Geriatric Trauma and Critical Care

Editors: Yelon, Jay A., Luchette, Fred A. (Eds.)

  • Extensively illustrated with figures, illustrations and photos
  • The definitive resource for a wide scope of caregivers
  • Multidisciplinary contributors provide a unique point of view
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Geriatric Trauma and Critical Care provides a multidisciplinary overview of the assessment and management of the elderly patient presenting with surgical pathology. By utilizing current literature and evidence-based resources, the textbook elucidates the unique nature of caring for the elderly population. The structure of the volume provides the reader with an overview of the physiologic and psychological changes, as well as the impact on the healthcare system, associated with the aging process. Emphasis is placed on the impact of aging, pre-existing medical problems, effects of polypharmacy, advanced directives and end-of-life wishes on acute surgical problems, including trauma and surgical critical care. Special attention is given to the ethical implications of management of the aged. The multidisciplinary contributors provide a unique point of view not common to surgical texts. The textbook is the definitive resource for practicing surgeons, emergency medicine physicians, intensivists, anesthesiologists, hospitalists, geriatricians, as well as surgical residents, nurses and therapists, all who care for elderly patients with surgical emergencies.

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“This book is intended to be used by a multidisciplinary team that provides care to the older adult with surgical pathology. … This book can be used as a resource for emergency nurses but also is intended for critical care nurses, intensivists, anesthesiologists, and physicians.” (Joan Somes, Journal of Emergency Nursing, Vol. 41 (3), May, 2015)

“This is a survey book designed to review trauma and intensive care unit management issues specific to elderly patients. … Intensivists managing injured elderly patients and trauma surgeons facing this population are an appropriate audience for this book … . This book is designed to address important changes in practice management to parallel our aging society.” (David J. Dries, Doody’s Book Reviews, July, 2014)

Table of contents (37 chapters)

  • Changing Demographics of the American Population

    Gordy, Stephanie (et al.)

    Pages 3-9

  • Cardiovascular Physiology

    Farrah, Jason P. (et al.)

    Pages 11-19

  • Pulmonary Anatomy

    Gracias, Vicente H. (et al.)

    Pages 21-27

  • Renal Function in the Elderly

    Johnson, Dirk C. (et al.)

    Pages 29-35

  • Skin, Soft Tissue, and Wound Healing in the Elderly

    Greenhalgh, David G.

    Pages 37-44

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eBook $149.00
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Hardcover $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-8500-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Geriatric Trauma and Critical Care
Editors
  • Jay A. Yelon
  • Fred A. Luchette
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-8501-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-8501-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-8500-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-5253-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 390
Number of Illustrations and Tables
39 b/w illustrations, 52 illustrations in colour
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