By Marquis D. Foreman PhD RN FAAN, Dr. Koen Milisen PhD RN, Terry T. Fulmer PhD RN FAAN
"This evidence-based booklet is a wonderful reference for making sure high quality administration of the aged and in their specific wishes within the serious care setting." --AJN Winner of an AJN booklet of the 12 months Award for 2010! "[This] book's contents run the gamut of elder difficulties and care: body structure, pharmacology, foodstuff, restraints, substance abuse....it is a compendium that may be used as a textual content or a resource." --Claire M. Fagin, PhD, RN, FAAN (From the Foreword) This e-book is an evidence-based, best-practices advisor that directs the bedside care of seriously unwell elders. The booklet serves as a reference on significant medical concerns for nurses operating on the vanguard of care-from nurses in serious care and step-down devices to these in trauma and emergency departments. Nurse educators in any respect measure degrees also will locate this publication to be invaluable as a textbook and source for college kids. The authors supply evidence-based, functional instructions for either the complicated medical and administration facets of care. The e-book deals entire assurance of all of the matters caregivers have to be modern on, together with the criteria of perform for geriatric care, new applied sciences, pharmacotherapy, soreness administration matters, moral matters, and masses extra. Key issues mentioned: techniques for sufferer defense for older sufferers within the in depth care surroundings kinfolk responses to serious care of the older grownup an infection, sepsis, and immune functionality realizing and coping with sleep issues in older sufferers within the ICU center failure within the seriously sick older sufferer Substance abuse and withdrawal in aged sufferers
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