By 2050, the world’s 65 and older population will double, and the 85 and older population will grow fivefold. As the number of older patients surges, so too will the medication management challenges pharmacists and other health care providers face in this population. For the Geriatric population, complex cases are often the norm. Providing safe and effective care can mean considering assessments of function and cognition, contacting multiple prescribers, and understanding a patient’s history, beliefs, and caregiving situation before making therapeutic decisions.
Fundamentals of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy, Second Edition gives practitioners the information they need to improve outcomes and personalize care for elderly patients. New to this edition are new chapters on “Palliative and Hospice Care” and “Infections and Antimicrobial Stewardship”. Additional enhancements in this edition include added links to new guidelines, assessment tools, and videos. Additional cases and a study guide will match the content map for certified geriatric pharmacists examination.
Useful features throughout the book guide practitioners in navigating the maze of information required when caring for the older patient. These include:
- Summarized treatment guidelines
- Reviews of the evidence base
- Special focus on recommendations for the frail elderly
- Full case studies in each chapter
- Clinical Pearls
- Key Points and Key Terms (with definitions) in each chapter
The demands of an aging population mean that a greater understanding of geriatric pharmacotherapy I now essential for all health care providers. Fundamentals of geriatric Pharmacotherapy, Second Edition ensures had the information to allow providers to respond appropriately.
About the Author
Lisa Hutchison, Pharm.D. , MPH, FCCP, BCPS
Lisa Hutchison earned her BS pharmacy (1982) and her PharmD (1983) at the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences in Memphis. In 1984, she completed a Pharmacy Residency at Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She earned her MPH (2001) from the University of South Florida College of Public Health in Tampa and is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist since 1992.
Rebecca B. Sleeper, PharmD, FASCP, BCPS
Dr. Sleeper is the Division Head of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy’s Geriatrics Division in the Department of Pharmacy Practice. She received her PharmD from the University of Rhode Island and Specialty Residency training in Geriatric Pharmacotherapy from TTUHSC School of Pharmacy In Amarillo.