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Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Guidelines to Success

This authoritative text is written by leaders in pulmonary rehabilitation. It is clearly written, logically organized, well referenced, and emphasizes evidence-based practice and a contemporary multidisciplinary approach. Offering unrivaled depth, this edition updates coverage of the benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation, therapeutic interventions, smoking cessation, exercise training, and much more as well as important research such as the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) report. This text prepares students for the Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) exam and the written registry and clinical simulations portions of the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) exams.

Hardbound, 592 Pages

Published: September 2008

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-04549-0


  • I. Historical Perspective of Pulmonary Rehabilitation

    1. Pulmonary Rehabilitation: History and Definition

    II. Basic Concepts of Pulmonary Rehabilitation

    2. Selection and Assessment of the Chronic Respiratory Disease Patient for Pulmonary Rehabilitation

    3. Pathophysiology of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    4. Systemic Effects of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease NEW!

    5. Dyspnea: Assessment and Management

    6. Education in Pulmonary Rehabiliation

    III. Therapeutic Intervention in Pulmonary Rehabilitation

    7. Pharmacological Therapy for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    8. Aerosol Therapy

    9. Therapeutic Oxygen

    10. Exercise in the Rehabilitation of Patients with Respiratory Disease

    11. Inspiratory Muscle Training

    12. Physical and Respiratory Therapy for the Medical and Surgical Patient

    13. Occupational Therapy to Promote Function and Health-Related Quality of Life

    14. Nutritional Assessment and Support

    15. Complementary Alternative Medicine for Patients with Chronic Lung Disease NEW!

    16. Medical Management of Tobacco Dependence: Concepts and Treatment

    17. Behavioral Medicine in Pulmonary Rehabilitation: Psychological, Cognitive, and Social Factors

    18. Sexuality in the Pulmonary Patient

    19. Preventative Strategies for the Patient with Chronic Lung Disease

    IV. Special Considerations in Pulmonary Rehabilitation

    20. Adherence in the Patient with Pulmonary Disease

    21. Outcomes Assessment

    22. Home Mechanical Ventilation

    23. Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Lung Transplantation

    24. Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Lung Volume Reduction Surgery NEW!

    25. Ethical and End-of-Life Issues for the Care of Patients with Advanced Lung Disease

    26. Social and Recreational Support of the Pulmonary Patient

    27. Sleep Disorders in Pulmonary Patients

    28. The Role of Home Care

    29. Travel for the Patient with Respiratory Disease

    30. Management of and Reimbursement for Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services NEW!

    V. Pulmonary Rehabilitation for Miscellaneous Disorders

    31. Rehabilitation in Patients with Diseases other than Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    32. Exercise and Pulmonary Hypertension NEW!

    33. Rehabilitation for the Pediatric Patient with Pulmonary Disease

    VI. Benefits and the Future of Pulmonary Rehabilitation

    34. Benefits and the Future of Pulmonary Rehabilitation


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