Geriatrics At Your Fingertips 2002 Edition

Geriatrics At Your Fingertips 2002 Edition Author David B Reuben
ISBN-10 0632046961
Year 2002-03-22
Pages 229
Language en
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
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The fourth edition of Geriatrics at Your Fingertips is a portable, practical and economical tool for professionals who provide primary care to older persons. Content focuses on the evaluation and management of the diseases and disorders that most commonly affect older persons in various healthcare settings. GAYF minimizes the time clinicians spend searching for the information that they need to make patient care decisions. Many of the care strategies are derived from guidelines published by organizations such as the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, the American Heart Association, and the American Diabetes Association, among others. GAYF describes assessment instruments, recommended diagnostic tests, and management strategies that include non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic therapy. The design of the tables and lists of drugs facilitates appropriate prescribing. Generic and trade names are provided, as well as information on dosages, how the drugs are metabolized or excreted, and how each drug is supplied--with special emphasis on impact in older patients. Body system disorders (such as respiratory diseases), symptoms (like pain), and life-style issues (such as alcohol and tobacco abuse) are covered in separate chapters. At the end of the book are lists of telephone numbers and Web sites that serve as additional resources for specific information on general aging, end-of-life, legal issues and elder abuse, and specific health problems.

The Little Black Book of Geriatrics

The Little Black Book of Geriatrics Author Karen Gershman
ISBN-10 0763734640
Year 2006
Pages 454
Language en
Publisher Jones & Bartlett Learning
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Thoroughly revised and updated, the fifth edition of this classic pocket-sized handbook provides comprehensive, concise, evidence-based information on diagnosis and treatment across the spectrum of illness and injury in the primary care setting. Makes a great reference for solving pressing problems on the ward or in the clinic.

Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics

Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics Author Robert L. Kane
ISBN-10 9780071712637
Year 2008-12-04
Pages 598
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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The most RENOWNED AND TRUSTED INTRODUCTORY GUIDE to core topics in geriatric medicine and health care A doody's Core Title ESSENTIAL PURCHASE! 4 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW! "This continues to be the leading U.S. introductory textbook in geriatric medicine. It is user friendly, well written and edited, and easy on the eyes. Not a single major concept is omitted. With some 400-plus pleasant pages, this can easily be read on a rotation in geriatric medicine. If I had a magic wand, I would wave it, and copies of this brilliant book would appear under the pillow of every hospitalist in the land. See if it doesn't resonate with you as well."--Doody's Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics delivers a broad, well-written overview 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 older patients. 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 Time-saving tables that summarize conditions, values, mechanisms, therapeutics, and more Thorough coverage of preventive services and disease screening An appendix of internet resources on geriatrics NEW! Evidence-Based Summary section added to selected chapters NEW! The addition of a Nurse Practitioner to the author team for the widest perspective possible

Geriatric Home Based Medical Care

Geriatric Home Based Medical Care Author Jennifer L. Hayashi
ISBN-10 9783319233659
Year 2015-12-09
Pages 296
Language en
Publisher Springer
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This book is a practical reference for any clinician who has struggled to care for an older adult in a home setting. The volume is written by experts in the field who describe fundamental principles and clinical approaches of geriatric home-based care and their application to specific diseases and conditions, including delirium, incontinence, falls, and chronic pain and disability. The book also details house calls for special populations, from the developmentally disabled to those afflicted with neurologic or psychiatric diseases. The volume explores house calls within the context of the US healthcare system. Geriatric Home-Based Medical Care: Principles and Practice is a valuable resource for geriatricians, geriatric nurses, primary care physicians, social workers, public health officials, and all medical professions who need tools to provide timely, compassionate, and high-quality care for their older adult patients.

