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Acute Care Handbook for Physical Therapists- Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 4th Edition
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource®

Acute Care Handbook for Physical Therapists- Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 4th Edition

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Familiarize yourself with the acute care environment with this essential guide to physical therapy practice in an acute care setting. Acute Care Handbook for Physical Therapists, 4th Edition helps you understand and interpret hospital protocol, safety, medical-surgical ‘lingo’, and the many aspects of patient are from the emergency department to the intensive care unit to the general ward. This restructured new edition streamlines the text into four parts— Introduction, Systems, Diagnoses, and Interventions to make the book even easier to use as a quick reference. Intervention algorithms, updated illustrations, and language consistent with the ICF model all help you digest new information and become familiar with new terminology. This comprehensive resource is just what you need to better manage the specific needs of your patients in the complex acute care environment.

  • 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.

Part 1: Introduction 1. The Acute Care Setting 2. The Medical Record

Part 2: Systems 3. Cardiac System 4. Respiratory System 5. Musculoskeletal System           Appendix:Management and Physical Therapy Interventions for Fractures 6. Nervous System 7. Vascular System and Hematology 8. Gastrointestinal System 9. Genitourinary System 10. Endocrine System

Part 3: Diagnoses 11. Oncology 12. Burns and Wounds 13. Infectious Diseases           Appendix: Disorders of Altered Immunity 14. Organ Transplantation 15. Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalances 16. Amputation 17. Physical Therapy Considerations for Patients who Complain of Chest Pain

Part 4: Interventions 18. Medical-Surgical Equipment in the Acute Care Setting           Appendix: Mechanical Ventilation           Appendix: Circulatory Assist Devices 19. Pharmacologic Agents 20. Anesthesia: Perioperative and Postoperative Considerations 21. Pain Management 22. Postural Drainage 23. Functional Tests

Jaime C. Paz, MS, PT, Clinical Associtate Professor, Division of Physical Therapy, Walsh University, North Canton, OH; Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Bouve College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University, Boston, MA and Michele P. West, MS, PT, Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA

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