Introduction to Orthotics E Book

Author: Brenda M. Coppard
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 032329104X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Covering the theory, design, and fabrication of orthotic devices, Introduction to Orthotics: A Clinical Reasoning & Problem-Solving Approach, 4th Edition helps you master the skills you need to choose and fit effective orthoses for patients with hand injuries and functional deficits. It emphasizes upper extremity splinting, with additional coverage of lower extremity orthotics and upper extremity prosthetics, and offers case studies promoting clinical reasoning and problem solving. This edition includes new chapters on orthotics of the shoulder and orthotic systems, plus online videos demonstrating fabrication and fitting techniques. Written by occupational therapy educators Brenda Coppard and Helene Lohman, this textbook/workbook is ideal for students and as a practical resource for occupational therapists and therapy assistants in the clinical setting. Student Resources on Evolve Video clips Learning activities Additional case studies Review questions and answers Self-quiz questions and answers Fabrication procedures from the text Forms from the text Grading sheets from the text How-To videos on the Evolve companion website let you watch the construction of orthotics again and again to increase your proficiency. Review questions and self-quizzes reinforce your comprehension of the material. Case studies in each chapter show how concepts relate to real-life clinical practice. Self-evaluation forms allow you to analyze your strengths and weaknesses related to new orthotic intervention techniques. Laboratory exercises test your clinical reasoning and technical skills. High-quality photos and line drawings illustrate key concepts and techniques. Combined textbook/workbook format makes it easier to develop fundamental skills in the theory, design, and fabrication of orthoses, Spiral binding lets the book lay flat when opened for convenient use while on the job. NEW! Fabrication processes appear in special boxes to allow for quick reference. NEW! Fabrication processes, forms, and grading sheets are included on the Evolve companion website, allowing you to create a personalized study guide. UPDATED content includes new case studies, references, evidence-based research tables, and more on the ‘science’ of orthotic intervention. NEW! Additional learning exercises show how to apply theory to practice. NEW! More integration of patient safety addresses this important aspect of patient care.

Introduction to Orthotics

Author: Brenda Coppard
Publisher: Mosby Incorporated
ISBN: 9780323112093
Format: PDF, ePub
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The third edition of Introduction to Splinting: A Clinical Reasoning and Problem-Solving Approach helps readers master the basic theory, principles, and techniques of splinting needed for clinical practice. Using a combination textbook/workbook format, it integrates theory and technical knowledge with hands-on learning features that equip readers with essential clinical knowledge, critical thinking skills, and problem-solving skills associated with splinting. Comprehensive coverage presents the fundamentals of splinting that a therapist needs to know. Self-quizzes, case studies, and lab exercises help readers bridge the gap between learning and practice and apply what they've learned to real-life situations. Key terms, chapter outlines, and review questions highlights specific information that the reader can expect to learn from each chapter. Combined textbook/workbook format reinforces information as it is learned and encourages practical application of concepts. Content has been updated to include new research and techniques, current trends, and new information sources. Lists of key terms for each chapter help familiarize the reader with relevant terminology. Two new case studies have been added to each chapter, strengthening the book's clinical application focus. Companion CD contains video clips demonstrating how to fabricate specific splints. Four new chapters cover topics such as occupation-based splinting, tools, processes, and techniques of splinting, and splints for the elbow, shoulder, and fingers. Chapters are divided into three units: splinting foundations; splints for conditions and populations; and topics related to splinting. A new appendix directs readers to helpful online resources and vendors.

Fundamentals of Hand Therapy

Author: Cynthia Cooper
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323091040
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Emphasizes the development of clinical reasoning skills, describing the components of the evaluation process and addressing how to decide what to evaluate. Covers a broad array of common diagnoses seen in hand therapy, including shoulder and elbow disorders, peripheral nerve problems, wrist and hand fractures, tendonitis and tendonosis, finger sprains and deformities, tendon injuries, arthritis, burns, infections, ganglion cysts, stiffness, Dupuytrens, and pediatric and geriatric hand problems. Diagnostic-specific information and treatment guidelines follow a consistent format: Overview Diagnosis and pathology Timelines and healing Anatomy Treatment (non-operative and/or operative) Questions to ask the doctor What to say to clients Evaluation tips Diagnosis-specific information that affects clinical reasoning Tips from the field Precautions and concerns Role of therapy assistants Case examples Offers topics to use as mental prompts when working in the clinical setting: Questions to ask the doctor What to say to clients Tips from the field Precautions and concerns Over 400 illustrations in the text and on the CD demonstrate important concepts. Case studies in the common diagnoses chapters demonstrate the use of clinical reasoning and highlight the "human" side of each client encounter. Clinical pearls and precautions share advice from the author and contributors, learned from years of clinical experience. Describes the role of the therapy assistant with the client, showing how the therapy assistant may be included in the therapy process. Glossary includes key terms from the text, offering easy access to definitions of key terms. CD provides samples of hand therapy exercises and clinical forms that may be used with clients.

