The first book designed specifically for hospitalists and other hospital-based staff who need concise, evidence-based guidance on the vital topic of caring for older hospitalized patients. Hospitalists' Guide to the Care of Older Patients is an up-to-date, practical reference in geriatric medicine for hospitalists, as well as other physicians and nurses working in the hospital setting. The book uses numerous tables, figures, and images to highlight the areas of geriatric medicine that are most relevant to hospitalists. Written by nationally recognized experts, chapters broadly follow the course of hospitalization, from admission through daily care and active management of the transition to post-hospital settings, providing practical, evidence-based guidance at each point.

Key Features:-

  • A systematic approach to the care of older patients, emphasizing clinical skills and daily activitie
  • Techniques for effective communication with patients and their caregivers
  • Best practices for prevention and management of the complications of hospitalization, including deli
  • Specific recommendations in areas with wide practice variation, such as psychopharmacology and nutri
  • Practical guidance on complex issues, such as establishing goals of care, managing patients who lack
  • Methods to improve the daily work and communication of the whole hospital team, including physicians

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PublisherJohn Wiley
Publish YearJanuary 2013