Drug Related Problems In Geriatric Nursing Home Patients

Author by : James W Cooper
Languange : en
Publisher by : CRC Press
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Description : Medication mishaps can and do happen in nursing homes. This highly important new book focuses on the scope of drug-related problems (DRP) of misuse and adverse reaction to medications in the nursing home environment. Experts provide practical methods for detecting DRPs, they explain a systematic approach to preventing DRPs, and they document the magnitude of DRPs in the long term care setting. Each chapter of this timely book deals with a different type of drug-related problem and includes operational definitions, prevalence of the problem, and the actions needed to detect and minimize risk and prevent recurrence. A checklist at the end of each chapter aids readers in assessing specific problems in nursing homes, home health care, day care settings, and other locations in which medications are given to the elderly. Illustrative case examples are used throughout the text. With an emphasis on awareness and change, Drug-Related Problems in Geriatric Nursing Home Patients will be invaluable for pharmacists, physicians, and nurses who work in long term care; health care planners who need to be cognizant of the scope and magnitude of medication mishaps in the nursing home; administrators who are ultimately responsible for such problems. Students and educators will find the information, and especially the checklists, timely and practical.


Evidence Based Geriatric Nursing Protocols For Best Practice

Author by : Elizabeth Capezuti, PhD, RN, FAAN
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Description : Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title! "The evidence-based protocols are designed as a primary reference and are useful, substantive, and timely...The broader contributions of useful format and succinct review of the evidence make it likely that this text will continue to be the leading resource in nursing education and practice."--The Gerontologist "Now more than ever, nurses are called upon to lead efforts to embed evidence-based practice in daily operations. As the IOM report states, 'nurses have key roles to play as team members and leaders for a reformed and better-integrated, patient-centered health care system.' The process of implementing sweeping change in health care will likely take years; however, nurses must start pragmatically and focus on these critically important protocols that have demonstrated improved outcomes for older adults. Simply stated, 'Pick this book up and use it.'" From the Foreword, Susan L. Carlson, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, GNP-BC, FNGNA President, National Gerontological Nursing Association "As a gerontological clinical educator/research nurse, I will often use this as a reference. The format and the content are good, and the explanations of how to best use the evidence simplify the process of sifting through mountains of information to figure the best practice." Score: 97, 5 Stars. --Doody's One of the premier reference books for geriatric nurses in hospital, long-term, and community settings, this 4th edition has been thoroughly updated to provide the most current, evidence-based protocols for care of common clinical conditions and issues in elderly patients. Designed to improve the quality, outcomes, and cost-effectiveness of health care, these guidelines are the result of collaboration between leading practitioners and educators in geriatric nursing and New York University College of Nursing. Protocols for each clinical condition have been developed by experts in that particular area, and most have been systematically tested by over 300 participating hospitals in "Nurses Improving Care for Health System Elders" (NICHE). Evidence is derived from all levels of care, including community, primary, and long-term care. A systematic method in compliance with the AGREE appraisal process was used to rate the levels of evidence for each protocol. Protocols are organized in a consistent format for ease of use, and each includes an overview, evidence-based assessment and intervention strategies, and an illustrative case study with discussion. Additionally, each protocol is embedded within chapter text, which provides the context and detailed evidence for the protocol. Each chapter contains resources for further study. Key Features: Updated to provide a wide range of evidence-based geriatric protocols for best practices Contains new chapters on function-focused care, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, mistreatment detection, acute care models, and transitional care Illustrates application of clinical protocols to real-life practice through case studies and discussion Edited by nationally known leaders in geriatric nursing education and practice, who are endorsed by the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing and NICHE Encompasses the contributions of 58 leading practitioners of geriatric care Written for nursing students, nurse leaders, and practitioners at all levels, including those in specialty roles


