Table of Contents

UNIT ONE: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE 1. Principles of Primary Care of Older Adults 2. Interprofessional Team Care 3. Assessment 4. Wellness and Prevention 5. Advanced Cultural Competency in Caring for Geriatric Patients 6. Appropriate Prescribing 7. Ethics 8. Financing and Organization of Health Care 9. Billing and Coding 10. Hospital Care 11. Long-Term Care 12. Home Care 13. Rehabilitation 14. Palliative Care UNIT TWO: GERIATRIC SYNDROMES AND COMMON SPECIAL PROBLEMS 15. Emergency Care 16. Delirium 17. Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias 18. Depression 19. Balance, Gait and Mobility 20. Falls 21. Dizziness 22. Syncope 23. Urinary Incontinence 24. Constipation and Fecal Incontinence 25. Hearing Impairment 26. Visual Impairment and Eye Problems 27. Persistent Pain 28. Malnutrition and Feeding Problems 29. Frailty 30. Pressure Ulcers 31. Sleep Disorders 32. Sexual Health 33. Mistreatment and Neglect 34. Alcoholism 35. Driving UNIT THREE: SELECTED CLINICAL PROBLEMS OF THE ORGAN SYSTEMS 36. Hypertension 37. Coronary Artery Disease and Atrial Fibrillation 38. Congestive Heart Failure 39. Peripheral Vascular Disease 40. Transient Ischemic Attacks and Stroke 41. Diabetes Mellitus 42. Thyroid Disorders 43. Osteoporosis 44. Arthritis and Related Disorders 45. Foot Problems 46. Cancer 47. Anemia 48. Pulmonary Disease 49. Infectious Diseases 50. The Acute Abdomen 51. Benign Prostate Disease 52. Parkinson's Disease 53. Oral Disorders 54. Skin Problems