The Geriatrics pocketcard Set is a concise summary of essential information on the assessment of the elderly patient. The cards contain information on topics such as activities of daily living, cardiac risk, dementia, depression, incontinence, and alcohol abuse. A variety of scales useful in evaluating the patient's health status include: • 10-item Geriatric Impairment Inventory • Clock Drawing Test • Barthel Index of Activities of Daily Living • Geriatric Depression Scale • Functional Assessment Staging in Alzheimer´s Disease • Hachinski Ischemic Score • Hearing Handicap Inventory for the Elderly • And many more...For students, residents, nurses and all other healthcare professionals.
Thoroughly revised and updated, the Fourth Edition of this pocket-sized handbook provides comprehensive, concise, evidence-based information on diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the elderly patient. The Little Black Book of Geriatrics is a convenient resource offering quick access to vital information and makes a great reference for solving pressing problems on the ward or in the clinic.
Author: Mary Ann Forciea,Risa Lavizzo-Mourey,Edna P. Schwab
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
This best-seller in geriatrics is even better in an updated and completely revised new edition. Geriatric Secrets provides a substantial knowledge base in geriatric medicine and provides a wealth of insights into the art and practice of geriatrics, featuring all the most important "need to know" questions and answers in the proven format of the Secrets Series®. Thought-provoking questions that provide succinct answers Presentation of a vast amount of information, but not overly simplistic The most important "need-to-know" questions-and-answers in the proven format of the highly acclaimed Secrets Series® Concise answers that include the author's pearls, tips, memory aids, and "secrets" Bulleted lists, algorithms, and illustrations for quick review Thorough, highly detailed index
The Second Edition of this A-to-Z guide covers a wide range of areas of concern pertaining to the growing geriatric population. Completely reviewed, updated and expanded, it includes more than 150 illustrations and charts. This text invites readers to investigate more than 200 disorders and age-oriented issues, such as lab value changes, sexuality, grief and loss, alternative therapies and cultural influences on compliance, self-care and recovery. Comprehensive and easy-to-use, this manual covers Alzheimer's, cataract removal treatments, and many other new and expanded topics.
Author: Terry Mahan Buttaro,Susan Aznavorian,Karen Dick
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
"Provides primary care providers with information specific to the medical management of acutely ill adult and elder patients with multiple comorbid health problems. It also contains material on advanced directives, end of life care and regulatory and compliance concerns that often affect treatment decisions in these settings. A section on staff education is also included for nurse practitioners who are directing patient care given by both skilled and unskilled staff in subacute and long term care." --Cover.
Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title! "The evidence-based protocols are designed as a primary reference and are useful, substantive, and timely...The broader contributions of useful format and succinct review of the evidence make it likely that this text will continue to be the leading resource in nursing education and practice."--The Gerontologist "Now more than ever, nurses are called upon to lead efforts to embed evidence-based practice in daily operations. As the IOM report states, 'nurses have key roles to play as team members and leaders for a reformed and better-integrated, patient-centered health care system.' The process of implementing sweeping change in health care will likely take years; however, nurses must start pragmatically and focus on these critically important protocols that have demonstrated improved outcomes for older adults. Simply stated, 'Pick this book up and use it.'" From the Foreword, Susan L. Carlson, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, GNP-BC, FNGNA President, National Gerontological Nursing Association "As a gerontological clinical educator/research nurse, I will often use this as a reference. The format and the content are good, and the explanations of how to best use the evidence simplify the process of sifting through mountains of information to figure the best practice." Score: 97, 5 Stars. --Doody's One of the premier reference books for geriatric nurses in hospital, long-term, and community settings, this 4th 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. Protocols for each clinical condition have been developed by experts in that particular area, and most have been systematically tested by over 300 participating hospitals in "Nurses Improving Care for Health System Elders" (NICHE). Evidence is derived from all levels of care, including community, primary, and long-term care. A systematic method in compliance with the AGREE appraisal process was used to rate the levels of evidence for each protocol. Protocols are organized in a consistent format for ease of use, and each includes an overview, evidence-based assessment and intervention strategies, and an illustrative case study with discussion. Additionally, each protocol is embedded within chapter text, which provides the context and detailed evidence for the protocol. Each chapter contains resources for further study. Key Features: Updated to provide a wide range of evidence-based geriatric protocols for best practices Contains new chapters on function-focused care, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, mistreatment detection, acute care models, and transitional care Illustrates application of clinical protocols to real-life practice through case studies and discussion Edited by nationally known leaders in geriatric nursing education and practice, who are endorsed by the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing and NICHE Encompasses the contributions of 58 leading practitioners of geriatric care Written for nursing students, nurse leaders, and practitioners at all levels, including those in specialty roles
Author: Howard M. Fillit,Kenneth Rockwood,John B Young
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
The leading reference in the field of geriatric care, Brocklehurst’s Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, 8th Edition, provides a contemporary, global perspective on topics of importance to today’s gerontologists, internal medicine physicians, and family doctors. An increased focus on frailty, along with coverage of key issues in gerontology, disease-specific geriatrics, and complex syndromes specific to the elderly, makes this 8th Edition the reference you’ll turn to in order to meet the unique challenges posed by this growing patient population. Consistent discussions of clinical manifestations, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and more make reference quick and easy. More than 250 figures, including algorithms, photographs, and tables, complement the text and help you find what you need on a given condition. Clinical relevance of the latest scientific findings helps you easily apply the material to everyday practice. A new chapter on frailty, plus an emphasis on frailty throughout the book, addresses the complex medical and social issues that affect care, and the specific knowledge and skills essential for meeting your patients’ complex needs. New content brings you up to date with information on gerontechnology, emergency and pre-hospital care, HIV and aging, intensive treatment of older adults, telemedicine, the built environment, and transcultural geriatrics. New editor Professor John Young brings a fresh perspective and unique expertise to this edition.
