Basic Geriatric Nursing - E-Book

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Jul 30, 2019 - Medical - 400 pages

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.
 

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Contents

Overview of Aging
1
Basic Skills for Gerontologic Nursing
74
Psychosocial Care of Older Adults
181
Physical Care of Older Adults
272
Laboratory Values for Older Adults
347
The Geriatric Depression Scale GDS
352
Daily Nutritional Goals for Older Adults
353
Resources for Older Adults
354
Glossary
356
References
361
Index
367
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