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""As a gerontological clinical educator/research nurse, I will often use this as a reference. The format and the content are good, and the explanations of how to best use the evidence simplify the process of sifting through mountains of information to figure the best practice."" Score: 97, 5 stars
One of the premiere reference books for geriatric nurses in hospital, long-term, and community settings, this fourth edition has been thoroughly updated to provide the most current, evidence-based protocols for care of common clinical conditions and issues in elderly patients. Designed to improve the quality, outcomes, and cost effectiveness of health care, these guidelines are the result of collaboration between leading practitioners and educators in geriatric nursing and the John A. Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing.
Protocols for each clinical condition have been developed by experts in that particular area, and each has been systematically tested by over 300 participating hospitals in "Nurses Improving Care for Health System Elders" (NICHE). They are organized in a consistent format for ease of use, and each topic includes an overview, evidence-based assessment and intervention strategies, and an illustrative case study with discussion.
Key Features: Updated to provide a wide range of evidence-based geriatric protocols for best practicesContains six new chapters on function-focused care, dysphagia, mistreatment detection, and geriatric models for acute situations and transitional careIllustrates application of clinical protocols to practice through case studies and discussionEdited by nationally known leaders in geriatric nursing education and practice, who are endorsed by the Hartford Institute, NICHE, and NCA" Written for nursing students, practitioners at all levels including those in specialty roles, and nurse leaders.
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