A Comprehensive Guide to Geriatric Rehabilitation

[previously entitled Geriatric Rehabilitation Manual]

Author: Timothy L. Kauffman,Ronald W. Scott,John O. Barr,Michael L. Moran

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702060585

Category: Medical

Page: 528

View: 9205

Now in its third edition, this trusted clinical guide enables both the busy practitioner and student to review or to learn about a range of pathologies, conditions, examinations, diagnostic procedures, and interventions that can be effectively used in the physical rehabilitation of older people. It presents a broad overview of age-related physiological changes as well as specific professional discipline perspectives. Organized into eleven distinct and interrelated units, the first unit begins with key anatomical and physiological considerations seen with aging which have significant impact on the older person. The second and third units go on to review important aging-related conditions and disorders of the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular/neurological systems respectively. Neoplasms commonly encountered in older people are the focus of the fourth unit; while aging-related conditions of the cardiovascular, pulmonary, integumentary and sensory systems are presented in units five through seven. Unit eight highlights a range of specific clinical problems and conditions commonly encountered with older patients. Critically, all of these units emphasize important examination and diagnostic procedures needed for a thorough evaluation and stress interventions that can be of significant benefit to the older patient. The ninth unit presents select physical therapeutic interventions that are especially important in managing rehabilitative care. Key societal issues related to aging are discussed in the tenth unit. Finally, the concluding eleventh unit focuses on the successful rehabilitation team that includes both professional and non-professional caregiver members. A trusted guide to the conditions and problems faced when evaluating and treating geriatric patients Extensive coverage over 84 chapters, each written by an expert in the field Includes imaging, vision and the aging ear Cross-referenced - providing the complexity and inter-relatedness of co-morbidities common to aging patients Collaborative international perspective Chapters on the aging spine; frailty; safe pilates for bone health; health care for older people Additional renowned editor - Ronald W. Scott Revised title to reflect the comprehensive scope of content covered (previously entitled Geriatric Rehabilitation Manual)

Fundamentals of Geriatrics for Health Professionals

An Annotated Bibliography

Author: Jodi L. Teitelman,Iris A. Parham

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313262258

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 247

View: 5172

This book provides the first centralized source of basic information on geriatrics for a multidisciplinary range of health professionals. The annotations found in this volume are written clearly and concisely so that the reader can quickly grasp the essence of each reference. Organized in two sections, resources for individual health care disciplines are identified, followed by resources in health care issues that cut across all disciplines. Each chapter has been compiled by individuals experienced in geriatrics education and practice in their respective discipline or content area.

Geriatric Rehabilitation

A Clinical Approach

Author: Jennifer M. Bottomley,Carole Bernstein Lewis

Publisher: Appleton & Lange

ISBN: 9780838522844

Category: Medical

Page: 716

View: 4662

Covers the special needs of the elderly in different health care settings. This book emphasizes a balance of theory, clinical application of knowledge, and clinical skills in caring for the older adult population, and focuses on the practical components for their comprehensive rehabilitation.

Advanced Age Geriatric Care

A Comprehensive Guide

Author: Nages Nagaratnam,Kujan Nagaratnam,Gary Cheuk

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319969986

Category: Medical

Page: 324

View: 8228

As the Baby Boomers age, concerns over healthcare systems' abilities to accommodate geriatric patients grow increasingly challenging. This is especially true with the population deemed to be “the oldest of the old,” specifically those over the age of 85. Unlike any other time in history, this demographic is the fastest growing segment of most developed countries. In the United States the oldest old is projected to double from 4.3 million to 9.6 million by 2030. The increased life expectancy of the population since the early 1900s has been built on the improvement of living conditions, diet, public health and advancement in medical care. With this we have seen a steady decline in the age-specific prevalence of vascular and heart diseases, stroke and even dementia. Older persons are healthier today than their counterparts decades ago. More importantly than in any other age group, the care of the oldest old must be individualized; management decisions should be made taking into consideration the older persons’ expressed wishes, quality of life, function and mental capacity. The inevitable consequence is that there will be an increase in the prevalence of older persons with chronic diseases, multiple co-existing pathologies and neuro-degenerative diseases. The oldest of the aging population are often excluded from drug trials and their treatments are largely based on findings extrapolated from that of the younger old. Furthermore, among the oldest old, physiologically they are more diverse than other segments of the population. Their demographic characteristics are unparalleled and different compared to that of the younger old. Several studies have drawn attention to the differing attitudes among health professionals towards elderly people and many show prejudice because they are old. As a result, the use of age as a criteria in determining the appropriateness of treatment is of very limited validity, yet there are limited resources that guide physicians through these challenges. This book creates a greater awareness of these challenges and offers practical guidelines for working within the infrastructures vital to this demographic. This book is designed for geriatricians, primary care physicians, junior medical officers, specialty geriatrics nurses, and gerontologists. It is divided into 3 sections: General Considerations, Chronic diseases and Geriatric Syndromes. Each chapter provides a summary of important and essential information under the heading of Key Points. Case studies are included in some of the chapters to highlight the principles of management.

Verbrennungen

Diagnose, Therapie und Rehabilitation des thermischen Traumas

Author: Lars-Peter Kamolz,David N. Herndon,Marc G. Jeschke

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 321179896X

Category: Medical

Page: 251

View: 1306

Verbrennungen kommen häufig vor, meist als Folge eines Unfalls. Manche Wunden heilen spontan, andere müssen in einem Brandverletzten-Zentrum versorgt werden. Dieses Kompendium bietet einen schnellen Überblick über den aktuellen Wissensstand zur Diagnose und Therapie von Verbrennungen. Erstversorgung, Flächen- und Tiefenbestimmung, chirurgische Versorgung, Haut und Hautersatz sind nur eine kleine Auswahl der behandelten Themen. Das Buch richtet sich an alle Berufsgruppen, die Verbrennungen behandeln, ob als Notarzt, Chirurg oder Pflegekraft.

Medical Aspects of Disability for the Rehabilitation Professional, Fifth Edition

Author: Dr. Alex Moroz, MD,Dr. Steven R. Flanagan, MD,Dr. Herb Zaretsky, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826132286

Category: Medical

Page: 750

View: 7751

The fifth edition of this landmark volume has been substantially updated and expanded to encompass an abundance of innovative rehabilitation research supported by changing technology and new research methodologies. Written for rehabilitation practitioners, researchers, and students, it distills crucial new information regarding aspects of disability pertaining to medical conditions commonly encountered in rehabilitation settings. The fifth edition addresses new topics at the forefront of medical rehabilitation and disability from clinical, functional, and psychological perspectives, including traumatic brain injury, stroke and spinal cord injury, limb deficiency, organ transplantation, geriatric rehabilitation, and new and technology-based rehabilitation research. The book delivers new findings about social work in physical medicine, complementary and alternative treatments, trends in treatment delivery and payment systems, relevant legislation, and telerehabilitation. New chapter authors—noted authorities in their fields—address rheumatic diseases, stroke, rehabilitation nursing, research directions, and integrative medicine, among other topics. The text continues to be the only guide to medical aspects of disability for nonphysician rehabilitation professionals and other health care providers outside of rehabilitation medicine. It serves as a comprehensive guide on what to expect and how to manage each medical issue, causative agents, classification, pain management, psychological factors, and more. New to the Fifth Edition: Updated coverage of rheumatic diseases, stroke, rehabilitation nursing, research directions, and integrative medicine New information about traumatic brain injury, limb deficiency, organ transplantation, geriatric rehabilitation, and Technology-based research Innovations in delivery and payment systems, accreditation, opportunities and challenges for quality, and outcome assessments New findings regarding social work in physical medicine, complementary and alternative medicine, relevant legislation, and telerehabilitation Updates on speech, language, hearing, and swallowing disorders New coverage of neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, and pediatric disorders Key Features: Delivers key information critical to the study of disability including functional status, prognosis, psychology, and vocational issues Discusses how changes in health care regulations have impacted rehabilitation medicine delivery Analyzes the convergence of emerging technologies and clinical practice Includes the contributions of distinguished practitioners, researchers, and educators Provides a robust Instructor’s Manual

Geriatric Physical Therapy

Author: William H. Staples

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 007182409X

Category: Medical

Page: 160

View: 2472

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. The definitive case-based guide to effectively managing geriatric disorders Geriatric Physical Therapy provides the most authoritative overview available on managing the special needs of the elderly in all health care settings. Through nearly 200 cases, the text offers a skill-building balance of theory and clinical application of knowledge in caring for the older adult population. This timely book addresses and incorporates aspects of prevention, fitness, and wellness into the rehabilitative model of care for elders with and without pathological conditions. Features: Nearly 200 cases examine both acute and chronic stage settings, and provides suggested tests and measures Cases focus on orthopedics and neurology for consistency with board exams, which concentrate in these therapeutic areas Tables and boxes organize and summarize important information and highlight key points for quick reference A well-referenced and scientific approach provides the depth to understand integral processes and procedures

Advocacy, An Issue of Perioperative Nursing Clinics - E-Book

Author: Terrie Goodman

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455747300

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 6222

This issue of Perioperative Nursing Clinics, Guest Edited by Terri Goodman, PhD, RN, CNOR, will focus on Nurse Advocacy, with article topics including: the Nurse advocate; Patient right to safety; Advocacy through public policy; Advocating for patient families; Advocating for Laryngectomy Patients; Advocating for cancer patients; and Advocating for the patient in industry.

Compact Clinical Guide to Geriatric Pain Management

An Evidence-Based Approach for Nurses

Author: Patricia Bruckenthal, RN, PhD, APRN,Ann Quinlan-Colwell, PhD, RNC, AHNBC, FAAPM

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826107311

Category: Medical

Page: 460

View: 9776

"The care of older adults suffering with pain is a difficult task that calls for understanding as well as compassion. Dr. Quinlan-Colwell has written an excellent book that deals with every facet of the problems that are encountered by caregivers....[This book] provides the reader with valuable knowledge that will diminish suffering and enrich the lives of people confronting new, often frightening, problems." From the Foreword by Ronald Melzack, PhD, FRSC Professor Emeritus McGill University "This is a well-written and concise book....Nurses and other healthcare professionals will certainly find this book a useful resource for understanding and managing geriatric pain."--Clinical Nurse Specialist Older adults can be especially susceptible to the debilitating effects of chronic pain, yet there are often barriers to successfully alleviating pain on the part of elderly patients and the health care professionals who treat them. This comprehensive guide to geriatric pain management provides the most current information available on assessment and treatment of pain in older adults. In a concise, reader-friendly format, the book provides techniques, tips, and tools for assessing pain and examines barriers to appropriate treatment. It addresses the physiological and psychosocial factors underlying the process and occurrence of pain and helps nurses to develop a comprehensive multimodal approach to pain management that includes pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions. The guide provides detailed coverage of medications commonly used for pain management, including all contraindications and side effects, so that nurses will be able to evaluate the best use of a medication in the context of comorbidities and sensitivities of each individual. Also addressed are chronic illnesses common to the elderly population, palliative and hospice care, treatment of concurrent depression and anxiety, treatment of cognitively impaired elderly, and techniques for assessment and intervention in cases of substance abuse. Key Features: Provides concise yet comprehensive information on assessment and treatment of geriatric pain Includes detailed coverage of a great variety of pain medications, including contraindications and side effects Explores barriers to appropriate treatment Covers chronic diseases of the elderly, palliative and hospice care, depression and anxiety, substance abuse, and treatment of cognitively impaired elderly Written by a highly respected practitioner and educator in geriatric pain management Includes case studies, handy tables, questions for reflection, and references for additional study

A Nurse's Survival Guide to Acute Medical Emergencies E-Book

Author: Richard N. Harrison,Lynda Daly

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 070204900X

Category: Medical

Page: 452

View: 8553

Are you working in an acute or emergency unit? This is an indispensable pocket guide to caring for patients with acute medical conditions. This book will help you to: Care for patients within the critical first 24 hours of admission Manage patients using the most up-to-date, evidence-based approach Understand the most-common emergency medical conditions and their underlying disease mechanisms Handle the patient’s assessment, understand the observations and manage their disease Easily obtain practical advice in a clear style Explains ‘what to tell the patient and relatives’ in jargon-free language Access information on SARS, avian influenza and bio-terrorism Improved sections on Acute Coronary Syndromes, non-invasive ventilation, acute stroke care, acute kidney injury and emergency oxygen treatment.

