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Primary Care Geriatrics

Primary Care Geriatrics Author Richard J. Ham
ISBN-10 9780323039307
Release 2007
Pages 641
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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

Ham s Primary Care Geriatrics Author Richard J. Ham
ISBN-10 9780323186513
Release 2014-01-02
Pages 140
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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

Geriatric Physical Diagnosis Author Mark E. Williams, M.D.
ISBN-10 9780786451609
Release 2009-07-31
Pages 344
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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

A Bitter Pill Author John Sloan
ISBN-10 9781553654551
Release 2009
Pages 272
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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.



Gerontology for the Health Care Professional

Gerontology for the Health Care Professional Author Regula H. Robnett
ISBN-10 9781284175820
Release 2018-09-04
Pages 475
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Gerontology for the Health Care Professional, Fourth Edition is a comprehensive, practical text covering the evolving field of gerontology, developed for healthcare students and professionals. Written by experts across many health disciplines, this text presents an up-to-date and realistic assessment of the aging process.



Nursing Home Care

Nursing Home Care Author John Morley
ISBN-10 9780071807661
Release 2013-09-22
Pages 336
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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



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ISBN-10 0323297919
Release 2014-01-07
Pages 624
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Little Black Book of Geriatrics

Little Black Book of Geriatrics Author Karen Gershman
ISBN-10 9780763788445
Release 2009-10-07
Pages 458
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Thoroughly revised and updated, the Fourth Edition of this pocket-sized handbook provides comprehensive, concise, evidence-based information on diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the elderly patient. The Little Black Book of Geriatrics is a convenient resource offering quick access to vital information and makes a great reference for solving pressing problems on the ward or in the clinic.



Pocket Pediatrics

Pocket Pediatrics Author Paritosh Prasad
ISBN-10 9781469830094
Release 2013-06-04
Pages 304
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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.



Fast Facts for the Gerontology Nurse

Fast Facts for the Gerontology Nurse Author Charlotte Eliopoulos, MPH, PhD, RN
ISBN-10 9780826198280
Release 2013-11-25
Pages 376
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This convenient and easy-to-use pocket-sized reference provides gerontology nurses with the foundational knowledge they need to provide all aspects of safe, effective care to older patients. It contains crucial evidence-based information that enables nurses to differentiate between normal and abnormal findings, understand the presentation and management of common diseases of the gerontological population, and integrate age-specific considerations into care planning and implementation with older adults. Pervading the resource is a holistic approach in which all facets of the individual: physical and mental health, emotional and spiritual wellbeing, self-care, family relationships, and unique risks for this population, are considered. Designed for daily use, the guide is consistently organized in bullet-point Fast Facts style for easy access to information. Also included are such helpful features as "Clinical Snapshots" and "Fast Facts in a Nutshell" to reinforce content and aid in speedy information retrieval. A resources section guides nurses to additional information on each topic. Key Features: Presents all aspects of current evidence-based practice in gerontology in user-friendly style Uses a holistic approach that considers all facets of the individual Provides key information that demonstrates the impact of aging on assessing, planning, and implementing care Features "Clinical Snapshots" and "Fast Facts in a Nutshell" for speedy information retrieval Includes information on gerontology care that is needed daily



Case based Geriatrics A Global Approach

Case based Geriatrics  A Global Approach Author Victor A. Hirth
ISBN-10 0071766669
Release 2010-12-31
Pages 656
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A full-color case-based guide to the principles and clinical aspects of geriatric care Case-Based Geriatrics utilizes a case-and-evidence-based approach to help you understand the key principles and clinical points of geriatric medicine and healthcare. Written to reflect the field’s growing trend toward interdisciplinary collaboration, the book is of value not only to physicians, but to the entire health team involved in the care of the elderly. This unique text is constructed around case presentations, which are used as the primary teaching tool. These cases reflect issues and principles of geriatrics that are encountered and practiced worldwide. You will learn how cultural characteristics of both patients and providers have added new layers of complications to this already challenging field – and how they can be recognized and overcome. Each case is directly linked to the learning objectives found in each chapter. Review questions appear at the beginning and end of each chapter to test your understanding. Case-Based Geriatrics is divided into three sections: Issues in Aging -- features foundational chapters covering essential topics such as biology of aging, worldwide demographics, the geriatric physical exam, sensory changes in aging, and approaches to laboratory testing and imaging in aging Inter-professional Geriatrics -- provides an overview of multi-professional team care and covers important topics such as pre -and-post operative care, discharge planning and transitional care, end-of-life care, home care, and long-term care Geriatric Syndromes and Important Issues -- covers common disorders such as delirium, dementia, depression, stroke, hypertension, osteoporosis, and more



