC library barcode & PIN. You can find a link to this resource from the LibraryÔÇÖs Online Resource page.

Fall Prevention Workshop

LSUHSC Occupational Therapy faculty and students will be providing a Fall Prevention Workshop on Tuesday, September 22, 2009 from 1-4 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, 2700 Canal St. Other participants include the LSUHSC Departments of Physical Therapy, Medicine, Community Nursing, as well as the Louisiana Fall Prevention Coalition and the Office of Public Health Injury Research and Prevention Program. For more information, see the official LSUHSC press release.

New! Rehabilitation Reference Center

A new database for PTs, OTs and rehabilitation professionals is now available.

Rehabilitation Reference Center is a clinical reference tool designed for use by rehabilitation clinicians, physical therapists, and occupational therapists at the point of care. It provides valid and relevant information intuitively and conveniently, using the best available evidence to help support clinical decisions.


  • Diseases & Conditions: Evidence-based Clinical Reviews
  • Exercise Images: instructional images for handouts
  • Practice Resources: practice guidelines & featured full-text Books
  • The RRC is available to LSUHSC faculty staff & students, & can be accessed off campus with a valid LSUHSC library barcode & PIN. You can find a link to the RRC from our Electronic Resources page.

    OTs do it with a helping hand


    Along with minority health awareness, library workers, STDs and organ donation, April 2009 is also Occupational Therapy month.

    Occupational therapy enables people of all ages live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, prevent?óÔé¼ÔÇØor live better with?óÔé¼ÔÇØinjury, illness, or disability. It is a practice deeply rooted in science and is evidence-based, meaning that the plan designed for each individual is supported by data, experience, and ?óÔé¼?ôbest practices?óÔé¼?Ø that have been developed and proven over time. (AOTA)

    The 2009 OT Month theme is autism. The American Occupational Therapy Association provides some useful resources on autism at their site PromoteOT.org

    Here at LSUHSC we have an active Department of Occupational Therapy. In 2008 OT students volunteered to rebuild houses in the Broadmoor area. You can find other newsworthy events from LSUHSC OTs on the department news page.