Feb 07, 2023  
2019-2020 Archived Catalog 
2019-2020 Archived Catalog

PTA.-104C Physical Therapy II Clinic

Credits 0 / 5.5 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into ENGL-100  (ACSR-100), completion of ELAP-120 with a 2.0, or completion of RDNG-030 , ACLT-075  or ACLT-076 ; BIOL-152 , OTPT-113 , OTPT-114 and PTA.-102 . Note: Division signature required. Co-requisite: PTA.-104  and PTA.-104L  
The clinical section of the course which addresses current hospital equipment and procedures related to physical therapy. Performance and problem solving of physical therapy interventions including mobility and positioning transfer techniques sterile techniques wound and burn care and physical agents. Pathology etiology clinical findings medical treatment prognosis and precautions for selected integument pathologies. Laboratory and clinical application of basic physical therapy interventions data collection communication safety and professional behaviors.

Course Outcomes
Following completion of this course, the student will demonstrate during clinical experience the ability to: 1. Communicate verbally and non-verbally with the patient, the physical therapist, health care delivery personnel, and others in an effective, appropriate, and capable manner. 2. Recognizes individual and cultural differences and responds appropriately in all aspects of physical therapy services. 3. Exhibits conduct that reflects a commitment to meet the expectations of members of society receiving health care services. a. Maintains patient privacy and modesty b. Maintains confidentiality 4. Exhibits conduct that reflects a commitment to meet the expectations of members of the profession of physical therapy. a. Interacts professionally with others. b. Accepts constructive criticism c. Modifies behavior based on self-evaluation and constructive criticism d. Conducts self in a responsible manner. e. Punctual and dependable f. Follows facility policies and procedures g. Demonstrates initiative h. Adapts to change 5. Exhibits conduct that reflects practice standards that are legal, ethical and safe. a. Recognizes the role of the PTA in the clinical education of PTA students b. Demonstrates awareness of own strengths and limitations c. Practices in a safe manner that minimizes risk to patients, self and others 6. Recognizes when intervention should not be provided due to changes in the patient’s status and reports this to the supervising physical therapist. 7. Report any changes in the patient’s status to the physical therapist. 8. Recognizes when the direction to perform an intervention is beyond that which is appropriate for a physical therapist assistant and initiates clarification with the physical therapist. 9. Takes appropriate action in an emergency situation. 10. Completes thorough, accurate, logical, concise, timely and legible documentation that follows guidelines and specific documentation formats required by state practice guidelines, the practice setting and other regulatory agencies. 11. The student will demonstrate competence in implementing selected components of interventions identified in the plan of care established by the physical therapist, including: a. Patient instruction in gait activities: Fitting of assistive devices (walker, axillary crutches, cane) Basic gait patterns (standard and modified 3 point) Demonstrate safe technique and progression Describe the safety, status, and progression of patients while engaged in gait. b. Deep and superficial thermal agents and cryotherapy (HP, CP, fluidotherapy, paraffin, contrast baths, hydrotherapy, floromethane spray, ice massage, SWD, US) c. Therapeutic massage d. Activities of daily living including: body mechanics, mat activities, and transfer activities 12. The student will demonstrate competency in performing components of data collection skills essential for carrying out the plan of care: a. Measurement of standard vital signs b. Recognition of absent/altered sensation c. Recognition of normal and abnormal integumentary changes d. Measurement of height, weight, length and girth e. Postural deviations f. Describe the safety, status, and progression of patients while engaged in gait g. Measures muscle strength by MMT h. Measures functional and goniometric ROM 13. Educates others about the role of the physical therapist assistant. 14. Interacts with other members of the health care team in patient care and non-patient care activities. 15. Implements career development and lifelong learning opportunities. a. Participates in learning experiences within the practice setting b. Reads and understands the health care literature. c. Seeks guidance to address limitations. d. Seeks opportunities to learn.