Drugs for the Geriatric Patient Book

Drugs for the Geriatric Patient


  • Author : Ronald I. Shorr
  • Publisher : W B Saunders Company
  • Release Date : 2007-01-01
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 1363
  • ISBN 10 : 1416002081

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Drugs for the Geriatric Patient Excerpt :

This user-friendly, comprehensive drug reference - available in print and electronically for handheld, point-of-care usage -provides clinical information on more than 1000 drugs and their use in geriatric patients. In addition to dosage information and clinical indications, this reference also addresses the challenging issues of drug-drug and drug-disease interactions, polypharmacy, toxicity, compromised renal and hepatic function, withdrawal events, and more. Useful summary sections provide 1at a glance' conclusions, recommendations and clinical pearls. Quarterly updates to the handheld version ensure up-to-date access to the latest drug information and indications in the geriatric patient. Get comprehensive guidance on all the drugs you could conceivably encounter in treating the geriatric patient. Better serve your geriatric patients with dosage and usage guidelines developed specifically for them. Stay on top of all the latest drug information, including dosage updates and new drugs being released with frequent updates to the PDA version. Find information quickly using the practical, clinically-focused, full-color format.

Drug Therapy for the Elderly Book

Drug Therapy for the Elderly


  • Author : Martin Wehling
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-08-17
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN 10 : 9783709109120

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Drug Therapy for the Elderly Excerpt :

With people aged 65 years and older currently making up the fastest growing age group throughout the world, the demographic revolution of an aging society will inevitably lead to increased pressure to develop a rationalistic and age-tailored process of diagnosis and treatment among the elderly. As aging people often suffer from several chronic diseases and are being treated with multiple medications concurrently, unwanted drug interactions occur more frequently. Whereas recent approaches have recommended to remove particular drugs from the medication regimen to avoid adverse effects, Drug Therapy for the Elderly underlines both indispensable and dispensable elements of drug treatment in order to provide an overall assessment of drugs suitable for the aged. In view of the multimorbidity and polypharmacy situations experienced by elderly patients, this book takes into account the special needs and requirements shown by this group, thus serving as a timely reference for physicians who treat the elderly.

Handbook of Geriatric Drug Therapy Book

Handbook of Geriatric Drug Therapy


  • Author : Springhouse Publishing
  • Publisher : Springhouse Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2000-01-01
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 1000
  • ISBN 10 : 0874349982

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This one-of-a-kind guide covers how to safely prescribe and administer drugs to the elderly. Readers find guidelines for nearly 800 drugs, proven strategies for improving patient compliance, and drug updates on the Internet. Contents include effects of aging on drug therapy; drug entries alphabetized by generic name; components of analgesic combination products; creatinine clearance calculations; HCFA guidelines for using antipsychotics, anxiolytics, sedatives, and other drugs in long-term care facilities; adverse reactions misinterpreted as age-related changes; age-related changes in laboratory values; and a photoguide to tablets and capsules.

Challenges in Elder Care Book

Challenges in Elder Care


  • Author : Edward T. Zawada Jr.
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2016-10-12
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN 10 : 9789535126645

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This work is intended as a brief but focused compilation to assist with diagnosis and management of the most common serious medical problems in the rapidly growing geriatric population. The geriatric population recently expanded by the fact that the baby boomers have reached the milestone of 65 years of age in the past 5 years. Tips for diagnosis, medication administration, and logistics of cost-effective management in the health-care continuum are presented in this book. The latter often consists of a journey from home to medical office to emergency room to hospital bed to intensive care unit to long-term acute care hospital to skilled nursing facility to long-term residential facility and/or back home, which is also reviewed in the book Geriatrics.

Pharmacological Considerations in Gerontology Book

Pharmacological Considerations in Gerontology


  • Author : Dr. Abimbola Farinde, PhD, PharmD
  • Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2019-12-04
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 325
  • ISBN 10 : 9780826127723

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Pharmacological Considerations in Gerontology Excerpt :

Underscores the complexity of prescribing drugs for older adults while providing state-of-the-art guidelines for safe patient care An evidence-based, quick-access reference for adult gerontology nurse practitioners and related healthcare providers, this text describes a holistic, patient-centered approach to prescribing drugs to older adults. Comprehensive yet concise writing distills timely guidance on the complexities of safely prescribing to this unique population. This book opens with physiologic changes and assessment considerations for older adults, followed by a discussion of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, then a final section on guidelines for drug selection, drug interactions, and multimorbidities. Each chapter presents information in a consistent, easy-to-read template. Patient Care Pearls alert readers to crucial information and relevant case studies with examples of inappropriate medical prescribing provide context for drug delivery. Key points and chapter summaries help reinforce information. Additional features include the provision of guidelines for psychotropic medications in LTC facilities, special considerations for frail older adults, and the role of pharmacists as a resource for other practitioners. Key Features: Decision-making guidance on prescribing practices in varied settings Discusses in depth physiological considerations including multimorbidity and polypharmacy Presents Beer’s Criteria and its implications Guidelines for psychotropic medications in LTC facilities Special considerations for frail older adults Patient Care Pearls, case studies, key points, and chapter summaries

