Palliative and End of Life Care for the Older Person in the Emergency Department

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2018Christian Nickel, Abdelouahab Bellou and Simon Conroy (eds.)Geriatric Emergency Medicinedoi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-19318-2_26 26. Palliative and End of Life Care for the Older Person in the Emergency Department Mary Dawood1   (1) Imperial College NHS Trust,…

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Principles of Rehabilitation in Geriatric Emergency Medicine

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2018Christian Nickel, Abdelouahab Bellou and Simon Conroy (eds.)Geriatric Emergency Medicinedoi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-19318-2_24 24. Principles of Rehabilitation in Geriatric Emergency Medicine Ebby Sigmund1   (1) Occupational Therapy Department, Castle Douglas Hospital, Academy Street, Castle Douglas, DG7…

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Transitions of Care and Disposition

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Type of cognitive bias What it means Example Triage cueing A predisposition towards a certain decision as a result of a judgement made by caregivers early in the patient care…

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Prescribing for Older Patients

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Enzyme inhibitors Enzyme inducers Erythromycin, clarithromycin Carbamazepine Sulphonamides Phenytoin Ciprofloxacin Topiramate Fluconazole, miconazole, ketoconazole Clotrimazole Amiodarone Rifampicin Diltiazem, verapamil Dexamethasone Cimetidine Primidone Fluoxetine, paroxetine St. John’s wort One of the…

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Depression in Acute Geriatric Care

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‘Typical’ core symptoms • Pervasive and continuous low mood • Loss of interest and enjoyment • Reduced energy/increased fatiguability/tiredness after slight effort Other common symptoms • Reduced concentration and attention…

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Syncope in Older People in the Emergency Department

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2018Christian Nickel, Abdelouahab Bellou and Simon Conroy (eds.)Geriatric Emergency Medicinedoi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-19318-2_10 10. Syncope in Older People in the Emergency Department Nissa J. Ali1, 2  , Laure Joly3   and Shamai A. Grossman4, 5   (1) Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount…

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Trauma in Older People

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2018Christian Nickel, Abdelouahab Bellou and Simon Conroy (eds.)Geriatric Emergency Medicinedoi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-19318-2_11 11. Trauma in Older People Nicolas Bless1, 2   (1) Department of Emergency Medicine, University Hospital Basel, Petersgraben 2, CH-4032 Basel, Switzerland (2) Department…

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