Mastering Geriatric Care / Edition 1

Mastering Geriatric Care / Edition 1

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

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… See more details below

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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Table of Contents

Contributors and Consultants
Foreword
Ch. 1Understanding the geriatric population1
Ch. 2Tailoring your assessment17
Ch. 3Maintaining physical health49
Ch. 4Meeting mental and emotional needs71
Ch. 5Reducing risk of falls89
Ch. 6Managing ear and eye problems105
Ch. 7Managing cardiovascular problems119
Ch. 8Managing respiratory problems143
Ch. 9Managing neurologic problems161
Ch. 10Managing musculoskeletal problems191
Ch. IiManaging urinary tract problems209
Ch. 12Managing cancer221
Ch. 13Managing diabetes247
Ch. 14Responding to drug and alcohol abuse261
Ch. 15Detecting elder abuse and neglect275
Ch. 16Administering and monitoring medications293
Ch. 17Guiding bowel and bladder training333
Ch. 18Providing skin and wound care357
Ch. 19Controlling chronic pain395
Ch. 20Addressing legal and ethical concerns419
AppCommunity services for the elderly447
Selected references454
Index461

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