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September 2009 - Posts

PT and the City

Code 4
by Lisa West
Several weeks ago I was at our daily OFT (Outcome Facilitation Team) meeting when we heard over the speaker system, "Code 4. 5 th floor. Room 12." A Spanish-speaking patient had passed out and became unresponsive, and a code was called for the Stat team Read More...
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Perks of Being a New Hire
by Lisa West
Last week I wrote a depressing blog about how awful the world is when you are a new hire, or a new grad. This week, I'd like to focus on all the reasons why it's so great to be a new hire. 1. I have lots of fresh ideas. Having recently graduated, I had Read More...
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Low Man on the Totem Pole
by Lisa West
I'm a new hire, and a new grad on top of it. I try not to cross any lines at work. There are situations and policies I disagree with (strongly), but I bite my tongue and convince myself there will be a better time to voice my opinion. The people I work Read More...
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Frequent Flyer
by Lisa West
A patient came into our Emergency Department last week with chest pain, shortness of breath and a generally malaise-type feeling. The patient couldn't point to any specific cause, and had a significant family history of heart disease. The patient was Read More...
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