Functional Performance in Older Adults

Author: Bette R Bonder
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 0803658834
Format: PDF, ePub
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Support the very best health, well-being, and quality of life for older adults! Here’s the ideal resource for rehabilitation professionals who are working with or preparing to work with older adults! You’ll find descriptions of the normal aging process, discussions of how health and social factors can impede your clients’ ability to participate in regular activities, and step-by-step guidance on how to develop strategies for maximizing their well-being.

Introduction to Splinting E Book

Author: Brenda M. Coppard
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323266436
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The third edition of Introduction to Splinting: A Clinical Reasoning and Problem-Solving Approach helps readers master the basic theory, principles, and techniques of splinting needed for clinical practice. Using a combination textbook/workbook format, it integrates theory and technical knowledge with hands-on learning features that equip readers with essential clinical knowledge, critical thinking skills, and problem-solving skills associated with splinting. This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content may not be included.

Anatomy for Diagnostic Imaging E Book

Author: Stephanie Ryan
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702048321
Format: PDF
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This book covers the normal anatomy of the human body as seen in the entire gamut of medical imaging. It does so by an initial traditional anatomical description of each organ or system followed by the radiological anatomy of that part of the body using all the relevant imaging modalities. The third edition addresses the anatomy of new imaging techniques including three-dimensional CT, cardiac CT, and CT and MR angiography as well as the anatomy of therapeutic interventional radiological techniques guided by fluoroscopy, ultrasound, CT and MR. The text has been completely revised and over 140 new images, including some in colour, have been added. A series of ‘imaging pearls’ have been included with most sections to emphasise clinically and radiologically important points. The book is primarily aimed at those training in radiology and preparing for the FRCR examinations, but will be of use to all radiologists and radiographers both in training and in practice, and to medical students, physicians and surgeons and all who use imaging as a vital part of patient care. The third edition brings the basics of radiological anatomy to a new generation of radiologists in an ever-changing world of imaging. This book covers the normal anatomy of the human body as seen in the entire gamut of medical imaging. It does so by an initial traditional anatomical description of each organ or system followed by the radiological anatomy of that part of the body using all the relevant imaging modalities. The third edition addresses the anatomy of new imaging techniques including three-dimensional CT, cardiac CT, and CT and MR angiography as well as the anatomy of therapeutic interventional radiological techniques guided by fluoroscopy, ultrasound, CT and MR. The text has been completely revised and over 140 new images, including some in colour, have been added. A series of ‘imaging pearls’ have been included with most sections to emphasise clinically and radiologically important points. The book is primarily aimed at those training in radiology, but will be of use to all radiologists and radiographers both in training and in practice, and to medical students, physicians and surgeons and all who use imaging as a vital part of patient care. The third edition brings the basics of radiological anatomy to a new generation of radiologists in an ever-changing world of imaging. Anatomy of new radiological techniques and anatomy relevant to new staging or treatment regimens is emphasised. ‘Imaging Pearls’ that emphasise clinically and radiologically important points have been added throughout. The text has been revised to reflect advances in imaging since previous edition. Over 100 additional images have been added.

Best Practice Occupational Therapy for Children and Families in Community Settings

Author: Winnie Dunn
Publisher: SLACK Incorporated
ISBN: 1556429614
Format: PDF, Docs
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As the occupational therapy profession concerns itself with how people occupy their time during daily life, it is critical for occupational therapists who serve children to understand how to apply their knowledge and skills within the complex and varied environments of the community. A core text for over 10 years, Best Practice Occupational Therapy for Children and Families in Community Settings, Second Edition by Dr. Winnie Dunn provides a clear insight into how to conceive, design, implement, and evaluate services that reflect core principles. Best Practice Occupational Therapy for Children and Families in Community Settings, Second Edition provides the most current information about providing services within community settings, with material addressing early intervention, early childhood, school-age services, and transitions. The context of this text is rooted in best practice principles from interdisciplinary literature and illustrates how occupational therapy professionals implement those principles in their everyday practices. New Features of the Second Edition: • Updated assessments, evidence, and appendices • Case studies that illustrate the implementation of ideas in a practice situation • Worksheets that outline each step in the occupational therapy process from what to include to how to provide rationale for team members, families, and consumers • Tables and inserts that summarize key points • Information regarding state and federal legislation to guide the occupational therapists in how to negotiate for best practice services within parameters of regulations • Integrated throughout the text is the American Occupational Therapy Association's Occupational Therapy Practice Framework • Additional on-line resources that are available with new book purchases Instructors in educational settings can visit www.efacultylounge.com for additional material to be used for teaching in the classroom. Best Practice Occupational Therapy for Children and Families in Community Settings, Second Edition contains many suggestions about how to practice the skills needed for evidence-based practice, making this the perfect resource for occupational therapy students, faculty, and practitioners who serve children and families.

