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Clinical Judgment
by Toni Patt
I had an interesting conversation with a nurse today. We were talking about a patient I was planning to see. She told me to check with the doctors because she wasn't sure about his medical status since he'd had a neuro status change. She seemed shocked Read More...
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The APTA: Out of Touch?
by Toni Patt
I've read with interest the e-mail summaries I received from last week's PT 2010 conference in Boston. I can't say I was very impressed by what I read. On the surface those e-mails gave a brief description of what was happening. I was more interested Read More...
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I Didn't Recognize My Patient
by Toni Patt
I had the most wonderful experience last week. One of my patients came back to see me. This doesn't sound like much until you consider where I work, an acute rehab unit. Some patients never make it beyond hospital gowns. They are often either overweight Read More...
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Money Isn't Everything
by Toni Patt
I heard something today that made me gnash my teeth. My department recently made an employment offer to one of our students (ES). Throughout her rotation she insisted she wanted to work here and nowhere else. Last week she formally accepted the offer. Read More...
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I Would Like to Respond
by Toni Patt
I read the comments on my post two weeks ago with interest. In that post I urged the powers that be not to grant the DPT title to therapists who would be grandfathered in to continue practicing. My main argument was the DPT title implies a level of education Read More...
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