The PT asked me one day if there was anyone I thought was appropriate for the restorative nursing assistants (RNAs) to work on. Well, if a PT asks for my input I am not shy about giving it. I listed about five patients and the reasons why the RNAs should be involved. Then the PT began to leave the room, seeming to ignore my further input on the other patients I was going to mention.
About a week or so later, the PT was doing screens and asked whether I thought some of the patients were appropriate and wondered if I could think of justification for skilled services. As usual, if you ask me I will tell you straight up. I went down a list of things we could do with some of the patients and was astonished to see them shot down one after another. The PT even went on to say why those patients were not appropriate for skilled therapy.
So my big question would be, why ask me?
The PT I work with is experienced. She did not need my input for this but chose to ask me, then ignored my suggestions. So what should I do?
A) Tell her to "Therapy Up" and make a decision without me;
B) Continue to give my professional input if asked;
C) Act like I don't know and pretend I care;
D) Complain about it in my blog every week.