Primary Care Geriatrics

Author: Richard J. Ham
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323039307
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Medical

Accompanying CD-ROM contains video learning modules on gait and balance and dizziness, a dermatology quiz, and downloadable cognitive assessment tools, to hone clinical skills. File formats include QuickTime movies, PDFs, and HTML documents.

Ham s Primary Care Geriatrics

Author: Richard J. Ham
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323186513
Release Date: 2014-01-02
Genre: Medical

Employing a unique case-based approach, Ham's Primary Care Geriatrics continues to be your comprehensive source of clinical solutions for this challenging population. This gerontology medical reference book features an interdisciplinary perspective that empowers you with team-oriented knowledge on the best diagnosis, treatment, and management strategies available to address the complex needs of older adults. "Overall this is a useful, well written, practical elderly medicine book, ideal for use in primary care. It is reasonable priced and an excellent addition to the bookshelf, virtual or real". Reviewed by: Dr Harry Brown, July 2014 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. Offer your geriatric patients the most up-to-date treatment options available with six new chapters addressing Principles of Primary Care of Older Adults, Interprofessional Team Care, Billing and Coding, Frailty, Pressure Ulcers, and Anemia. Access the complete geriatric text online anytime, anywhere at Expert Consult, along with an online Cognitive Status Assessment with four tests and patient teaching guides, a dermatology quiz, and informative videos on Gait and Balance and Dizziness.

Geriatric Physical Diagnosis

Author: Mark E. Williams, M.D.
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786451609
Release Date: 2009-07-31
Genre: Social Science

Informed by more than thirty years of experience, this guide provides a wealth of insight into the clinical observation, diagnosis and treatment of elderly patients. Organized geographically from (literally) head to toes, it concentrates on the basic geriatric physical examination with each chapter providing general information as well as helpful approaches to specific regional complaints. Emphasis is placed on assisting the dedicated clinician in becoming a more perceptive observer of elderly patients with honed skills in geriatric bedside diagnostic evaluation. The text also includes historical vignettes and anecdotes of great physical diagnosticians to demonstrate the evolution of clinical skills. Tables and line drawings complement the text.

A Bitter Pill

Author: John Sloan
Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781553654551
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Health & Fitness

Medical treatment of elderly people is not working. Worse, it is often harmful. Clear, hard-hitting, and authoritative, A Bitter Pill investigates why the medical system - from its one-size-fits-all prevention strategy to hospital stays that don't benefit anyone - is failing old people who are in fragile health and what we can do about it.

Primary Care Tools for Clinicians

Author: Lorraine Loretz
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323019835
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Medical

Designed to save time and assist busy practitioners, this book guides standardized assessment and documentation of a patient's condition by providing ready-to-use forms that represent the 'gold standard' of current practice.

CURRENT Geriatric Diagnosis and Treatment

Author: C. Seth Landefeld
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071811613
Release Date: 2012-09-01
Genre: Medical

The most up-to-date source of clinically focused information on the medical care of the increasing elderly population. This text features relevant diagnostic and treatment content needed by every provider of healthcare to older adults. The text covers the major diseases and disorders of the elderly with particular attention to the care of the elderly.

Gerontology for the Health Care Professional

Author: Regula H. Robnett
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9781284175820
Release Date: 2018-09-04
Genre: Medical

Gerontology for the Health Care Professional, Fourth Edition is a comprehensive, practical text covering the evolving field of gerontology, developed for healthcare students and professionals. Written by experts across many health disciplines, this text presents an up-to-date and realistic assessment of the aging process.

Little Black Book of Geriatrics

Author: Karen Gershman
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9780763788445
Release Date: 2009-10-07
Genre: Medical

Thoroughly revised and updated, the Fourth Edition of this pocket-sized handbook provides comprehensive, concise, evidence-based information on diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the elderly patient. The Little Black Book of Geriatrics is a convenient resource offering quick access to vital information and makes a great reference for solving pressing problems on the ward or in the clinic.

Pocket Pediatrics

Author: Paritosh Prasad
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9781469830094
Release Date: 2013-06-04
Genre: Medical

Prepared by residents and attending physicians at Massachusetts General Hospital, this pocket-sized loose leaf binder is created in the style of Pocket Medicine, one of the best-selling references for medical students, interns, and residents, and focuses on Pediatrics. This product can be used on the wards and for candidates reviewing for pediatric board exams. In bulleted lists, tables, and algorithms, Pocket Pediatrics provides key clinical information about common pediatric problems in cardiology, pulmonology, gastroenterology, nephrology, hematology-oncology, infectious diseases, endocrinology, rheumatology, and neurology as well as the well patient and the patient in ICU. There is also a 4-color insert chapter, containing pediatric clinical images in dermatology. The six-ring binder is portable to be carried with students, residents or physicians and allows users to add their own notes.

Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics 7 E

Author: Robert Kane
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071792196
Release Date: 2013-07-22
Genre: Medical

An engaging introductory guide to the core topics in geriatric medicine “This is a valuable reference for those treating geriatric patients, providing well-reasoned expectations. It offers a common-sense approach in a medical system that is oriented to procedure numbers rather than focused on what a rational outcome is. Medicine owes a debt of gratitude to the authors of this work.” --Doody’s Review Service For nearly three decades, the goal of Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics has remained unchanged: to help clinicians do a better job of caring for their older patients. You will find thorough and authoritative coverage of all the important issues in geriatrics, along with concise, practical guidance on the diagnosis and treatment of the diseases and disorders most commonly encountered in an elderly patient. Features: A strong focus on the field’s must-know concepts, from the nature of clinical aging to differential diagnosis of important geriatric syndromes to drug therapy and health services Numerous tables and figures that summarize conditions, values, mechanisms, therapeutics, and more Thorough coverage of preventive services and disease screening An appendix of Internet resources on geriatrics Recognizing the reality that medical issues interact with other social and environmental issues, Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics includes chapters on Health Services, Nursing Home Care, Ethical Issues in the Care of Older Persons, and Palliative Care. You will also find chapters on the differential diagnosis and management of confusion, depression, incontinence, falls, and immobility and general management strategies on cardiovascular disorders, decreased vitality, and sensory impairment. There is no better resource to help you effectively address the challenges faced by the upcoming "grey tsunami" than Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics.

Fast Facts for the Gerontology Nurse

Author: Charlotte Eliopoulos, MPH, PhD, RN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826198280
Release Date: 2013-11-25
Genre: Medical

This convenient and easy-to-use pocket-sized reference provides gerontology nurses with the foundational knowledge they need to provide all aspects of safe, effective care to older patients. It contains crucial evidence-based information that enables nurses to differentiate between normal and abnormal findings, understand the presentation and management of common diseases of the gerontological population, and integrate age-specific considerations into care planning and implementation with older adults. Pervading the resource is a holistic approach in which all facets of the individual: physical and mental health, emotional and spiritual wellbeing, self-care, family relationships, and unique risks for this population, are considered. Designed for daily use, the guide is consistently organized in bullet-point Fast Facts style for easy access to information. Also included are such helpful features as "Clinical Snapshots" and "Fast Facts in a Nutshell" to reinforce content and aid in speedy information retrieval. A resources section guides nurses to additional information on each topic. Key Features: Presents all aspects of current evidence-based practice in gerontology in user-friendly style Uses a holistic approach that considers all facets of the individual Provides key information that demonstrates the impact of aging on assessing, planning, and implementing care Features "Clinical Snapshots" and "Fast Facts in a Nutshell" for speedy information retrieval Includes information on gerontology care that is needed daily

Case based Geriatrics A Global Approach

Author: Victor A. Hirth
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071766669
Release Date: 2010-12-31
Genre: Medical

A full-color case-based guide to the principles and clinical aspects of geriatric care Case-Based Geriatrics utilizes a case-and-evidence-based approach to help you understand the key principles and clinical points of geriatric medicine and healthcare. Written to reflect the field’s growing trend toward interdisciplinary collaboration, the book is of value not only to physicians, but to the entire health team involved in the care of the elderly. This unique text is constructed around case presentations, which are used as the primary teaching tool. These cases reflect issues and principles of geriatrics that are encountered and practiced worldwide. You will learn how cultural characteristics of both patients and providers have added new layers of complications to this already challenging field – and how they can be recognized and overcome. Each case is directly linked to the learning objectives found in each chapter. Review questions appear at the beginning and end of each chapter to test your understanding. Case-Based Geriatrics is divided into three sections: Issues in Aging -- features foundational chapters covering essential topics such as biology of aging, worldwide demographics, the geriatric physical exam, sensory changes in aging, and approaches to laboratory testing and imaging in aging Inter-professional Geriatrics -- provides an overview of multi-professional team care and covers important topics such as pre -and-post operative care, discharge planning and transitional care, end-of-life care, home care, and long-term care Geriatric Syndromes and Important Issues -- covers common disorders such as delirium, dementia, depression, stroke, hypertension, osteoporosis, and more

Geriatric Medicine an Evidence Based Approach

Author: Frank Lally
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199689644
Release Date: 2014-10-02
Genre: Medical

People are living longer and the population over the age of 60 is burgeoning, with repercussions for health services and healthcare expenditure in developed countries. Crucially, disease aetiology, diagnosis, and treatment in older people differ from the general adult population. Older people often have complicated co-morbidities and respond to treatment in different ways compared to younger people. Evidence of efficacy of different treatments is often lacking because older people are under-represented in clinical trials, and the specific needs of older people are rarely discussed specifically in more general texts. Geriatric medicine: an evidence based approach is a clinical reference for health care professionals who manage older patients, and summarizes up-to-date research literature in a style that can be directly applied by busy healthcare professionals and provide a useful resource for reference.