Geriatric Pocket Doc

Geriatric Pocket Doc Author Laura Ann Mosqueda
ISBN-10 0985809213
Year 2013-04-13
Pages 132
Language en
Publisher
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The Pocket Doc is designed to be helpful to professionals in the fields of social work, law, and law enforcement who combat elder abuse. This sturdy spiral-bound book is a guide to common geriatric disorders and medications. It's like "having a doctor in your pocket!" Geriatricians Lisa M. Gibbs, M.D., Laura Mosqueda, M.D., and Steven Tam, M.D.; neuropsychologist Bonnie Olsen, Ph.D., and gero-pharmacist Bradley Williams, Pharm.D., CGP, collaborated with other professionals from University of California, Irvine Program in Geriatrics to give an overview of what we believe are the most common medical conditions facing the geriatric population. Groups that use the Pocket Doc include Law Enforcement, Social Workers, Lawyers, Judges, Allied Healthcare Professionals, Caregivers, Conservators/Guardians, and Family Members

Handbook of Theories of Aging Second Edition

Handbook of Theories of Aging  Second Edition Author Merril Silverstein, PhD
ISBN-10 0826162525
Year 2008-10-27
Pages 816
Language en
Publisher Springer Publishing Company
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The field of gerontology has often been criticized for being "data-rich but theory-poor." The editors of this book address this issue by stressing the importance of theory in gerontology. While the previous edition focused on multidisciplinary approaches to aging theory, this new edition provides cross-disciplinary, integrative explanations of aging theory: The contributors of this text have reached beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries to partner with researchers in adjacent fields in studying aging and age-related phenomena. This edition of the Handbook consists of 39 chapters written by 67 internationally recognized experts in the field of aging. It is organized in seven sections, reflecting the major theoretical developments in gerontology over the past 10 years. Special Features: Comprehensive coverage of aging theory, focusing on the biological, psychological, and social aspects of aging A section dedicated to discussing how aging theory informs public policy A concluding chapter summarizing the major themes of aging, and offering predictions about the future of theory development Required reading for graduate students and post doctoral fellows, this textbook represents the current status of theoretical development in the study of aging.

Evidence Based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice

Evidence Based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice Author Elizabeth Capezuti, PhD, RN, FAAN
ISBN-10 9780826171290
Year 2011-11-18
Pages 744
Language en
Publisher Springer Publishing Company
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Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title! "The evidence-based protocols are designed as a primary reference and are useful, substantive, and timely...The broader contributions of useful format and succinct review of the evidence make it likely that this text will continue to be the leading resource in nursing education and practice."--The Gerontologist "Now more than ever, nurses are called upon to lead efforts to embed evidence-based practice in daily operations. As the IOM report states, 'nurses have key roles to play as team members and leaders for a reformed and better-integrated, patient-centered health care system.' The process of implementing sweeping change in health care will likely take years; however, nurses must start pragmatically and focus on these critically important protocols that have demonstrated improved outcomes for older adults. Simply stated, 'Pick this book up and use it.'" From the Foreword, Susan L. Carlson, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, GNP-BC, FNGNA President, National Gerontological Nursing Association "As a gerontological clinical educator/research nurse, I will often use this as a reference. The format and the content are good, and the explanations of how to best use the evidence simplify the process of sifting through mountains of information to figure the best practice." Score: 97, 5 Stars. --Doody's One of the premier reference books for geriatric nurses in hospital, long-term, and community settings, this 4th edition has been thoroughly updated to provide the most current, evidence-based protocols for care of common clinical conditions and issues in elderly patients. Designed to improve the quality, outcomes, and cost-effectiveness of health care, these guidelines are the result of collaboration between leading practitioners and educators in geriatric nursing and New York University College of Nursing. Protocols for each clinical condition have been developed by experts in that particular area, and most have been systematically tested by over 300 participating hospitals in "Nurses Improving Care for Health System Elders" (NICHE). Evidence is derived from all levels of care, including community, primary, and long-term care. A systematic method in compliance with the AGREE appraisal process was used to rate the levels of evidence for each protocol. Protocols are organized in a consistent format for ease of use, and each includes an overview, evidence-based assessment and intervention strategies, and an illustrative case study with discussion. Additionally, each protocol is embedded within chapter text, which provides the context and detailed evidence for the protocol. Each chapter contains resources for further study. Key Features: Updated to provide a wide range of evidence-based geriatric protocols for best practices Contains new chapters on function-focused care, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, mistreatment detection, acute care models, and transitional care Illustrates application of clinical protocols to real-life practice through case studies and discussion Edited by nationally known leaders in geriatric nursing education and practice, who are endorsed by the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing and NICHE Encompasses the contributions of 58 leading practitioners of geriatric care Written for nursing students, nurse leaders, and practitioners at all levels, including those in specialty roles

