- Paperback: 362 pages
- Publisher: Churchill Livingstone; 2 edition (28 Nov. 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0702030031
- ISBN-13: 978-0702030031
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.5 x 18.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 45,360 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Respiratory Physiotherapy: An On-Call Survival Guide, 2e (Essential Facts at Your Fingertips) Paperback – 28 Nov 2008
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The second edition of "Respiratory Physiotherapy" (formerly "Emergency Physiotherapy") continues to be a highly accessible and convenient guide which brings the insight of clinical experts in the field to the fingertips of the busy physiotherapist who are often exposed to challenging and stressful situations. Beverley Harden is now joined by a team of 5 additional Editors and the new edition has been completely revamped. It looks at assessment, management of and calls to specific areas while presenting key information in tables, bullets and summaries for quick reference on the ward. "Respiratory Physiotherapy" is the essential pocketbook for physiotherapy students on clinical placement, newly qualified physiotherapists, as well as for physiotherapists working in emergency settings who need a refresher.
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Top Customer Reviews
As a student I think is a good investment for further practice and of use on respiratory and other related placements to help aid understanding of the patients you'll see.
This book is a great improvement for students on the previous edition: Emergency Physiotherapy.
Now with colour, half the size (and thus now actually able to fit in a tunic pocket!) and clear and concise, this book is much easier to navigate and read.
Chapters on respiratory assessment, chest x-ray interpretation and typical respiratory problems management give a clear grounding in basic respiratory skills. Additional `on-call' chapters and case studies based around patients found in a variety of different areas (neurology, paeds, oncology etc.) give more specific information on what to expect and methods of management.
This book applies just as much to qualified physios as students on their first respiratory placement. A must have for anyone navigating the complexity of respiratory physiotherapy. I'll certainly be keeping mine in my pocket!
It includes points to consider when assessing both adults and children, plus clinical signs and treatment ideas for a range of conditions, all set out in clear tables. There are some helpful pictures, including a good selection of photos to help with chest x-ray interpretation. Case studies are easy to find at the back, so you can practise, along with tables of normal ranges.
For those on-call, the book includes individual chapters on different specialties including ICU, neonatal, oncology and cardiothoracic.
Overall, I would say it's definitely worth considering investing in this book, especially if you are newly-qualified.
The layout is clear and easy to follow and navigate, with chapters including preparation for being on-call, assessment, interpretation of x-rays and management of respiratory problems. It also includes specifics on specialist areas such as neonatal, paediatrics and neurological patients.
The diagrams, case-studies and inclusion of normal values make it user-friendly.
I feel that this is a great book for any physiotherapist inexperienced in the respiratory speciality as it is an excellent starting point covering much of the basic physiotherapy management. It also provides further reading suggestions for anyone wishing to further their knowledge.
Definitely a thumbs up from me.
Plus it has a wipe clean cover and fits nicely in your tunic pocket/is easily hidden in the office drawers away from the mysterious hospital pixies.
I bought this book to revise before job interviews for physio. Not only I'm not scared of respiratory area of physio which always seemed like a different profession but was able to answer every respiratory question they asked.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Better than my expectations, easy to follow step by step guide to problem solving to give the best treatment when providing respiratory care.Published on 30 April 2013 by li li t
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