what is direct access?
direct accessibility of pt to anyone seeking those services without the stipulation of a referral from another health care provider
what is informed consent?
info provided to patient/parent/guardian
- 1. lat description of benefits and risks with and without the intervention
- 2. comparison of benefits and risks with and without the intervention
- 3. alternatives to recommened intervention
- 4. opportunity to answer any questions
- 5. patient or guardian must confirm understanding
what is the process of gathering info about the past and current status of patient/client? (includes history, systems review, and test & measures)
what is it called when a pt makes a clinical judgement based on data gathered?
what is a diagnosis?
categorization of the findings from the examination
what is a prognosis?
a prediction of the level of improvement and time necessary to reach that level
what identifies short and long term goals, outcomes, interventions, and discharge criteria?
plan of care (poc)
what is an intervention?
when pt/pta conducts procedures with the patients/clients to achieve desired outcomes (coordination, communication, and documentation)
what is perfomed to determine the effects of the plan of care?
what determines whether future services are needed from a pt or other health care professional?
what is prevention?
services designed to avoid occurrence of pain, discomfort, or limit or reduce those that exist
what is the 1st level of care that is delivered by a member of health care who is responsible for the majority of health needs for the individual?
what is secondary care?
care provided by clinicians on a referral basis
what is tertiary care?
services provided by a specialist who is frequently employed in a facility that focuses on a particular health condition
what are 4 trends/factors that have increased the demand for reimbursement and recognition of pt?
- 1. aging population
- 2. federal legislation entitling children in public schools to health care
- 3. increased interest in physical fitness
- 4. actions taken by insurance companies and the gov't to contain the rising cost of health care
what are 3 factors that help our profession succeed?
- 1. become a quick change artist
- 2. accept ambiguity
- 3. hold ourselves accountable for our individual actions
what is patient-centered consultation?
services provided by the pt in making recommendations concerning the current or proposed poc
what is expert opinion or advice provided by the pt regarding situations that do not directly involve patient care?
what kind of responsibilites include planning, communication, delegating, managing,directing, supervising, budgeting, and evaluating?
what do pt/pta's provide to a variety of audiences?
what is being a healthy skeptic and constantly asking why?