Table of Contents

Section I.: principles of geriatric care.
Transforming the care of older adults: knowledge, skills, & system change.
Consideration of function & functional decline.
Goals of care & consideration of prognosis.
The social context of older adults.
The interprofessional team.
Geriatric assessment.
Atypical presentations of illness in older adults.
Prevention & health promotion.
Principles of prescribing for older adults.
Addressing multimorbidity in older adults.
Geriatrics & palliative care.
Ethics & informed decision making.
Section II.: care settings.
Transitions and continuity of care.
Ambulatory care & the patient-centered medical home.
Providing quality care to older adults in the emergency department.
Hospital care.
Perioperative care in older surgical patients.
Long-term care, nursing home, & rehabilitation.
Home-based care.
The aging traveler.
Section III.: common conditions in geriatrics.
Cognitive impairment & dementia.
Cerebrovascular disease.
Parkinson disease & essential tremor.
Falls & mobility disorders.
Osteoporosis & hip fractures.
Coronary disease.
Heart failure & heart rhythm disorders.
Valvular disease.
Peripheral arterial disease & venous thromboembolism.
Chronic venous insufficiency & lymphedema.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Gastrointestinal & abdominal complaints.
Fluid & electrolyte abnormalities.
Chronic kidney disease.
Urinary incontinence.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia & prostate cancer.
Thyroid, parathyroid, & adrenal gland disorders.
Common cancers.
Depression & other mental health issues.
Sexual health & dysfunction.
Common infections.
Pressure ulcers.
Common skin disorders.
Sleep disorders.
Oral diseases & disorders.
Section IV.: common clinical scenarios in geriatrics.
Evaluating confusion in older adults.
Addressing polypharmacy & improving medication adherence in older adults.
Managing persistent pain in older adults.
Considering anticoagulation in older adults.
Assessing antiaging therapies for older adults.
Considering complementary & alternative medicines for older adults.
Managing misuse of alcohol & psychoactive prescription medications in older adults.
Assessing older adults for syncope following a fall.
Treating headaches in older adults.
Managing vision impairment in older adults.
Managing hearing impairment in older adults.
Addressing chest pain in older adults.
Addressing dyspnea in older adults.
Managing joint pain in older adults.
Managing back pain in older adults.
Determining the appropriate use of exercise for older adults.
Defining adequate nutrition for older adults.
Helping older adults with low health literacy.
Understanding the effects of homelessness and housing instability on older adults.
Understanding the effects of criminal justice involvement on older adults.
Detecting, assessing, & responding to elder mistreatment.
Meeting the unique needs of lgbt older adults.
Section v.: broadening clinical practice.
Applying evidence-based medicine to older patients.
International perspectives in geriatric care.
Public policy intersecting with an aging society.