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PTHA-2567-001 Practicum I
Prerequisites: PTHA 1260, PTHA 1301, PTHA 1321, PTHA 1405, PTHA 1413, PTHA 1431, PTHA 2301, PTHA 2409, PTHA 2431, and PTHA 2435. Corequisites: PTHA 2317
Practical general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college and student.
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Notice to Students enrolled in an educational program for preparation of issuance of certain occupational licenses:
Students enrolled in an educational program in preparation for obtaining certain occupational licenses are potentially ineligible for such license if the student has been convicted of an offense. For further information, please contact:
You can also contact the Legal Clinic, or the faculty member in charge of the educational program that you seek to enroll in. The further information you will receive will include notification to you of your right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the licensing authority in order to clarify your particular situation.
(5 sem hrs; 35 clinical)
The student will be required to dress in professional attire as indicated by the assigned clinical facility. The student is also expected to have a student ID from Amarillo College. The student is also responsible for following dress code as indicated in PTA student handbook as well as AC student handbook.
Practicum I (1st Clinical)
1. Demonstrate the ability to consistently perform safe, effective, and competent physical therapy assessment skills and treatment interventions from within the physical therapist’s plan of care for routine patients with minimal supervision and guidance by the physical therapist
2. Demonstrate the ability to provide timely and relevant documentation and communication to the physical therapist regarding all aspects of patient status, patient treatment and patient response to the treatment with occasional guidance from the physical therapist
3. Demonstrate the ability to participate in the teaching of patients, family members/caregivers, other health care providers with occasional guidance from the physical therapist
4. Demonstrate the ability to perform appropriate patient communication in a culturally competent manner, with minimal guidance from the physical therapist
5. Demonstrate critical thinking in the implementation of the plan of care through regular and relevant communication with the supervising therapist.
6. Demonstrate the ability to participate in routine administrative procedures of the clinic, including billing and performance improvement activities, with occasional guidance
7. Recognize administrative roles and duties through attendance at departmental meetings, committee meetings, and case conferences with other healthcare providers as appropriate
8. Consistently demonstrate appropriate legal and ethical behavior during skill performance and interactions with patients, family members, and other healthcare providers with occasional guidance from the supervising physical therapist for new or unusual situations
Practicum I (2nd Clinical)
1. Demonstrate the ability to independently apply all PTA learned skills and knowledge by consistently and safely performing effective and competent physical therapy assessment skills and treatment interventions from the physical therapist’s plan of care for routine and complex patients with minimal supervision by the physical therapist
2. Demonstrate the ability to independently provide timely and relevant documentation and communication to the physical therapist regarding all aspects of patient status, patient treatment and patient response to treatment
3. Demonstrate the ability to independently provide effective education to patients, family members/caregivers, and other health care providers
4. Demonstrate the ability to independently perform appropriate patient communication in a culturally competent manner
5. Demonstrate critical thinking in the implementation of the plan of care through regular and relevant communication with the supervising therapist.
6. Demonstrate the ability to perform administrative procedures of the clinic, including billing, insurance requirements and performance improvement activities, with guidance for new or unusual situations.
7. Recognize administrative roles and duties through attendance at departmental meetings, committee meetings, and case conferences with other healthcare providers as appropriate.
8. Consistently and independently demonstrate appropriate legal and ethical behavior during skill performance and interactions with patients, family members, and other healthcare providers
9. Consistently demonstrate entry level Professional Behaviors in all interactions with patients, family members/caregivers, physical therapy personnel, and other health care providers by displaying all Professional Behaviors at entry level
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ACADEMIC DISHONESTY: Students demonstrating academic dishonesty as defined in the “Students Right and Responsibilities” handout will receive a grade of “F” in the course and will be subject to all PTA program policies regarding course failure.
STUDENT GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE
A student who has a problem with the course or the course instructor should make every attempt to resolve the problem with the course instructor. If that is not successful, the student may appeal the decision of the instructor to the program director, chairman of allied health division, the dean of instruction, and the president - IN THAT ORDER.
INSTRUCTIONAL METHOD: Observation, demonstration, return demonstration, supervised provision of care to patient within a clinical setting.
First Tier for Passing Grade:
Any additional skill that is unique to the facility needs to be at least a 3 out of 4.
Student is required to be at entry level at the completion of the second 7 week clinical rotation. If the student is not at entry level the student will receive a failing grade. This grade will be formulated on the basis of the student’s performance as well as the interview with the CI. If the student is deemed to be below entry level upon completion of the second 7 week clinical rotation, the student will be required to complete a 3rd full time practicum rotation. If unsuccessful at the end of the third full time practicum rotation the student will be dismissed from the PTA Program and will be unable to sit for the licensure exam.
1Skill Acquisition: Two scores will be averaged for the SKILL ACQUISITION on the skills available at the facility.
