Mastering Geriatric Care / Edition 1

Mastering Geriatric Care / Edition 1

by Springhouse Publishing Company, Springhouse, Patricia (Ed.) Schull
     
 

ISBN-10: 0874348714

ISBN-13: 9780874348712

Pub. Date: 02/28/1997

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Readers learn how to distinguish the normal signs and symptoms of aging from those caused by disease, what to do if an older patient's condition is deteriorating, how to prevent falls and meet safety needs, and how to manage common emergencies and drug dosages for the elderly. Also provided are recommendations on diet and exercise, which drugs can cause confusion and

Overview

Readers learn how to distinguish the normal signs and symptoms of aging from those caused by disease, what to do if an older patient's condition is deteriorating, how to prevent falls and meet safety needs, and how to manage common emergencies and drug dosages for the elderly. Also provided are recommendations on diet and exercise, which drugs can cause confusion and even dementia, the nurse's role in legal matters, how to document elder abuse and neglect, federal standards for the use of sedatives and physical restraints, and much more. Time-saving features include reproducible patient-teaching aids, clinical tips, and cultural considerations. Contents cover assessing patients, caring for patients with common health problems, performing procedures, dealing with special issues, community services and organizations, and selected readings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874348712
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
02/28/1997
Pages:
470
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 10.32(h) x 1.32(d)

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