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Health Careers Education
HL00041
Pain Management I
72.00
Students will be instructed in the various theories of pain and providing emotional support for the patient in pain. Other topics include correct positioning and draping patients for pain relief and to protect modesty; effectively administer massage and lymphapress intermittent pressure; relaxation and postural exercises; applying cervical and lumbar traction; superficial heat and cold; paraffin; hydrotherapy; medical asepsis; bandaging and wound dressings. Practical application of these techniques will be practiced in the laboratory
Cindy Schneider
405-743-5105
cschn@okcareertech.org
At the completion of this course, the student willbe able to:

-Explain the rationale and demonstrate competence in positioning and draping to protect modesty, allow access to the body part to be treated and for pain relief.
-Discuss the principles and rationale for superficial heat and cold applications and demonstrate skill in their application in the therapeutic setting.
-Discuss the principles and rationale for hydrotherapy and demonstrate skill in the therapeutic setting.
-Discuss the principles and rationale for massage and demonstrate competence in performance of massage techniques.
-Discuss the principles and rationale for spinal traction and demonstrate skill in its application in the therapeutic setting.
-Discuss the principles and rationale for intermittent compression units and demonstrate skill in their application in the therapeutic setting
-Understand and perform universal isolation procedures used in medical situations.
-Discuss normal skin and its response to injury.
-Understand and perform wound care procedures common to physical therapy

Physical Therapy Assistant - FSBPT

http://www.fsbpt.org/exams/index.asp
Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy Assistant - FSBPT

http://www.fsbpt.org/

Career Cluster Resources for Health Sciences

http://www.careerclusters.org/resources/ClusterDocuments/hsdocuments/HSFinal.pdf
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Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
Health Science Therapeutic Services Physical Therapy Assistant