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Clinical Medicine Lab

PTA 123LW

Clinical Medicine Lab

PTA 123LW

Course Description

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: PTA 101, PTA 101LW, PTA 105, PTA 105LW, PTA 110, PTA 110L, ENG 113, and LW 206A each with a "C" (2.

0) minimum grade. Concurrent enrollment in PTA 102, PTA 120, PTA 120L, PTA 121, PTA 123W, PTA 124, PTA 125, PTA 125LW, and LWA 206B. Exposes the student to health care practices performed in the acute care environment. Prepares the student to perform physical therapy intervention as part of a physical therapist's plan of care, under the direction of the physical therapist. (0-15)

Outcomes and Objectives

Utilize appropriate treatment interventions with various wounds encountered in the physical therapy setting.

Objectives:

  • Utilizing wound measurement tools, accurately document findings and procedures during treatment of a wound.
  • Demonstrate appropriate use of pulsed lavage with suction to assist in wound healing.
  • Practice sterile debridement techniques using a mock wound.
  • Demonstrate appropriate application and removal of dressing changes or agents based on a plan of care by the supervising therapist.
  • Identify precautions for dressing removal during mock wound treatment.
  • Recognize changes within a wound that require evaluation by the physical therapist and report those changes to the supervising PT.

Prepare a sterile field for wound care interventions.

Objectives:

  • Identify appropriate materials used in a sterile field for wound care.
  • Differentiate between medical and surgical asepsis.
  • Demonstrate proper donning and doffing of personal protective equipment to reduce contamination of wound and environment.
  • Effectively place wound treatment materials in a sterile field.

Demonstrate entry level knowledge of chest physical therapy theories and techniques.

Objectives:

  • Perform appropriate patient positioning for posture drainage of specific areas of lungs.
  • Demonstrate appropriate use of percussion to assist in secretion clearance in specific areas of the lungs.
  • Demonstrate specific thoracic mobilization exercises to improve posture and thoracic mobility for more efficient breathing.
  • Monitor vital signs during patient treatment including BP, HR, respiration rate, pulse oximetry, and SOB.
  • Document a physical therapy treatment of chest physical therapy interventions and report any changes to the supervising PT.

Demonstrate methods to control spread of infection from blood borne pathogens.

Objectives:

  • Demonstrate proper handwashing techniques.
  • Choose appropriate PPE during physical therapy interventions to reduce risk of contamination.

Discuss potential legal and ethical issues pertaining to course content.

Objectives:

  • Describe an appropriate response to each legal/ethical clinical issue discussed in class.

Demonstrate an understanding of common acute care/ICU equipment and interventions.

Objectives:

  • Identify common equipment found in the ICU
  • Demonstrate basic patient mobility and transfer skills with a mock patient in the ICU
  • Monitor and respond to a change in patient vital signs during simulation including: