Nursing Intervention Paper

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A goal for a client in a Skilled Nursing Facility and then an appropriate intervention approach would go as follows. Within two weeks, the client will be able to put on his shoes with the use of a shoe horn, independently. A: Actor-the client B: Behavior-will be able to put on his shoes C: Condition- with the use of a shoe horn C: Criteria-independently T: Timeframe- within two weeks Using adaptive equipment such as a shoe horn will use a modification approach and prevent the client from having to reach down. This creates a safer way of accomplishing tasks, while still being able to be independent. The use of assistive technology can immensely improve independence and allow the client and therapist to focus on other pressing problems. Patients…show more content…
Two intervention activities include preparatory methods and training.Preparatory methods would allow the therapist to work with the client to be able to properly use assistive technology to modify tasks. Properly training him or her to use technology correctly and showing precautionary methods to prevent unsafe conditions is vital. According to Schemm and Gitlin, 96 percent of occupational therapists used demonstrating to teach dressing skills within a rehabilitation setting (1998). The use of demonstration had positive effects on the client’s capability to understand proper mechanisms for assistive technology. It is essential to educate family or friends to allow the client to do activities as independent as possible. While it may take more time, it will have both physical and mental health benefits for the client, especially if he or she will be returning…show more content…
To begin the intervention strategies, the occupational therapist may begin with preparatory methods such as raising your hand properly, picking up on different cues, or taking turns. The occupational therapist could also work with the student of self-advocacy interventions. For example, being able to express the need for help as well as recognizing when help may be needed. Finally, another approach can be for the therapist to advocate for the student by speaking to the teacher and encouraging him or her to reinforce cues for the student. For students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, applying cues within such contexts will increase the ability of the student to seek assistance (Case-Smith, Arbesman, 2008). Also shown through research is that reinforcing cues, as well as waiting for the child to respond will increase the child’s comfort while seeking

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