Geriatrics is the branch of medicine that focuses on health promotion and the prevention and treatment of disease and disability in later life. The term itself can be distinguished from gerontology, which is the study of the ageing process itself. The term originates from the Greek “geron” meaning “old man” and “iatros” meaning “healer”, and was proposed in 1909 by Dr. Ignatz Leo Nascher. It is cognate with Jara in Sanskrit which also means old. The elderly often have multiple disorders or may be frail; they often require special assistance during intraoperative care. Equipment (e.g., step stools, grab bars) should be available to help those patients with limitations move safely from the bed to a stretcher or from the stretcher to an operating table. Patients who feel pain during movement (e.g., those with a hip fracture) should be given an analgesic before they are moved. On the operating table, a bolster can be placed under the knees to relieve stretch on back muscles. Foam padding, available in most
operating rooms, can be placed between specific pressure points and the operating table to prevent direct contact, which can lead to pressure sores.
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