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Middle District August 2021 Meeting
Wednesday, August 11, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT
Category: District Event

Occupational Therapy in Acute Care

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

7:00 - 8:00 P.M. (CST)

Virtual Meeting via GoToMeeting and Aspire OT 

Speaker: Julia D. Jones, MS, OTR/L 

Speaker Bio:  Julia D. Jones, MS, OTR/L started her career as a Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant then earned a Bachelor of Science - Occupational Therapy (Eastern Kentucky University) followed by a Graduate Certificate in Low Vision Rehabilitation and Post-Professional Master of Science - Occupational Therapy (University of Alabama at Birmingham). Julia has over 19 years of clinical experience. Her primary practice focus has been in acute rehabilitation in the hospital setting on the Neurosciences Intensive Care (ICU) and Stepdown Units at a large metropolitan level I Trauma Center. Julia’s special interests include the rehabilitation of patients with stroke, Early Mobility in the ICU specifically with the neurologic patient population, visual perceptual rehabilitation and low vision rehabilitation. Julia’s research focus is on the stroke population and she is currently a stakeholder in the Comparative Effectiveness Randomized Trial to Improve Stroke Delivery: C3FIT. Julia has lectured and/or presented posters at the International Stroke Conference, American Occupational Therapy Association and Tennessee Occupational Therapy Associations Annual Conferences. She guest lectures in Occupational Therapy programs in the Nashville area as well. Julia currently serves as the Clinical Coordinator of Education for Acute Rehabilitation Services and is a staff occupational therapist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN.

About this Presentation: Join us for a discussion of OT in acute care, including creative occupation-based treatment strategies with few resources and safe management of all of the lines and wires. 


  • Briefly discuss the role of OT in the hospital

  • Maximizing activity within each session: evaluation and intervention

  • Analysis of occupational performance in acute care

  • Discuss occupation-based treatment ideas in acute care

  • Safe patient mobility case studies

1 Hour CEU: FREE for TNOTA Members, $20 for Non-members

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