Clinical Case Studies in Physiotherapy: A Guide for Students by Lauren Jean Guthrie

By Lauren Jean Guthrie

Beginning a placement or rotation in an surprising medical region is intriguing yet should be daunting. medical CASE experiences IN PHYSIOTHERAPY offers worthwhile recommendation and sensible advice on instances and difficulties encountered each day permitting you to paintings comfortably and self belief. by way of adopting an issue fixing method of the circumstances by using questions and solutions, the authors can help you to imagine constructively approximately every one case inside of the entire key specialities of physiotherapy.Starting a placement or rotation in an surprising medical zone is fascinating yet could be daunting. scientific CASE reports IN PHYSIOTHERAPY offers worthy recommendation and functional suggestions on circumstances and difficulties encountered each day permitting you to paintings very easily and self assurance. by way of adopting an issue fixing method of the instances by utilizing questions and solutions, the authors may help you to imagine constructively approximately each one case inside all of the key specialities of physiotherapy.Hints and how you can get you prepared for scientific placementHow to safe your first physiotherapy postCase experiences within the following medical parts: respiration, orthopaedics, neurology, musculoskeletal out-patients, care of the aged, psychological overall healthiness and womens healthCases masking paediatrics additionally integrated

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Personal questions Know what your strengths and weaknesses are, how you identified them, how to improve your weaknesses and how to make the most of your strengths. Be prepared to explain why you chose physiotherapy as a career and what your ambitions are within the profession. Know how to answer questions relating to how you work as part of a team, how you would cope with stressful situations, an aggressive patient, disagreement with another health professional, confrontation, etc. Professional questions Questions relating to the profession might include questions about: n the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) n Continuing professional development (CPD) n reflective practise, including a request for examples of how you have used this during your training and how it has improved your practise n role differences between levels of physiotherapists and clinically effective practice n clinical governance and what you understand by the term n clinical audit and what you understand by the term n the impact, if any of ‘Agenda for Change’ on physiotherapists n the term CPD and how it may be acquired?

55 Case study 14: Cardiothoracic Surgery – Intensive Care Patient ... 57 Case study 15: Paediatric Respiratory Care – Medical Patient...... 59 Case study 16: Paediatric Respiratory Care – Intensive Care Patient...................................................... 61 INTRODUCTION The area of respiratory physiotherapy reaches a number of patient groups, both in the in-patient and out-patient settings. The case studies that follow are based predominantly in the in-patient environment; however, the components of a respiratory assessment and the subsequent identification of physiotherapy problems and treatment plan could be applied to any patient with respiratory compromise in any clinical setting.

What are the main physiotherapy problems? 5. What are the associated problems for this patient that may affect your physiotherapy intervention? 6. How will you treat the problems that you have highlighted? 7. What outcome measures will you use to evaluate the effectiveness of your intervention? 8. In this scenario, which medical and physiotherapy interventions are inappropriate and why? 9. What do you see as the role of the palliative care team in this scenario? CASE STUDY 3 RESPIRATORY MEDICINE – CYSTIC FIBROSIS PATIENT Subjective assessment PC 19-year-old female Admitted with acute exacerbation of cystic fibrosis (CF) HPC Diagnosed at birth.

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