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Overview

A revision of a highly successful text that demonstrates proper positioning techniques and other patient care competencies that a physical therapist must master.

New features in this edition, which will be completely redesigned include: Key Terms, Procedure boxes, new photos and Video CD-ROM.

Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy students and professionals.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131113824
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 9/2/2005
  • Edition description: Book & CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 436
  • Product dimensions: 8.76 (w) x 10.86 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Alice Duesterhaus Minor, P.T., M.S. is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York.

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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 Patient/Client Management Process

Learning Objectives

Key Terms

Introduction

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability

Guide to Physical Therapist Practice

Examination

Chart Review

Interview

Tests and Measures

Evaluation

Diagnosis

Prognosis

Plan of Care

Documentation (Medical Records)

Formats of Medical Records

Note Formats

Requirements for Adequate Documentation

Audit of Patient Care

Review Questions

Suggested Activities

Case Study

References

CHAPTER 2 Preparation for Patient Care

Learning Objectives

Key Terms

Introduction

Management of the Environment

Instructions and Verbal Commands

Patient Preparation

Transporting

Review Questions

Suggested Activities

Case Study

CHAPTER 3 Aseptic Techniques

Learning Objectives

Key Terms

Introduction

Definitions

Introduction to Infection Control

Isolation Precautions in Hospitals

Rationale

Modes of Transmission

Tiers of Isolation Precautions

Recommendations

Apparel

Sterile Field

Requirement 1

Requirement 2

Requirement 3

Requirement 4

Requirement 5

Requirement 6

Requirement 7

Requirement 8

Handwashing

Procedures

Scrubbing

Wound Dressings

Purpose

Evaluation

Types of Dressings

Materials

Preparation

Review Questions

Suggested Activities

References

CHAPTER 4 Vital Signs

Learning Objectives

Key Terms

Introduction

Heart Rate

Purpose

Methods

Norms

Blood Pressure

Purpose

Method

Site

Norms

Respiration

Purpose

Methods

Norms

Temperature

Purpose

Methods

Sites

Norms

Pain

Purpose

Method

Site

Norms

Review Questions

Suggested Activities

Case Study

References

CHAPTER 5 Turning and Positioning

Learning Objectives

Key Terms

Introduction

Goals

Time in Positions

Supine Position

Prone Position

Review Questions

Suggested Activities

Case Studies

CHAPTER 6 Range of Motion Exercise

Learning Objectives

Key Terms

Introduction

Methods

Anatomical Planes of Movement

Diagonal Patterns of Movement

Review Questions

Suggested Activities

Case Studies

References

CHAPTER 7 Wheelchairs

Learning Objectives

Key Terms

Introduction

Wheelchair Components

Wheel Locks

Pelvic Positioners

Caster Wheels

Drive (Push) Wheels

Armrests

Front Rigging

Wheelchair Types

Folding Wheelchair

Standard Wheelchair

Fixed Frame Wheelchair

Reclining-Back Wheelchair

Tilt-in-Space Wheelchair

One-Arm Drive Wheelchair

Amputee Wheelchair

Companion Wheelchair

Motorized Wheelchairs and Scooters

Standard Wheelchair Sizes

Review Questions

Suggested Activities

Case Studies

CHAPTER 8 Transfers

Learning Objectives

Key Terms

Introduction

Levels of Transfers

Levels of Assistance

Amount of Assistance

Type of Assistance

General Rules

Body Mechanics

Gait or Transfer Belts

Preparing the Environment

Instructions and Verbal Cues

Completing the Transfer

Review Questions

Suggested Activities

Case Studies

Reference

CHAPTER 9 Ambulation with Ambulatory

Assistive Devices

Learning Objectives

Key Terms

Introduction

Teaching Tips

Training Environment

Parallel Bars

Fatigue

Patient Concentration

Weight Bearing

Methods of Instruction

Content of Instruction

Choosing an Assistive Device

Walkers

Axillary Crutches

Forearm (Lofstrand) Crutches

Canes

Choosing a Gait Pattern

Weight Bearing Status

Two-Point Gait Pattern

Four-Point Gait Pattern

Three-Point Gait Pattern

Swing-To Gait Pattern

Swing-Through Gait Pattern

Guarding

In/Out of a Chair

Level Surfaces

Falling

Ascending/Descending Stairs

Assumption of Standing and Sitting

Preparing the Wheelchair

Positioning the Patient

Ascending and Descending Stairs

Ascending Stairs

Descending Stairs

Curbs

Moving Through Doorways

Tilt Table

Walkers

Fitting

In and Out of a Wheelchair

Ambulating with a Walker

Axillary Crutches

Fitting

Forearm (Lofstrand) Crutches

Fitting

Canes

Fitting

Review Questions

Suggested Activities

Case Studies

References

CHAPTER 10 Americans with Disabilities Act

Learning Objectives

Key Terms

Introduction

Resources

General Considerations for Accessibility

Specific Requirements

Accessible Route

Assembly and Auditorium Areas for Wheelchair Seating

Check-Out Counters

Clear Space Areas

Control Mechanisms

Curb Cuts

Doors and Doorways

Drinking Fountains

Elevators

Grab Bars

Ground and Floor Surfaces

Handrails

Hotels (Transient Lodging)

Medical Facilities

Parking Spaces

Platform Lifts

Ramps

ReachRanges

Restrooms and Bathrooms

Stairs

Transportation Facilities

Review Questions

Suggested Activities

Reference

GLOSSARY OF ABBREVIATIONS

INDEX

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