Familiarize yourself with the acute care environment and confidently develop patient rehabilitation plans with this essential guide to physical therapy practice in a clinical setting. Acute Care Handbook for Physical Therapists, Third Edition helps you understand and interpret hospital protocol, medical terminology, and the medical-surgical aspects of acute care. Each chapter focuses on a body system and includes a review of basic structure and function, an overview of a medical-surgical workup, a review of pathophysiology, information on pharmacology, and guidelines for physical therapy intervention. This edition features a larger, slimmer design that highlights clinical tips, decision-making aids, and practice patterns throughout the text so that you can easily locate these tools and apply them to your practice. If you are unfamiliar with the complex acute care environment, this comprehensive resource is just what you need to become more comfortable and better able to manage the specific needs of your patients.
Part 1: Introduction 1. The Acute Care Setting 2. The Medical Record
Part 2: Systems 3. Cardiac System 4. Respiratory System 5. Musculoskeletal System Appendix:Management and Physical Therapy Interventions for Fractures 6. Nervous System 7. Vascular System and Hematology 8. Gastrointestinal System 9. Genitourinary System 10. Endocrine System
Part 3: Diagnoses 11. Oncology 12. Burns and Wounds 13. Infectious Diseases Appendix: Disorders of Altered Immunity 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. Postural Drainage 23. Functional Tests