Future Trends Health Care 2013 - Page 8

2. Preventative Care Ranked #2, of the three most important trends. Measures taken to prevent diseases, (or injuries) rather than curing them or treating their symptoms. In geriatrics it is the emphasis on care management and care coordination that aims to help older patients maintain functional independence in performing daily activities and improve their overall quality of life. (American Geriatric Association) Skills and Knowledge for Preventative Care: Behavioral management Prescreening including: Biometric Screening Blood pressure/Blood sugars/Colon/Drug/ Counseling Hearing/Mammogram/Nutrition/ Dietary skills Pap smear/Pre employment/Rectal/ Exercise Scoliosis/ Vision and others Ethics Preventative maintenance Genetics Quality Glucometer readings/ Blood pressure Relaxation or non-traditional techniques to monitoring redirect emotions Government Programs Safety Immunizations Social behavioral management Learning social skills using emotional intelligence techniques Smoking/drugs/weight Stress management Mental Health and Psychology Telemedicine Nutrition Well child exams Personal responsibility Well woman exams Physical health education Wellness behavior education Physical trainer ┬ęCopyright North Central Texas InterLink, Inc. All rights reserved 5