Acute Care Handbook for Physical Therapists, 4th Edition

Acute Care Handbook for Physical Therapists

4th Edition

By Jaime C. Paz, MS, PT, Clinical Associtate Professor, Division of Physical Therapy, Walsh University, North Canton, OH; Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Bouve College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University, Boston, MA and Michele P. West, MS, PT, Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA


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