Early Integumentary Practice Expectations Experienced by 2 Physical Therapist Graduate Cohorts
Conclusion: Results offer a good example of entry-level integumentary practice expectations in Texas. Feedback regarding program weaknesses will be incorporated for the next cohort. While this study reflects early practice expectations in Texas, results could help other physical therapist programs undergoing integumentary curriculum review. (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - December 20, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Original Study Source Type: research

Using the Language of the ICF to Distinguish Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Services in the Acute Care Setting
Conclusions: The distinction between PT and OT should be based on ICF chapters of activities and participation to convey the skill of each discipline. Overlap between the fields, particularly with the overall objective of therapy, optimization of functional movement, should be acknowledged. (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - December 20, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Clinical Perspective Source Type: research

Orthostatic and Exertional Hypotension: Review and Implications for Physical Therapy
Physical therapy involves caring for patients at risk for experiencing abnormal hypotension that develops during upright activities or exercise. A patient experiencing an abnormal drop in blood pressure during physical therapy may be at increased risk for injury resulting from a fall or a syncopal event. Alternatively, the context of the drop in blood pressure may indicate that the patient may have an undiagnosed pathology that may need further medical workup. Therefore, an understanding of orthostatic hypotension and exertional hypotension is critical to the physical therapy clinician. An overview of these distinct forms ...
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - December 20, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Mobilization for Persons With Acute Stroke: A Survey of Current Physical Therapy Clinical Practice
Conclusions: The frequency of mobilization reported in this survey is less than proposed by the results of the most recent “A Very Early Rehabilitation Trial” (AVERT) after stroke, phase 3 trial. This study found a positive correlation between increased session frequency and recovery of walking at 3 months, survival, and a modified Rankin Scale (mRS) score of 2 or less. Respondents believe additional mobilization would be beneficial, but report barriers to implementation that include increased PT caseloads and lack of resources. Additional research is required to determine the influence of mobilization timing...
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - December 20, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Original Study Source Type: research

Functional Status of Patients After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Surgery in the Acute Care Setting
This study aimed to describe the functional status and determine relationships between patient characteristics, such as age and functional outcomes, following a transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedure in the acute care setting. Methods: Retrospective chart review of 100 patients. Patients were divided into 4 groups: ≤69, 70 to 79, 80 to 89, and 90-plus years of age. General demographics, Functional Status Score for the Intensive Care Unit, and ambulation distance were collected. Results: Mean age was 79.7 (SD = 8.3) years with 56% female. The first day after surgery, 78% were able to participate in out-of...
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - December 20, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Original Study Source Type: research

A New Year and Renewed Resolutions
No abstract available (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - December 20, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: President's Message Source Type: research

Interrater Reliability of the Functional Status Score for the Intensive Care Unit: Erratum
No abstract available (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - September 20, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Erratum Source Type: research

Early Postoperative Physical Therapy Evaluation After Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Reduces Hospital Length of Stay
Purpose: To evaluate whether the timing of physical therapy (PT) after total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is associated with inpatient length of stay (LOS), patients with PT initiated on postoperative day (POD) 0 versus POD 1 were compared. Methods: For this evidence-based quality improvement project, a total of 260 patients were studied, with 122 patients receiving THA and 138 receiving TKA. Of the patients receiving THA, 85 received PT POD 0, and of the patients receiving TKA, 91 received PT POD 0. Data were compared with patients receiving THA and TKA who had PT on POD 1 during the same ...
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - September 20, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Original Study Source Type: research

A Systematic Review Examining the Exercise Parameters Required to Induce the Repeated Bout Effect: Implications for Acute Care Physical Therapists
Conclusion: The RBE enhances a person's tolerance for future exercise/physical activity. Consequently, the use of exercise to induce the RBE would be advantageous during initial and subsequent acute care physical therapist interventions. Future research is needed to specifically address the precise dose needed to induce the RBE in middle-aged and older adults, those with acute and chronic diseases, and women of all ages. (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - September 20, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