Robert Kane,Joseph G. Ouslander,Itamar Abrass,Barbara Resnick
Author: Robert Kane,Joseph G. Ouslander,Itamar Abrass,Barbara Resnick
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
An engaging introductory guide to the core topics in geriatric medicine “This is a valuable reference for those treating geriatric patients, providing well-reasoned expectations. It offers a common-sense approach in a medical system that is oriented to procedure numbers rather than focused on what a rational outcome is. Medicine owes a debt of gratitude to the authors of this work.” --Doody’s Review Service For nearly three decades, the goal of Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics has remained unchanged: to help clinicians do a better job of caring for their older patients. You will find thorough and authoritative coverage of all the important issues in geriatrics, along with concise, practical guidance on the diagnosis and treatment of the diseases and disorders most commonly encountered in an elderly patient. Features: A strong focus on the field’s must-know concepts, from the nature of clinical aging to differential diagnosis of important geriatric syndromes to drug therapy and health services Numerous tables and figures that summarize conditions, values, mechanisms, therapeutics, and more Thorough coverage of preventive services and disease screening An appendix of Internet resources on geriatrics Recognizing the reality that medical issues interact with other social and environmental issues, Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics includes chapters on Health Services, Nursing Home Care, Ethical Issues in the Care of Older Persons, and Palliative Care. You will also find chapters on the differential diagnosis and management of confusion, depression, incontinence, falls, and immobility and general management strategies on cardiovascular disorders, decreased vitality, and sensory impairment. There is no better resource to help you effectively address the challenges faced by the upcoming "grey tsunami" than Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics.
Care for your elderly patients with compassion, competence, and sound nursing skill. Delmar's Geriatric Nursing Care Plans, Third Edition, provides detailed information for nurses caring for the aging population. The increasing number of geriatric patients and the varying areas of care delivery (home, hospital, long-term care facility, retirement community, and outpatient clinics) mean that highly skilled and competent nursing care is a must. All the information needed to develop specific and effective nursing care plans for the most commonly-seen disorders is included in this user-friendly resource. Care plans solicit specific patient data and prompt the user to customize the interventions and evaluate the patient's individual responses to care provided.
Lesley K. Bowker,James D. Price,Sarah C. Smith,Kunal S. Shah
Author: Lesley K. Bowker,James D. Price,Sarah C. Smith,Kunal S. Shah
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This new edition of the Oxford Handbook in Geriatric Medicine has been expanded and updated to reflect the substantial changes in clinical practice since the previous edition, including the Francis report and the impact on care for the older patient, the National Dementia Strategy and screening, and the evolution of the role of Geriatricians in other specialities. It includes new material on risk scoring management of TIA, and a new chapter on the older surgical patient. With an ageing population, geriatric medicine is increasingly central to emergency and internal medicine in hospital settings and in general practice. Diseases are more common in the older person, and can be particularly difficult to assess and to treat effectively in a field that has limited evidence, yet makes up a substantial proportion of the work of most clinicians. Using clinical vignettes and how-to boxes to provide practical advice on common problems, this is a practical, accessible, and essential handbook for all medical staff who manage older patients.
