Employing a unique case-based approach, Ham's Primary Care Geriatrics continues to be your comprehensive source of clinical solutions for this challenging population. This gerontology medical reference book features an interdisciplinary perspective that empowers you with team-oriented knowledge on the best diagnosis, treatment, and management strategies available to address the complex needs of older adults. "Overall this is a useful, well written, practical elderly medicine book, ideal for use in primary care. It is reasonable priced and an excellent addition to the bookshelf, virtual or real". Reviewed by: Dr Harry Brown, July 2014
Effectively treat your geriatric patients, and provide helpful guidance to their families, through engaging geriatric case studies that illustrate the principles and key clinical information you need.
Form a definitive diagnosis and create the best treatment plans possible using the evidence-based medicine guidelines throughout.
Find the information you need quickly and efficiently with a 2-color layout and consistent format, and test your knowledge with USMLE-style questions in every chapter.
Offer your geriatric patients the most up-to-date treatment options available with six new chapters addressing Principles of Primary Care of Older Adults, Interprofessional Team Care, Billing and Coding, Frailty, Pressure Ulcers, and Anemia.
Access the complete geriatric text online anytime, anywhere at Expert Consult, along with an online Cognitive Status Assessment with four tests and patient teaching guides, a dermatology quiz, and informative videos on Gait and Balance and Dizziness.
UNIT ONE: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE 1. Principles of Primary Care of Older Adults 2. Interprofessional Team Care 3. Assessment 4. Wellness and Prevention 5. Advanced Cultural Competency in Caring for Geriatric Patients 6. Appropriate Prescribing 7. Ethics 8. Financing and Organization of Health Care 9. Billing and Coding 10. Hospital Care 11. Long-Term Care 12. Home Care 13. Rehabilitation 14. Palliative Care UNIT TWO: GERIATRIC SYNDROMES AND COMMON SPECIAL PROBLEMS 15. Emergency Care 16. Delirium 17. Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias 18. Depression 19. Balance, Gait and Mobility 20. Falls 21. Dizziness 22. Syncope 23. Urinary Incontinence 24. Constipation and Fecal Incontinence 25. Hearing Impairment 26. Visual Impairment and Eye Problems 27. Persistent Pain 28. Malnutrition and Feeding Problems 29. Frailty 30. Pressure Ulcers 31. Sleep Disorders 32. Sexual Health 33. Mistreatment and Neglect 34. Alcoholism 35. Driving UNIT THREE: SELECTED CLINICAL PROBLEMS OF THE ORGAN SYSTEMS 36. Hypertension 37. Coronary Artery Disease and Atrial Fibrillation 38. Congestive Heart Failure 39. Peripheral Vascular Disease 40. Transient Ischemic Attacks and Stroke 41. Diabetes Mellitus 42. Thyroid Disorders 43. Osteoporosis 44. Arthritis and Related Disorders 45. Foot Problems 46. Cancer 47. Anemia 48. Pulmonary Disease 49. Infectious Diseases 50. The Acute Abdomen 51. Benign Prostate Disease 52. Parkinson's Disease 53. Oral Disorders 54. Skin Problems