2. Toe touches can compress discs and possibly cause them to rupture. a. true b. false 3. If an athlete shows signs and symptoms of a mild concussion, you should a. immediately call for emergency medical assistance b. assign someone to monitor the athlete for worsening signs and symptoms of a head injury c. notify the parents and ask them to monitor the athlete and take her to a physician d. wait 20 minutes to see if signs and symptoms worsen; if they don’t, the athlete can return to play e. b and c 4. A blow to the left […]
Reflection paper Required Experiential Learning ” Reflection Paper” for the Undergraduate The ability to reflect upon your experiences in a clinical or simulation event can be a very valuable exercise. The ability to reflect on your reasoning, your assessments, identification of problems, the manner in which you addressed these problems and the results assists in identifying flaws, gain better understanding and correct errors in thinking and/ or judgment and improve your critical thinking abilities. Deliberate, methodical reflective thinking after an experience brings new insights, greater depth of understanding and greater accuracy. Such reflective exercises also promote personal and professional growth […]
Thinking It Through Juan Ruiz is a physical therapy assistant working in a skilled nursing facility. He loves his work and enjoys helping patients regain strength and range of motion through exercise. The amount of rehabilitation that patients may receive is limited by their insurance companies and Medicare. Juan is concerned that patients who could be regaining the full use of their limbs are not being given an adequate number of sessions. One of Juan’s patients, on learning that he has only one more session with Juan, asks him if he has received “enough therapy.” Juan believes that this person […]
Thinking It Through The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act extends Medicaid coverage to millions of Americans, which may result both physician and funding shortages. One way to deal with this problem is to ration care. Do you agree or disagree with the concept of basic coverage for everyone, if some treatments and procedures cannot be covered? Explain your reasons. Who should decide which procedures will be paid for and which will not? How would you rank medical procedures? Which ones should never be denied? Are there any that you believe patients should be required to pay for themselves?
Thinking It Through Carin is a medical assistant for Dr. Allen, a dermatologist who has been in practice for many years. During his first 20 years in practice, Dr. Allen had a registered nurse assisting him in the office. When speaking with patients, he often refers to Carin as “my nurse.” Do you believe that Dr. Allen is misleading his patients? Why or why not? What could be the consequences? How should Carin handle this situation?