Poster Session  |   November 2018
What Is the Meaning of Occupational Therapy for Patients With Left Ventricular Assist Devices in Acute Care?
Author Affiliations
  • Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital
Article Information
Cardiopulmonary Conditions / Evidence-Based Practice / Multidisciplinary Practice / Translational Research
Poster Session   |   November 2018
What Is the Meaning of Occupational Therapy for Patients With Left Ventricular Assist Devices in Acute Care?
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 2018, Vol. 72, 7211520303p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2018.72S1-PO3026
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 2018, Vol. 72, 7211520303p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2018.72S1-PO3026
Abstract

Date Presented 4/19/2018

Patients with left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) are growing in number. This study provides the first evidence to support that patients perceive occupational therapy interventions to be meaningful and beneficial during acute care hospitalization after LVAD implantation.

Primary Author and Speaker: Elizabeth Wyble

Contributing Authors: Lisa Borrero, Jennifer Fogo, Cheryl Bittel, Katie Caldwell, Deborah Mann