Physical Therapist Assistant Outcomes

Physical Therapy Assistant Program Goals

 

 

Program Name:  Physical Therapist Assistant Program

Contact Person: Beverly Born bborn@fairmontstate.edu

Date: December 3, 2007

 

Program Outcome

Direct assessment measure  (due Dec. 3)

Satisfactory performance standard

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to

Student performance with respect to this outcome will be measured by

Satisfactory student performance on the direct assessment measure will consist of

 

1. Exhibit conduct that reflects practice standards that are legal, ethical and safe.

 

grading rubric

 

a score of at least 2-Fair in Safety on the final grading rubric for PHTA 2207 Clinical Education V.

 

2. Implement a plan of care established by the physical therapist.

 

 

grading rubric

 

a score of at least 2-Fair in Following the Plan of Care on the final grading rubric for PHTA 2207 Clinical Education V.

 

3. Use verbal, non-verbal, and written communication in an effective, appropriate and capable manner.

 

 

grading rubrics

 

a score of at least 2-Fair on the grading rubrics for the communication projects in the capstone course.

a score of at least 2-Fair in Communication on the final grading rubric for PHTA 2207 Clinical Education V.

 

4. Demonstrate professional behavior through attendance, promptness, and the ability to assume appropriate responsibility.

 

 

grading rubric

 

 

a score of at least 2-Fair in Professional Behavior on the final grading rubric for PHTA 2207 Clinical Education V.

 

5. Demonstrate the cognitive knowledge basic to physical therapy intervention.

 

 

grading rubric

 

licensing examination

 

a score of at least 2-Fair in Knowledge on the final grading rubric for PHTA 2207 Clinical Education V.

 

passing the national licensing examination.

 

PTA Program Goal 1: The student will exhibit conduct that reflects practice standards that are legal, ethical, and safe.

 

 

Course

Course Goal

Assessment

PHTA 1100

1.       apply the West Virginia physical therapy practice act to scenarios that describe the provision of physical therapy services to determine whether the PTA is acting legally.

 

 

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 75% on a written exam.

 

 

2.       apply the Standards of Ethical Conduct to scenarios that describe the actions of a PTA and determine whether the PTA is acting ethically.

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 75% on a written exam.

 

 

PHTA 1102

3.       demonstrate mastery of Standard (Universal) Precautions.

Performance will be satisfactory if student scores 75% or better on a post-training quiz.

4.       apply body mechanics principles to bed mobility, transfers, and gait training to determine the safest technique.

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 75% on a written exam.

PHTA 1103

5.       apply body mechanics principles to thermal agent, compression, ultrasound, and goniometry application to determine the safest technique.

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 75% on a written exam.

PHTA 1104

6.       apply body mechanics principles to electrical stimulation, traction, and manual muscle testing to determine the safest technique.

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 75% on a written exam.

PHTA 1106

7.       demonstrate an understanding of clinical safety by observing and reflecting on clinical practices. 

Performance will be satisfactory if the student addresses all of the points on a check-list.

PHTA 1108

8.       demonstrate clinical safety by using good body mechanics and following safety requirements for modality application.

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 2 – Fair in Safety on the grading rubric.

PHTA 2200

9.       apply body mechanics principles to therapeutic exercise and pulmonary intervention to determine the safest technique.

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 75% on a written exam.

PHTA 2204

10.   demonstrate clinical safety by using good body mechanics and following safety requirements for patient handling and therapeutic exercise techniques. 

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 2 – Fair in Safety on the grading rubric.

PHTA 2205

11.   determine whether the PTA’s actions in clinical scenarios are legal, ethical, and safe according to the WV Physical Therapy Practice Act and Standards of Ethical Conduct. 

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 75% on a written exam.

PHTA 2206

12.   demonstrate clinical safety by following safety requirements for interventions and observing the legal requirements for student physical therapist assistant assignments. 

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 2 – Fair in Safety on the grading rubric.

PHTA 2207

13.   demonstrate clinical safety by following safety requirements for interventions, adhering to risk management procedures, and observing the legal requirements for student physical therapist assistant assignments. 

