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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pocket Companion

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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pocket Companion

SKU# 9781933864532

Author: Marlis Gonzalez-Fernandez MD, PhD, Jarrod David Friedman MD


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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Pocket Companion is designed to meet the day-to-day needs of PM&R residents, practicing physiatrists, and physicians in other specialties seeing rehabilitation patients. Focused solely on clinical care delivery, this handy reference provides the tools necessary to navigate everything from PM&R team coordination to the tailoring of medical management to achieve functional goals. Divided into four sections, the book covers all rehabilitation topics and is packed with practical information useful in daily practice, including disease-specific order sets and tips for managing the wide range of issues that commonly occur during a patient's rehabilitation. The first section introduces the field of rehabilitation medicine, the second reviews the scope of practice of allied health professionals on the rehabilitation team, the third section discusses rehabilitation topics and practice areas, and the fourth is an extensive Appendix of 24 assessment and rating scales, tables, and algorithms, essential for daily clinical use.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Pocket Companion is an indispensible resource that belongs in every white coat pocket.

Features of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Pocket Companion Include:

  • Conciseness and Clinical Orientation: Presents only the key information needed for optimal case management
  • Comprehensive coverage: All major topics in the field of PM&R are represented
  • Consistent approach: Brief text and bulleted format makes information easy to find
  • Order sets provided for most areas to drive clinical care
  • Medication specifics: Covers medications with specific dosages
  • Appendix collects key scales, tables, and algorithms for immediate access

Product Details 

  • Publication Date January 28, 2011
  • Page Count 424
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781933864532
  • EISBN 9781617050084

Table of Contents 

"Foreword; I. Introduction: 1. What is Physiatry; 2. Rehabilitation Documentation; 3. Outpatient Rehabilitation: Clinics and Practice; 4. Nursing Home care and Rehabilitation/SAR; II. The PM&R Team; 5. Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy; 6. Speech, Language Pathology; 7. Rehabilitation Psychology; 8. Rehabilitation Nursing; III. Rehabilitation Topics: 9. Anti-coagulation/VTE 10. Assistive Technologies; 11. Bladder Management; 12. Neurogenic Bowel Management; 13. Burn Injuries Rehabilitation; 14. Cancer Rehabilitation; 15. Cardiac Rehabilitation; 16. Geriatric Rehabilitation; 17. Orthopedic Rehabilitation; 18. Pain Management; 19. Prosthetics/Orthotics and Amputee Care; 20. Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation; 21. Stroke Rehabilitation 22. Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation with Order Set; 23. Wheelchair Prescriptions; 24. Wound Care; 25. Osteopathic Medicine in Musculoskeletal conditions; IV. Appendices: PM&R Resident's Survival Guide (in); Websites of Interest; Glasgow Coma Scale (in); Rancho Los Amigos Scale (in); Sedation Scales; Brain Injury Scales; Pain Management Medications; EMG tables; FIM instrument; Muscles and Innervation Table; ASIA Scale Form; Common Entrapment Syndromes; NIH Stroke Scale (in); MMSE (in); Sample Pain Procedure Template; Sample Billing Form; Ashworth Scale; Autonomic Dysreflexia Algorithm; Spasticity: Management of Medications Table; Spasticity: Botulinum Toxins; Swallowing Screening?; Rehabilitation Admission Decision-making Process Algorithm"

Editorial Review(s) 

"Because of the broad nature of the field, it is quite difficult to design a comprehensive yet concise guide, but this book provides a great introduction for anyone wishing to learn about physical medicine and rehabilitation while providing key information for residents.”-Doody’s Reviews