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Fast Facts for the Gerontology Nurse: A Nursing Care Guide in a Nutshell

by Charlotte Eliopoulos Springer Publishing Company
Pub Date:
11/2013
ISBN:
9780826198273
Format:
Pbk 376 pages
Price:
AU$62.00 NZ$64.35
Product Status: Available in Approx 14 days
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This convenient and easy-to-use pocket-sized reference provides gerontology nurses with the foundational knowledge they need to provide all aspects of safe, effective care to older patients. It contains crucial evidence-based information that enables nurses to differentiate between normal and abnormal findings, understand the presentation and management of common diseases of the gerontological population, and integrate age-specific considerations into care planning and implementation with older adults. Pervading the resource is a holistic approach in which all facets of the individual: physical and mental health, emotional and spiritual wellbeing, self-care, family relationships, and unique risks for this population, are considered. Designed for daily use, the guide is consistently organized in bullet-point Fast Facts style for easy access to information. Also included are such helpful features as 'Clinical Snapshots' and 'Fast Facts in a Nutshell' to reinforce content and aid in speedy information retrieval. A resources section guides nurses to additional information on each topic. Key Features: Presents all aspects of current evidence-based practice in gerontology in user-friendly style Uses a holistic approach that considers all facets of the individual Provides key information that demonstrates the impact of aging on assessing, planning, and implementing care Features 'Clinical Snapshots' and 'Fast Facts in a Nutshell' for speedy information retrieval Includes information on gerontology care that is needed daily


Preface






Section I: The Older Population and Nursing



Chapter 1 The Older Population



Chapter 2 The Nursing Process in Geriatric Care









Section II: Normalcy and Disease in Late Life



Chapter 3 Cardiovascular System



Chapter 4 Respiratory System



Chapter 5 Gastrointestinal System



Chapter 6 Genitourinary System



Chapter 7 Musculoskeletal System



Chapter 8 Neurological System



Chapter 9 Integumentary System



Chapter 10 Endocrine System



Chapter 11 Mental Status






Section III Special Considerations in Geriatric Care






Chapter 12 Spirituality



Chapter 13 Functional Ability



Chapter 14 Safety



Chapter 15 Family Health



Chapter 16 Medication Use



Chapter 17 Legal Issues



Chapter 18 End of Life Care



Chapter 19 Geriatric Nursing in Various Care Settings







Charlotte Eliopoulos, MPH, PhD, RN, is one of the most renowned and highly respected nurse leaders in gerontology and long-term care. She is Executive Director, American Association for Long-Term Care Nursing, and also works in private practice where she serves as a consultant on education, writing, and speaking in areas of long-term care, geriatric nursing, integrative and holistic care of chronic conditions, culture change, staff development in long-term care, writing for publication, and self-care for nursing staff. Dr. Eliopoulos is also is a prolific and acclaimed author, having been the Editor, Board Member, or Column Writer for fourteen journals. She is currently is the Editor for Nursing Assistant Educator and Annals of Long-Term Care. In addition, she has authored 20 books on the topics of gerontology, long-term care, administration, culture change, holistic nursing, and complementary and alternative therapies, among others. She has been awarded six AJN Book-of-the-Year Awards for her publications.