#OTalk Transcript

Healthcare social media transcript of the #OTalk hashtag.
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Well it is Tuesday and it is 8pm (here in the UK)... so it must mean it is time for #OTalk just a quick reminder of the 'house rules' ..... https://t.co/QGvtTGhZXc
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#Otalk Good evening all... @Helen_OTUK on the account this evening. Do say hi....
Dr Jenny Preston MBE @preston_jenny
@OTalk_ @Helen_OTUK Hi everyone, delighted to be joining tonight @Helen_OTUK #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
Hello folks! Today I am on the right side of the pond and participating. #OTalk
Dr Jenny Preston MBE @preston_jenny
RT @OTalk_: Just enough time to get a brew and settle down for this evenings #OTalk in 15 mins, chatting all things MND and Occupational Therapy with @lisa_mnd_ and @mndeducation catch up with what we will be exploring this evening here https://t.co/ltf5AuckIM https://t.co/YMfgYM0nX5
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
Had a lovely Irish stew and seafood chowder. Needed that to calm me down after my luggage did not arrive. #OTalk
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#OPTalk Question 1:
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@mndeducation Lifestyle redesign comes to mind. I know pain management is one of the areas they address. #otalk
Team Catton @g_catton
@OTalk_ @Helen_OTUK Hi! Looking forward to this #OTalk Lost my wonderful Mum to #MND and she is my inspiration for changing career. I'm now a 3rd occupational therapy student
Fascinating Fens @FascinatingFens
@OTalk_ @Helen_OTUK Hi, just a shout out for the importance of the occupational therapy role in creativity and wellbeing as it is #CreativityandWellbeing week. What do others feel about this? #OTalk
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@FascinatingFens @Helen_OTUK During the hour 8-9 we ask that all tweets are related to the topic of discussion this evening please.. https://t.co/ltf5AuckIM #OTalk
Dr Jenny Preston MBE @preston_jenny
First of all we need to understand the cause of any pain and consider factors that might help such as positioning, support e.g. neck support. I would always consider adaptations before opting for medicines #OTalk
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Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@mndeducation Education is one. Have them try out different ones and see what they like is another. I think patients will be motivated to try if they see concrete results and have little issues carrying over to real life. #otalk
Dr Jenny Preston MBE @preston_jenny
It is always a delicate balance to initiate the discussions early enough without overwhelming people with the delivery of equipment. I like to gently introduce the fact that there are options that we can consider should we need to at a later stage #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
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Team Catton @g_catton
@mndeducation Sensitive collaborative planning, mindful there is no set pattern of progression of MND. Person centred approach key #OTalk #mnd
Dr Jenny Preston MBE @preston_jenny
RT @g_catton: @mndeducation Sensitive collaborative planning, mindful there is no set pattern of progression of MND. Person centred approach key #OTalk #mnd
Barbara Strevens @otbarbs
@LAURA59455619 @OTalk_ Person centered approach is key though! People need to know that their wishes are paramount. Hard to see someone struggle and yet having control can be so important #OTalk #MND
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@medeeha19 @Helen_OTUK #OTalk is a great way to gain some knowledge to take away for further development (p.s don;t forget to include #OTalk in all your tweets). Thanks ;)
Barbara Strevens @otbarbs
@mndeducation @OTalk_ Don’t forget the MND and OT booklet too! #OTalk #MND
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Dr Jenny Preston MBE @preston_jenny
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Barbara Strevens @otbarbs
@LAURA59455619 @OTalk_ So good to hear. Where were you on placement? #mnd #OTalk
Austin Claffey @austinclaffey
Often I have found a trusted nurse has been my way in, or local association staff/volunteers, or a consultant who would put the ‘you should see the OT’ word in. #OTalk
Dr Jenny Preston MBE @preston_jenny
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Barbara Strevens @otbarbs
@LAURA59455619 @OTalk_ So good to hear. Glad you had a positive experience. Sometimes still a postcode lottery. #OTalk #mnd
Dr Jenny Preston MBE @preston_jenny
There are some supportive slings which provide good neck support. Just need to check with the Reps to see what is available then convince the funders that standard equipment is not sufficient #OTalk
Austin Claffey @austinclaffey
@JennyRolfe4 @mndeducation Going to add to that list; use of communication devices, feeding, respiratory/swallowing, participation, avoidance of bed, and good planning ahead for future needs. #OTalk
