Physiotherapy in Respiratory Care – Special book on respiratory system
Physiotherapy in Respiratory Care is a reference book on respiratory care which offers case studies and question and answer sections to enourage the reader to think through and relate to actual situations. This book covers all essential topics related to respiratory care. The important concepts of pharmacology and physiology are explored using case studies.
The importance of psychosocial domains, ethical issues, communication skills and basic life support techniques are also addressed.
Lays the foundation for problem solving by integrating physiology and practice. The majority of the book is then devoted to physiotherpay management and its rationale. It specifically addresses the problems of patients with breathlessness, those undergoing surgery or in intensive care, the elderly and children. Pulmonary rehabilitation and home management reflect changing policies in health care. Advice on emergencies and on-calls is given with flow charts to assist decision making. Physiological reasoning, putcome measures, and critical review are themes throughout, and the book concludes with an evaluation of respiratory physiotherapy.
The book is intended for trainees and practitioners in respiratory therapy who wish to develop the ability to think critically and independently. The book is also useful for postgraduate students in health sciences and allied professions.