This case report describes the distinct value of occupational therapy services in the treatment of a pediatric patient with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children in an acute care setting. Practice-based evidence was used to design the treatment plan for this patient throughout the course of his hospital stay. Interventions addressed range of motion, strength, functional endurance, activities of daily living (ADLs), instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs), and functional cognition. Occupational therapy goals focused on the progression toward return to baseline functioning and participation in ADLs and IADLs.
AOTA Taxonomy:acute care, ADLs, age 6-14, analysis of occupational performance, balance deficits and fall risks, body functions, body structures, commercial insurance, consultant, documentation, education and training, environmental factors, evidence-based practice/knowledge translation, federal policy, functional cognition deficits, health promotion, informal approaches, interprofessional practice and intraprofessional practice, interventions to support occupations, Medicaid, modification (compensation, adaptation), motor skills, neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)/Pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), occupations and activities, participation, personal factors, prevention, private pay, quality and value-based care, remediation/restoration, rest and sleep, roles, routines, social participation, Special Issue, standardized assessment tools, state policy, TRICARE
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