In today’s society, there is a bunch of research coming out for healthcare professionals to utilize and help guide clinical practice. Nowadays the amount of research is doubling at an outstanding rate. But there continues to be many barriers, i.e. time, accessibility, and generalizing of research across populations, for practitioners in order to incorporate research into their daily roles.
Sarah Lyon, OTR/L joins the show to discuss her passion of evidenced-based practice and how she has developed the OT Potential Journal Club to help therapists stay up-to-date on the research and ultimately develop confidence and competence in order to provide the best clinical care to their clients. Sarah is a firm believer in the power of evidenced-based practice in order to promote our profession by not only allowing OTs to have a seat at the table, but to have them be leaders at the table.
Sarah and Sarah discuss:
- Sarah’s love of OT history memorabilia
- The Healing Heart: The Story of Ora Ruggles Pioneer in Occupational Therapy
- What sparked her interest in evidence and research?
- Changes in evidence and research over the past decade
- Her personal and professional connection to evidence
- Evidenced-based practice as a tool to guide clinical practice
- OT Potential Club: https://otpotential.com/ot-potential-club
- Weekly article review
- Expanding evidence outside of OT
- Teaming up with a research librarian
- Impact factors
- 50 Most Influential OT Articles: https://otpotential.com/blog/influential-ot-research-articles
- Forum to promote community engagement
- Types of evidence
- Barriers to using evidence in practice
- NBCOT Evidenced-based Resources: https://www.nbcot.org/en/Certificants/Certification
- Advice for therapists wanting to incorporate evidence into their practice
- Most memorable OT moment
OT Potential: https://otpotential.com/
OT Potential Podcast: https://otpotential.com/ot-potential-podcast