2010-2011 Academic Catalog 
    
    May 07, 2021  
2010-2011 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

PHTH 525 - PATIENT MANAGEMENT


Credits: Three
Prerequisite: BIOL 511, HEPR 300, HEPR 350, PHTH 500, PHTH 509, PHTH 531 For PT Students
Corequisite: PHTH 525L

The course presents patient management needed to function in the health care environment.  Patient care skills include body mechanics, positioning, draping, range of motion, transfers, standard precautions, massage, ambulation with assistive devices, wheel chairs, vital signs, and communication skills. Concurrent laboratory instruction reinforces the basic principles learned in lecture. Throughout this class the student will be developing clinical decision making abilities and documenting on provisions directed towards patient care. Prosthetics and orthotics will be introduced in this class.