Primary Care Geriatrics

Author: Richard J. Ham
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323039308
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Ham s Primary Care Geriatrics

Author: Richard J. Ham
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323186513
Format: PDF
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Employing a unique case-based approach, Ham's Primary Care Geriatrics continues to be your comprehensive source of clinical solutions for this challenging population. This gerontology medical reference book features an interdisciplinary perspective that empowers you with team-oriented knowledge on the best diagnosis, treatment, and management strategies available to address the complex needs of older adults. "Overall this is a useful, well written, practical elderly medicine book, ideal for use in primary care. It is reasonable priced and an excellent addition to the bookshelf, virtual or real". Reviewed by: Dr Harry Brown, July 2014 Effectively treat your geriatric patients, and provide helpful guidance to their families, through engaging geriatric case studies that illustrate the principles and key clinical information you need. Form a definitive diagnosis and create the best treatment plans possible using the evidence-based medicine guidelines throughout. Find the information you need quickly and efficiently with a 2-color layout and consistent format, and test your knowledge with USMLE-style questions in every chapter. Offer your geriatric patients the most up-to-date treatment options available with six new chapters addressing Principles of Primary Care of Older Adults, Interprofessional Team Care, Billing and Coding, Frailty, Pressure Ulcers, and Anemia. Access the complete geriatric text online anytime, anywhere at Expert Consult, along with an online Cognitive Status Assessment with four tests and patient teaching guides, a dermatology quiz, and informative videos on Gait and Balance and Dizziness.

Geriatric Physical Diagnosis

Author: Mark E. Williams, M.D.
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786451602
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Informed by more than thirty years of experience, this guide provides a wealth of insight into the clinical observation, diagnosis and treatment of elderly patients. Organized geographically from (literally) head to toes, it concentrates on the basic geriatric physical examination with each chapter providing general information as well as helpful approaches to specific regional complaints. Emphasis is placed on assisting the dedicated clinician in becoming a more perceptive observer of elderly patients with honed skills in geriatric bedside diagnostic evaluation. The text also includes historical vignettes and anecdotes of great physical diagnosticians to demonstrate the evolution of clinical skills. Tables and line drawings complement the text.

A Bitter Pill

Author: John Sloan
Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd
ISBN: 1553654552
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Medical treatment of elderly people is not working. Worse, it is often harmful. Clear, hard-hitting, and authoritative, A Bitter Pill investigates why the medical system - from its one-size-fits-all prevention strategy to hospital stays that don't benefit anyone - is failing old people who are in fragile health and what we can do about it.

Brocklehurst s Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology

Author: Howard M. Fillit
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702063444
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The leading reference in the field of geriatric care, Brocklehurst’s Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, 8th Edition, provides a contemporary, global perspective on topics of importance to today’s gerontologists, internal medicine physicians, and family doctors. An increased focus on frailty, along with coverage of key issues in gerontology, disease-specific geriatrics, and complex syndromes specific to the elderly, makes this 8th Edition the reference you’ll turn to in order to meet the unique challenges posed by this growing patient population. Consistent discussions of clinical manifestations, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and more make reference quick and easy. More than 250 figures, including algorithms, photographs, and tables, complement the text and help you find what you need on a given condition. Clinical relevance of the latest scientific findings helps you easily apply the material to everyday practice. A new chapter on frailty, plus an emphasis on frailty throughout the book, addresses the complex medical and social issues that affect care, and the specific knowledge and skills essential for meeting your patients’ complex needs. New content brings you up to date with information on gerontechnology, emergency and pre-hospital care, HIV and aging, intensive treatment of older adults, telemedicine, the built environment, and transcultural geriatrics. New editor Professor John Young brings a fresh perspective and unique expertise to this edition.

