Concepts in Physical Therapist Assisting

PTA 220
2 CR

This course is an introduction to the methods of referral, reporting, recording and record keeping in the clinical situation. The role of the physical therapy administrator and issues surrounding reimbursement are discussed. Students will be introduced to special equipment and procedures used in the hospital setting with special emphasis on the critical/intensive care unit. Applications of first aid in the physical therapy field are discussed. Students have an opportunity to discuss the clinical experiences in which they are participating (PTA 221), particularly with emphasis on the physical therapist assistant interactions with staff and patients. Assignments involve considerable review, research and writing related to clinical experiences. Lab Fee

Prerequisites: PTA 118 and 119. Co-requisite: PTA 221