Family Practice Guidelines Fourth Edition

Family Practice Guidelines  Fourth Edition Author Jill C. Cash, MSN, APN, FNP-BC
ISBN-10 9780826177124
Year 2017-01-13
Pages 1064
Language en
Publisher Springer Publishing Company
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This bible of family practice for primary care students and clinicians provides current national practice guidelines for professional standards of care across the life span. Concise and clearly organized, the resource features detailed, step-by-step instructions for physical examinations and diagnostic testing in the outpatient setting, information on health promotion, care guidelines, dietary information, information on culturally responsive care, patient resources, and abundant patient education handouts. This fourth edition is updated to include new evidence-based guidelines for rheumatology, public health (featuring updated information on substance abuse, violence, obesity, homelessness, and lesbian health), the sports physical exam and interventions, endocrinology, new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations for health maintenance, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) assessment and management, restless legs syndrome, sexual dysfunction treatment, and psychiatric disorders. Several new and updated Patient Teaching Guides--with printable education points--add to the book's outstanding utility as a thorough and reliable clinical resource. Each of the 268 diagnoses includes definition, incidence, pathogenesis, predisposing factors, common complaints, signs/symptoms, subjective data, physical exam and diagnostic tests, differential diagnosis, and a care plan. New to the Fourth Edition: New and updated guidelines for: -Rheumatology: polymyalgia rheumatica, Sjogren's syndrome, psoriatic arthropathy, pseudogout (calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate), ankylosing spondylitis, reactive arthritis, Raynaud's syndrome -Public Health: substance abuse, violence, obesity, homelessness, lesbian health -Sports Exam: assessment and treatment -CDC recommendations: vaccine and cancer screening -Endocrinology: diabetes management and new Food and Drug Administration--approved medications -JNC 8 guidelines for hypertension -Neurology: PTSD and restless legs syndrome management -Sexual dysfunction -Bipolar and other behavioral health disorders New and updated Patient Teaching Guides Key Features: Presents information for 268 disorders in consistent format for ease of use Highlights key considerations with Practice Pointers Provides individual care points for pediatric, pregnant, and geriatric patients Includes 138 printable Patient Teaching Guides Offers 18 procedure guidelines and routine health maintenance guidelines

Pocket Primary Care

Pocket Primary Care Author Meghan M. Kiefer
ISBN-10 9781451128260
Year 2014-03-06
Pages 374
Language en
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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"Prepared by residents and attending physicians at Massachusetts General Hospital, this pocket-sized loose-leaf is created in the style of Pocket Medicine by providing key clinical data for students and residents and focuses on patient care in the outpatient setting. Pocket Primary Care is a handy summary of key clinical information designed to form the basis of an individual's pocket notebook or to be integrated into one's own notebook. Includes areas of: preventive medicine, cardiovascular, dermatology, endocrine, gastrointestinal, hematology, infectious disease, musculoskeletal, neurology, ophthalmology/ ENT, psychiatry/social, pulmonary, renal/urology, special populations, women's health, men's health, and geriatric"--Provided by publisher.

Manual of Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound

Manual of Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound Author Vicki E. Noble
ISBN-10 9781139495936
Year 2011-06-16
Pages
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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Ultrasound has revolutionized a physician's ability to make urgent and emergent diagnoses at the bedside, and has changed the management of many acute injuries and conditions. This is a practical, concise introduction to what is rapidly becoming an essential tool for all critical care physicians: bedside emergency ultrasound. The Manual covers the full spectrum of conditions diagnosed using ultrasound and gives practical guidance in how to use ultrasound for common invasive procedures. Major applications are introduced using focused diagnostic questions and reviewing the image-acquisition skills needed to answer them. Images of positive and negative findings are presented, and scanning tips for improving image quality. The second edition has been substantially revised and expanded, with new images, updated literature reviews, new applications and clinical algorithms. New chapters cover additional procedures, musculoskeletal and pediatric applications, and the use of ultrasound in resuscitation. This text is invaluable for emergency physicians at all levels.

Primary Care Geriatrics

Primary Care Geriatrics Author Richard J. Ham
ISBN-10 9780323039307
Year 2007
Pages 641
Language en
Publisher Elsevier Health Sciences
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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.

