We know Occupational Therapists, Physios and Clinicians are seriously busy, and it became clear to us in a survey we rolled out to the industry in late 2020 that preparing equipment rationale can be a time-consuming challenge of the role. It’s no secret that most of us prefer the practical side of our roles rather than the paperwork so to help make lives easier when it comes to preparing rationale for your client’s equipment, we have put together some rationale support guides. The guides provide more user-specific information about the benefits of equipment solutions, we hope it will help when preparing their paperwork.
The support guides have been put together by Cubro’s team of Registered Occupational Therapists to assist clinicians in the selection and justification of equipment choices for their clients. They have been designed to help you with the funding application that you’re making on behalf of your client and the content is not intended to be a substitute for a thorough clinical assessment. As each client has a unique set of needs, we ask that you use the relevant information from the guides to consider and support your case, rather than copying and pasting the document.
Cubro OT, Jo Bolton explains “I have applied my experience in writing reports and providing rationale in the community from my previous roles as an OT with the technical equipment knowledge which I have expanded on, in my role at Cubro”. “For me, the rationale is more than equipment specifications, it’s about sharing the clinical reasoning as to when you would find this equipment beneficial and, in some cases, vital.”
To date, we have rationale support guides on beds, overhead lifting, and the Configura Comfort chair. We are excited to release more guides as we have them available. When you are logged into our website, you can find our guides under our resources topics or downloads on the relevant equipment page of our website.
If you need any further help with your funding application or you would like help choosing the right solution for your client, please get in touch with our friendly team. Email [email protected] or phone us on 0800 656 527.