Procedures and patient care will be one of the first courses a physical therapist assistant (PTA) student will encounter as they begin their educational career. The foundational material covered in Procedures and Patient Care for the Physical Therapist Assistant (PDF) – Core Texts for Pta Education – includes information about transfers, positioning, vital sign measurement, wheelchair fit and management, assistive devices, and gait. These skills are vital to know as a PTA, regardless of specialization or location of employment.
Inside Procedures and Patient Care for the Physical Therapist Assistant (PDF), Jennifer Memolo includes objectives, common abbreviations, key terms, and review questions. Also, in each chapter is information adhering to the current best practice and an understanding of red flags a PTA should know and report to supervising physical therapists or other health care providers.
This textbook stands out from others because it is catered specifically to PTA students rather than the generalized health care practitioner. It can be used throughout the student’s education as a reference since all other courses build upon and cycle back to this core information. It can also be utilized even after graduation as preparatory material for the board examination or as a refresher for the practicing clinician.
Procedures and Patient Care for the Physical Therapist Assistant provides core information that the PTA will use and build upon throughout their entire career which is what makes it a suitable textbook for faculty, students, and clinicians.
“This ebook is a great reference for specific patient care considerations, written by a PTA for PTAs. It is well organized and presents concepts with practical examples and scenarios. The topics are covered in detail with plenty of easy-to-read bullet-point boxes and charts. The attention to patient safety and promotion of the PT/PTA team is prominent throughout. This ebook is a blend of adequately referenced best practices and anecdotal experiences, which is valuable to students as a base knowledge reference.” – Jason R. Oliver, PTA, Doody’s Book Review Services