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Geriatric Secrets

This best-seller in geriatrics is even better in an updated and completely revised new edition. Geriatric Secrets provides a substantial knowledge base in geriatric medicine and provides a wealth of insights into the art and practice of geriatrics, featuring all the most important "need to know" questions and answers in the proven format of the Secrets Series®.

Audience
Clinicians in Geriatrics, Geriatric Nurses, Home Care Profesionals, Internists studying for boards

Paperback, 344 Pages

Published: April 2004

Imprint: Hanley And Belfus Medical Publishers

ISBN: 978-1-56053-597-3

Contents

  • Art and Practice of Geriatrics

    Biology of Aging

    Functional Assessment

    Collaborative Practice

    ABCs of Medicare Reimbursement


    GERIATRIC SYNDROMES

    Aging and Neurocognitive Functioning Memory

    Delirium

    Dementia

    Pharmaecotherapy

    Sleep Disorders

    Falls/Gait (Gait Disorders)

    Osteoporosis

    Pain/Palliative Care

    Nutrition

    Constipation


    OFFICE CARE OF THE GERIATRIC PATIENT

    Periodic Health Exam of the Older Patient

    Advance Directives

    Spirituality

    Elder Abuse

    Depression

    Parkinson's Disease

    Anticoagulants

    ASCVD/CAD

    Endocrine problems in the elderly

    CHF

    Rheumatology

    Arthritis

    UI

    Prostate Disease

    Vision Loss

    Dental Problems of the Older Patient

    Hearing Loss

    Sexuality

    Alcoholism

    Driving

    Podiatry


    HOSPITAL CARE OF THE GERIATRIC PATIENT

    Perioperative Management

    Stroke

    Dizziness, Vertigo and Syncope

    Hip Fracture

    Dehydration

    Infections (pnx, urosepsis, shingles, etc.)

    Pressure Ulcers

    Discharge Planning


    ALTERNATIVE SITES OF CARE

    Nursing Homes

    Assessment of Nursing Home Patient

    Infection Control (TB, MRSA, VREC, HIV)

    Home Care

    Hospice (Palliative Care)

    Alternative Sites of Care

    Complementary and Alternative Medicine



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