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Essentials of Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy / Edition 4

Essentials of Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy / Edition 4

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Based on best practices prescribed in The Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, Essentials of Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy, 3rd Edition provides comprehensive coverage of anatomy and physiology, assessment, and aspects of the cardiopulmonary systems, with a focus on their interaction. The disablement model is used in describing the eight cardiopulmonary practice patterns. Expert author Ellen Hillegass also discusses pathophysiology, pharmacology, and interventions in the outpatient setting. Incorporating Guide language, her practical approach progresses logically from basic sciences through intervention, and emphasizes lifespan considerations.

Material follows The Guide to Physical Therapist Practice 2nd Edition, reflecting best practices as defined by the American Physical Therapy Association.
Evidence-based content is based on the latest research in the field.
Case studies show the application of concepts with real-world examples.
Pharmacology chapters reflect both the rehabilitation background of physical therapists and the pharmaceutical expertise of a pharmacist.
A focus on wellness follows the disablement model.
Information on geriatric and pediatric cardiopulmonary physical therapy is easy to apply to patient situations.
Testing for both cardiac and pulmonary dysfunction is conveniently located in a single chapter.
Cardiovascular medication information covers the latest drugs used in cardiopulmonary physical therapy.
Information on thoracic organ transplantation simplifies and explains these complex procedures.

NEW chapters cover the lymphatic system and pediatrics.
Revised chapters on cardiopulmonary anatomy and physiology differentiate between information that is need to know and that is nice to know.
An Evolve companion website includes medical animations to illustrate concepts, along with a glossary, glossary exercises, and reference lists from the book linked toMEDLINE abstracts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780323430548
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 05/31/2016
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 736
Sales rank: 297,028
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Section 1: Anatomy and Physiology

1. Anatomy of the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Systems

2. Physiology of the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Systems

Section 2: Pathophysiology

3. Ischemic Cardiovascular Conditions and Other Vascular Pathologies

4. Cardiac Muscle Dysfunction and Failure

5. Restrictive Lung Dysfunction

6. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases

7. Cardiopulmonary Implications of Specific Diseases

Section 3: Diagnostic Tests and Procedures

8. Cardiovascular Diagnostic Tests and Procedures

9. Electrocardiography

10. Pulmonary Diagnostic Tests and Procedures

Section 4: Surgical Interventions, Monitoring, and Support

11. Cardiovascular and Thoracic Interventions

12. Thoracic Organ Transplantation: Heart, Heart-Lung, and Lung

13. Monitoring and Life-Support Equipment

Section 5: Pharmacology

14. Cardiovascular Medications

15. Pulmonary Medications

Section 6: Cardiopulmonary Assessment and Intervention

16. Examination and Assessment Procedures

17. Interventions for Acute Cardiopulmonary Conditions

18. Interventions and Prevention Measures for Individuals with Cardiovascular Disease, or Risk of Disease

19. Pulmonary Rehabilitation

20. Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy

21. The Lymphatic System

20. Outcome Measures: A Guide for the Evidence-Based Practice of Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy

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