2021-2022 Catalog 
    
    Sep 23, 2021  
2021-2022 Catalog

PTA 130 - Cardiopulmonary and Integumentary Issues (3 Credits)


The purpose of this course is to review the anatomy and function of the cardiopulmonary and integumentary systems and to apply that information to clinical care in physical therapy. Students examine pathologies commonly encountered as PTAs, their impact on function, and identify and incorporate treatment techniques that assist with the healing and/or function of the cardiopulmonary and integumentary systems. Topics include the impact of cardiovascular and pulmonary disease in society and the role of the PTA in education and intervention strategies in the community. In addition, students are educated on equipment and important factors when working with patients in a hospital setting. Students who complete this course can demonstrate safety and competency in wound care, sterile and isolation techniques, standard precautions, the use of topical agents for skin protection and repair, patient positioning, techniques to improve ventilation and drainage, and exercise and relaxation principles to improve cardiopulmonary function. Lecture Hours: 26. Laboratory Hours: 26. Prerequisite(s): PTA 110 , BIO 203  and permission of the department head. Course Fee: $60. Laboratory Fee: $35. Usually offered in the spring.