Critical Care Perspectives in Emergency Medicine

Resuscitating The Critically Ill Geriatric Patient

Critical Care Perspectives in Emergency Medicine
Resuscitating The Critically Ill Geriatric Patient
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The World’s population is aging. By 2030, 20 percent of the US population will be over the age of 65 years.  Older patients have a number of age-related physiologic changes that impact their disease presentation and resuscitation.  In this podcast, we review common physiologic changes in the geriatric patient and provide critical resuscitation pearls when confronted with the sick, geriatric patient.

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