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Acute Care Physical Therapy


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Table of Contents

  • Dedication
  • Acknowledgments
  • About the Editors
  • Contributing Authors
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1 Introduction to Physical Therapist Management of the Acute Care Patient
  • Chapter 2 Clinical Laboratory Values and Diagnostic Testing
  • Chapter 3 Physiologic Monitors and Patient Support Equipment
  • Chapter 4 Bed Rest, Deconditioning, Hospital-Acquired Neuromuscular
  • Disorders, and Evidenced-Based Early Mobilization
  • Chapter 5 The Immune System and Infectious Diseases and Disorders
  • Chapter 6 Cardiovascular Diseases and Disorders
  • Chapter 7 Pulmonary Diseases and Disorders
  • Chapter 8 Musculoskeletal/Orthopedic Diseases and Disorders
  • Chapter 9 Neurologic and Neurosurgical Diseases and Disorders
  • Chapter 10 Endocrine Diseases and Disorders
  • Chapter 11 Gastrointestinal Diseases and Disorders
  • Chapter 12 Genitourinary Diseases and Disorders
  • Chapter 13 Oncological Diseases and Disorders
  • Chapter 14 Transplantation
  • Chapter 15 Integumentary Disorders and Wound Management
  • Appendix
  • Abbreviations
  • Financial Disclosures
  • Index

About the Author

Daniel J. Malone, PT, PhD, CCS is currently an Associate Professor in the Physical Therapy Program at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and a per diem physical therapist at the University of Colorado Hospital. He earned a Master of Physical Therapy from Temple University in 1992, and a PhD in physiology from the School of Medicine at Temple University in 2008. His career as a physical therapist started at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in what he thought was a 2 to 3 year trial of acute care practice. Almost 30 years later that passion and energy for working in the acute care set-ting has never diminished.

Over his career, Dr. Malone has had the opportunity to provide physical therapist services across the continuum of care from ICU to home, as well as rotate through all hospital service lines. Prior to transitioning to the University of Colorado, he was the Cardiopulmonary Team Leader providing direct pa-tient care in the medical and surgical ICUs while mentoring staff and serving as an adjunct faculty member at several regional physical therapy programs. Dr. Malone is a board certified specialist in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy since 1998 and an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Cardiovascular & Pulmonary (CVP) Section. He served as president of the CVP Section as well the CVP Section delegate, nominating committee member, and program chair.

Although Dr. Malone is primarily a clinician educator, he continues to participate in clinical research. His research has focused on the delivery and outcomes of physical therapy services applied to the ICU population and the frail older adult in the post-acute setting. The overall goal of Dr. Malone's scholar-ship is to advance education, clinical practice and research related to the physical therapist's manage-ment of patients with complex medical conditions.

Kathy Lee Bishop, PT, DPT, CCS has been passionate about cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy for over 35 years. She received her BS in Physical Therapy from the University of Vermont and her MS and DPT from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston. She is a board-certified cardiovascular and pulmonary specialist (since 1993), an advanced cardiac life support instructor, and has been teaching in the Emory Physical Therapy program since 1999. Her career has focused on acute care, early mobilization in the ICU, cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation, as well as health and wellness. She completed a Master Teaching course in 2012 through Georgia State University. Her Advanced Acute Care elective offered to Emory DPT third year students focuses on using high fidelity simulation to prepare preprofessionals for the rigor of ICU practice as part of an early mobility team. She is a reviewer for the Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy, and has published in that journal as well as in the Journal of Humanities. Dr. Bishop developed the Emory University Acute Care Physical Therapist Residency, which is in candidacy status and accepted the first resident for the Fall of 2018. Her academic interests include interprofessional simulation in acute care, particularly the ICU, and us-ing documentation to support strategies to reduce hospital readmissions for cardiovascular and pulmonary patients. She helped design and implement the automatic referral process for cardiac rehabilitation at Emory Healthcare which resulted in an increase of referrals by nearly 60%. She was the co-director of the 2nd Interprofessional Simulation conference and is planning the 3rd conference for the fall of 2019. Presently she continues to teach at Emory University as an Assistant Professor introducing the DPT students to the challenges and critical thinking of acute care. Dr. Bishop practices as the Pro-gram Manager for the Emory St. Joseph's Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation program where she mentors medical students, residents, and cardiology fellows about cardiac rehabilitation. She combines her love of tennis and passion for raising awareness about heart disease by hosting an annual tennis event annually to help raise monies for the American Heart Association.

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