Geriatric Emergencies


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* A practical handbook designed for easy referral whilst in the working environment with a focus on easily accessible clinical information. * Each chapter will contain algorithms and diagnostic pathways (where relevant and evidence based) that will be quick to find in the acute situation.

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ISBN 9781118655573

Murdoch I & Turpin S et al




Weight 0.608 kg
Dimensions 1.9 × 17.1 × 25 cm


Geriatric Emergencies is a practical guide to the common conditions affecting older patients who present in an emergency to hospital or primary care.

Beginning with the essentials of history taking and clinical examination, the book covers a comprehensive range of emergencies, emphasizing the different management approaches which may be required in older patients. Common geriatric presentations such as falls, delirium and stroke, are explored in detail in addition to more diverse topics such as abdominal pain, major trauma and head injury. Ethical considerations such as advanced care planning, palliative care and capacity assessment are discussed with practical tips on communicating with patients and their relatives.

Geriatric Emergencies provides concise up-to-date guidance to the emergency management of the older patient. It is a recommended resource for all health professionals working in the acute environment, in which a large proportion of patients are aged over 65.

About the author

Iona Murdoch, Emergency Medicine ST3, East of England Deanery, Cambridge, UK

Sarah Turpin, Geriatric Medicine ST5, South East Scotland Deanery, Edinburgh, UK

Bree Johnston, Professor of Medicine and Associate Chief for Education, Division of Geriatrics, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA

Alasdair MacLullich, Professor of Geriatric Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

Eve Losman, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan, MI, USA

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