Posts Tagged ‘teamwork’

Online Class Tips 

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Sometimes taking an online class is overwhelming. This is especially true if you don’t know anyone in the class either! My first tip is to read your classmate’s introductions in your first discussion post. Get to know the students that are now in the same boat as you. Check to see if you know anyone, if you do, it wouldn’t hurt to reach out to them and become “class buddies” so you can always text and email each other when you have questions or need encouragement. This doesn’t mean to work on everything together!! This means, to hold each other accountable and help if you have a question on something. It’s nice to have someone to reach out to! My next tip is to not be afraid to post questions or to email your professor if you need help after you have exhausted all of your resources available to you! Finally, get your work done on time and do not procrastinate in online classes. You will thank yourself in the long run if you do your work in a timely order!

Interprofessional Collaboration

Monday, November 28th, 2016

This morning physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech got together at the Health Science Center to discuss what each discipline does and what we can do to help compliment each other when caring for patients. We were all given two Neurology patient cases (traumatic brain injury and cerebrovascular accident) and each discipline (PT, OT, speech) went through discussing what our treatment plan would focus on, the outcome measure we would perform during our exam, a few interventions we would perform, discipline goals, as well as interprofessional goals. We did this for both cases and had some very in-depth and thought provoking conversation.

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Cardiopulmonary Group Presentations

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Today in my cardiopulmonary course we presented information in regards to pulmonary interventions. The topics include Diaphragmatic Breathing & Pursed Lip Breathing, Stacked and Paced Breathing, Cough and Forced Expiratory Technique (Huff), Assisted Cough/Huff, Bronchial Drainage, Chest PT: Percussion Vibration Shaking, Active Cycle of Breathing, Autogenic Drainage and Pulmonary Mechanical Devices. All of the presentations included demonstration and practice so that we could become familiar with the previous techniques. Some folks may think of a physical therapist as a musculoskeletal expert. This is true but we are also experts when it comes to breathing mechanics and techniques. In the hospital, physical therapists will often times treat patients with emphysema, asthma, cystic fibrosis, etc. There are many indications for improving breathing mechanics and techniques. You need oxygen to survive and PT can help to improve/strengthen the musculature, postures, and techniques in order to have more efficient breathing.

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Community Day

Friday, October 9th, 2015

This past Wednesday we had a day off of school for campus wide community day. Me and the tennis team cleaned a highway on I-35. We picked up traff and various litter for a total of 4 miles. It felt good to do something nice for the community with my teammates and we got done by 1pm. The rest of the day I did homework and baked an apple pie. What a great community day!

Intramural Basketball

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

The rigors of graduate school are associated with a lot of mental exercise. As a student in the physical therapy program at CSS, I’m usually in the classroom from 7:45am-3pm Monday – Friday. It’s easy to wear down fairly quickly unless you give yourself a mental break with some physical activity. I like to believe I’m a pretty active guy, although, I’ve slowed down a bit now that I’m not a member of the baseball team.

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