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Geriatric Assessment



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Geriatric Assessment by Samuel C. Durso
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Geriatric Assessment will provide clinicians with an ultra-concise outline and memory refresher on the essential points of geriatric assessment. The book's small trim size, brief number of pages, and lay-flat binding lets the clinician keep it easily at hand for quick reference in the clinic or on the wards. Written by a "Geriatrician of the Year," by the American Geriatrics Society, and editof of the Oxford American Handbook of Geriatric Medicine, this handy booklet walks the reader through the essential points of medications and prescribing; functional and cognitive assessment tools; preoperative assessment; delirium management; and pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic management of common problems, such as falls, urinary incontinence, constipation, and diarrhea. Check lists of activities for evaluating a patient in the home and useful equations are also included.

Table of Contents

1. General Principles; 2. Heterogeneity; 3. Prioritizing Personal Choices; 4. Functional Assessment; 5. Presurgery Checklist and Risk Assessment; 6. Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias; 7. Delirium: Recognition and Management; 8. Depression; 9. Dizziness, Syncope, and Falls; 10. Urinary Incontinence; 11. Constipation; 12. Diarrhea; 13. Home Visits; 14. Elder Abuse; 15. Useful Equations; 16. Websites; 17. Local Contacts
Release date Australia
December 22nd, 2011
Country of Publication
United States
Oxford University Press Inc
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