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Documenting Cues and Skilled Services

Kathleen D. Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP, OTR/L

January 5, 2016

Does documenting lets say "verbal cues" justify skilled services in treatment notes?   Read More


Molded and Aggressive Contoured Seating Systems With Bariatric Clients

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

December 29, 2015

Why are molded and aggressive contoured seating systems not recommended for bariatric clients?   Read More


Components of an Ideal Goal

Kathleen D. Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP, OTR/L

December 22, 2015

Back to the basics, but what components should an ideal goal have?   Read More


Documenting Caregiver Training

Kathleen D. Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP, OTR/L

December 16, 2015

How should therapists correctly document caregiver training?   Read More


Minimal Amount of Time for Untimed Codes

Mary R. Daulong, PT, CHC, CHP

December 9, 2015

Is there a minimum amount of time a treatment must be provided for an untimed code like unattended stim?   Read More

   


Medications Causing Confusion in Patients

Kenneth L. Miller, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA

December 2, 2015

Can certain medication be the cause of confusion in patients?   Read More


Adverse Drug Reactions and Therapy

Kenneth L. Miller, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA

November 25, 2015

What is an adverse drug reaction (ADR) and what are some common ones we may see while treating patients?   Read More


Handling Tone in a Seating Evaluation

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

November 17, 2015

When tone is variable, how many times do you re-measure or what is your recommendation for how to handle during a seating evaluation?   Read More


Prioritize Seating Challenges During a Wheelchair Evaluation

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

November 10, 2015

These challenges that we see in seating often are not seen in isolation. We see combinations of them. How do we prioritize them during a wheelchair evaluation?   Read More


Medication Side Effect: Confusion

Kenneth L. Miller, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA

November 4, 2015

Do medications cause confusion at times and if so which ones are able to do so?   Read More


Exercise and Metabolic Effects

Lori Sherlock, Ed.D, MS, ATRIC, AEA Fitness Specialist, CSCS

October 29, 2015

What if a patient has very limited strength and endurance, but is underweight? Is there any way to decrease the usually wonderful metabolic effects?   Read More

 


Billing for Re-Eval When Discharging Part B Patient

Kathleen D. Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP, OTR/L

October 21, 2015

Do I always bill for a re-evaluation for Part B when I am discharging?   Read More


Power Seat Lift-Advantages and Disadvantages

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

October 13, 2015

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a power seat lift?   Read More

 


Determining Car Seat vs Mobility Base for Children

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

October 6, 2015

When should a child move from riding in a car seat to riding in their mobility base?   Read More


Viscosity's Effect on Muscle Contraction and Exercise in Water

Lori Sherlock, Ed.D, MS, ATRIC, AEA Fitness Specialist, CSCS

September 29, 2015

How does the viscosity of water effect muscle contraction and exercise in the water?   Read More


Ultrasound Stretching Window

Dawn T. Gulick, PT, PhD, ATC, CSCS

September 22, 2015

Can you explain the term stretching window and how it applies to ultrasound treatment?   Read More


High Intensity Interval Training for the COPD population

Lori Sherlock, Ed.D, MS, ATRIC, AEA Fitness Specialist, CSCS

September 15, 2015

Can you have someone with COPD perfom high intensity interval training (HIIT)? What does the literature state?   Read More


Expired Medications

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

September 8, 2015

What are the risks of taking expired medications?   Read More


Best Technique for Applying Ultrasound to a Patient

Dawn T. Gulick, PT, PhD, ATC, CSCS

September 1, 2015

What is the best technique from the research for applying ultrasound to a patient?   Read More


Beyond Subjective Pain Rating

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

August 25, 2015

Besides asking the patient their pain rating what else would be appropriate to ask when asking about their pain?   Read More