Geriatric Medicine an Evidence Based Approach

Geriatric Medicine  an Evidence Based Approach Author Frank Lally
ISBN-10 9780199689644
Release 2014-10-02
Pages 221
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People are living longer and the population over the age of 60 is burgeoning, with repercussions for health services and healthcare expenditure in developed countries. Crucially, disease aetiology, diagnosis, and treatment in older people differ from the general adult population. Older people often have complicated co-morbidities and respond to treatment in different ways compared to younger people. Evidence of efficacy of different treatments is often lacking because older people are under-represented in clinical trials, and the specific needs of older people are rarely discussed specifically in more general texts. Geriatric medicine: an evidence based approach is a clinical reference for health care professionals who manage older patients, and summarizes up-to-date research literature in a style that can be directly applied by busy healthcare professionals and provide a useful resource for reference.



Monitoring in Neurocritical Care E Book

Monitoring in Neurocritical Care E Book Author Peter D. Le Roux
ISBN-10 9781455727537
Release 2013-02-01
Pages 528
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Ideal for neurosurgeons, neurologists, neuroanesthesiologists, and intensivists, Monitoring in Neurocritical Care helps you use the latest technology to more successfully detect deteriorations in neurological status in the ICU. This neurosurgery reference offers in-depth coverage of state-of-the-art management strategies and techniques so you can effectively monitor your patients and ensure the best outcomes. Understand the scientific basis and rationale of particular monitoring techniques and how they can be used to assess neuro-ICU patients. Make optimal use of the most advanced technology, including transcranial Doppler sonography, transcranial color-coded sonography, measurements of jugular venous oxygen saturation, near-infrared spectroscopy, brain electrical monitoring techniques, and intracerebral microdialysis and techniques based on imaging. Apply multimodal monitoring for a more accurate view of brain function, and utilize the latest computer systems to integrate data at the bedside. Access practical information on basic principles, such as quality assurance, ethics, and ICU design.



Guidelines for Nurse Practitioners in Gynecologic Settings Tenth Edition

Guidelines for Nurse Practitioners in Gynecologic Settings  Tenth Edition Author Joellen W. Hawkins, RN, PhD, WHNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP
ISBN-10 9780826129635
Release 2011-09-23
Pages 496
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"This textbook provides the busy clinician with a 'one stop' comprehensive guide to women's health that includes essential components of the history, diagnostic workup, treatment, and management guidelines for most common health issues and problems specific to providing gynecologic care to women. Clinicians will welcome the updated clinical content and additional resources and educational recommendations." From the Forward by R. Mimi Secor, MS, MEd, FNP-BC, FAANP Family Nurse Practitioner/Consultant, Specializing in Women's Health National NP Radio Host for ReachMD "Partners in Practice" This landmark 10th edition of a highly respected classic and best-selling reference provides current guidelines for primary care management of common gynecological conditions across the age span. The fully revised new edition provides well-organized, concise, and easier-to-access evidence-based practice guidelines for use in community and ambulatory settings. It has been written by nurse practitioners with over 90 years of combined experience in women's health, and integrates the knowledge of noted experts for each topic. This 10th edition offers new information for all guidelines and presents essential new guidelines for sexually transmitted diseases, family planning, medical abortion, breast cancer screening and other breast conditions, osteoporosis, menopause, incontinence, sexual dysfunction, complementary and alternative therapies, smoking cessation, abuse and violence screening, abuse screening for disabled women, and Pap, PCOS, and preconception care. The guide also contains an entirely new chapter on annual well woman visits, an enhanced mental health chapter detailing discontinuation of SSRIs/SNRIs, recent guidelines from the World Health Organization regarding contraception, and more. This book will be of value to graduate nursing programs, all nurse practitioners, and nurse midwives. Key Features: Reflects "best practice" standards of care empirically proven to improve patient outcomes by at least 28% Provides quick and easy access to crucial clinical information through use of an intuitive alpha organization, a consistent format, and new spiral binding Contains new "Well Woman Annual Visit" chapter Patient education handouts are included in book AND are available in printable PDF format online Contains completely new bibliographies reflecting the latest literature and evidence-based practice, and relevant websites



