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A comprehensive guide to safety and aging, minimizing risk, maximizing security, edited by Barry S. Eckert, Robert Wolf, Amy Ehrlich

Summary
"This book is a comprehensive survey on safety for older adults. It contains contributions by experts from over a dozen disciplines, including physicians, audiologists, optometrists, mental health professionals, lawyers, occupational therapists, and policy makers. This multi-disciplinary approach provides a new and expansive conceptual framework for health care professionals, students, policymakers, and others who care for older adults, and promotes an understanding of the many challenges that adults face as they age. This book describes the complex range of issues that need to be considered when safeguarding older adults. We hope that this book will be of benefit to anyone currently working or training to work with older adults, helping them to fully appreciate the many safety issues that can arise. The book will be also be useful for both older adults and their caregivers, helping them to identify and address areas of concern. Our goal is to mitigate injury or other harm through an increased understanding of the risks encountered by older adults. This text will also appeal to professionals and graduate students in the fields of human factors and ergonomics, occupational health, and safety."
Table Of Contents
Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Editors' Note -- About the Editors -- List of Contributors -- 1 Introduction -- 1.1 Why Aging? Why Safety? What Matters -- References -- 2 Hazards of Hospitalization -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 Loss of Function -- 2.3 Falls -- 2.4 Incontinence -- 2.5 Delirium -- 2.6 Malnutrition -- 2.7 Pressure Injury -- 2.8 Venous Thromboembolism -- 2.9 Nosocomial Infection -- 2.10 The Biology of Normal Aging -- 2.11 Interventions -- 2.12 Summary -- Bibliography -- 3 Atypical Presentations of Common Diseases -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 Common Atypical Presentations -- 3.3 Making a Diagnosis -- 3.4 Assessment -- 3.5 Atypical Presentations of Common Illnesses -- 3.5.1 Cardiovascular Disease -- 3.5.2 Infections -- 3.5.2.1 Urinary Tract Infections -- 3.5.2.2 Pneumonia -- 3.5.2.3 Sepsis -- 3.5.3 Abdominal Pain -- 3.6 Summary -- Bibliography -- 4 Hip Fractures in Older Adults -- 4.1 Risk Factors -- 4.2 Types of Hip Fracture -- 4.3 Diagnosis -- 4.4 Treatment -- 4.5 Postoperative Complications -- Bibliography -- 5 Functional Fitness for Optimal Aging -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 Benefits of Physical Activity for Older Adults -- 5.3 Psychological Benefits -- 5.4 Psychosocial Determinants of Exercise -- 5.5 Physical Inactivity -- 5.6 Recommendations for Practitioners -- 5.7 Conclusion -- Bibliography -- 6 Care Transitions -- 6.1 Overview -- 6.2 Significance of Care Transitions and Impact On Patient Outcomes -- 6.3 Successful Care Transitions -- 6.4 Care Transition Models -- 6.5 Care Transition Tools -- 6.6 Impact On Patient Safety -- 6.7 Care Transitions Team Members -- 6.8 Patient Education and Teach-Back Role in Patient Safety and Care Transitions -- 6.9 Improvements in Care Transitions and Future Directions -- 6.10 Summary -- Bibliography -- 7 Medication Management Issues in the Older Adult Patient
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Copyright
Physical Description
1 online resource (475 pages)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781000859713

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