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ISBN: 9781455757572
Page Count: 624
Imprint: Saunders
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Acute Care Handbook for Physical Therapists - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 3rd Edition

by Jaime C. Paz, MS, PT and Michele P. West, MS, PT
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource
cover image - Acute Care Handbook for Physical Therapists - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,3rd Edition
ISBN: 9781455757572
Page Count: 624
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $94.95
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Familiarize yourself with the acute care environment and confidently develop patient rehabilitation plans with this essential guide to physical therapy practice in a clinical setting. Acute Care Handbook for Physical Therapists, Third Edition helps you understand and interpret hospital protocol, medical terminology, and the medical–surgical aspects of acute care. Each chapter focuses on a body system and includes a review of basic structure and function, an overview of a medical–surgical workup, a review of pathophysiology, information on pharmacology, and guidelines for physical therapy intervention. This edition features a larger, slimmer design that highlights clinical tips, decision-making aids, and practice patterns throughout the text so that you can easily locate these tools and apply them to your practice. If you are unfamiliar with the complex acute care environment, this comprehensive resource is just what you need to become more comfortable and better able to manage the specific needs of your patients.
    • 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.
    Ch01: Cardiac System
    Ch02: Respiratory System
    Ch03: Musculoskeletal System
    Ch03-A: Management and Physical Therapy Interventions for Fractures
    Ch04: Nervous System
    Ch05: Oncology
    Ch06: Vascular System and Hematology
    Ch07: Burns and Wounds
    Ch08: Gastrointestinal System
    Ch09: Genitourinary System
    Ch10: Infectious Diseases
    Ch10-A: Disorders of Altered Immunity
    Ch11: Endocrine System
    Ch12: Organ Transplantation

    Appendix I-A: The Medical Record
    Appendix I-B: Acute Care Setting
    Appendix II: Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalances
    Appendix III-A: Medical-Surgical Equipment in the Acute Care Setting
    Appendix III-B: Mechanical Ventilation
    Appendix III-C: Circulatory Assist Devices
    Appendix IV: Pharmacologic Agents
    Appendix V: Anesthesia: Perioperative and Postoperative Considerations
    Appendix VI: Pain Management
    Appendix VII: Amputation
    Appendix VIII: Postural Drainage
    Appendix IX: Functional Tests
    Appendix X: Physical Therapy Considerations for Patients who Complain of Chest Pain
  • Jaime C. Paz, MS, PT, Clinical Associate 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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