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October 2011 - Posts

Toni Talks about PT Today

Safety in Numbers?
by Toni Patt
There seems to be a common misconception among non-PT people such as nursing. For some reason, they believe the more people you have for a transfer, the safer the transfer will be. I don't know where this idea came from. I suspect its roots lie in a lack Read More...
Ensuring Proper Translation
by Toni Patt
My hospital serves a large population of non-English speaking patients. At any given time, one-third to one-half of my caseload speaks Spanish. As a result, the Interpreter Services department was created. They either employ or contract for interpreters Read More...
Working While Injured
by Toni Patt
This morning, one of the OTs I work with came in on crutches. She'd hurt her foot over the weekend and wasn't able to bear weight through it. She said she thought she would be OK because she could do most of her work sitting down. Occupational Health Read More...
Another Viewpoint on the Uninsured
by Toni Patt
Last week, ADVANCE blogger Janey Goude talked about health care and the uninsured . What she had to say was very interesting, as were the comments that followed. Rather than adding to that discussion I decided to post my comments in my blog because I Read More...


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