PTR 651 Integumentary Patient Management

This is an advanced integumentary patient management course in which students study patient/client management concepts pertaining to disorders of the integumentary system across the lifespan. This integumentary course is an introduction to wound care that expands the concepts in Foundations of Clinical Medicine, PTR435, and burn management in Musculoskeletal Patient Management, PTR432. Major topics include physical therapy assessment and management of integumentary dysfunction associated with burns, traumatic injury, infections, vascular disease, and pressure/mechanical wounds. Current trends in the treatment of acute and chronic wounds are explored and practiced. Students are expected to use scientific evidence to support patient management strategies. This course prepares students for their final internship, PTR710.