Geriatric Emergency Medicine / Edition 1

Geriatric Emergency Medicine / Edition 1

by Stephen Meldon, Robert Woolard, O. John Ma
     
 

ISBN-10: 0071383859

ISBN-13: 9780071383851

Pub. Date: 10/23/2003

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

This volume, sponsored by the American College of Emergency Physicians, is a comprehensive, practical, ready-reference for the ED physician. Content focuses on how to effectively and accurately diagnose and treat this unique population.

Each chapter is structured as follows: High Yield Facts: a bulleted list of 5 high yield facts Introduction:

Overview

This volume, sponsored by the American College of Emergency Physicians, is a comprehensive, practical, ready-reference for the ED physician. Content focuses on how to effectively and accurately diagnose and treat this unique population.

Each chapter is structured as follows: High Yield Facts: a bulleted list of 5 high yield facts Introduction: definition of problem and relevancy to older population Epidemiology (if applicable): scope, incidence/prevalence, mortality Pathophysiology: causative factors, predispositions, risk factors, mechanisms of disease process or injury, organ systems affected and disease course Clinical Features: chief complaint, presenting symptoms key historical information, physical examination including general appearance, vital signs, specific findings, and associated findings Diagnosis and Differential: laboratory findings and ancillary testing (including indications for same and also predictive value of such tests, differential diagnosis Emergency Department Care and Disposition: immediate management priorities (overview), initial ED management (to include both pharmacological and non-pharmacological care of the patient), subsequent care (if applicable). Can also include prognosis. Additional Aspects: complications, controversies, pitfalls, medical/legal issues, ethical issues, and costs

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071383851
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
10/23/2003
Pages:
585
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.89(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents: Special Considerations Cardiovascular Emergencies Pulmonary Emergencies Gastrointestinal Emergencies Genitourinary Emergencies Vascular Emergencies Neurologic Emergencies Trauma Metabolic and Endocrine Emergencies Dermatologic Emergencies Ophthalmologic Emergencies ENT Emergencies Hematologic and Oncologic Emergencies Musculoskeletal and Rheumatologic Emergencies Psychiatric Emergencies

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