Basic Geriatric Nursing E Book

Author by : Patricia A. Williams
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
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Description : Prepare for a successful career in caring for geriatric populations! Williams’ Basic Geriatric Nursing, 7th edition is an easy-to-read text which presents the theories and concepts of aging along with appropriate nursing interventions. This comprehensive book helps you understand the unique physiologic and psychosocial changes that affect the elderly adult. Threaded throughout this new edition are practical QSEN boxes and Nurse Alert features, which highlight safety, cultural considerations, health promotion, coordinated care, and home care specific to elderly patients. In addition, an online Study Guide, NCLEX®-PN review questions, and real-world clinical situation boxes help you to study for exams and apply concepts to practice. Coordinated Care boxes address such topics as restraints, elder abuse, and end-of-life care as related to responsibilities of nursing assistants and other health care workers who are supervised by LPN/LVNs. Clinical Situation boxes present patient scenarios with lessons for appropriate nursing care and patient sensitivity. UNIQUE! A FREE Study Guide, presented in a comprehensive PDF format on Evolve, reinforces your understanding. 10th grade reading level makes learning easier for you. Nursing Care Plans include Critical Thinking boxes to help you to assimilate and synthesize information. Nursing Process sections provide a framework for the discussion of the nursing care of the elderly patient as related to specific disorders. Cultural Considerations throughout text cover biocultural variations as well as health promotion for specific ethnic groups so you can provide culturally competent care. Health Promotion and Patient Teaching boxes highlight health promotion, disease prevention, and age-specific interventions. Home Health Considerations boxes provide information on home health care for the older adult. NEW! QSEN boxes provide you with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to continuously improve the quality and safety of care of the older adult. NEW! Nurse Alert feature emphasizes important safety and health promotion content specific to the elderly patient. NEW! Updated and expanded art program makes learning the material easier through clear and timely photographs and illustrations.


Basic Geriatric Nursing E Book

Author by : Gloria Hoffman Wold
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
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Description : The bestselling LPN/LVN geriatric nursing textbook, Basic Geriatric Nursing, 5th Edition covers age-appropriate nursing interventions in a variety of health care settings. It includes the theories and concepts of aging, covers expected physiologic and psychosocial changes, and highlights delegation, coordinated care, end-of-life care, patient teaching, quality of life, safety, and home care. This edition is updated with the latest issues and trends in geriatric nursing, including changes to the health care system and demographics. Part of the popular LPN Threads series, Gloria Hoffman Wold's text provides a clear and compassionate introduction to geriatric care. Complete coverage of key topics includes baby boomers and the impact of their aging on the health care system, therapeutic communication, cultural considerations, spiritual influences, evidence-based practice in geriatric nursing, and elder abuse, restraints, and ethical and legal issues in end-of-life care. UNIQUE! Delegation, leadership, and management content is integrated throughout. Nursing Process sections provide a framework for the discussion of the nursing care of the elderly patient as related to specific disorders. UNIQUE! A FREE Study Guide in the back of the book reinforces understanding with scenario-based clinical activities and practice questions. UNIQUE! Nursing interventions are numbered and grouped according to health care setting (e.g., acute care, extended care, home care), in a patient-centered approach emphasizing the unique needs of the older adult. UNIQUE! Nursing Care Plans with critical thinking questions help in understanding how a care plan is developed, how to evaluate care of a patient, and how to apply your knowledge to clinical scenarios. UNIQUE! Critical Thinking boxes help you to assimilate and synthesize information. Clinical Situation boxes present patient scenarios with lessons for appropriate nursing care and patient sensitivity. Coordinated Care boxes address such topics as restraints, elder abuse, and end-of-life care as related to responsibilities of nursing assistants and other health care workers who are supervised by LPN/LVNs. UNIQUE! Complementary and Alternative Therapies boxes address specific therapies commonly used by the geriatric population for health promotion and pain relief. Cultural Considerations boxes encourage culturally sensitive care of older adults. UNIQUE! Patient Teaching boxes highlight health promotion, disease prevention, and age-specific interventions. UNIQUE! LPN Threads make learning easier, featuring an appropriate reading level, key terms with phonetic pronunciations and text page references, chapter objectives, special features boxes, and full-color art, photographs, and design.


