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An OT is working with a patient who recently had a mild CVA. Upon observation, the OT notices the patient’s right ankle appears to be inverted and may need a ankle splint. What is the best course of action the OT should take?
A) Refer the patient to his/her physician
B) Refer the patient to a podiatrist
C) Refer the patient to a physical therapist
D) Recommend a brace the patient can use

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Asked on January 9, 2017 4:43 pm
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If the OT detects the patient may need an ankle splint, then the OT needs to refer the patient to his/her physician first. The physician can then write an order for the patient to see a PT who can make a splint. Patient care always needs to follow the OT process of referral, screening, evaluation, intervention, and discharge.

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