Geriatric Secrets

3rd Edition

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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

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