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Copy of Writing SOAP notes and Creating Measurable Occupational Based Goals

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COAST Method Writing SOAP Notes and Creating Measurable Occupational-Based Goals Learning Objectives ACTIVITY Summarize the general guidelines for Occupational Therapy (OT) Practice
Describe the four sections of a SOAP note
Define the five sections of writing a measurable and occupation-based goal utilizing the COAST method of documentation
Write a SOAP note based on video of OT treatment session
Prepare a short term and long term goal utilizing the COAST method after viewing an OT treatment session A permanent health record
Required for reimbursement
It is a legal document
Need to follow ethical standards Documentation of Occupational Therapy SUBJECTIVE
T: TIMELINE GOAL WRITING: COAST METHOD Please view this video and write a SOAP note for the OT session and create one long term and one short term goal by utilizing the COAST method on what you observed in the session. ASSUMPTIONS Someone else will need to read and understand the documentation
The entry will be scrutinized by third party payers
The client has the right to read the record GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY DOCUMENTATION Use waterproof, non erasable black ink

Never use correction fluid to make corrections BE SURE TO: Have all required data present
Be concise
Sign and date every entry YOU ALSO NEED TO: Identify the client on every page
Document in a timely manner
Use appropriate terminology
Use appropriate abbreviations DO NOT FORGET TO: Focus on the client and NOT yourself

Adhere to legal and ethical guidelines

Write legibly

Make sure grammar and spelling is correct Subjective Write something the client says about their condition or treatment session EXAMPLE:
S: Pt. stated "this session was a little to difficult for me, I am very tired." Objective Statements that include:

Length and purpose of session
Summary of what you have observed
Be professional and concise
Focus on Occupation and client's response to treatment
Be specific on assist levels and avoid judging the client Sample Objective Entry Pt. seen bedside for a 30 minute OT session.

VSR: Pre -Activity BP: 120/80 HR: 80 bpm
Post Activity BP: 130/86 HR: 88 bpm

Functional Activities:
Grooming- Pt. stood at sink for 3 minutes to comb hair and brush teeth with close supervision with appropriate VSR.
Functional Transfers: Pt. able to go from bed to commode with a stand pivot transfer with close supervision. Assessment Go sentence to sentence through information presented in the subjective and objective sections
Decide what it means for the client's ability to engage in meaningful occupation
Note the problems, progress and potential for rehabilitation
Include what the client would benefit from and what they need in a skilled OT situation Wendy Wachter-Schutz, MS, OTR/L Assignment for OTD 752
Education Theory and Technology
Chatham University Sample Assessment Entry Patient tolerated OT bedside session well with appropriate VSR after each activity with some complains of fatigue throughout session. Patient is now at a close supervision level for basic grooming activities and functional transfers to the commode because of complains of fatigue and fear of falling. Patient would benefit from continued OT to reach goals set in initial evaluation of complete independence in all areas of ADL and IADL. Plan Specify the frequency and duration of OT services
Describe the purpose of future OT sessions Sample Plan Entry Continue OT services 3 to 4 times a week until discharge from hospital to reach goals of complete independence in all ADL and IADL as stated in initial evaluation CLIENT CLIENT WILL PERFORM......... OCCUPATION WHAT OCCUPATION? ASSISTANCE LEVEL WITH WHAT LEVEL OF ASSISTANCE/INDEPENDENCE? SPECIFIC CONDITION UNDER WHAT CONDITION? TIMELINE BY WHEN? SAMPLE COAST METHOD GOALS Client will prepare a three step meal in the rehabilitation kitchen with modified independence from wheelchair level within two weeks.

Within three treatment sessions, Mr. S will compete toileting using raised toilet seat with minimal assistance for balance during clothing adjustment. WRITING SOAP NOTES AND CREATING MEASURABLE OCCUPATIONAL BASED GOALS A JOURNEY for Occupational Therapy Students REFERENCES Gately, C.A., & Borcerding, S. (2012). Documentation manual for occupational therapy. Writing SOAP notes. (3rd ed.). Thorofare, NJ: Slack Incorporated.

Sames, K. ( 2010). Documenting occupational therapy practice. (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Person.

Vanderbilt University (n.d.). Center for Teaching. Retrieved from: http://cft.vanderbilt.edu/teaching-guides/teaching-activities/lecturing/
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