Psoriatic Arthritis and Psoriasis

Psoriatic Arthritis and Psoriasis Author Adewale Adebajo
ISBN-10 9783319195308
Year 2016-01-11
Pages 316
Language en
Publisher Springer
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Educational advancement in the field of psoriatic arthritis which this book will provide is consistent with GRAPPA’s aims and objectives leading to a productive synergy. GRAPPA (Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis), is recognized world wide as the leading international society for the study and promotion of awareness of psoriatic arthritis. GRAPPA is an association of leading rheumatologists, dermatologists, representatives of patient service leagues and other stakeholders focused on psoriasis and PsA.​Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) ranks with rheumatoid arthritis and axial spondyloarthritis as one of the most prevalent inflammatory arthropathies worldwide. There is now a significant global awareness among Rheumatologists, Dermatologists, Internal Medicine Specialists, Gastroenterologists, General Practitioners, Family Practitioners, Physiotherapists, Nurse Specialists, Immunogenetics and many other Health Care Professionals with regards to the importance of psoriatic arthritis.

Advanced Practice Nursing in the Care of Older Adults

Advanced Practice Nursing in the Care of Older Adults Author Laurie Kennedy-Malone
ISBN-10 0803624913
Year 2014
Pages 665
Language en
Publisher F A Davis Company
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Awarded third place in the 2014 AJN Book of the Year Awards in the Gerontologic Nursing category! Meet the diverse health care needs of older adults! Explore effective ways to enhance the wellness and independence of older adults across the wellness-illness continuum. From an overview of the theories of aging and assessment through the treatment of disorders, including complex illnesses, this evidence-based book provides the comprehensive gerontological coverage you need to prepare for your role as an Advanced Practice Nurse. Understand how to easily identify factors that may affect the wellness of your patients and their families. Plus, enhance your critical-thinking skills with real-world case studies that bring concepts to life. Explore more online at DavisPlus! Access your complete text online with the Davis Digital Version and gain extra practice with additional case studies, learning activities, and review questions. (Redeem the Plus Code, inside new, printed texts, to access these DavisPlus student resources.) Plus, look for helpful lists of web sites and more!

The Palgrave Handbook of the Philosophy of Aging

The Palgrave Handbook of the Philosophy of Aging Author Geoffrey Scarre
ISBN-10 9781137393562
Year 2017-02-26
Pages 560
Language en
Publisher Springer
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This comprehensive handbook presents the major philosophical perspectives on the nature, prospects, problems and social context of age and aging in an era of dramatically increasing life-expectancy. Drawing on the latest research in gerontology, medicine and the social sciences, its twenty-seven chapters examine our intuitions and common sense beliefs about the meaning of aging and explore topics such as the existential experience of old age, aging in different philosophical and religious traditions, the place of the elderly in contemporary society and the moral rights and responsibilities of the old. This book provides innovative and leading-edge research that will help to determine the parameters of the philosophy of aging for years to come. Key Features • Structured in four parts addressing the meaning, experience, ethics and future of aging • Comprehensive ethical coverage including of the retirement age, health-care for the elderly and the transhumanist life-extending project • Focused treatment of the dementia ‘epidemic’ and the philosophy of the mind and self The Palgrave Handbook of the Philosophy of Aging is an essential resource for scholars, researchers and advanced students in the philosophy of the self, moral and political philosophy, bioethics, phenomenology, narrative studies and philosophy of economics. It is also an ideal volume for researchers, advanced students and professionals in gerontology, health care, psychology, sociology and population studies.

Geriatric Pharmacology

Geriatric Pharmacology Author Steven Atkinson
ISBN-10 1683730089
Year 2016-11-01
Pages
Language en
Publisher
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Now in its second edition, Geriatric Pharmacology: The Principles of Practice & Clinical Recommendations is the optimal guide for anyone seeking straightforward, concise and user-friendly information on medication dynamics for older adults. Fully revised and updated, this invaluable resource has become the go-to favorite for healthcare professionals. Here's what you'll find: Learn to manage medication combinations without causing harm How to safely prescribe opioids Avoiding the top 10 most dangerous geriatric drugs Practical guidelines to stop and start prescriptions Drug-drug interaction charts and strategies