I’ve been prepping for classes and working on a draft of my semester research plan. For Patient Care Skills I have a co-instructor and I have a teaching mentor – I’m excited about this one as it reminds me of having St. Kate’s first-year ICE students. For Advanced Clinical Problems I’ll be a co-instructor with another faculty leading and another co-instructor from the PT community. The students have recently finished their first clinical experience; again, it reminds me of St. Kate’s and also being able to take them from the beginnings of their clinical experience and building upon that with a bit of freedom with guidance to increase clinical reasoning. While it will be a full semester, I’m looking forward to what lies ahead!
I still need to meet with my scholarly activity mentor, but I’ve written a draft of my plan so I can keep on top of it (while trying not to bite off too much!). As I’ve written before I’m interested in adherence to exercise, and in hip fracture rehab. I’m trying to find out what I can glean from CMS in their data sets – it is pricey but if I can find the info needed it might help. This article from January 2016 PTJ about more therapy after a hip fracture improves outcomes most of the time (my phrase) is interesting and hopefully I can find data to help find answers and drive more questions. Did you know that hip fracture mobility recovery appears to follow a sequence? For a HEP, you might want to consider giving them functional exercises. Interested in blood flow restriction training (BFR)? See how it works. California has looked at mortality after a hip fracture which I found interesting (at least the key findings).