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Patient Care Management and Use of Titles (14 questions)

The primary concern of the physical therapist and physical therapist assistant is always the

safety, well being, and best interest of the patient who must therefore recognize and carry out services consistent with legal rights and personal dignity of the patient.

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Patient Care Management and Use of Titles (14 questions)

True or False

The physical therapist will not implement any plan of care that, in the physical therapist’s judgment, is contraindicated. If the plan of care was requested by a referring practitioner, the physical therapist shall immediately notify the referring practitioner that he is not going to follow the request and the reasons for such refusal.

True, true

 

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Patient Care Management and Use of Titles (14 questions)

True or False:

The physical therapist's assistant shall not provide services to a patient who is an inpatient in a hospital or who is in the acute phase of injury or illness unless the physical therapist is readily and physically available to provide consultation.

true

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Patient Care Management and Use of Titles (14 questions)

True or False:

Physical Therapist Assistant responsibilities include interpretation of the practitioner’s referral.

false!

(page 33)

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Patient Care Management and Use of Titles (14 questions)

True or false:

During the delivery of physical therapy care by the physical therapist assistant to patients who are not inpatients in a hospital, or who are not in the acute phase of injury or illness, the physical therapist shall be accessible at all times by telecommunication and shall be within the same geographic location as the assistant.

True

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Patient Care Management and Use of Titles (14 questions)

True or False:

The physical therapist shall not delegate portions of the skilled physical therapy functions or tasks to any lesser trained health personnel than the physical therapist assistant.

True

(page 33)

Unlicensed Supportive Personnel may be utilized to help in the treatment being provided by a licensed physical therapist or licensed physical therapist assistant. Such personnel shall perform such acts only under the direct supervision of a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant.

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Patient Care Management and Use of Titles (14 questions)

True or false:

The physical therapist's assistant responsibilities include the development of a treatment plan including the long and short-term goals.

False!

PTAs shall not initiate or change treatment without the prior assessment and approval of the physical therapist.

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Patient Care Management and Use of Titles (14 questions)

Minimum Qualification to Perform Electromyography:

formal EMG training including 200 hours of testing human subjects under the direct supervision of a qualified licensed physician or licensed physical therapist who has evidence of having performed 100 tests on neurologically involved patients, with findings corroborated by a licensed physician or licensed physical therapist who has previously met these qualifications.

(page 34) 

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Patient Care Management and Use of Titles (14 questions)

Licensees shall retain medical records as long as needed not only to____

serve and protect clients/patients, but also to protect themselves against adverse actions

(page 35)

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Patient Care Management and Use of Titles (14 questions)

Each licensee engaged in practice, who maintains the responsibility for client/patient medical records, shall, when terminating or relocating the practice, notify each client/patient of such termination or relocation. Such notification shall consist of at a minimum, causing to be published, in the newspaper of greatest general circulation in each county in which the licensee practices or practiced, a notice which shall contain the...

date of termination or relocation and an address at which medical records may be obtained.

Such notice shall be published no less than 4 times over a period of at least 4 weeks. In addition, the licensee shall place in a conspicuous location in or on the facade of the licensee’s office, a sign, announcing the termination or relocation of the practice. The sign shall be placed at least thirty (30) days prior to the termination or relocation and shall remain until the date of termination or relocation. 

(page 35)

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Patient Care Management and Use of Titles (14 questions)

when terminating or relocating the practice, each such licensee shall ensure that client/patient records are maintained and may be obtained by the client/patient for a minimum of ______ after the termination or relocation of practice.

two (2) years

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Patient Care Management and Use of Titles (14 questions)

What is the reason why licensees relocating or terminating practice shall place a sign (newspaper and clinic) 30 days prior to closure?

to advise the clients/patients of their opportunity to transfer or receive their medical records.

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Patient Care Management and Use of Titles (14 questions)

Reasonable costs of reproducing copies of written or typed documents or reports shall not be more than the following:

  • For the first 25 pages, the cost shall be $1.00 per page.
  • For each page in excess of 25 pages, the cost shall be $.25 per page.
  • Reasonable costs of reproducing x-rays and such other kinds of records shall be the actual costs. “Actual costs” means the cost of the material and supplies used to duplicate the record and the labor and overhead costs associated with the duplication.

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Patient Care Management and Use of Titles (14 questions)

True or False

Pursuant to a physician’s prescription for the patient, a physical therapist may retain custody of that patient’s nonscheduled legend topical medications and administer those medications to that patient.

True

All prescription medication used in physical therapy treatment shall be properly dispensed by a Florida licensed pharmacist and administered only to the patient for whom the prescription was authorized.

(page 36)

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Patient Care Management and Use of Titles (14 questions)

True or false:

Unlicensed personnel may be utilized to assist in the delivery of patient care treatment by the physical therapist, with direct supervision by the physical therapist or the physical therapist assistant.

true

(p. 36)

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Patient Care Management and Use of Titles (14 questions)

It is the sole responsibility of the _______ ________ to consider the task delegated, select the appropriately trained personnel to perform the task, communicate the task or activity desired of the unlicensed personnel, verify the understanding by the unlicensed personnel chosen for the task or activity, and establish procedures for the monitoring of the tasks or activities delegated.

physical therapist

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Patient Care Management and Use of Titles (14 questions)

The physical therapist shall not delegate to unlicensed personnel:

1. The initial evaluation or any subsequent reevaluation of the patient.

2. Interpretations of the initial evaluation or subsequent reevaluation.

3. Establishment or revision of the physical therapy goals.

4. Development or alteration of the plan of care.

5. Evaluation and interpretation of the progress of the patient in relationship to the plan of care.

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Patient Care Management and Use of Titles (14 questions)

The physical therapist shall not delegate to unlicensed personnel activities that require the special knowledge, judgment, and skills of the physical therapist assistant, which include:

1. Subsequent reassessments of the patient.

2. Assessment of the progress of the patient in relationship to the plan of care.

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Patient Care Management and Use of Titles (14 questions)

True or False:

The unlicensed personnel may document tasks and activities of patients during the patient treatment.

true

(p.37)

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Patient Care Management and Use of Titles (14 questions)

True or False:

The number of unlicensed personnel participating in patient care tasks or activities, at any one given time shall be determined by the physical therapist dependent upon the individual practice setting, and the individual therapeutic needs of the patients supervised by the physical therapist or physical therapist assistant while assuring for quality care of the patients.

true

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Patient Care Management and Use of Titles (14 questions)

True or false:

A health care professional not licensed in this state may provide health care services to a patient located in this state using telehealth if the health care professional registers with the applicable board, or the department if there is no board, and provides health care services within the applicable scope of practice established by Florida law or rule.

true

(p.141)

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Patient Care Management and Use of Titles (14 questions)

“Chronic nonmalignant pain” means pain unrelated to cancer which persists beyond the usual course of disease or the injury that is the cause of the pain or more than ____ days after surgery.

90 days

(p. 143)

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Patient Care Management and Use of Titles (14 questions)

In patients with chronic nonmalignant pain, the medical record must document, at a minimum:

  • nature and intensity of the pain
  • current and past treatments for pain,
  • underlying or coexisting diseases or conditions,
  • the effect of the pain on physical and psychological function,
  • a review of previous medical records,
  • previous diagnostic studies,
  • and history of alcohol and substance abuse.
  • The medical record shall also document the presence of one or more recognized medical indications for the use of a controlled substance