Features  |   June 2013
Gero-centric Care: Can We Deliver?
Author Affiliations
  • Sheila Barnett, M.D.
    Committee on Geriatric Anesthesia
  • Jeffrey H. Silverstein, M.D., AGSF
    Committee on Geriatric Anesthesia
Article Information
Geriatric Anesthesia / Quality Improvement / Features
Features   |   June 2013
Gero-centric Care: Can We Deliver?
ASA Monitor 06 2013, Vol.77, 14-16.
ASA Monitor 06 2013, Vol.77, 14-16.
In his opening article, Ruben Azocar, M.D. refers to the “Gray Tsunami.” One could argue that our specialty has been preparing for this event for a long time; the first edition of Miller’s Anesthesia contained a chapter on the elderly written by Dr. Miller. Since then, essentially every anesthesia text and a number of specialty textbooks have addressed the perioperative care of the elderly. There is also a growing body of original research on the effects of anesthesia in the elderly – especially in the neurocognitive arena. Within the realm of education, elderly issues are increasingly the focus of many panels and events at our national meetings and are featured in our examinations.
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