Clinical Decision Making for the Physical Therapist Assistant

Clinical Decision Making for the Physical Therapist Assistant

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Clinical Decision Making for the Physical Therapist Assistant is a practical guide to developing the clinical judgment essential to effective patient care. Co-authored by two prominent physical therapy educators, this informative reference addresses a skill that is crucial to the success of Physical Therapist Assistants (PTAs). Designed to integrate decision making into PTA education, it covers the types of decisions that must be made in physical therapy treatment and offers sound guidance on how to make them. Critical thinking questions and treatment activities are included with each chapter to enable students to apply what theya€™ve learned to real-life situations. This text is a valuable resource for intermediate and post intermediate physical therapist assistant courses. Designed Specifically for PTAs Provides clear guidance on making everyday clinical decisions Covers decision making in the context of major areas of physical therapy Integrates decision making into technical education Provides examples of decisions encountered in patient careKingsborough Community College/City University of New York Steven B Skinner, PT, MS, EdD, Steven B. Skinner, Christina McVey ... For example, an eight-year- old patient with a long leg cast requiring nona€“weight-bearing ambulation training may ... Some children with physical disabilities do not have mental limitations and should not be treated as if they do. Many of these children have been through extensive therapy with a number of therapists and know their limitations andanbsp;...

Title:Clinical Decision Making for the Physical Therapist Assistant
Author:Steven B. Skinner, Christina McVey
Publisher:Jones & Bartlett Publishers - 2010-08-15


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