Quaternary Prevention in Geriatric Anesthesiology
Sukhminder Jit Singh Bajwa*
Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital, Punjab, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Sukhminder Jit Singh Bajwa
Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital
H. No-27-A Ratan Nagar, Patiala, Punjab, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: February 02, 2017; Accepted Date: February 07, 2017; Published Date: February 09, 2017
Citation: Bajwa SJS (2017) Quaternary Prevention in Geriatric Anesthesiology. J Gerontol Geriatr Res 6:402. doi: 10.4172/2167-7182.1000402
Copyright: © 2017 Bajwa SJS. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Anesthesia administration in geriatric patients has always been challenging. Besides, the variable pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, numerous other factors need to be considered for any surgical procedure or during treatment of critically ill geriatric patients in intensive care units. Besides taking care of clinical comorbidities, many other preventive measures are necessary to minimize the morbidity and mortality in this subset of population. The concept of ‘quaternary prevention’ has recently gained popularity but its application in geriatric population presenting for surgery has been very limited. The current brief review discusses various aspects of quaternary prevention applicable to anesthesia procedures in geriatric patients during peri-operative period.