Evidence-based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 11/16/2007
  • Publisher: Springer Pub Co
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"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"

Table of Contents

About the Editors
Dedication and Acknowledgments
Developing and Evaluating Clinical Practice Guidelines: A Systematic Approachp. 1
Measuring Performance, Improving Qualityp. 9
Assessment of Functionp. 23
Assessing Cognitive Functionp. 41
Depressionp. 57
Dementiap. 83
Delirium: Prevention, Early Recognition, and Treatmentp. 111
Family Caregivingp. 127
Preventing Falls in Acute Carep. 161
Pain Managementp. 199
Iatrogenesis: The Nurse's Role in Preventing Patient Harmp. 223
Reducing Adverse Drug Eventsp. 257
Urinary Incontinencep. 309
Mealtime Difficultiesp. 337
Nutritionp. 353
Managing Oral Hydrationp. 369
Oral Health Carep. 391
Preventing Pressure Ulcers and Skin Tearsp. 403
Age-Related Changes in Healthp. 431
Excessive Sleepinessp. 459
Sensory Changesp. 477
Physical Restraints and Side Rails in Acute and Critical Care Settings: Legal, Ethical, and Practice Issuesp. 503
Health Care Decision Makingp. 521
Advance Directivesp. 539
Comprehensive Assessment and Management of the Critically Illp. 565
Fluid Overload: Identifying and Managing Heart Failure Patients at Risk for Hospital Readmissionp. 595
Cancer Assessment and Intervention Strategiesp. 615
Issues Regarding Sexualityp. 629
Substance Misuse and Alcohol Use Disordersp. 649
Appendixp. 677
Indexp. 681
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