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Documentation Basics : A Guide for the Physical Therapist Assistant


Documentation Basics : A Guide for the Physical Therapist Assistant

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 02/24/2005
  • Publisher: Slack Incorporated
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Complete and accurate documentation is one of the most important skills for a physical therapist assistant to develop and use effectively. Necessary for both students and clinicians,Documentation Basics: A Guide for the Physical Therapist Assistantwill teach and explain physical therapy documentation from A to Z.Documentation Basics: A Guide for the Physical Therapist Assistantcovers all of the fundamentals for prospective physical therapist assistants preparing to work in the clinic or clinicians looking to refine and update their skills. Mia Erickson and Becky McKnight have also integrated throughout the text theAPTA's Guide to PT Practiceto provide up-to-date information on the topics integral for proper documentation. What's Inside: Overview of documentation Types of documentation Guidelines for documenting Overview of the PTA's role in patient/client management, from the patient's point of entry to discharge How to write progress notes How to use the PT's initial examinations, evaluations, and plan of care when writing progress notes Legal matters related to documentation Reimbursement basics and documentation requirementsThe text also contains a section titled "SOAP Notes Across the Curriculum," or SNAC. This section provides sample scenarios and practice opportunities for PTA students that can be used in a variety of courses throughout a PTA program. These include: Goniometry Range of motion exercises Wound care Stroke Spinal cord injury AmputationEnter the physical therapy profession confidently withDocumentation Basics: A Guide for the Physical Therapist Assistantby your side.

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