Lines, leads, and lab values oh my! The world of inpatient acute care can be medically complex, intimidating, and difficult to navigate with an occupation-based approach. Have no fear! Our panel of occupational therapy advanced practitioners are here to help! These wizards of acute care best practices represent four different healthcare organizations across the state and will share their expertise in how to prepare for and succeed as a level II fieldwork student, as an entry level clinician, or as an experienced clinician who is new to the acute care setting. The panel will identify evidence-based resources and tools to empower clinical competencies and confidence, share acute care case studies in the acute care context of clients and student scenarios, outline clinical competencies and soft skills required for acute care clinical readiness, and showcase program development and quality initiatives in their respective settings to elevate an occupation based approach within the interdisciplinary culture of acute care practice.