Emergency Medicine Secrets, Fifth Edition by Vincent J. Markovchick MD FAAEM FACEP, Peter T. Pons MD

By Vincent J. Markovchick MD FAAEM FACEP, Peter T. Pons MD FACEP, Katherine A. Bakes MD

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Acad Emerg Med 10: 867–871, 2003. Kenneth C. Jackimczyk, MD, FACEP CHAPTER 6 GERIATRIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE 1. Why dedicate a chapter to geriatric emergency medicine? Elderly persons are a rapidly growing segment of the population. In 2004, approximately 36 million people in the United States were older than age 65. By the year 2030, this number is expected to double, and over the next 20 years the number of individuals older than age 85 will grow three times faster than the general population. Patients older than 65 years account for 15% of all ED visits and more than 40% of in-patient admissions.

Measuring the respiratory rate and assessing the tidal volume by placing your hand over the endotracheal tube or the patient’s mouth and nose are useful bedside clinical clues. If you are at all concerned, use a pulse oximeter. Mild-to-moderate hypoxia can be monitored with pulse oximetry, which measures arterial oxygen saturation. End-tidal CO2 monitoring should be used for assessing ventilation. 3. Why do patients need airway management? Assisted ventilation can help to decrease intracranial pressure or correct hypercarbia and acidosis.

N Engl J Med 350:105–113, 2004. 9. Wik L, Hansen TB, Fylling F, et al: Delaying defibrillation to give basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation to patients with out-of-hospital ventricular fibrillation: a randomized trial. JAMA 289:1389–1395, 2003. 17 CHAPTER 3 AIRWAY MANAGEMENT: RESCUE AIRWAY DEVICES Barry C. Simon, MD 1. Do I really need to know about airway management? Yes. Expeditious airway management saves lives. 2. How is the adequacy of ventilation assessed? First, look at the patient. Cyanosis suggests profound hypoxia.

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