The Process of Implementing a Mobility Technician in the General Medicine and Surgical Population to Increase Patient Mobility and Improve Hospital Quality Measures: A Pilot Study
Discussion: The MP is a promising tool for increasing patient mobility in the nonintensive care GM and GS setting, while potentially decreasing the need for PAC rehabilitation for many patients with minimal mobility deficits. Although not all of the results were statistically significant, positive effects on hospital ratings show promise toward helping to improve the overall patient experience during admission, decreasing LOS, decreasing overall fall rate, and an associated decrease in GM patient PAC spending in those most likely to be affected by HAD related to immobility. These positive effects can potentially improve ...
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - September 20, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research

Implementation of an Activity-Monitoring System in Hospital-Based COPD Patients: A Retrospective Cohort Study
Introduction: Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder are at risk of complications after hospitalization, including readmissions. The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of an activity-monitoring device on the outcomes of patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder during and after a hospital admission. Methods: During a hospitalization, 52 patients (experimental group) diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder were provided with an activity monitor (Tractivity; (Kineteks Corporation, Vancouver, British Colombia, http://tractivity-online.squarespace.com/)) and 99 usual care...
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - September 20, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research

“The Fourth Aim: Care of the Provider” President's Message—Making Work More Satisfying by Advancing Clinical Practice
No abstract available (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - September 20, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Year of What? Yes?
No abstract available (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - September 20, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: President's Message Source Type: research

Improving Operational Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Value in Acute Care Physical Therapy Using the Therapy Value Quotient
Discussion: Pursuing the simplicity of basic value-focused goals using the TVQ along with fast and frugal System 1 heuristics was more efficient and provided higher aggregated value compared with baseline management practice of units (Visits, Current Procedural Terminology codes, Relative Value Units) generated per hour. Furthermore, using the TVQ facilitated a paradigm shift from typical acquisition of units per hour worked to promoting an emphasis on delivering the highest overall value. The authors recommend acute care hospitals adopt the TVQ as a primary operational measurement to promote the highest value utilizatio...
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - June 22, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research

Physical Therapist Determination of Discharge Disposition in the Acute Care Setting
Conclusions: The results of the present study affirm the accuracy of PT determination of safe DC to home, and although no extensive overlap of the predictors of readmission and PT decision making was found, the relationships among the various predictors are hypothesis-generating as to the way in which PT decision making might help reduce non–mobility-related readmissions. (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - June 22, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research

Safety With Mobilization and Ambulation During Physical Therapy Sessions for Patients on Mechanical Circulatory Support 50 Days or Greater
Conclusions: In one academic medical center, patients on prolonged MCS engaged in PT sessions that included ambulation outside of the intensive care unit and outdoors with infrequent adverse events. Effectiveness of PT sessions was not evaluated. (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - June 22, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research

The Praxis of Physical Therapy
In neurorehabilitation, praxis embodies establishing a goal, planning, taking action, analyzing the impact of the action, revising the plan, and reacting accordingly until the desired outcome is achieved. That is an apt metaphor for physical therapy, whether planning a single intervention for a patient, establishing a plan of care, or managing the trajectory of a career. Through reflections on goals, plans, and actions, this lecture presents challenges to physical therapists and physical therapist assistants to achieve praxis when providing rehabilitation and wellness services. Through reflections on the needs of patients...
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - June 22, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Acute Care Lecture Source Type: research

Pushing Your Personal Character Development, or “You Know Nothing, Jon Snow”
No abstract available (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - June 22, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: President's Message Source Type: research

Interrater Reliability of the Functional Status Score for the Intensive Care Unit: Erratum
No abstract available (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - March 20, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Erratum Source Type: research

