Evidence-Based Protocols for Managing Wandering Behaviors

Evidence-Based Protocols for Managing Wandering Behaviors

by Audrey L. Nelson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826163653

ISBN-13: 9780826163653

Pub. Date: 07/12/2007

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

Winner of an AJN Book of the Year Award!

Designated a Doody's Core Title!

I have not seen a book that does a better job with synthesis or provision of good concise information to those in need." (3 Stars)--Doody's Book Review Service

Wandering behaviors are among the most frequent, problematic, and dangerous conditions associated

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Winner of an AJN Book of the Year Award!

Designated a Doody's Core Title!

I have not seen a book that does a better job with synthesis or provision of good concise information to those in need." (3 Stars)--Doody's Book Review Service

Wandering behaviors are among the most frequent, problematic, and dangerous conditions associated with dementia and a continual challenge in health care and the community. Strongly research-based, this book presents and analyzes the latest research on wandering from the clinical, health care management, and policy literature and offers practical assessment and management tools. Nurses, physicians, gerontologists and others address the range of wandering behaviors of patients with Alzheimer's and other dementias, including prevention of elopement, getting lost, falls, fractures, and the subsequent need for extended nursing home or other supervised care that may result. The book places special emphasis on the difficult and stressful problems of daily patient care, improving safety for those with cognitive impairments, and enabling those with dementia to remain independent longer.

This book is for all caregivers intent on improving care for the nearly 5 million Americans who are at risk.

Key Features of this book:

  • Offers practical tools for measuring and assessing wandering
  • Emphasizes difficult and stressful daily problems of patient care
  • Assesses medication and nonpharmacological interventions
  • Describes the Alzheimer's Association's Safe ReturnÆ Program
  • Weighs environmental design factors that influence wandering behaviors

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826163653
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
07/12/2007
Pages:
482
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.97(d)

Table of Contents

    Preface

    Contributors

    Acknowledgments

    List of Figures

    List of Tables

    PART I: CONSTRUCT OF WANDERING

  1. Wandering Definitions and Terms, Donna L. Algase, D. Helen Moore, Deborah Gavin-Dreschnack, and Carla VandeWeerd
  2. Theoretical Models of Wandering, Donna L. Algase, Lan Yao, Cynthia A. Beel-Bates, and Jun-Ah Song
  3. Epidemiology of Wandering, Ladislav Volicer
  4. Neuropsychological Correlates of Wandering, Cheryl A. Luis and Lisa M. Brown
  5. PART II: ASSESSMENT

  6. Assessment of Wandering Behaviors, Donna L. Algase
  7. PART III: SPECIAL ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH WANDERING

  8. Impact of Wandering on Functional Status, Elizabeth R.A. Beattie and Cynthia A. Beel-Bates
  9. Caregiver Issues Associated with Wandering, Elizabeth A. Perkins, Nancy Lynn, and William E. Haley
  10. Cultural Issues Associated with Wandering, Inez Joseph and Gwi-Ryung Son Hong
  11. Root Cause Analysis of Reported Wandering Adverse Events in the Veterans Health Administration, Joseph M. DeRosier, Lesley Taylor, James Turner, and James P. Bagian
  12. Getting Lost: Antecedents, Wandering Behavior, and Search Strategies, Meredeth A. Rowe and Andrea J. Pe Benito
  13. PART IV: INTERVENTIONS

  14. Behavior Management of Wandering Behavior: Staff Training Issues, Lawrence Schonfeld, Lisa M. Brown, and Victor A. Molinari
  15. Pharmacological Interventions Associated with Wandering, Stephen Charles Castle and Michelle K. Rutledge
  16. The Alzheimer's Association's Safe Return® Program for Persons Who Wander, Elizabeth Bass, Meredeth A. Rowe, and Monica Moreno
  17. A Home Safety Program for Community-Based Wanderers: Outcomes from the Veterans Home Safety Project,
    Kathy J. Horvath, Rose M. Harvey, and Scott A. Trudeau
  18. Technologies to Manage Wandering, William D. Kearns and James L. Fozard
  19. Environmental Design, Bettye Rose Connell and Margaret P. Calkins
  20. Evidence-Based Practice Protocols for Wandering, Elizabeth R.A. Beattie and Laura M. Struble
  21. PART V: FUTURE DIRECTIONS

  22. A Research Agenda to Build the Science Associated with Wandering, Audrey L. Nelson and Donna L. Algase
  23. Appendices

    Appendix A: Compendium of Wandering-Related Terms and Definitions

    Appendix B: Measurement Tools for Wandering

    Appendix C: Wandering Resources

    Index

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