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Respiratory Physiotherapy

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. Case studies that cover common emergency situations Self-assessment questions which offer the reader verification of their comprehension and clinical reasoning skills A-Z of treatment techniques Appendices including normal values and common drugs used in critical care areas so that essential information is always at hand
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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

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