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Acute care!!!

  1. 1. ACUTE CARE By: Allyson Coury
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION A study taken in 1998 involving patients of both genders from Acute care settings showed that patients with orthopedic conditions who received Physical Therapy were directly related to the improvement in functions on their release date. On average only 60% of Acute Care patients will be discharged to go home.
  3. 3. OBJECTIVES  Define acute care.  Discuss the national percentage of PTA’s in acute care and their average salary.  List possible diagnosis of patients in this setting.  Advanced skills for PTA’s in acute care settings.
  4. 4. DEFINE Acute care: Providing short-term medical care especially for serious acute diseases or trauma
  5. 5. PTA’S IN ACUTE CARE  As of October 27, 2010 there were 144 PTA’s with a membership to APTA were working in acute care settings across the country.  On average there are a larger percentage of females in these settings then males.
  6. 6. SALARY  A full time PTA on average makes about $49,000 dollars a year working in an acute care facility.
  7. 7. TREATMENTS A study taken on October 24, 2008 of three large academic medical centers in the Northeastern part of the US showed that:  Most patients in the facilities were over the age of 60 years old  Over 60% of patients were diagnosed with either orthopedic or medical/surgical  More then 80% of patients had a goal of functional ability in their treatment plans  70% of PTs/PTAs communicated with other health care team members for a patient on each visit  Patients who had an intervention during the course of their care plan had an increased potential of being released early
  8. 8. WHAT INTERVENTIONS?  Electrotherapy: therapy using electric currents (ultrasound)  Hydrotherapy: the therapeutic use of water (as in a whirlpool bath)  Wound care: cleaning, wrapping, and protecting a wound from the environment.
  9. 9. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR PTA’S? Having increased knowledge in interventional therapies and training in talking to other members of a health care team will benefit their patients!
  10. 10. THINGS TO PONDER… Now that you know more about the Acute Care setting is it for you?
  11. 11. References  out/acute.html  ices/Acute-Care-and-Rehabilitation- Services  home.asp?OrgCode=1553&header =product  acute.shtml  2098  il.html  about.htm  http://primumn0nn0cere.wordpress. com/2010/03/26/wound-care/  http://canadajobhirings.blogspot .com/  ection=PTA_Resources1&CONTENTID =46042&TEMPLATE=/CM/ContentDispl ay.cfm  cute+care  ection=Chapters&template=/aptaapps/c omponentsonline/componentsonline.cfm &processForm=1&componentType=Sect ions&specChoice=I&convertList2Form=y es  ection=Workforce_Salaries_and_Stats& Template=/MembersOnly.cfm&NavMenu ID=455&ContentID=71470&DirectListCo mboInd=D document name: American Physical Therapy Association: 2009 Median Income of Physical Therapist Assistants Summary Report  herapists%27+management+of+patients +in+the+acute+care+...-a0212035722  ectrotherapy  ydrotherapy