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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.

The book contains two-color illustrations.

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Reviewer: Marquis D. Foreman, PhD, RN, FAAN (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing)
Description: This is an overview of organ systems and major clinical issues is providing care to older adults.
Purpose: This book was written to fill the gap between how nurses are prepared and for whom the majority of nurses provide care: the elderly. Admittedly, most nurses are ill-prepared to care for older adults, thus, this text was written to provide a comprehensive, practical, hands-on guide to enable nurses in all settings who are caring for an ever-growing population of older adults to deal with the complex problems and highly specialized needs of this patient population — a highly commendable goal.
Audience: The authors indicate the audience of this book to be "nurses in all settings who are caring for an ever-growing population of older adults."
Features: Unique features include "Clinic Alerts" that are helpful hints or additional insights of the topics, and "Cultural Tips" that address various cultural differences or implications of the topics being discussed.
Assessment: This book does not meet its purpose or expectations, and, therefore, cannot be recommended. It is written at a very basic level, and in attempting to be comprehensive is superficial: no topic is discussed in great detail; nursing interventions are generic with no specifics provided. For example, one admonition is to "tailor your teaching," yet no practical advice or examples are provided as to what this means relative to teaching an older adult, e.g., slowing the pacing of delivery of information, relating new information to previously learned information, or using multiple methods of teaching. Further, many of the clinical alerts are not specific to the elderly, e.g., the need for medical clearance prior to implementing a new exercise regimen.
Marquis D. Foreman
This is an overview of organ systems and major clinical issues is providing care to older adults. This book was written to fill the gap between how nurses are prepared and for whom the majority of nurses provide care: the elderly. Admittedly, most nurses are ill-prepared to care for older adults, thus, this text was written to provide a comprehensive, practical, hands-on guide to enable nurses in all settings who are caring for an ever-growing population of older adults to deal with the complex problems and highly specialized needs of this patient population -- a highly commendable goal. The authors indicate the audience of this book to be ""nurses in all settings who are caring for an ever-growing population of older adults."" Unique features include ""Clinic Alerts"" that are helpful hints or additional insights of the topics, and ""Cultural Tips"" that address various cultural differences or implications of the topics being discussed. This book does not meet its purpose or expectations, and, therefore, cannot be recommended. It is written at a very basic level, and in attempting to be comprehensive is superficial: no topic is discussed in great detail; nursing interventions are generic with no specifics provided. For example, one admonition is to ""tailor your teaching,"" yet no practical advice or examples are provided as to what this means relative to teaching an older adult, e.g., slowing the pacing of delivery of information, relating new information to previously learned information, or using multiple methods of teaching. Further, many of the clinical alerts are not specific to the elderly, e.g., the need for medical clearance prior to implementing a new exercise regimen.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780874348712
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 2/28/1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 470
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 10.32 (h) x 1.32 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors and Consultants
Foreword
Ch. 1 Understanding the geriatric population 1
Ch. 2 Tailoring your assessment 17
Ch. 3 Maintaining physical health 49
Ch. 4 Meeting mental and emotional needs 71
Ch. 5 Reducing risk of falls 89
Ch. 6 Managing ear and eye problems 105
Ch. 7 Managing cardiovascular problems 119
Ch. 8 Managing respiratory problems 143
Ch. 9 Managing neurologic problems 161
Ch. 10 Managing musculoskeletal problems 191
Ch. Ii Managing urinary tract problems 209
Ch. 12 Managing cancer 221
Ch. 13 Managing diabetes 247
Ch. 14 Responding to drug and alcohol abuse 261
Ch. 15 Detecting elder abuse and neglect 275
Ch. 16 Administering and monitoring medications 293
Ch. 17 Guiding bowel and bladder training 333
Ch. 18 Providing skin and wound care 357
Ch. 19 Controlling chronic pain 395
Ch. 20 Addressing legal and ethical concerns 419
App Community services for the elderly 447
Selected references 454
Index 461
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