Nursing care of older people provides a contemporary, evidence based and practical guide to meeting the holistic health needs of older patients in all settings. With a clear and engaging style the authors outline best nursing practice. This is useful for pre and post reg student nurses and qualified staff.
Nursing Care of Older Adults is designed to help nurses recognise signs and symptoms, aid diagnoses, select pertinent outcomes to monitor and evaluate the older adults status, and prescribe correct interventions. The book is organised into 11 units by functional health patterns and will include the use of standardised nursing diagnoses, nursing sensitive outcomes and interventions to assist nurses with assessment, diagnostic reasoning and evaluation of outcomes effectiveness. The book will also assist nurses to identify critical gaps and future research needs. This will help to support nursing practice and illustrate why the use and documentation of nurses' decisions and actions is essential in the delopment of evidence based practice, and to influence health policy decisions that benefit older adults. ... Publisher description.
Any student who plans to care for elderly clients should keep this text within easy reach! Now in its third edition, this comprehensive text examines all aspects of physiological and psychosocial functioning specific to older adults. Completely revised and updated, the text reviews the causes of dysfunction, emphasizes wellness, and effectively explains nursing interventions that improve a client's level of functioning. The author's practical Functional Consequences Theory enables nurses to target gerontological care to improve quality of life. Coverage includes a helpful introduction, and the latest on psychosocial functioning, physiologic functioning, and comfort and pleasure. Each chapter features strong pedagogy, including case studies, nursing care plans, chapter summaries, and critical thinking questions. New in this edition: Critical Thinking Exercises; Cultural Boxes; Alternative Therapies Displays; Second Color. A Brandon-Hill Recommended Title.
Univ. College, Worcester, UK. Text focuses on patient needs with the aspects of law, ethics, and decision-making theory. Offers evidence-based approach with case studies and clinical scenarios. Topics include assessment, decisions and judgements, accuracy, sources of information, ethics, legal requirements, and more. For nurses. Softcover.
Diabetes presents differently in older people and normal ageingprocesses, predisposition to specific complications, and otherco-morbid conditions complicate its management. The underlyingphilosophy of this book is that there are opportunities forprevention, health maintenance and rehabilitation for older peoplewith diabetes, which can realistically improve their quality oflife. This book is an easy to follow essential guide to providing skilledand effective care for older people with diabetes in community,acute and residential care settings. It aims to provide nurses andother health professionals with the knowledge needed to accuratelydiagnose, treat and care for older people with diabetes. It drawsupon guidance from the National Service Frameworks for Diabetes andCare of Older People (UK) and the Department of Human ServiceStandards (Australia) and provides an ideal companion to Care ofPeople with Diabetes.
Nursing Care for the Hospitalized Older Patient is a comprehensive, quick-reference resource for registered and advanced practice nurses working with older patients in a hospital setting. Organized in user-friendly format, the book provides vital information on all aspects of hospital care and the full range of health issues encountered by elderly patients. The book is organized into four major sections. The first section provides an overview of the aging patient, including demographics, normal aging changes, and the general impact of hospitalization. The second section covers proper health assessment, providing guidance on history taking and evaluating laboratory values. The third section is the largest part of the book and is made up of short, similarly-structured chapters dedicated to individual clinical issues ranging from burns to depression. These chapters are organized by body system to maximize ease of use. The book concludes with a section on special considerations that cross common clinical areas, such as palliative care, pain management, fall prevention, and discharge planning.
Other adults are the fastest growing segment of our population and wil l require nurses and other health practitioners who are trained in the ir special needs. Here in this full color and highly illustrated text the reader will find a holistic approach to nursing care for the older population that addresses the physical, psychological, social and eco nomic influences on the older adults health. A strong foundation on th e normal aging process leads to sections on promoting health and welln ess among the elderly. Specialist practitioners discuss the most commo n health care problems of the elderly and their related nursing care. The reader will also learn the latest thinking on current topics such as the financial, legal, and ethical issues that older patients and th eir families face, the importance of becoming an advocate for excellen t elderly care, and meeting the special needs of diverse ethnic and cu ltural groups. (KEYWORDS: gerontology, nursing, holistic approach, alt ernative therapy)
Gerontological Nursing Care is ideal as a textbook...or as a reference book. Nineteen prominent leaders in the gerontological nursing community thoroughly address the nursing care needs of older adults in a positive, compassionate manner that promotes wellness. They examine a full range of key issues including spirituality, cultural diversity, sexuality, polypharmacy, falls and other safety problems, sensory alterations, immunologic concerns, Alzheimer's disease, caregiver stress, professional stress, and homelessness. And, a compelling photography program supports the humanistic focus. Concise and easy to read, Gerontological Nursing Care supports a holistic, humanistic approach to the care of older patients from diverse cultural backgrounds in a full range of care settings.
This book provides nurses with practical information on the most frequently encountered gastrointestinal disorders and problems found in the elderly ó from constipation, hemorrhoids, and diverticulosis to cancers of the GI tract. It was developed to provide greater depth of information than can be found in general nursing textbooks, and to tailor this information to the special needs of the elderly. Each chapter includes a definition of the condition, followed by its cause, normal and abnormal physiology, nursing care with attention to nursing diagnoses, interventions, medications, and alternative therapies (where appropriate). Health promotion, nutrition, and quality of life issues are included as an essential part of any plan of care for older adults.
