The First Book of its Kind
Praise from Doody's Medical Reviews - Score: 93
"This well-developed book provides acute care guidelines for the geriatric population in an easy-to-follow format that uses structural elements such as numbering and multilevel lists for each system. It is an excellent reference for advanced practice prepared-clinicians to help identify, diagnose, and develop a treatment plan for acute health issues in older adults and geriatric patients." -Tho Nguyen, DNP, MSN, RN
Delivers expert guidance for the common conditions seen in adult–gerontology acute care practice
The first book of its kind, this evidence-based resource provides nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other advanced practice providers with the clinical knowledge they need to effectively practice adult-gerontology acute care. In quick-reference format, this system-based text describes more than 90 common conditions health providers are likely to see in their acute care practice. In this interprofessionally contributed text, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, and physician authors provide expert insight into each condition, enabling readers to categorize symptoms, be alert to the distinguishing features of disease symptoms and clusters, and find associated diagnoses.
Comprehensive descriptions of conditions encompass definitions, incidence, pathophysiology, common signs and symptoms, vital subjective and pertinent physical exam data, differential diagnoses, diagnostic tests, and evaluation and management plans. This handy, accessible text also includes perioperative considerations, discharge guidelines, treatment and disease management algorithms, and procedural guidelines.
- Presents key points for more than 90 acute care conditions in quick-reference format
- Includes considerations for such topics as preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative evaluation and management
- Offers discharge guidelines for inpatient conditions
- Disseminates over 20 procedural guidelines, such as central and arterial line insertion, bronchoscopy, ECMO, endotracheal intubation, and more