Loading in an Upright Tilting Hospital Bed Elicits Minimal Muscle Activation in Healthy Adults
Conclusion: Relaxed, gravity-facilitated loading in a THB elicits minimal muscle activation in healthy subjects and, therefore, passive loading's usefulness for enhancing muscle strength is questioned. Removal of safety straps did lead to increased muscle activation in the rectus femoris; this concept should be explored further to understand whether location of the straps, tightness of the straps, and/or the angle of the hip and knee joints during loading could hamper muscle activation. (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - March 20, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Original Study Source Type: research

Acute Rehabilitation of a 27-Year-Old Man With Failure to Thrive
Discussion: Evidence-based literature regarding failure to thrive in the young adult or middle-aged adult population is limited. Therefore, the physical therapy plan of care necessitates the application of interventions shown to be effective in addressing the physical structure and function limitation upon examination generally applied to the geriatric and/or pediatric population. Clinical decision-making focused on improving physical activity and participation are imperative across clinical settings. Manual therapy interventions applied in this case may prove beneficial in the acute care setting to maximize muscle activ...
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - March 20, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

JACPT Reviewers for 2018
No abstract available (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - March 20, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: List of Reviewers Source Type: research

Acute Physical and Occupational Therapy and Serum Potassium: When Is It Safe?
Conclusions: Results of this study suggest that provision of PT and OT interventions for patients with serum K+ levels of 3.1 to 5.9 mmol/L is safe. (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - March 20, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research

Early Mobilization of Patients With External Ventricular Drains: Does Therapist Experience Matter?
Conclusion: This analysis suggests that patients with EVDs in the neuro-intensive care unit can be safely and efficiently mobilized by physical therapists and occupational therapists of varying levels of clinical experience. Early mobilization of patients with EVDs may demand fewer staff resources than perceived by clinicians. (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - March 20, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research

Does Your Practice “Spark Joy”?
No abstract available (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - March 20, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: President's Message Source Type: research

Reliability of the Functional Reach Test Using a Mobile Pole Versus the Traditional Fixed Ruler
Conclusion: Taking into account a relatively small sample, this study suggests that the mobile pole version is a reliable modification of the FRT. Its portability may make it useful to therapists in settings where a ruler fixed to a wall is unavailable or inconvenient. (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - December 13, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Original Study Source Type: research

When the Patient Is Not an “Ideal” Candidate. The Importance of Early Physical Therapy Intervention Pre- and Post–Lung Transplant: A Case Report
Conclusion: Early and frequent PT may be important for patients admitted to the intensive care unit while awaiting transplantation and can play an even greater role for the less than “ideal” transplant candidate. The PT interventions can be provided safely for this population in the hospital setting. A rehabilitation approach focused on maximizing a patient's functional capacity with strength and gait training activities may facilitate improved outcomes for lung transplant recipients deemed less than optimal candidates. (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - December 13, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research

Physical Therapy for an Adult Male Presenting With Torsion Dystonia Postcardiac Arrest: Posture Is Key
Discussion: This case report highlights fundamental physical therapy requisite to establish a static sitting position when faced with opisthotonic posture as well as general torsion, postural distortions and dystonia. In addition, the study emphasizes the role of physical therapists as team members in the acute hospital setting. (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - December 13, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research

How Is Wound Care and Integumentary Education Being Taught in Professional-Level Physical Therapy Programs?
Conclusions: This study provides data showing inconsistency regarding integumentary and wound management curricula in professional-level physical therapy programs compared with other core content areas in the United States. Furthermore, the study identified the core faculty demographics and challenges encountered to deliver this content. More physical therapy specialists with integumentary expertise are needed, as well as a need for more integumentary and wound management residencies. (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - December 13, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Original Study Source Type: research

Lend Your Voice to the #ChoosePT Campaign
No abstract available (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - December 13, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: President's Message Source Type: research

Interrater Reliability of the Functional Status Score for the Intensive Care Unit
Conclusions: The FSS-ICU evaluations, performed by PTs as part of routine clinical care across a variety of patients with critical illness, have excellent reliability compared with reference rater PTs. (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - October 1, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research

