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 Define acute care
 Highlight the percent of PTA’s in this
  setting
 Salary Range
 Common Diagnoses and Treatment in
...
 Immediate care for traumas, serious
  illness, and recovery from surgery
 Pt stay usually short
 Pt transferred to oth...
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   According to a survey done by The
    College of St. Catherine the average
    salary for a PTA 6 months after
    gra...
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 Heart attack
 Stroke
 Injury (broken bone)
 Serious Illness (pneumonia)
 Infection Control
 Trauma (auto accident, ...
 Therapeutic exercise
 Functional training
 Gait training
 Application of assistive devices
 Breathing exercises
 Wo...
 Functional Training: transfer from bed to
  chair, move in bed, sit to stand, stand to
  sit
 Gait training: learning t...
 Pt comes in with a broken ankle from a
  sports injury. An acute PTA will need to
  teach the Pt how to use crushes, pro...
 Most of the treatment done in Acute
  Care is in the form of preparing the
  patient to leave the facility
 Most Pts ne...
 A PTA in the Acute Care setting may
  choose to do continuing education but
  is not required in the state of South
  Da...
 http://www.acutept.org/index.html
 Mission Statement: The mission of the
  Acute Care Section is to serve physical
  th...
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   Acute Pt. Sharon Gorman. www.sjdist-
    cpta.org/Acute.html
   eHow.
    www.ehow.com/about_5139972_acute-
    care-...
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  1. 1. 1
  2. 2.  Define acute care  Highlight the percent of PTA’s in this setting  Salary Range  Common Diagnoses and Treatment in this setting  Advanced skills/training needed  APTA Specialty Sections Website 2
  3. 3.  Immediate care for traumas, serious illness, and recovery from surgery  Pt stay usually short  Pt transferred to other facility when stable 3
  4. 4. 4
  5. 5.  According to a survey done by The College of St. Catherine the average salary for a PTA 6 months after graduation in an acute care facility is $17.00 to $20.00 5
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  7. 7.  Heart attack  Stroke  Injury (broken bone)  Serious Illness (pneumonia)  Infection Control  Trauma (auto accident, gunshot) 7
  8. 8.  Therapeutic exercise  Functional training  Gait training  Application of assistive devices  Breathing exercises  Wound management 8
  9. 9.  Functional Training: transfer from bed to chair, move in bed, sit to stand, stand to sit  Gait training: learning to walk safely, efficiently, and independently  Assistive Devices: orthotics, prosthetics, walking aids, splint 9
  10. 10.  Pt comes in with a broken ankle from a sports injury. An acute PTA will need to teach the Pt how to use crushes, protect the ankle, and prevent weakness in the ankle.  Pt has pneumonia. PTA would ensure they can still live home alone safely, move through their home, and get any medical equipment necessary (cane or home oxygen. 10
  11. 11.  Most of the treatment done in Acute Care is in the form of preparing the patient to leave the facility  Most Pts need additional physical therapy after they leave the facility. 11
  12. 12.  A PTA in the Acute Care setting may choose to do continuing education but is not required in the state of South Dakota.  No additional training or skills are needed to get a job in this facility 12
  13. 13.  http://www.acutept.org/index.html  Mission Statement: The mission of the Acute Care Section is to serve physical therapists and physical therapist assistants by recognizing and promoting excellence in acute care practice, thereby enhancing the physical health and functional abilities of patients/clients with acute care needs. 13
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  15. 15.  Acute Pt. Sharon Gorman. www.sjdist- cpta.org/Acute.html  eHow. www.ehow.com/about_5139972_acute- care-facility.html  Acute Care Section APTA. 2009. www.acutept.org/index.html  St. Catherine University. 2005. http://minerva.stkate.edu/offices/academi c/pta.nsf/pages/employsalaryinfo  American Physical Therapy Association. www.apta.org 15

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