The elderly population is a major user of healthcare and surgery in particular. This book is for all healthcare providers who need to know how the older patient may be challenged during the perioperative period when undergoing anesthesia and surgery, for procedures ranging from routine cataracts to major cardiac surgeries.
Utilizes a problem-based approach to review the most common complaints that lead to surgical consultations. This work helps you learn what past medical information is important to elicit. It helps you know: what to look for in the physical exam; which diagnostics to order; and, how to start immediate treatment while diagnostic procedures continue.
Perioperative Medicine for the Junior Clinician is the first easy-to-read resource, featuring a digital component, on how to manage a diverse range of patients in the perioperative period, providing up-to-date practical knowledge and advice from a broad range of medical specialists caring for surgical patients.
Offers recommendations for preventing and managing complications in general surgery procedures. In this title, the opening sections discuss institutional risk management issues and risks common to all operations, such as wound healing problems, infection, shock, and complications in immunosuppressed patients.