Physiotherapy in Respiratory Care 3rd Edition – A problem-solving approach to respiratory and cardiac
Respiratory care is an immensely satisfying branch of physiotherapy. It challenges our intellect, exploits our handling skills and employs our humanity to the full.
Physiotherapy in Respiratory Care 3rd Edition is both art and science. It is not an exact science. Effectiveness depends on problem-solving. This requires practice in defining problems, evidence-based knowledge to address problems, and a clear perspective of patients’ needs. Clinicians, students and educationists expect integration of theory and practice, explanations that are referenced and physiologically sound, and exact detail of technique. This Physiotherapy in Respiratory Care 3rd Edition is written for such readers and for those who question fundamental assumptions and traditional rituals.
The third edition is updated for a health-care system that is discharging patients from hospital ‘quicker and sicker’. This edition also takes account of patients who have become more knowledgeable through the media and the Internet. There is extra coverage of practical and safety tips because pressures on students allow less time for practice.
There are patient handouts, tables of exerCIses, flow charts and many illustrations in the third edition. Outcomes are identified for each problem, and evaluation of practice continues to be developed in response to the needs of patients, clinicians and employers. The glossary serves as a quick reference guide or can be read in its own right.
An abbreviated case study with each chapter reinforces problem-solving, goal-setting and xray interpretation. Snippets of literature appraisal are interspersed to hone critical thinking. Patient experiences and research findings are incorporated throughout.
The Physiotherapy in Respiratory Care 3rd Edition is suitable for physiotherapists from student level to accomplished clinician because problem-solving requires thinking rather than experience. It is also suitable for specialist respiratory nurses. The clinician will find here the opportunity to achieve clarity of thought and develop mastery in respiratory care. Enjoy it.