This clinical reference provides key information about the diagnosis and treatment of conditions in the older adult. Its concise, accessible format is ideal for use in active, clinical situations. An emphasis on the multidisciplinary approach reinforces the nurse practitioner's role in health care delivery through their collaboration with other health care professionals. The new edition retains its organized, comprehensive review of medical issues, with revised chapters that include updated pedagogical information and references, including many from government resources. The multidisciplinary approach provides input from a variety of health-care team members to give the primary care provider the full picture of older adult care. Common problems are organized by body systems, with complete information on each condition that leaves no questions unanswered about management strategies. An insert of full-color photographs show examples of the most common skin conditions found in the older adult, to help the practitioner assess and accurately treat disorders. Specific content on drug regimens and alternative therapies is included where applicable. Health promotion and prevention considerations are included where appropriate, emphasizing the importance of the primary care practitioner in health promotion as well as the treatment of disease. Internet resources are listed at the end of each chapter. A disorders index is included in the inside front and back cover. A new chapter on Cancer: Risk Assessment and Screening (chapter 4) explores issues of environmental exposure and smoking cessation. A new chapter on Oral Health (chapter 8) discusses issues such as preventive care and the impact on nutrition. Additional content on HIV in the older population has been added to the chapter on Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment and Health Maintenance Screening (chapter 1). LASIK procedure in the older adult is now covered in the Sensory Impairments chapter (chapter 9). Discussion of delirium has been expanded in the Neurologic/Psychiatric: Dementia/Delirium/Depression chapter (chapter 25). The Genitourinary/Male: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia includes a discussion of the assessment and treatment of erectile dysfunction. Information on SARS has been added to the Respiratory System chapter (chapter 10). All chapters include updated information on diagnostic tests and treatment modalities, including updated drug regimens. The only contributed chapter written by a physician, Clinical Pharmacology (chapter 5) has been expanded to include the most current information on drugs.The new edition retains its organized, comprehensive review of medical issues, with revised chapters that include updated pedagogical information and references, including many from government resources.
|Title||:||Primary Care of the Older Adult|
|Author||:||Mary M. Burke|
|Publisher||:||Mosby Incorporated - 2004|