Acute Care Handbook for Physical Therapists , 5th Edition

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By Jaime C. Paz, PT, DPT, MS and Michele P. West, MS, PT
ISBN
9780323639194
Publication Date
25-10-2019
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  • Evidenced-based information is woven throughout the guide to ensure you are equipped with the proven knowledge needed to manage the acuity of patients in the hospital environment.
  • Up-to-date content on medications, laboratory tests, diagnostics, and intervention methods that is relevant to patients in the acute care environment helps you gain insight on how these aspects are affected by the acute care setting.
  • Easy-to-read algorithms, tables, boxes, and clinical tips highlight key information and makes finding and understanding information easier.

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.


Key Features
  • Evidenced-based information is woven throughout the guide to ensure you are equipped with the proven knowledge needed to manage the acuity of patients in the hospital environment.
  • Up-to-date content on medications, laboratory tests, diagnostics, and intervention methods that is relevant to patients in the acute care environment helps you gain insight on how these aspects are affected by the acute care setting.
  • Easy-to-read algorithms, tables, boxes, and clinical tips highlight key information and makes finding and understanding information easier.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
ISBN 9780323639194
Author Informaiton By Jaime C. Paz, PT, DPT, MS, 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
Pp Authortext Paz & West
New to this Edition
  • NEW! Revised content throughout the text reflects the latest information on the complex and fast-paced acute care setting.
  • NEW! Expanded chapters on outcome measures, mechanical circulatory support, and chest pain.
  • NEW! Redesigned airway clearance chapter.
  • NEW! Reformatted nervous system chapter to enhance clinical integration of content.
  • NEW! Enhanced access to information on lines and tubes.
Table of Content

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

E-SBN 9780323639262
Imprint Elsevier
Publication Date 25-10-2019
Pages 544
Trim 276 x 216 (8 1/2 x 10 7/8)
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