Fast-track medical settings call for “at-your-fingertips” information. Here is an easy-to-use, quick-reference guide for nurse practitioners and other health care providers in emergency, medical, screening, fast track, and/or primary care settings with family patients. In a concise, optimally organized format that includes current, evidence-based guidelines, the resource delivers a wealth of information for assessment and management of the most commonly encountered problems in these settings. Concise yet packed with crucial knowledge, The Pocket NP is arranged in a logical head-to-toe format that includes the history and physical examination and essential medical decision-making considerations. The material is organized in a true rapidaccess format, with salient information presented for maximum efficiency and speed of retrieval. A variety of templates for dictation/documentation are provided to assist the clinician with the development of a concise and logical patient record. These templates can be mixed and matched as needed and, using a specific template for focused patient problems (e.g., knee pain), will facilitate assessment fine tuning. Also included are frequently used illustrations for anatomical records as well as templates to assist in identification of normal and abnormal presentations. Additional helpful features include “Tips” and “Don’t Miss” boxes with bullet points of critical information, a rapid “review of systems,” billing information, and a dedicated page for NP “Survival Information” and notes. Key Features: Provides ultra-quick access to patient treatment information Offers easy-to-use framework for quickly locating critical information Presents templates for identifying normal and abnormal presentations Contains a rapid “review of systems” Delivers content in head-to-toe format Includes “Tips” and “Don’t Miss” boxes with bullet points of critical information
Author: Diane Kaschak Newman,Diane A. Jakovac Smith
Publisher: Springhouse Publishing Company
Sample care plans, titled by medical diagnosis and organized primarily by body system, use the nursing process throughout. Each plan includes NANDA-approved nursing diagnoses with emphasis on patient goals, and provides medical diagnoses, etiology, assessment criteria, physical examination criteria, diagnostic studies and potential complications, nursing diagnoses with goals, signs and symptoms, interventions with rationales, outcome criteria, and nursing actions for various patient-care settings. Additional care plans cover chronic pain, cancer, and more.
This pocketcard Set contains the most important information on pain management: * Guidelines on the assessment and management of pain * Breakthrough pain management and rescue dosing * Opioid equianalgesic dosing table * Management of opioid-related adverse events
The Pediatrics pocketcard Set summarizes information critical to the general pediatrics practice. The cards contain vital information on a variety of topics including developmental assessment, pediatric lab values and vital signs reference ranges, important physiological formulas, nutrition, fluid and electrolyte management, immunization, infectious diseases, and common emergency drugs and doses. Specific topics include: *APGAR score, developmental milestones, primitive reflexes *Pediatric lab values: CBCs, ABGs, common serum, urine and CSF tests *Latest infant formula recommendations from the AAP *Glasgow coma scale, epilepsy therapy and management *Infectious disease management including pneumonia, UTI, meningitis *Emergency drugs and algorithms for seizures, asthma attacks, etc. *And much more... For interns, residents, physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals working in pediatrics.
What Nursing Home and Assisted Living Nurses Need to Know in a Nutshell
Author: Charlotte Eliopoulos
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Today, more than 10 million people in the United States require some form of long-term care, a number that is rapidly increasing and will continue to do so for years to come. This concise and user-friendly resource contains the fundamental information long-term care nurses need to provide all aspects of safe and effective care to their patients in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Written by a renowned and highly respected nurse leader in long-term care and gerontology, it presents key facts and core competencies related to the clinical and managerial responsibilities of nurses in these settings. Details on the specific skills required for this challenging specialty, as well as must-know information on regulatory standards, site visits, management and leadership, and dementia care, are presented in a concise format for quick access to information. The book embodies a holistic approach to nursing that recognizes the importance of quality of life in addition to quality of care. It provides an overview of the unique features of long-term care, addressing the operational differences between these settings and those of acute settings, the distinct responsibilities of long-term care nurses, special needs of the residents, and major clinical challenges. The text offers guidance on the use of evidence-based knowledge within the constraints of long-term care settings. Topics such as legal risks, documentation essentials, and the importance of self-care are covered, along with management and leadership issues relevant to the supervision of unlicensed personnel. The Fast Facts in a Nutshell feature assists readers in reinforcing and applying content, and a comprehensive resource list supplements the text. The book will also serve as a useful study tool for long-term nursing care certification. Key Features: Embodies the essential competencies for long-term care nursing practice Presents information in a concise easy-to-access format with bulleted facts and the Fast Facts in a Nutshell feature Addresses management and leadership issues germane to the long-term care setting Includes must-know information on regulatory standards, site visits, legal risks, documentation essentials, and more Guides nurses in using evidence-based knowledge in long-term care settings