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Barbara Strevens @otbarbs
@mndeducation I think that OT’s are perfectly placed to problem solve issues with postural management. Often the restriction is accessing the equipment! #OTalk #MND
Austin Claffey @austinclaffey
@kilner100 @LAURA59455619 @OTalk_ Oxford with some additions and OT made supports (remember plaztazote anyone?) got us out of a few fixes. #OTalk
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@JennyRolfe4 @LAURA59455619 Hi Jenny, don't forget to include #OTalk in your tweets or peeps may miss them and they won't get included in the transcript! Ta ;)
Claire McEwen @ClaireMc_OT
@mndeducation @CynthiaSHospice we have various education, exercise and social groups that people with MND and their carers can access. We are also looking at supported access to community seated tai chi groups. #OTalk
Dr Jenny Preston MBE @preston_jenny
Improves posture to allow increased use of upper limbs; can use technology at eye level; supports conversations by being able to look at the other person’s face. It allowed one of my patients to go out for runs in the car and enjoy the scenery etc, etc, etc #OTalk
Barbara Strevens @otbarbs
@sharoncrabtree4 @kilner100 @LAURA59455619 @OTalk_ Good positioning and comfort enables people to focus on meaningful engagement. Collars are a small part of the big picture when supporting someone with #mnd #OTalk
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@JennyRolfe4 @LAURA59455619 no worries... we all do it! I missed it off my first tweet today too! ha ha #OTalk
Austin Claffey @austinclaffey
@JennyRolfe4 @mndeducation Or make it! #OTalk
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#OTalk Question 5.....
Claire McEwen @ClaireMc_OT
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Dr Jenny Preston MBE @preston_jenny
Sometimes it gets tough for even the most seasoned professionals. We are all human. Important to have a team around you to share and support each other #OTalk
Barbara Strevens @otbarbs
@mndeducation It’s human to feel the loss. #OTalk #MNd
Austin Claffey @austinclaffey
Great question #OTalk and my experience would be yes. Not sure is compassion fatigue or just the ongoing tragedy. We had a psychologist facilitated monthly group for entire MDT, and that helped.
Jenny Rolfe @JennyRolfe4
@mndeducation I think enabling people to try to maintain their roles and activities as much as possible and utilising internet and web based activities if people find it difficult to physically attend activities #OTalk
Austin Claffey @austinclaffey
@RachaelD_OT @mndeducation #onthemoney #OTalk
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Jenny Rolfe @JennyRolfe4
@kilner100 @LAURA59455619 @OTalk_ i think this is the hardest challenge i face as an OT working with postural management in MND... it is such an unmet need... #OTalk
Barbara Strevens @otbarbs
@mndeducation @SomiaOT @loros I had a great conversation with @julietseward1 today. Happy to help #OTalk #mnd
Jenny Rolfe @JennyRolfe4
@mndeducation I work just with MND patients along with a great team and we are all there for each other. most of the time its business as usual but sometimes a situation will be very upsetting and its important to acknowledge that and that it is ok to be upset #OTalk
Dr Jenny Preston MBE @preston_jenny
RT @JennyRolfe4: @mndeducation I work just with MND patients along with a great team and we are all there for each other. most of the time its business as usual but sometimes a situation will be very upsetting and its important to acknowledge that and that it is ok to be upset #OTalk
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Jenny Rolfe @JennyRolfe4
@mndeducation I think Fatigue Management principles can be applied to different conditions - some variations may be needed to be person specific. I do think fatigue can be overlooked in MND especially early #OTalk
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#OTalk Well that went fast.... last 5 mins of the official hours folks... What are your take away thoughts? CPD action plans? #OTalk https://t.co/NJXVh9yDx3
Lauren Osborne @LaurenOsborneOT
@mndeducation I’m interested in anyone’s views or experience in using frontal head supports in wch such as Whitmeyer with forehead strap/cap? Am concerned about causing chin poke & neck being delicate but heads are so difficult to support & it seems like there’s a place for them? #OTalk #MND
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Lauren Osborne @LaurenOsborneOT
@mndeducation OTs are perfectly placed to provide a range of advice and equipment (postural seating, wheelchairs, night time positioning) for 24h #PostureManagement for #MND The challenge is where does the funding come from! #OTalk
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#OTalk Opps did i miss the # off! hahaha Happens to us all!
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Thanks all for thought provoking #Otalk @Helen_OTUK signing off the account now, do keep chatting.
Barbara Strevens @otbarbs
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