To find treatment materials, network with other hospital departments as well as local businesses and others in the community. For example, the hospital pharmacy always gets a lot of "stuff" from pharmaceutical vendors that they can't always use. I am able to get a yearly supply of appointment calendars to use with patients during cognitive rehab tasks, as well as pen lights and pens to use with patients. Area restaurants are often generous with their menus; simply remind them of the free advertising opportunities they get when their information is used by patients during treatment sessions.
Submitted by Janice Masterson, MS, CCC-SLP, Finger Lakes Health/Geneva General Hospital, Geneva, New York