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

by Charlotte Eliopoulos Springer Publishing Company
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Pbk 376 pages
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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


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.