Physical Therapy in Acute Care: A Clinician's Guide

Physical Therapy in Acute Care: A Clinician's Guide

By: Daniel J. Malone (author), Kathy Lee Bishop Lindsay (author)Paperback

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Safe and effective management of the patient is a top priority for every rehabilitation clinician in the acute care setting. Physical Therapy in Acute Care: A Clinician's Guide is a user-friendly, research-based text that enables the clinician to manage acute care patients successfully. Physical Therapy in Acute Care provides clinicians with an understanding of the basic physiological mechanism underlying normal function of all major organ systems, contrasted with the pathophysiology of disease or disorders that physical therapists will most often encounter in an acute care environment. Daniel Malone and Kathy Lee Bishop-Lindsay provide a comprehensive review of acute physical therapy best practice. This text builds upon basic, entry-level knowledge by addressing important components of an exam, discussing relevant medical tests, listing diseases and diagnoses alphabetically with brief medical management, and presenting case studies.

About Author

The physical therapy career of Daniel J. Malone MPT, CCS is highlighted by 15 years of acute care and cardiopulmonary practice and achieving specialist certification by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists. Since graduating from Temple University in 1992, Dan has been employed by the University of Pennsylvania Health System where his career has spanned all services from critical care to long-term care. His current position at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is the Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Team Leader where he provides a leadership role for the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine for staff education, research, staff and program development, and quality improvement initiatives pertaining to cardiovascular and pulmonary therapy service lines. Academically, Dan has coordinated the acute care and cardiovascular and pulmonary coursework for regional physical therapy programs including Hahnemann University, Neumann College, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and Arcadia University. He continues as an adjunct faculty member, providing lectures and laboratory guidance on the examination and interventions for patients with cardiopulmonary diseases and impairments at Arcadia University. Dan is active in the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Section of the APTA, serving as program chair for the past five years as well as being an elected member of the nominating committee. Additionally, he has served as a member of the Specialization Academy of Content Experts and the Standard Setting Committee for the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary specialization examination. In addition to his clinical practice, Dan is pursuing a PhD in physiology with an emphasis in acute lung injury in the School of Medicine at Temple University. Kathy Lee Bishop Lindsay, MS, PT, CCS has been passionate about cardiopulmonary physical therapy for over 25 years. She became a board certified cardiopulmonary specialist in 1993 and renewed her certification in 2003. She graduated from the University of Vermont in 1982 with a BS and received her advanced Masters in physical therapy from the Institute of Health Professions at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1991. Her realm of practice was grounded in acute care starting at a small community hospital in northeast Pennsylvania. She started the pulmonary rehabilitation program and then moved to Boston to attend graduate school as well as to work at Massachusetts General Hospital where she became a Senior Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapist. In 1993, she became the Cardiopulmonary Clinical Team Leader for the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and provided mentoring and staff development. In 1996, her position expanded to include the title of Clinical Director for the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program. Kathy Lee has been manager of the Emory HeartWiseSM Risk Reduction Program in Atlanta since 2000. This program provides wellness and prevention to the community as well as Emory Healthcare and University employees. Academically, Kathy Lee has instructed and coordinated cardiopulmonary classes at North Eastern University in Boston; Allegheny University; Beaver College (now Arcadia University), Widener University, and Luzerne County Community College in Pennsylvania; University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey; and Emory University in Atlanta. She has been a guest speaker on airway clearance as well as diabetes locally and nationally. She has spoken at the Combined Section Meeting as well as presenting poster and platform presentations. She has also been a moderator and a presenter at the North American Cystic Fibrosis Conferences and presented a poster at ACSM on the relationship of heart rate and perceived exertion altered by severity of Parkinson's disease. Her published chapters include "Physical Therapy Interventions: Practice Pattern C" in Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy, by DeTurk and Cahalin; "Rehabilitation for the Pediatric Patient with Pulmonary Disease" in Pulmonary Rehabilitation: Guidelines for Success, Third Edition, by Hodgkin JE, Celli BR, and Connors GL; and "Pulmonary Rehabilitation in the Intensive Care Unit" in Pulmonary Rehabilitation, by Fishman AP. Kathy Lee has participated in the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Standard Setting Meeting and has been an ABPTS writer for the specialty exam, chairman of the nominating committee for the Cardiopulmonary Section, and recently served on the Board of Directors for the Georgia Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781556425349
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 600
  • ID: 9781556425349
  • ISBN10: 1556425341

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