Discusses the most common causes of falls in the geriatric patient, as well as individualized assessment to identify the patient at risk. Explores a variety of effective interventions which can be used in caring for the patient at high risk of falling. Focuses on alternatives to physical and chemical restraints including environmental adaptations and reconditioning.
Offers practical advice on detecting and managing diabetes-related foot complications. Includes patient risk factors, preventative footwear, conducting foot exams, wound care (debridement and off-loading), managing infections and faulty healing, and charcot foot and peripheral arterial disease.
Includes bibliographic references and index.
Chapters: Role of systemic disease in diabetic foot complications -- Pathogenesis of diabetic foot complications -- Diabetic foot examination -- Foot risk classification and prevention -- Shoes and insoles for at-risk people with diabetes -- Ulcer assessment and classification -- Off-loading the diabetic foot wound -- Debridement of the diabetic foot -- Adjunctive wound therapies -- Diabetic charcot foot: recognition, evaluation, and management -- Infection in the diabetic foot -- Evaluation and management of peripheral arterial disease.