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Acute Care

  1. 1. Acute Care Laycee Christensen PTA 100 1
  2. 2. Objectives • What is Acute care? • Type of Patients • Long Term Acute Care • Percentage of PTAs work in Acute Care • Salary • Skills 2
  3. 3. What is an Acute Care Hospital? • Patients who are in short-term care who have acute illness, injury or recovering from surgery. • In patients and out patients • Intensive or Emergency care • Specializes on smaller variety of illnesses 3
  4. 4. Acute Care cont. • Also known as a emergency room • Goal of Acute care – Stabilize the patient so can be discharged – Or stabilize to be sent to another facility • Length of Stay- 10 days 4
  5. 5. History/Facts • Pennsylvania hospital 1751 • Paris, France 1607 • London 1123 Pennsylvania Hospital St. Barthomew’s Hospital in London First Hospital in France 5
  6. 6. Types of Patients • Traumas and injuries • Illness • Surgery • Wound Care • Stroke • Fractures 6
  7. 7. Treatments • Theraputic Exercise • Functional Training • Gait Training • Assistive Device • Breathing Exercises • Wound Management • Aquatic Therapy • Specialized Devices 7
  8. 8. Long Term Acute Care • Specializes on patients with serious medical conditions • Usually stay longer than 20 days • Types patients seen -Cardiovascular Disease -Congestive heart failure -Kidney Failure -Wound Care 8
  9. 9. Percentage of PTAs that work in Acute Care 12.1% of PTAs work in Acute Care http://www.apta.org/AM/Template.cfm?Sec tion=Demographics&CONTENTID=41556&TE MPLATE=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm 9
  10. 10. Salary • Average salary $30,000-35,000 www.apta.org 10
  11. 11. Skills • Associate Degree • Training varies by state • May take additional classes 11
  12. 12. Scenerio • Jill broke her ankle in gymnastics. She may need acute care physical therapy before she can be discharged from the hospital. In therapy, Jill will learn how to use crutches, protect the ankle, and prevent the ankle from swelling, pain, and weakness. 12
  13. 13. Scenario #2 • George was diagnosed with pneumonia and will need acute care physical therapy. Therapy will help him to live at home and move through out the home safely. He also may need to use a cane or home oxygen. George can continue to have physical therapy at home. 13
  14. 14. Questions? 14
  15. 15. References • Ehow http://www.ehow.com/about_5195079_definition-hospital-acute- care.html http://www.dibbern.com/long-term-care/long-term-care-assistance- hospital-01.htm • Long Term Acute Care http://www.phillyrehab.com/longterm/ltac.html#3 • APTA http://www.apta.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Demographics&TEMPL ATE=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&CONTENTID=26273 http://www.apta.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Demographics&TEMPL ATE=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&CONTENTID=41556 15

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