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  • Acute Care Practice Settings
    Kelsy Buttke
  • Introduction
    Physical therapy in this setting is provided to individuals who are admitted to a hospital for short-term patient care.
    Examples: illness, surgery, accident, or recovery from a trauma
    The goal is to discharge the patient as soon as he or she is medically stable and has a safe place to go.
    Only 8.6% of practicing PTAs are in the acute care setting
  • Salary
    The median income is $49,000 per year
  • Types of Patients
    The types of patients can range from infants to the elderly with all types of diagnoses.
    Mean percent of time spent with patients in each age group
    Elderly – 51.8%
    Adults – 38.6%
    Children – 2.2%
    Toddlers – 1.4%
    Infants – 1.9%
  • Diagnoses and Treatments
    Patients who have undergone joint replacement surgery is the most frequently seen patient group. Cardiac disorders and stroke victims are other high frequency patient group.
    Mean percent of patient conditions
    Joint replacement – 13.6%
    Cardiac disorders – 7.7%
    Stroke – 7.4%
    Re-training the patient to walk, assessing the patient for the need for assistive devices such as walkers or crutches, teaching joint protection, addressing balance issues and safety awareness with transfers are a few areas addressed in this setting.
  • Special Skills
    PTAs have the opportunity to become recognized for advanced proficiency though APTA.
    This program is voluntary and PTAs are not required to be recognized in order to work in a specific area.
    There are some areas that would be beneficial to the acute care setting.
    Example: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary, Neuromuscular, Integumentary, Geriatrics, and Musculoskeletal
    Recognition via APTA Acute Care Section awards
    Lecture Award
    Mary Sinnott Award for Clinical Excellence in Acute Care
    James Dunleavy Distinguished Service Award
    Fellowship Award Resource Guides, including Lab Values Interpretation Resources
  • Testimonial
    http://youtu.be/od7GQN64ppw
  • References
    http://www.apta.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Prospective_Students&TEMPLATE=/CM/HTMLDisplay.cfm&ContentID=74690
    http://www.apta.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Workforce_Salaries_and_Stats&Template=/MembersOnly.cfm&NavMenuID=455&ContentID=71470&DirectListComboInd=D
    http://www.apta.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Workforce_Salaries_and_Stats&Template=/MembersOnly.cfm&NavMenuID=455&ContentID=71491&DirectListComboInd=D
    http://www.apta.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Surveys_and_Stats1&Template=/MembersOnly.cfm&ContentID=47284
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=od7GQN64ppw
    http://www.lakesidehospital.com/CustomPage.asp?guidCustomContentID={A248A869-F424-4AB3-A6F6-EA113C127711}#Phys