The fifth edition of this seminal textbook continues to provide those who are studying or are in practice with comprehensive evidence-based coverage of all the main aspects of respiratory and cardiac physiotherapy throughout the whole lifespan – neonates, infants, children, adolescents and adults – with the patient at centre and advocating a problem-based approach.
For the new edition, Jennifer Pryor and Ammani Prasad hand the baton of editorship and their lasting legacy over to Eleanor Main and Linda Denehy. With a team of over 60 international expert authors, the new editors have incorporated major changes reflecting current cardiorespiratory physiotherapy education and practice. These changes are heralded by a new title – Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy: Adults and Paediatrics (formerly Physiotherapy for Respiratory and Cardiac Problems: Adults and Paediatrics) – and a significant restructure of the content with a new set of chapters.
A new key chapter on anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system lays the foundation which is then followed by a chapter on clinical assessment of adults, infants and children, and acutely ill or deteriorating patients. Additional new content includes a chapter on outcome measurement in practice and a large chapter describing rehabilitation in acute and chronic conditions in special populations including spinal cord injury, oncology, trauma and paediatrics. The chapter on therapeutic interventions is comprehensive and reflective of evidence based practice.
- Integrates evidence with clinical practice
- Case studies used to facilitate problem solving
- Boxes throughout highlighting key issues and points
- Emphasizes the need for a holistic approach to patient care
- Bank of 350 images on Evolve Resources. Log on to https://evolve.elsevier.com/Main/cardiorespiratory and register to access.
New to this Edition
- Newly appointed editors – Eleanor Main (UK) and Linda Denehy (Australia)
- Content restructure and overhaul with contributions from over 60 world leading experts
- Chapters on:
- Anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system
- Clinical assessment of the adult, infant/child and the acutely ill/deteriorating patient
- Outcome measurement in practice
- Therapeutic interventions
- Managing special populations
- Over 180 new figures including additional full-colour photographs
Edited by Eleanor Main, BSc, BA, MSc, PhD, FCSP, Professor of Physiotherapy & Director of UCL Postgraduate Physiotherapy Programme, UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences, University College London, London, UK and Linda Denehy, BAppSc(Phty) GradDipPhysio(Cardiothoracic Physiotherapy), PhD, Professor and Head, Department of Physiotherapy, Melbourne School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Now in its fourth edition this text is a must for all physiotherapy students. The chapters are well laid out, and all of the information is explained in an easily understandable way. This new edition provides the most up to date information for clinical practice from paediatrics through to the elderly. Chapter six is particularly useful, it provides the reader with case studies and then works through a logical way of problem solving along with introducing the reader to specific outcome measures.
All in all a must have text!!!!
– Laura Culpan, Physiotherapy Student, University of Bradford
This book is a must have for respiratory learning as it is clear and concise and contains both adults and paediatric care. The clear diagrams make it easier to learn and the chapters cover core subjects for example assessments, techniques, paediatrics, ventilation and many more. Throughout the authors have made small summary physio points which will be useful when revising for a particular topic. The authors have also used flow charts and pictures to put across some of the information which is very useful for visual learners. I would very much recommend this book as it contains all of the information needed for respiratory at university and during your career.
– Charlotte Barrett, Physiotherapy Student, Cardiff University, UK.
Overall this is a good all-round, evidence based resource to use whilst studying or if newly qualified that covers all the main aspects of respiratory and cardiac physiotherapy. It is a great place to start when writing case studies in this field. This book is structured in the familiar style that we have come to know Elsevier for: a logical and clear design that is well laid out with the text presented in a variety of formats and supported with photographs, drawings and diagrams. The sections covering surgery, again provide good information for the student, particularly things like commonly used drugs and side effects, terminology and common procedures that are likely to be encountered. Finally, there are a number of handy images stored online that can be used in your presentations but perhaps this facility would have been better with a few more resources available, such as quizzes or tests to assess knowledge.
– Linda Wilkinson, Physiotherapy Student, University of Southampton, UK.
As a 1st year physiotherapy student, I’ve been able to use this book to understand the pathophysiology of cardiorespiratory problems as well as their clinical management. It’s also well structured, beginning with the assessment of a cardiorespiratory patient and covering assessment tests and techniques and their interpretation. I also like that it has separate sections for paediatrics and adults and also has a good overview of types of surgery.
I feel that this book is not only useful to me now but will be essential when I go on placement, as a reference to clarify and build on my day-to-day learning. I would recommend this text to anyone looking for a good overall cardiorespiratory text.
– Mayuri Butchart, Physiotherapy Student, King’s College London, UK.
“I found this text book useful, informative and a great aid to my first practice placement.”
Ms N.L Benson, 2nd Year Physiotherapy Student, University of Central Lancashire