Build your physical and occupational therapy patient care skills
on a foundation of the proven practices found in this must-read
text. In addition to clear "how-to" information on everything from
positioning and draping, to patient transfer and ambulation
activities, the book s easy-to-understand rationales will give you
the "why" behind these proven techniques. This fifth edition also
comes with new student resources on the companion Evolve site
complete with videos, case studies, skills checklists, and
more.Clearly written instructions and full-color illustrations on
patient care techniques and procedures cover topics such as proper
lifting, patient transfers, basic wound care, and assessment of
Insight into rationales and physiological principles explain why
specific techniques and procedures are used.
More than 700 full-color photographs vividly demonstrate proper
performance of techniques and procedures used in the assessment and
management of patients in the rehabilitation setting.
Procedure boxes throughout the text offer additional tips for
optimal assessment and management of patients in the rehabilitation
setting.Self-study and problem solving activities promote
decision-making and problem solving skills.NEW Video clips and
skills activities on companion Evolve site illustrate the
techniques and procedures described in the text.
NEW Content based on the ICF model, the model currently endorsed
by the APTA and AOTA, reflects the current theories and practice
guidelines of physical and occupational therapy.NEW Information on
professionalism teaches about the guidelines that currently exist
and how to apply those guidelines to patient interactions.
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