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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 situationsSelf-assessment questions which offer the reader verification of their comprehension and clinical reasoning skillsA-Z of treatment techniquesAppendices 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 callChapter 2 Practical on call preparation Chapter 3 Respiratory assessmentChapter 4 Paediatric specificsChapter 5 Chest X-ray interpretationChapter 6 The management of sputum retentionChapter 7 The management of volume lossChapter 8 The management of increased work of breathingChapter 9 Management of respiratory failureChapter 10 Calls to adult intensive careChapter 11 Calls to paediatric IUC (PICU)Chapter 12 Calls to the medical unit Chapter 13 Calls to the surgical wardChapter 14 Calls to the neurological/neurosurgical unitChapter 15 Call to the cardiothoracic unitChapter 16 Calls to the oncology unitChapter 17 - Calls to the paediatric unitChapter 18 Calls to the neonatal unitChapter 19 Respiratory physiotherapy treatmentsChapter 20 Case Studies - Adult intensive care; Paediatric intensive care; Medical unit; Surgical unit; Neurological unit; Cardiothoracic unit; Thoracic unit; Haematology unit; Oncology patient; Paediatric wardAppendix 1 AbbreviationsAppendix 2 Normal values Appendix 3 Surgical incisions Appendix 4 Common drugs used in critical care areas

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