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Acute Emergencies and Critical Care of the Geriatric Patient

1st Edition

Edited by Thomas T. Yoshikawa, Dean C. Norman

CRC Press

536 pages

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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.

  • 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.


    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

    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    MEDICAL / Critical Care
    MEDICAL / Emergency Medicine
    MEDICAL / Geriatrics