Evaluating a Nurse-Driven Mobility Algorithm for Hospitalized General Medicine Patients: A Pilot Study
Conclusion: Although the algorithm did not result in high agreement between PTs and RNs, discrepancies were largely in the tiering regarding whether the patient needed supervision versus being independent. The mobility-driven algorithm may be useful to assist nursing staff in determining the appropriate level of mobility for general medicine patients with further refinement. (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - October 1, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research

Safety and Feasibility of Out-of-Bed Mobilization for Patients With External Ventricular Drains in a Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit
Conclusions: OOB mobilization was feasible and safe in this group of patients. The effect on morbidity and survival should be further investigated in a larger prospective study. (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - October 1, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research

Physical Therapy Management of a Critically-Ill Infant After Cardiac Surgery: A Case Report and Literature Review
Conclusion: The physical therapy intervention program provided to this infant with hypoplastic left heart syndrome exemplifies strategies that may be applicable to infants with complex CHD. It is possible to implement individualized developmental physical therapy interventions and assist in optimizing outcomes for an infant with complex CHD and their family in the cardiovascular intensive care unit setting. (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - October 1, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

A Simple Tool Using AM-PAC “6-Clicks” to Measure Value Added in Acute Care Physical Therapy: The Therapy Value Quotient
Discussion: The Therapy Value Quotient can help managers and clinicians investigate and measure value-adding tactics while improving care delivery and efficiency instead of simply increasing the number of procedures per hour worked. (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - October 1, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research

Acute and 6-Month Outcomes in Recipients of Lung Transplantation Following Lower Extremity Strength Training: Pilot Study
Purpose: Individuals who receive lung transplantation (LTx) have prolonged lower extremity weakness that limits exercise capacity and function. The purposes of this pilot study were to measure whether acute, intense, gym-based rehabilitation significantly increased walking distance and lower extremity strength after LTx and to identify whether gains were retained at 6-month follow-up. Methods: Nine men (mean age =57 years) completed 4 weeks of daily (5×/wk), gym-based acute care rehabilitation after LTx. Rehabilitation included stretching, aerobic conditioning, education, and either low- or high-volume strength ...
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - October 1, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research

A Smart Investment
No abstract available (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - October 1, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: President's Message Source Type: research

Use of the Modified Shuttle Walk Test During Inpatient Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Pulmonary Exacerbation Treatment
Purpose: Exercise improves pulmonary function and physical conditioning in cystic fibrosis. Exercise capacity was assessed in the inpatient setting to determine whether pulmonary exacerbation treatment with intravenous antibiotics, airway clearance, and exercise would improve exercise capacity independently of lung function. Methods: Exercise capacity was measured at hospital admission and hospital discharge by numbers of completed shuttles using the Modified Shuttle Walk Test (MSWT). Resting heart rate, oxyhemoglobin saturation, and assessments of breathlessness and perceived exertion were measured before and after e...
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - June 23, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Original Study Source Type: research

Providing Culturally Competent Acute Care Physical Therapy for a Complex Medical Patient of Amish Heritage
Discussion: Physical therapists may be unfamiliar with patients of Amish heritage due to the infrequency of PT services used by these individuals. This case report demonstrates a physical therapist's sensitivity to and acceptance of the Amish cultural beliefs, which ensured appropriate clinical decisions and positive patient- and family-centered outcomes. Engaging the patient's family in dialogue about realistic discharge options early in the acute care stay allowed the family time to understand the complexity of the patient's diagnoses and challenges of the health care environment as well as align decisions with their c...
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - June 23, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Piloting a Multifaceted Interprofessional Education Program to Improve Physical Therapy and Nursing Students' Communication and Teamwork Skills
While effective interpersonal communication and teamwork skills among health care professionals are critical to patient safety, health care students have limited opportunities to learn or practice these skills. Therefore, the purpose of this pilot program was to explore the effect of a multifaceted interprofessional education program on the behaviors and perceptions of students from 3 health care professions. Between January and April 2016, students from graduate physical therapy (n = 57), undergraduate nursing (n = 39), and graduate nursing acute care nurse practitioner (n = 6) programs participated in didactic and stand...
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - June 23, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research

