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Category: Patient Assessment

Rancho Los Amigos Cognitive Scale

The Rancho Los Amigos (RLA) Cognitive Scale is a tool designed to aid clinicians in tracking recovery before and during the recovery and rehabilitation process. As a member of an interdisciplinary team, our role as physical therapists in understanding how patients are recovering from an injury to the brain is crucial. Recognizing how an individual is progressing […]

Apr 11, 2022

Oral Health Literacy 

In this e-module, students will learn about oral health literacy and ways to support their patients who struggle with understanding medical information. They will also get experience working through scenarios that will better equip them for patient care. 

Apr 11, 2022

Pyloric Stenosis in a Vomiting Infant

In this module, students will follow a vomiting infant who presents to the hospital. Students will practice obtaining a history and physical exam, decide what labs and imaging to order, and decide how to definitively treat this patient.

Apr 11, 2022

Approach to Inpatient Dermatology

This module teaches students to properly photograph skin conditions with tips on lighting, background, and composition based on the patient’s skin color. Additionally, common inpatient dermatologic conditions and emergencies will be covered with how to recognize, differentiate, and treat them.

Apr 11, 2022

Physical Exam

This e-module focuses on how to inspect the thorax and extremities, palpation of the thorax and lung fields, percussion of the thorax and lung fields, and auscultation of the lung fields to include all lobes of the lungs.

Feb 7, 2022

Vital Signs

This learning module discusses the processes for measuring and documenting each of the five vital signs. Learners will practice the process and norms for each vital sign.  

Aug 6, 2021