NPUAP Announces a Change in Terminology

National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) announces a change in terminology from pressure ulcer to pressure injury and updates the stages of pressure injury. Washington, DC - The term “pressure injury” replaces “pressure ulcer” in the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel Pressure Injury Staging System according to the NPUAP. The change in terminology more accurately

NPUAP Announces a Change in Terminology2016-04-22T20:34:23+00:00

Where are you going? Pedaling with a Purpose

When you walk into the therapy department and observe patients pedaling do you every wonder “where are they going?” Just as you would prepare for your bike trip, as therapists, we need to be focused on the “route and direction” of the comprehensive plan of care and approach each treatment with a well thought out

Where are you going? Pedaling with a Purpose2016-04-19T18:57:15+00:00

Developing a Patient Centered Therapy Treatment Plan

Did you know that a therapist does not determine a patient RUG level? A RUG level is assigned based on a comprehensive, thorough evaluation and subsequent therapy treatment plan developed by the therapist for the individual patient. The therapy treatment plan should be a clinically driven, collaborative process that identifies the clinical/skilled needs of the

Developing a Patient Centered Therapy Treatment Plan2016-04-19T19:00:42+00:00

TO Proofread or NOT to Proofread, that is the ?

“I do my best proofreading after I hit send.” Have you seen some of these quotes? Pay attention, as these might be yours. “Pt did eat 75% of mail.” “Pt was pink slipped to the hospital.” “L hip pain has reared its head again at 6/10 today” “Reported no pain at rest, unceasing to 4/10

TO Proofread or NOT to Proofread, that is the ?2016-04-19T18:53:29+00:00

Person-Centered Care: A Definition and Essential Elements

The American Geriatrics Society Expert Panel on Person-Centered Care Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 2015 - http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jgs.13866/pdf 2015 JAGS Article Summary Despite a sizable and rapidly growing body of literature on person-centered care and the frequent inclusion of this term in health policy and research, there is no standard, agreed-upon definition. An expert panel

Person-Centered Care: A Definition and Essential Elements2019-06-28T17:24:51+00:00