PTA 106 - Physical Therapy Procedures
This course will introduce the student to common procedures in physical therapy. Students will learn how to set up, take down and manage PT equipment. They will also learn basic patient handling skills, safety and body mechanics in preparation to aid the physical therapist and physical therapist assistant in patient interventions.
Prerequisite: PTA 105 Patient Interaction
3 Class Hours, 3 Laboratory Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Exhibit proper personal and professional behavior consistently.
2. Maintain appropriate interpersonal relationships.
3. Exhibit adaptability to changing situations in the PT environment.
4. Demonstrate consistently the seven core values of physical therapy.
5. Demonstrate the use of universal precautions, clean and sterile aseptic technique.
6. Display good body mechanics.
7. Prepare for the patient intervention in a safe, thorough and comprehensive manner.
8. Perform patient transfers to all surfaces.
9. Demonstrate use of assistive devices including wheelchairs.
10. Consistently provide guarding when ambulating with a patient and/or transferring a patient.
11. Utilize appropriate bed mobility and positioning.
12. Clean and maintain department linens as needed.
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