Evidence Based Geriatric Nursing Protocols For Best Practice

Author by : Elizabeth Capezuti, PhD, RN, FAAN
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Description : Designated a Doody's Core Title! "As a gerontological clinical educator/research nurse, I will often use this as a reference. The format and the content are good, and the explanations of how to best use the evidence simplify the process of sifting through mountains of information to figure the best practice." Score: 97, 5 stars --Doody's "This third edition holds the promise of bringing yet another level of depth and sophistication to understanding the best practices for assessment, interventions, and anticipated outcomes in our care of older adultsÖ. Evidence-Based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice is intended to bring the most current, evidence-based protocols known to experts in geriatric nursing to the audience of students, both graduate and undergraduate, practitioners at the staff level from novice to expert, clinicians in specialty roles (educators, care managers, and advanced practice nurses), and nursing leaders of all levelsÖ.We owe a debt of gratitude to the many authors and the editors for bringing this work to us."--from the preface by Susan Bowar-Ferres, PhD, RN, CNAA-BC, Senior Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer, New York University Hospitals Center "The greatest beneficiaries of these new practice protocols, however, will be the older adults and their family members who stand to benefit from the greater consistency in care and improved outcomes from care based on the best evidence that is tempered with the expertise of advanced clinician-scholars."--from the foreword by Eleanor S. McConnell, RN, PhD, APRN, BC, Associate Professor and Director, Gerontological Nursing Specialty; Clinical Nurse Specialist, Durham Veterans Administration Medical Center; Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center This is the third, thoroughly revised and updated edition of the book formerly entitled Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice. The protocols address key clinical conditions and circumstances likely to be encountered by a hospital nurse caring for older adults. They represent "best practices" for acute care of the elderly as developed by nursing experts around the country as part of the Hartford Foundation's Nurses Improving Care to the Hospitalized Elderly project (NICHE). This third edition includes 17 revised and updated chapters and more than 15 new topics including critical care, diabetes, hydration, oral health care, palliative care, and substance abuse. Each chapter includes educational objectives, assessment of the problem, nursing intervention or care strategies, and references; most chapters have case studies.


Gerontological Nursing

Author by : Kristen L. Mauk
Languange : en
Publisher by : Jones & Bartlett Learning
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Description : Along with numerous case studies, the book also features critical thinking and personal reflection questions, a glossary of key terms, and classroom activities. Perfect for instructors who are expected to integrate gerontology into the curriculum, Gerontological Nursing is accompanied by PowerPoint slides, test questions, and an online instructor's manual.


Geriatric Nursing For Practical Nurses

Author by : Marion Keith Stevens
Languange : en
Publisher by : Philadelphia : Saunders
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Gerontological Nursing

Author by : Charlotte Eliopoulos
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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Description : Eliopoulos provides students with the content they need, taking a holistic approach to gerontological nursing. Updated for currency, the text works to ensure students are prepared for their careers with new real world application and care competencies to help guide work place decisions. With DocuCare availability, this new edition also connects textbook resources with clinical and simulation setting via supplementary resources.


Ebersole And Hess Gerontological Nursing Healthy Aging E Book

Author by : Theris A. Touhy
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
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Description : Gain the nursing skills you need to provide wellness-based care for older adults! Ebersole and Hess' Gerontological Nursing & Healthy Aging, 6th Edition uses a holistic approach to describe compassionate care along a continuum of wellness. Designed to promote healthy aging regardless of the patient’s situation or disorder, this text provides best-practice guidelines in covering physical, psychosocial, spiritual, and cognitive health. New to this edition are Next Generation NCLEX®-style case studies, updates on measuring clinical judgment, expanded coverage of core competencies, and more. Written by gerontological nursing experts Theris Touhy and Kathleen Jett, this concise text provides a solid foundation in every aspect of healthy aging. Focus on health and wellness provides the evidence-based information and strategies needed to promote healthy aging. Key concepts, learning activities, and discussion questions in every chapter emphasize the information needed to enhance care. Recommended competencies from the AACN and the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing are integrated throughout. Discussion of disease processes is placed in the context of healthy adaptation, nursing support, and responsibilities. Easy-to-use information on nursing techniques and communication appears with the associated disorders, symptoms, and situations. Tips for Best Practice and Resources for Best Practice boxes provide insight into proven methods of nursing care. Discussions of nursing and interprofessional actions help students learn to enhance wellness, maintain optimal function, and prevent unnecessary disability. Coverage of age, cultural, racial, and gender differences highlights these important considerations in caring for older adults. NEW! Updates reflect the NCSBN Clinical Judgment Model. NEW! Next Generation NCLEX® (NGN)-style case studies provide optimal preparation for the Next Generation NCLEX Examination. NEW! Specialized information addresses the unique needs of older adults such as atypical disease presentation, geriatric syndromes, neurocognitive disorders, quality of life with chronic illness, legal and ethical issues, and mental health challenges such as depression and substance abuse. NEW! Coverage of competencies of expanding nursing roles in the care of older adults addresses the continuum of care. NEW! Gerontological expertise is incorporated into nursing actions and complements other nursing texts (including med-surg, community health, mental health, and assessment books) used in programs without a freestanding gerontological nursing course. NEW! Expanded content includes information on COPD guidelines, medication use and misuse, Alzheimer’s Disease, wound care guidelines, diagnosis and treatment of sleep-disordered breathing, joint replacement, caregiver strain, hospice and transitional care, and more.


