Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice: Second Edition (Google eBook)

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Mathy Doval Mezey, Terry Fulmer, Ivo Luc Abraham
Springer Publishing Company, 2003 - Medical - 356 pages
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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.

  

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This is a book that is written in simple English and at the same time, is comprehensive in the information provided, therefore useful information found in the book can be easily imparted to readers. This book should be highly recommended to all healthcare professionals interested in the geriatric population, in particular the nurses.  

Contents

A Best Practice
1
Measuring Performance Improving Quality
15
Assessment of Function
31
Excessive Sleepiness
47
Mealtime Difficulties
66
Urinary Incontinence
83
Assessing Cognitive Function
99
Strategies for Assessing and Treating
116
Preventing Pressure Ulcers and Skin Tears
165
Depression in Older Adults
185
Medication in Older Adults
207
Pain Management
229
Use of Physical Restraints in the Acute Care Setting
251
Protecting Patients Rights
265
Discharge Planning for the Older Adult
292
Appendix
337

Preventing Falls in Acute Care
141

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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).

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