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April 2010 - Posts

Toni Talks about PT Today

Who Should Order PT?
by Toni Patt
This week I'm helping out on the acute side, which is foreign to me. I don't know anything about the doctors. I don't recognize any of the nurses. Every unit I've been on does things differently from what I am accustomed to. I had an experience with a Read More...
My Patients Were Assigned to a Student
by Toni Patt
Because I work in a teaching hospital, my department frequently serves as a clinical education site. At any given time we could have a PT, PTA, OT or COTA student completing a rotation. Currently we have a PTA student. I am not her CI but I have observed Read More...
This Patient Got to Me
by Toni Patt
Because I work on the neuro unit of a large acute-care hospital I see a variety of patients. Sometimes all I have to do is clear them for discharge. Other times I make discharge recommendations and initiate treatment. Often my decisions directly affect Read More...
When You Know More Than the Physician
by Toni Patt
Last week I got the opportunity to work at one of the community hospitals. I normally work in a large teaching hospital so the differences are like night and day. One of my patients was a new CVA. I happened to be in the room working with the patient Read More...


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