Rely on this state-of-the-art, multimedia resource to help you meet the expectations for today and tomorrow’s health care providers. Review essential patient care skills—from positioning and vital signs to transfers and ambulation with assistive devices. Then learn how to transition to the “out-of-the-box” thinking you need to quickly and effectively respond to the myriad of unusual and unplanned circumstances encountered daily among patients.
Step-by-step guidance walks you through biomechanical and neurological principles, collaborative patient/client goals and therapeutic alliance, overall rehabilitation efforts, and the changing reality of health care that demands higher levels of critical thinking and problem solving in a wider variety of situations.
A wealth of full-color illustrations, icons, and tips break down complex topics into “bite-sized,” more manageable pieces.
Turn to the COMPANION DVD for extra practice—55 video clips feature clinicians performing the techniques described in the text.
- The most recent scientific evidence for current issues, including “no lift” or “zero lift” policies, family-centered care, and bariatric/obesity issues.
- Terminology consistent with APTA’s Guide to Physical Therapy Practice.
- Over 700 photographs and illustrations that bring concepts to life.
- Coverage of what to do for those with degenerative diseases.
- Video icons in the text identifying related content on the companion DVD.
- “Pathology” box provides background information on commonly seen diagnoses or conditions
- “Clinical Reality Check” tips that reflect real practice in real clinical situations
- Clinical examples, including patients ranging in size and from various ethnic and cultural groups.
- 44 video clips of clinicians performing the techniques described in the text.
Table of Contents
- Establishing the Bar: Introducing the Fundamentals of Progressive Mobility
- Moving the Bar, Part 1: Preparing Yourself for Patient-Client Interactions
- 1. Establishing the Therapeutic Alliance
- 2. The Mechanics of Movement
- 3. Special Environments
- 4. Keeping it Clean – Maintaining Cleanliness in the Clinical Environment
- 5. Assessing Physiological Status: Vital Signs
- 6. Draping for Minimum Exposure and Maximum Dignity
- 7. Positioning Your Patient for Mobility
- 8. Transferring Dependent Patients
- Part 1: Zero Lifting
- Part 2: Manual Dependent Transfers
- 9. Maintaining Capacity for Mobility through Range-of-Motion
- 10. Bed Mobility
- 11. Horizontal Transfers
- Part 1: Seated Transfers
- Part 2: Pivot Transfers
- 12. Vertical Transfers
- 13. Seated Mobility: Sitting but Not Sitting Still – Fitting and Propelling a Wheelchair
- 14. Ambulating