Effect of Physical Therapy Interventions in the Acute Care Setting on Function, Activity, and Participation After Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Systematic Review
Conclusions: Evidence supports cryotherapy for reducing pain and accelerated therapy for improving range of motion and walking, but quality is low. High-quality studies in these areas are needed. (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - June 23, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research

Putting Our Money Where Our Mouth Is
No abstract available (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - June 23, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: President's Message Source Type: research

JACPT Reviewers for 2017
No abstract available (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - March 23, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: List of Reviewers Source Type: research

Psychometric Properties of Physical Function Measures Used in the Intensive Care Unit: A Systematic Review
Conclusion: This study identified 14 physical function measures currently in use, with psychometric testing available within the ICU setting. More testing is needed on many of these measures to further validate their use. The current lack of a clearly comprehensive outcome measure tool limits the validity and reliability of assessment and guidance for appropriate recommendations. (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - March 23, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Mapping and Assessment of a Threaded Acute Care Curriculum Using Entry-Level Core Competencies Established by Academy of Acute Care Physical Therapy
The Academy of Acute Care Physical Therapy recently established core competencies for entry-level practice in acute care settings. The purpose of this article is to describe and evaluate a model that embeds the competencies throughout an entry-level curriculum, emphasizes active learning strategies, and facilitates student proficiency in clinical decision making in the acute care setting. Faculty-mapped course objectives, learning activities, and assessment methods to the competencies and identified redundancies and gaps. Student learning was assessed using a variety of activities including computerized modules and authent...
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - March 23, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research

Simulation Training Facilitates Physical Therapists' Self-efficacy in the Intensive Care Unit
Conclusions: The HFHS program facilitated PTs' teamwork, collaboration, and self-efficacy for ICU clinical practice. Further investigation is recommended to evaluate the efficacy of HFHS as a training tool to enhance PT practice in the ICU. (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - March 23, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research

Factors Impacting Discharge Destination From Acute Care for Patients With Traumatic Brain Injury: A Systematic Review
Conclusion: This review presents quantitative information related to factors likely to impact the corresponding discharge destination for patients with TBI. Clinically, professionals may consider this information when determining discharge destination for a patient with TBI following an acute care hospital stay. (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - January 1, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Compliance With Hand-Washing Guidelines Among Visitors From the Community to Acute Care Settings: A Scoping Review
Conclusions: Visitor compliance with hand hygiene guidelines is highly variable but may be amenable to public health interventions. Higher quality studies focused on health outcomes are necessary to generate best practice recommendations related to hand hygiene. (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - January 1, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Original Study Source Type: research

Examining Factors, Strategies, and Processes to Decrease Physical Therapy Turnover Rates in Acute Care Hospitals: A Review of the Literature
This article also discusses processes such as changing organizational variables, continuously assessing the workforce, establishing an internal leadership bank, and employee/management surveys as strategies to enhance retention of acute care physical therapists. A variety of collective actions by both managers and employees can be implemented to reduce the challenges of acute care physical therapy turnover. No one action is more important than the others. Recommendations for future research include a qualitative study of employees who have worked in and subsequently left acute care hospitals to understand their lived expe...
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - January 1, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research

Multidrug-Resistant Organisms: A Review of Transmission and Control
Conclusion: Universal decolonization in intensive care units is one of the few strategies supported by a high level of evidence. Physical therapists must understand the development and transmission of MDROs, so that they can protect themselves, as well as others they come in contact with. Review of the integument, particularly in athletes, is important to identify MRSA lesions early. (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - January 1, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research