Prescribing for Elderly Patients Book

Prescribing for Elderly Patients


  • Author : Stephen Jackson
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2009-04-22
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 552
  • ISBN 10 : 0470024291

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A guide for doctors to quickly choose the right drugs in the right dose for the most important clinical problems in the elderly Prescribing medications for elderly patients is complex - this book gives clear advice on treatment regimes, drug interactions, adverse effects, and recommended dose changes Provides practical help with the problems that can arise in reaching an accurate diagnosis in the elderly, recommends clear treatment options, lists key drug interactions and side effects, and advises when to amend doses

Geriatric Drug Therapy Interventions Book

Geriatric Drug Therapy Interventions


  • Author : James W Cooper
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 1998-02-02
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 0789003945

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Geriatric Drug Therapy Interventions Excerpt :

Medication costs and common drug-related problems, such as misapplication of therapy, medication misuse, and adverse effects, can often be avoided or reduced. Geriatric Drug Therapy Interventions will help you get better outcomes with your patients as it points out pitfalls to avoid and provides you with logical principles for administering drug therapy. Offering guidelines, advice, and gentle reminders, this book shows you the importance of properly documenting patient problems and of considering the entire medical history of your patients. It also helps you perform fall and psychoactive drug risk assessments and address under-recognized and undertreated problems such as malnutrition, depression, sensory deficits, anemia, osteoporosis, and pressure ulcers. As Geriatric Drug Therapy Interventions clarifies, increased consultant pharmacist involvement in comprehensive pharmaceutical services results in the reduction of drug-related problems and medication-associated costs with long-term care patients. Using this book's helpful and substantive interventions, you can improve clinical, economic, and humanistic outcomes in your practice. For this purpose, Geriatric Drug Therapy Interventions discusses: a study designed to teach pharmacy students to identify, document, solve, and prevent medication-related problems providing patient-focused care and assuming responsibility for patient outcomes reimbursing pharmacists for performing cognitive service and cost-savings activities how the prevalence of drug-related problems that influence the need for hospital and nursing home admissions increases with age reasons for patient noncompliance NSAID-associated gastritis, gastrointestinal bleeding, drug-induced delirium, incontinence, and constipation why the advent of managed care does not bode well for the overall health outcomes of the elderly Pharmacists, physicians, and other health care providers can't control all aspects of drug use, but there are many practical steps you c

Drugs for the Geriatric Patient E Book Book

Drugs for the Geriatric Patient E Book


  • Author : Ronald I. Shorr
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2007-04-11
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 1404
  • ISBN 10 : 9781437710359

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Drugs for the Geriatric Patient E Book Excerpt :

This user-friendly, comprehensive drug reference, point-of-care usage -provides clinical information on more than 1000 drugs and their use in geriatric patients. In addition to dosage information and clinical indications, this reference also addresses the challenging issues of drug-drug and drug-disease interactions, polypharmacy, toxicity, compromised renal and hepatic function, withdrawal events, and more. Useful summary sections provide ‘at a glance' conclusions, recommendations and clinical pearls. Get comprehensive guidance on all the drugs you could conceivably encounter in treating the geriatric patient. Better serve your geriatric patients with dosage and usage guidelines developed specifically for them. Find information quickly using the practical, clinically-focused, full-color format.

Drug related problems in the elderly Book

Drug related problems in the elderly


  • Author : Patrik Midlöv
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2009-07-07
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 135
  • ISBN 10 : 9048124468

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Drug related problems in the elderly Excerpt :

Drug-related problems in the elderly is intended to serve as a source of information and clinical support in geriatric pharmacotherapy for students as well as all health care professionals, e.g. physicians, nurses and pharmacists. Pharmacotherapy is of great importance to all mankind. Drugs are however powerful and must be handled appropriately. This is especially important for elderly patients. Drug-related problem is not a major subject in most university programmes in medicine or pharmacy. When there is no speci c course, there is often no book covering the topic. In our view, as teachers at various university courses, there has been a shortage of literature that re ects the most important aspects of drug-related problems in the elderly. Medical practitioners, nurses and pharmacists, need to have this knowledge to be able to serve their patients in the best way. This book covers most aspects of drug-related problems in the elderly. With b- ter knowledge of drug-related dif culties and risks we hope that elderly will have fewer drug-related problems and bene t more from their pharmacotherapy.

