Addressing a significant deficiency in pre-hospital educational literature for health care workers, this unique guide focuses "solely" on the pre-hospital care of the elder patient with illness or injury. Based on real-world cases, it provides material relevant to the work of the basic paramedic, and contains special sections on elder abuse, medical ethics, and living wills. Focuses entirely on the geriatric population, with complete coverage that includes pre-hospital care of the elder patient, pre-hospital assessment of ill or injured elder patients, cardiovascular disorders, neurologic disorders, psychiatric and behavioral disorders, head and spine trauma, medical-legal considerations, advance directives in medical care, and much more. Carefully integrates the unique physiology and pathology of the elder population using the standard conceptual model of pre-hospital care delivery. Engages readers with numerous real-world cases, and supports discussions with many pertinent illustrations, photos, charts, and tables. For EMTs and paramedics training programs.
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