Phone: 866-782-6258

Clinical Resources

Search archived articles, review expert clinical advice, and access helpful professional links and information.

Acute Care Ask the Experts

Search results for "Acute Care" in Ask the Experts

Addressing Caregiver Burden in Spinal Cord Injury: Strategies for Healthcare Professionals

Alaena McCool, MS, OTR/L, CPAM

May 1, 2024

What are the various stressors experienced by caregivers of individuals with spinal cord injuries, and what strategies can healthcare professionals employ to alleviate caregiver burden?   Read More


What Are the Facilitators and Barriers to Independence for Stroke Survivors?

Katherine George, PT, DPT, Alaena McCool, MS, OTR/L, CPAM

December 15, 2023

What are the facilitators and barriers to independence for stroke survivors?   Read More


Bariatric Apple Pannus and Apple Ascities Body Types: Relation to Mobility and Therapy

Rina Pandya, PT, DPT, PGCert LTHE, AFHEA

June 1, 2023

What is the difference in apple body types of apple ascites and apple pannus, and what should we know regarding transfers and applicability to practice?   Read More

Clinical Presentation in Relation to Anatomy Involved In a Stroke

Alaena McCool, MS, OTR/L, CPAM, Katherine George, PT, DPT

March 15, 2023

Can you elaborate on the common clinical presentations seen with specific arteries affected in a stroke?   Read More


Benefits and Complicating Factors of Exercise in Patients with Diabetes

Sarah Stillings, MA, PT, MPT, CHT

July 30, 2021

What are the benefits as well as the complicating factors of exercise for patients with diabetes?   Read More


Handling Disruptive Behaviors

Emily Fleischman, PT, DPT, GCS

January 29, 2020

How do you handle disruptive behaviors of hallucinations and delusions?   Read More


Troponin Lab Value and PT

Adele Myszenski, PT, MPT

October 24, 2017

Can you explain how Troponin level is used and how it relates to PT?   Read More

Berg Balance and Assistive Device Use

Sharon L. Gorman, PT, DPTSc, GCS

September 28, 2016

Can you have a patient use an assitive device when using the Berg to predict fall risk?   Read More


Medicine Delaying Physical Therapy Progress

Michelle A. Fritsch, Pharm.D., CGP, BCACP

April 28, 2015

When is it appropriate for the therapy team to bring attention to the nursing staff and physician that medicines could be delaying therapy progress?   Read More


Symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation

Donald K. Shaw, PT, PhD, D.Min., FAACVPR

December 17, 2014

Besides the ECG readings of atrial fibrillation, will patients have any other symptoms regarding that issue?   Read More


How Do You Treat Persistent Orthostasis?

Adele Myszenski, PT

October 22, 2014

How do you treat persistent orthostasis? How much of a drop do you allow, especially if their dizziness is inconsistent?   Read More


Determining Artifact in ECGs

Donald K. Shaw, PT, PhD, D.Min., FAACVPR

September 1, 2014

How can you determine artifact versus an abnormal rhythm on an ECG?   Read More


Exercise while on Beta Blockers

Donald K. Shaw, PT, PhD, D.Min., FAACVPR

June 9, 2014

How do people on beta blockers and blood pressure lowering medications tolerate exercise? How can they increase their cardiac output?   Read More


Lymphedema: Are Open Wounds a Contraindication for Compression Bandaging?

Amy H. Pannullo, PT, DPT, WCS, CLT, Kirsten I. Wightman, PT, DPT, CLT

December 11, 2013

Is compression bandaging contraindicated for clients with open wounds or weeping?   Read More


The Decision to use PRN Oxygen in a Treatment Session

Bini Litwin, PT, DPT, PhD, MBA

November 13, 2013

If you are working with a patient who has oxygen ordered PRN, at what point would you decide if you would put the oxygen on during your treatment session?   Read More

Using the Karvonen Heart Rate Formula

Bini Litwin, PT, DPT, PhD, MBA

October 9, 2013

Under what circumstrances would you use the Karvonen Heart Rate Formula?   Read More

Functional Ways to Measure Attention in Patients Post Stroke


June 6, 2013

What are some ways that you measure attention in patients post-stroke?   Read More


Improving the Aerobic Capacity in Patients with CHF

Donald K. Shaw, PT, PhD, D.Min., FAACVPR

April 23, 2013

Do CHF patients improve aerobic capacity primarily through heart rate?   Read More


Footwear Options for Stable Eschar on a Heel Wound

Jennifer A Gardner, PT, DPT, MHA, CWS

January 18, 2013

Can patients wear shoes with stable eschar?   Read More


Is Pulse Lavage Still Relevant in Wound Care?

Jennifer A Gardner, PT, DPT, MHA, CWS

January 16, 2013

Is pulse lavage still being used? In what way?   Read More


Our site uses cookies to improve your experience. By using our site, you agree to our Privacy Policy.