Critical Care in Older Adults

  • David W. RittenhouseEmail author
  • Niels D. Martin
  • Michael S. Weinstein


Geriatric patients constitute a substantial proportion of those utilizing critical care services in acute care hospital settings. This chapter reviews clinical indications for critical care services in this population. Specific treatments are reviewed in the context of overall care, including care at the end of life. Critical care medicine plays an important role in the management of elderly urologic patients with complex care requirements.


Intensive Care Unit Atrial Fibrillation Elderly Patient Intensive Care Unit Stay Pulmonary Artery Catheter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David W. Rittenhouse
    • 1
    Email author
  • Niels D. Martin
    • 2
  • Michael S. Weinstein
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryJefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care and Emergency SurgeryHospital of the University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.Division of Acute Care, Department of SurgeryJefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

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