This depends somewhat on the area of the hospital you are in, I was on the inpatient rehab (IPR) unit at McLaren Flint and other students were in acute care. In IPR the therapists worked about 8am-4:30pm Monday-Friday. Here was a day in the life:7:40am -- Park in the lot across the street and wal...
Day in the Life
Totally depends which unit you are on, acute care or IPR. Work-life balance is worse in IPR because the documentation is much heavier and each patient is seen for 90 minutes every day as compared to acute care where they just see who they can and when they run out of daylight they leave regardles...
Definitely ROM, MMT, grip and pinch strength, standing balance and tolerance (how to grade this by standing on various materials), use of a gait belt, wheelchair use, TRANSFERS, FIM, stroke knowledge, common surgery precautions like cardiac and joint replacement
I was overhwhelmed with the medical fragility of the patients and the hospital setting was sensory overload for me. Showering, toileting, and dressing with people with extremely diminished balance, strength, and cognition was difficult and exhausting. My FWE was intense and we clashed which was a...
Pros and Cons