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Informed Consent
by Toni Patt
While I was researching an assignment for my latest class, I ran across an article about informed consent and physical therapy. The article stated that in a patient centered environment, consent must be granted for any procedure or activity that is outside Read More...
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My Caseload is Getting Sicker
by Toni Patt
I've noticed something about my caseload recently. The patients have become sicker and heavier. Right now I'm treating four patients. All of them require two people to mobilize. Sicker patients I understand. More people are surviving worse injuries. As Read More...
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This Was a Learning Experience
by Toni Patt
Recently I had the opportunity to work with a different PTA on the rehab unit. She'd worked there off and on over the years and more recently has been filling in as needed. For some reason I hadn't met her previously. I'm sorry to say I wish I would have Read More...
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Do We Really Want Direct Access?
by Toni Patt
Last month at the SED (southeast district) of the TPTA meeting, the topic of discussion was the status of direct access in Texas. Both speakers encouraged the membership to get involved by contacting state representatives in support of the measure. They Read More...
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