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December 2011 - Posts

Toni Talks about PT Today

Working on Rehab Again
by Toni Patt
It's been a while since I've had the opportunity to treat patients on our rehab unit. Usually I do evaluations. Someone else does the treatments. Today I actually did some rehab treatments. Not evaluations but 60 minutes of treatment in which I could Read More...
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Respect for Clinical Judgment
by Toni Patt
Once in a while I work with patients who have a diagnosis other than stroke. Two or three weeks ago, I evaluated a young man who'd had a TBI and was in the ICU. I later re-evaluated him following transfer to the rehab unit. Last week his rehab doctor Read More...
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The Noise-O-Meter
by Toni Patt
The neuro service line got a new manager a few weeks ago. She seemed nice when I met her. She said all the right things about wanting to improve things and work with us. She told us we were doing a good job. I heard nothing more from her until last week Read More...
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Holiday Staffing
by Toni Patt
Christmas time is quickly approaching. With it come the numerous requests for time off during the holidays. More requests will be received than can be granted. My facility takes the approach of letting off as many people as possible. I guess it works. Read More...
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