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Geriatric Emergencies

A Case-Based Approach to Improving Acute Care

  • Lee A. Lindquist
  • Scott M. Dresden

Table of contents

About this book

Introduction

This book introduces the unique medical needs of aging patients in the emergency department and outlines the challenges that leave many clinicians struggling to adequately care for this demographic, including limited resources, management concerns, and other barriers.  The text presents strategies for screening, diagnosing, and treating geriatric syndromes seen in the emergency care of the older adult patient.  Topics include pharmacological interventions, transitioning care, and sustainability.  The text includes complex cases that demonstrate the caution necessary to treat this delicate patient group.  Each case concludes with a set of concise “take-home points” to make the guidelines easy to remember and/or reference.

Geriatric Emergencies: A Case-Based Approach to Improving the Acute Care of Seniors is an excellent resource for geriatricians, emergency medicine specialists, internal medicine physicians, hospitalists, nurses, social workers, students, residents, trainees, and all medical professionals working with older patients in an emergency setting.

Keywords

Transitioning care Pharmacotherapy ER sustainability Initial screening Complex geriatric cases

Editors and affiliations

  • Lee A. Lindquist
    • 1
  • Scott M. Dresden
    • 2
  1. 1.Northwestern University, Feinberg School of MedicineChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Northwestern University, Feinberg School of MedicineChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-12414-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-12413-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-12414-4
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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