Author: Mathy Doval Mezey,Terry Fulmer,Ivo Luc Abraham
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
The protocols in this thoroughly updated edition address key clinical conditions and circumstances likely to be encountered by a hospital nurse caring for older adults. They represent “best practices” for acute care of the elderly as developed by nursing experts around the country as part of the Hartford Foundation’s Nurses Improving Care to the Hospitalized Elderly project (NICHE). New to this edition are chapters on evaluating practice guidelines and measuring quality and outcome of care. Although the protocols were developed for acute care, they can be easily modified to work in other practice settings, such as the nursing home or home care.
Now in its Fifth Edition, this text provides a comprehensive and wellness-oriented approach to the theory and practice of gerontologic nursing. Organized around the author's unique "functional consequences theory" of gerontologic nursing, the book explores "normal" age-related changes and risk factors that often interfere with optimal health and functioning, to effectively identify and teach health-promotion interventions. The author provides research-based background information and a variety of practical assessment and intervention strategies for use in every clinical setting. Highlights of this edition include expanded coverage of evidence-based practice, more first-person stories, new chapters, and clinical tools such as assessment tools recommended by the Hartford Institute of Geriatric Nursing.
Dr. Raelene V. Shippee-Rice, PhD, RN,Dr. Susan Fetzer, PhD, RN, MBA,Jennifer V. Long, CRNA, CRNP, MS,Alexandra Armitage, MS, CNL, APRN
Principles and Practices of Surgical Care for the Older Adult
Author: Dr. Raelene V. Shippee-Rice, PhD, RN,Dr. Susan Fetzer, PhD, RN, MBA,Jennifer V. Long, CRNA, CRNP, MS,Alexandra Armitage, MS, CNL, APRN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
"The authors of this book share decades of geriatric perioperative nursing care experience with readers in a thorough, systematic manner....[This book] would be an excellent addition to the library of any health care professional, especially a perioperative nurse, who provides care to older adults."--AORN Journal, the official publication of the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses "This is a solid, well thought out book. The text has a clarity and focus which enhances understanding of the topics presented. It is particularly notable for crisp reading and uncomplicated, meaningful illustrations. Kudos to the authors for presenting such a medically solid book without losing the art of nursing care or the vision of a well tended patient."--Nursing News This timely volume introduces gerioperative care, a new model of surgical care for the elderly designed to improve surgical outcomes and prevent complications through a focus on communication and relationship-centered care. It is the only book to specifically address the care of older adults undergoing surgery, providing practitioners with critical, practical, and theoretical information from the initial decision to have surgery through the first follow-up visit post-discharge. The text includes the anatomy and physiology of aging, preoperative care, intraoperative and post-anesthesia care, postoperative care, returning home, risk appraisal, education, prevention, early intervention, multidisciplinary team collaboration, and effective communication across all systems of care. Gerioperative Nursing Care is an essential resource for students and practitioners of surgical, critical/acute care, and geriatric nursing, along with clinical and case managers. The tools presented help to sustain and enhance quality nursing care for older adults considering surgery, undergoing surgery, and during post-surgery visits. Key Features Presents a comprehensive new gerioperative care model for older adults undergoing surgery Follows patient from primary to follow up care, including hospital care, ambulatory care, emergency and elective surgery, and perioperative care Applies primary, secondary, and tertiary care concepts to surgery Presents innovative focus on case management, with new care guidelines Provides new applications in preoperative training, family coaching, and post-operative cognitive dysfunction prevention Describes how to make quality improvements in current surgical care practices Identifies and discusses major health problems of older adults through EBP Includes case studies with discussion questions
Springer Publishing is happy to note the use of this title in the Nursing Education of America CEU classes! This helpful and practical book provides an overview of vision problems in the older adult, ranging from retinopathies and age-related macular degeneration to cataracts and diabetic retinopathy. The contributions outline the prevention, assessment, and management of the major causes of vision loss, supplying nurses with information about the psychological and social impact of vision loss on the older adult and their families. The chapters further discuss resources and assistive devices for those affected and conclude with a look at innovations in the treatment of conditions contributing to vision loss in the older adult population.
"Nursing Older People focuses on evidence-based care and the effectiveness of interventions that support independence. It takes a person-centred approach to understanding and meeting the needs and problems that nurses and other practitioners deal with every day, such as the need to reduce the difficulties faced by problems of pain, immobility, breathlessness, eating and drinking and eliminating, for example. The accessible evidence-based information in this book will help to give practitioners the confidence to challenge the status quo and look for ways to improve the quality of care."--BOOK JACKET.
This comprehensive guide to nursing management of medical emergencies among the elderly is for nurses who practice in acute care, long-term care, home care, and other settings. The main emphasis is on nursing assessment and appropriate care. Discussion of epidemiology, pathophysiology, as well as case examples are included in each chapter.