Acute Care Handbook for Physical TheTherapists - Pageburst E-Book on VitalSource (Retail Access Card) / Edition 4

Acute Care Handbook for Physical TheTherapists - Pageburst E-Book on VitalSource (Retail Access Card) / Edition 4

by Jaime C. Paz, Michele P. West
     
 

ISBN-10: 145575028X

ISBN-13: 9781455750283

Pub. Date: 10/15/2013

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

  • Review of body system basics and disease processes in each chapter provides concise information to help you better manage patients in a hospital setting.
  • Familiarizes you with the acute care environment by explaining medical terminology, hospital protocol, and surgical workups
  • Includes updated information on medications, laboratory and
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Overview

  • Review of body system basics and disease processes in each chapter provides concise information to help you better manage patients in a hospital setting.
  • Familiarizes you with the acute care environment by explaining medical terminology, hospital protocol, and surgical workups
  • Includes updated information on medications, laboratory and diagnostic tests, and surgical and invasive procedures pertinent to physical therapy practice
  • Clinical tips throughout the text show you how to maximize safety, quality, and efficiency of care.
  • Over 350 illustrations, tables, and boxed text highlight essential concepts and procedures for quick reference.
  • Uses terminology consistent with the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, Second Edition
  • Focuses on evidence-based practice to help you determine the best interventions including recent literature regarding rehabilitation in the critical care setting.

  • NEW! Pertinent practice patterns from the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, Second Edition are included in each chapter.
  • NEW! Additional illustrations to improve comprehension of the material
  • NEW! More pharmacologic implications for physical therapists, specifically concerning side effects and use of combination drugs.
  • NEW! Additional decision-making algorithms facilitate critical thinking in the clinical setting.
  • NEW! Updated surgical and invasive procedures include minimally invasive orthopedic surgery, bariatric procedures, and complete insight into circulatory assist devices.
  • NEW! Expanded neurological chapter including vestibular dysfunction tests and measures, a discussion of dementia, and the latest in stroke evaluation and management.
  • NEW! Revised appendices discuss the latest concepts in documentation standards, palliative care, and patient safety.
  • NEW! Slimmer, larger format allows the book to lie open for easier reading.
  • NEW! Improved design highlighting clinical tips and other key features lets you locate important information quickly in a busy clinical setting.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455750283
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
10/15/2013
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Ch01: Cardiac System
Ch02: Respiratory System
Ch03: Musculoskeletal System
Ch03-A: Management and Physical Therapy Interventions for Fractures
Ch04: Nervous System
Ch05: Oncology
Ch06: Vascular System and Hematology
Ch07: Burns and Wounds
Ch08: Gastrointestinal System
Ch09: Genitourinary System
Ch10: Infectious Diseases
Ch10-A: Disorders of Altered Immunity
Ch11: Endocrine System
Ch12: Organ Transplantation

Appendix I-A: The Medical Record
Appendix I-B: Acute Care Setting
Appendix II: Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalances
Appendix III-A: Medical-Surgical Equipment in the Acute Care Setting
Appendix III-B: Mechanical Ventilation
Appendix III-C: Circulatory Assist Devices
Appendix IV: Pharmacologic Agents
Appendix V: Anesthesia: Perioperative and Postoperative Considerations
Appendix VI: Pain Management
Appendix VII: Amputation
Appendix VIII: Postural Drainage
Appendix IX: Functional Tests
Appendix X: Physical Therapy Considerations for Patients who Complain of Chest Pain

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