Foot Health Training Guide for Long-Term Care Personnel / Edition 1

Foot Health Training Guide for Long-Term Care Personnel / Edition 1

by Arthur E. Helfand
     
 

ISBN-10: 1932529322

ISBN-13: 9781932529326

Pub. Date: 11/01/2006

Publisher: Health Professions Press

This training guide will improve the quality of foot care provided to older adults in long-term care settings. Frequently left undiagnosed and untreated, foot problems can result in pain, limited mobility, increased risk for falling, reduced levels of activity, and lower overall quality of life for residents.

Readers will learn to understand common foot

Overview

This training guide will improve the quality of foot care provided to older adults in long-term care settings. Frequently left undiagnosed and untreated, foot problems can result in pain, limited mobility, increased risk for falling, reduced levels of activity, and lower overall quality of life for residents.

Readers will learn to understand common foot problems, practice preventive foot care, and recognize conditions that require further treatment. Detailed information is provided on these important topics:

* the structure and common problems of the foot

* medical conditions that contribute to poor foot health (e. g. , diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, and neurological deficits)

* proper assessment and examination of older adults' feet

* common nail and skin problems

* muscular and skeletal conditions of the foot

* preventive measures to avoid frequent complications, including pressure ulcers, falls, and amputation

* use of geriatric footwear

Appropriate for nursing homes, assisted living facilities, home health agencies, and other programs that care for older adults, this resource is useful as a guide for in-service staff education or as a self-teaching tool.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932529326
Publisher:
Health Professions Press
Publication date:
11/01/2006
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Chapter 1 Foot Health Care and Long-Term Care Facilities

Chapter 2 Improving Early Recognition of Foot Problems in the Long-Term Care Resident

Chapter 3 Identifying and Caring for Common Skin and Nail Problems in the Long-Term Care Resident

Chapter 4 Identifying and Caring for Musculoskeletal Problems in the Long-Term Care Resident

Chapter 5 Complications Involving the Vascular, Neurological, and Endocrine Systems

Chapter 6 Pressure Areas in the Feet by Albert J. Finestone, M. D. , M. Sc.

Chapter 7 Foot Health and Falls in the Long-Term Care Resident by Roberta A. Newton, Ph. D. , PT

Chapter 8 Basic Considerations for Geriatric Footwear

Chapter 9 A Guide to Foot Care for the Older Adult

Chapter 10 Diagnostic and Therapeutic Considerations for Geriatricians

Appendix A Medicare-Covered Systems and Findings

Appendix B Geriatric Diagnostic Conditions and Codes Involving the Foot and Related Structures

Bibliography

Glossary

Index

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