Introduction To Physical Therapy For Physical Therapist Assistants

Author by : Director Dreeben Therapy Associates Gainesville Florida Olga Dreeben-Irimia
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Description : Written specifically for Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) students, this text is an excellent introduction for physical therapist assistant s education. This new edition includes updated information regarding the relationship between the Physical Therapist (PT) and PTA and key concepts of the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice for better understanding of clinical guidelines. It also includes new information regarding clinical trends in physical therapy. Utilizing this text specifically for PTAs, instructors can introduce students to information regarding professionalism, professional roles, interpersonal communication, physical therapist s behavior and conduct, teaching and learning, and evidence based practice. This comprehensive text will provide a valuable resource throughout the physical therapist assistant s education and training throughout the entire duration of the PTA program. New to Second Edition: Distinctive description of physical therapy developments from its Formative Years (1914-1920) to the APTA s Vision and Application of Scientific Pursuit of today PTA s usage of the APTA's Guide to Physical Therapist Practice Differences between physical therapy and medical diagnosis Contemporary clinical trends regarding wellness, health promotion and disease prevention Instructor Resources: Transition Guide, PowerPoint slides and TestBank"


Dreeben Irimia S Introduction To Physical Therapy Practice For Physical Therapist Assistants

Author by : Christina M. Barrett
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Description : Dreeben-Irimia's Introduction to Physical Therapy Practice for Physical Therapist Assistants, Fourth Edition introduces students to the role of the physical therapist assistant in physical therapy care.


Introduction To Physical Therapy For Physical Therapist Assistants

Author by : Olga Dreeben
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Description : Introduction to Physical Therapy for Physical Therapist Assistants provides a basic overview of the physical therapy profession and of PTs and PTAs as members of the rehabilitation team. It includes physical therapy ethical and legal concepts, cultural competence and cultural diversity, domestic violence issues, laws affecting physical therapy practice, communication, documentation and medical records, teaching, learning, and medical terminology, elements of patient care, and major physical therapy clinical practices. This text is an ideal resource for anyone contemplating a career in physical therapy or already working in the field.


Introduction To Physical Therapy

Author by : Michael A. Pagliarulo
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Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
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Description : "This comprehensive text offers an insightful and thorough overview of both the profession and the practice of physical therapy, including the latest topics and trends surrounding the industry. the first section walks readers through the key aspects of a career in physical therapy, including: roles of the physical therapist and physical therapist assistant, practice settings, APTA, and laws, policies, and regulations. The second section then goes on to cover the practice of physical therapy: detailing the functions, disorders, and therapies of the major organ systems. -- Features include: *NEW full-color design; *Updated contents; *New photos and illustrations; *Learning aides such as chapter outlines, learning objectives, questions to ask, suggested readings, and review questions."--Publisher's description.


Introduction To Physical Therapy E Book

Author by : Michael A. Pagliarulo
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Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
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Description : Start your physical therapy career path on the right foot with Introduction to Physical Therapy, 6th Edition. This comprehensive text offers an insightful and thorough overview of both the profession and the practice of physical therapy, including the latest topics and trends surrounding the industry. The first section walks through the key aspects of a career in physical therapy —including the roles of the physical therapist and physical therapist assistant, practice settings, the APTA, laws, policies, and regulations. The second section then goes on to cover the practice of physical therapy — detailing the functions, disorders, and therapies of the major organ systems. This sixth edition also features a new chapter on prevention, health promotion, and wellness in physical therapy practice; as well as updated content, references, and coverage of new trends in health care. Paired with an abundance of learning aides like learning objectives, chapter outlines, review questions, and more; this highly visual text offers the complete foundation needed to successfully grow professional knowledge and skills. Overview of the profession combined with clinical information gives readers a solid foundation in the practice of physical therapy. Chapter on reimbursement covers the fiscal aspects of health care and how reimbursement affects the profession. Chapter on communication and cultural competence describes how cultural differences influence patient interaction and helps the PTA and PT understand behavior due to cultural differences. Numerous learning aides include chapter outlines, key terms, learning objectives, questions to ask, boxes, tables, summaries and up to date references, suggested readings and review questions. NEW! New chapter on prevention, health promotion, and wellness in physical therapist practice reflects the growing importance in the physical therapy profession. NEW! Revised content and updated references throughout the text ensures content is the most current and applicable for today’s PT and PTA professionals. NEW! The latest information on current trends in health care and the profession of physical therapy keeps readers current on the latest issues.


