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April 2008 - Posts

Toni Talks about PT Today

I'm Confused About Something
by Toni Patt
I work as a contract therapist. Using me is expensive. In Houston the rates for contract services keep going up. I think there have been two rate hikes in the last 6 months. Facilities use us to fill vacant positions until someone can be hired. Many facilities Read More...
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Give Me What I Paid For
by Toni Patt
My online class is wrapping up this week. I can't say I'm unhappy about that. The class was a big disappointment to me. This was a graduate level class. I paid regular college tuition to be in it. I spent over one hundred dollars on books. I don't think Read More...
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My Cat Died
by Toni Patt
My cat died last night. He was old. He lived a full kitty life. He died last night in my lap and I gently petted him. I could have taken him to the vet but all that would have happened is he would have been put to sleep. I couldn't do that to him. He Read More...
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Right Where I Want to Be
by Toni Patt
I'm back in the ICUs again. These aren't just any ICUs. They are in one of Houston's major hospitals, the place you want to be if anything bad happens to you. This is where I want to be. This is what I think of when I say ICU. These are among my favorite Read More...
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Loss of Identity
by Toni Patt
Last week in the electronic version of ADVANCE Deborah Cox, MSN, CRNP-F tackled the topic of identity loss and the elderly. She explained how entry into a long term care facility such as an SNF causes an individual to lose his or her identity. Instead, Read More...
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