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Circle Communities For OTAC Members Are Up and Running

January 25, 2017

We are excited to introduce “Circles” to Occupational Therapy Association of Colorado members. The circles will provide a network for members within the new website. Be sure to login to your OTAC account to start engaging with other members.

In order to access circles, you will need to login to your OTAC profile. Your username is the email you signed up with. If you need to set or reset your password, click here

Click here to go directly to the circles. Scroll through the circles and join any of those you find applicable.

For future reference, here is how to navigate to the circles.

  • Head to otacco.org.
  • Login to your account (top right of screen).
  • If not automatically rerouted, click “Member Center.
  • Under the name tag, you will see “My Community,” click this.
  • Hover over “My Features” and click “Circles.”
  • If you do not see multiple circles, click “All Circles.” This button will be on the left hand side of the screen under the title “My Circles.”
  • Scroll down to join any circles you find applicable to yourself.

If you have questions, please email [email protected].

 

Volunteer Opportunity Available With OTAC Membership Committee

January 25, 2017

OTAC is looking for members to serve on the Membership Committee.  This position includes assisting with events, promotion, and new member recruitment. If you’re looking for a fun way to get involved and are full of new ideas, we need you! We NEED to share the value and benefits of OTAC with OT and OTA practitioners in the state of Colorado. For more information, go to the volunteer page on the OTAC website for details and updates. If you’re interested in joining this dynamic committee, please email [email protected].

 

Clinical Corner- January Is National Glaucoma Awareness Month

January 25, 2017 

January is National Glaucoma Awareness month. Glaucoma is a group of diseases that damage the optic nerve of the eye and can result in vision loss and blindness (National Eye Institute, 2016). The optic nerve connects the retina, which is the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye, to the brain through more than one million nerve fibers.

In healthy individuals, the fluid flowing into and out of front of the eye passes continuously. In individuals with glaucoma, the fluid passes too slowly or the angle of the eye does not allow the fluid to flow smoothly and pressure builds up.  This build up pressure therefore causes damage to the optic nerve (National Eye Institute, 2016).

Glaucoma causes vision loss and therefore affects individuals’ ability... click here to read the full article.

Jenny Junker, OTD, OTR/L, Newsletter Editor

 

Please Welcome OTAC's Newest Members

January 25, 2017

Please help us welcome the following members to OTAC!

  • Heather Crabbe
  • Robbie Feuerstein
  • Abbey Harris
  • Meredith Hoerske
  • Yvonne Jimenez
  • Rachel Malmquist
  • Emma Powell
  • Casey Smith
  • Patricia Sutton
  • Marie Toole
  • Gretchen Vidergar
  • Rejetter Vinopal
  • Brandi Welch
  • Laura Williams
Remember, the bigger the number, the bigger the voice. We are excited these members have joined OTAC to let all of our voices be heard.
 

Upcoming Contact Hour Opportunity

January 25, 2017

An Evidence and Clinical Based Approach to Electrotherapy in Hemiplegia

Come join us Saturday, February 18th from 9a.m .to 1p.m. at Regis University to learn from Alfred G. Bracciano, EdD, MSA, CPAM, OTR/L, FAOTA, FAIS. He will provide expertise, education, discussion, and hands on learning about how to incorporate electrotherapy into daily practice with hemiplegia patients.

What's in it for me: 4 contact hours, networking with other OT/OTA's, and engaging with Creighton-Regis OTD students, This workshop will provide clinicians with a foundation for adjunctive clinical use of electrotherapy as it outlines the biophysiological impact on client factors and motor performance.

Click here for more details regarding this event.

 
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