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July 2008 - Posts

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A Weighty Issue
by Toni Patt
In the most recent issue of ADVANCE for Directors in Rehabilitation (electronic version), Michael Dionne, PT, and Daniel J. Drake, MSN, RN, tackle the topic of treating bariatric patients. Their article "Bariatric Basics" discusses the special considerations Read More...
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We Need to Work Together
by Toni Patt
In the latest issue of PT Magazine , Sharon Dunn, PT, PhD, OCS, talks about the need for PTs to work together no matter what degree they have. Throughout her article, Ms. Dunn provides examples of difficulties she believes PTs are running into as the Read More...
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This Department is in Crisis
by Toni Patt
I'm working in an acute care rehab department this month. It is in crisis. There has been a leadership void for three weeks because a decision was made to change the direction of the department. As so often happens in these situations, the manager was Read More...
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Keep Your Documentation Clear
by Toni Patt
Something new happened to me a few days ago. A patient I had discharged from therapy the day before was back on caseload. I wasn't too surprised because that does happen. I got a real surprise when I read the documentation. I had written a long, detailed Read More...
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In Defense of Experience
by Toni Patt
Last week I found myself in the position of defending experienced therapists, specifically those who have been practicing 15 years or more. I was talking to a newer graduate, SB. He was finding fault with therapists who have been practicing awhile but Read More...
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