New Dimensions in Women s Health

New Dimensions in Women s Health Author Linda Lewis Alexander
ISBN-10 9781284088434
Release 2016-08-03
Pages 474
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Appropriate for undergraduate students studying health education, nursing and women's studies, New Dimensions in Women's Health, Seventh Edition is a comprehensive, modern text that offers students the tools to understand the health of women of all cultures, races, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, and sexual orientations.



Alzheimer s Medical Advisor

Alzheimer s Medical Advisor Author Philip Sloane
ISBN-10 9781934716663
Release 2017-07-17
Pages 192
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As we move through life many of us find ourselves needing to help a family member or friend with a medical condition. If the condition is temporary, our need to help is temporary. However, chronic conditions such as Alzheimer's and other dementias require longer-term, possibly ever-increasing assistance. Problems with thinking and memory lead to new, different, and often challenging behaviors. In addition, caring for someone with Alzheimer's often means helping them deal with other medical problems that are often difficult to recognize. This book is a resource for caregivers of people with Alzheimer's or dementia who are also beginning to experience non-memory-related medical conditions. It addresses 54 medical conditions that caregivers often must deal with when providing care. Each medical condition is addressed in an easy-to-follow, two-page guide that provides basic facts about the medical condition, signs that indicate a possible emergency, tips on providing relief in the home, other related issues to watch out for, and safety tips for the caregiver. Written by experts at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University, this book is based on the latest clinical knowledge and scientific research on Alzheimer's and the care of Alzheimer's and dementia patients. It includes basic facts about Alzheimer's disease and other dementias and practical guidance when conferring with doctors and nurses, when visiting hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted-living residences, and during the dying process. Also, an entire chapter is devoted to what caregivers need to do to take care of themselves while helping someone with Alzheimer's and related dementia. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial}



Essentials of Medical Genetics for Health Professionals

Essentials of Medical Genetics for Health Professionals Author Director of Research and Faculty Development Medical College of Georgia Adjunct Faculty Doctor of Health Sciences Program Arizona School of Health Sciences A T Still University Staff Clinician Peachtree Medical Center Edgefield Cou Laura M Gunder
ISBN-10 9781449618087
Release 2010-10-25
Pages 236
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Essentials of Medical Genetics for Health Professionals is a concise, accessible introduction to medical genetics for all health professions students. Even with limited exposure to genetics, students can use the accelerated approach in this text to attain a base foundation of genetics knowledge. This book begins with a review of chromosomes, DNA, RNA, protein synthesis, and inheritance patterns and continues with a clinical focus based on understanding different disease processes. A variety of genetic diseases are explored, including what is known about the genetics involved, the signs and symptoms of the disease, and the treatment options available. Accompanying tables and images aid comprehension. This book also covers diagnostic techniques and an overview of embryonic development and teratogens. The roles of genetic counseling and screening, as well as the ethical and legal issues related to genetic screening and genetic testing are also discussed. Complete with stated objectives, definition of key terms, references, chapter summaries and end of chapter review questions with answers, each chapter is organized for optimal learning. Essentials of Medical Genetics for Health Professionals will not only have application in the classroom setting for health professions or medical students, but practicing clinicians such as physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and physicians who want to learn more or revisit genetics will also find this book a valuable, useful resource. Instructor Resources include PowerPoint Slides, a TestBank, and an Image Bank.