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Acute Care Handbook for Physical Therapists. Edition No. 5

  • ID: 4858583
  • Book
  • November 2019
  • 560 Pages
  • Elsevier Health Science
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Get all the essential information you need to effectively treat and manage patients in a complex acute care setting with Acute Care Handbook for Physical Therapists, 5th Edition. This easy-to-follow guide is the perfect resource to help any rehabilitation professional better understand and interpret hospital protocol, safety, medical-surgical "lingo," and the many aspects of patient care in the hospital setting - from the emergency department to the intensive care unit to the general ward. And with extensively updated content reflecting the latest evidence-based information, this new fifth edition contains everything you need to succeed in today's fast-paced acute care environment.

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

Part 2: Systems 3. Cardiac System     Appendix: Description of ECG Characteristics and Associated Causes     Appendix: Common Rhythm Disturbances 4. Pulmonary System 5. Musculoskeletal System 6. Nervous System 7. Vascular System and Hematology 8. Gastrointestinal System 9. Genitourinary System 10. Endocrine System

Part 3: Diagnoses 11. Oncology 12. Integumentary System 13. Infectious Diseases       Appendix: Immune System Disorders 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. Airway Clearance 23. Outcome Measures

Appendix: Functional Tests

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Paz, Jaime C. 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.

West, Michele P. Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA.
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