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December 2009 - Posts

PT and the Greater Good

Why aye! Jammy Dean got a canny four day holiday, aye?
by Dean Metz
When I worked in New York, one of the modules that I taught during orientation was cultural competency. New York is still a melting pot of cultures, which could have someone in an Asian home, a Muslim home, an African-American home, and an Orhodox Jewish Read More...
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So What Am I Really Doing Here?
by Dean Metz
I think I've finally got a handle on what my role is here on the team. We admit people for seven days. They are generally in some sort of acute COPD exacerbation or have had a fall without fracture. The nurses go in, assess and start treatment that could Read More...
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Mom Fell
by Dean Metz
Just before I left for the United Kingdom, I got a phone call from my mother's neighbor in Florida. She had taken my mother to the ER because she had fallen at home after having a dental procedure earlier in the day and way too much pain medicine afterward. Read More...
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My Induction is Over
by Dean Metz
I can't believe I've been working for four weeks now! I've been to countless meetings, met dozens of people I'll be interacting with, and still don't have passwords to most of the functions necessary to document on the computer at the NHS. Some things Read More...
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Is My New York showing?
by Dean Metz
I was attending a committee meeting this week about the new screening form being created for all the teams and disciplines in my county. This is a project that has been in the works for a while and the form is nearly in pilot ready condition. Well, that's Read More...
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    Dean Metz
    Occupation: Staff Development Specialist
    Setting: New York, NY – Newcastle Upon Tyne, Great Britain
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