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 2 – Fair in Safety on the grading rubric.


PTA Program Goal 2: The student will implement a plan of care established by the physical therapist.

 

 

Course

Course Goal

Assessment

PHTA 1102

1.       measure vital signs.

 

 

Performance will be satisfactory if the measurements obtained are consistent with the pulse and blood pressure simulator.

2.       perform wheelchair fit assessment, transfer, bed mobility, and positioning.

 

 

Performance will be satisfactory if the student performs the requested procedures according to a checklist. The student must score at least 75% on each item of the checklist, at least 75% overall, and with all critical points scored "yes."

3.       perform ambulation aid fitting, gait training, draping, and passive range of motion.

Performance will be satisfactory if the student performs the requested procedures according to a checklist. The student must score at least 75% on each item of the checklist, at least 75% overall, and with all critical points scored "yes."

PHTA 1103

4.       perform therapeutic massage.

 

 

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 75% on a checklist with critical points scored "yes."

5.       perform superficial heat modalities: hot packs, paraffin, whirlpool, and fluidotherapy.

 

 

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 75% on a checklist with critical points scored "yes."

6.       perform superficial cold modalities: cold pack, ice massage, and contrast bath.

 

 

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 75% on a checklist with all critical points scored "yes."

7.       perform mechanical compression.

 

 

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 75% on a checklist with all critical points scored "yes."

8.       perform therapeutic ultrasound.

 

 

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 75% on a checklist with all critical points scored "yes."

9.       measure joint ROM.

 

 

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 75% on a checklist with all critical points scored "yes."

10.   carry out the physical agent, ultrasound, and goniometer measurement requested in a patient care plan. 

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 75% on each item of a checklist, at least 75% overall, with all critical points scored "yes.”

PHTA 1104

11.   select the electrical stimulation parameters requested in a care plan, set up and adjust the machine to achieve the desired response, and document the procedure.  

 

 

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 75% on a checklist with all critical points scored "yes."

12.   select the patient position and traction parameters requested in a care plan, set up and adjust the machine to achieve the desired response, and document the procedure.  

 

 

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 75% on a checklist with all critical points scored "yes."

13.   perform manual muscle tests to assigned joint motions.

 

 

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 75% on a checklist with all critical points scored "yes."

14.   carry out the physical agent, electrical stimulation, gait training, goniometry, and manual muscle testing interventions requested in a patient care plan. 

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 75% on each item of a checklist, at least 75% overall, with all critical points scored "yes.”

PHTA 1108

15.   carry out the delegated modality, manual muscle testing, and goniometric interventions of the care plan under the close supervision of the clinical instructor.

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 2 – Fair in Following the Plan of Care on the grading rubric.

PHTA 2200

16.   perform  assigned strengthening exercises. 

 

 

Performance will be satisfactory if the student uses the correct technique with appropriate resistance and repetitions.

17.   perform assigned range of motion exercises. 

Performance will be satisfactory if the student uses the correct technique with appropriate relation to end-feel.

PHTA 2201

18.   develop action plans to carry out the requested interventions for patients with burn, wound, amputation, and orthopedic impairments.

 

 

Performance will be satisfactory if the student selects only procedures that are requested in the care plan and are appropriate to the patient's present level of function and the PTA role.  The interventions must target the goals and precautions and contraindications must be observed.

19.   carry out the interventions requested in a patient care plan. 

Performance will be satisfactory if the student implements the requested procedures according to the checklist provided during laboratory.  The student must score 75% on each item of the check-list, 75% overall, and with no critical points scored "No" to pass.

PHTA 2202

20.   develop action plans to carry out the requested interventions for patients with neurologic impairments.

 

 

Performance will be satisfactory if the student selects only procedures that are requested in the care plan and are appropriate to the patient's present level of function and the PTA role.  The interventions must target the goals and precautions and contraindications must be observed.

21.   carry out the interventions requested in a patient care plan. 

