Evidence to Practice
Commensurate with an emphasis on evidence-based practice and health competencies to improve patient outcomes, get a solid foundation in cardiovascular and pulmonary physiology and rehabilitation! Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy: Evidence and Practice, 6th Edition provides a holistic, person-centered approach to the spectrum of cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy. From examination and evaluation to interventions, this book guides you through the health promotion strategies for maximizing patients' health and wellbeing, in conjunction with managing the needs of patients with acute and chronic conditions, those in intensive care units, and of special populations such as children and elders. Selected case studies translate related scientific research into evidence-based practice and enhance clinical decision making. Now including an enhanced eBook version (with print purchase), this text details the latest best practices to help achieve the best physical therapy outcomes.
Coverage of evidence-based practice includes the latest research from leading top-tier journals to support physical therapist clinical reasoning and decision making.
Realistic scenarios and case examples show the application of concepts to evidence-based practice.
Holistic approach supports treating the whole person rather than just the symptoms of a disease or disorder, covering medical, physiological, psychological, psychosocial, therapeutic, practical, and methodological aspects.
Full-color photos and illustrations enhance your understanding of the book's concepts, ideas, and management considerations.
Emphasis on the terminology and guidelines of the APTA's Guide to Physical Therapist Practice keeps the book consistent with the practice standards in physical therapy, including the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health.
Primary and secondary cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions are emphasized, along with their co-existence.
Multimorbidity focus is used rather than a single-disease framework, with attention to implications for assessment, management, and evaluation.
Integrated approach to oxygen transport demonstrates how the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems function interdependently to support all organ systems.
Key terms and review questions in each chapter focus your learning on important concepts and translating these into practice.
NEW! Updated content reflects the latest research and clinical practice in the field.
NEW! eBook version included only with print purchase allows you to access all the text, figures, and references, with the ability to search, customize your content, make notes and highlights, and have content read aloud.
NEW! Video clips, interviews with authors and other experts in their fields, and more are available in the eBook version included only with print purchase.
NEW! Expanded contributions from experts from multiple countries maximize the validity of content.