A comprehensive, up-to-date textbook spanning the entire scope of cardiovascular and pulmonary practiceCardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy, Third Edition reflects the broadest possible spectrum of cardiovascular and pulmonary practice and draws upon the expertise of a carefully selected team of world-renowned contributors. This internationally acclaimed text reviews must-know background knowledge, thoroughly explains exercise principles, cites the best evidence, and integrates the American Physical Therapy Association’s approved practice patterns into the chapter content. Learn how to apply principles to practice in any setting with:• The Guide to Physical Therapy Practice integrated throughout, with an entire chapter devoted to its history and use • Preferred practice patterns for cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy form the core of eight chapters are used as springboards to describe interventions and outcomes • Case studies in practice pattern chapters allow you to experience the proper application of the practice patterns • The patient-client management model is used in the case studies with appropriate test, measures, and interventions selected from the practice patterns and applied to the patient • “International Perspectives” provide a way to gain insight into the global practice of physical therapy • Evidence-based and peer reviewed published material is included to help you develop specific intervention regimens • Online access to case-based exercises, video clips illustrating technical psychomotor skills, and demonstrations of cardiac and pulmonary physical exams
Summary of reference material related to the physical therapy treatment of patients with cardiac or pulmonary dysfunctions. It includes a variety of information, including normal anatomy and physiology, pathology and pathophysiology of commonly encountered cardiac and pulmonary disorders, laboratory values, diagnostic tests and procedures, surgical interventions, pharmacology, pediatrics, and physical therapy evaluation and treatment.Bulleted lists and numerous tables and figures make the information easy to reference and use.Many sections include clinical implications of other medical diagnoses - including conditions which affect a patient's ability to exercise or perform rehabilitation activities - so readers know how to tailor therapy to individual patient needs.Concise summaries provide quick access to the pathophysiological effects, clinical manifestations and available treatments of specific diagnoses.Extensive cross-referencing facilitates retrieval of information.
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West’s Pulmonary Pathophysiology: The Essentials offers accessible explanations of disease processes that affect the respiratory system. This best-selling companion to West’s Respiratory Physiology, Tenth Edition, has served generations of students. Dr. John B. West, together with new co-author Dr. Andrew M. Luks, presents the vital knowledge you need in a concise, straightforward manner that’s easy to understand. Learn the very latest on COPD, asthma, restrictive lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, and much more.See how pathophysiology applies to clinical practice with clinical vignettes in every chapter, followed by multiple-choice questions and answers to test your comprehension.Visualize concepts vividly with the aid of new radiographs, CT images, and color photomicrographs.Study with ease through abundant chapter outlines, Key Concepts boxes, bulleted review sections, and other helpful summaries.Prepare for exams with 75 multiple-choice review questions, accompanied by answers and explanations, inside the book as well as in an Interactive Question Bank online.
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Pulmonary Hypertension: A Patient’s Survival Guide is a a soup-to-nuts guide for pulmonary hypertension (PH) patients and their loved ones that covers topics like the mechanics of PH, the latest treatments, patient care and lifestyle issues. Written by a PH patient for fellow patients, this valuable resource is medically updated every year to keep up with the cutting-edge research and developments in the pulmonary hypertension field.Author Gail Boyer Hayes wrote the Survival Guide to help answer the questions that a newly diagnosed patient and his or her loved ones may have after leaving the doctor’s office with a PH diagnosis. The book explains the disease process, presently available treatments, and promising new treatments that may be available in the not-too-distant future.The book also frankly discusses difficult subjects like life expectancy, the risks of various treatments, and how PH can sometimes be inherited. Anecdotes about how other PH patients have coped with difficult situations and suggestions on how to make patients' and caregivers' lives easier are included, as are suggestions on getting insurance coverage and free legal help in dealing with government agencies. For those who want to explore beyond the covers of the book, there are descriptions of helpful organizations, websites, PH drug companies and more.
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In recent years, the climate surrounding the development and implementation of pulmonary rehabilitation programs has continued to evolve. Legal changes regarding program funding, compensation, and staffing are more dependent on effective certified pulmonary rehabilitation programming. To help those programs develop and succeed, the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) has updated the Guidelines for Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs to address the credentialing requirements. This revised fourth edition presents the most current best practices for the application of this complex and evolving clinical intervention. It discusses the individuated and interrelated components of pulmonary rehabilitation, including initial and ongoing assessment, collaborative self-management education, exercise training, psychosocial support, and outcomes measurement. This text also provides a scientific, practical framework to help practitioners do the following: •Understand the current requirements for accrediting pulmonary-based facilities •Design, implement, or update accredited pulmonary rehabilitation programs •Deliver optimal care to people with symptomatic respiratory needs •Address program issues in exercise, outcomes, and management of pulmonary-based programs Guidelines for Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs, Fourth Edition, is based on the most current scientific evidence and includes contributions from expert pulmonary rehabilitation professionals in nursing, medicine, physical therapy, respiratory therapy, and exercise physiology. In the fourth edition, readers will find significant updates and expanded discussion on the topic of psychosocial assessment. The fourth edition also includes a dedicated chapter detailing the AACVPR program certification process. In addition, readers will have access to updated appendixes, including a comprehensive set of forms, guidelines, questionnaires, and assessment tools. With continued advancements in the science, application, and credentialing of pulmonary rehabilitation programs, the fourth edition of Guidelines for Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs will assist practitioners in remaining up to date on the best practices in the field. This edition will become a valuable tool in assisting practitioners in understanding the components of pulmonary rehabilitation and applying best practices as well as updating and improving their existing programs to meet AACVPR certification requirements.