When I reviewed my course objectives for ATR 340 to related back to something I experienced this week, I found two that resembled my week for me: cervical spine trauma and use standard techniques and procedures for the clinical examination of common injuries, conditions, illnesses, and diseases including, but not limited to: history taking, inspection/observation, palpation, functional assessment, selective tissue testing techniques/specials test, and neurological assessment. This week throughout ATR 340 I have focused a lot on learning the cervical spine. This course objective explains exactly what I learned this week. I was able to perform an entire cervical spine injury assessment with all of those course objectives included. This experience has enhanced my learning in this course by allowing me to learn everything for a cervical spine injury. Not only did I enhance my learning on the cervical spine, but I was also able to perform my assessment of a cervical spine injury. I was very confident throughout my ATR 340 class this week, because of the extra studying I have been doing in order to achieve this course objective. This week for my ATR 340 class included completely knowing how to perform a cervical spine injury, which this objective completely expresses. I can say by the end of this week, I feel confident that I could perform an assessment for a cervical spine injury. I have focused throughout this week with a new way to study to be confident to perform this task. I not only practiced with an older AT student, but I also performed this assessment with a preceptor. I want to be more confident when injuries come into the clinic. So this week I felt I successfully perform cervical injury assessment well on all three occasions.
This week I was able to get 24 masteries and 13 attempts. I was able to meet my goal for this week. I have been pushing myself this semester to focus on my goals in my clinical book. I have been able to finally get my attempts and masteries completed for this week. I was also able to meet another goal of mine that is really important to me. I want to be able to perform most of the special tests I learn in upper by the end of the semester. This week I have successfully learned the cervical tests. I feel confident that I know all of them. So, I have completed one part of this goal. I believe by the end of the semester I will able to perform all of the cervical special tests at the end of the semester with confidence.