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Notes from a Physical Therapist at Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey

By Daniel Weber, PT, MS, MBA Physical therapists, or PTs, are one part of the interdisciplinary team at Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey. This clinical team also includes physicians, consulting physician specialists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse managers, charge nurses, floor nurses, wound care nurses, respiratory therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, dietitians, social workers, case …

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Fall Health and Wellness Tips for New Jersey Residents

Most of us living in New Jersey have childhood memories of walking outside and hearing the crunch of the dry fall leaves under our feet, while earthy smells of burning fireplaces filled the crisp dry air. Fall came with so many exciting moments: hayrides, apple picking and the thrill of Halloween. Autumn represented carefree fun …

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How to Prevent Hospital Readmissions

Hospital readmission rates are being highly scrutinized by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General. These regulatory agencies are pressing the Health Care Financing Administration to use Peer Review Organizations to analyze and correct the problem. Relatively recent legislation penalizes hospitals for readmissions within a 30 day period after discharge …

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The Importance of Vaccinations

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. The goal of this national observance is to raise awareness of the importance of being properly immunized. Vaccinations are important for one simple reason; they prevent the onset and spread of devastating disease. Immunizations are just not for infants they prevent the spread of disease throughout a lifetime. Young …

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What is the difference between an LTACH and LTC?

The alphabet soup of abbreviations in today’s healthcare landscape is confusing. When it comes to LTC verses LTACH, two little letters make such a huge difference. How could two similar acronyms represent two totally different types of health care? It is important to understand the differences between these two levels of care when making healthcare …

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Preventing the Spread of Infection: When To Avoid Visiting the Hospital

Surgery went very well and the patient has finally returned to his room. He is comfortably tucked in bed waiting for dinner while flicking through the television channels looking for the nightly news. Happily resting, looking forward to a fast recovery without any complications, the patient settles in for the night. Suddenly a chorus of …

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Top Considerations When Caring for A Vulnerable Patient

The measure of a civilization is how it treats its weakest members. This sentiment has been expressed over and over again and in many different ways, but the message is still the same. When people are sick and medically compromised they transform into the weakest members of society. They experience a sense of vulnerability when …

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