Evidence-Based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice, Fifth Edition

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This new edition of one of the premier references for geriatric nurses in hospital, long-term, and community settings delivers current guidelines,real-life case studies, and evidence-based protocols developed by master educators and practitioners. With a focus on improving quality of care,cost-effectiveness, and outcome, the fifth edition is updated to provide the most current information about care of common clinical conditions and issuesin older patients. Several new expert contributors present current guidelines about hip fractures, frailty, perioperative and postoperative care,palliative care, and senior-friendly emergency departments. Additionally, chapters have been reorganized to enhance logical flow of content and easyinformation retrieval.

Protocols—systematically tested by more than 300 participating NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) hospitals—are organized in aconsistent format and include an overview, evidence-based assessment and intervention strategies, and an illustrative case study with discussion.Additionally, protocols are embedded within chapter text, providing the context and detailed evidence for each. Chapter objectives, annotated references,and evidence ratings for each protocol are provided along with resources for additional study.

New to the Fifth Edition:

  • Reorganized to enhance logical flow of information and ease of use
  • Updated and revised
  • Includes new contributions from expert educators and practitioners
  • Provides new chapters on perioperative and postoperative care, general surgical care, care of hip fracture, palliative care, and the senior-friendly emergency department

Key Features:

  • Includes PowerPoints and a test bank for instructors
  • Delivers evidence-based, current guidelines and protocols for care of common clinical conditions in the older person
  • Illustrates the application of clinical protocols to real-life practice through case studies and discussion
  • Edited by nationally known geriatric leaders who are endorsed by the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing and NICHE
  • Written for nursing students, nurse leaders, and practitioners at all levels, including those in specialty roles

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About the Author:

Marie Boltz, PhD, RN, GNP-BC, FGSA, FAAN, is associate professor at the Boston College William F. Connell School of Nursing, where she teaches both advanced practice nursing and doctoral students. Also, she is currently a senior nurse scientist at the Munn Center for Nursing Research, Massachusetts General Hospital, and a gerontological nurse consultant at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, the Office of Inspector General, and the Department of Justice. She served as director of practice at the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing from 2003 to 2013. Her areas of research are the geriatric care environment including measures of quality, dementia-capable and family-centered interventions, the prevention of functional decline in hospitalized older adults, and the functional recovery of older adults during post-acute care. She has presented nationally and internationally, and authored and coauthored numerous journal publications, organizational tools, and book chapters in these areas, and has coedited five books. She is the lead editor for Evidence-Based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice.

Dr. Boltz is a former John A. Hartford Foundation Claire Fagin fellow (2009–2011), recipient of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Margretta Madden Styles Credentialing Scholar Award, and Eastern Nursing Research Society John A. Hartford Geriatric Nursing Research Award. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and the Gerontological Society of America. Dr. Boltz received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from LaSalle University, her master’s degree as a geriatric nurse practitioner from the University of Pennsylvania, and her doctoral degree from New York University. She participated in postdoctoral study at the University of Maryland.

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