Geriatric Trauma

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Geriatric Trauma
Geriatric Trauma

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Geriatric Trauma Part 1

Just as pediatric patients are not small adults, geriatric patients are not just old adults. Here are a few facts: the oldest old are the fastest growing population in North America. Older adults with severe injuries represent at least 40% of all adults with severe injuries...

Older patients are more likely to experience trauma and to have worse outcomes after a trauma.

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 Geriatric Trauma Part 1

Just as pediatric patients are not small adults, geriatric patients are not just old adults. Here are a few facts: the oldest old are the fastest growing population in North America. Older adults with severe injuries represent at least 40% of all adults with severe injuries... Older patients are more likely to experience trauma and to have worse outcomes after a trauma.

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