Medical Care in the Nursing Home / Edition 2

Medical Care in the Nursing Home / Edition 2

by Joseph G. Ouslander
     
 

ISBN-10: 0070482098

ISBN-13: 2900070482097

Pub. Date: 12/01/1996

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

Up-to-date, invaluable insights and practical information on the delivery of medical care within the nurse home

Medical Care in the Nursing Home gives you concise and specific recommendations regarding diagnostic and management strategies of the elderly patient. This straightforward guide shows you how you can improve quality of care and the critical

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Up-to-date, invaluable insights and practical information on the delivery of medical care within the nurse home

Medical Care in the Nursing Home gives you concise and specific recommendations regarding diagnostic and management strategies of the elderly patient. This straightforward guide shows you how you can improve quality of care and the critical steps to be taken in response to a variety of problems encountered in nursing home settings. The authors also covers typical nursing home organization, procedure, clinical conditions, and general management issues. The new Third Edition includes updated material on critical topics such as reimbursement guidelines, clinical management options, assessment tools, quality of care measure, and legal and ethical issues and links to relevant websites.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900070482097
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
12/01/1996
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
565

Table of Contents

Part I General and Administrative Aspects of Medical Care in the Nursing Home


1. Demographics and Economics of Nursing Home Care

2. The Nursing Home Environment and the Goals of Nursing Home Care

3. Preadmission Assessment

4. Health Maintenance, Screening, and Preventive Practices

5. The Nursing Home - Acute Care Hospital Interface

6. Subacute Care

7. The Role of the Medical Director

8. Total Quality Management

9. The Role of the Nurse Practitioner and Physician’s Assistant

10. Interdisciplinary Teams



Part II Clinical Conditions


11. Delirium and Dementia

12. Psychiatric and Behavioral Disorders

13. Nutrition

14. Pressure Sores and Other Skin Disorders

15. Incontinence

16. Gait Disorders and Falls

17. Sensory Deprivation

18. Endocrine and Metabolic Problems

19. Infections and Infection Control

20. Chronic Neurological Conditions

21. Selected Medical Conditions

22. Gastrointestinal Disorders



Part III General Management Issues


23. Drug Use

24. Rehabilitation in the Nursing Home

25. Hospice and Palliative Care

26. Computers and Other Technologies

27. Ethical and Legal Issues

28. Education and Research



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