Perioperative Care of the Elderly Patient

Perioperative Care of the Elderly Patient Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Date: 2018-01-11
ISBN-10: 1107576296
ISBN-13: 9781107576292
Language: English
Pages: 278
Added: 2018-07-02 08:46:03
Older patients carry some of the highest risks of suffering an adverse event or death following anesthesia and surgery. They are inherently vulnerable, presenting with numerous comorbidities and reduced physiological reserve, requiring ‘gero-centric’ perioperative care for everything from routine eye surgery to major cardiac surgeries. Dementia, frailty, and the need for palliative care and pain management for the orthopedic patient are important areas requiring special consideration in this group. This book provides a general overview of these topics for those healthcare providers who may not have extensive knowledge of this patient population, while at the same time offering practical tips for the more experienced clinician. Chapters cover the spectrum of perioperative care including preoperative management of comorbid conditions, intraoperative anesthetic management, postoperative pain control, and a primer on advanced directive discussions. This book is appropriate not only for anesthesiologists but for any perioperative physician caring for the older patient. Show more Show less 9ca1dcfe53507405777caa1a72d48e19 File name: 9781316440568.Underaglassmoon.pdf