Respiratory Physiotherapy: An On-Call Survival Guide

Respiratory Physiotherapy: An On-Call Survival Guide

Paperback Pocketbook Physiotherapy

By (author) Beverley Harden, By (author) Jane Cross, By (author) Mary Ann Broad, By (author) Matthew Quint, By (author) Paul Ritson, By (author) Sandy Thomas

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  • Publisher: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
  • Format: Paperback | 362 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 183mm x 18mm | 386g
  • Publication date: 28 November 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0702030031
  • ISBN 13: 9780702030031
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 84,617

Product description

The second edition of "Respiratory Physiotherapy" (formerly "Emergency Physiotherapy") continues to be a highly accessible and convenient guide which brings the insight of clinical experts in the field to the fingertips of the busy physiotherapist who are often exposed to challenging and stressful situations. Beverley Harden is now joined by a team of 5 additional Editors and the new edition has been completely revamped. It looks at assessment, management of and calls to specific areas while presenting key information in tables, bullets and summaries for quick reference on the ward. "Respiratory Physiotherapy" is the essential pocketbook for physiotherapy students on clinical placement, newly qualified physiotherapists, as well as for physiotherapists working in emergency settings who need a refresher.

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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