Physiotherapy for Respiratory and Cardiac Problems: Adults and Paediatrics

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An essential textbook and reference source for students and practitioners working with patients (adults and children) with cardiac and respiratory problems. The book takes a problem solving approach to the practical skills necessary for the assessment, planning and implementation ofphysiotherapy treatment for this group of patients. It addresses the management ofboth children and adults.

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Overview

An essential textbook and reference source for students and practitioners working with patients (adults and children) with cardiac and respiratory problems. The book takes a problem solving approach to the practical skills necessary for the assessment, planning and implementation ofphysiotherapy treatment for this group of patients. It addresses the management ofboth children and adults.

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"A comprehensive, up to date text covering a wide range of topics. I would be happy to recommend this textbook as an essential textbook for students and practitioners in the field of cardiorespiratory care ." Marie Guidon, MSc, MCSP, MISCP Associate Professor of Physiotherapy, School of Physiotherapy, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Physiotherapy Ireland Volume 23, No. 1, Journal of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists, June 2002
to the combination of evidence based information and easy reading I feel that this book is one of the must have texts for all physiotherapists with an interest in respiratory or cardiac problems ." Laura Vincent, Senior II Physiotherapist, Royal Liverpool Hospital, The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists Newsletter, January 2002
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780443070754
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 3/25/2002
  • Series: Physiotherapy Essentials Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 552
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Pryor was until recently Head of Physiotherapy at the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust , London - Britain's leading chest and heart hospital. She is now a research fellow there and is combining work on research with the latest in clinical practice. She was co-editor to the first two editions of this book.Prasad was a contributor to the previous edition of this book. Her specialist area of practice is with children with cystic fibrosis. Like Pryor she is working as a researcher in a centre of clinical excellence.Both authors have given papers at international meetings for both doctors and physical therapists.

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Table of Contents

Section 1. Assessment, investigations, skills, technique and management
Assessment and investigation of patients problesm, Thoracic imaging. Paediatrics Assessment of cardiopulmonary function. The electrocardiogram and cardiac arrest (ECG). Paediatrics. Monitoring and interpreting medical investigations. Effects of positioning and mobilization Physiotherapy techniques.. Patients' problems, management and outcomes. Interpersonal aspects of care: communication, counselling and health eduacation.

Section 2. Physiotherapy and medical management
Mechanical support. Paediatrics. Non invasive ventillation. Intensive care for the critically ill adult. Surgery for adults. Paediatrics. Pulmonary rehabilitation: a multidisciplinary intervention. Cardiac rehabilitation. Cardiopulmonary transplantation. Spinal cord injury. Care of the dying patient. Hyperventilation. Bronchiectasis, primary ciliary dyskinesia and cystic fibrosis.. Normal values and abbreviations.
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