Monthly Archives - April 2018

Understanding the Privacy Issues Related to Speech Pathology Services

Anybody in a medical field is obligated to protect patient privacy. Speech pathologists must remain compliant with HIPAA like other medical professionals. As you will learn in your speech pathology CEUs, HIPAA may be more complicated than it appears on the surface.  What Is HIPAA? The intention of HIPAA is to protect the personal medical information of your clients. For instance, it seems like common knowledge among health professionals that they should not contact anybody else about your healthcare information. HIPAA allows [...]

OT continuing education

7 Things You Can Do To Celebrate Occupational Therapy Month

April is Occupational Therapy month, delivering the perfect opportunity to honor a profession that gives back so much to the community. While occupational therapists are often overlooked in the healthcare field, they certainly should not be. By taking a few steps to improve the atmosphere of your office and its connection with your community, you can enhance not only your business but also the understanding of occupational therapy as a field. Celebrating Occupational Therapy Month is a breeze with this [...]

Physical therapy continuing education

Exploring the Importance of Cultural Competence for Physical Therapists

Cultural competence is the ability to understand how behaviors and attitudes coincide with cultural issues. In your physical therapy continuing education, you will focus on cross-cultural relations to implement new policies, training guidelines, and development activities. Why Is Cultural Competence Important? Physical therapists must have a solid understanding of cultural competence to grasp the impact of family and socioeconomic status on decision-making. Every professional in a medically related field must have a firm comprehension of why people make important choices for [...]

Speech Therapy CEUs

4 Ways Speech Pathologists Help Stroke Victims

A stroke is a severe medical issue that may result in temporary or permanent paralysis on one side of the body. Speech pathologists understand the significant impact a stroke can have on a victim, including impaired balance, memory, thinking, sight, and speech. If you or a loved one has experienced a stroke, you know that recovery can take months. Some people never fully recover, even after a grueling process of treatment and physical therapy. On the other hand, thanks to [...]