New Edition
Hough’s Cardiorespiratory Care,
Edition 5 an evidence-based, problem-solving approach
By Alexandra Hough, MSc MCSP CertEd Dip TP

Publication Date: 13 Dec 2017

The latest edition of this must-have text book promises an evidence-based and practical approach covering the very latest in cardiorespiratory care.

The textbook covers a wide range of cardiorespiratory conditions and discusses treatment of patients in different clinical settings such as critical care, the ward area and out-patient departments. It begins with physiology and pathology and progresses into a detailed patient assessment section and a discussion of specific respiratory and cardiac conditions. The final section covers different groups of people who may require physiotherapy such as infants, children, and adults with specific conditions including a considered section on palliative care.

Critical thinking is facilitated by clinical reasoning boxes in the text, and problem-solving is aided by case studies at the end of each chapter. There are also relevant practice tips to enable transfer of learning into the clinical environment. The text is supported by over 280 line drawings and diagrams along with over 70 x-rays and photographs to further illustrate the points under discussion.

Key Features

  • Q & A case studies, with scans and x-rays
  • Outcome measures for problems and diseases
  • Boxes with learning and practice tips to encourage reflection
  • Tables with definitions, normal values and comparisons
  • Practical techniques described with precision

New Features

  • Expanded cardiovascular section
  • Updated practical details on physiotherapy techniques
  • Extra chapters on surgical complications and interventions
  • Comprehensive coverage of Critical Care procedures and rehabilitation
  • Practicalities of the management of children and infants

Update on the evaluation of outcomes

About the author
By Alexandra Hough, MSc MCSP CertEd Dip TP, Respiratory physiotherapist and clinician and lecturer
Table of Contents


About the Author



Part 1 Physiology and pathology

1 Physiological basis of clinical practice

2 Assessment

3 Respiratory disorders

4 Cardiovascular disorders

5 General management

Part 2 Physiotherapy techniques

6 Physiotherapy to increase lung volume

7 Physiotherapy to clear secretions

8 Physiotherapy to decrease the work of breathing

9 Pulmonary rehabilitation

10 Physiotherapy for people with cardiovascular disorders

11 Cardiac rehabilitation

Part 3 Surgery

12 Complications

13 Physiotherapy for surgical patients

14 Modifications for different types of surgery

Part 4 Physiotherapy for specific groups of people

15 Infants

16 Children

17 Hyperventilation syndrome

18 Elders with cardiorespiratory disease

19 Palliative respiratory physiotherapy

Part 5 Critical care

20 Critical care, support and monitoring

21 Physiotherapy for critically ill patients

22 Modifications for different disorders

Part 6 Evaluation of cardiorespiratory physiotherapy

23 Does it work?

Glossary of abbreviations, definitions, symbols and values


Book details
ISBN: 9780702071843
Page Count: 616
Illustrations : Approx. 355 illustrations
Retail Price : £40.99
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