Ota's Guide To Documentation: Writing Soap Notes by Marie MorrealeOta's Guide To Documentation: Writing Soap Notes by Marie Morreale

Ota's Guide To Documentation: Writing Soap Notes

byMarie Morreale, Sherry Borcherding

Paperback | June 15, 2017

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Now updated to itsFourth Edition, The OTA's Guide to Documentation: Writing SOAP Notescontains the step-by-step instruction needed to learn occupational therapy documentation and meet the legal, ethical, and professional documentation standards required for clinical practice and reimbursement of services.

Written in an easy-to-read- format, thisFourth Editionby Marie J. Morreale and Sherry Borcherding will aid occupational therapy assistants (OTAs) in learning the purpose and standards of documentation throughout all stages of the occupational therapy process and different areas of clinical practice.
Essentials of documentation, reimbursement, and best practice are reflected in the many examples presented throughoutThe OTA's Guide to Documentation: Writing SOAP Notes, Fourth Edition, including a practical method for goal writing (COAST), which is explained thoroughly.
Worksheets and learning activities provide the reader with multiple opportunities to practice observation skills and clinical reasoning, learn documentation methods, create occupation-based goals, and develop a repertoire of professional language. Answers to all the worksheets are provided to enable independent study, and a detachable summary sheet can be pulled out and carried to clinical sites as a reminder of the necessary contents for a SOAP note.

Templates are provided to assist beginning OTA students in formatting occupation-based SOAP notes and the task of documentation is broken down into smaller units to make learning easier. Other formats and methods of recording client care are also explained, such as the use of electronic health records and narrative notes. This text also presents an overview of the initial evaluation process delineating the roles of the OT and OTA and guidelines for implementing appropriate interventions.

New in theFourth Edition:
  • Incorporation of theOccupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain and Process, Third Editionand other updated American Occupational Therapy Association documents
  • Additional information on electronic health records and more examples from emerging niches of occupational therapy practice
  • Updated information to meet Medicare Part B and other third party payer requirements
  • Additional lists of professional language and abbreviations
  • Extra tips for avoiding common documentation mistakes
  • New tables, worksheets, and learning activities
Instructors in educational settings can visit www.efacultylounge.com for additional material to be used in the classroom.

Updated with new features and information,The OTA's Guide to Documentation: Writing SOAP Notes, Fourth Editionoffers both the instruction and multiple opportunities to practice documentation, providing OTAs with the necessary skills to record client care effectively.

Bonus Video Content:
When you purchase a new copy ofThe OTA's Guide to Documentation: Writing SOAP Notes, Fourth Edition, you will receive access to scenario-based videos to practice the documentation process.
Marie J. Morreale, OTR/L taught occupational therapy assistant (OTA) students for 17 years at Rockland Community College, State University of New York. As an adjunct faculty member, her various courses included: Professional Issues and Documentation; Geriatric Principles; OT Skills; Advanced OT Skills; Therapeutic Activities; and Advan...
Title:Ota's Guide To Documentation: Writing Soap NotesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:250 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.72 inPublished:June 15, 2017Publisher:Slack IncorporatedLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1630912964

ISBN - 13:9781630912963

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Table of Contents


About the Authors

Chapter 1 Documenting the Occupational Therapy Process

Chapter 2 The Health Record

Chapter 3 Billing and Reimbursement

Chapter 4 Using Professional Terminology

Chapter 5 Avoiding Common Documentation Mistakes

Chapter 6 Writing the “S—Subjective

Chapter 7 Writing the “O—Objective

Chapter 8 Tips for Writing a Better “O

Chapter 9 Writing the “A—Assessment

Chapter 10 Writing the “P—Plan

Chapter 11 Documenting Special Situations

Chapter 12 Improving Observation Skills and Refining Your Note

Chapter 13 Making Good Notes Even Better

Chapter 14 Evaluation and Intervention Planning

Chapter 15 Goals and Interventions

Chapter 16 Documenting Different Stages of Intervention

Chapter 17 Documentation in Different Practice Settings

Chapter 18 Examples of Different Kinds of Notes

Appendix: Suggestions for Completing the Worksheets