Welcome to Health Care POV | sign in | join

BROWSE BY TAGS

PT on the Run

Scheduling Conflict
by Michael Kelley
I've got a bone to pick with you outpatient therapists! When I first started working at the hospital, our inpatient office was right next door to the front office of our outpatient department. It was pretty easy to listen to some of the phone calls come Read More...
3 comments »     
Are You Competent?
by Michael Kelley
Every year, our department completes a series of competencies designed to ensure our compliance with and understanding of basic hospital policies and procedures as well as more departmental-specific things. It is apparently a Joint Commission requirement Read More...
1 comments »     
Parkinson's Problems
by Michael Kelley
According to the National Parkinson's Foundation, nearly 1 million people in the US are currently living with Parkinson's Disease, with an estimated 50,000-60,00 new diagnoses each year. Here in the US, the CDC has identified it as the 14 th -leading Read More...
1 comments »     
Can You Describe Your Dizziness?
by Michael Kelley
We've all seen it before... a patient comes into your hospital or clinic complaining of the dreaded "dizziness." It's been said that dizziness is one of the most difficult subjective symptoms to diagnose because it can be caused by such a wide variety Read More...
2 comments »     
The Gold Medal of PT Settings
by Michael Kelley
(Editor's Note: Throughout the month of February, ADVANCE bloggers Michael Kelley and Lisa Mueller will post "Dueling Blogs," in which they argue opposing sides of the same issue. Topic #3 -- "Does the Inpatient or Outpatient Setting Allow Greater PT Read More...
2 comments »     
PT in the Great Outdoors
by Michael Kelley
I work in a hospital, and like most people who work in hospitals, once you step through those doors in the morning, you generally don't have time to go outside again until you're leaving in the afternoon. I remember in PT school it seemed like any hospital Read More...
1 comments »     
Nerve Blocks and Buckling Knees
by Michael Kelley
Within my hospital system, we have two hospitals where our orthopedic surgeons perform total joint replacements (primarily hips and knees). Their surgical volume is a few thousand cases at each hospital per year. Typically patients stay in the hospital Read More...
0 comments »     
'Knowledge is Power'
by Michael Kelley
The English philosopher and scientist Sir Francis Bacon is credited with coining the phrase, "Scientia Potestas Est" or "Knowledge is Power." Three words that are as true today as they were in 1597 when he first uttered them. To me, being an educated Read More...
3 comments »