Ham's Primary Care Geriatrics

6th Edition

A Case-Based Approach (Expert Consult: Online and Print)

Author:

  • Jane Potter
  • Key Features

    •  Effectively treat your geriatric patients, and provide helpful guidance to their families, through engaging geriatric case studies that illustrate the principles and key clinical information you need.
    • Form a definitive diagnosis and create the best treatment plans possible using the evidence-based medicine guidelines throughout.
    • Find the information you need quickly and efficiently with a 2-color layout and consistent format, and test your knowledge with USMLE-style questions in every chapter.

    Table of Contents

    UNIT ONE: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE

    1. Principles of Primary Care of Older Adults

    2. Interprofessional Team Care

    3. Assessment

    4. Wellness and Prevention

    5. Advanced Cultural Competency in Caring for Geriatric Patients

    6. Appropriate Prescribing

    7. Ethics

    8. Financing and Organization of Health Care

    9. Billing and Coding

    10. Hospital Care

    11. Long-Term Care

    12. Home Care

    13. Rehabilitation

    14. Palliative Care

    UNIT TWO: GERIATRIC SYNDROMES AND COMMON SPECIAL PROBLEMS

    15. Emergency Care

    16. Delirium

    17. Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias

    18. Depression

    19. Balance, Gait and Mobility

    20. Falls

    21. Dizziness

    22. Syncope

    23. Urinary Incontinence

    24. Constipation and Fecal Incontinence

    25. Hearing Impairment

    26. Visual Impairment and Eye Problems

    27. Persistent Pain

    28. Malnutrition and Feeding Problems

    29. Frailty

    30. Pressure Ulcers

    31. Sleep Disorders

    32. Sexual Health

    33. Mistreatment and Neglect

    34. Alcoholism

    35. Driving

    UNIT THREE: SELECTED CLINICAL PROBLEMS OF THE ORGAN SYSTEMS

    36. Hypertension

    37. Coronary Artery Disease and Atrial Fibrillation

    38. Congestive Heart Failure

    39. Peripheral Vascular Disease

    40. Transient Ischemic Attacks and Stroke

    41. Diabetes Mellitus

    42. Thyroid Disorders

    43. Osteoporosis

    44. Arthritis and Related Disorders

    45. Foot Problems

    46. Cancer

    47. Anemia

    48. Pulmonary Disease

    49. Infectious Diseases

    50. The Acute Abdomen

    51. Benign Prostate Disease

    Details

    No. of pages:
    624
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2014
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Saunders
    Print ISBN:
    9780323089364
    Electronic ISBN:
    9780323246781

    About the author

    Jane Potter

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Harris Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Chief, Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Home Instead Center for Successful Aging, Omaha, Nebraska