Acute Care Handbook for Physical Therapists 2nd Edition by Jaime C. Paz MS PT, Michele P. West MS PT

By Jaime C. Paz MS PT, Michele P. West MS PT

This convenient reference presents crucial info for actual therapists delivering sufferer care within the clinic atmosphere. this can be the one publication written via actual therapists that addresses the entire components within the advanced acute care atmosphere.

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Source: Data from SM Grundy, R Pasternak, P Greenland, et al. Assessment of cardio­ vascular risk by use of multiple-risk-factOr assessmenr equations: a statement for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association and the American Col­ lege of Cardiology, Circulation 1999; 100: 1481-1492. CARDIAC SYSTEM 15 o History of dizziness or syncope o Previous myocardial infarction (MI), cardiac studies, or procedures Clinical Tip • When discussing angina with a patient, use the patient'S terminology.

Jugular venous distention; QRS volrage diminished on ECGj occasionally atrial fibrillation Muffled heart sounds; may have pericardial friction rub; QRS voltage dimin­ ished on ECG; chest x-ray with cardiomegaly with­ out pulmonary congestion Jugular venous distention, cardiomegaly, diminished QRS volrage on ECG; becomes tamponade from effusion when right heart catheterization shows equal pressures in right atrium, ventricle, and cap­ illary wedge (signifies lefr atria pressure), and left heart catheterization would show equal pres­ sure on left side of heart to right side ECG = electrocardiogram.

Sources: Data from SL Woods, ES Sivarajian-Froelicher, S Underhill-Moner (eds). Car­ diac Nursing (4th ed). Philadelphia: Lippincott, 2000; and LS Bickley. Bate's Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking (7th ed). Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1 999. decondirioned individuals, toral CO may nor be able to support this increased flow to the muscles and may lead to decreased Output to vital areas, such as the brain. • If unable to obtain BP on rhe arm, rhe thigh is an appro­ priate alternative, with auscultation at the popliteal artery.

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