Introduction To Physical Therapy

Author by : Michael A. Pagliarulo
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Publisher by : Mosby Incorporated
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Description : "Like the first edition, this text was designed to present an introduction and broad background on the profession (Part I) and practice (Part II) of physical therapy. The introductory nature of the content continues to focus on the student beginning a PT, PTA, or health-related educational program. Nevertheless, major updates and revisions were made to describe the current conditions within our profession. All chapters were revised to reflect the concepts and terminology of the GUIDE TO PHYSICAL THERAPIST PRACTICE, particularly the elements of the Patient/Client Management Model". (Preface).


The Role Of The Physical Therapist Assistant

Author by : Holly M Clynch
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Publisher by : F.A. Davis
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Description : Be prepared for your new role as a PTA. This is the perfect introduction to the history of the Physical Therapist Assistant and their responsibilities today. The 2nd Edition of this groundbreaking delves into the ever-expanding role of the PTA in the clinical setting, as well as the regulations that govern the PTA’s scope of work. Inside, you’ll find the knowledge you need to grow as a PTA…from your first semester through your last. By understanding the importance of this information and how it affects you, your colleagues, and your patients, this text empowers you in your new role and in your professional relationships.


Neurorehabilitation For The Physical Therapist Assistant

Author by : Darcy Umphred
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Description : Neurorehabilitation for the Physical Therapist Assistant provides a complete overview of the foundations of various neurological medical conditions and presents a wide array of clinical problems that a physical therapist assistant may encounter in the educational or clinical setting. Darcy Umphred and Connie Carlson, along with 11 contributors, offer a thorough explanation of the PT to PTA delegation process that is both unique and comprehensive. Throughout the pages of Neurorehabilitation for the Physical Therapist Assistant the PTA is provided with the necessary tools to effectively interact with and treat patients who suffer from neurological medical diagnoses. This text also covers a wide variety of neurological clinical problems that a PTA may encounter. Neurorehabilitation for the Physical Therapist Assistant presents specific examples of tests and measures and interventions that a PTA may use when treating patients with CNS damage. Multiple chapters offer one or more case studies that will aid students and practicing PTAs in the analysis of PTA roles and the delegation of specific tasks, as well as why a PT may not choose to delegate a task. Also included is a brief discussion of selected pathologies and their progressions or complications, which gives the PTA a means to identify contraindications or changes in patient behavior that need to be reported. Features: -Interactive website access that provides the answers to the questions and case studies for each chapter. -A clear delineation of the differences between the frameworks used by medical practitioners and those used by the PT. -Detailed descriptions of tests and measures and interventions used by the PTA. -A focus on interactions between types of movement dysfunctions and intervention selection. -A discussion of disablement and enablement models. The volumes of knowledge presented in this unique and detailed text ensures Neurorehabilitation for the Physical Therapist Assistant will accompany the PTA throughout their education and into their career.


Introduction To Pathology For The Physical Therapist Assistant

Author by : Jahangir Moini
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Publisher by : Jones & Bartlett Learning
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Description : Introduction to Pathology for the Physical Therapist Assistant, Second Edition offers an introduction to pathology for students enrolled in physical therapist assistant (PTA) programs.


Foundations An Introduction To The Profession Of Physical Therapy

Author by : Stephen J. Carp
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Publisher by : Thieme
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Description : A unique blueprint to a successful physical therapy practice from renowned experts In the last 100 years, the profession of physical therapy has grown from a little-known band of "reconstruction aides" to a large and expanding worldwide group of dedicated professionals at the cutting edge of health care diagnostics, interventions, research, ethics, and altruistic community service. Foundations: An Introduction to the Profession of Physical Therapy by distinguished physical therapist and educator Stephen Carp reflects nearly 40 years of expertise in this evolving field. The book covers the "the background music" of physical therapy – important issues aspiring physical therapists and physical therapist assistants need to master prior to starting clinical practice. Sixteen chapters present a broad spectrum of content, covering core behavioral, clinical, and professional concerns encountered in practice. Experts provide firsthand guidance on reimbursement, working as a healthcare team, documentation, ethical issues and community service, clinical research and education, an overview of the APTA, career development, and more. Key Highlights From the history of the profession to cultural, spiritual and legal aspects of practice, this unique resource provides insights not found in traditional physical therapy foundation textbooks About 20 comprehensive vignettes with real-life experiences enhance the text Text boxes with insightful "first-person" narratives highlight chapter content A list of review questions and meticulous references at the end of every chapter enhance learning and encourage further research All PT and PTA students will benefit from the expert wisdom and pearls shared in this essential reference.


