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Let’s Get Patients up and out of Bed (part 2)

Improved outcomes by eliminating the negative effects of bed rest   Due to tighter reimbursement regulations from insurances, a new growing trend in hospitals across the country is to decrease the length of stay of patients. For a hospital to remain solvent and functional it has to manage its resources, staff, and bed availability by progressing […] Read More

Nurses and Therapists Working Together to Achieve a Common Goal (part 1)

Nurses and Therapists working together to achieve a common goal: a healthy, independent patient   As a physical therapist who practices in the acute care setting I have had a lot of interaction with nurses throughout my career. One thing I have consistently seen when working along side a nurse in a patient’s room is […] Read More

The Next Nursing Shortage is Looming…in the Future

The next nursing shortage it’s far away in the future but will be a bigger mess than before   G oogle “nursing shortage,” you’ll get a lot’s of hits, and pages. But most likely these articles are sponsored by nursing schools. The reality is that there is no nursing shortage. With the exception of some remote areas, there are […] Read More

5 Great Tips for Foley Catheter Insertion and Care

Cool tips for Foley catheter insertion: because you never know what you going to find   Foley catheter insertions may not seem like a lot of work at first. But sometimes you might be challenged by a difficult female patient, that you can’t find the “where it goes in” place. Male patients have it’s own […] Read More