Gerontological Nurse Certification Review Second Edition

Author by : Alison E. Kris
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Description : Preceded by: Gerontological nurse certification review / Meredith Wallace, Sheila Grossman. c2008.


Acute Emergencies And Critical Care Of The Geriatric Patient

Author by : Thomas T. Yoshikawa
Languange : en
Publisher by : CRC Press
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Description : This incisive reference systematically reviews the diagnosis and treatment of common surgical and medical emergencies in elderly patients-thoroughly examining surgical interventions, drug therapies and drug prescribing protocols, life-threatening drug reactions, ethical issues, and methods of profiling patients for nursing care. Evaluates disease states and gauges optimal responses to each, supporting recommendations with valuable case studies. Written by over 40 distinguished medical experts, Acute Emergencies and Critical Care of the Geriatric Patient describes ideal patient-physician relationships in critical care settings highlights emergency management of myocardial infarction and cardiogenic pulmonary edema illuminates ethical questions surrounding confidentiality, informed consent, surrogate decision making, and patient comfort assesses special pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic conditions in geriatric patients provides vital information on stroke, seizures, and spinal cord compression investigates critical complications caused by pneumonia, meningitis, and endocarditis explores acute lung disorders such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis, pneumonia, central nervous system dysfunction, and abnormal control of ventilation clarifies preoperative procedures for emergency surgery reviews anesthesia strategies for pulmonary, cardiovascular, renal, hepatic, and neurological conditions in the elderly and more! Including over 1000 references, tables, and illustrations, Acute Emergencies and Critical Care of the Geriatric Patient is an indispensable resource for geriatricians, primary care physicians, internists, emergency medicine physicians, intensivists, hosptialists, surgeons, anesthesiologists, orthopedists, cardiologists, psychiatrists, neurologists, and internists/residents in these disciplines, as well as nurses, pharmacists, and medical students.


Issues In Geriatric Medicine And Aging Research 2011 Edition

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : ScholarlyEditions
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Description : Issues in Geriatric Medicine and Aging Research: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Geriatric Medicine and Aging Research. The editors have built Issues in Geriatric Medicine and Aging Research: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Geriatric Medicine and Aging Research in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Geriatric Medicine and Aging Research: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.


Geriatric Nursing

Author by : Desmond Cormack
Languange : en
Publisher by : Mosby Elsevier Health Science
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Evidence Based Geriatric Nursing Protocols For Best Practice Fifth Edition