Performance will be satisfactory if the student implements the requested procedures according to the checklist provided during laboratory.  The student must score 75% on each item of the check-list, 75% overall, and with no critical points scored "No" to pass.

PHTA 2204

22.   carry out the delegated therapeutic exercises, gait training, and transfer portions of the care plan under the close supervision of the clinical instructor.

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 2 – Fair in Following the Plan of Care on the grading rubric.

PHTA 2206

23.   carry out selected interventions for the delegated patient load and communicate the results.

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 2 – Fair in Following the Plan of Care on the grading rubric.

PHTA 2207

24.   carry out selected interventions for the delegated patient load, progress the interventions based on patient response and communicate the results.

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 2 – Fair in Following the Plan of Care on the grading rubric.

 

 

 

 

PTA Program Goal 3: The student will use verbal, non-verbal, and written communication in an effective, appropriate, and capable manner.

 

 

 

 

Course

Course Goal

Assessment

PHTA 1100

1.       search for and read an article in a physical therapy or related journal that raises an ethical question and write a report.

Performance will be satisfactory if the student addresses all of the points on a check-list.

PHTA 1101

2.       apply verbal, nonverbal, and listening techniques to patient care scenarios and construct responses so that the interactions are respectful and effective.

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 75% on a written exam.

3.       analyze the conflicts described in patient care scenarios and apply verbal, nonverbal, and listening techniques to achieve a resolution.

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 75% on a written exam.

4.       write progress notes to document transfer training, gait training, physical agent application, and goniometry.

Performance will be satisfactory if the form and content are consistent with a check-list.

PHTA 1102

5.       search for and read two articles in a physical therapy or related journal that provide information about HIV/AIDS and write a report.

Performance will be satisfactory if the student addresses all of the points on a check-list.

PHTA 1104

6.       write progress notes to document electrical stimulation, traction, and manual muscle testing.

Performance will be satisfactory if the form and content are consistent with a check-list.

PHTA 1108

7.       communicate the results of the treatment sessions verbally and in writing to the supervising therapist. 

 

 

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 2 – Fair in Communication on the grading rubric.

8.       communicate effectively with the patient to give and receive information about treatment programs, home programs, and the patient’s response to treatment. 

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 2 – Fair in Communication on the grading rubric.

PHTA 2202

9.       demonstrate the ability to research a neurological pathology, its etiology, signs, symptoms, and resulting impairments by developing an annotated bibliography.

Performance will be satisfactory if the student addresses all of the points on a check-list.

PHTA 2204

10.   communicate the results of the treatment sessions verbally and in writing to the supervising therapist. 

 

 

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 2 – Fair in Communication on the grading rubric.

11.   communicate effectively with the patient to give and receive information about treatment programs, home programs, and the patient’s response to treatment. 

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 2 – Fair in Communication on the grading rubric.

PHTA 2205

12.   write an evidence based research paper using the annotated bibliography and outline developed in PHTA 2202.   

 

 

Performance will be satisfactory if the paper meets the criteria set forth in the pre-assigned grading rubric.

 

 

13.   prepare and deliver an educational presentation to peers using appropriate education theory and technology.

Performance will be satisfactory if it meets the criteria set forth in the pre-assigned grading rubric.

14.   develop a patient education video using appropriate education theory and technology. 

Performance will be satisfactory if it meets the criteria set forth in the pre-assigned grading rubric.

PHTA 2206

15.   communicate the results of the treatment sessions verbally and in writing to the supervising therapist. 

 

 

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 2 – Fair in Communication on the grading rubric.

16.   communicate effectively with the patient to give and receive information about treatment programs, home programs, and the patient’s response to treatment. 

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 2 – Fair in Communication on the grading rubric.

PHTA 2207

17.   communicate the results of the treatment sessions verbally and in writing to the supervising therapist. 

 

 

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 2 – Fair in Communication on the grading rubric.

18.   communicate effectively with the patient to give and receive information about treatment programs, home programs, and the patients response to treatment. 

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 2 – Fair in Communication on the grading rubric.

