Improve your understanding of the cardiopulmonary system with Essentials of Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy, 4th Edition. Based on best practices prescribed in The Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, this new edition provides comprehensive coverage of anatomy, physiology, and cardiopulmonary assessment, along with expanded chapters on the growing topics of early mobilization of the ICU patient and acute care management. Using a practical approach, expert author Ellen Hillegass also discusses pathophysiology, pharmacology, and interventions in the outpatient setting.
Evidence-based content reflects the latest research in the field and incorporates the use of ICF.
Material uses best practices defined by the American Physical Therapy Association.
Clinical tips give you real-world hints and suggestions from practicing clinicians.
NEW! Expanded chapters cover early mobilization of the ICU patient and acute care management.
NEW! Updated references emphasize evidence-based information from the text.
NEW! Full-color printing enhances text.
TABLE OF CONTENTS Section I - Anatomy and Physiology 1. Anatomy of the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Systems 2. Physiology of the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Systems Section II - Pathophysiology 3. Ischemic Cardiovascular Conditions and Other Vascular Pathologies 4. Cardiac Muscle Dysfunction and Failure 5. Restrictive Lung Dysfunction 6. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases 7. Cardiopulmonary Implications of Specific Diseases Section III - Diagnostic Tests and Procedures 8. Cardiovascular Diagnostic Tests and Procedures 9. Electrocardiography 10. Pulmonary Diagnostic Tests and Procedures Section IV - Surgical Interventions, Monitoring, and Support 11. Cardiovascular and Thoracic Interventions 12. Thoracic Organ Transplantation: Heart and Lung 13. Monitoring and Life-Support Equipment Section V - Pharmacology 14. Cardiovascular Medications 15. Pulmonary Medications Section VI - Cardiopulmonary Assessment and Intervention 16. Examination and Assessment Procedures 17. Interventions for Acute Cardiopulmonary Conditions 18. Interventions and Prevention Measures for Individuals with Cardiovascular Disease or Risk of Disease 19. Pulmonary Rehabilitation 20. Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy 21. The Lymphatic System 22. Outcome Measures: A Guide for the Evidence-Based Practice of Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy