In harm's way: Moving the older trauma patient toward a better outcome

Title

In harm's way: Moving the older trauma patient toward a better outcome

Creator

Campbell J W; DeGolia P A; Fallon W F; Rader E L

Publisher

Geriatrics

Date

2009
2009-01

Description

This century will bring an explosion in the geriatric population aged 65 and older, with those over 80 the fastest growing group. Falls, vehicle collisions, burns, and abuse are traumatic events that our geriatric patients may be susceptible to and from which they may not recover. Primary care providers should enhance their understanding of the complex issues of geriatric trauma to facilitate prevention and to assist the patient's recovery to normal function, addressing barriers such as immobility, pain, malnutrition, and acute confusion. Improved outcomes require combined efforts of disciplines and specialties intervening for optimal management for older trauma patients from pre-hospital care through rehabilitation or end-of-life issues.

Subject

geriatric; prevention; medicine; people; Geriatrics & Gerontology; falls; geriatric trauma; primary care management; trauma care

Identifier

n/a

Format

Journal Article or Conference Abstract Publication

URL Address

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Rights

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Pages

8-13

Issue

1

Volume

64

Citation

Campbell J W; DeGolia P A; Fallon W F; Rader E L, “In harm's way: Moving the older trauma patient toward a better outcome,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed August 3, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/8792.

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