Geriatric Emergency Medicine

  • Christian Nickel
  • Abdelouahab Bellou
  • Simon Conroy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Pre-hospital Care and Initial Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Eric Revue, James Wallace, Shuja Punekar
      Pages 3-16
    3. Florian F. Grossmann, Christian Nickel
      Pages 17-22
    4. Mehmet Akif Karamercan, Abdelouahab Bellou, Hubert Blain
      Pages 23-48
    5. Hubert Blain, Abdelouahab Bellou, Mehmet Akif Karamercan, Jacques Boddaert
      Pages 49-74
    6. Gertrude Chikura, Simon Conroy, Fabio Salvi
      Pages 75-90
    7. Els Devriendt, Simon Conroy
      Pages 91-107
  3. Management of Common Conditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Fredrik Sjöstrand, Christian Nickel
      Pages 111-125
    3. Alexandra Malinovska, Christian Nickel, Roland Bingisser
      Pages 127-135
    4. Jay Banerjee, Anna Björg Jónsdóttir
      Pages 137-145
    5. Nissa J. Ali, Laure Joly, Shamai A. Grossman
      Pages 147-161
    6. Nicolas Bless
      Pages 163-175
    7. Abdelouahab Bellou, Hubert Blain
      Pages 177-197
    8. Chris Miller, Elizabeth Teale, Jay Banerjee
      Pages 199-207
    9. R. Prettyman, J. Banerjee
      Pages 209-215
    10. Zerrin Defne Dündar, A. Bulent Dogrul, Mehmet Ergin, R. Tuna Dogrul
      Pages 217-234
    11. Roberta Petrino, Aldo Tua, Fabio Salvi
      Pages 235-246
    12. Tim Arnold, Ursula Müller-Werdan, Martin Möckel
      Pages 247-259

About this book

Introduction

This book discusses all important aspects of emergency medicine in older people, identifying the particular care needs of this population, which all too often remain unmet. The up-to-date and in-depth coverage will assist emergency physicians in identifying patients at risk for adverse outcomes, in conducting appropriate assessment,and in providing timely and adequate care. Particular attention is paid to the commonpitfalls in emergency management andmeans of avoiding them.

Between 1980 and 2013, the number of older patients in emergency departmentsworldwide doubled. Compared with younger patients, older people suffer from more comorbidities, a higher mortality rate, require more complex assessment and diagnostic testing, and tend to stay longer in the emergency department. This book, written by internationally recognized experts in emergency medicine and geriatrics, not only presents the state of the art in the care of this population but also underlines the increasing need for adequate training and development in the field.

Keywords

altered mental status altered physiology atypical disease presentation cognitive status delirium non-specific disease presentation

Editors and affiliations

  • Christian Nickel
    • 1
  • Abdelouahab Bellou
    • 2
  • Simon Conroy
    • 3
  1. 1.Emergency DepartmentUniversity Hospital BaselBaselSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of Emergency MedicineBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Health SciencesUniversity of LeicesterLeicesterUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-19318-2
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-19317-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-19318-2
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