Primary Care for the Physical Therapist Examination and Triage

ISBN-10: 0721696597

ISBN-13: 9780721696591

Edition: 2004

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Specifically designed for physical therapists in the primary care environment, this new resource helps the reader develop the vital communication and differential diagnosis skills necessary to provide high quality patient care and assume a valuable role on the health care team. Comprehensive coverage includes each skill that the physical therapist outpatient practitioner needs to meet the challenges of a changing profession: communication skills, technical expertise, and clinical decision-making ability. This reference helps the practitioner quickly develop an accurate physical therapy diagnosis; adapt an examination and intervention approach to meet the individuals cultural, communication, anatomic, and physiologic needs and abilities; triage patients from a physical therapy perspective and decide who requires the expertise of a physical therapist certified specialist; recognize patient symptoms and signs that necessitate communication with other health care providers; and participate in the decision-making process regarding the selection of appropriate diagnostic imaging modalities. Instructor resources are available; please contact your Elsevier sales representative for details. Promotes safe, effective, and efficient care applicable to physical therapy the first resource specifically designed for PTs in primary care. Covers both soft skills (communication and problem-solving) and technical skills (physical examination, differential diagnosis, and ancillary modalities). Emphasizes the communication skills vital for establishing rapport with patients and gathering data. Presents everything that a physical therapist needs to know about the patient interview. Lays the foundation for differential diagnosis and recognition of conditions that may require referral to other health professionals. Includes coverage of special populations, pharmacology, urgent situations, diagnostic procedures, and more.
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Book details

List price: $74.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 10/8/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.838
Language: English

Introduction to Primary Care Medicine
Evidence-Based Examination of Diagnostic Information
Cultural Competence: An Essential Element of Primary Health Care
The Patient Interview: The Science Behind the Art
Examination/Evaluation: The Patient Interview
Patient Health History Including Identification of Health Risk Factors
Symptom Investigation
Review of Systems
The Patient Interview: The Physical Examination Begins
Examination/Evaluation: The Physical Examination
Review of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Systems and Vital Signs
Upper Quarter Screening Examination
Lower Quarter Screening Examination
Epilogue and Patient Case
Special Populations
The Adolescent Population
The Obstetric Patient
The Work-Injured Population
The Geriatric Population
Clinical Medicine
Pharmacologic Considerations for the Physical Therapist
Diagnostic Imaging in Primary Care Physical Therapy
Laboratory Tests and Values
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