Key Features

  • Information on existing techniques and procedures is expanded and updated in chapters on lung transplantation, functional performance assessment and training, and the management of pulmonary rehabilitation services.
  • Illustrations, photographs, tables, and boxes address new and important information, reinforcing and simplifying the material.
  • A hard cover and portable size offer durability and convenience.
  • Reader-friendly features in each chapter include an outline, professional skills objectives, and a summary, allowing easy access to content and highlighting important concepts and ideas.

Table of Contents

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


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