Evidence-Based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-11-18
  • Publisher: Springer Pub Co
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One of the premier reference books for geriatric nurses in hospital, long-term, and community settings, this fourth 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.

Table of Contents

Contributorsp. vii
Forewordp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. xv
Developing and Evaluating Clinical Practice Guidelines: A Systematic Approachp. 1
Measuring Performance, Improving Qualityp. 11
Age-Related Changes in Healthp. 23
Sensory Changesp. 48
Excessive Sleepinessp. 74
Assessment of Physical Functionp. 89
Interventions to Prevent Functional Decline in the Acute Care Settingp. 104
Assessing Cognitive Functionp. 122
Depression in Older Adultsp. 135
Dementiap. 163
Deliriump. 186
Iatrogenesis: The Nurse's Role in Preventing Patient Harmp. 200
Physical Restraints and Side Rails in Acute and Critical Care Settingsp. 229
Pain Managementp. 246
Fall Prevention: Assessment, Diagnoses, and Intervention Strategiesp. 268
Preventing Pressure Ulcers and Skin Tearsp. 298
Reducing Adverse Drug Eventsp. 324
Urinary Incontinencep. 363
Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection Preventionp. 388
Oral Health Carep. 409
Managing Oral Hydrationp. 419
Nutritionp. 439
Mealtime Difficultiesp. 453
Family Caregivingp. 469
Issues Regarding Sexualityp. 500
Substance Misuse and Alcohol Use Disordersp. 516
Mistreatment Detectionp. 544
Health Care Decision Makingp. 562
Advance Directivesp. 579
Comprehensive Assessment and Management of the Critically Illp. 600
Fluid Overload: Identifying and Managing Heart Failure Patients at Risk for Hospital Readmissionp. 628
Cancer Assessment and Intervention Strategiesp. 658
Acute Care Modelsp. 670
Transitional Carep. 682
Indexp. 703
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