Physical Therapy and the Pulmonary Patient: Aspects of Evaluation and Treatment

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Psychology Press, 1987 - Medical - 99 pages
This new comprehensive volume is devoted to the assessment and treatment of the patient with respiratory dysfunction. Professionals on the cariopulmonary care team will appreciate this thorough study of the pulmonary patient. Physical Therapy and the Pulmonary Patient explores such topics as the use of health manpower in the care of patients, chest assessment, physical therapy and respiratory care of the patient with spinal cord injury, care of the pediatric pulmonary patient, interpretation of arterial blood gases, and drug therapy for the patient with chronic lung disease. Contributors to this valuable volume include physical therapists with extensive experience in the area of cardiopulmonary care, a certified clinical specialist in medical and surgical nursing, and a pharmacist actively engaged in the care of pulmonary patients.
 

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Contents

The Chest Examination
11
with Acute Spinal Cord Injury
45
Physical Therapy Intervention in the Pediatric Pulmonary
63
Interpreting Arterial Blood Gas Measurements in
77
Drug Therapy of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
85
Infection
91
Conclusions
98
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