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


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About the editors

Beverley Harden

Affiliations and Expertise

Therapy Sevices Manager, Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester Therapy Manager

Jane Cross

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy, University of East Anglia, Norwich

Mary Ann Broad

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, Cardiff, UK Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff

Matthew Quint

Affiliations and Expertise

Respiratory Clinical Specialist, Solent Primary Care NHS Trust, Portsmouth, UK

Paul Ritson

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, Paediatric Critical Care, Royal Liverpool Children's NHS Trust (Alder Hey), Liverpool

Sandy Thomas

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK