Respiratory Physiotherapy

An On-Call Survival Guide

By

  • Beverley Harden, MSc, BSc(Hons), MCSP, Therapy Sevices Manager, Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester Therapy Manager
  • Jane Cross, EdD, MSc, Grad Dip Phys, MCSP, Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy, University of East Anglia, Norwich
  • Mary Ann Broad, BSc, MCSP, MSc MSc(Critical care), BSc(Physiotherapy), MCSP, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, Cardiff, UK Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff
  • Matthew Quint, Grad Dip Phys, MCSP, MPhil, Respiratory Clinical Specialist, Solent Primary Care NHS Trust, Portsmouth, UK
  • Paul Ritson, MCSP, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, Paediatric Critical Care, Royal Liverpool Children's NHS Trust (Alder Hey), Liverpool
  • Sandy Thomas, MEd, Cert Ed, MCSP, Dip TP, Senior Lecturer, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK

The second edition of RESPIRATORY PHYSIOTHERAPY (formerly EMERGENCY PHYSIOTHERAPY) continues to be a highly accessible and convenient guide which brings the insight of clinical experts in the field to the fingertips of the busy physiotherapist who are often exposed to challenging and stressful situations. 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.
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Book information

  • Published: November 2008
  • Imprint: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-3003-1


Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Learning for and from being on call

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