Resources for Clinical Faculty

Guidelines and Self-Assessments for Clinical Education - Narrative Overview

This manual has been designed by the APTA to guide the development and enhancement of clinical education sites and to clarify the roles, responsibilities, and expectations of Clinical Instructors (CIs) and Center Coordinators of Clinical Education (CCCEs). It provides 17 guidelines for education sites and 6 guidelines for CIs and CCCEs, each of which is followed by a companion self-assessment tool. These voluntary guidelines are intended to provide greater consistency in the expectations for CIs who provide, supervise, and assess clinical learning experiences for students. Language contained in this document is congruent with APTA core documents, including the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, A Normative Model for Physical Therapist Professional Education, and A Normative Model for Physical Therapist Assistant Education.

The document can be downloaded for free by APTA Members by clicking on the following link:

Guidelines and Self Assessments for Clinical Education

The document is available to nonmembers at the cost of $7.00 by calling the APTA Service Center at 800/999-APTA (2782), ext 3395.

APTA Student Supervision Chart

The APTA provides information about supervision requirements for students, PTAs and PT Aides who are providing services to Medicare patients.  Please visit the Supervision Under Medicare page for more information.

APTA Student Supervision Chart

Medicare Student Supervision Requirements - A Historical Perspective

This document provides a historical perspective on Medicare requirements for PT and PTA students who are providing services to patients who are insured by Medicare Part A or Part B.  It provides a detailed description of the new Medicare supervision requirements in the SNF setting, which were implemented in October 2010.

Medicare Student Supervision Requirements - A Historical Perspective

Utilization of Rehabilitative Health Personnel & Students

This presentation examines how state practice acts, APTA policies and position statements, and Medicare, all effect the utilization of Assistants and Students in the rehab setting.

Utilization of Rehabilitative Health Personnel & Students

Weekly Planning Form

This form should be completed on a weekly basis during each clinical experience to set short term goals that the student is working toward each week.

Weekly Planning Form

Terminal Objectives Form

This form should be completed completed jointly by the Clinical Instructor and student by the end of the first week of the clinical experience.  It outlines the long terms goals that the student should be working to achieve by the end of the clinical experience.

Terminal Objectives Form

Anecdotal Record Form

This form can be used to create a formal written record of an event, either positive or negative, to become part of the student's permanent record.

Anecdotal Record Form

Critical Incident Report

This form can be used to create a formal written record of a negative event, or series of negative events, and includes a place to outline consequences of continued negative behavior.

Critical Incident Report

 

 

 

 

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