National Occupational Therapy Conference
Transcending Boundaries Towards seamless care
EGIS, partnering with CEDARON and the National Occupational Therapy Organization participated in the above seminar held on 5-6 Oct 2012 in Singapore recently. We had Nancy Krolikowski, MS, OTRL, CHT from Cedaron, USA to present the topic ” International Classification of Functioning and its use in Documentation System”.
The abstract for the topic is as follow: –
The World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning (ICF) is a taxonomy of human functional behavior. Its purpose is to provide a classification system that uses uniform standardized language and framework for describing health and health related states. This system can be used by all health providers involved in a person’s care. The ICF classifies functioning and disability associated with health conditions and complements systems that identify a disease or health condition.
When implemented as part of daily charting, ICF data will generate granular and multidimensional outcomes metrics of the health experience of individuals and, in the aggregate, of populations. Most importantly, ICF is a culturally neutral, universally applicable science.
This presentation introduced the participants to ICF subject matter and how to use it in daily charting of patient care. Emphasis was placed on understanding the logic of ICF taxonomy and methods of using this system within a clinic.