Patient Safety and Quality Book

Patient Safety and Quality


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:938849670

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"Nurses play a vital role in improving the safety and quality of patient car -- not only in the hospital or ambulatory treatment facility, but also of community-based care and the care performed by family members. Nurses need know what proven techniques and interventions they can use to enhance patient outcomes. To address this need, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), with additional funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has prepared this comprehensive, 1,400-page, handbook for nurses on patient safety and quality -- Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses. (AHRQ Publication No. 08-0043)."--Online AHRQ blurb, http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/nurseshdbk.

Contemporary Perspectives on Ageism Book

Contemporary Perspectives on Ageism


  • Author : Liat Ayalon
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-05-22
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 564
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319738208

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This open access book provides a comprehensive perspective on the concept of ageism, its origins, the manifestation and consequences of ageism, as well as ways to respond to and research ageism. The book represents a collaborative effort of researchers from over 20 countries and a variety of disciplines, including, psychology, sociology, gerontology, geriatrics, pharmacology, law, geography, design, engineering, policy and media studies. The contributors have collaborated to produce a truly stimulating and educating book on ageism which brings a clear overview of the state of the art in the field. The book serves as a catalyst to generate research, policy and public interest in the field of ageism and to reconstruct the image of old age and will be of interest to researchers and students in gerontology and geriatrics.

Oxford Textbook of Geriatric Medicine Book

Oxford Textbook of Geriatric Medicine


  • Author : Jean-Pierre Michel
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 1393
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198701590

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Oxford Textbook of Geriatric Medicine Excerpt :

Over the past two decades there has been a marked change in global age demographics, with the number of over-60s increasing by 82% and the number of centenarians by 715%. This new-found longevity is testament to the success of recent advances in medicine, but poses significant challenges to multiple areas of health care concerning older patients. Building upon its predecessor's reputation as the definitive resource on the subject, this new edition of the Oxford Textbook of Geriatric Medicine offers a comprehensive and multinational examination of the field. Fully revised to reflect the current state of geriatric medicine, it examines the medical and scientific basis of clinical issues, as well as the ethical, legal, and socio-economic concerns for healthcare policy and systems. Over 170 chapters are broken up into 16 key sections, covering topics ranging from policy and key concepts through to infection, cancer, palliative medicine, and healthy ageing. New material includes focus on the evolving concepts of malnutrition, sarcopenia, frailty, and related geriatric syndromes and integration of geriatric principles from public health, primary and specialized care, and transitional stages from home to emergency, medicine and surgery, rehabilitation, and long term care. The Oxford Textbook of Geriatric Medicine brings together specialists from across the globe to provide every physician involved in the care of older patients with a comprehensive resource on all the clinical problems they are likely to encounter, as well as on related psychological, philosophical, and social issues.

Frailty in the Elderly Book

Frailty in the Elderly


  • Author : Sara Palermo
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2021-03-31
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN 10 : 9781839682186

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Frailty in the Elderly Excerpt :

The progressive growth in the number of older adults worldwide has led to a modification of the current healthcare scenario and a parallel increase in the use of public resources. In this book, we propose a conceptual framework within which aging, frailty, and care are analyzed through the lens of complexity medicine. Therefore, we present a multidimensional perspective that takes into account biomedical, (neuro)psychological, and socio-ecological vulnerability. The theses presented are the result of an inductive approach, based on many years of experience in the field, which has made it possible to identify strategies for frailty recognition and effective responses even in complicated clinical settings. The book is intended to be a tool of concrete and easy consultation, rich in reflections and suggestions.

Polypharmacy and Medicines Optimisation Book

Polypharmacy and Medicines Optimisation


  • Author : Martin Duerden
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013-11
  • Genre: Chemotherapy
  • Pages : 56
  • ISBN 10 : 1909029181

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Polypharmacy and Medicines Optimisation Excerpt :

This report provides a definition of polypharmacy, considers the evidence around medicines management and concludes that there is a need for guidelines on the treatment of multi-morbidity and that clinicians need to work alongside patients to empower them to make informed decisions about their medication.

Principles of Geriatric Critical Care Book

Principles of Geriatric Critical Care


  • Author : Shamsuddin Akhtar
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-10-25
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 245
  • ISBN 10 : 9781316613894

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Principles of Geriatric Critical Care Excerpt :

Provides coverage of the issues surrounding geriatric critical care, emphasising assessment and treatment.