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Author Paz, Jaime C., 1966- author.
Title Acute care handbook for physical therapists / Jaime Paz C. and Michele P. West.
Published Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : Saunders, 2014.
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 Electronic Book  RC55 .P375 2014eb    ONLINE
Edition Fourth edition.
Description 1 online resource (xv, 512 pages) : illustrations
Content Type text
Format online resource
Note Previous edition: 2009.
Summary Familiarize yourself with the acute care environment with this essential guide to physical therapy practice in an acute care setting. Acute Care Handbook for Physical Therapists, 4th Edition helps you understand and interpret hospital protocol, safety, medical-surgical 'lingo', and the many aspects of patient are from the emergency department to the intensive care unit to the general ward. This restructured new edition streamlines the text into four parts- Introduction, Systems, Diagnoses, and Interventions to make the book even easier to use as a quick reference. Intervention algorithms, updated illustrations, and language consistent with the ICF model all help you digest new information and become familiar with new terminology. This comprehensive resource is just what you need to better manage the specific needs of your patients in the complex acute care environment. Intervention algorithms, tables, boxes, and clinical tips highlight key information about the acute care environment in a format that makes finding and digesting information easy.The major body system chapters provide the evidence-based information you need to understand the complex issues of patients in the acute care environment so you can optimally manage the needs of your patients.Current information on medications, laboratory tests, diagnostics, and intervention methods relevant to patients in the acute care environment illustrates how the acute care environment can impact these elements.Clinical tips highlight key points and provide access to the tips and tricks accumulated over a career by an experienced clinician.Language consistent with the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, 2nd Edition offers common linguistic ground through the use of Guide standards.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Medicine -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Hospital care -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Physical therapists -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Related Names West, Michele P., 1969- author.
Collection Title Elsevier ScienceDirect Health Professions 2013.
Related To Print version: Paz, Jaime C., 1966- author. Acute care handbook for physical therapists. Fourth edition 9781455728961 (OCoLC)858312022
ISBN 9780323227551 electronic bk.
0323227554 electronic bk.
OCLC number 860862597