PTA 150: Therapeutic Procedures I
This course introduces physical therapist assistant students to the fundamental skills of patient care and management under the direction and supervision of a licensed physical therapist. Students will learn to safely and appropriately apply these skills in various patient conditions. The development of clinical decision-making skills and time management during patient care activities are emphasized. Content includes, but is not limited to, infection control procedures, vital signs, bed mobility skills, proper body mechanics, range of motion activities, wheelchair management, transfer techniques and basic gait training skills.
Level I Prereq: Academic Reading and Writing Levels of 6; Admission to Physical Therapist Assistant program
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