Physical Therapy in Acute Care: A Clinician?s Guide

by Daniel Malone (Editor), Kathy Lee Bishop Lindsay (Editor)
Physical Therapy in Acute Care: A Clinician’s Guide is a user-friendly, pocket-sized, evidence-based text that guides and reinforces successful acute care patient management.

Physical Therapy in Acute Care provides clinicians with an understanding of the basic physiological mechanisms underlying normal function of all major organ systems, contrasted with the pathophysiology of the disease and disorders that physical therapists will most often encounter in an acute care environment.

Inside the pages of Physical Therapy in Acute Care, Daniel Malone and Kathy Lee Bishop-Lindsay provide a comprehensive review of acute physical therapy best practice. This text builds upon fundamental knowledge by addressing important components of patient examination, discussing relevant medical tests, and listing diseases and diagnoses alphabetically with brief medical management.

Some Chapter Topics Include:
Cardiovascular, pulmonary, musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and neurological diseases and disorders
The immune system and infectious disease
Oncology rehabilitation
Wound care
Transplantation
Each chapter highlights important physical therapy concerns, examination findings, and rehabilitation interventions. In addition, Physical Therapy in Acute Care includes numerous tables, figures, review questions, and case studies that highlight the physical therapy patient care model as outlined in the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice.

Exciting features:
An in-depth description of laboratory tests and procedures incorporating the physiologic significance of abnormal findings
Pharmacologic information for each organ system chapter including side effects of common medical interventions
A chapter on deconditioning and bed rest effects in the acute care environment
A discharge recommendation decision tree
Whether you are a student of physical therapy, a physical therapist entering the acute care environment, or an experienced acute care physical therapist, Physical Therapy in Acute Care is the only resource for successful patient management you will need by your side.

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