Critical Care Nursing of the Elderly: Second Edition / Edition 2

Critical Care Nursing of the Elderly: Second Edition / Edition 2

by Terry T. Fulmer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826114091

ISBN-13: 9780826114099

Pub. Date: 08/17/2001

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

This volume, like the first edition, is an important milestone in the field of gerontological nursing, reflecting the growing number of nurses actively involved in geriatric care and clinical research in hospitals.

Thoroughly revised and updated, the second edition provides the collective thinking of experts who strive to ask and answer such key questions as:

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Overview

This volume, like the first edition, is an important milestone in the field of gerontological nursing, reflecting the growing number of nurses actively involved in geriatric care and clinical research in hospitals.

Thoroughly revised and updated, the second edition provides the collective thinking of experts who strive to ask and answer such key questions as: Who should receive advanced technological care? When should care stop? and Who determines vitality? The comprehensive coverage includes sound guidelines for nursing assessment and management; basic clinical issues with elderly populations; specialized practice protocols and advances; and lively discussion of social and policy issues. Essential reading for students, educators, and practitioners committed to quality care for the hospitalized elderly.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826114099
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
08/17/2001
Series:
Springer Series on Geriatric Nursing
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.44(h) x 1.11(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Contributors
1Standards of Practice: Gerontological and Critical Care Nursing1
Pt. IBasic Clinical Issues with Elderly Populations
2Common Geriatric Problems11
3Becoming Frail: Failure to Thrive30
4Delirium41
5Comorbidity: Assessment and Impact53
6Pain63
7Nutrition88
8Injury Prevention in the Elderly107
Pt. IINursing Assessment and Management
9The Clinical Approach133
10Pharmacological Therapy145
11Patient Education162
12Evaluating Outcomes179
13Discharge Planning: Design and Implementation197
14Family Responses to Critical Care213
Pt. IIISpecialized Practice in Critical Care Nursing
15Trauma Care239
16Medical Intensive Care252
17The Coronary Care Unit262
Pt. IVSocial and Policy Issues
18Ethical Decision Making303
19End-of-Life Care315
20Spiritual and Religious Care326
21Ethnogeriatric Issues in Critical Care353
22Legal Issues378
23Policy Issues398
Index413

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