The Silent Majority: Geriatrics in the New Millennium.
The proportion of the elderly in America is greater today than ever before and is growing even larger. What’s more, the elderly tend to be our sickest and most challenging patients. What signs and symptoms may indicate common disease processes, the normal signs of aging or special needs of the geriatric patient? How do you deal with the special needs of the geriatric patient? With a focus on every aspect of caring for your patient, this presentation answers your questions so that you’ll love what you learn.
-Question and Answer
Learning Objectives: Students will learn:
-The importance of an especially thorough assessment on geriatric patients.
-Differentiation between normal signs of aging and disease processes.
-The impact of psychosocial issues on medical conditions.
-Why geriatric patients present common medical conditions in unusual ways.