Archive for September, 2012

Perioperative Care of the Elderly

Dr. Beth Barron — On the special perioperative needs of the older patient.  Dr Barron is Assistant Clinical Professor at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, as well as Assistant Program Director of the Internal Medicine residency.  She works at NYP’s Allen Hospital, where she is also Co-Director of the Hospitalist Program

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See the Presentation Here:

Heart Rhythm Disorders in Older Adults

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Perioperative Care of the Elderly

Suggested Reading:

Priorities in Perioperative Geriatrics – Cook, DJ,

Reducing delirium after hip fracture – a randomized trial. Marcantonio ER

Frailty as a Predictor of Surgical Outcomes in Older Patients — Makary

Perioperative Care of the Elderly Patient – An update — Palmer, RM

Learning Objectives:

1. Review the effects of aging on organ systems and consider how this affects the perioperative evaluation

2. Consider interventions to predict and reduce complications

3. Review the approach to perioperative evaluation in the elderly