PTA 108 Topics in Geriatric Physical Therapy (1 credits)

This course is an introduction to the physical therapy management of individuals in the geriatric population. The student learns theory related to the special rehabilitation considerations of the older adult patient/client. Assignments are designed to allow students to acquire skills that are necessary in the geriatric clinical setting. Ethical considerations in physical therapy are introduced. Patient monitoring including vital signs, catheters, and lines pertinent to the practice of physical therapy will be learned. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the PTA program or permission of instructor; co-requisites: PTA 101, 102, 102L, and 107, or permission of instructor.