Procedures and Patient Care for the Physical Therapist Assistant

Abstract
"Procedures and patient care will be one of the first courses a physical therapist assistant (PTA) student will encounter as they begin their educational career. The foundational material covered in Procedures and Patient Care for the Physical Therapist Assistant includes information about transfers, positioning, vital sign measurement, wheelchair fit and management, assistive devices, and gait. These skills are vital to know as a PTA, regardless of specialization or location of employment. Inside Procedures and Patient Care for the Physical Therapist Assistant, Jennifer Memolo includes objectives, key terms, common abbreviations, and review questions. Also, in each chapter is information adhering to the current best practice and an understanding of red flags a PTA should know and report to supervising physical therapists or other health care providers"--Provided by publisher.
Description
Contents: Preparation for patient care -- Body mechanics -- Positioning and draping -- Vital signs -- Infection control -- Wounds -- Special equipment and environments -- Wheelchair features and activities -- Bed mobility and transfers -- Assistive devices and gait -- Activities of daily living -- Emergencies -- Americans with disabilities act
Keywords
Patient care methods, Physical Therapy Modalities, Physical Therapist Assistant
Citation
Memolo, J. (2019). Procedures and Patient Care for the Physical Therapist Assistant. Thorofare, NJ: SLACK Incorporated.
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