Thanks to photographs, nurses will learn to transfer patients in the adequate positions. Several chapters provide nurses with examples of effective and efficient collaboration with multidisciplinary professionals, informal caregivers and patients themselves. There is also an emphasis on behavior and cognitive functioning. And lastly, in the final chapters authors highlight the organization of rehabilitation and integrated care issues.
Nurses play a very important role in rehabilitation, education, counseling, prevention, and caring for patients with cerebrovascular accident (CVA). In caring for stroke patients, nurses need specific competences and abilities that go beyond the general neurologic knowledge and experience. Nurses need to collaborate in an efficient and effective manner with multidisciplinary team members in their organization and across organizations. This book discusses medical aspects and specific symptoms of a stroke, as well as the limitations that patients experience, and which interventions are indicated for recovery.
Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation is the new gold standard comprehensive guide to the management of stroke patients. Beginning with detailed information on risk factors, epidemiology, prevention, and neurophysiology, the book details the acute and long-term treatment of all stroke-related impairments and complications. Additional sections discuss psychological issues, outcomes, community reintegration, and new research.
Written by dozens of acknowledged leaders in the field, and containing hundreds of tables, graphs, and photographic images, Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation features:
Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation is a valuable reference for clinicians and academics in rehabilitation and neurology, and professionals in all disciplines who serve the needs of stroke survivors.
This booklet serves as a guide of basic principles of trunk stabilization and individual exercise positions for self-treatment according to Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS). The DNS concept will help you train optimal trunk stabilization and muscle coordination, which is a fundamental aspect in rehabilitation of any musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. During rehabilitation or any athletic activities, proper trunk stabilization is the first step in prevention of overloading and protection of body during movement activities. Exercising in DNS positions allows for an ideal trunk stabilization with permanent analgesic effect.
Please download this booklet and view a sequence of photographs of DNS self-treatment positions with easy to understand instructions.
"This book does an excellent job and is currently the only known review book for physiatrists. The author has done it again, producing an excellent, concise resource that provides clinicians with an optimal solution for studying for the written board examination." --Doodys Reviews
This third edition of the incomparable review bible for the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Board Examination has been completely updated to reflect current practice and the core knowledge tested on the exam. Known for its organization, consistency, and clarity, the book distills the essentials and provides focused reviews of all major topics. Coverage is expanded in the third edition to include dedicated sections on pain management, medical ethics, and ultrasound that reflect new board requirements.
Written in outline format for readability and easy access to information, content is modeled after the topic selection of the AAPMR Self-Directed Medical Knowledge Program used by residents nationwide. To aid in information retention, ìPearlsî are designated with an open-book icon to highlight key concepts and stress clinical and board-eligible aspects of each topic. The text is divided into major subspecialty areas written by authors with clinical expertise in each subject area, and content is reviewed by senior specialists to ensure the utmost accuracy. More than 500 high-quality illustrations clarify and reinforce concepts. The book also provides updated epidemiologic and statistical data throughout and includes a section on biostatistics in physical medicine and rehabilitation. In addition to its proven value as a resource for exam preparation, the book is also a must-have for practicing physiatrists seeking recertification, and for PM&R instructors helping trainees to prepare for the exam.New to the Third Edition:Thoroughly reviewed, revised, and updated to reflect current practice and core knowledge tested on BoardsImproved organization, clarity, and consistencyPresents new chapters/sections on pain management, medical ethics, and ultrasound Key Features:Board"Pearlsî are highlighted with an open-book icon throughout the text to flag key concepts and stress high-yield aspects of each topicModels the table of contents after the topic selection of the AAPMR Self-Directed Medical Knowledge Program used by residents nationwideAuthored by physicians with special interest and clinical expertise in their respective areas and reviewed by senior specialists in those areasOrganizes information in outline format and by topic for easy reference Includes over 500 illustrations to clarify concepts Provides updated epidemiologic and statistical data throughout Contains a section on biostatistics in physical medicine & rehabilitation Praise for the First Edition:
ì... there is no other comparable text in PM&R. The key resource for facts needed to pass boards and useful for those in clinical practice for day to day use as well. - -Doody's Reviews
"I congratulate the editors and authors for coming up with such incredible and concise work...I think that this book is a must for all residents undergoing training in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation." -Saudi Medical Journal
"Over the years many residents have confronted the problem of what to study for the boards...This elegant volume will finally fulfill this critical void" - From the foreword by Ernest W. Johnson, M.D.
The book is organized into four sections, each of which covers a broad scope of material. The first is a general overview of spasticity and its effects on movement in patients. Other chapters cover epidemiology and ancillary findings commonly associated with spasticity. Part II details assessment tools and measurements, treatment goals, and how to aim for realistic outcomes. Part III outlines various treatment modalities, including heavily updated chapters on the use of botulinum toxin in the upper and lower extremities, guidance techniques for injections, intrathecal baclofen, neuromodulation, surgery, physical therapy, and more. The last section, which contains several new chapters, discusses evaluation of outcomes and management of patients with stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and cancer, followed by chapters on spasticity management in long-term care facilities and economic considerations.
This book remains the most comprehensive guide to diagnosis and management of spasticity in adults and children, and the revised second edition will continue to serve as an invaluable resource for professionals in any discipline who strive to provide quality care to spasticity patients.
Key Features:Revised edition of the premier clinical reference on spasticity Incorporates the latest advances in assessment and treatment Contains six entirely new chapters highlighting key topics including Tardieu scale and other measurement tools, ultrasound guidance for botulinum toxin management, spasticity in special populations, emerging therapies, and economic impact More than 200 figures and 70 tables accompany the updated text