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Register by tomorrow for Continuing Education Opportunity for Clinical Instructors
SCAPTA
Are you a clinical instructor or health care provider who works primarily in a clinical setting? Are you interested in developing your teaching abilities? If so, consider enrolling in APTA's Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP). Participants explore various aspects of the clinical learning environment and learn skills and techniques needed to provide students with a structured and effective learning environment.

The CCIP is taught throughout the year in the United States and Canada. Successful course completion by physical therapists and physical therapist assistants results in the awarding of 1.6 CEUs and the clinical instructor credential.

The CCIP will be offered in South Carolina on Feb. 20-21, 2015. Visit APTA's website to learn more, browse the 2014-2015 CCIP course schedule, and register. The registration deadline for this course is Jan. 16, 2015. If you've already taken the CCIP and would like to further develop your teaching and mentorship skills, consider taking the Advanced CCIP. Direct any questions to APTA's clinical instructor credentialing staff.
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Registration is open for the 2015 SCAPTA Annual Conference
SCAPTA
Registration is open for the 2015 SCAPTA Annual Conference to be held in Greenville, South Carolina on May 1 and 2, 2015. To view information about the sessions, posters, events, and exhibitor/recruiter opportunities as well as registration, follow this link.
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Attention Exhibitors and Recruiters
SCAPTA
If you're interested in exhibiting or attending the job fair as a recruiter at the 2015 SCAPTA Annual Conference in Greenville, view the prospectus and then click here to register.
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Medical equipment needed for mission trip
SCAPTA
Each year in May, a group of MUSC physical therapy students travel to Uganda, Africa, on a medical mission trip. We are in need of any equipment (new or used) to be donated for our cause. Supplies needed are: crutches; manual wheelchairs; walkers; pediatric feeder seats; wrist, back, knee and ankle braces. Would you or someone you know be able to contribute to our mission? Please contact Cindy Dodds for more information or to arrange pick up: doddscb@musc.edu or 843-792-5731.
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HAVE YOU HEARD? MUSC has a new Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) program designed to ensure graduates are prepared (a) to select, implement, use, and evaluate healthcare information systems such as electronic health records (EHRs) and data management and analytic systems; (b) to lead organizational efforts in health informatics and IT; and (c) to apply data analytical skills to transform patient care and the care delivery process. Graduates of the program will be prepared to assume positions as data analytics officers, clinical system analysts, health IT project managers, and chief medical/nursing information officers in hospitals, physician practices, and other health care settings.


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Healthcare employment picture brightens; physical therapy shines as a 'Best Job' for 2015
PT in Motion
After five years of lackluster growth, 2014 is going down as the year in which healthcare hiring returned to its pre-recession levels of increase — and according to at least one source, those increases continue to work in favor of physical therapy, which is ranked sixth in the U.S. News and World Report's list of the best jobs for 2015 among all professions.
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Research: Timely PT in ICU can pave the way to improved patient outcomes
Physical Therapy Products
A recent Johns Hopkins study suggests that timely initiation of physical therapy in the intensive care (ICU) unit improved outcomes through structured quality improvement processes. A university news release notes that during a pre- and post-evaluation study, researchers found that quality improvement processes for delivering physical rehabilitation in an ICU were sustained five years later, providing benefits to both patients and the healthcare facility. The release adds that the processes yielded major changes in clinical practices for treating critically ill patients by encouraging early physical therapy in the ICU.
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How an employee manual can help control risk, contain costs
Medical Economics
The questions of whether your medical practice should have an employee handbook and what should be covered in the document are important for any physician practice owner to answer. This manual will impact every aspect of the practice on a daily basis.
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Ready for ICD 10? Find out before it's implemented
PT in Motion
The shift to the new International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD-10) is set for Oct. 1, but physical therapists still have time to capitalize on an opportunity to test the new system before actual implementation.
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Practice really does make perfect
Medical News Today
Researchers from the University of Cambridge and the University of Plymouth have shown that follow-through — such as when swinging a golf club or tennis racket — can help us to learn two different skills at once, or to learn a single skill faster. The research provides new insight into the way tasks are learned, and could have implications for rehabilitation, such as re-learning motor skills following a stroke.
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5 simple steps to better leadership in the New Year
By Betty Boyd
We all make New Year resolutions in our personal life, but what about our professional life? Do leaders need to make resolutions? Being a leader should not necessarily entail resolutions, but rather establishing goals. Goal setting is providing a vision for an organization to follow. It is decisiveness — take action, and it will go a long way. So how does a leader come up with these goals?
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CMS announces 14-day hold on claims; predicts 'minimal impact'
PT in Motion
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced that it will hold claims on services provided in 2015 until Jan. 15 in order to fix "technical errors" it discovered after publication of the 2015 Medicare physician fee schedule.
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Streamlining your practice
Medical Economics
Efficient workflow isn't natural. It's earned. With so much riding on a well-tuned office — from the most effective use of your time to creating the best patient experience — now is an opportune time to focus on streamlining the business operations of your practice. Before delving into specific work functions, let's focus on some key management principles of a successful medical practice.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    South Carolina law banning physician referral for profit in physical therapy headed to state Supreme Court (SCAPTA)
Study questions value of prolonged rest after acute concussion (Reuters)
Study: Just 5 days of physical inactivity can impact vascular health (Physical Therapy Products)
Study: Exercise may benefit patients with Parkinson's disease (Physical Therapy Products)
Therapy vital to get back to spinal health (The Sentinel)

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