Beverley Harden is now joined by a team of 5 additional Editors and the new edition has been completely revamped. It looks at assessment, management of and calls to specific areas while presenting key information in tables, bullets and summaries for quick reference on the ward.Respiratory Physiotherapy is the essential pocketbook for physiotherapy students on clinical placement, newly qualified physiotherapists, as well as for physiotherapists working in emergency settings who need a refresher.
Chapter 2 Practical on call preparation
Chapter 3 Respiratory assessment
Chapter 4 Paediatric specifics
Chapter 5 Chest X-ray interpretation
Chapter 6 The management of sputum retention
Chapter 7 The management of volume loss
Chapter 8 The management of increased work of breathing
Chapter 9 Management of respiratory failure
Chapter 10 Calls to adult intensive care
Chapter 11 Calls to paediatric IUC (PICU)
Chapter 12 Calls to the medical unit
Chapter 13 Calls to the surgical ward
Chapter 14 Calls to the neurological/neurosurgical unit
Chapter 15 Call to the cardiothoracic unit
Chapter 16 Calls to the oncology unit
Chapter 17 - Calls to the paediatric unit
Chapter 18 Calls to the neonatal unit
Chapter 19 Respiratory physiotherapy treatments
Chapter 20 Case Studies - Adult intensive care; Paediatric intensive care; Medical unit; Surgical unit; Neurological unit; Cardiothoracic unit; Thoracic unit; Haematology unit; Oncology patient; Paediatric ward
Appendix 1 Abbreviations
Appendix 2 Normal values
Appendix 3 Surgical incisions
Appendix 4 Common drugs used in critical care areas
Harden, Beverley Therapy Sevices Manager, Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester
Broad, Mary Ann Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, Cardiff, UK
Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.
Quint, Matthew Respiratory Clinical Specialist, Solent Primary Care NHS Trust, Portsmouth, UK.
Ritson, Paul Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, Paediatric Critical Care, Royal Liverpool Children's NHS Trust (Alder Hey), Liverpool.
Thomas, Sandy Senior Lecturer, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK.