9780835951920: Pre Hospital Care of the Elder Patient
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Addressing a significant deficiency in pre-hospital educational literature for health care workers, this unique guide focuses solely on the pre-hospital care of the elder patient with illness or injury. Based on real-world cases, it provides material relevant to the work of the basic paramedic, and contains special sections on elder abuse, medical ethics, and living wills. Focuses entirely on the geriatric population, with complete coverage that includes pre-hospital care of the elder patient, pre-hospital assessment of ill or injured elder patients, cardiovascular disorders, neurologic disorders, psychiatric and behavioral disorders, head and spine trauma, medical-legal considerations, advance directives in medical care, and much more. Carefully integrates the unique physiology and pathology of the elder population using the standard conceptual model of pre-hospital care delivery. Engages readers with numerous real-world cases, and supports discussions with many pertinent illustrations, photos, charts, and tables. For EMTs and paramedics training programs.

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Addressing a significant deficiency in prehospital educational materials for EMS providers, this unique text focuses solely on the prehospital care of the elder patient with illness or injury. Geriatric patients are one of the most rapidly growing segments serviced by Prehospital Providers, and this comprehensive resource is an ideal tool to aid in the training and education of how to best treat these patients. Based on real-world cases, it provides material relevant to the work of all EMS personnel, and contains special sections on elder abuse, medical ethics, and living wills.

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  • Case-based learning allows for real-world situation application.
  • Systems approach integrates the unique physiology and pathology of the elder population with traditional EMS Protocols.
  • Thorough coverage of medical emergencies including cardiovascular, pulmonary, abdominal, and gastrointestinal emergencies and more.
  • Complete coverage of traumatic emergencies as well as pharmacology.
  • Special topics like psychiatric and behavioral emergencies, abuse and neglect, and advance directives.

About the Author:

Ciulla is Associate Professor and Chair Department of Medical Technology, College of Health and Nursing Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark.

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