Clinical Decision Making for the Physical Therapist Assistant

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, Aug 15, 2010 - Medical - 189 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

Clinical Decision Making in Communications
11
Clinical Decision Making in Ethical
21
Clinical Decision Making in Gait Training
29
Clinical Decision Making in Administering
41
Clinical Decision Making in Administering
53
Clinical Decision Making in Managing
65
Clinical Decision Making in Administering
83
Clinical Decision Making in the Provision
105
Clinical Decision Making in the Provision
123
Clinical Decision Making in Prosthetic
141
Clinical Decision Making in Managing
155
Index
177
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Kingsborough Community College/City University of New York

Kingsborough Community College, City University of New York

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