Feb 192017
 

Step-Up to Geriatrics (Step-Up Series)


By (author): Dr. Mitchell S. King MD, Dr. Martin Stephen Lipsky MD

Step-Up to Geriatrics provides a high-yield review of geriatric medicine for students taking a geriatric clerkship. Clinical pearls, clinical vignettes, full-color illustrations, and “Quick Hits” provide essential information in an efficient, easy-to-remember manner. Step-Up to Geriatrics delivers exactly what you need to know for exam prep and for practical use in the evaluation and treatment of older patients.

  • Comprehensive yet succinct coverage includes general topics related to care of the elderly; common syndromes, issues, and medical conditions; and end-of-life issues.
  • “Quick Hits” in the margins highlight highly testable topics.
  • Clinical pearls and vignettes help you “file away” clinical connections for handy retrieval at test time, and aid in the transition from basic science to clinical medicine.
  • A 100-question, clinically-oriented practice exam at the end of the book is an ideal self-assessment tool to prepare you for the questions you’ll be faced with in clinical practice.
  • More than 100 full-color photographs and line drawings illustrate key concepts throughout.
  • Easy-to-follow algorithms show examples of effective clinical reasoning.
  • Numerous charts, tables, graphs, and mnemonics aid visual learners and facilitate easy retention of essential material.
  • Bold terms point out key terminology for added emphasis.

Written for medical students, Step-Up to Geriatrics is also an ideal resource for residents on a geriatric rotation, geriatric fellows, or physicians seeking board certification or recertification, as well as PA and nurse practitioner students and professionals.
 

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Feb 162017
 

Reichel’s Care of the Elderly: Clinical Aspects of Aging


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This fully updated seventh edition remains the pioneering text for practicing physicians and allied health staff confronted with the unique problems of an increasing elderly population. Dr Reichel’s formative text is designed as a practical and useful guide for all health specialists. Emphasizing the clinical management of the elderly patient with simple to complex problems, this is a must-read for all practitioners who need practical and relevant information in a comprehensive format. Chapters have been updated and re-organized to reflect the clinical approach to aging, beginning with a general approach to the management of older adults, followed by a review of common geriatric syndromes, and proceeding to an organ-based review of care. The final section addresses principles of care, including care in special situations, psychosocial aspects of our aging society, and organization of care. Particular emphasis is placed on cost-effective, patient-centered care, including a discussion of the Choosing Wisely campaign.
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Dec 292016
 

ABC of Dementia (ABC Series)


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ABC of Dementia is a practical guide to help healthcare professionals develop knowledge, skills, confidence and an understanding of dementia, in order to support those with dementia to live well.

It begins with the cognitive disabilities and underlying brain diseases that define dementia, before moving on to diagnostic assessment and early intervention for dementia. There is a focus on the experience of the person with dementia and their families, highlighting the journey from diagnosis to end of life, including the role of person-centred care, and the limited therapeutic options available.

Separate chapters address dementia in acute hospital settings, primary care, and care for those with the most severe challenges, as well as the specific needs of younger people developing dementia. The ethical and legal context of dementia care is also outlined.

From a multidisciplinary author team, ABC of Dementia is a valuable resource for general practitioners, family physicians and other health care professionals caring for patients with dementia and related disorders. It is also relevant for geriatricians, psychologists, specialist and practice nurses, and nursing home staff.

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Dec 292016
 

Gerontological Nursing: Competencies For Care


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By (author): Kristen L. Mauk

Gerontological Nursing: Competencies for Care, Second Edition is a comprehensive and student-accessible text that offers a holistic and inter-disciplinary approach to caring for the elderly. The framework for the text is built around the Core Competencies set forth by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing. Building upon their knowledge in prior medical surgical courses, this text gives students the skills and theory needed to provide outstanding care for the growing elderly population. It is the first of its kind to have more than 40 contributing authors from many different disciplines. Some of the key features include chapter outlines, learning objectives, discussion questions, personal reflection boxes, and case studies.
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Dec 122016
 

Biological Basis of Geriatric Oncology (Cancer Treatment and Research)


This volume highlights research issues specific to geriatric oncology in the field of carcinogenesis and cancer prevention and treatment, based on the biologic interactions of cancer and age. It conveys a sustainable way of thinking about cancer and aging.

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Nov 172016
 

Geriatric Emergent/Urgent and Ambulatory Care: The Pocket NP


By (author): Sheila Sanning Shea MSN RN, Karen Sue Hoyt PhD RN FNP-BC CEN FAEN FAAN, Renee Holleran PhD FNP-BC CEN CCRN FAEN

Fast-track medical settings call for “at-your-fingertips” information. Here is an easy-to-use, quick-reference guide for nurse practitioners and other health care providers in emergency, medical, screening, fast track, and/or primary care settings with family patients. In a concise, optimally organized format that includes current, evidence-based guidelines, the resource delivers a wealth of information for assessment and management of the most commonly encountered problems in these settings.