 

 

 

 

PTA Program Goal 4: The student will demonstrate professional behavior through attendance, promptness, and the ability to assume appropriate responsibility.

 

 

Course

Course Goal

Assessment

PHTA 1101

1.       analyze the professional relationships described in patient care scenarios to determine whether the professional and patient roles are appropriate and the interactions promote respect and effective patient treatment.

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 75% on a written exam.

2.       apply verbal, nonverbal, and listening techniques to patient care scenarios and construct responses so that the interactions are respectful and effective.

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 75% on a written exam.

 

 

3.       develop a service attitude by visiting a nursing home, participating in an activity, and writing a report.

Performance will be satisfactory if the student addresses all of the points on a check-list.

PHTA 1102

4.       demonstrate professional responsibility.

Performance will be satisfactory if the student attends class, is punctual, turns in assignments on time, and treats other people in a respectful manner.

PHTA 1103

5.       demonstrate professional responsibility.

Performance will be satisfactory if the student attends class, is punctual, turns in assignments on time, and treats other people in a respectful manner.

PHTA 1104

6.       demonstrate professional responsibility.

Performance will be satisfactory if the student attends class, is punctual, turns in assignments on time, and treats other people in a respectful manner.

PHTA 1105

7.       demonstrate professional responsibility.

Performance will be satisfactory if the student attends class, is punctual, turns in assignments on time, and treats other people in a respectful manner.

PHTA 1106

8.       demonstrate professional responsibility by being punctual, properly attired, dependable and respectful, with knowledge of when to ask for assistance. 

Performance will be satisfactory if the student receives no more than one “no” from any clinical instructor.

PHTA 1108

9.       demonstrate professional behavior by being punctual, properly attired, dependable and respectful, with knowledge of when to ask for assistance. 

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 2 – Fair in Professional Behavior on the grading rubric.

PHTA 2200

10.   demonstrate professional responsibility.

Performance will be satisfactory if the student attends class, is punctual, turns in assignments on time, and treats other people in a respectful manner.

PHTA 2201

11.   demonstrate professional responsibility.

Performance will be satisfactory if the student attends class, is punctual, and turns in assignments on time.

PHTA 2202

12.   demonstrate professional responsibility.

Performance will be satisfactory if the student attends class, is punctual, turns in assignments on time, and treats other people in a respectful manner.

PHTA 2204

13.   demonstrate professional behavior by being punctual, properly attired, dependable and respectful, with knowledge of when to ask for assistance. 

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 2 – Fair in Professional Behavior on the grading rubric.

PHTA 2205

14.   identify personal cognitive, psychomotor, and affective development needs by reviewing a didactic exam, practical exam, and reflective essay, and developing a plan of study.

Performance will be satisfactory if it meets the criteria set forth in the pre-assigned grading rubric.

PHTA 2206

15.   demonstrate professional behavior by being punctual, properly attired, dependable and respectful, with knowledge of when to ask for assistance. 

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 2 – Fair in Professional Behavior on the grading rubric.

PHTA 2207

16.   demonstrate professional behavior by being punctual, properly attired, dependable and respectful, with knowledge of when to ask for assistance. 

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 2 – Fair in Professional Behavior on the grading rubric.

 

 

 

 

PTA Program Goal 5: The student will demonstrate the cognitive knowledge basic to physical therapy intervention.

 

 

Course

Course Goal

Assessment

PHTA 1100

1.       survey a public building for architectural barriers and write a report of the findings.

Performance will be satisfactory if the student addresses all of the points on a check-list.

PHTA 1102

2.       demonstrate an understanding of the indications, contraindications, and precautions for wheelchair fit, transfers, bed mobility, positioning, and gait training.

 

 

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 75% on a written exam.

3.       relate transfers, bed mobility, and gait training to impairments.

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 75% on a written exam.

PHTA 1103

4.       relate tissue injury response to indications, contraindications, and precautions for physical agents.

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 75% on a written exam.

