Adult-Gerontology Practice Guidelines

  • ISBN 9780826195180

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The first book to encompass adult-gerontology practice guidelines for primary care, this comprehensive resource is useful as both a clinical reference and as a text for health care practitioners working with this population. Concise and up-to-date, the book is distinguished by its easy-to-read outline format that enables readers to quickly access the information they need. The second edition features 27 completely new entries associated with the aging population, an entirely new section on geriatric syndromes, and multiple updates to guideline changes for screenings. Polypharmacy issues are incorporated throughout and the BEERS list of medications is highlighted to guide prescribers in safely tapering or adding medications to a patient's drug regimen.

For quick and easy access to information, practice guidelines are organized primarily by body system, disorders are listed alphabetically within each body system, and all disorders are presented in a consistent format. With an emphasis on history taking, the physical exam, and key features of the aging population, each of the more than 240 disorder guidelines include definition, incidence, pathogenesis, predisposing factors, common complaints, other signs and symptoms, subjective data, physical exam, diagnostic tests, differential diagnoses, plan of care, health promotion, follow-up guidelines, and tips for consultation/referral. Particularly helpful features include ""Practice Pointers"" highlighting crucial information for a disorder and bold-faced ""Alerts." Key patient teaching points are presented at the end of each guideline. Also included are 18 procedures commonly used within office or clinic settings and 140 Patient Teaching Guides that are available digitally.

New to the Second Edition:

27 completely new entries
New section on geriatric syndromes
Polypharmacy alerts are incorporated throughout
BEERS list of medications is highlighted for each disorder
Updated guidelines for various screenings
Medicare Coverage and Eligibility Screening
U.S. Preventative Services Task Force recommendations on colonoscopy, screening mammogram guidelines, pap smears and pelvic examinations
Deprescribing Algorithms
ASCCP Algorithms


Key Features:

Focuses specifically on adult and older adult populations
Presented in easy-to-read outline format for quick access to information
Delivers consistent presentation of more than 240 disorders by body system
Reviews 17 commonly used procedures step by step
Provides "Practice Pointers" to indicate important care points
Offers digital access to more than 140 extensive Patient Teaching Guides to customize and print
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