Ankle foot orthoses (AFOs) are a type of brace designed to provide support, and joint alignment of the foot and ankle for patients with neurological or musculoskeletal caused walking disorders or muscle weakness. Some conditions that can cause muscle weakness include cerebral palsy, stroke, or multiple sclerosis. A prescription for ...Read More
There are many possible ways to treat or manage spinal pain ranging from conservative, non-invasive to surgical intervention. Two common types of pain management used for patients with spinal pain include non-interventional and interventional.
Non-interventional or conservative pain management methods are typically trialed first when a patient reports pain or ...Read More
Nurse life care planners typically interview a patient in their home when creating a life care plan. A home visit is conducted to view and document the plaintiff’s home environment in order to better understand the plaintiff’s needs. One way to demonstrate a plaintiff’s day-to-day life is by creating a ...Read More
Correctly wearing a face mask is one of the most effective ways to help stop the spread of COVID-19, however, when people aren’t careful with the way they are wearing, removing, or handling their masks, it can increase the risk of exposure to themselves and others.
Karen Pallarito (2020), wrote ...Read More
Dawn Cook’s article “Required Elements for Nurse Life Care Planning Testimony” was recently published by the American Association of Life Care Planners (AANLCP) in their peer-reviewed Journal of Nurse Life Care Planning Summer 2020 vol. XX, no.3 edition.
Dawn’s publication titled “Required Elements for Nurse Life Care ...Read More
A stairlift, also commonly referred to as a chair lift, is a quiet comfortable piece of equipment used to assist with stair mobility. It allows the user to sit on a chair that slides up and down a track with a button or remote, giving a person access to the ...Read More
An acquired brain injury is a traumatic or non-traumatic brain injury that occurs after birth, is not hereditary, congenital or degenerative. A traumatic brain injury occurs as a result of an open or non-open injury caused by an external force, for example, from a fall, motor vehicle collision, sports injury, ...Read More
The month of June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) awareness month. Although this disorder used to be called “shell shock,” as it often affects war veterans, PTSD can affect anyone who has experienced a traumatic event that involved a real or perceived threat of injury or death. It happens due ...Read More
Post limb amputation skin management can be a challenge for many patients. According to Dr. Colby Hansen’s article in inMotion Magazine (2020), a common cause of prosthesis discomfort and skin issues on a residual limb is sweating or residual limb hyperhidrosis and accumulation of too much moisture underneath the liner ...Read More
The American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) is the world’s largest training and credentialing organization for the business of healthcare, with more than 190,000 members worldwide who work in medical coding, medical billing, clinical documentation improvement, medical auditing, healthcare compliance, revenue cycle management, and practice management.
Each year the AAPC ...Read More