Geriatric Secrets

3rd Edition

Editors:

  • Mary Ann Forciea
  • Risa Lavizzo-Mourey
  • Edna Schwab
  • Donna Raziano
    • Print ISBN 9781560535973

    Key Features

    • Thought-provoking questions that provide succinct answers
    • Presentation of a vast amount of information, but not overly simplistic
    • The most important "need-to-know" questions-and-answers in the proven format of the highly acclaimed Secrets Series®
    • Concise answers that include the author's pearls, tips, memory aids, and "secrets"
    • Bulleted lists, algorithms, and illustrations for quick review
    • Thorough, highly detailed index

    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



    Details

    No. of pages:
    344
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2004
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Hanley & Belfus
    Print ISBN:
    9781560535973

    About the editors

    Mary Ann Forciea

    Affiliations and Expertise

    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

    Affiliations and Expertise

    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

    Affiliations and Expertise

    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