Inpatient rehabilitation

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by sweenie sweenie Member

I received an offer from free-standing inpatient rehabilitation center.  Is this considered as acute, subacute or post-acute experience?

 

 

jb_mmmm, BSN, RN

Specializes in Rehabilitation. Has 3 years experience. 83 Posts

it depends on how long the patients have therapy! < 3 hours is subacute and 3 hours is acute

On 7/14/2021 at 3:52 PM, jb_mmmm said:

it depends on how long the patients have therapy! < 3 hours is subacute and 3 hours is acute

Bless you! I never knew this. Is this industry standard? 

I’m not the OP, but I accepted a new grad position within the main hospital for the rehab floor; most of our pts are neuro of some sort (70%+). Therapy is 3+ hours a day. So acute rehab then? Does knowing whether it’s acute, subacute, or post acute actually matter? What are other differences between them, if any?