Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition. Gerontological Nursing: Competencies for Care, Second Edition is a comprehensive and student-accessible text that offers a holistic and inter-disciplinary approach to caring for the elderly. The framework for the text is built around the Core Competencies set forth by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing. Building upon their knowledge in prior medical surgical courses, this text gives students the skills and theory needed to provide outstanding care for the growing elderly population. It is the first of its kind to have more than 40 contributing authors from many different disciplines. Some of the key features include chapter outlines, learning objectives, discussion questions, personal reflection boxes, and case studies.
Financial Management for Nurse Managers: Merging the Heart with the Dollar, Third Edition is an essential text for nursing students and professionals because it addresses the financial management issues faced by nurse managers. Chief nursing officers and those in nurse administrator roles will also find this text valuable because of the acute focus on the financial impact of administrative and management decisions across hospitals and healthcare organizations.The Third Edition covers a broad range of topics, and demonstrates the interconnectivity between finance and other aspects of health care through evidence in healthcare finance, economics and cost accounting, budgeting, staffing effectiveness, and legal and ethical issues. The text is expertly organized and includes real-world examples to lend context to the reader.Coverage of the value-based reimbursement system is an integral component of the Third Edition. The authors emphasize the concept of giving the patient what is valued and recommend listening to patient needs, collaboration in healthcare decision-making, and shifting the role of the administrator to support care leaders. Additionally, the text has been updated to reflect the impact of the Affordable Care Act.
Liability Issues and Risk Management in Caring for Older Persons
Author: Marshall B. Kapp, JD, MPH, FCLM
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Health care and human service professionals often experience anxiety about potential adverse legal repercussions for actions taken or not taken in the course of caring for patients or clients. In this volume, professionally distinguished and diverse authors discuss both the real and perceived legal liability context within which health and human service delivery to older persons takes place. The benefits and costs of litigious, legislative, and regulatory interventions on the quality of care and the quality of life for recipients of geriatric services is evaluated. Most important, chapters present suggestions for ways to effectively reduce or manage legal risks and anxieties while improving patient care. This volume fills a gap in the literature by providing careful and accurate analysis of legal issues rarely translated into practical and useful advice for health care and human service professionals.
2010 AJN Book of the Year Award Winner in Critical Care--Emergency Nursing! Designated a Doody's Core Title! "This evidence-based book is an excellent reference for ensuring high-quality management of the elderly and of their particular needs in the critical care setting." --AJN "[This] book's contents run the gamut of elder problems and care: physiology, pharmacology, nutrition, restraints, substance abuse....it is a compendium that can be used as a text or a resource." --Claire M. Fagin, PhD, RN, FAAN (From the Foreword) This book is an evidence-based, best-practices guide that directs the bedside care of critically ill elders. The book serves as a reference on major clinical issues for nurses working at the forefront of care-from nurses in critical care and step-down units to those in trauma and emergency departments. Nurse educators at all degree levels will also find this book to be useful as a textbook and resource for students. The authors provide evidence-based, practical guidelines for both the complex clinical and management aspects of care. The book offers comprehensive coverage of all the issues caregivers need to be up to date on, including the standards of practice for geriatric care, new technologies, pharmacotherapy, pain management issues, ethical issues, and much more. Key topics discussed: Strategies for patient safety for older patients in the intensive care setting Family responses to critical care of the older adult Infection, sepsis, and immune function Understanding and managing sleep disorders in older patients in the ICU Heart failure in the critically ill older patient Substance abuse and withdrawal in elderly patients
Planning, Individualizing, and Documenting Client Care
Author: Marilynn E Doenges
Publisher: F.A. Davis
Here’s the 5th Edition of the resource you’ll turn to again and again to select the appropriate diagnosis and to plan, individualize, and document care for more than 850 diseases and disorders. A new, streamlined design makes reference easier than ever. Only in the Nursing Diagnosis Manual will you find for each diagnosis…defining characteristics presented subjectively and objectively - sample clinical applications to ensure you have selected the appropriate diagnoses - prioritized action/interventions with rationales - a documentation section, and much more!
The Continuum of Long-Term Care, 3rd edition offers a conceptual framework for creating a seamless integrated continuum of care, as well as concrete information about the increasing number of components that affect the continuum today. With numerous case studies, examples, service snapshots, and resources for further study, this pragmatic book is an essential resource for anyone involved in providing or paying for long-term care. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This AJN Book of the Year provides current treatment approaches to nursing care in a variety of health care settings the home, hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes. Research-based and fully revised, it discusses the problems and syndromes seen in the older population and covers topics in depth, providing a synthesis of difficult-to-find material. Discussions of assessment instruments, guidelines, protocols, and resources are provided to assist nurses in the management of these clinical problems. This edition also features 12 new chapters that focus on topics such as legal aspects, pain and discomfort, cardiovascular problems, sensory disorders, and intimacy and sexuality.