Author by : Marie Boltz, PhD, RN, GNP-BC, FGSA, FAAN
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Description : This new edition of one of the premier references for geriatric nurses in hospital, long-term, and community settings delivers current guidelines, real-life case studies, and evidence-based protocols developed by master educators and practitioners. With a focus on improving quality of care, cost-effectiveness, and outcome, the fifth edition is updated to provide the most current information about care of common clinical conditions and issues in older patients. Several new expert contributors present current guidelines about hip fractures, frailty, perioperative and postoperative care, palliative care, and senior-friendly emergency departments. Additionally, chapters have been reorganized to enhance logical flow of content and easy information retrieval. Protocols, systematically tested by more than 300 participating NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Health system Elders) hospitals‚ are organized in a consistent format and include an overview, evidence-based assessment and intervention strategies, and an illustrative case study with discussion. Additionally, protocols are embedded within chapter text, providing the context and detailed evidence for each. Chapter objectives, annotated references,and evidence ratings for each protocol are provided along with resources for additional study. New to the Fifth Edition: Reorganized to enhance logical flow of information and ease of use Updated and revised Includes new contributions from expert educators and practitioners Provides new chapters on perioperative and postoperative care, general surgical care, care of hip fracture, palliative care, and the senior-friendly emergency department Key Features: Includes PowerPoints and a test bank for instructors Delivers evidence-based, current guidelines and protocols for care of common clinical conditions in the older person Illustrates the application of clinical protocols to real-life practice through case studies and discussion Edited by nationally known geriatric leaders who are endorsed by the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing and NICHE Written for nursing students, nurse leaders, and practitioners at all levels, including those in specialty roles


Geriatric Nursing Protocols For Best Practice

Author by : Mathy Doval Mezey
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Description : The protocols in this thoroughly updated edition address key clinical conditions and circumstances likely to be encountered by a hospital nurse caring for older adults. They represent "best practices" for acute care of the elderly as developed by nursing experts around the country as part of the Hartford Foundation's Nurses Improving Care to the Hospitalized Elderly project (NICHE). New to this edition are chapters on evaluating practice guidelines and measuring quality and outcome of care. Although the protocols were developed for acute care, they can be easily modified to work in other practice settings, such as the nursing home or home care.


Newton S Geriatric Nursing

Author by : Kathleen Newton Shafer
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Geriatric Nursing

Author by : Kathleen Newton Shafer
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Gerontology And Geriatric Nursing

Author by : William Ferguson Anderson
Languange : en
Publisher by : ARCO
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Nurse Practitioners

Author by : Dr. Eileen Sullivan-Marx PhD, CRNP, RN, FAAN
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Description : Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title! "This excellent book highlights the development of the nurse practitioner movement. The current state of practice is defined and the potential growth of the role is explored. The important issues influencing the continued development of the nurse practitioner role are clearly presented and reviewed. This update is needed in light of the ever-evolving healthcare arena." Score: 100, 5 stars --Doody's " there are plenty of lessons to be learned not only from the experiences and insights of these authors, but also principles and practices which they have found to be patient-centered, effective, efficient, and economical." -Loretta C. Ford, EdD, RN, PNP, FAAN, FAANP (From the Foreword) This fifth edition discusses the evolution and future of advance practice nursing, primarily for APN faculty and APN/NP practitioners as well as for leaders and administrators in education. Fully updated and expanded, the book comprehensively describes the historical, social, economic, and global contexts of advanced practice nursing. The team of expert contributors provides a wealth of insight into key issues of the day, such as the mechanics of financial recognition of NPs, the effects of managed care, and the globalization of advanced practice models. The new edition also presents a fresh perspective on the role of nurse practitioners in both small- and large-scale reform initiatives-such as health promotion, disease management, the rapid spread of global disease, and the diminished economic capacity of many countries to meet standards for health care. Enriched with case studies, key principles, and best practices, this book is a must-have for all those invested in the current and future status of advanced practice nursing. Key topics include: ilPublic relations strategies ilNurse-managed health centers ilAdult health and gerontology care ilBusiness, policy, and politics: success factors for practice ilGlobal health, international developments, and future challenges


Basic Geriatric Nursing

Author by : Gloria Wold
Languange : en
Publisher by : Mosby Incorporated
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Description : Describes the theories and concept of aging along with information on the physiological and psychosocial changes and problems of the aging process, and covers the appropriate nursing interventions.


