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Physical Rehabilitation for the Physical Therapist Assistant Module 4: Integumentary System

Format(s):   Home-study
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy
Contact Hours:   10
Registration Fee:   $159

At the end of this course the professional will be able to Identify 7 primary factors that predispose wounds to chronicity. Recognize the 4 primary causes of pressure ulcers. List 16 intrinsic risk factors for pressure ulcer formation. Identify and differentiate between 5 clinical tests for patients with pressure ulcers. Recognize pressure ulcers should be staged after debridement because staging depends on identifying the type of tissue at the ulcer base. List 9 risk factors for venous ulcers. Recognize tobacco use is the single most preventable risk factor for arterial disease. Recognize the most common measure of lower extremity perfusion is the ABI. Recognize any form of compression is contraindicated in severe arterial disease in which the ABI is less than 0.5 and when there is peripheral edema caused by congestive heart failure. Recognize patient position to perform the rubor of dependency test. Identify 6 grades of the Wagner Scale for Neuropathic Ulcers. Recognize blood glucose levels need to be kept below 200 mg/dl for optimal wound healing in the patient with diabetes. List 6 contraindications for the use of total contact casting. List 10 criteria according to the American Burn Association for referral to a burn center. Recognize partial-thickness burns are characterized by blister formation. Recognize length of time after an initial burn for a scar to complete forming. Identify and differentiate between 2 pathological types of scars that occur after burns. Recognize double-limb support time often increases in dysfunctional gait. Define cadence. Identify pelvis and lower extremity range of motion required for normal gait in 5 joints. Recognize gait velocity is an excellent indicator of walking capacity. Identify and differentiate between 4 major types of crutches. Recognize how to avoid compression of nerves and vessels in the axilla while using crutches. Recognize correct positioning of a cane while ambulating. Identify and differentiate between strain and stiffness. Define metatarsal pad. Recognize the most common knee control is the drop ring lock. List 5 orthoses for patients with scoliosis.

Target Audience
Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants.

This course utilizes text from the softback textbook by Michelle H. Cameron MD, PT, OCS “Physical Rehabilitation for the Physical Therapist Assistant” ©2011. Physical Rehabilitation for the Physical Therapist Assistant provides a clear, easy-to-read, evidence-based guide to the PTA's role in patient management, covering the core concepts related to physical rehabilitation and emphasizing the PTA's role in intervention. A treatment-oriented focus addresses each of the four categories of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Preferred Practice Patterns: musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiopulmonary, and integumentary. The final section of the book addresses interventions which overlap many practice patterns.

Dates and Locations
Purchase Address:   Home-study
Dates:   01-01-2020 - 01-01-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM