Acute Care/Hospital
Kyle Dean
Acute Care
• Physical therapy is provided to patients
who are admitted to a hospital for a
short amount of time
• Patients...
PTAs in Work Setting
• Currently 72% of PTAs work in acute care,
hospitals, or privately owned physical therapy
practices
...
Salary Range
• Average salaries in the acute care setting are
$45,190 annually
• $21.73/hr
• The highest paying states are...
Diagnosis
• Patients may be admitted into an acute care
facility for many reasons
• Arthritis
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• F...
Diagnosis cont.
• Back Pain
• Burns
• Developmental Delays
• Dislocations
• Osteoporosis
• Traumatic Brain Injury
• Lymphe...
Treatments
• Commonly treated health conditions in acute
care
• Total joint replacement
• Fractures
• Stroke and spinal co...
Skills, Training and Recognition
• PTAs are required to have at least an
Associates degree
• PTAs must be licensed within ...
Training
• Certification, licensure, and registration
requirements for PTAs vary from state to state
• 45 states require P...
References
• http://www.apta.org/AM/Template.cfm?Secti
on=Prospective_Students&TEMPLATE=/CM/H
TMLDisplay.cfm&ContentID=746...
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Pta acute care

  1. 1. Acute Care/Hospital Kyle Dean
  2. 2. Acute Care • Physical therapy is provided to patients who are admitted to a hospital for a short amount of time • Patients may be admitted for an illness, surgery, accident, or recovery from a trauma • Goals in this setting would be to release a patient as soon as they are medically stable
  3. 3. PTAs in Work Setting • Currently 72% of PTAs work in acute care, hospitals, or privately owned physical therapy practices • Other PTAs may work in home health, schools, or rehabilitation units • 28% of PTAs work part time
  4. 4. Salary Range • Average salaries in the acute care setting are $45,190 annually • $21.73/hr • The highest paying states are California, Nevada, Texas, Florida, and Tennessee
  5. 5. Diagnosis • Patients may be admitted into an acute care facility for many reasons • Arthritis • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome • Fractures • Stroke • Sports Injuries
  6. 6. Diagnosis cont. • Back Pain • Burns • Developmental Delays • Dislocations • Osteoporosis • Traumatic Brain Injury • Lymphedema
  7. 7. Treatments • Commonly treated health conditions in acute care • Total joint replacement • Fractures • Stroke and spinal cord injuries • Cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases • Balance issues • Infection, wound care, burn care
  8. 8. Skills, Training and Recognition • PTAs are required to have at least an Associates degree • PTAs must be licensed within the state they work
  9. 9. Training • Certification, licensure, and registration requirements for PTAs vary from state to state • 45 states require PTAs to obtain one of the three
  10. 10. References • http://www.apta.org/AM/Template.cfm?Secti on=Prospective_Students&TEMPLATE=/CM/H TMLDisplay.cfm&ContentID=74690 • http://www.alliedhealthworld.com/physical- therapy-assistant.html
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