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A 39 year old female recently had a transient ischemic attack and was discharged from the in-patient unit and is now residing in her 2 story home with her two small children, husband, and small dog. An OT is performing an initial home visit. Upon observation, the OT notices that the patient has a decline in function and loss of upper extremity strength. What is the best initial action the OT should take?
A) Complete a reevaluation during the next visit
B) Go over the patients goals based on her current functional ability
C) Report the findings to the patients physician
D) Discuss the patient with the previous OT to discuss a new program

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C) If an OT notices a decline in function it is important to notify the patients physician. The physician will need to reassess the patient and check for hemorrhage.

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