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2021-2022 Archived Catalog 
2021-2022 Archived Catalog

OTA.-129 Clinical Practice I

Credits 1 / 3 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into College Level Reading, completion of ELAP-120 with a 2.0 or higher, or successful completion of ACRD-090, ACRD-091 or ACRD-092; OTPT-100, OTA.-100 and OTPT-113.
Assigned clinical practice experience in a pediatric setting enabling the student to apply techniques and skills learned in the classroom to actual patient care under the close supervision of qualified personnel. Experience scheduled for one day/week for seven (7) weeks.

Course Outcomes
1. Describe and practice professional behaviors 2. Practice appropriate ethical behaviors using guidelines established by AOTA 3. Describe the roles of OTR and COTA 4. Describe the roles of other members on health care team, i.t. PT, nursing, speech pathologist, recreational therapist, social work, physician 5. Describe how responsibilities are delegated to OTR, COTA and other staff 6. Describe the characteristics of an effective student-clinical supervisor relationship 7. Perform selected treatments under the supervision of qualified personnel 8. Correlate learned theory and techniques and apply that knowledge to direct patient care 9. Communicate verbally in language appropriate in notes and reports 10. Communicate in written form in a language appropriate in notes and reports 11. Read a patient’s chart and be able to extract pertinent information 12. Identify issues related to insurance and reimbursement 13. Identify aspects of patient’s social, psychological, or cognitive history which may affect outcome of his therapy 14. Identify appropriate community resources 15. Understand and apply universal precautions 16. Demonstrate competence with taking and recording vital signs