Handbook of Polytrauma Care and Rehabilitation [NOOK Book]

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Handbook of Polytrauma Care and Rehabilitation summarizes the most frequent medical and psychological problems encountered by combat survivors and patients with concurrent injuries to the brain and other body systems. The book offers a roadmap for clinicians on how to initiate and follow through the continuum of care necessary to achieving positive outcomes. Individual chapters focus on the myriad problems and conditions that polytrauma patients present with including traumatic brain injury, concussion, spinal ...

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Overview

Handbook of Polytrauma Care and Rehabilitation summarizes the most frequent medical and psychological problems encountered by combat survivors and patients with concurrent injuries to the brain and other body systems. The book offers a roadmap for clinicians on how to initiate and follow through the continuum of care necessary to achieving positive outcomes. Individual chapters focus on the myriad problems and conditions that polytrauma patients present with including traumatic brain injury, concussion, spinal cord injury,, amputation, and PTSD, and other medical and psychological issues such as pain, depression, headache, insomnia, fatigue, alcohol and substance abuse, dizziness, light sensitivity, and work and family issues. Algorithms and detailed appendices provide guides for assessment and medical treatment that can be used in daily practice.

Handbook of Polytrauma Care and Rehabilitation features:

  • First handbook focused on polytrauma
  • Practical, pocket-sized manual featuring real-world care for common problems
  • Covers medical, physical, psychological, and vocational issues
  • Easy to read text, with flow charts to highlight key concepts
  • Authors work directly with the VA, military and academic sectors in the care of these patients
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617051005
  • Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 9/10/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

David X. Cifu, MD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Medicine, National Director for PM&R Services, Veterans Health Administration, Richmond, Virginia

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Table of Contents

I.Polytrauma Basics

1.What is Polytrauma

2.Taking a History

3.Performing a Physical Examination: Overview, Detailed Procedures in Performing a Physical Examination

4.Ordering Tests: Neuroimaging, Neuropsychological Evaluation

II.Diagnosis and Management of Common Sequelae of TBI

5.Focal Weakness and Hypotonia

6.Spasticity

7.Coordination and Balance Deficits

8.Tremors

9.Dysphagia

10.Numbness

11.Pain

12.Vision Deficits

13.Hearing Deficits

14.Cranial Nerve Deficits

15.Aphasia

16.Executive Function Deficits

17.Akinetic Mutism and Locked-In Syndrome

18.Posttraumatic Amnesia

19.Perceptual Deficits

20.Neglect

21.Agitation, Irritability, and Emotional Liability

22.Depression

23.Hypoarousal

24.Sexual Dysfunciton

25.Neurogenic Bladder

26.Neurogenic Bowel

27.Postconcussive Syndrome

28.Postdeployment Syndrome in Combat-Related TBI

29.Headaches

30.Insomnia

31.Penetrating Brain Injuries

32.Disorders of Consciousness

33.Posttraumatic Seizures

34.Craniotomy/Craniectomy/Cranioplasty

35.Hydrocephalus

36.Neuroendocrinologic Abnormalities

37.Geriatric and Aging Issues

38. Dementia and Brain Injury

39. Disability Determination and Medcio-Legal Issues

40. Return to Driving

41. Return to Sports

42. Return to Work

III. Diagnosis and Management of Common Sequalae of Polytrauma with TBI and Amputation, Burns, or Spinal Cord Injury

43. Dual Disability - TBI with SCI, Amputation, or Burns

44. Amputation Care and Prosthetic Fitting

45. Spinal Cord Injury

46. Burns

47. Deep Venous Thrombosis

48. Heterotropic Ossification

49. Contractures

50. Pressure Ulcers

IV. Appendices

Ten Essential Assessments

1. Assessment of Agitation

2. Assessment of Amnesia, Orientation, Attention, Level of Consciousness, and Coma Recovery after TBI

3. Assessment of Balance

4. Assessment of Bowel and Bladder Function

5. Assessment of Concussion and Postconcussion Symptoms (PCS)

6. Assessment of Cognition

7. Assessment of Dizziness and Vertigo

8. Assessment of Sleep

9. Assessment of Smell

10. Assessment of Tinnitus

Three Essential Medical Treatments

1. Medical Treatment of Agitation

2. Medical Treatment of Depression

3. Medical Treatment of Spasticity

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