Handbook of Geriatric Nursing Care / Edition 2

Handbook of Geriatric Nursing Care / Edition 2

by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
     
 

ISBN-10: 158255143X

ISBN-13: 9781582551432

Pub. Date: 09/01/2002

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins


The Second Edition of this A-to-Z guide covers a wide range of areas of concern pertaining to the growing geriatric population. Completely reviewed, updated and expanded, it includes more than 150 illustrations and charts. This text invites readers to investigate more than 200 disorders and age-oriented issues, such as lab value changes, sexuality, grief and loss,

Overview


The Second Edition of this A-to-Z guide covers a wide range of areas of concern pertaining to the growing geriatric population. Completely reviewed, updated and expanded, it includes more than 150 illustrations and charts. This text invites readers to investigate more than 200 disorders and age-oriented issues, such as lab value changes, sexuality, grief and loss, alternative therapies and cultural influences on compliance, self-care andrecovery. Comprehensive and easy-to-use, this manual covers Alzheimer's, cataract removal treatments, and many other new and expanded topics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781582551432
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
09/01/2002
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
672
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Contributorsvii
Forewordix
Diseases, treatments, procedures, and geriatric issues (in alphabetical order)1
Appendices
A.Physiologic changes in aging623
B.Laboratory value changes in elderly patients627
C.Levels of care630
D.Using antipsychotics in long-term care facilities632
E.Using anxiolytics and sedatives in long-term care facilities634
F.Unnecessary drugs in long-term care facilities636
G.Preventing adverse drug reactions in older patients638
H.Adverse reactions misinterpreted as age-related changes645
I.Resources for geriatric care646
Selected references648
Index650

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