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
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
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
Emergency Preoperative Evaluation
Edward H. Livingston
Calvin Johnson, Sharon Anita Ashley, and Stephen N. Steen
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
Management of Shock
Merlyn Asuncion and Vidya S. Kaushik
Donald D. Tresch and Indu Poornima
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
Abbasi J. Akhtar
Michael E. Mahler
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
...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.