Geriatric Emergency Medicine

Geriatric Emergency Medicine
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  • ISBN-13: 9780071383851
  • ISBN: 0071383859
  • Edition: 1
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing


Meldon, Stephen, Ma, O. John, Woolard, Robert


The ONLY urgent care text to consider the unique, clinically important differences of older patients.Endorsed by the American College of Emergency Physicians, this quick-reference provides up-to-date, comprehensive, and easy-to-find diagnosis and treatment guidelines for this unique, and rapidly growing segment of the population. Organized for ease of use, an abundance of summary tables, high-yield facts, highlighted pearls and pitfalls, and algorithms speed access to information. What's more, Geriatric Emergency Medicine includes full coverage of important topics not found in typical emergency medicine texts, including ethical considerations, and unique geriatric issues such as functional assessment, aging physiology, and nursing home issues.FEATURES *Endorsed by the American College of Emergency Physicians *Concise, yet comprehensive sections cover emergencies and illnesses involving all major body systems in older adults *Expert and specific guidance for geriatric emergencies from cardiovascular to psychiatric, dermatologic, and more *High-yield facts in each chapter emphasize important disease features, patterns, and relevance to the older population *Frequent summary tables, such as risk factors, key clinical findings, and immediate management priorities *Diagnostic and treatment algorithms throughout *Key data on controversies, medical/legal issues, ethical considerations, and costs *Recommendations on emergency pharmacological care *Overview of special considerations in emergency care for older adultsMeldon, Stephen is the author of 'Geriatric Emergency Medicine', published 2003 under ISBN 9780071383851 and ISBN 0071383859.

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