Geriatric Trauma And Acute Care Surgery

Author by : Aurelio Rodriguez
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : The purpose of this book is to give providers of all levels a simple and essential source of practical information in treating the elderly trauma and emergency surgery patient. The Introduction instructs practitioners how to evaluate and assess risk including frailty and use this information in Goals of Care discussions to facilitate shared decision making so crucial to this population. The individual chapters consist of best practices and care guidelines from some of the most well-known thought leaders and best trauma centers in the country across the spectrum from geriatricians to trauma and acute care surgeons and nurses. Each chapter contains easy-to-read algorithms and references that the readers can use and adapt for their own setting. Chapters on Pre-hospital care will help guide EMS organizations and even systems in the right care and triage of the elderly. Each chapter also contains a Nursing Focus section for helpful nursing tips in caring for the elderly with those injuries and problems. These sections make this book a must-have for any center looking to improve its care of the elderly patient or just trying to be sure its care is already the best it can be. A special section on Post Acute Care will introduce the provider to the common issues surrounding particular disposition destinations for the elderly patient. This will facilitate discussions with families, case managers and facilities to help improve time to disposition.


Charting Nursing S Future

Author by : Linda H. Aiken
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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Description : A study of the issues and challenges that nursing faces in the coming decade, including the nursing shortage, preventive health care, payment and reimbursement issues, credentialing, advanced nursing practice, professional nursing in various practice settings, nursing needs of vulnerable groups and factors influencing the future of nursing. This book outlines the policies and practices that will shape nursing's direction in the future; how nurses in various settings and specialities can sort out their options and formulate effective strategies for improving the delivery of care; the cost implications of preventive care and nursing's financial impact on the health care system; how nursing can deal with the challenge of caring for those most vulnerable to the social and economic forces that buffet society - the newborn and the elderly, the homeless, the abused and those with AIDS and finally; the book outlines future opportunities that can be generated by nursing education, research, government policy and reimbursement options.


The Nurse S Role In Promoting Optimal Health Of Older Adults

Author by : Jean W Lange
Languange : en
Publisher by : F.A. Davis
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Description : Awarded a 2012 AJN Book of the Year Award! Why focus on the negative aspects of growing old while most older adults are leading positive, fulfilling, and active lives even while dealing with the changes associated with aging and chronic illnesses? Promote healthy aging; learn what it means to age successfully; and develop the tools and resources that can optimize well-being during the later years in life with the guidance you'll find inside. The author, a nationally recognized expert in the field of gerontology addresses the physical, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of older adults based on a holistic, mid-range nursing theory of successful aging. Contributions from healthcare professionals in exercise physiology, nutrition, pharmacy and elder law help you understand how these disciplines work together to benefit patients.


The Art And Science Of Mental Health Nursing

Author by : Ian Norman
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : This comprehensive nursing text has been fully and extensively updated for this third edition, and offers students a complete guide to the art and science of mental health nursing. The book combines theory and practice to look in-depth at: Different 'types' of mental health problems ; Different therapeutic interventions ; The practical tools of nursing such as risk, assessment, problem solving ; Key themes such as ethics, law and professional issues.


Geriatric Trauma And Critical Care

Author by : Fred A. Luchette
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : With the expertise of an author panel of leading clinicians in the field of surgery, trauma, critical care and geriatrics the new edition of this text addresses the explosion in knowledge on the impact aging has on injury, acute illness and critical care management. The text covers the physiologic changes associated with aging, as well as the clinical assessment, stratification, and management of acute illness and injury. Furthermore, the new edition discusses the full spectrum of critical care management of the elderly. Part I explores the impact of aging on health and the healthcare system. There will be detailed discussion on the physiologic effects of aging and the impact on clinical management. The management of common surgical emergencies in the elderly is addressed in Part II. Part III addresses the evaluation and management of trauma and injury. Finally, Part IV explores the specific challenges of critical care management, including end-of-life and ethics, in the geriatric population. Updated information, reflective of the expansive literature, is addressed in all sections. New to the second edition are chapters on prehospital care, burns, nursing concerns, and abdominal solid organ injury. Appropriate chapters will include case vignettes and clinical algorithms. All chapters include a bullet-point summary. Geriatric Trauma and Critical Care, 2nd Edition will be of great value to trauma surgeons, acute care surgeons, critical care specialists, emergency medicine physicians, geriatricians, general surgeons, and trainees in surgery, critical care, and emergency medicine. Advanced practice nurses, critical care nurses, and physician assistants will also find this a useful and practical resource.