Dutton S Introduction To Physical Therapy And Patient Skills

Author by : Mark Dutton
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Publisher by : McGraw Hill Professional
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Description : This comprehensive textbook covering every core topic in PT education includes essentials such as patient care, goniometry, muscle testing and function and musculoskeletal assessment. (Physical Therapy)


The Pta Handbook

Author by : Kathleen A. Curtis
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Publisher by : SLACK Incorporated
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Description : Are you tired of searching through multiple texts, articles, and other references to find the information you need?The PTA Handbook: Keys to Success in School and Career for the Physical Therapist Assistant contains extensive coverage of the most pertinent issues for the physical therapist assistant, including the physical therapist-physical therapist assistant preferred relationship, evidence-based practice and problem-solving, essentials of information competence, and diversity. This comprehensive text successfully guides the student from admission into a physical therapist assistant program to entering clinical practice. The user-friendly format allows easy navigation through topics including changes and key features of the health care environment, guides to essential conduct and behavior, and ethical and legal considerations. Strategies are provided to successfully manage financial decisions and curriculum requirements, as well as opportunities and obstacles that may emerge. The physical therapist - physical therapist assistant relationship-often a source of confusion for health care and academic administrators, academic and clinical faculty, physical therapists, and physical therapist assistants-is specifically profiled and analyzed. The authors clarify this relationship by utilizing an appropriate mixture of case studies, multiple examples, and current reference documents. The physical therapist - physical therapist assistant relationship-often a source of confusion for health care and academic administrators, academic and clinical faculty, physical therapists, and physical therapist assistants-is specifically profiled and analyzed. The authors clarify this relationship by utilizing an appropriate mixture of case studies, multiple examples, and current reference documents. Each chapter is followed by a "Putting It Into Practice" exercise, which gives the reader an opportunity to apply the information in their educational or clinical practice setting. The information presented is current and represents the evolution of the physical therapy profession over the past 35 years, since the inception of the physical therapist assistant role. The PTA Handbook: Keys to Success in School and Career for the Physical Therapist Assistant is an essential reference for students, educators, counselors, and therapy managers who want to maximize the potential for success of the physical therapist assistant. Dr. Kathleen A. Curtis is the winner of the President's Award of Excellence” for 2005 at California State University, Fresno Topics Include: Evolving roles in physical therapy Interdisciplinary collaboration Legal and ethical considerations Cultural competence Learning and skill acquisition Effective studying and test-taking strategies Preparation for the licensure examination Clinical supervision, direction, and delegation Planning for career development


Fundamental Orthopedic Management For The Physical Therapist Assistant E Book

Author by : Gary A. Shankman
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Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
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Description : Designed to meet the unique needs of physical therapist assistants, Fundamental Orthopedic Management for the Physical Therapist Assistant, 3rd Edition focuses on critical thinking and helps you apply fundamental orthopedic principles in physical therapy interventions. Clear explanations cover basic concepts such as the PTA's role in physical assessment of flexibility, strength, endurance, and balance, along with the specifics of tissue healing; medications; gait and joint mobilization; and an introduction to biomechanics. It also describes the application of therapeutic interventions for many orthopedic conditions by region and affliction. Edited by two experienced clinicians, Gary A. Shankman and Robert C. Manske, and written by contributors who are experts in their respective fields, this is your one-stop source for PTA practice in orthopedics.


