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Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy in Trauma
An Evidence-based Approach
by Edited by: Heleen van Aswegen (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa), Brenda Morrow (University of Cape T
Book (592 Pages)
August 2015

Trauma is a serious public health problem worldwide and is the leading cause of death among adults and children. Physiotherapists play a key role in the interdisciplinary team caring for patients with physical injury after a traumatic event.Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy in Trauma offers valuable insight into the advanced trauma life support and acute care management of patients with trauma-related injuries, as well as physiotherapy treatment aims, intervention strategies and precautions to treatment.

A variety of topics related to trauma are brought together in this practical volume, which shares information obtained from published research as well as the extensive clinical expertise of the authors. The dissemination of the authors' personal experience is key in cases where evidence to support the use of certain treatment techniques in patients with traumatic injury is still lacking. The book is thus an essential reference that encourages evidence-based practice for advanced undergraduate students, as well as graduate physiotherapists who work with trauma patients in the acute care setting.


Physiological Response to Trauma (H van Aswegen)

Not Just 'Small Adults': Paediatric Anatomy and Physiology in Relation to Trauma (B M Morrow)

Trauma and Immunosuppressive Diseases (H van Aswegen and B M Morrow)

Physiotherapy Modalities, Markers and Outcome Measures (B M Morrow and H van Aswegen)

Blunt and Penetrating Injuries (H van Aswegen, B M Morrow and E van Aswegen)

Burn Injuries (S Hanekom, M Wilson, B M Morrow and H van Aswegen)

Multiple Orthopaedic Injuries (N Plani, H van Aswegen and B M Morrow)

Spinal Cord Injury (W Mudzi, H van Aswegen and B M Morrow)

Traumatic Brain Injury (R Roos, B M Morrow and H van Aswegen)

Quality of Life of Survivors of Trauma (H van Aswegen)

Readership: Physiotherapists who work in the acute care setting and manage adult and paediatric patients with traumatic injuries; Physiotherapy students studying towards Master of Science qualification (the topic is covered in the final two years of u/g cardiopulmonary physiotherapy courses);

Researchers with an interest in rehabilitation of patients with traumatic injury in the acute care setting or after discharge from acute care setting.

Undergraduate physiotherapy students for subjects related to cardiopulmonary physiotherapy treatment techniques, physiotherapy in critical care, traumatology and orthopaedics,

graduate nurses, doctors and allied health practitioners may gain a better understanding of the role of a physiotherapist, as a member of the interdisciplinary team in the acute care setting, in the management of patients with traumatic injuries.
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