Geriatric Resuscitation

Thomas Perera, Alexis Cortijo-Brown

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Abstract

The geriatric population makes up a large portion of the emergency patient population. Geriatric patients have less reserve and more comorbid diseases. They are frequently on multiple medications and are more likely to require aggressive treatment during acute illness. Although it may not be obvious, it is important to recognize the signs of shock as early as possible. Special care and monitoring should be used when resuscitating the elderly. The use of bedside ultrasound and monitoring for coagulopathies are discussed. Clinicians should be constantly vigilant and reassess throughout diagnosis and treatment. Ethical considerations in this population need to be considered on an individual basis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)453-467
Number of pages15
JournalEmergency Medicine Clinics of North America
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2016

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Keywords

  • Coagulopathies
  • Ethics
  • Geriatric
  • Resuscitation
  • Shock

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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