Description : Experienced nurses present practical advice for working with older adults at home and their best solutions to daily care problems. The easy-to-read format is designed to teach all the skills necessary to give quality care to old people in home settings.
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(R)-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.
Description : Write better, more complete care plans and improve the special care provided to older adults by exploring the insights and up-to-date, practical information that fills this hands-on reference. Investigate 60 disorders, organized by body system, covering both acute and chronic health problems, and learn the proper interventions through clear rationales. Care plans include description of the disorder, etiology, assessment findings, diagnostic test findings, and potential complications. Also includes an overview of the physiological changes in older patients, as well as special techniques for obtaining a history and performing a physical examination, collaborative problems, discharge planning, and patient teaching. Compatibility: BlackBerry(R) OS 4.1 or Higher / iPhone/iPod Touch 2.0 or Higher /Palm OS 3.5 or higher / Palm Pre Classic / Symbian S60, 3rd edition (Nokia) / Windows Mobile(TM) Pocket PC (all versions) / Windows Mobile Smartphone / Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP/Vista/Tablet PC
Description : These are exciting and challenging times for gerontological nursing. N urses are at center stage for defining and improving health care for o ur nation's older adults. "Ways of Knowing and Caring for the Older Ad ult" is a powerful resource on the broad range of issues that face nur ses seeking excellence in this increasingly important specialty. Any h ealth care professional who works with the elderly will benefit greatl y from this outstanding collection of scholarly and experiential paper s.
Description : Community Resources for Older Adults: Programs and Services in an Era of Change, Fourth Edition, by Robbyn Wacker and Karen Roberto, provides an in-depth review of policy and programs for the "aging network," answering such key questions as "How have programs for older adults evolved?" "Who uses these resources?" "How are they delivered?" and "What challenges do service providers face in meeting the needs of the aging baby-boom generation?" To give students the foundational knowledge they need to meet the needs of their older clients, the authors provide a theoretical framework for understanding the forces that shape older adults' likelihood to seek assistance, include in-depth reviews of the current body of empirical literature in each program area, and discuss the challenges programs and services will face in the future.
Description : By taking a strengths-based approach, this book encourages nursing practice with a focus on individuals' potential and capacities rather than their limits.
Description : Covering the essential content and procedures a home care aide needs to know, Mosby’s Textbook for the Home Care Aide, 3rd Edition prepares you for success in this rapidly growing field. A clear approach makes the book easy to use and understand, featuring hundreds of full-color photographs and drawings along with step-by-step procedures for skills performed by home care aides. Updated and expanded in this edition are chapters on meeting the client’s nutritional needs and on getting and keeping a job. Written by home care experts Joan Birchenall and Eileen Streight, this textbook prepares you for the many types of situations you may encounter as a home care aide. Hundreds of full-color photos and drawings depict key ideas and clearly demonstrate procedure steps. Procedures provide step-by-step, easy-to-understand instructions on performing important skills and tasks. UNIQUE! A cast of caregivers, including a supervisor and four home care aides, are highlighted in scenarios that provide realistic examples of the types of situations you are likely to encounter in the home care environment. Guidelines for Observing, Recording, and Reporting (ORR) are highlighted throughout the text, emphasizing the home care aide’s responsibilities for observing and documenting the client’s condition and care. Key considerations and reminders are presented in color font to emphasize the importance of performing these actions. Objectives and Key Terms in each chapter focus your attention on essential information. Chapter summaries and study questions review the key points in each chapter. Updated/Expanded Meeting the Client’s Nutritional Needs chapter includes the new MyPlate food guide and new nutrition guidelines. Updated/Expanded Getting a Job and Keeping It chapter reflects the job prospects and challenges of today, including the realities of moving between states and differences in certification requirements. Updated equipment photos are included. Evolve companion website includes skills competency checklists and an audio glossary.
Description : Use this workbook to review the knowledge required by home care aides and practice the procedures you’ll be performing as a home care aide! Corresponding to the chapters in Mosby’s Textbook for the Home Care Aide, 3rd Edition, this practical study tool helps you understand and apply the material with fun activities and a step-by-step checklist for each procedure in the textbook. Written by home care experts Joan Birchenall and Eileen Streight, this workbook prepares you for the many situations you may encounter as a home care aide. Brief Situations in selected chapters help you apply the knowledge you have gained. Creative activities make studying fun with games such as crossword puzzles, word-finds, word completions, interpretation of images, and indentifying incorrect items in images. Activities including matching, completion, and true/false help you understand and remember the material. Skills Competency Checklists allow you to practice each procedure in the textbook. Answers are provided for all questions. UPDATED content matches the latest information in Mosby’s Textbook for the Home Care Aide. NEW Evolve companion website includes an audio glossary and skills competency checklists.