Monthly Archives: July 2012

Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) for Dummies


Are you clear on what is the definition of a CEU (“continuing education unit”) vs. what is a continuing education hour? In most states, a CEU is a tenth of an hour. Thus, a one hour course is equivalent to … Continue reading

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Clinical Rotations? Specialization?


Rick Posts DEAR ERI COMMUNITY: I am in an acute setting for a large university hospital in the midwest. Currently our management staff prefers we rotate on an average of 4 month schedule around the hospital, with all Level 1 … Continue reading

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3 Tips to Keep Your Colleagues Interested and Engaged When Presenting an In-Service


There is nothing worse than speaking in front of a group of people and having them look bored to tears.  What keeps your interest when attending a presentation?   Here are just a few pointers I’ve learned over the years: Highlight only … Continue reading

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Seeking Input – Guillain-Barre


Theresa Posts: DEAR ERI COMMUNITY: Clinical Challenge: Home Care OT treating 60 y.o. male w/GBS (diagnosed 1 year ago), who has almost no sensory or motor function in bilat hands. Had restricted extension in wrists/hands/fingers premorbidly (i.e. couldn’t do push … Continue reading

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The Most Important Question to Ask Yourself When Planning your In-Service


Once you have defined your audience (see Blog #2) and planned for your time-frame, it is critical to identify the 2-4 points you want to make. What are the 2-4 key issues, ideas or skills that you want the group … Continue reading

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Torticollis: Surgery?


Fraida Posts: DEAR ERI COMMUNITY: I am working with a baby that is 8 months old. She presents with orthopedic deformities of the left hand and foot. She also has a torticollis on the left side. She has some mild … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Faculty Member Ellen Hillegass


We are excited to announce that our distinguished Faculty member, Ellen Hillegass PT, Ph.D., EdD, CCS, FAACVPR, FAPTA  has been awarded APTA’s highest honor: The Catherine Worthingham APTA Fellow Award.  Please click here to visit APTA and read about Ellen’s achievements (you will … Continue reading

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