Medical Speech Pathology

Curiosity, Dialogue, and Knowledge

Documentation Dilemmas

In April of this year, I took a new job within my company where I scrutinize documentation and educate on how to document,  to ensure that the patients at our … Continue reading

November 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hyponatremia and Cognition

What I didn’t know about the healthcare field when I started out was far greater than I imagined at the time.  I worked hard to do well in school and … Continue reading

August 16, 2012 · 7 Comments

An Epiphany

Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, Old Time is still a-flying: And this same flower that smiles to-day To-morrow will be dying… Realizations don’t come cheap for me. I bounced around … Continue reading

June 23, 2012 · 2 Comments

A Different Point of View

By Amy Shissler, DPT “Remember that you do not need to know. You do need to be thoughtful and humble.” -John Rosenbek, PhD, CCC-SLP I’m 31 years old. At the … Continue reading

June 21, 2012 · 1 Comment

Productivity Problems

There are at least two sides to every argument.  This holds true with the issue of productivity in the medical field.  I’ve recently been reading a running thread from the … Continue reading

May 28, 2012 · 8 Comments

Education, Communication, and Collaboration

At first When I first started studying Speech-Language Pathology, I had no idea what I was really getting into.  I knew that the public school arena and teaching wasn’t really … Continue reading

April 24, 2012 · 7 Comments

Speech Therapy: We Need a Few Good Men

We need a few good men Statistics of Interest From the report, SLP Healthcare Survey 2009: 95% of all SLPs in the medical field were female. From the report, 2010 Schools … Continue reading

April 21, 2012 · 30 Comments

Quality vs. Quantity (or is it Safety?)

In medicine, if there is an acronym be warned… it’s probably Latin.  NPO stands for nil per os~ nothing by mouth.  If the acronym instead was NFD~ no food or … Continue reading

April 19, 2012 · 3 Comments

What is crooked cannot be made straight…

The author of Ecclesiastes tells it like it is. The beauty of therapy for stroke and other conditions that blossom under the light of time, caring, and the hard work … Continue reading

April 17, 2012 · 2 Comments