2 Attendance: The student will obtain an attendance as outlined below. The student shall clock in and out each day on Trajecsys and document any absence or tardy. Absences and tardies will result in penalties, unless excused by the CI and the ACCE. While some incidental errors in recording time. A penalty of 10 points to the Attendance grade will be given if clock error rate exceeds 10%. The student is not responsible for internet disruptions.
3ACCE: This a calculated grade based on the following criteria:
Inservice grades (1 for each clinical) 10% of ACCE grade
Possible Factors Resulting in an Automatic Failure
ALL FINAL GRADES ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE ACCE/PROGRAM DIRECTOR FROM AMARILLO COLLEGE AND CAN BE MODIFIED AS NEEDED TO REFLECT THE STUDENT’S OVERALL PERFORMANCE ON THIS CLINICAL.
Completion of all required evaluations on Trajecsys.
The PTA should maintain a packet of the following documents/items in front pocket: copy of all updated immunizations, flu vaccine, CPR card, copy of liability insurance, as well as clinic ID badge.
Each student will submit 1 documentation example for Week 6. These are in addition to the notes that are required by your CI during your rotation. The note is to be uploaded to Blackboard by midnight on Friday of the Week 6. The notes are to be written on your actual patients with all personal identifying information removed (name, address, birth date, medical record number, etc.) YOUR CI MUST APPROVE THE NOTES BEFORE YOU SUBMIT TO VERIFY CORRECT THE REMOVAL OF PHI. These notes will be used to grade documentation skills. Areas such as organization of the information, formatting of the information, use of appropriate language, placement of information in appropriate sections, and overall documentation skills will be evaluated.
The student must provide an inservice to the site employees. The student must submit a copy of the handout for the presentation by the end of the clinical.
***The clinical instructor maintains the right to terminate the clinical. Based on the circumstances and justifications of the termination, the student may or may not be offered another site to complete that clinical cycle, offered a chance to repeat the clinical at that site or another site, or may be dismissed from the program. This decision would be reviewed on a case-by-case basis through a faculty ad-hoc review process if the student completes and submits a formal request.
Attendance: "Regular attendance is necessary for satisfactory achievement. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the student to attend classes and clinical assignments as scheduled." All absences must be reported to the CI in a method acceptable to the CI and to Nancy Lewis PT,ScD, OCS, COMT or Sue Grady PT , DPT, Program Director, by telephone, text, or email, prior to the start of the scheduled workday.
During the first 2 weeks, the ACCE, Nancy Lewis PT, ScD, OCS, COMT, will contact the CI to answer any questions and to schedule an end of rotation video call. A mid-term video call will not be made by the ACCE, unless indicated by the clinical instructor or student.
At any time, the clinical instructor or student has a question the ACCE can be contacted through e-mail; email@example.com; or office phone (806) 354-6092 or cell phone (806)-341-8530.
This clinical is coordinated by the ACCE of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: The course is designed to provide an opportunity for the students to provide supervised physical therapy treatment as it is being applied in the clinical area. As the student masters PT competencies in the laboratory setting, they can assist the Physical Therapist in administering therapy in a clinical environment.This course will also reinforce the documentation skills learned in Basic Pt. Care Skills by requiring notes on patients seen in the clinical environment.
Successful completion of the following courses:
BIOL 2401 and 2402, PTHA 1301, PTHA 1405, PTHA 1413, PTHA 2301, PTHA 2409.
Safety Procedures: In case of an emergency the student needs to call the Safety and security department at 9-371-5163 at the Amarillo and ask for security after receiving emergency care at the clinical site or emergency facility.
Student Injury Website: www.actx.edu/allied_health/index. If an injury occurs the student needs to follow steps on this website as well as notify the ACCE.
CLINIC DRESS CODE:
The student is to follow the dress code of the specific clinic he/she is attending while adhering to AC/PTA program student handbook policies. General rules consistent with the handbook are below:
Practicum I is coordinated by Nancy Lewis PT, ScD, OCS, COMT, the ACCE of the Physical Therapist Assistant program.
Instruction methods: Clinical experience
Each student is expected to frequently check for announcements/e-mails through Blackboard for updated information. This will also be the primary form of communication for the student to contact me if there are any questions or concerns while they are on the rotation. I may also be contacted by cell phone: (806)-341-8530. Please share this phone number with CCCE as well as CI.
Last day to Drop/Withdraw: April 18, 2022. Any student not withdrawn by April 18, 2022 will receive the grade earned.
IN CASE OF INJURY SUSTAINED ON CLINICAL:
This website is to be used for student injuries while on clinical rotation.
Amarillo College Resources link: https://www.actx.edu/resources
The ACCE reserves the right to modify this syllabus if necessary to meet changes in circumstances.
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