ISBN-10:
1118127927
ISBN-13:
9781118127926
Pub. Date:
09/16/2013
Publisher:
Wiley
Hospitalists' Guide to the Care of Older Patients / Edition 1

Hospitalists' Guide to the Care of Older Patients / Edition 1

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ISBN-13: 9781118127926
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/16/2013
Series: Hospital Medicine: Current Concepts Series , #21
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 550,680
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Brent C. Williams, MD, MPH, is an Associate Professor in the Divisions of Geriatric Medicine and General Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan. A practicing general internist and geriatrician, Dr. Williams’ research and publications relate to medical education, faculty development, and health care for older adults. Author of over 50 peer-reviewed publications, he has served as Deputy Editor of the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Dr. Williams is currently Medical Director of the University of Michigan Complex Care Management Program.

Preeti N. Malani, MD, MSJ, is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Divisions of Geriatric Medicine and Infectious Diseases at the University of Michigan and a Research Scientist at the Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System’s Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center. Dr. Malani’s clinical and research interests include infections in older adults and inpatient geriatric consultation. She serves as an Associate Editor of the journal Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology as well as Deputy Editor of Clinical Infectious Diseases. Dr. Malani is also a coeditor of the recently published 3rd edition of Practical Healthcare Epidemiology.

David H. Wesorick, MD, FHM, is an Assistant Professor in the Division of General Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan. He is a practicing hospitalist and a clinical educator. He has written several practical articles and textbook chapters, directed at a hospitalist audience, on topics including diabetes management and perioperative management. He has also been active in hospitalist quality improvement at the national level with the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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Table of Contents

CONTRIBUTORS vii

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW 1
Brent C. Williams, Preeti N. Malani, and David H.Wesorick

CHAPTER 2 THE HOSPITALIZED OLDER ADULT: COMMUNICATION ANDPHYSICAL EXAMINATION 5
Mark E. Williams

CHAPTER 3 GERIATRIC ASSESSMENT FOR THE HOSPITALIST 17
Brent C. Williams

CHAPTER 4 INFORMED DECISION-MAKING AND THE EVALUATION OFDECISION-MAKING CAPACITY 31
Lisa S. Seyfried, Esther O. Akinyemi, and Scott Y.H. Kim

CHAPTER 5 CARING FOR PATIENTS WITH LIMITED PROGNOSIS:NEGOTIATING GOALS OF CARE AND PLANNING FOR THE END-OF-LIFE 47
Adam D. Marks and Caroline A. Vitale

CHAPTER 6 GERIATRIC PHARMACOTHERAPY 65
Gabe Solomon, Macgregor A. Montaño, and Paul C.Walker

CHAPTER 7 MANAGING BEHAVIORAL DISTURBANCES WITH PSYCHOACTIVEMEDICATIONS: DOS, DON’TS, AND MAYBES 93
David C. Belmonte, Jolene Bostwick, and Amy B. Rosinski

CHAPTER 8 ISSUES AND CONTROVERSIES SURROUNDING NUTRITION INHOSPITALIZED OLDER ADULTS 115
Lauren W. Mazzurco, Joseph Murray, and Caroline A.Vitale

CHAPTER 9 HIP FRACTURE: MANAGING THE MEDICALLY COMPLEX, OLDERSURGICAL PATIENT 141
Paul J. Grant

CHAPTER 10 FALLS AND MOBILITY DURING HOSPITALIZATION 165
Cynthia J. Brown and Donna M. Bearden

CHAPTER 11 PRESSURE ULCERS: A PRIMER FOR THE HOSPITALIST181
Aimée D. Garcia

CHAPTER 12 DELIRIUM 203
Tia R.M. Kostas and James L. Rudolph

CHAPTER 13 TRANSITIONAL CARE PLANNING: ASSURING A SAFE DISCHARGE225
Satyen Nichani, Darius Joshi, and Christopher S. Kim

INDEX 247

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