Basic Geriatric Nursing / Edition 2

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St. Louis, MO 1999 Softcover 2nd Edition New Condition The book is Brand New, in Excellent condition. Quantity Available: 1. ISBN: 0815183925. ISBN/EAN: 9780815183921. Inventory ... No: 1560752643. Read more Show Less

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BASIC GERIATRIC NURSING presents the theories and concepts of aging, the physiologic and psychosocial changes and problems associated with the process, and appropriate nursing interventions. It includes care plans that detail NANDA diagnoses and expected outcomes. Nursing interventions are grouped according to health care settings. New features include a chapter on meeting the safety needs of the elderly, worksheets with answers for each chapter, a new format, andnew Instructor's Manual.

* Revised and updated material throughout reflects changes in practice and new government regulations and policies.
• Includes a new evaluation step of the nursing process in the Care Plans.
• Includes new chapter on Meeting Safety Needs of the Elderly.
• Includes new worksheets for each chapter in a perforated section at the end of the book with answers provided.
• Features a summary at the end of each chapter to highlight key points.
• Presents a new design and additional photographs.
• Includes new Instructor's Resource Manual includes chapter outlines and a testbank of over 200 multiple choice questions.

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Reviewer: Donna Marie Minner, BSN, RN (University of Missouri-Columbia)
Description: This well designed and organized geriatric textbook for LPN students is divided into four units that include an overview of aging, basic skills for gerontological nursing, psychosocial care of the elderly, and physical care of the elderly. Each unit flows nicely and builds upon the previous ones. Also included in the same binder is a workbook and tests.
Purpose: The stated purpose is "to give the beginning nurse a balanced perspective on the realities of aging and to broaden the new nurse's viewpoint regarding aging people so that their needs can be met in a compassionate, caring and appropriate manner." With our world population aging at a rapid rate, more must be done to assure good evidence-based nursing care. This book makes much current evidence available to beginning LPN students as a foundation to build upon for future learning and practice.
Audience: Beginning LPN students studying gerontology are the intended audience and the book hits the mark well. The information is concise and understandable and the book includes questions to promote critical thought.
Features: A nice feature of this book is the cultural awareness information that is provided periodically throughout the units. Key terms that may prove difficult are listed at the beginning of the chapters with pronunciations and meanings. According to the author, this was done in part because of the increase in number of nursing students whose first language is not English. Throughout the book, a web site is referenced where audio pronunciations may be accessed along with expanded information on various gerontology subjects.
Assessment: This appears to be a well thought out, expanded edition of the basic LPN geriatric textbook. This is not only a comprehensive text for beginning LPN students studying gerontology, but should also serve as a useful reference as they move through their nursing education.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815183921
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 9/18/1998
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 432

Table of Contents

Trends and Issues · Theories of Aging · Physiologic Changes · Health Promotion and Health Maintenance · Communicating with Older Adults · Nutrition and Fluid Balance · Medications and Older Adults · Health Assessment of the Elderly · Meeting Safety Needs of the Elderly · Meeting Nutritional and Fluid Needs · Care of Aging Skin and Mucous Membranes · Elimination · Activity and Exercise · Sleep and Rest · Cognition and Perception · Self-Perception and Self-Concept · Roles and Relationships · Coping and Stress · Values and Beliefs · Sexuality and Aging

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