Aging

The Health-Care Challenge

Author: Carole Bernstein Lewis

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803646518

Category: Medical

Page: 403

View: 5083

This classic textbook provides practitioners and students working in geriatric rehabilitation an interdisciplinary approach to the assessment and rehabilitative management of older persons. Clinically focused, the 4th edition reviews crucial information about the elderly people and suggests strategies for implementing practical rehabilitation goals in a variety of care settings.

Evidence-Based Behavioral Health Practices for Older Adults

A Guide to Implementation

Author: Hongtu Chen, PhD,Jane Fisher, PhD,John McIntyre, MD,Sue E. Levkoff, ScD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826169662

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 6969

Improve Service Delivery with New Evidence-Based Guidelines Geared to improve service delivery in the care of older adults, this new and more authoritative approach to practice and management is supported by the latest evidence-based guidelines from the leading experts in the field. For the first time, behavioral health care providers can gain access to a more reliable source for implementing and improving service delivery protocols and practices. This new guide applies evidence-based criteria to the following patient care and management needs to help you: Select an Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Assess Feasibility Manage Quality Create a Culturally Grounded Practice Assess and Treat Depression, Anxiety, and Substance Use Disorders Assess and Treat Dementia and Schizophrenia Review by Service Delivery Process Review within Special Settings Create More Sustainable Services Written primarily for program administrators and clinical supervisors, health care professionals in mental health and geriatric services, and teachers and students in the field of geriatric health care, much of the timely information contained in this book can be used as a reference for evidence-based geriatric behavioral health by people who work with elderly clients with mental health needs.

Introduction to Research - E-Book

Understanding and Applying Multiple Strategies

Author: Elizabeth DePoy,Laura N. Gitlin

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323291074

Category: Medical

Page: 384

View: 9687

Bridge the gap between research and practice with DePoy and Gitlin's Introduction to Research: Understanding and Applying Multiple Strategies, 4th Edition. This completely updated, user-friendly text helps you better understand not only the research process, but also research designs and their applications to the real world of clinical practice. Covering multiple research strategies (including both qualitative and quantitative research), it gives you a balanced approach to various research traditions, addressing emerging key issues in today's health care environment. Offers a balanced approach to various research methods and multiple research strategies, including qualitative, quantitative, naturalistic and experimental-type, and more. Presents complex information in a clear, highly readable, and easy-to-understand manner. Keeps information relevant to today's health care environment with real-world "snapshots" and a final Stories from the Field chapter. Includes detailed discussions of qualitative and quantitative methodologies, a unique and balanced focus that makes this text more comprehensive than others in its field. Covers experimental-type, naturalistic, and mixed method design strategies, improving your ability to compare, contrast, and integrate different methods. Evolve online resources include statistics math tips to accompany Chapter 19, crossword puzzles, useful weblinks, and sample forms. Reflects recent changes in the field, including new material on preparing poster presentations, community and participatory research, translation issues, and advanced scale development, giving you the tools you need to devise successful research studies. Includes expanded evidence-based material and occupational therapy-specific information, discussing the methods used in each study.

Practical Guide to the Care of the Geriatric Patient

Author: Tom J. Wachtel,Marsha D. Fretwell

Publisher: Mosby

ISBN: 9780323036719

Category: Medical

Page: 749

View: 1146

If you need a practical, portable resource to get you through the day-to-day management of older patients, Practical Guide to the Care of the Geriatric Patient is the answer! It zeroes in on the differential diagnoses, clinical findings, lab values, and treatment guidelines you need...and makes them easy to access quickly! The latest clinical information on all facets of caring for the older patient, from assessment and health maintenance through to geriatric rehabilitation and socioeconomic and legal issues, helps you provide effective, state-of-the-art care. A comprehensive chapter on optimal pharmacotherapy helps you select the best treatment options and avoid adverse drug interactions for each patient. Authoritative guidance on house calls, respite care, nursing home care, and hospice care and pain management enhances the quality of life for your patients. Helpful treatment algorithms, graphs, comparative tables, appendices, and more, streamline patient management. Over 40 new topics included in 3rd edition, including the latest information on insomnia, restless leg syndrome, wound care, gout, hip fracture, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, the elderly driver, multicultural geriatric care, and more . . . New appendices added for functional assessment and mini-cog assessment. New wipe-clean cover will protect the book from frequent use on the wards!

