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PTA Patient Interventions

Credits: 4
Course Number: 10-524-139

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Course Description

10-524-139 PTA PATIENT introduction to basic skills and physical therapy interventions performed by the physical therapist assistant. (Prerequisite: Admission to the Physical Therapist Assistant program)

Course Typically Offered

  • Fall

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What will I learn?

  1. Apply assistive devices to meet patient needs
  2. Demonstrate techniques to maintain asepsis
  3. Demonstrate positioning techniques
  4. Demonstrate transfer techniques
  5. Demonstrate bed mobility procedures
  6. Demonstrate patient ambulation techniques
  7. Instruct patient in wheelchair management skills
  8. Perform vital signs measurements
  9. Apply body mechanics principles
  10. Apply superficial heating agents
  11. Apply cryotherapy interventions
  12. Apply soft tissue mobilization techniques
  13. Establish therapeutic relationship
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