• You have all be given a space to write your own blog.  A blog is a log of your thoughts, ideas, experiences, and more!  You will be blogging about your clinical experience.  

    “Clinical Week in Review” - Describe and reflect on experiences in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation clinic.  Include the following in your post:

    • Date
    • Unit to which you were assigned and what your assignment was
    • Name and Title of your mentor
    • Describe a safety measure you observed.  (Safety of patient or employee)
    • Describe an infection control measure you observed
    • Describe a privacy / confidentiality issue you observed
    • Describe how YOU exemplified professionalism & initiative today
    • Describe ONE procedure you observed/assisted with, in the clinical area each day.  (i.e.  Traction, exercise with therabands, Cybex, parallel bars, hydrotherapy, ambulation devices, Hot pack application, EMS , etc.)
    • LIST 5 terms you were exposed to in the clinical area & define each for every day at clinical (i.e. I am expecting 5 new terms for EACH day- if not exposed to new term at clinic use your textbook or the internet as a resource to find one. (5-15 new total terms and definitions for your clinical location, depending on how many days you go)
      •  Discuss your personal thoughts & feelings about what you experienced. How will you apply this information as a future healthcare worker
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Blogging Netiquette

    • Students using blogs are expected to treat blog spaces as classroom spaces. Speech that is inappropriate for class is not appropriate for your blog. While you will be encouraged to engage in debate and conversation with other classmates, you will also be expected to conduct yourself in a professional manner.

    • Blogs are to be a forum for student expression. However, they are first and foremost a tool for learning, and as such will sometimes be constrained by the various requirements and rules of classroom teachers. Students are welcome to post on any school-appropriate subject . . . at any time, outside of the classroom requirements.

    • Pay attention to spelling, grammar, lower case, and upper case letters. It is a good idea to spell check and read over every post/comment before posting.

    • Reread your post to make sure what you are saying is clear.  Keep posts on topic. 

    • Respecting your classmates helps ensure everyone can maximize the benefits of blogging.

    ~Modified from Edutopia