Key Features

  • Emphasizes communication skills vital for establishing rapport and gathering data.
  • Patient interview guides identify what data to collect and how to use it.
  • Overview of the physical examination lays the foundation for different diagnosis and recognition of conditions.
  • A section on Special Populations equips the PT to handle common problems encountered in primary care.
  • Unique approach details pharmacology and diagnostic procedures from a PT perspective for clinically relevant guidance.

Table of Contents

SECTION I FOUNDATIONS

1. Primary Care: Physical Therapy Models

2. Evidence-Based Examination of Diagnostic Information

3. Cultural Competence: An Essential Element of Primary Health Care

4. Pharmacologic Considerations for the Physical Therapist

5 .The Patient Interview: The Science Behind the Art

SECTION II EXAMINATION/EVALUATION

Prologue

6. Symptom Investigation Part I-Chief Complaint by Body Region

7. Symptom Investigation: Part II-Chief Complaint by Symptom

8. Patient Health History Including Identifying Health Risk Factors

9. Review of Systems

10. The Patient Interview: The Physical Examination Begins!

11. Systems Review for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Systems and Vital Signs

12. Upper Quadrant Screening Examination

13. Lower Quadrant Screening Examination

14. Diagnostic Imaging

15. Laboratory Tests and Values

SECTION III SPECIAL POPULATIONS

16. The Adolescent Population

17. The Obstetric Client

18. The Geriatric Population

19. A Health and Wellness Perspective in Primary Care

20. Top 10 Medical Conditions to Screen For: The Do-Not-Want-to Miss List

Details

No. of pages:
432
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
Electronic ISBN:
9781455757701
Electronic ISBN:
9781455777105
Electronic ISBN:
9781437715439
Print ISBN:
9781416061052

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