Stroke Rehabilitation

Author: Glen Gillen
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323172814
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Gillen's Stroke Rehabilitation: A Function-Based Approach, 3rd Edition is theonly comprehensive, evidence-based stroke rehabilitation resource for occupational therapists. Extensively updated with the latest research in assessment and intervention, this essential text presents a holistic, application-based approach that integrates background medical information, samples of functionally based evaluations, and current treatment techniques and intervention strategies to help you confidently manage the growing number of stroke rehabilitation clients. UNIQUE! Case studies challenge you to apply rehabilitation concepts to realistic scenarios. Evidence-based clinical trials and outcome studies clearly outline the basis for stroke interventions. UNIQUE! Survivor's Perspectives help you understand the stroke rehabilitation process from the client's point-of-view. UNIQUE! A multidisciplinary approach highlights discipline-specific distinctions in stroke rehabilitation among occupation and physical therapists, physicians, and speech-language pathologists. Review questions in each chapter help you assess your understanding of rehabilitation concepts. Key terms and chapter objectives at the beginning of each chapter help you study more efficiently. Three new chapters broaden your understanding of stroke intervention in the areas ofUsing Technology to Improve Limb Function, Managing Speech and Language Deficits after Stroke, andParenting after Stroke. Learning activities and interactive references on a companion Evolve Resources website help you review textbook content and locate additional information.

Introduction to Occupational Therapy

Author: Jane Clifford O'Brien
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323508812
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Prepare for success in OT practice with a complete overview of the profession! Introduction to Occupational Therapy, 5th Edition helps you master the roles and responsibilities of the OT practitioner. Content promotes evidence-based OT practice, from client evaluation to planning interventions and goals to reaching optimal outcomes. You’ll also learn valuable skills in clinical reasoning and in providing occupational therapy across the client’s entire lifespan. Written by experienced educator and author Jane Clifford O’Brien, this comprehensive resource discusses today’s OT treatment settings and adds a new chapter on cultural competence. Complete coverage of OT practice prepares you for care in areas such as adult, pediatric, geriatric, and mental health. A broad perspective fits the needs of both Occupational Therapy and Occupational Therapy Assistant students. Case studies and activities in each chapter help you apply concepts and develop problem-solving skills. Emphasis on evidence-based practice helps you learn to think logically and use research literature to formulate diagnoses and treatment plans. The OT Practice Framework provides a sound basis for decision making, defining occupational therapy areas of concern and the OT process. Chapter objectives, key terms, chapter summaries, and review questions highlight important content in each chapter. Student resources on the Evolve companion website include review questions with answers along with crossword puzzles to reinforce what you’ve learned in the book. NEW content on OT theory and practice includes the latest updates to the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework and OT Code of Ethics. New coverage of the role of certified Occupational Therapy Assistants shows where OTAs are employed, what licensure requirements they must meet, and how they fit into the scope of OT practice. NEW chapter on cultural competence provides the tools you need to work with culturally diverse clients in today’s healthcare environment, and includes case studies with examples of cultural competence and its impact on the practice of OT. NEW Centennial Vision commentary provides a ‘big picture’ view of today’s occupational therapy, and shows how OT is becoming a powerful, widely recognized, science-driven, and evidence-based profession as it reaches the age of 100.

An Occupational Perspective on Leadership

Author: Sandra Barker Dunbar
Publisher: Slack
ISBN: 9781617116346
Format: PDF, ePub
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An Occupational Perspective on Leadership: Theoretical and Practical Dimensions, Second Edition provides a more in-depth exploration of leadership theories, as well as the application of occupational therapy theoretical models to leadership. The introduction of a more contemporary leadership theory, Quantum Leadership Theory, is a welcome addition to broaden occupational therapist students and clinician's perspectives in today's ever-changing work environments. Drs. Sandra Barker Dunbar and Kristin Winston, and their contributors also include new chapters on generational and ethical aspects of leadership to promote understanding in the challenges and opportunities of everyday leadership. Sections inside the Second Edition include: Theoretical Perspectives, including situational leadership and collective leadership Leadership Person Factors, including applying ethical considerations and the impact of generational characteristics Contextual Influences on Leadership, including contemporary health care systems, the community, and academic settings Leadership Narratives, including 3 narratives of individuals who have taken different paths to leadership in occupational therapy Each chapter inside An Occupational Perspective on Leadership, Second Edition is supplemented with case examples, as well as learning and reflection activities, to further meet the needs of entry-level professionals and Master and Doctoral curricula. In addition to leadership theories, An Occupational Perspective on Leadership, Second Edition provides an overview of occupational theoretical models for occupational therapists to formulate an integrated approach that is also founded on core concepts of the profession. Theoretical models such as the Person-Environment-Occupation Model will be used to exemplify how leadership can be viewed through an occupation-oriented lens. Instructors in educational settings can visit www.efacultylounge.com for additional materials to be used for teaching in the classroom. An Occupational Perspective on Leadership: Theoretical and Practical Dimensions, Second Edition is a must-have text for entry-level professionals, as well as Master and Doctoral students who want to take charge of leadership opportunities within occupational therapy. Practicing occupational therapists will also benefit from the exposure to leadership theories and their application in the clinical realm.