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Thursday, November 4, 2010

So, do you feel better?

As usual after the treatment I asked, "So, do you feel better?"

He said, "Well, since I didn't feel bad before the treatment, obviously I feel fine now. I don't know how to answer that question"

Hmmm, so that's half the problem too.

Believe it or not, my boss made up a creed once for giving breathing treatments, and, "Are you short of breath," was not part of it. Basically, he forbade us from even asking. How corny is that?

So I ask it before and after every treatment. If a patient is not short of breath, there really is no need for a breathing treatment. But, when it comes to money and procedure counts, need does not matter.

1 comment:

TWF said...

Unless that treatment came at the cost of overtime:)