Clinical Management Notes and Case Histories in Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy is a succinct guide that facilitates a case-based learning approach to cardiopulmonary care. This one-of-a-kind text combines evidence-based assessment and management skills and well-thought-out cases of typical presentations of pulmonary and cardiovascular conditions. This combined approach helps students and clinicians learn meaningful skills in a clinically relevant manner.
Two primary components present in Clinical Management Notes and Case Histories in Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy are notes on cardiopulmonary assessment and management, and case histories involving respiratory and cardiovascular conditions commonly viewed by physical therapists. Accompanying the notes are thought-provoking questions and problems that enable the reader to establish a foundation of core concepts. The presentation of case histories further facilitates the development of integral skills and enables the reader to integrate those core concepts into a clinical setting. Also, question and answer guides accompany the patient profiles.
The two-fold evidence and case based learning approach used by authors W. Darlene Reid, BMR(PT), PhD and Frank Chung, BSc(PT), MSc allows for a more engaging experience. Students are able to learn and develop skills to prepare them for their professional transition while clinicians can use the text as a reference tool.
A Few of the Cardiopulmonary Assessment Topics:
- Physical Examinations
- Chest Radiology
- Pulmonary Function Testing
- EKG Interpretation
A Few of the Cardiopulmonary Management Topics:
- Clinical Decision Making and Setting Treatment Goals
- Mobilization and Exercise Training
- Breathing Exercises
- Medical and Surgical Interventions
Case Histories Include:
- Brief history
- Description of physical presentation
- Arterial blood values, chest x-rays, EKG results and/or pulmonary function report