Abstract

Date Presented Accepted for AOTA INSPIRE 2021 but unable to be presented due to online event limitations.

In an observational study of 88 participants who underwent cardiac surgery, we investigated the relationship among cognition, medication management, and ability to recall postsurgical precautions, as well as hospital readmissions, in order to better understand how OTs can intervene with this population to improve outcomes. Our findings suggest that focusing on functional cognition could allow OTs to bring distinct value to the cardiac surgery multidisciplinary team.

Primary Author and Speaker: Laura Koshewitz

Additional Authors and Speakers: Jennifer Lambarth, Tallat Nadeemullah

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