The Physical Therapist S Guide To Health Care

Author by : Kathleen A. Curtis
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Publisher by : SLACK Incorporated
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Description : The Physical Therapist's Guide to Health Care is the simple, clear approach to understanding health care in today's changing environment. This book provides a strategy based approach to help physical therapists successfully manage change and meet the challenges of clinical practice in common practice settings. This essential text includes an introduction to health care that covers the basics of health care financing, health care reimbursement systems, cost containment strategies and referral services. Important issues covered in this book include trends in acute, subacute, home health care practice, outcomes management and prevention. Chapters include information on health care reimbursement systems and cost containment strategies, time and caseload management, documentation requirements, quality management in physical therapy, and the role of the physical therapist in prevention and wellness. Check out our new website dedicated to The Physical Therapist's Guide to Health Care. This innovative new website presents valuable up-to-date information as it becomes available. You can visit the site at ptguide.slackinc.com Dr. Kathleen A. Curtis is the winner of the "President’s Award of Excellence” for 2005 at California State University, Fresno


Documentation For Physical Therapist Assistants

Author by : Marianne Lukan
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Description : An intermediate graduate text in algebraic topology preparing students to study recent developments in stable homotopy theory. The volume, based on lectures given by the author at The Fields Institute in fall of 1995, explains and illustrates the basic concepts of bordism characteristic classes, Adams spectral sequences, Brown-Peterson spectra, and the computation of stable stems. The results for each exposition are proven, and some of the methods for computing stable stems have not been published previously. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


The Role Of The Physical Therapist Assistant

Author by : Holly M. Clynch
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Publisher by : F A Davis Company
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Description : Be prepared for your new role as a PTA. This is the perfect introduction to the history of the Physical Therapist Assistant and their responsibilities today. This groundbreaking text has been written specifically for PTAs by an expert in the field and delves into the ever-expanding role of the PTA in the clinical setting, as well as the regulations that govern the PTA's scope of work. Inside, you'll find the knowledge you need to grow as a PTA. By understanding the importance of this information and how it affects you, your colleagues, and your patients, this text empowers you in your new role and in your professional relationships. Finally a book that address the role of the PTA in a clear, concise, and objective manner .... The use of the colors and diagrams are wonderful and I especially like the For Reflection bullets and Review and Application sections. I have adopted it for one of the courses I teach in our curriculum and plan to ask our faculty to please read it. I simply LOVE your book! - Marlene Carmona, DPT, MSPT, Associate Professor and Program Coordinator, PTA Program, Miami Dade College


Pathology For The Physical Therapist Assistant E Book

Author by : Catherine C. Goodman
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Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
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Description : No other textbook provides coverage of the essential concepts of disease processes and disorders with the specific needs of the physical therapy assistant in mind. Pathology for the Physical Therapist Assistant provides coverage of disease processes and systemic disorders as well as guidelines, precautions, and contraindications for physical therapy interventions. Catherine Goodman, Kenda Fuller, and Robbie O’Shea share their expertise in a consistent, well-organized approach that defines each disorder, describes the appropriate physical therapy assessment and intervention, and rounds out the discussion with relevant case study examples based on established practice patterns. Chapters follow a consistent organization, first defining a disorder and then describing the appropriate physical therapy assessment and intervention. Full-color art throughout clearly depicts pathologies and interventions. Case studies provide examples of physical therapy applications to help you connect theory and practice and build strong clinical reasoning skills. Special boxes highlight Clinical Signs, Interventions, and Case Studies to alert you to important information within the text. Terminology and language from the Guide to Physical Therapy Practice is used throughout to familiarize you with standardized terminology used in practice. A companion Evolve website provides additional online learning activities including online chapters, references linked to Medline, case studies, and self-test questions.


Mosby S Comprehensive Physical Therapist Assistant Board Review

Author by : Shirley J. Brister
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Publisher by : Mosby Incorporated
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Description : Designed to aid students in the revision process for board certificates exams in the US, this text assists students of physiotherapy by helping them examine their own knowledge base and pointing out areas of weakness. It covers topics from medical terminology to anatomy.


Physical Therapy Professional Foundations

Author by : Kathleen A. Curtis
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Publisher by : SLACK Incorporated
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Description : "This book was written to help preprofessional students make healthly choices about entering the field of physical therapy, to assist physical therapy students to establish sound habits and realistic expectiations, and to facilitate success for new graduates in the transition from the the academic setting to clinical practice. Clinical and academic faculty may also find these ideas useful in advising students at various stages in the professional education process." (Preface).


Careers In Physical Therapy

Author by : Trisha Hawkins
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Publisher by : The Rosen Publishing Group
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Description : Discusses everyday duties, career opportunities, and skills, training, and education needed in the physical therapy field.


