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March 2008 - Posts

Toni Talks about PT Today

Who is Responsible?
by Toni Patt
Like most therapists, I'm a veteran of interdisciplinary turf battles. Usually the problem is PT and nursing going around over getting a patient out of bed. Sometimes it's about whether out of bed to chair is a PT or a nursing order. This time was a little Read More...
The Squeaky Patient Gets the Oil
by Toni Patt
There's an old saying that says "the squeaky wheel will get the oil." I think a similar saying exists in health care. It says "the patient who complains the loudest gets the most attention." I've never seen it fail. As soon as a patient starts complaining, Read More...
What if I Won the Lottery?
by Toni Patt
Today at lunch we talked about what we would do if we won the lottery. Almost every one said she would continue to work but not at her current job. A couple said they would stay home and be mom. An ST said she would volunteer her time to help uninsured Read More...
If You Want My Respect, Earn It
by Toni Patt
Currently I'm working in a SNF. Every Monday we have our weekly meeting to go over proposed discharged dates. Our census generally runs 125-135 which is a lot of patients to keep track of. Since we're all together in one place we frequently have a department Read More...


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