"Physiotherapy for Respiratory and Cardiac Problems" is now internationally recognised as an essential textbook and reference source for students and practitioners working with patients with cardiac and respiratory problems. The book takes a problem solving approach to the practical skills necessary for the assessment, planning and implementation of physiotherapy for both children and adults. The text follows a clear and logical structure making it easy to read, facilitating quick reference and fast revision. It is divided into 2 main sections: Assessment, investigations, skills and techniques; and Physiotherapy and medical management. This new edition of "Physiotherapy for Respiratory and Cardiac Problems" continues to provide a reliable and comprehensive source of information for all those who are involved in providing this care.
Section 1. Assessment, investigations, skills, technique and management Assessment and investigation of patients problesm, Thoracic imaging. Paediatrics Assessment of cardiopulmonary function. The electrocardiogram and cardiac arrest (ECG). Paediatrics. Monitoring and interpreting medical investigations. Effects of positioning and mobilization Physiotherapy techniques. Patients' problems, management and outcomes. Interpersonal aspects of care: communication, counselling and health eduacation. Section 2. Physiotherapy and medical management Mechanical support. Paediatrics. Non invasive ventillation. Intensive care for the critically ill adult. Surgery for adults. Paediatrics. Pulmonary rehabilitation: a multidisciplinary intervention. Cardiac rehabilitation. Cardiopulmonary transplantation. Spinal cord injury. Care of the dying patient. Hyperventilation. Bronchiectasis, primary ciliary dyskinesia and cystic fibrosis. Normal values and abbreviations. Index.