Geriatric Secrets

By

  • Mary Ann Forciea, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Presbyterian Medical Center, Pennswood Life Care Community, Philadelphia, PA
  • Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA, Professor of Medicine, Director, Institute of Aging, Chief, Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Prebyterian Medical Center, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • Edna Schwab, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • Donna Raziano

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®.
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Audience

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

 

Book information

  • Published: February 2004
  • Imprint: HANLEY AND BELFUS MEDICAL PUBLISHERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-56053-597-3


Table of 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