Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics, Eighth Edition

Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics, Eighth Edition

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The leading introductory textbook on geriatrics - completely updated and revised

Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics is an engagingly written, up-to-date introductory guide to the core topics in geriatric medicine. Since 1984, its goal has remained unchanged: to help clinicians do a better job of caring for their older patients. You will find thorough and authoritative coverage of all the important issues in geriatrics, along with concise, practical guidance on the diagnosis and treatment of the diseases and disorders most commonly encountered in an elderly patient.

Presented in full-color, this classic features a strong focus on the field's must-know concepts, from the nature of clinical aging to differential diagnosis of important geriatric syndromes to drug therapy and health services. The Eighth Edition has been completely revised to provide the most current updates on the assessment and management of geriatric care.


* Numerous tables and figures that summarize conditions, values, mechanisms, therapeutics, and more
* Thorough coverage of preventive services and disease screening
* Eight chapters devoted to general management strategies
* Important chapters on ethical issues and palliative care
* Appendix of Internet resources on geriatrics

Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics, Eighth Edition is the best resource available to help healthcare professionals provide the innovative, cost-effective, and person-centered care that older people and their caregivers deserve.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 592 pages
  • 180 x 229 x 27mm | 953g
  • OH, United States
  • English
  • 8th edition
  • 90 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1259860515
  • 9781259860515
  • 646,304

Table of contents


Clinical Implications of the Aging Process

* Frailty


The Geriatric Patient: Demography and Health Services Utilization


Evaluation of the Geriatric Patient

* Pre-op

* Communicating with geriatric patients


Chronic Disease Management*

* Multi-morbidity

* Geriatric practice models

* Person-centered care


Prevention in the Geriatric Population

* Prevention of disability/exercise - physical, mental

* Primary (vaccines, diet, etc), secondary, and tertiary

* The role of calculating prognosis (e.g. ePrognosis) in deciding about preventive practices such as colonoscopy, breast screening)

* Prevention of infections in LTC (we are lacking a focus on infections - major geriatric issue - can include in Nursing Home Care chapter as well)


Confusion: Delirium and Dementia

* Hypoactive delirium







* Role of environment



* Muscular and skeletal pain (include polymyalgia, DJD management)

* Non-pharmacologic pain management

* Complications - e.g. treatment of DVT

* Update on osteoporosis, measuring Vitamin D, bone mineral density, and treatments

* ?add neuropathy here?


Cardiovascular Disease


* Overtreatment of HTN causing complications- risk vs. benefit - individualizing care

* Effects - or lack thereof on treating HTN on cognition

* Treatment of hyperlipidemia

* Management of A Fib - with discussion of anticoagulation in patients at risk for falls and risks and benefits of newer anticoagulants


Frailty, Failure to Thrive, and Common Metabolic Problems

* Assessing frailty ( 2 definitions)

* Failure to thrive

* Alcohol and substance abuse

* Sarcopenia

* Metabolic problems (sorting out all the new medications for diabetes, importance of preventing hypoglycemia; management of hypo and hyperthyroidism)

* CKD (there are a lot of new data; should mention role of dialysis and transplant issues)

* Neuropathy


Sensory Function and Impairment

* Role of cochlear implants

* Treatment of AMD




High Value Health Services in the Geriatric Population

* Quality/ACOVE

* Value-based purchasing

* Bundling

* ACOs

* Teams


* Caregivers


Nursing Home Care



* Neglect and abuse awareness


Palliative Care
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