Acute Care Handbook for Physical Therapists, 3rd Edition

Acute Care Handbook for Physical Therapists

3rd Edition

By Jaime C. Paz, MS, PT, Assistant Clinical Specialist, Department of Physical Therapy, Northeastern University, Boston; Adjunct Faculty Member, Department of Physical Therapy, Simmons College, Boston; Adjunct Physical Therapist, Care Group Home Care, Belmont, MA, USA; and Michele P. West, MS, PT, Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA

Ch01: Cardiac System
Ch02: Respiratory System
Ch03: Musculoskeletal System
Ch03-A: Management and Physical Therapy Interventions for Fractures
Ch04: Nervous System
Ch05: Oncology
Ch06: Vascular System and Hematology
Ch07: Burns and Wounds
Ch08: Gastrointestinal System
Ch09: Genitourinary System
Ch10: Infectious Diseases
Ch10-A: Disorders of Altered Immunity
Ch11: Endocrine System
Ch12: Organ Transplantation

Appendix I-A: The Medical Record
Appendix I-B: Acute Care Setting
Appendix II: Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalances
Appendix III-A: Medical-Surgical Equipment in the Acute Care Setting
Appendix III-B: Mechanical Ventilation
Appendix III-C: Circulatory Assist Devices
Appendix IV: Pharmacologic Agents
Appendix V: Anesthesia: Perioperative and Postoperative Considerations
Appendix VI: Pain Management
Appendix VII: Amputation
Appendix VIII: Postural Drainage
Appendix IX: Functional Tests
Appendix X: Physical Therapy Considerations for Patients who Complain of Chest Pain