Physiotherapy Placements

A Pocket Guide

By Fiona Moffatt, Ben Bradley and Laura Loeber

Spiral bound
Oct 2019 , 104 pp
ISBN 9781908625694
Price: £9.99, $14.99
Oct 2019 , 104 pp
ISBN 9781908625700
Price: £8.49, $11.46
This guide is designed to help physiotherapy students prepare for their placements.

Physiotherapy placements can be daunting – you’ll be working in a variety of settings and supporting individuals with a range of conditions. There are new colleagues to work with, and newly learnt theory to put into practice. This pocket guide is designed to make your placements much more enjoyable and less stressful.

From absence policy to SOAP notes, via moving and handling, it’s full of practical detail, hints and tips.
  • Written by a team of experienced physiotherapy lecturers and with critical input from their students – this guidance is really produced with you in mind.
  • Pocket-sized format – carry it with you at all times.
  • Space to make your own notes – be it uniform policy, new terminology, or just the names of your new colleagues!
Reduce your stress and make the most of your placements by having this book to hand from the start.

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Before you go
1.    Preparing for placement
2.    Uniform
3.    Absence
4.    Professional codes of practice
    4.1    HCPC Code of Conduct and Ethics for Students
    4.2    CSP Code of Professional Values and Behaviours
5.    Person-centred care
6.    Raising concerns
7.    Consent and confidentiality
8.    Guidance on social media

Settling in
9.    Induction
10.     Expectations – working with your educator
11.    Communicating with patients and carers
12.    Communicating with members of the multidisciplinary team

Being there
13.    Hygiene and infection control
14.     Moving and handling
    14.1    Assessing risk with TILE
15.     Documentation – SOAP notes
16.    Working with patients
    16.1    Ward-based placements
    16.2    Musculoskeletal outpatients
    16.3    Community placement
    16.4    Red Flags – indicators for serious pathology
    16.5    Clinical reasoning
17. Common medical emergencies
    17.1    Basic Life Support (BLS)
    17.2    ABCDE assessment
    17.3    Falls
    17.4    Sepsis
18. Common groups of medications
    18.1    Pain medications
19. Pain assessment

Moving on
20. Critical reflection and continuing professional development (CPD)
21. FAQs

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ISBNs: 9781908625694 978-1-908625-69-4 Title: physiotherapy placements ISBNs: 9781908625700 978-1-908625-70-0 Title: physiotherapy placements