9-3-09 151

9-3-09 151 - Education 2 year degree Associate of Applied...

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Unformatted text preview: Education 2 year degree Associate of Applied Science Courses o Liberal Arts and Sciences o Natural Sciences A & P; Kinesiology o Didactics (classroom learning) anything related to physical therapy o Laboratory skills learn treatments o Clinical internships Reponsibilities of the Physical Therapist Not to be performed by the PTA Interpretation of referrals Initial examination, evaluation, diagnosis (medical or PT problem), prognosis (how well the patient will do) Develop plan of care Modify plan of care Assign interventions to the PTA Re-examine the patient Discharge planning Oversight of documentation The PTA can only assist can do the test but must report to the PT after Assigning a Patient to the PTA Consider the PTAs education, training, and experience Consider the patients complexity, stability, and criticality Consider the predictability of the outcome Assigning a Patient to the PTA Consider Federal and state laws Practice Act APTA Code of Ethics drives our professionalism; Ex: cant endorse a product and get paid for the endorsement Risk management fair/unfair; stable Definition of the PTA The PTA is a technically educated health care provider who assists the PT in the provision of physical therapy. The PTA is a graduate of a PTA associate degree program accredited by CAPTE (Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education) Levels of PTA Supervision Line-of-Sight or Direct Supervision- the PT must be able to visualize the PTA at all times; PT stands over you watching; needed for medicare (elderly with medicare) patients On-site the PT must be on the premises, but not...
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2010 for the course AHS 151 taught by Professor Bialstok during the Fall '09 term at Nassau CC.

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