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Trauma Response Groups

This post is in response to an article entitled, Trauma response teams: Inherent challenges and practical strategies in interdisciplinary fieldwork. I have never really thought about therapists responding to natural disasters, so this really stood out to me. 397 more words


Two Sons, Similar injuries—Two Very Different Experiences of Pain

We are often amazed by the richness of the archives here at AJN. In the April issue, we reprint an essay originally published in the February 2002 issue. 182 more words

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Breaking News: Proposed CMS Rule is Favorable for CMAs (AAMA)

On March 20, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for Stage 3 of the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs. 479 more words

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Physiotherapist non-medical prescribing: A policy of transforming community services, service integration and the primacy of orthopaedic surgery

Each day over the next week I’ll post up an abstract for a paper being presented by a member of the Critical Physiotherapy Network at the In Sickness and In Health conference in Mallorca in June 2015.   304 more words


Ownership of Outpatient Clinics and Scope of Practice

I have been receiving questions from medical assistants who work in outpatient clinics owned by hospitals.  They are wondering whether their legal scope of practice is different because they do not work in outpatient settings owned by physicians. 55 more words

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The road to hell is paved with good (and bad) intentions, part 1

This will be the first in a series of posts that discusses the ever increasing prevalence of nurse practitioners (NPs) within the US healthcare system and the potentially huge downfalls associated with that rise. 3,064 more words


Tuberculin Skin Tests

I am receiving an increasing number of questions about medical assistants reading tuberculin skin tests.  My opinion is that medical assistants are permitted to report their observations of the results of the test to the overseeing/delegating physician.  7 more words

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