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January 2013 - Posts

COTA Thoughts

My CEO Makes How Much?
January 28, 2013 4:14 PM by Tim Banish
Just the other day I was talking with one of the nurses I work with, and we got into a discussion of wasted dollars in healthcare. One of the patients was upset because for three days in a row the lab nurse came to draw blood. Another patient was mad Read More...
Ethics VS Productivity
January 22, 2013 8:31 PM by Tim Banish
As I've always said, productivity standards can jeopardize our ethical obligation. Trying to maintain productivity on a consistent basis is a tough task, especially with most employers requiring 85% or better. However, faced with the threat of losing Read More...
The Boomers are Coming, the Boomers are Coming….
January 19, 2013 8:34 PM by Tim Banish
The baby boom generation, those born between 1946 and 1964, started reaching retirement age last January. As you may know, this is the generation born following World War II as the soldiers returned home and began families. For the next 28 years an average Read More...
On the Job Injuries
January 14, 2013 7:34 PM by Tim Banish
I can only think of a few jobs where there is no risk of getting hurt while working. Some jobs definitely have a higher risk than others, but in healthcare we have two issues to worry about. First is the exposure to all the diseases and germs our patients Read More...
January 9, 2013 7:50 PM by Tim Banish
This is a topic I've covered before, but I've always wanted to show the emblem I was given after passing my national exam. It was actually enclosed in the envelope with my passing test results. My certification exam was completed under AOTCB (American Read More...
A Day on the Job
January 6, 2013 4:23 PM by Tim Banish
As a COTA you'll find some days can be a bit more stressful than others. I guess today was one of those days because I came home tired and frustrated, some from work, some from the drive home, some from a stop I had to make on the way home. Fortunately Read More...