Concise yet packed with crucial knowledge, The Pocket NP is arranged in a logical head-to-toe format that includes the history and physical examination and essential medical decision-making considerations. The material is organized in a true rapidaccess format, with salient information presented for maximum efficiency and speed of retrieval. A variety of templates for dictation/documentation are provided to assist the clinician with the development of a concise and logical patient record. These templates can be mixed and matched as needed and, using a specific template for focused patient problems (e.g., knee pain), will facilitate assessment fine tuning. Also included are frequently used illustrations for anatomical records as well as templates to assist in identification of normal and abnormal presentations. Additional helpful features include “Tips” and “Don’t Miss” boxes with bullet points of critical information, a rapid “review of systems,” billing information, and a dedicated page for NP “Survival Information” and notes.

Key Features:

  • Provides ultra-quick access to patient treatment information
  • Offers easy-to-use framework for quickly locating critical information
  • Presents templates for identifying normal and abnormal presentations
  • Contains a rapid “review of systems”
  • Delivers content in head-to-toe format
  • Includes “Tips” and “Don’t Miss” boxes with bullet points of critical information
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Oct 312016
 

Geriatric Oncology: Treatment, Assessment and Management


Intended for medical oncologists and health care professionals involved in managing older patients with cancer, this book presents recent developments in geriatric assessment and in cancer management for the older adult.

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Oct 202016
 

Geriatric Mental Health Disaster and Emergency Preparedness


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Geriatric Mental Health Disaster and Emergency Preparedness significantly contributes to the somewhat limited literature available on this topic.”

–The Gerontologist

This is a must-read book for clinicians, service providers, policy makers, program planners, and teachers in the fields of mental health, aging, and emergency preparedness.

From the Foreword by Robert N. Butler, MD

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the essential information that everyone working, or hoping to work in the field of aging, should know about disasters, emergencies, and their effects on the mental health and well-being of older persons. It provides the reader with evidence-based approaches for identifying and classifying mental health problems, such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, and substance use disorders in older adults, which may occur during and post disasters/emergencies.

Specific attention is given to the special needs and approaches to the care of at-risk groups of older persons such as veterans and holocaust survivors; older adults who are isolated, dependent, have mobility problems, communication deficits, are cognitively impaired, or have other co-morbidities; elders who use meals-on-wheels, vital medications, or home care; or older persons who are in senior centers, nursing homes, or assisted living settings.

Key Features

  • Increases understanding of the mental health issues in older adults
  • Provides tools that can foster resiliency and recovery at the community, group, and individual levels
  • Influences the development of positive responses to disasters that can potentially minimize adverse mental and physical outcomes in older persons and maximize individual and group recovery

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Oct 192016
 

Orthogeriatrics (Practical Issues in Geriatrics)


This book focuses on orthogeriatrics, a topic that has received little attention in the literature to date. As active members of the Fragility Fracture Network (FFN), the editors and most of the authors of this book have gathered all essential expertise on hip fracture management in a single volume. The 14 chapters provide a complete overview of how to approach fractures in elderly patients, starting with the epidemiology of hip fractures and subsequently addressing osteoporosis, surgery, anesthesia, medical management of frailty, and peri-operative complications. Attention is also given to rehabilitation and nursing, as well as to the psychological evaluation of the patient and the caregivers, thus emphasizing the importance of a multidisciplinary approach.

Thanks to its clinical and practice-oriented nature, the book will especially be of interest to residents and young geriatricians, as well as orthopaedic surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses dealing with elderly fracture patients in all parts of the world.

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Oct 192016
 

Geriatrics for Specialists


This book focuses on the  circumstances  that lead to the marked increased vulnerability of seniors and are most challenging to clinicians including the presence of multiple chronic medical conditions, variable losses of physiological function, and heterogeneity among individuals.  Written by the experts who lead the initiative to deliver high quality surgical and medical care to the elderly, Geriatrics for Specialists is the first book of its kind to provide the comprehensive knowledge specialists and associated generalists need to deliver quality health care to seniors.   With topics on important cross cutting issues like frailty, delirium and polypharmacy and specialty chapters on emergency medicine, anesthesia, many surgical and medical disciplines and  rehabilitation,  this book provides clinicians  the knowledge and tools needed to evaluate, treat and manage the unique needs of seniors.

 

Geriatrics for Specialists was created as a resource for  specialist, generalists and allied health professionals and their students and trainees  who care for elderly patients.

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