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PTA 2315 The Medically Complex Patient

Theory and application of physical therapy treatment techniques for more complex and specialized diagnoses across the lifespan including, but not limited to, cardiovascular, pulmonary, and multisystem disorders; recognition of psychosocial concerns associated with aging and end-of-life. Two lab hours per week.

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Rehabilitation Services
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: PTA 1200 

Outcomes

  • The student will understand principles involved in treating the patient with multisystem involvement in various stages of healing.
  • The student will be able to assess the physical environment of the Intensive Care Unit, hospital, and the patient's readiness for various functional mobility tasks/therapuetic exercises; monitor the patient's response to treatment, and determine the need for treatment modifications.
  • The student will be able to select appropriate functional mobility and therapeutic interventions within the physical therapist's plan of care that addresses the environmental and community needs for return to prior level of function of the patient and appropriately document patient treatment.
  • The student will be able to successfully select interventions within the physical therapist's plan of care and appropriately treat the bariatric patient with multisystem involvement in the Intensive Care Unit and across the continuum of care and appropriately document patient treatment.

Credit Hours: 1

Lab Hours: 2