This pocket manual provides quick access to important information specific to geriatric patient care. It combines a straight-forward description of the most common situations encountered during rotations, residencies, and daily practice with the essentialdiagnostic and therapeutic aspects of each condition. Topics are limited to the elderly and those conditions that present differently in the geriatric patient.Begins with practical information such as commonly used abbreviations and routine maintenance procedures. Uses tables and illustrations throughout to help make answers and explanations easier to find. Limits topics to the elderly and those conditions that present differently in the geriatric patient.