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  • 1. Jennifer Clark
  • 2. What is acute care?  Acute care is providing emergency services and general Medical and surgical treatment for acute disorders rather than long-term residential care for chronic illness.
  • 3. How many work in that demographic?  About 8.6% of Physical Therapist Assistants nationally work in acute care hospital settings
  • 4. Salary  The median income for a full-time physical therapist assistant working in acute care hospital setting is $49,000 per year.  That income is about in the middle of the other settings that physical therapist assistants can work at.
  • 5. Continuing Education Examples  A Comprehensive Course on Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Practice in the Management of Patients in the Acute Care Setting: A Case-Based Approach using Human Simulation  How to Manage - and Decrease - Inappropriate PT and OT Referrals in Acute Care  Acute Care in Pediatrics
  • 6. Continuing Education Examples  Treatment Strategies in the Acute Care of Stroke Survivors  Pulmonary Rehab in Acute Care Physical Therapy: The Basics  Providing Acute Level Care in all Practice Settings: Management of the Medically Complex Patient
  • 7. Common Diagnosis  The top 3 conditions that will typically be seen in acute care would include:  Joint Replacements  Knee  Hip  Cardiac Disorders  Stroke
  • 8. Stroke Rehabilitation in Acute Care  Begins after patient has been stabilized, which is normally 24 to 48 hours after the stroke  The first couple steps would involve promoting independent movement since a lot of the patients are paralyzed or weakened.  They do either passive range-of-motion or active range-of-motion to help the impaired limbs  They will progress from sitting up and moving between the bed and chair to standing, bearing own weight, and walking
  • 9. Acute Care Section: APTA  The acute section is made up of more than 2000 PT’s, PTA’s, and PT aids.  Their mission is to serve PT’s and PTA’s by promoting and recognizing excellence in acute care. Therefore, it should increase the physical health and functional abilities of patients that have acute care needs.
  • 10. Works Cited  http://medicalimages.allrefer.com/large/partial-knee- replacement-series-5.jpg  www.apta.org  http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/acute+care  http://www.okmedicalboard.org/download/PTApprovedC E.pdf  http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/stroke/poststrokereha b.htm  http://www.acutept.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=2  http://physicaltherapycenter.net/wp- content/uploads/2010/09/apta-logo.jpg