A full-color case-based guide to the principles and clinical approach to geriatric medicine and health care
Presented in full color, Case-based Geriatrics utilizes a case-and-evidence-based approach to teach the principles and clinical approach to geriatric medicine and health care.Taking a true interdisciplinary approach, the book is intended not only for on physicians, but for the entire health team involved in the care of the elderly.
· Case-based approach: perfect for students, trainees, and clinicians who need to apply basic principles to real world clinical situations
· Evidence-based approach: major treatment recommendations are based on carefully reviewed and applied evidence and guidelines, including the new ACOVE guidelines for evidence-based health quality standards in the care of the elderly
· Full color format: maximizes navigation and aids rentention
· Inter-discpinary focus: coverage of other health professions and their role in geriatric health care reflects the way geriatrics is best practiced
· Global coverage: cases and chapters covering principles of geriatrics as encountered and practiced worldwide allow all users to learn and apply principles beyoind their geographic boundries
· Evidence-based focus allows readers to apply the most reliable information to patientcare
· The inter-discplinary approach reflects the way geriatrics is optimally practiced
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Victor Hirth, MD, is Professor of Medicine, University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Geriatrics Society, and is known for his work on evidence-based guidelines.
Darryl Wieland, MD is Research Director, Division of Geriatrics Services, Palmetto health Richland, and Professor, Division of Geriatrics, Department ofMedicine,University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, South Carolina. Fellow of the American Geriatrics Society and the GerontologicalSociety of America. He serves as Deputy Editor of the Journal of Gerontology and Associate Editor of Aging.
1. Why Geriatrics & Gerontology 2. Biology of Aging 3. Physical & Cognitive Function in Aging 4. Worldwide Demographics and Cultural Diversity 5.Geriatric Physical Exam 6. functional Assessment 7. Sensory Ipairment 8. Atypical Disease Presentation in Older Adults 9. Assessing Medical Decision Making Capacity 10. Health Literacy Assessmentand Practice 11. Patient Preferences, Life Expectancy & Quality of Life 12. Approach to Laboratory Testing and imaging in Aging 13. Considerations Before Prescribing Medications 14. Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 15. The Older Driver 16.Chaging Living Environments for Older Adults 17. Caregivers and Caregiving 18. Secualtity 19. Multi-professional Team Care 20. Geriatric Consultation Services 21. Pre and Post Operative Care 22. Discharge Planning, Transitional Care 23. Palliative Care 24. Hospice 25. Home Care 26. Long-term Care 27. Restorative/Adaptive Equipment (braces, walkers, splints, etc.) 28. Incorporating Technology Into Older Adult Living 29. Rehabilitation Care: Inter-professional Management of the Complex Acute Medical Patient 30. Rehabilitation Care: Inter-professional Management of the Complex Acute Surgical Patient 31. Rehabiliation Care: Inter-professional Management of the Complex Acute Stroke Patient 32. Delirium 33. Dementia 34. Polypharmacy 35.Urinary Incontinence 36. Falls and Gait Disorders 37. Weight Loss 38. Frailty/Functional Decline 39. Depression 40. Pressure Ulcers 41. Constipation 42.Hip Fractures 43. Osteoporosis 44. Common Infections 45. Congestive Heart Failure 46. Stoke 47. Hypertension