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Geriatrics at Your Fingertips

Geriatrics at Your Fingertips - 5th edition

Geriatrics at Your Fingertips - 5th edition

ISBN13: 9781405103374

ISBN10: 140510337X

Geriatrics at Your Fingertips by Reuben,D., K. Herr, J. Pacala, B. Pollock, J. Potter and T. Semla - ISBN 9781405103374
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 5TH 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers
International: No
Geriatrics at Your Fingertips by Reuben,D., K. Herr, J. Pacala, B. Pollock, J. Potter and T. Semla - ISBN 9781405103374

ISBN13: 9781405103374

ISBN10: 140510337X

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 5TH 03

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The fifth edition of Geriatrics at Your Fingertips is a portable, practical and economical tool for professionals who provide primary care to older persons. Content focuses on the evaluation and management of the diseases and disorders that most commonly affect older persons in various healthcare settings. GAYF minimizes the time clinicians spend searching for the information that they need to make patient care decisions. Many of the care strategies are derived from guidelines published by organizations such as the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, the American Heart Association, and the American Diabetes Association, among others.

GAYF describes assessment instruments, recommended diagnostic tests, and management strategies that include non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic therapy. The design of the tables and lists of drugs facilitates appropriate prescribing. Generic and trade names are provided, as well as information on dosages, how the drugs are metabolized or excreted, and how each drug is supplied--with special emphasis on impact in older patients.

Body system disorders (such as respiratory diseases), symptoms (like pain), and life-style issues (such as alcohol and tobacco abuse) are covered in separate chapters.

At the end of the book are lists of telephone numbers and Web sites that serve as additional resources for specific information on general aging, end-of-life, legal issues and elder abuse, and specific health problems.

Author Bio

Reuben, David B : UCLA School of Medicine

Herr, Keela A. : University of Iowa

Pacala, James T : University of Minnesota

Pollock, Bruce G. : Mayo Clinic, Rochester, NY

Potter, Jane F. : University of Nebraska Medical Center

Semla, Todd P : Evanston Northwestern Healthcare

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Formulas and Reference Information
Assessment and Approach
Appropriate Prescribing and Pharmacotherapy
Alcohol and Tobacco use
Cardiovascular Diseases
Dermatologic Conditions
Endocrine disorders
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Hearing Impairment
Hematology and Oncology
Infectious Diseases
Musculoskeletal Disorders
Neurologic Disorders
Palliative and End-of-Life Care
Preoperative and Perioperative Care
Pressure Ulcers
Psychotic Disorders
Renal and Prostate Disorders
Respiratory Diseases
Sexual Dysfunction
Sleep Disorders
Urinary Incontinence
Visual Impairment
Women's Health