Patient/Client Management I: Basic Skills (PHTH710C)
This course, as the first in a series of four courses, examines the basic patient care skills necessary to practice as a physical therapist. These frequently used skills, and the tests and measures necessary to substantiate them, are learned in lecture and practiced in the laboratory setting. These skills include patient preparation, aseptic technique, wheelchair set-up and mobility, turning and positioning, basic transfer and gait training techniques, and basic massage and soft tissue techniques. The selection and administration of the proper tests and measures that assess arousal, attention, cognition, anthropometric characteristics, vital signs, and assistive and adaptive devices are learned and practiced.