Catalog 2016-2017 
    
    Apr 19, 2018  
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PTA 215 Procedures II

5 credits
Principles and application of physical agents and modalities with focus on mechanical and light agents. Therapeutic interventions and data collection skills for integumentary conditions and edema management within the role of the PTA.

Prerequisites: PTA 136 , PTA 146 , and PTA 156  

Corequisites: PTA 190  and PTA 255  

Quarters Offered: Summer

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Identify activities, positioning, and postures that produce or relieve trauma to the integumentary system
  • Identify signs of infection as they relate to therapeutic interventions for the integumentary or lymphatic systems
  • List therapeutic interventions relevant to patients with lymphatic system disorders
  • Implement selected components of interventions for patients with lymphatic system disorders as identified in the plan of care established by the physical therapist
  • List therapeutic interventions relevant to patients with integumentary system disorders
  • Implement selected components of interventions for patients with integumentary disorders as identified in the plan of care established by the physical therapist including:
    • Infection control procedures
    • Application and adjustment of supportive devices
    • Integumentary repair and protection techniques
    • Hydrotherapy
  • Perform components of data collection skills essential for carrying out the plan of care for patients including:
    • Anthropometric characteristics - limb girth
    • Activities that aggravate or relieve edema
    • Integumentary integrity
    • Joint integrity and mobility
    • Pain location and intensity
  • Describe the use of light and athermal agents as physical therapy interventions
  • Implement selected components of physical therapy mechanical modalities including mechanical traction and compression
  • Identify indications, contraindications, precautions and safety considerations for the patient for wound care, lymphedema, mechanical and light agents
  • Identify when a directed intervention is either beyond the scope of work or personal scope of work of a physical therapist assistant
  • Integrate and apply knowledge and skills from PTA coursework including kinesiology, modalities, therapeutic exercise and other orthopedic interventions to orthopedic case scenarios