Inside Procedures and Patient Care for the Physical Therapist Assistant, Jennifer Memolo includes objectives, key terms, common abbreviations, and review questions. Also, in each chapter is information adhering to the current best practice and an understanding of red flags a PTA should know and report to supervising physical therapists or other health care providers.
This text stands out from others because it is catered specifically to PTA students rather than the generalized health care practitioner. It can be used throughout the student’s education as a reference since all other courses build upon and cycle back to this core information. It can also be utilized even after graduation as preparatory material for the board examination or as a refresher for the practicing clinician.
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Procedures and Patient Care for the Physical Therapist Assistant provides core information that the PTA will use and build upon throughout their entire career which is what makes it a suitable text for students, faculty, and clinicians.
About the Author
Chapter 1 Preparation for Patient Care
Chapter 2 Body Mechanics
Chapter 3 Positioning and Draping
Chapter 4 Vital Signs
Chapter 5 Infection Control
Chapter 6 Wounds
Chapter 7 Special Equipment and Environments
Chapter 8 Wheelchair Features and Activities
Chapter 9 Bed Mobility and Transfers
Chapter 10 Assistive Devices and Gait
Chapter 11 Activities of Daily Living
Chapter 12 Emergencies
Chapter 13 Americans With Disabilities Act
Appendix: Key Abbreviations