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In case you haven't followed the past few blogs, I started a new clinical on Monday after having spent six months in an inpatient rehab setting. I'm now interning at an outpatient center where the patient population spans the entire gamut -- orthopedics, neurological, cardiopulmonary, post-op, chronic pain, worker's comp etc. With all of the ...
At the SNF where I work part-time, the parking lot behind the building is built on an incline with a bend about three-fourths of the way down. There is a curb along the entire length of the descent. Last weekend, a resident told me it's possible to descend the length of the parking lot in a wheelchair without using the brakes or crashing.
He was ...
What a great week to shine in our community, showing what we have to offer to just about anyone who lives in the South Broward Hospital District. Starting off with a meeting tonight, where some of our patients are introduced to those who voluntarily give to our healthcare system, they share their stories and warm the hearts of everyone.
I work in a hospital, and like most people who work in hospitals, once you step through those doors in the morning, you generally don't have time to go outside again until you're leaving in the afternoon. I remember in PT school it seemed like any hospital we visited, the PT gym was always in the basement (it's amazing there isn't an epidemic of ...
Group physical therapy was a way to have patients come together and participate in activities where they could encourage one another and watch each other progress. Since the decline in reimbursements for this type of activity, it's no longer economically feasible for facilities and therapists to do this. In some instances, the group coding may ...
''Don't get old!'' I can't begin to tell you how many of my patients have told me this over the last four years. All different people, from different backgrounds and walks of life, admitted to the hospital for different reasons, all with one thing in common... they're over 80 years old.
I just turned 28 last month and while I'm a ...
I believe we should all question what we do and why we do it, especially when it comes to patient care. We should be asking ourselves, ''Is this the best I can do under the circumstances I have to work with?''
We should also question whether adding more than two pounds on an elderly patient's ankle is the best thing for him. I have seen six- and ...
I love running. I love it so much that in the past five years I have done the following:
2009 Chicago Half Marathon
2009 Chicago Marathon
2010 Arizona Rock 'n' Roll Marathon
2010 Madison Half Marathon
2010 Pewaukee Sprint Triathlon
2010 Chicago Olympic Distance Triathlon
2010 Chicago Marathon
2011 Door County Half Ironman ...
I've talked a great deal about the myths and realities of working in a foreign country for the past four years in this blog. Many people have presented me with the argument, ''If healthcare is so great in other countries, then why do so many foreigners come here for care?'' Until now, I've only been able to provide anecdotal responses of my ...
Today at lunch we were talking about how much older our patients are today compared to years past. Someone observed that many of our older patients just want to stay in bed. They are worn out from living. She went on to say that when you've reached 90 years of age, you have the right to stay in bed.
In many ways, I agree with her. Advanced age, ...