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Older persons in emergencies

an active ageing perspective

by World Health Organization

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Published by World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Emergency Medical Services,
  • Health planning,
  • Health Services for the Aged,
  • Health Policy,
  • Vulnerable Populations,
  • Older people,
  • Medical care,
  • Aged,
  • Emergency medical services

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementWorld Health Organization
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRA564.8 .W67 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiv, 43 p.
    Number of Pages43
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27078535M
    ISBN 109241563648
    ISBN 109789241563642
    OCLC/WorldCa264018281

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    Aimed at nurses and allied health professionals it will enable the attendee to understand, recognise and use appropriate assessments as part of a systematic approach to improve the quality of assessment and outcomes of care for older people in acute or intermediate care settings. INFECTIOUS DISEASE EMERGENCIES. Dr Charles Bryan Emeritus Professor Many of these cases occur in young, previously-healthy persons. There is often a history of blunt or penetrating trauma, childbirth, varicella (chickenpox), or injecting drug use. The usual patient is an older adult, most commonly a man, with risk factors for.

      "Financial exploitation of older Americans is the illegal or improper use of an older adults fund's property, or assets," according to the Fraud Book. Seniors lose an estimated $ billion. 6, a supplement to the book, Aging in Stride 27 – EMERGENCY READINESS CHECKLIST FOR OLDER ADULTS AND CAREGIVERS Use this four-page form to: (1) organize your emergency preparations, (2) list your emergency contacts, and (3) keep a record of your current medications.


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In collaboration with the Public Health Agency of Canada and Help the Aged (UK), the World Health Organization commissioned case studies in to examine how older persons fared in conflict-related and naturally caused emergencies in both developed and developing countries – war, drought, heat wave, floods, hurricanes, earthquakes Format: Paperback.

The development of this report is a concrete WHO response to the United Nations Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA) which recommended greater recognition and enhancement of the positive contributions made by older persons during emergency collaboration with the Public Health Agency of Canada and Help the Aged (UK), the World Health.

Get this from a library. Older persons in emergencies: an active ageing perspective. [World Health Organization.] -- In collaboration with the Public Health Agency of Canada and Help the Aged (UK), the World Health Organization commissioned case studies.

Protecting Older Adults from Frauds and Scams. Personal Preparedness. Preparedness Resources for Individuals, Families, and Caregivers. Administration on Aging. Disaster Preparedness Guide for Elders. Florida Department of Elder Affairs. Disaster Preparedness Guide for Seniors, by Seniors. American Red Cross.

A 3-day supply of medicine, at a minimum. If medications need to be kept cold, have a cooler and ice packs available. ID band (full name, contact number for family member/caregiver, and allergies) Hearing aids and extra batteries. Glasses and/or contacts and contact solution.

Medical supplies like syringes or extra batteries. Common endocrine emergencies in older persons include myxedema coma, adrenal insufficiency, hypoglycemia, hyponatremia, hypercalcemia, and rarely thyroid storm. Hormonal deficits play an important role in sarcopenia.

Older persons in emergencies book chapter briefly discusses the common endocrine disorders in older persons and the treatment of endocrine : Angela M. Abbatecola, John E. Morley. This book describes the multidimensional assessment of older persons, offering unique insights into the state of this art.

It combines comprehensive reviews of the most widely used instruments for measuring a variety of domains (such as physiological status, cognition, affect, social function, quality of life, physical environment, and caregiver burden) with an exploration of the viriety of 5/5(2).

Older Persons in Emergencies: An Active Ageing Perspective The development of this report is a concrete WHO response to the United Nations Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA) which recommended greater recognition and enhancement of the positive contributions made by older persons during emergency situations.

This has changed as several recent emergencies highlighted this population s vulnerabilities. Of the 14 deaths in France during the heat wave, 70% were of people over 75 years. Of the estimated people who died in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, most were older persons.

Medical care of older persons in residential aged care facilities, a Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) publication commonly known as the Silver Book, is one of the RACGP’s flagship clinical resources.

First developed more than 20 years ago as a brief manual of 17 pages, there have been four editions to date. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

On the whole, older persons' disaster mental health is understudied and frequently excluded in the broader evidence on post-disaster treatment (Hutton, ; Böttche, Kuwert, & Knaevelsrud, Alexa for Seniors: 21 Extremely Practical Ways Older Adults Can Use Amazon Echo Devices We live in an exciting time when technology can play a huge role in helping us age well.

In particular, Amazon Echo devices are very well-suited to make life easier for older adults. Older Persons in Emergencies: An Active Ageing Perspective Posted on J by gnafcc in Publications To guide decision-makers, the report presents an integrated approach for emergency preparedness and response that is grounded in the WHO Active Ageing Policy Framework.

Book: Older persons in emergencies: an active ageing perspective pp pp. Abstract: The development of this report is a concrete WHO response to the United Nations Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA) which recommended greater recognition and enhancement of the positive contributions made by older persons during.

Preparing Makes Sense for Older Americans. The likelihood that you and your family will recover from an emergency tomorrow often depends on the planning and preparation done today. While each person’s abilities and needs are unique, every individual can take steps to prepare for all kinds of emergencies from fires and floods to potential.

Older people in the emergency department: a literature review. Šteinmiller J(1), Routasalo P(2), Suominen T(3). Author information: (1)Nursing Science, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland.

(2)University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland. (3)School of Health Sciences, Nursing Sciences, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland. Cited by:   Medical emergencies are common in older people.

They may have difficulty accessing suitable health care once their GP practice is closed. They are less likely to use schemes such as NHS Direct than other parts of the population.1 They or their carers are more likely to dial if they have an urgent medical problem.

The care of the elderly is an increasing proportion of work for GP out of Cited by: 3. Older adults face many more obstacles during an emergency than most people. Isolation, limited mobility, medical needs, and distrust are just a few of the factors that emergency planners must consider when responding to a disaster.

Diehl works with local first responders and emergency management groups to educate them on the needs of older adults. Quality Care for Older people with Urgent & Emergency Care needs “Silver Book” 3 Executive summary Despite the majority of urgent care being delivered in the primary care setting, an increasing number of older people are attending emergency departments and accessing urgent health and social care Size: 1MB.

There is international consensus that care of older adults in the emergency department (ED) warrants close attention (Gruneir, Silver, & Rochon, ; Parke & McCusker, ).Older adults (≥ 65 years of age) represent approximately 21%–40% of known ED users, using proportionally more ED services than any other age group (Niska, Bhuiya, & Xu, ).Cited by: Older people are sometimes considered to be a challenge with respect to disaster planning due to their perceived reluctance to prepare and evacuate (Paek et al.Loke, Lai & FungMorrow.

The Community Services within the Older Persons Health Service comprises two interdisciplinary Community Services teams that serve defined geographical areas north-east and south-west.

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