Jan 28, 2022  
Graduate Catalog 2019-2020 
    
Graduate Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PT 694 Medical Fundamentals

This course is designed to facilitate the student’s understanding of the medical management following surgical procedures and the physical therapists’ responsibilities following surgical procedures to include: recognition and interpretation of abnormal lab values, medical emergencies, contraindications to activity, recognition of complications following surgical procedures and physical therapy interventions, including therapeutic exercise, to prevent complications following surgery. This course will provide an overview of those surgeries that most frequently require pre- and post-operative surgical care. Emphasis is placed on classic surgical approaches and commonly used modifications and the implications for physical therapy care. This course includes lecture and laboratory time in order to facilitate didactic and psychomotor learning that are essential to the development of sound clinical decision making skills. Credit(s): 1



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