Acute Care Handbook for Physical Therapists - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9780323639194, 9780323639286

Acute Care Handbook for Physical Therapists

5th Edition

Authors: Jaime Paz Michele West
eBook ISBN: 9780323639286
eBook ISBN: 9780323639262
Paperback ISBN: 9780323639194
eBook ISBN: 9780323639279
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 12th October 2019
Page Count: 560

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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.

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.

Table of Contents

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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About the Authors

Jaime Paz

Jaime Paz

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Michele West

Michele West

Affiliations and Expertise

Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA