New-Onset Seizure Evaluation in Children – Matelich

HISTORY Talk to witnesses and the patient.  Knowing events surrounding the seizure is key! Mime or description of observed physical actions during the seizure. Brief, focal symptoms prior to the dramatic event can be easily missed on a cursory history. Developmental, family and past medical histories should be covered - inherited seizure disorders, plateaus in… Continue reading New-Onset Seizure Evaluation in Children – Matelich

Inpatient Rehab Pearls and Principles – Slater

CONSULT, CONSULT, CONSULT! When to consult? Patient is well below their baseline functional status with potential for this to improve in a reasonable amount of time. Medical needs beyond typical capability of subacute care (SNF). Rehab diagnosis:  60% have to have a "rehab diagnosis" stroke, spinal cord injury, congenital deformity, amputation, major multiple trauma, femur… Continue reading Inpatient Rehab Pearls and Principles – Slater