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Understanding How to Maximize Your Independence for Everyday Living

April 9, 2014

Stacey Moran Gausling, an occupational therapist and PAH patient based in California, discusses how to maximize living with PH. The webinar will focus on tips and tools to modify your environment and other daily tasks to gain more independence in everyday activities. Stacey will cover how to best plan for your day with a limited amount of energy, home modification and adaptive equipment, proper breathing techniques and more to help you adapt to living with this chronic illness.

Presenter Information

Stacey Moran Gausling, OT/L and PAH patient
Parkland Memorial Hospital
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Stacey Moran Gausling, OT/L, is an occupational therapist (OT) with 24 years of experience in the acute care/trauma settings at Parkland Memorial Hospital as well as Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (in home health, ergonomic consulting, outpatient therapy, inpatient rehabilitation as well as neurological medical sales). Stacey was diagnosed with PAH secondary to Lupus/MCTD in 2006. You can find her sharing OT tips in her Facebook group “Pulmonary Hypertension-Maximizing Independence & Function.” Stacey works full-time treating a variety of patients in the home health setting as well as doing presentations for an Israeli rehabilitation technology.

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