1st Edition

Acute Emergencies and Critical Care of the Geriatric Patient




ISBN 9780824703455
Published March 30, 2000 by CRC Press
536 Pages

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Book Description

This incisive reference systematically reviews the diagnosis and treatment of common surgical and medical emergencies in elderly patients-thoroughly examining surgical interventions, drug therapies and drug prescribing protocols, life-threatening drug reactions, ethical issues, and methods of profiling patients for nursing care.
Evaluates disease states and gauges optimal responses to each, supporting recommendations with valuable case studies.
Written by over 40 distinguished medical experts, Acute Emergencies and Critical Care of the Geriatric Patient

  • describes ideal patient-physician relationships in critical care settings
  • highlights emergency management of myocardial infarction and cardiogenic pulmonary edema
  • illuminates ethical questions surrounding confidentiality, informed consent, surrogate decision making, and patient comfort
  • assesses special pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic conditions in geriatric patients
  • provides vital information on stroke, seizures, and spinal cord compression
  • investigates critical complications caused by pneumonia, meningitis, and endocarditis
  • explores acute lung disorders such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis, pneumonia, central nervous system dysfunction, and abnormal control of ventilation
  • clarifies preoperative procedures for emergency surgery
  • reviews anesthesia strategies for pulmonary, cardiovascular, renal, hepatic, and neurological conditions in the elderly
  • and more!
    Including over 1000 references, tables, and illustrations, Acute Emergencies and Critical Care of the Geriatric Patient is an indispensable resource for geriatricians, primary care physicians, internists, emergency medicine physicians, intensivists, hosptialists, surgeons, anesthesiologists, orthopedists, cardiologists, psychiatrists, neurologists, and internists/residents in these disciplines, as well as nurses, pharmacists, and medical students.
  • Table of Contents

    Principles of Geriatric Critical Care

    Relevance of Aging Issues in the Emergency Department
    Anthony Kingsley
    Ethics in Emergency Care of Critically Ill Patients
    Elizabeth L. Cobbs and Joanne Lynn
    Drug Dosing and Life-Threatening Drug Reactions in the Critically Ill Patient
    Frances S. Wong and Jay P. Rho
    Acute and Critical Nursing Care
    Terry Fulmer, Ellen Flaherty, Melissa M. Bottrell, Kathy Fletcher, and Mathy Mezey

    Surgical Emergencies

    Emergency Preoperative Evaluation
    Edward H. Livingston
    Emergency Anesthesia
    Calvin Johnson, Sharon Anita Ashley, and Stephen N. Steen
    Traumatic Injuries
    Arthur W. Fleming and Jo E. Linder
    Critical Care of the Hip Fracture Patient
    William T. Long and Earl Warren Brien
    Acute Conditions of the Abdomen
    David Vo and Samuel Eric Wilson
    Acute Vascular Emergencies
    J. Dennis Baker

    Medical Emergencies

    Management of Shock
    Merlyn Asuncion and Vidya S. Kaushik
    Cardiac Emergencies
    Donald D. Tresch and Indu Poornima
    Hypertensive Crises
    Ronald L. Fong and Keith C. Norris
    Acute Respiratory Failure
    Darryl Y. Sue
    Acute Renal Failure
    Dean T. Yamaguchi
    Alterations in Electrolytes and Acid-Base Homeostasis with Aging
    Adebenga Adetola and Keith C. Norris
    Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemia and Diabetic Ketoacidosis
    Robert V. Hogikyan and Jeffrey B. Halter
    Infectious Disease Emergencies
    Shobita Rajagopalan and Deborah Moran
    Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
    Abbasi J. Akhtar
    Neurological Emergencies
    Michael E. Mahler
    Psychiatric Emergencies
    Indumathi Raghavan and L. Jaime Fitten

    Special Issues of Aging

    Acute Vision Impairment or Loss
    Charles Wesley Flowers, Jr., and Glenville A. March, Jr.
    Hypothermia and Hyperthermia
    Arnel M. Joaquin
    Diagnosis and Treatment of Abuse and Neglect in the Emergency Department
    Cheryl E. Woodson
    Acute Hospital Care: Future Directions
    Robert M. Palmer

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    Reviews

    "
    ...four sections that cover the basic principle of critical care, topics related to surgical emergencies and medical emergencies, and special issues. A strength of the book is that each of its 25 chapters can serve as a stand-alone reference for rapid review. Yet the text flows nicely from chapter to chapter, making it easy to garner a comprehensive survey of this area of medicine.
    ...an excellent resource for those who care for the elderly in acute care settings.
    "- The New England Journal of Medicine, 2000

    "…clearly written and didactically well presented.
    …recommended to all geriatricians.
    "-Gerontology