Nursing Home Care

Author: John Morley
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071807667
Format: PDF
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THE DEFINITIVE TEXT ON THE PRINCIPLES AND CLINCAL PRACTICE OF NURSING HOME CARE Nursing Home Care is a practical textbook designed to serve as a rich evidence-based resource to provide physicians and other practitioners with the information and knowledge to advance nursing home care. It states and explains the principles underpinning safe, personalized, and dignified nursing home practice using an integrated, cooperative approach. In addition, it provides the medical knowledge necessary to give quality care to nursing home residents. Nursing Home Care reflects the International Association for Geriatrics and Gerontology's conviction that nursing home practice is an interdisciplinary endeavor that requires a sound theoretical, scientific, and values base in addition to clinical expertise. Mindful of the influences of different culture and context, the premise of this text is that there is a shared and common knowledge base to guide nursing home practice and approaches to caring that are universal. THIS UNIQUE TEXT IS LOGICALLY DIVIDED INTO FOUR PARTS: PART 1 covers the origins of the nursing home movement, plus alternative approaches, including aging in place and what older people are saying about nursing home life and culture change. PART 2 focuses on the fundamentals of working as part of a nursing home team providing day-to-day care and the leadership essentials to drive the quality improvement agenda. PART 3 addresses the most common conditions experienced by older nursing home residents. PART 4 is devoted to clinical and nursing aspects of specific disease management. KEY FEATURES: Online supplemental material, including 1,000 PowerPoint slides available to faculty, plus Q&A available from the IAGGI * Over 150 multiple choice questions * Key points for each chapter * An essential study guide for the IAGG certificate in nursing home care

Gerontology for the Health Care Professional

Author: Regula Robnett
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 0763756059
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Gerontology For The Health Care Professional, Second Edition is a comprehensive, practical text covering the evolving field of gerontology, written for health care students and professionals . This text is clinically relevant while implementing theoretical treatment of the subject matter. Written by experts across many health professions, Gerontology For The Health Care Professional, Second Edition presents an up-to-date and realistic view on the aging process. With topics presented in an introductory fashion, this book covers all the important aspects of aging and instills an appreciation For The multidimensional aspects of aging for those who are working with and caring for elderly patients or clients. Each chapter includes objectives, chapter outlines, multiple-choice review questions and learning activities! Available Instructor Resources Include: PowerPoint Slides, Instructor's Manual and Discussion Questions. New To The Second Edition : Thoroughly updated content New information on sleep, aging, and functional performance later in life A new chapter on effective communication with older people Topics Covered Include: Demographic Trends of an Aging Society Social Aspects of Aging the Physiology and Pathology of Aging Staying Healthy in Late Life Cognition and Aging the Psychological Aspects of Aging (including quality of life, personality change, and behavioral change) Nutrition Throughout the Lifespan Drug Therapy and Polypharmacy in the Elderly Sexuality and Aging the Continuum of Care (including care giving) Financing Health Care For The Elderly Health Care Providers Working with the Elderly Future Concerns in an Aging Society

Oxford Handbook of Geriatric Medicine 3e

Author: Lesley K. Bowker
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198738382
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This new edition of the Oxford Handbook in Geriatric Medicine has been expanded and updated to reflect the substantial changes in clinical practice since the previous edition, including the Francis report and the impact on care for the older patient, the National Dementia Strategy and screening, and the evolution of the role of Geriatricians in other specialities. It includes new material on risk scoring management of TIA, and a new chapter on the older surgical patient. With an ageing population, geriatric medicine is increasingly central to emergency and internal medicine in hospital settings and in general practice. Diseases are more common in the older person, and can be particularly difficult to assess and to treat effectively in a field that has limited evidence, yet makes up a substantial proportion of the work of most clinicians. Using clinical vignettes and how-to boxes to provide practical advice on common problems, this is a practical, accessible, and essential handbook for all medical staff who manage older patients.

Pocket Pediatrics

Author: Paritosh Prasad
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 1469830094
Format: PDF
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Prepared by residents and attending physicians at Massachusetts General Hospital, this pocket-sized loose leaf binder is created in the style of Pocket Medicine, one of the best-selling references for medical students, interns, and residents, and focuses on Pediatrics. This product can be used on the wards and for candidates reviewing for pediatric board exams. In bulleted lists, tables, and algorithms, Pocket Pediatrics provides key clinical information about common pediatric problems in cardiology, pulmonology, gastroenterology, nephrology, hematology-oncology, infectious diseases, endocrinology, rheumatology, and neurology as well as the well patient and the patient in ICU. There is also a 4-color insert chapter, containing pediatric clinical images in dermatology. The six-ring binder is portable to be carried with students, residents or physicians and allows users to add their own notes.