Fast Facts for the Gerontology Nurse: A Nursing Care Guide in a Nutshell

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This convenient and easy-to-use pocket-sized reference provides gerontology nurses with the foundational knowledge they need to provide all aspects of safe, effective care to older patients. It contains crucial evidence-based information that enables nurses to differentiate between normal and abnormal findings, understand the presentation and management of common diseases of the gerontological population, and integrate age-specific considerations into care planning and implementation with older adults. Pervading the resource is a holistic approach in which all facets of the individual: physical and mental health, emotional and spiritual wellbeing, self-care, family relationships, and unique risks for this population, are considered.

Designed for daily use, the guide is consistently organized in bullet-point Fast Facts style for easy access to information. Also included are such helpful features as "Clinical Snapshots" and "Fast Facts in a Nutshell" to reinforce content and aid in speedy information retrieval. A resources section guides nurses to additional information on each topic.

Key Features:

  • Presents all aspects of current evidence-based practice in gerontology in user-friendly style
  • Uses a holistic approach that considers all facets of the individual
  • Provides key information that demonstrates the impact of aging on assessing, planning, and implementing care
  • Features "Clinical Snapshots" and "Fast Facts in a Nutshell" for speedy information retrieval
  • Includes information on gerontology care that is needed daily

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Charlotte Eliopoulos, MPH, PhD, RN, is one of the most renowned and highly respected nurse leaders in gerontology and long-term care. She is Executive Director, American Association for Long-Term Care Nursing, and also works in private practise where she serves as a consultant on education, writing and speaking in areas of long-term care, geriatric nursing, integrative and holistic care of chronic conditions, culture change, staff development in long-term care, writing for publication and self-care for nursing staff. Dr. Eliopoulos is also is a prolific and acclaimed author, having been the Editor, Board Member, or Column Writer for fourteen journals. She is currently the Editor for Nursing Assistant Educator and Annals of Long-Term Care. In addition, she has authored 20 books on the topics of gerontology, long-term care, administration, culture change, holistic nursing and complementary and alternative therapies, among others. She has been awarded six AJN Book-of-the-Year Awards for her publications.

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