ERIC Number: ED026494
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Apr-5
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[The Physical Therapy Aide: Collection of Guidelines and Policy Statement.]
American Physical Therapy Association, New York, NY.
Materials in this collection include a policy statement for the training and utilization of the physical therapy aide, guidelines for training, and a sample form for reporting information about a training program to the American Physical Therapy Association. The policy statement defines the aide as an unlicensed worker who has completed on-the-job training and who functions under the supervision of a professional physical therapist to perform designated routine tasks and assist with other activities which are predetermined and assigned by the professional physical therapist. Qualifications, training standards, and duties are outlined. The guidelines for training stipulate the kinds of institutions in which didactic instruction may be given and include a 109-hour sample program outline as well as a sample schedule providing for 109 hours of didactic instruction and 211 hours of on-the-job training. The training report form requests such information as number of trainees, age range, education, work experience, wage during training, employment after training, use of guidelines, and problems encountered. (JK)
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Authoring Institution: American Physical Therapy Association, New York, NY.