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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...
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Patient or Victim?
by Michael Kelley
This past weekend most of us in the US enjoyed a nice three-day weekend in honor of Memorial Day. I had the opportunity to catch up on some news and came across an article online about a soldier who had lost all four limbs after a bomb exploded under Read More...
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The Joint Commission is Coming!
by Michael Kelley
Well, it's that time again. Our hospital system is up for reaccreditation from the Joint Commission. This will be the fourth accreditation I have gone through now (we've had two for when we became a certified stroke center and one general accreditation Read More...
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Job Prospects
by Michael Kelley
Over the course of the past couple of weeks, we've had a few new grads interviewing for positions within the corporation. It got me wondering, what is the PT job market like these days? Back in 2009 (happy five years since graduation for me!), I remember Read More...
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Locked-In and Speaking Up
by Michael Kelley
Colleen Shaw, a 20-something aspiring filmmaker living and working in New York. Patrick Stein, a 20-something man living with Locked-In Syndrome. Two lives that couldn't be more different but have come together to tell a remarkable story in a very remarkable Read More...
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Running for Boston
by Michael Kelley
In the fall of 1993, at the ripe old age of seven, I followed my older brother to Portage Park a couple blocks from our house to our grade school's cross country team practice. In what I'm sure was a pretty pathetic effort, I ran my mile around the park Read More...
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A Blog of Olympic Proportion
by Michael Kelley
Have you all seen what has been going on in Russia the last few weeks? No, not all that business with the Ukraine and Crimea (although honestly when was the last time one country just up and annexed part of another country? Seriously, it's been a while!). Read More...
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Do You Have the Right Stuff?
by Michael Kelley
I've written before about the obesity epidemic in this country and the potential impact PTs can have in perhaps helping turn the tide in this seemingly endless battle. But when dealing with obesity, prevention isn't everything. As PTs, we are tasked every Read More...
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Hum-PT-y Dum-PT-y Sat on a Wall
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 #4 -- "What Is the Biggest Challenge to the PT Profession?") When Read More...
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Who's In the Driver's Seat?
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 #2 -- "What Drives the PT Profession?") The PT profession has no Read More...
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The APTA -- Why Bother?
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 #1 -- "Is APTA Membership Valuable?") I was an APTA member for one Read More...
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Bundled Payments
by Michael Kelley
It sounds like a cable/Internet/phone special being offered by a cable company... but wait... this time the "cable company" is actually the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services! Last year, CMS announced a new payment method called "Bundled Payments." Read More...
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Hospice PT
by Michael Kelley
These last few weeks, there has been a particularly troubling story in the news about 13-year-old Jahi McMath. For those unfamiliar with her story, here is an article from CNN , which provides a synopsis of what has taken place over the past month. Briefly, Read More...
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The Great Weight Debate
by Michael Kelley
I'm going to take a stab this week at a rather touchy subject. If you haven't already figured it out, one of my passions in life is being active. I'm not some sort of gym-rat or anything like that, but I try to eat healthy and work out regularly. I was Read More...
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The Doctor is In?
by Michael Kelley
I'm sure it's been written about before, but I'm going to throw my two cents into the mix on the "D" in "DPT." Last weekend I was out of town and stayed with a cousin of my mom's. At some point during their phone conversations before I arrived, my mom Read More...
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