Documentation for Rehabilitation

Author: Lori Quinn
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323312330
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Better patient management starts with better documentation! Documentation for Rehabilitation: A Guide to Clinical Decision Making in Physical Therapy, 3rd Edition shows how to accurately document treatment progress and patient outcomes. Designed for use by rehabilitation professionals, documentation guidelines are easily adaptable to different practice settings and patient populations. Realistic examples and practice exercises reinforce concepts and encourage you to apply what you've learned. Written by expert physical therapy educators Lori Quinn and James Gordon, this book will improve your skills in both documentation and clinical reasoning. A practical framework shows how to organize and structure PT records, making it easier to document functional outcomes in many practice settings, and is based on the International Classification for Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) model - the one adopted by the APTA. Coverage of practice settings includes documentation examples in acute care, rehabilitation, outpatient, home care, and nursing homes, as well as a separate chapter on documentation in pediatric settings. Guidelines to systematic documentation describe how to identify, record, measure, and evaluate treatment and therapies - especially important when insurance companies require evidence of functional progress in order to provide reimbursement. Workbook/textbook format uses examples and exercises in each chapter to reinforce your understanding of concepts. NEW Standardized Outcome Measures chapter leads to better care and patient management by helping you select the right outcome measures for use in evaluations, re-evaluations, and discharge summaries. UPDATED content is based on data from current research, federal policies and APTA guidelines, including incorporation of new terminology from the Guide to Physical Therapist 3.0 and ICD-10 coding. EXPANDED number of case examples covers an even broader range of clinical practice areas.

Acute Care Handbook for Physical Therapists

Author: Jaime C Paz
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455728950
Format: PDF, ePub
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Review of body system basics and disease processes in each chapter provides concise information to help you better manage patients in a hospital setting.Familiarizes you with the acute care environment by explaining medical terminology, hospital protocol, and surgical workupsIncludes updated information on medications, laboratory and diagnostic tests, and surgical and invasive procedures pertinent to physical therapy practiceClinical tips throughout the text show you how to maximize safety, quality, and efficiency of care. Over 350 illustrations, tables, and boxed text highlight essential concepts and procedures for quick reference. Uses terminology consistent with the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, Second EditionFocuses on evidence-based practice to help you determine the best interventions including recent literature regarding rehabilitation in the critical care setting. NEW! Pertinent practice patterns from the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, Second Edition are included in each chapter. NEW! Additional illustrations to improve comprehension of the materialNEW! More pharmacologic implications for physical therapists, specifically concerning side effects and use of combination drugs. NEW! Additional decision-making algorithms facilitate critical thinking in the clinical setting. NEW! Updated surgical and invasive procedures include minimally invasive orthopedic surgery, bariatric procedures, and complete insight into circulatory assist devices. NEW! Expanded neurological chapter including vestibular dysfunction tests and measures, a discussion of dementia, and the latest in stroke evaluation and management. NEW! Revised appendices discuss the latest concepts in documentation standards, palliative care, and patient safety. NEW! Slimmer, larger format allows the book to lie open for easier reading. NEW! Improved design highlighting clinical tips and other key features lets you locate important information quickly in a busy clinical setting.

Functional Outcomes Documentation for Rehabilitation

Author: Lori Quinn
Publisher: W B Saunders Company
ISBN: 9780721689470
Format: PDF, ePub
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This hands-on textbook/workbook teaches readers how to document functional outcomes in a clear, logical progression. Extensive examples and exercises in each chapter highlight the essential points of functional outcomes documentation, designed to help improve client function and reduce disability as well as provide evidence of functional progress for insurance payment and reimbursement. Provides both theoretical foundations and a practical approach to functional outcomes documentation. Presents a top-down perspective on rehabilitation, based on the Nagi disablement model. Numerous examples and exercises in every chapter allow readers to put documentation skills into practice as they learn essential theoretical concepts. An overview of key legal issues related to physical therapy documentation is provided. Functional outcomes documentation in a variety of settings is covered, including acute care, rehabilitation, outpatient, home care, nursing homes, pediatrics, school settings, and group homes. Examples illustrate a range of impairments featuring different client groups that challenge students to consider real-life scenarios.