Pediatric Physical Therapy

Author by : Jan Stephen Tecklin
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Publisher by : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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Description : The Fourth Edition of Pediatric Physical Therapy provides a comprehensive introduction to the major diseases and disabilities common to children who require physical therapy and the examination and interventions commonly employed in their rehabilitation. This book presents basic medical information regarding common clinical diagnostic categories, followed by physical therapy evaluation, treatment and special issues within each diagnostic group. It features additional coverage on the development of the musculoskeletal, neurological and neuromuscular, cardiac, and pulmonary systems which conforms to the APTA's Guide to Physical Therapy Practice. NEW TO THIS EDITION: Case studies to enhance learning process found online at http://thepoint.lww.com/tecklin4e. Four all-new chapters: Pediatric Physical Therapy, Cultural Sensitivity and Family-Centered Care; Traumatic Injury to the Central Nervous System: Spinal Cord Injury; Traumatic Disorders and Sports Injuries; and Cardiac Disorders Extensive revisions to incorporate a number of important developments in the profession, including emphasis on evidence-based practice regarding examination and treatment of children More emphasis on clinical decision-making, by including case studies throughout the book, in order to enable students to understand and work through the process of patient examination Additional coverage on the development of body systems including musculoskeletal, neurological and neuromuscular, cardiac, and pulmonary. This conforms to the APTA's Guide to Physical Therapy Practice. Boxes regarding the nutritional needs of children with the diseases and disorders Improved design and art program including many new illustrations and visual information displays


Clinical Education In Physical Therapy

Author by : Debra F Stern
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Publisher by : Jones & Bartlett Learning
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Description : Written in adherence with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education's (CAPTE) standards, Clinical Education in Physical Therapy explores the evolution from student to Clinical Instructor while serving as an essential educational resource for entry-level Physical Therapy students. This exciting new resource presents an overview on the rewards and challenges of becoming a Clinical Instructor, the legal issues involved for the academic institution and the clinical sites, clinical education models, student characteristics, establishing a clinical education program, and much more! Clinical Education in Physical Therapy includes a dedicated chapter on leadership and professionalism both of which have been stressed in recent years by both the APTA and CAPTE. Key Points at the beginning of each chapter establish the primary take-aways for readers, while case studies in select chapters reinforce practical application of the material.


Essentials Of Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy

Author by : Ellen A. Hillegass
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Publisher by : W B Saunders Company
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Description : The second edition of this text takes readers through the anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of the cardiac and pulmonary systems, and covers assessment and treatment of cardiopulmonary disorders. It features new chapters on cardiac pulmonary transplantation and acute care. Certified clinical specialists have collaborated to create this reference source.


Dutton S Introduction To Physical Therapy And Patient Skills Second Edition

Author by : Mark Dutton
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Publisher by : McGraw Hill Professional
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Description : Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. A comprehensive intro to the art,science, and practice of physical therapy With Dutton's Introduction to Physical Therapy and Patient Skills, Second Edition, you get complete and well-rounded coverage of the practice of physical therapy (PT). This comprehensive introduction provides the conceptual framework you need to build a solid foundation in PT—including a historical perspective of the profession, an introduction to healthcare policy, and in-depth coverage of evidence-informed practice. The book describes how movement evolves, how it becomes skilled, and how dysfunction can occur; illustrates the necessary skills you need to successfully practice PT; explains how to development areas of expertise,including how to enhance a patient's function in such tasks as bed mobility,transfers, and gait training; and much more. The author emphasizes both patient and clinician safety through the use of correct body mechanics, application of assistive and safety devices, and infection control procedures.


