Basic Geriatric Nursing / Edition 3

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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: 9780323023894
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/15/2003
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 8.52 (w) x 10.66 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Table of Contents

Unit 1 Overview of Aging 1
1 Trends and Issues 3
2 Theories of Aging 22
3 Physiologic Changes 25
Unit 2 Basic Skills for Gerontologic Nursing 61
4 Health Promotion and Health Maintenance 63
5 Communicating With Older Adults 73
6 Nutrition and Fluid Balance 80
7 Medications and Older Adults 93
8 Health Assessment of Older Adults 105
9 Meeting Safety Needs of Older Adults 122
Unit 3 Psychosocial Care of the Elderly 131
10 Cognition and Perception 133
11 Self-Perception and Self-Concept 151
12 Roles and Relationships 163
13 Coping and Stress 172
14 Values and Beliefs 181
15 End-of-Life Care 187
16 Sexuality and Aging 200
Unit 4 Physical Care of the Elderly 205
17 Meeting Nutritional and Fluid Needs 207
18 Care of Aging Skin and Mucous Membranes 222
19 Elimination 241
20 Activity and Exercise 255
21 Sleep and Rest 278
App. A 285
App. B 290
App. C 295
Bibliography and Reader Reference 297
Illustration Credits 302
Glossary 304
Index 309
Student Activities 319
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