Certified Physical Therapy Aide

Certified Physical Therapy Aide

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$2,595.00
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: At the completion of this course, you should be able to: • List the core elements of medical terminology • Name the core elements of the physical therapy profession • Identify the systems of the body and their functions • Recall the steps to treat common medical disorders • Recognize the steps to turn, transfer, and position patients DESCRIPTION: This assessment-rich program is designed for those of you who’ve been looking for physical therapy assistant programs online. Through this course, you can become a certified physical therapy aide and perform duties like keeping the treatment area organized and clean. You’ll also be performing clerical duties, helping patients in wheelchairs,ordering supplies, and a lot more. This interactive course will teach students about: • The word structure of medical terminology with an analysis that explains what the root word, prefix, and suffix mean • How to use terminology to understand how the body and body systems are organized • Diagnostic testing and radiology • How to use medical terms to determine the appropriate testing methods correctly Once you complete this course, you will have enough knowledge and be a strong job applicant in this line of work. This is because this course includes several assessment activites at the end of every lesson. The course also features a terminology workbook that you can use to take your knowledge to the next level. What’s more, you can couple that with a plethora of interactive elements like quizzes, flashcards, and more. Becoming a physical therapist aide is a rewarding job. However, in order to be successful, you need the right education, and that’s what this course will help you with. CERTIFICATION: The Certified Physical Therapy Aide Specialist (CPTAS) exam prepares individuals in the field of Therapeutic Services for a career as a Physical Therapy Aide Specialist. Achieving national recognition as a CPTAS will ensue you are recognized by employers in the industry and demonstrate you are prepared for a career as Physical Therapy Aide Specialist. Certified Physical Therapy Aide Specialists (CPTAS) are an important part of a professional physical therapy staff. CPTAS are employed by hospitals, physical therapy offices, orthopedic clinics, and personal care facilities to work under the direct supervision of Physical Therapist and their assistants. CPTAS assist in caring for the facility, help patients to and/or from the therapy areas, complete clerical tasks, answer phones, and assist patients with insurance paperwork. CPTAS play a significant role in helping to make therapy sessions productive for Physical Therapists and pleasant for the patients. Each state may have additional licensing requirements, be sure to research your states requirements for employment by visiting your states occupation board.
INFORMATION
Help People Regain Control Of Their Damaged Bodies
HOURS
470
DURATION (time given)
12 months
AVERAGE COMPLETION TIME
6 Months
SYLLABUS
Medical Terminology: A Short Course Module 1 • Basic Word Structure Medical Terminology: A Short Course Module 2 • Body Systems Medical Terminology: A Short Course Module 3 • Prefixes and Suffixes Physical Therapy Aide Module 1 • Medical Terminology Review • Pronunciation • Spelling • Word Roots • Combining Vowels/Form • Prefixes • Suffixes • General Rules • Word Building • Abbreviations • Procedural and Diagnostic Billing Codes • Body Structure • Organization of the Body • Anatomical Position • Body Planes • Directional and Positional Terms • Body Cavities Physical Therapy Aide Module 2 • The Profession of Physical Therapy • History and Evolution of Physical Therapy • Multidisciplinary Approach to Health Care • The Rehabilitation Team • The Role of the Physical Therapy Aide • History of Physical Medicine • Physical and Therapeutic Allied Health Careers • Understanding Medical Ethics and Medical Law • The Patient and the Health Care Worker • Patient Medical Records and the Law • Interprofessional Issues • Communicating Effectively • Communication in the Physical Therapy Setting • Appointment Scheduling • Using Medical Abbreviations • Understanding the Patient's Medical Record • Administrative Role of the Physical Therapy Aide • Billing, Banking, and Insurance Processing Physical Therapy Aide Module 3 • Scientific Principles • Understanding the Human Body • Systems of the Body • The Musculoskeletal System • The Digestive System • The Circulatory System • The Respiratory System • The Nervous System • The Integumentary System • The Urinary System • The Endocrine System • The Reproductive System • The Skeletal System • The Axial Skeleton • The Appendicular Skeleton • Joints and Movement Physical Therapy Aide Module 4 • Physical Dysfunctions, Safety and Charting • Treating Common Medical Disorders • Using Physical Therapy to Treat Burns • Treatment of Amputation • Treatment of Genitourinary Disorders • Safety in the Working Environment • Practicing Good Body Alignment and Movement • Asepsis and Infection Control • Performing Proper Handwashing • Infection Control • Preparation for Patient Care • Management of the Environment • Body Mechanics • Verbal Commands • Patient Preparation • Transportation Physical Therapy Aide Module 5 • Patient Care Skills & Physical Therapy Modalities • Turning and Positioning the Patient • Turning in the Prone Position • Turning on the Floor Mat • Turning from a Supine Position to a Side-Lying Position • Returning from a Supine Position to a Sitting Position • Types of Patient Transfers • Preparation for Beginning Transfers • Standing Transfers • Bathtub Transfers • Sitting Transfers • Drawsheet Transfers • Pneumatic Lift Transfers • One-Person Transfer from Floor to Wheelchair Physical Therapy Aide Module 6 • Physical Therapy Modalities • Tips on Preambulation Teaching • Choosing the Appropriate Device • Gait Training and Gait Deviations • Therapeutic Exercises • Measuring Muscle Strength • Skill or Coordination Exercises • Range of Motion Exercises • Superficial Heating Agents • Deep Heating Agents • Ultrasound • Hydrotherapy • Cold Therapy • Massage • Cervical Traction • Specialized Clinical Procedures • Electroneural Stimulation • Application of a Cast • Administration of Medication • Specialized Reflex Tests • Orthotics and Prosthetics • Sports Bandaging and Taping • Pet Therapy • Career Skills and the Physical Therapy Aide • The Job Search • The Cover Letter & Resume • Interviewing • Finding Job Leads
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