Clinical Decision Making for the Physical Therapist Assistant

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Aug 15, 2010 - Medical - 192 pages
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 they'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 care
 

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Contents

Preface
About the Authors
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Kingsborough Community College, City University of New York

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