Documentation Basics: A Guide for the Physical Therapist Assistant / Edition 1

Documentation Basics: A Guide for the Physical Therapist Assistant / Edition 1

by Mia Erikson, Becky McKnight, Rebecca McKnight
     
 

ISBN-10: 1556426739

ISBN-13: 9781556426735

Pub. Date: 02/01/2005

Publisher: SLACK, Incorporated

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 Assistant will teach and explain physical therapy documentation from A to Z.

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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 Assistant will teach and explain physical therapy documentation from A to Z.

Documentation Basics: A Guide for the Physical Therapist Assistant covers 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 the APTA's Guide to PT Practice to 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 requirements

The 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
  • Amputation

Enter the physical therapy profession confidently with Documentation Basics: A Guide for the Physical Therapist Assistant by your side.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556426735
Publisher:
SLACK, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/01/2005
Edition description:
First
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Contents 

Acknowledgments About the Authors Preface

Chapter 1: Physical Therapy and Disablement Chapter 2: Reasons for Documenting Chapter 3: Documentation Formats Chapter 4: The Physical Therapy Process Chapter 5: Documentation Practice Chapter 6: Reimbursement Basics Chapter 7: Legal and Ethical Considerations for Physical Therapy Documentation Chapter 8: SOAP Notes Across the Curriculum Goniometry Strength Assessment Range of Motion Exercises Transfers Tilt Table Wheelchairs Gait Training Wound Care Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease/Vital Signs Traumatic Brain Injury Cerebrovascular Accident Lower Extremity Amputation/Prosthetic Devices Musculoskeletal Trauma Pediatrics/Orthotic Devices

Glossary Appendix A: Abbreviations and Symbols Appendix B: Sample Forms and Templates
Jeff Erickson, MS, PT, ATC, SCS, CSCS

References Index

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