Evidence Based Practice Across the Health Professions

Author: Tammy Hoffmann
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0729582272
Format: PDF, Docs
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An expanded and revised new E-book edition of the respected evidence-based practice (EBP) foundation text. Evidence-based Practice across the Health Professions, 2nd Edition E-book provides health professions students with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to become evidence-based clinicians. Years after its 2009 publication, Evidence-based Practice across the Health Professions remains one of the few truly multidisciplinary evidence-based practice textbooks meeting the needs of undergraduate and postgraduate students enrolled in inter-professional courses. Fully revised and expanded, the second edition of this key health textbook picks up where the first left off: demystifying the practice of finding and using evidence to inform decision-making across a range of professions and roles within the healthcare sector. Evidence-based Practice across the Health Professions, 2nd Edition E-book covers an additional three health disciplines - now totalling 12 - and features a new chapter on the important role of organisations in promoting evidence-based practice. Additional new content includes a greater emphasis on reflection, new clinical scenarios and additional examples of systematic reviews. The authors’ focused, user-friendly approach helps students understand the importance and implications of evidence-based practice, and addresses the growing importance of collaborative practice and the reality of multidisciplinary health teams in the overall healthcare environment. Worked examples of a wide range of case scenarios and appraised papers (some are discipline-specific and others are multidisciplinary). Designed to be used by students from a wide range of health professions, thus facilitating the student’s ability to understand the needs of multi-disciplinary health-care teams in a real-life setting. Includes a detailed chapter on implementing evidence into practice and other topics that are not typically addressed in other texts, such as a chapter about how to communicate evidence to clients and another that discusses the role of clinical reasoning in evidence-based practice. Summary points at the end of each chapter. Supported by an Evolve resource package that contains revision questions that utilize a range of question formats. Three new health disciplines covered - human movement & exercise science, pharmacy and paramedicine - with new clinical scenarios. New chapter - Embedding evidence-based practice into routine clinical care. Elsevier’s Evolve - an expanded suite of online assets to provide additional teaching and student resources. New examples of appraising and using systematic reviews of qualitative evidence (meta-synthesis). Nine new contributors including paramedicine, CAMS, qualitative EBP and nursing. New larger format and internal design.

Fundamentals of Musculoskeletal Imaging

Author: Lynn N McKinnis
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 0803641079
Format: PDF, Docs
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Here’s everything Physical Therapists need to know about medical imaging. This comprehensive guide helps you develop the skills and knowledge you need to accurately interpret imaging studies and understand written reports. Lynn McKinnis, 2009 winner of APTA’s Helen J. Hislop Award for Outstanding Contributions to Professional Literature, guides you every step of the way. Begin with a basic introduction to radiology; then progress to evaluating radiographs and advanced imaging from head to toe. Imaging for commonly seen traumas and pathologies, as well as case studies prepare you to meet the most common to complex challenges in clinical and practice.

Evidence based Rehabilitation

Author: Mary C. Law
Publisher: SLACK Incorporated
ISBN: 9781556427688
Format: PDF, ePub
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This text provides the most up-to-date information on evidence-based practice, the concepts underlying evidence-based practice, and implementing evidence into the rehabilitation practice. This text is organized by the steps of the process of evidence-based practice--introduction to evidence-based practice, finding the evidence, assessing the evidence, and using the evidence.