The Complete Holistic Guide to Working Out in the Gym

Author: Yigal Pinchas

Publisher: University of Calgary Press

ISBN: 155238215X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 190

View: 3652

The comprehensive guide to getting the most out of your gym workout. It includes detailed information on planning, executing and maintaining a fitness regime. More than simply an instructional manual, The Complete Guide is also a valuable resource on nutrition, attitude, and the development of a personal training program that fits every lifestyle. Building on years of research and experience as an educator, personal trainer and government official for fitness accreditation, Yigal Pinchas has integrated the theory and practice of health and wellness to address the physical, mental, and emotional demands of an effective fitness regime. Accompanied by over 200 illustrations, the text includes instruction that range from step-by-step guides to performing the exercises and reaching your training goals without injury to balancing training with proper eating habits and keeping yourself motivated over the long term. The book is structured to allow readers to progress all the way from the first tentative steps to the more advanced stages of independent and effective exercise. This book is a must for professional trainers, kinesiology specialists, and the general fitness enthusiast.

The New Yoga for People Over 50

A Comprehensive Guide for Midlife & Older Beginners

Author: Suza Francina

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0757393403

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 286

View: 7497

Many seniors are searching for ways to improve their quality of life and remain active as they enter midlife and later years. Nationwide, people are recognizing yoga for its ability to slow down and reverse the aging process. A complete health system, yoga not only restores vitality to the body, but also expands the mind and soul. Yoga transforms the years after 50 from a time of deterioration to one of increased perspective and illumination. In The New Yoga for People Over 50, readers will learn how the health of the spine and posture affect every sustem of the body, and how yoga positions and breathing exercises benefit the circulatory system, the heart and other vital organs, relieve menopausal symptoms, and remove stiffness and inertia from the body. In this comprehensive guide, Iyengar yoga expert Suza Francina describes and illustrates how to begin and maintain a yoga program through personal stories and over 100 easy-to-follow instructional photos of older teachers and students.

A Caregiver's Guide to Alzheimer's Disease

300 Tips for Making Life Easier

Author: Dr. Roger A. Brumback, MD,Patricia R. Callone, MA, MRE,Connie Kudlacek, BS,Janaan D. Manternach,Barabara C. Vasiloff, MA

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 1934559008

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

View: 2328

An estimated 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease. That number continues to grow - by 2050 the number of individuals with Alzheimer's could range from 11.3 million to 16 million. Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging. It is a devastating disorder of the brain's nerve cells that impairs memory, thinking, and behavior. Written for patients, their families, and caregivers, A Caregiver's Guide to Alzheimer's Disease: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier will help readers understand what is physically happening to the brain so they can empower their own special skills and talents throughout the disease process. The book is divided into three sections that correspond to the progression of Alzheimer's and the unique challenges encountered at each stage. Section A: The major part of the book divides the progression of the disease into Stages: the Pre-Clinical Stage; Early-To-Mild Stage, which marks the onset of the disease; Moderate Stage; and the Severe Stage. Hundreds of practical tips geared to coping and compensating at each level of the disease provide support for the affected individual and the caregiver. Section B: A bonus section of questions and answers addresses specific issues caregivers face and give them points to reflect on as they continue the process. Key topics covered include: Legal and financial issues Family Forums in the caregiving process The role of medication at various stages of the disease Helping children understand what is happening to a loved one Handling the holidays and celebrations Making the living environment more stimulating and enjoyable Section C: Lists resources and suggests websites to find additional information about the disease itself as well as related valuable networks. With an abundance of pointers and guidelines for affected individuals, their families, friends and caregivers, A Caregiver's Guide to Alzheimer's Disease: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier is essential for all readers who want to focus on the capabilities that remain instead of those that have been lost.

Hip Fractures

A Practical Guide to Management

Author: Kenneth Koval,Joseph Zuckerman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475740522

Category: Medical

Page: 330

View: 4806

This volume addresses the issues, complications and treatments that face hip specialists and general orthopaedic surgeons in both the surgical and non-surgical treatment of hip fractures. Over 500 photographs and drawings explain the various types of hip fractures. In addition, this book covers epidemiology and mechanisms of injury, diagnosis, treatment principles, rehabilitation, outcome assessment, and the economics of treatment and prevention. Hip Fractures provides complete coverage of the diagnostic and technical techniques making it the definitive source for decision making.