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April 2013 - Posts

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Post-Operative Care
by Jason Marketti
We often see patients three to five days post-operatively in a SNF. The ortho docs, who send the patients to the facility, expect certain outcomes while the insurance companies have outcomes and agendas of their own. This creates some difficulty in managing Read More...
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Nursing Can't Do That
by Jason Marketti
The patient I was supposed to see was in a RUG level that paid very well. He had some complications that prevented him from participating to get the full minutes for several days. On the patient's assessment day, I spoke to the nurse in charge of his Read More...
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Reuse of Equipment
by Jason Marketti
I worked in a clinic that reused TENS pads. Cross-contamination anyone? I understood the financial aspect of it; the pads were expensive. But to jeopardize patients and expose them unnecessarily to a potential infection didn't seem worth it. Didn't a Read More...
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Future Care
by Jason Marketti
I've read about social security running out of money, reduced reimbursement rates, a decrease in the number of qualified providers, quicker discharges and supposedly better recovery after surgery. Where does this leave everyone? Social security has to Read More...
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    Jason J. Marketti
    Occupation: Physical Therapist Assistant
    Setting: San Jacinto, CA
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