Teaching and Learning in Physical Therapy

Author: Margaret M. Plack
Publisher: SLACK Incorporated
ISBN: 1556428723
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Teaching and Learning in Physical Therapy: From Classroom to Clinic is a text seeking to guide the development of effective teaching strategies for use in both the classroom and the clinical setting. Margaret Plack and Maryanne Driscoll have developed this text with over 35 years of experience in teaching, research and clinical work. This experience has given them to opportunity to discover the best ways to students learn at different ages and stages of development. Teaching and Learning in Physical Therapy is grounded in current literature and has a theoretical basis in reflective practice, active learning strategies, and brain compatible instruction. Also included is practical information that allows students, educators, and clinicians, working with both students and patients, to develop instructional strategies that will work best in a variety of settings. Features included: • A user-friendly approach integrating theory and practical application throughout • References and suggested reading at the end of each chapter • Classroom and clinical vignettes to help reinforce concepts • Integrative problem solving activities and reflective questions Teaching and Learning in Physical Therapy: From Classroom to Clinic is applicable in both the classroom and clinical setting, making it ideal for physical therapy students, educators, and clinicians as well as other health care practitioners and educators.

Neurologic Interventions for Physical Therapy

Author: Suzanne "Tink" Martin
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455740209
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Master the role of the physical therapist or physical therapist assistant in neurologic rehabilitation! Neurologic Interventions for Physical Therapy, 3rd Editionhelps you develop skills in the treatment interventions needed to improve the function of patients with neurologic deficits. It provides a solid foundation in neuroanatomy, motor control, and motor development, and offers clear, how-to guidelines to rehabilitation procedures. Case studies help you follow best practices for the treatment of children and adults with neuromuscular impairments caused by events such as spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy, and traumatic brain injuries. Written by physical therapy experts Suzanne 'Tink' Martin and Mary Kessler, this market-leading text will help you prepare for the neurological portion of the PTA certification exam and begin a successful career in physical therapy practice. Comprehensive coverage of neurologic rehabilitation explores concepts in neuroanatomy, motor control and motor learning, motor development, and evidence-based treatment of adults and children with neuromuscular impairments.Over 700 photos and drawings clarify concepts, show anatomy, physiology, evaluation, and pathology, and depict the most current rehabilitation procedures and technology.Case studies demonstrate the patient examination and treatment process, and show how to achieve consistency in documentation.Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation chapter describes how PNF can be used to improve a patient's performance of functional tasks by increasing strength, flexibility, and range of motion - key to the treatment of individuals post stroke.Review questions are included at the end of each chapter, with answers at the back of the book.Illustrated step-by-step intervention boxes, tables, and charts highlight important information, and make it easy to find instructions quickly.Use of language of the APTA Guide to Physical Therapist Practice ensures that you understand and comply with best practices recommended by the APTA. NEW photographs of interventions and equipment reflect the most current rehabilitation procedures and technology.UPDATED study resources on the Evolve companion website include an intervention collection, study tips, and additional review questions and interactive case studies.

Physical Therapy of the Shoulder E Book

Author: Robert A. Donatelli
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1437715311
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The leading reference on shoulder rehabilitation, Physical Therapy of the Shoulder, 5th Edition provides complete information on the functional anatomy of the shoulder, the mechanics of movement, and the evaluation and treatment of shoulder disorders. It promotes current, evidence-based practice with coverage of the latest rehabilitation and surgical techniques. Case studies show the clinical application of key principles, and follow the practice patterns from the APTA Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, 2nd Edition, relating to shoulder disorders. Edited by Robert Donatelli, a well-known lecturer and consultant for professional athletes, this book includes a companion website with video clips demonstrating shoulder therapy techniques and procedures. State-of-the-art coverage details the latest rehabilitation and surgical techniques and procedures of shoulder disorders. The integration of practice patterns from the APTA Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, 2nd Edition, demonstrates APTA guidelines for managing shoulder disorders. Case studies in each clinical chapter show the management of real-life situations. Video clips on the companion website demonstrate examination techniques, function tests, treatment techniques, and exercises. Updated neurology and surgery sections provide the most current, evidence-based practice parameters. New case studies are added to show the clinical application of therapy principles. Video clips on the companion Evolve website demonstrate additional techniques, exercises, and tests.