Pierson and Fairchild's Principles & Techniques of Patient Care, 7th Edition

By Sheryl L. Fairchild, BS, PT and Roberta O'Shea, PT, DPT, PhD
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Before you can master your role in physical therapy, you must first master the basics of patient care! Pierson and Fairchild's Principles & Techniques of Patient Care, 7th Edition provides a solid foundation in the knowledge and skills needed for effective patient care. Clear, step-by-step instructions show how to safely perform common procedures and tasks such as assessment of vital signs, positioning and draping, range of motion exercises, and patient transfer activities. Rationales make it easy to understand why specific techniques are used. Written by physical therapy experts Sheryl Fairchild and Roberta O'Shea, this book includes an enhanced eBook - free with each new print purchase - with video clips demonstrating procedures and techniques.

ISBN 9780323720885
Author Information By Sheryl L. Fairchild, BS, PT, Director, Rehab/Wellness, Memorial Hermann Northeast, Humble, TX and Roberta O'Shea, PT, DPT, PhD, Professor, Physical Therapy Department, Governors State University, University Park, Illinois
Table of Content

Preparation for Patient Care Activities

Approaches to Infection Control

Assessment of Vital Signs

Body Mechanics

Positioning and Draping

Basic Exercise: Passive and Active Range of Motion

Features and Activities of Wheelchairs

Transfer Activities

Assistive Devices, Patterns, and Activities

Special Equipment and Patient Care Environments

Basic Wound Care and Specialized Interventions

Incidents and Emergencies

Americans With Disabilities Act and Environmental Assessments



Procedures Index


Publication Date 27-05-2022
Pages 435
Trim 276 x 216 (8 1/2 x 10 7/8)
Stock Status Coming Soon
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