Overview

"Demographic trends confirm what clinicians already know - they are spending increasing amounts of time dealing with older people. This new ABC provides an introduction to the new and increasing challenges of treating older patients in a variety of settings." "ABC of Geriatric Medicine provides an overview of geriatric medicine in practice. Chapters are written by experts, and are based on the specialty geriatric medicine curriculum in the UK." ABC of Geriatric Medicine is a highly illustrated, informative, and practical source of knowledge, with ...
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ABC of Geriatric Medicine

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Overview

"Demographic trends confirm what clinicians already know - they are spending increasing amounts of time dealing with older people. This new ABC provides an introduction to the new and increasing challenges of treating older patients in a variety of settings." "ABC of Geriatric Medicine provides an overview of geriatric medicine in practice. Chapters are written by experts, and are based on the specialty geriatric medicine curriculum in the UK." ABC of Geriatric Medicine is a highly illustrated, informative, and practical source of knowledge, with links to further information and resources. It is an essential guide where management of the ageing population is a major health issue - for hospital and family doctors, students, nurses and other members of the multi-disciplinary team.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118702376
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/31/2013
  • Series: ABC Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 88
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Nicola Cooper
Consultant in Acute Medicine and Geriatrics, The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, UK

Kirsty Forrest
Consultant in Anaesthesia and Education, The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, UK

Graham Mulley
Professor of Elderly Medicine and President of the British Geriatrics Society, St James's University Hospital, Leeds, UK

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Table of Contents

1 Introducing Geriatric Medicine Nicola Cooper Cooper, Nicola Graham Mulley Mulley, Graham 1

2 Prescribing in Older People Jon Cooper Cooper, Jon Julia Howarth Howarth, Julia 5

3 Delirium John Holmes Holmes, John 11

4 Falls Nicola Cooper Cooper, Nicola 16

5 Bone Health Katrina Topp Topp, Katrina 23

6 Syncope Raja Hussain Hussain, Raja 28

7 Transient Ischaemic Attack and Stroke Jon Cooper Cooper, Jon 34

8 Dementia John Wattis Wattis, John Stephen Curran Curran, Stephen 39

9 Urinary Incontinence Eileen Burns Burns, Eileen Anne Siddle Siddle, Anne 43

10 Peri-operative Problems Kirsty Forrest Forrest, Kirsty 48

11 Rehabilitation Lauren Ralston Ralston, Lauren John Young Young, John 53

12 Palliative Care Lucy Nicholson Nicholson, Lucy Suzanne Kite Kite, Suzanne 59

13 Discharge Planning Mamoun Elmamoun Elmamoun, Mamoun Graham Mulley Mulley, Graham 64

14 Intermediate Care Nicola Turner Turner, Nicola Catherine Tandy Tandy, Catherine 69

15 Benefits and Social Services John Pearn Pearn, John Rosemary Young Young, Rosemary 73

Index 77

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