 

 

5.       demonstrate an understanding of the indications, contraindications, and precautions for massage, thermal agents, compression, ultrasound, and goniometry

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 75% on a written exam.

PHTA 1104

6.       demonstrate an understanding of the indications, contraindications, and precautions for electrical stimulation, traction, and manual muscle testing.

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 75% on a written exam.

PHTA 1105

7.       relate biomechanical and body mechanics principles to written scenarios. 

 

 

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 75% on a written exam.

8.       identify anatomical landmarks by viewing anatomical models or reading verbal descriptions.

 

 

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 75% on a written exam.

9.       categorize agonist, antagonist, stabilizer, and neutralizer muscles of a given joint motion.

 

 

·    Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 75% on a written exam.

10.   describe an afferent and efferent neurological transmission. 

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 75% on a written exam.

11.   name the joint motions performed by the instructor.

 

 

Performance will be satisfactory if 10 out of 10 motions are named correctly 3 times in a row.

12.   name the concentric, eccentric, and isometric muscle contractions performed by the instructor.

 

 

Performance will be satisfactory if 10 out of 10 motions are named correctly 3 times in a row.

13.   analyze human motion and name the joint motion, agonist, antagonist, stabilizer, neutralizer, and muscle contraction.

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 75% on a written exam.

PHTA 1106

14.   demonstrate knowledge of physical therapy theory by asking appropriate questions and consulting resources. 

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 2 – Fair in Knowledge on the grading rubric.

PHTA 1108

15.   demonstrate knowledge of physical therapy theory by asking appropriate questions and consulting resources. 

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 2 – Fair in Knowledge on the grading rubric.

PHTA 2200

16.   view a photograph, describe the posture of the model, and recognize deviations from normal. 

Performance will be satisfactory if the description is consistent with the textbook.

17.   relate muscle function to normal gait and recognize the deviations described in a patient scenario. 

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 75% on a written exam.

18.   modify the intervention program in a patient scenario to accommodate the impairments associated with aerobic capacity.

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 75% on a written exam.

19.   develop a plan of action to carry out the requested interventions in a pulmonary care plan. 

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 75% on a written exam.

20.   demonstrate an understanding of therapeutic exercise indications, contraindications, and precautions.

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 75% on a written exam.

PHTA 2201

21.   demonstrate an understanding of wound care intervention including indications, contraindication, and precautions.

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 75% on a written exam.

22.   demonstrate an understanding of burn rehabilitation, including indications, contraindications, and precautions.

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 75% on a written exam.

23.   demonstrate an understanding of peripheral vascular disease, including signs, symptoms, and interventions.

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 75% on a written exam.

24.   demonstrate an understanding of amputation rehabilitation, including indications, contraindications, and precautions.

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 75% on a written exam.

25.   demonstrate an understanding of orthopedic intervention, including physical agents, therapeutic exercise, and assistive devices.

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 75% on a written exam.

PHTA 2202

26.   identify, locate, and relate the function of the parts of the nervous system using models, illustrations, and written descriptions

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 75% on a written exam.

 

 

27.   demonstrate an understanding of motor control and the development of the nervous system in its correlation of sensory input with motor response.

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 75% on a written exam.

 

 

28.   explain the pathologies that damage the nervous system by describing the signs and symptoms of each pathology and its resulting impairment. 

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 75% on a written exam.

PHTA 2204

29.   demonstrate knowledge of physical therapy theory by asking appropriate questions and consulting resources. 

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 2 – Fair in Knowledge on the grading rubric.

PHTA 2205

30.   demonstrate an understanding of business management principles as they relate to physical therapy services.

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 75% on a written exam.

PHTA 2206

31.   demonstrate knowledge of physical therapy theory by asking appropriate questions, consulting resources and identifying clinical problems. 

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 2 – Fair in Knowledge on the grading rubric.

PHTA 2207

32.   demonstrate knowledge of physical therapy theory by asking appropriate questions, consulting resources and solving clinical problems. 

Performance will be satisfactory if the student scores at least 2 – Fair in Knowledge on the grading rubric.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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