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Practical guide to the care of the geriatric patient /
[edited by] Tom J. Wachtel, Marsha D. Fretwell.
edition
3rd ed.
imprint
Philadelphia, PA : Mosby/Elsevier, c2007.
description
xxiii, 749 p. : ill.
ISBN
0323036716, 9780323036719
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series title
imprint
Philadelphia, PA : Mosby/Elsevier, c2007.
isbn
0323036716
9780323036719
general note
Rev. ed. of: Practical guide to the care of the geriatric patient / Fred F. Ferri, Marsha D. Fretwell, Tom J. Wachtel. 2nd ed. c1997.
catalogue key
8083096
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Long Description
If you need a practical, portable resource to get you through the day-to-day management of older patients, Practical Guide to the Care of the Geriatric Patient is the answer! It zeroes in on the differential diagnoses, clinical findings, lab values, and treatment guidelines you need...and makes them easy to access quickly!
Main Description
If you need a practical, portable resource to get you through the day-to-day management of older patients, Practical Guide to the Care of the Geriatric Patient is the answer! It zeroes in on the differential diagnoses, clinical findings, lab values, and treatment guidelines you need...and makes them easy to access quickly! The latest clinical information on all facets of caring for the older patient, from assessment and health maintenance through to geriatric rehabilitation and socioeconomic and legal issues, helps you provide effective, state-of-the-art care. A comprehensive chapter on optimal pharmacotherapy helps you select the best treatment options and avoid adverse drug interactions for each patient. Authoritative guidance on house calls, respite care, nursing home care, and hospice care and pain management enhances the quality of life for your patients. Helpful treatment algorithms, graphs, comparative tables, appendices, and more, streamline patient management. Over 40 new topics included in 3rd edition, including the latest information on insomnia, restless leg syndrome, wound care, gout, hip fracture, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, the elderly driver, multicultural geriatric care, and more . . . New appendices added for functional assessment and mini-cog assessment. New wipe-clean cover will protect the book from frequent use on the wards!
Table of Contents
Biology and Demographics of Agingp. 1
Comprehensive Geriatric Assessmentp. 17
Health Maintenance in the Elderlyp. 25
Selected Functional Syndromesp. 51
Selected Organ System Abnormalitiesp. 137
Optimal Pharmacotherapyp. 483
Long-Term Carep. 497
Rehabilitationp. 583
Socioeconomic and Legal Issuesp. 609
Alcohol Use Disorders in Older Adultsp. 621
Appendicesp. 627
Frequently Used Clinical Formulasp. 628
Functional Assessment Instrumentsp. 630
Health Care Proxy and Durable Power of Attorneyp. 636
Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS)p. 646
Cancer Screening for Persons 65 Years and Olderp. 648
Katz Index of Activities of Daily Livingp. 651
Mini-Cog Scoring Algorithmp. 653
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