The impact of aging physiology in critical care.

Abstract

Aging physiology greatly impacts care delivery in the geriatric patient population. Consideration should be given to addressing the patient-specific needs regarding the systemic changes seen in the aging patient. Each major body system presents its own unique challenges to the critical care practitioner, and a comprehensive understanding of these changes is necessary to effectively care for this patient population. This article summarizes these changes and provides key points for the practitioner to consider when caring for the aging patient in the critical care arena.

DOI: 10.1016/j.ccell.2013.09.005
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@article{Walker2014TheIO, title={The impact of aging physiology in critical care.}, author={Mandi D Walker and Mark Spivak and Mary Molly C Sebastian}, journal={Critical care nursing clinics of North America}, year={2014}, volume={26 1}, pages={7-14} }