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By Thomas T. Yoshikawa, Dean C. Norman

This incisive reference systematically reports the prognosis and therapy of universal surgical and clinical emergencies in aged patients-thoroughly studying surgical interventions, drug treatments and drug prescribing protocols, life-threatening drug reactions, moral matters, and strategies of profiling sufferers for nursing care. Evaluates illness states and gauges optimum responses to every, aiding strategies with useful case stories. Written by way of over forty distinct medical examiners, Acute Emergencies and significant Care of the Geriatric sufferer ·describes excellent patient-physician relationships in severe care settings ·highlights emergency administration of myocardial infarction and cardiogenic pulmonary edema ·illuminates moral questions surrounding confidentiality, trained consent, surrogate determination making, and sufferer convenience ·assesses designated pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic stipulations in geriatric sufferers ·provides very important details on stroke, seizures, and spinal wire compression ·investigates severe issues as a result of pneumonia, meningitis, and endocarditis ·explores acute lung issues akin to emphysema, persistent bronchitis, pneumonia, imperative fearful procedure disorder, and irregular regulate of air flow ·clarifies preoperative tactics for emergency surgical procedure ·reviews anesthesia recommendations for pulmonary, cardiovascular, renal, hepatic, and neurological stipulations within the aged ·and extra! together with over a thousand references, tables, and illustrations, Acute Emergencies and important Care of the Geriatric sufferer is an necessary source for geriatricians, fundamental care physicians, internists, emergency drugs physicians, intensivists, hosptialists, surgeons, anesthesiologists, orthopedists, cardiologists, psychiatrists, neurologists, and internists/residents in those disciplines, in addition to nurses, pharmacists, and clinical scholars.

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More recently, acute care institutions have been examining their opportunities for maintaining safety for their patients while providing the least restrictive care environment. Justification of physical restraint use has included prevention of falls and other injury and the guarding against dislodging catheters and tubes. Like long-term care settings, hospitals and other acute care institutions have been developing alternatives to restraints that can markedly reduce the need for their use. In addition to the risk of harm engendered by the use of a restraint, loss of dignity occurs whenever a patient is placed in physical restraints.

Adequate draping and privacy should be provided at all times. Patients should be offered an explanation for any delay in care. When the stay is extended, periodic offerings of water, food, and an opportunity to empty bladder and bowels with adequate privacy and comfort are also necessary. When mistakes occur, they should be identified and corrected as quickly as possible. Prompt and honest acknowledgment of mistakes should be made, and apologies should be rapidly forthcoming. If such amends are not made in a timely fashion, patient and family trust in the health care team is likely to be severely damaged and can result in a prolonged and unhappy episode of care for all concerned.

More recently, acute care institutions have been examining their opportunities for maintaining safety for their patients while providing the least restrictive care environment. Justification of physical restraint use has included prevention of falls and other injury and the guarding against dislodging catheters and tubes. Like long-term care settings, hospitals and other acute care institutions have been developing alternatives to restraints that can markedly reduce the need for their use. In addition to the risk of harm engendered by the use of a restraint, loss of dignity occurs whenever a patient is placed in physical restraints.

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