Dana Grady (Luther), MS '11

Occupational Therapy

Dana, an occupational therapist at St. Peter's Hospital, recently implemented a new post-cardiac surgery program called "Keep Your Move in the Tube, developed by Baylor University. 

After completing research to compare the old strict sternal precautions to this new program to determine efficacy and safety, cardiac surgeons decided to move forward with this new, less restrictive post sternotomy program for all heart surgery patients. She also published an article, "The Impact of a Less Restrictive Poststernotomy Activity Protocol Compared With Standard Sternal Precautions in Patients Following Cardiac Surgery," which furthered the study of the program of the program.