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Ham's Primary Care Geriatrics Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 6th Edition

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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

    Richard J. Ham, MD, Director, WVU Center on Aging, Professor of Geriatric Medicine and Psychiatry, Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, Philip D. Sloane, MD, MPH, Elizabeth and Oscar Goodwin Distinguished Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Co-Director, Program on Aging, Disability and Long-Term Care, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Gregg A. Warshaw, MD, Martha Betty Semmons Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Professor of Family and Community Medicine, Director, Geriatric Medicine Program, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio, Jane F. Potter, MD, Harris Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Chief, Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Home Instead Center for Successful Aging, Omaha, Nebraska and Ellen Flaherty, PhD, APRN, AGSF, Dartmouth Center for Health and Aging, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth; Department of Primary Care-Geriatrics, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire
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