The Long Term Care Nursing Desk Reference / Edition 2

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Overview

Solutions and information for virtually every scenario that occurs in your nursing home

It’s vitally important that long–term care nurses have a resource by their side that addresses all of their unique and wide–ranging clinical and regulatory concerns. Turn to the second edition of this HCPro bestseller! It’s still the only reference manual available that offers virtually every tool long–term care nurses need to provide high–quality, regulation–compliant, long–term resident care.

Quick answers to everyday problems in long–term care

Long–term care nurses can rely on this authoritative reference daily. The Long–term Care Nursing Desk Reference, Second Edition is packed with practical, need–to–know resident care information, essential policies and procedures, and vital regulatory and safety requirements specific to long–term care.

Author Barbara Acello, RN, MSN, has updated each section of this bestseller with particular attention to hot–button issues such as pain, pressure ulcers, medication administration, infection control, hydration, and nutrition.

This comprehensive desk reference provides:



  • Detailed information about common long–term care clinical issues

  • Valuable tools and practical information about hundreds of clinical conditions

  • Timely and relevant updates that help you stay current and compliant

  • One go–to resource for all your clinical needs

  • Comprehensive, detailed sections that make it easy to find what you need


Bonus CD–ROM included!

The companion CD–ROM contains vital tools and forms that help nurses save time and effort. You get ready–made resources such as depression and social adjustment scales, lawsuit prevention checklists, and pain assessment questionnaires.

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Editorial Reviews

Doody Reviews
Reviewer: Clara S Boland, PhD, RN (University of Missouri-Columbia)
Description: With this book, the author has provided long-term care nursing staff a much needed general resource, including tools, references, and Web resources for topics ranging from legal/ethical issues and survey preparedness, to general guidelines for administering intravenous therapy using current and outcomes-based clinical knowledge. The book itself has been kept to a manageable size in that few charts and tools are contained within its covers. Instead, a wide variety of tools, charts, and other useful material (such as Standards of Practice and other personal and professional practice guides) are found on the accompanying CD.
Purpose: The author states that the book "is not meant to be an exhaustive or comprehensive source of long-term information, such as a textbook." Rather, it "is meant to be a source of useful reference information." The author has more than met her objective. Although expensive (for what seems like such a thin volume) , it is well worth having the wealth of resources at one's fingertips.
Audience: This was written for nurses involved in long-term care using current clinical information considered useful for nurses and nursing students. The author is an established authority on long-term care nursing issues. I have used many of her writings as resources to assist nursing homes in assessing and/or establishing care programs, for example, fall prevention programs.
Features: Critical information about the most common clinical, psychosocial, and cultural resident problems have been covered encompassing resident admission to end-of-life issues. A particularly interesting section addresses protecting yourself and your nursing home against lawsuits. Specific topics are easy to find and are formatted as stand-alone topics within each chapter. While the CD is invaluable in the wealth of tools and other resources provided, it is a bit awkward to navigate. Each tool is listed according to the accompanying chapter in the text, but must be accessed through the table of contents. One cannot simply go to the chapter and browse the tools contained within the chapter.
Assessment: There are multiple quick-reference books available for long-term nurses, such as Risk-Management in Long-Term Care: A Quick Reference Guide by Weinberg (Springer Publishing, 1998). Most, however, are topic specific, such as Long-Term Care Risk Management: Pressure Ulcers, A Prevention, Assessment and Treatment Manual , by Clay (HCPro, 2004). As far as I know, there is no other resource-focused reference such as this one for the long-term care nurse. The compilation of resources alone, not to mention the clarity of the text, makes it worth the money.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Clara S Boland, PhD, RN (University of Missouri-Columbia)
Description: With this book, the author has provided long-term care nursing staff a much needed general resource, including tools, references, and Web resources for topics ranging from legal/ethical issues and survey preparedness, to general guidelines for administering intravenous therapy using current and outcomes-based clinical knowledge. The book itself has been kept to a manageable size in that few charts and tools are contained within its covers. Instead, a wide variety of tools, charts, and other useful material (such as Standards of Practice and other personal and professional practice guides) are found on the accompanying CD.
Purpose: The author states that the book "is not meant to be an exhaustive or comprehensive source of long-term information, such as a textbook." Rather, it "is meant to be a source of useful reference information." The author has more than met her objective. Although expensive (for what seems like such a thin volume), it is well worth having the wealth of resources at one's fingertips.
Audience: This was written for nurses involved in long-term care using current clinical information considered useful for nurses and nursing students. The author is an established authority on long-term care nursing issues. I have used many of her writings as resources to assist nursing homes in assessing and/or establishing care programs, for example, fall prevention programs.
Features: Critical information about the most common clinical, psychosocial, and cultural resident problems have been covered encompassing resident admission to end-of-life issues. A particularly interesting section addresses protecting yourself and your nursing home against lawsuits. Specific topics are easy to find and are formatted as stand-alone topics within each chapter. While the CD is invaluable in the wealth of tools and other resources provided, it is a bit awkward to navigate. Each tool is listed according to the accompanying chapter in the text, but must be accessed through the table of contents. One cannot simply go to the chapter and browse the tools contained within the chapter.
Assessment: There are multiple quick-reference books available for long-term nurses, such as Risk-Management in Long-Term Care: A Quick Reference Guide by Weinberg (Springer Publishing, 1998). Most, however, are topic specific, such as Long-Term Care Risk Management: Pressure Ulcers, A Prevention, Assessment and Treatment Manual, by Clay (HCPro, 2004). As far as I know, there is no other resource-focused reference such as this one for the long-term care nurse. The compilation of resources alone, not to mention the clarity of the text, makes it worth the money.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781601462756
  • Publisher: HcPro, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/1/2009
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 481
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

As an independent nurse consultant and educator, Barbara Acello, MS, RN, has worked in long–term care for more than thirty–three years. In addition to owning and operating a school for nursing assistants, she helped to write and develop mandatory state curricula for nurse aides and EMTs. She has also written and/or contributed to approximately 60 textbooks, instructor guides, quick reference guides, and supplemental instructional material for healthcare personnel. During her nursing career, Ms. Acello has worked in eight states as a director of nursing, long–term care facility consultant, and educator. Presently, she is consults, lectures, and writes on long–term care issues.

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