Now in its fifth edition, this comprehensive textbook of geriatricmedical practice provides up-to-date, evidence-based, and practicalinformation about all the major medical problems of aging citizens.Containing 41 new chapters covering new infections, treatments,approaches to care, and end of life care, Pathy’sPrinciples and Practice of Geriatric Medicine includes expandedsections on acute stroke, dementia, cardiovascular disease andhealth, respiratory diseases, and training. To capture aninternational perspective this new text has contributions from aglobal editorial team.
The Geriatrics pocketcard Set is a concise summary of essential information on the assessment of the elderly patient. The cards contain information on topics such as activities of daily living, cardiac risk, dementia, depression, incontinence, and alcohol abuse. A variety of scales useful in evaluating the patient's health status include: • 10-item Geriatric Impairment Inventory • Clock Drawing Test • Barthel Index of Activities of Daily Living • Geriatric Depression Scale • Functional Assessment Staging in Alzheimer´s Disease • Hachinski Ischemic Score • Hearing Handicap Inventory for the Elderly • And many more...For students, residents, nurses and all other healthcare professionals.
Fast-track medical settings call for “at-your-fingertips” information. Here is an easy-to-use, quick-reference guide for nurse practitioners and other health care providers in emergency, medical, screening, fast track, and/or primary care settings with family patients. In a concise, optimally organized format that includes current, evidence-based guidelines, the resource delivers a wealth of information for assessment and management of the most commonly encountered problems in these settings. Concise yet packed with crucial knowledge, The Pocket NP is arranged in a logical head-to-toe format that includes the history and physical examination and essential medical decision-making considerations. The material is organized in a true rapidaccess format, with salient information presented for maximum efficiency and speed of retrieval. A variety of templates for dictation/documentation are provided to assist the clinician with the development of a concise and logical patient record. These templates can be mixed and matched as needed and, using a specific template for focused patient problems (e.g., knee pain), will facilitate assessment fine tuning. Also included are frequently used illustrations for anatomical records as well as templates to assist in identification of normal and abnormal presentations. Additional helpful features include “Tips” and “Don’t Miss” boxes with bullet points of critical information, a rapid “review of systems,” billing information, and a dedicated page for NP “Survival Information” and notes. Key Features: Provides ultra-quick access to patient treatment information Offers easy-to-use framework for quickly locating critical information Presents templates for identifying normal and abnormal presentations Contains a rapid “review of systems” Delivers content in head-to-toe format Includes “Tips” and “Don’t Miss” boxes with bullet points of critical information
This new edition of one of the premier references for geriatric nurses in hospital, long-term, and community settings delivers current guidelines,real-life case studies, and evidence-based protocols developed by master educators and practitioners. With a focus on improving quality of care,cost-effectiveness, and outcome, the fifth edition is updated to provide the most current information about care of common clinical conditions and issuesin older patients. Several new expert contributors present current guidelines about hip fractures, frailty, perioperative and postoperative care,palliative care, and senior-friendly emergency departments. Additionally, chapters have been reorganized to enhance logical flow of content and easyinformation retrieval. Protocols‚Äîsystematically tested by more than 300 participating NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) hospitals‚Äîare organized in aconsistent format and include an overview, evidence-based assessment and intervention strategies, and an illustrative case study with discussion.Additionally, protocols are embedded within chapter text, providing the context and detailed evidence for each. Chapter objectives, annotated references,and evidence ratings for each protocol are provided along with resources for additional study. New to the Fifth Edition: Reorganized to enhance logical flow of information and ease of use Updated and revised Includes new contributions from expert educators and practitioners Provides new chapters on perioperative and postoperative care, general surgical care, care of hip fracture, palliative care, and the senior-friendly emergency department Key Features: Includes PowerPoints and a test bank for instructors Delivers evidence-based, current guidelines and protocols for care of common clinical conditions in the older person Illustrates the application of clinical protocols to real-life practice through case studies and discussion Edited by nationally known geriatric leaders who are endorsed by the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing and NICHE Written for nursing students, nurse leaders, and practitioners at all levels, including those in specialty roles
This new edition of the Oxford Handbook in Geriatric Medicine has been expanded and updated to reflect the substantial changes in clinical practice since the previous edition, including the Francis report and the impact on care for the older patient, the National Dementia Strategy and screening, and the evolution of the role of Geriatricians in other specialities. It includes new material on risk scoring management of TIA, and a new chapter on the older surgical patient. With an ageing population, geriatric medicine is increasingly central to emergency and internal medicine in hospital settings and in general practice. Diseases are more common in the older person, and can be particularly difficult to assess and to treat effectively in a field that has limited evidence, yet makes up a substantial proportion of the work of most clinicians. Using clinical vignettes and how-to boxes to provide practical advice on common problems, this is a practical, accessible, and essential handbook for all medical staff who manage older patients.
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