Oct 30, 2020  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Academic Catalog Archived Catalog

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AHPT 101 - Physical Therapist Assisting I/Lab


Credit(s): 5

Prerequisite(s): AHPT 105 .
Corequisite(s): AHPT 205 , AHPT 206 , AHPT 210 , and AHPT 218 .
This is the first of two sequential skills and procedures courses in the PTA program. The following topics are covered: basic principles and procedures of physical therapy; basic care skills and application techniques; use of assistive devices; architectural and environment barriers; wound care and debridement techniques; definition and measurement of vital signs and application to emergency situations; documentation; incorporation of medical terminology and abbreviations; basic principles of tissue inflammation and edema management; introduction to pain theories, conditions, and assessment; physiological principles, indications/contraindications, and application of physical agents discussed in lecture; and the PTA’s role in discharge planning and the importance of communication with the PT. (Fall Semester)



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