Recognizing And Reporting Red Flags For The Physical Therapist Assistant E Book

Author by : Catherine C. Goodman
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Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
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Description : Recognizing and Reporting Red Flags for the Physical Therapist Assistant will help you develop skills to recognize signs and symptoms that can compromise patient care, It is the first text to present a consistent, three-step model for monitoring patients for red flags relating to neuromuscular and musculoskeletal problems, medical diseases, side effects of medications, and other co-morbidities that may be unknown to the PT. Combining the insights of physical therapist Catherine Cavallaro Goodman and physical therapist assistant Charlene Marshall, this resource is unmatched in providing clear guidelines for finding and documenting red flags. Coverage of warning flags includes red and yellow flags, risk factors, clinical presentation, signs and symptoms, helpful screening clues, and guidelines for communicating with the PT, allowing you as the PTA to quickly recognize the need for any re-evaluation of the patient. Three-step approach to formative assessments of physical therapy patients provides a consistent way to watch for and report on adverse changes such as range of motion, strength, pain, balance, coordination, swelling, endurance, or gait deviations. PTA Action Plans show the clinical application of text material relating to observing, documenting, and reporting red (or yellow) flags to the physical therapist. Clinically relevant information includes the tools that you need to monitor the patient’s response to selected interventions, and accurately and quickly report changes to the supervising PT. Picture the Patient sections address what to look for when assessing or working with patients, especially typical red flag signs and symptoms of emerging problems. Case examples and critical thinking activities connect theory to practice, showing the role of the PTA and how the PTA can integrate clinical observations with clinical reasoning skills so that they can. Cognitive processing-reasoning approach encourages you to learn to gather and analyze data, pose and solve problems, infer, hypothesize, and make clinical judgments, so that you can notify the supervising PT of clients who need further evaluation or may require a referral or consultation with other health care professionals. Summary boxes and tables highlight key information for quick reference. Key terminology is listed in each chapter, which each term bolded within the chapter and defined in a back-of-book glossary. Full-color illustrations and design clearly demonstrate pathologies and processes and make lookup easier in busy clinical settings. An Evolve companion website enhances your problem-solving and decision-making skills with additional case studies, problem-solving questions, and activities, as well as screening tools and checklists. Combined authorship by a physical therapist and physical therapist assistant provides an authoritative and unique voice in the PTA field.


Compact Clinical Guide To Geriatric Pain Management

Author by : Patricia Bruckenthal, RN, PhD, APRN
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Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Description : "The care of older adults suffering with pain is a difficult task that calls for understanding as well as compassion. Dr. Quinlan-Colwell has written an excellent book that deals with every facet of the problems that are encountered by caregivers....[This book] provides the reader with valuable knowledge that will diminish suffering and enrich the lives of people confronting new, often frightening, problems." From the Foreword by Ronald Melzack, PhD, FRSC Professor Emeritus McGill University "This is a well-written and concise book....Nurses and other healthcare professionals will certainly find this book a useful resource for understanding and managing geriatric pain."--Clinical Nurse Specialist Older adults can be especially susceptible to the debilitating effects of chronic pain, yet there are often barriers to successfully alleviating pain on the part of elderly patients and the health care professionals who treat them. This comprehensive guide to geriatric pain management provides the most current information available on assessment and treatment of pain in older adults. In a concise, reader-friendly format, the book provides techniques, tips, and tools for assessing pain and examines barriers to appropriate treatment. It addresses the physiological and psychosocial factors underlying the process and occurrence of pain and helps nurses to develop a comprehensive multimodal approach to pain management that includes pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions. The guide provides detailed coverage of medications commonly used for pain management, including all contraindications and side effects, so that nurses will be able to evaluate the best use of a medication in the context of comorbidities and sensitivities of each individual. Also addressed are chronic illnesses common to the elderly population, palliative and hospice care, treatment of concurrent depression and anxiety, treatment of cognitively impaired elderly, and techniques for assessment and intervention in cases of substance abuse. Key Features: Provides concise yet comprehensive information on assessment and treatment of geriatric pain Includes detailed coverage of a great variety of pain medications, including contraindications and side effects Explores barriers to appropriate treatment Covers chronic diseases of the elderly, palliative and hospice care, depression and anxiety, substance abuse, and treatment of cognitively impaired elderly Written by a highly respected practitioner and educator in geriatric pain management Includes case studies, handy tables, questions for reflection, and references for additional study


Examination Preparation

Author by : Scott M. Giles
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Pt Exam Review

Author by : Iwona Korzeniowska
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Publisher by : Slack Incorporated
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Description : This book will help the foreign-trained physical therapist & physical therapy assistant accomplish the difficult tasks to pass the national licensing examination, obtain a visa & license, & successfully find employment in the United States. This comprehensive resource contains sample exam questions, test-taking strategies, study guidelines, vocabulary listings, prefix & suffix listings, & separate practice exams for the PT & PTA. Often the foreign-trained professional will pay costly fees for consultation & assistance with all the necessary paperwork & procedures required to practice in the United States. Now it is possible to accomplish this goal yourself. This book will take you step-by-step through the required processes, while offering additional information on how to obtain permanent residence status. This book is also an excellent reference for U.S. physical therapists & physical therapy assistants who want to brush up on the skills & questions for the national exam.