Geriatric Prehospital Care

Geriatric Prehospital Care

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For courses in EMT initial education, Paramedic initial education, EMT Continuing education, Paramedic Continuing education, and Mobile Intensive Care Nurse training courses. Provides a valuable reference for any healthcare provider.This text is written to give the emergency care professional insight into the changes that occur as people age, along with the special problems experienced by the older population. The chapters are organized to give the reader information in a systematic approach, from the physical and emotional changes with growing old to medical emergencies commonly seen in older adults.
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  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 210.3 x 275.3 x 13mm | 512.57g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0130186821
  • 9780130186829

Table of contents

1. Introduction. 2. Physiological Changes with Aging. 3. Psychosocial Changes with Aging. 4. Patient Assessment. 5. Alzheimer's Dementia and Delirium. 6. Elder Abuse-The Silent Cry. 7. Pharmacology in the Older Population. 8. Medical Emergencies: Common Problems Seen in the Elderly. 9. Accidental Injuries. 10. Fall and Injury Prevention. 11. End Stage Renal Disease. 12. The Terminally Ill Patient. 13. Putting It All Together. Appendix. Index.
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