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PROM Is Not a Skilled Service
by Toni Patt
Rehab services and the Neurology physicians are having a disagreement. The Neuro docs are upset because they don't think PT responds quickly enough to their orders. They claim it can take a day or more before an ICU patient is seen. That's probably true Read More...
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What is the Value of a GCS?
by Toni Patt
Somehow this week during all the normal chaos of life I managed a major accomplishment. I completed and mailed my registration to sit for the GCS exam next year. I'm very proud of myself. Completing the application isn't very difficulty. Making the commitment Read More...
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My Experience as a Family Member
by Toni Patt
My show horse has been at the vet's for the last two weeks. He has been very sick. At one point the vet and I talked about putting him down and waiting until I could be present if something happened. Today I'm happy to report that he is doing well and Read More...
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Where Does Our Responsibility to Our Patients End?
by Toni Patt
I've been asking myself that question a lot lately. I've had a run of patients who seem to be reluctant to take responsibility for both themselves and their care. I'm not talking about patients who are emotionally needy or concerned about the future and Read More...
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The Problem with Continuing Education
by Toni Patt
I'm a continuing education junkie. I love going to courses. Home study courses aren't bad either. I've had to cut down and limit myself lately because things have gotten so expensive. I will no longer travel for a course, unless it's NDT next year. I've Read More...
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