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RUSK Insights on Rehabilitation Medicine

RUSK Insights on Rehabilitation Medicine is a top podcast featuring interviews with faculty and staff of RUSK Rehabilitation as well as leaders from other rehabilitation programs around the country. These podcasts are being offered by RUSK, one of the top rehabilitation centers in the world. Your host for these interviews is Dr. Tom Elwood. He will take you behind the scenes to look at what is transpiring in the exciting world of rehabilitation research and clinical services through the eyes of those involved in making dynamic breakthroughs in health care.
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Oct 18, 2017

Mary Fischer is a clinical specialist in acute care at NYU Langone Medical Center. She is a board-certified Geriatric clinical specialist with over 25 years of experience in acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient, and home care therapy. Along with making presentations on geriatric topics at multiple Physical Therapy Conferences and the American Delirium Society Conference, in October 2016, Rusk Rehabilitation hosted a day-long event called: "Comprehensive Examination and Treatment of the Patient with Delirium: An Interprofessional and Evidence Based Approach" in which she was a content planner and faculty member. Some of her other important activities include serving as the principle investigator for a research project on fall risk assessment in acute care and being a member of the post-operative delirium prevention committee. She has a master’s degree in physical therapy from Columbia University and a doctorate from Stony Brook University. Prior Rusk podcast interviews that she participated in with Dr. Kristine Josef were posted on iTunes on May 18 and May 25, 2016. In Part 1, the discussion includes symptoms of delirium, length of delirium episodes, predisposing/precipitating risks for the onset of delirium, and how physical therapists are involved in recognizing and preventing delirium.

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