Advanced Practice Nursing In The Care Of Older Adults

Author: Laurie Kennedy-Malone
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 0803641249
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Explore effective ways to enhance the wellness and independence of older adults across the wellness-illness continuum. From an overview of the theories of aging and assessment through the treatment of disorders, including complex illnesses, this evidence-based book provides the comprehensive gerontological coverage you need to prepare for your role as an Advanced Practice Nurse. Understand how to easily identify factors that may affect the wellness of your patients and their families. Plus, enhance your critical-thinking skills with real-world case studies that bring concepts to life.

Advanced Practice Nursing With Older Adults

Author: Valerie T. Cotter
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 9780071341578
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Written by an author team from a top-ranked nursing program, this ground-breaking new text, presents state of the art guidelines for geriatric care for the advance practice nursing student. Practical, logically organized, and complete, this text features; * Expert guidelines, strategies, protocols, and principles for working with older adults * Essential coverage of diagnosis, treatment standards, management, special concerns, judgment calls, and more, organized by body system * Unique coverage of pain management, care for the dying, palliative care, and advance directives * Hands-on help with evaluation and treatment of cardiovascular, respiratory, genitourinary, GI, thyroid, gynecological, musculoskeletal, and CNS disorders, as well as diabetes mellitus * In-depth guidance on problems such as falls, sensory deficits, pressure injuries, and elder abuse and neglect Comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date, this text is sure to become an essential component of your nurse practitioner curriculum.

Canadian Perspectives On Advanced Practice Nursing

Author: Eric Staples
Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press
ISBN: 1551309092
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For over 40 years, advanced practice nursing has had an enormous impact on the health of individuals and communities across Canada. This inaugural textbook provides a concrete overview of the nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist roles within a uniquely Canadian context. Canadian Perspectives on Advanced Practice Nursing explores the origins and development of advanced practice nursing in Canada, from rural and remote outpost beginnings up to the present day, and proposes a vision for its future in health care. Showcasing exemplary contributions from Canadian nursing academics, leaders, and practitioners throughout the country, this edited collection provides evidence for the value of advanced practice nursing across all levels of the health care system. Key topics are examined in relation to the socio-political, educational, regulatory, legislative, and economic environments that have shaped the continued integration of advanced practice nursing roles. Using a case study methodology, the contributors draw on real clinical situations to understand the various specialties, operational definitions, competencies, and critical issues relevant to advanced practice nursing. The text’s theory-to-practice application and rich pedagogy make it an excellent teaching resource. Highly accessible and comprehensive, it contributes to the knowledge of professional nursing and is essential reading for advanced practice nurses, students, educators, policy makers, and leaders in health care.

Integrating Gerontological Content Into Advanced Practice Nursing Education

Author: Carolyn Auerhahn, EdD, GNP-BC, FAANP
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826105378
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2010 AJN Book of the Year Award Winner in Gerontologic Nursing! Designated a Doody's Core Title! "This is a valuable and timely resource as primary care practitioners are facing a growing aging population. Advanced practice nurses have always been swift to recognize and respond to healthcare challenges, and this resource allows them to be proactive in confronting this evolving healthcare crisis. Nursing faculty can use this resource to design and implement program changes that will help to arm advanced practice nurses with strong gerontological competencies." Score: 100, 5 stars.óDoodyís Medical Reviews "This small book couldnít be more timely. As directors of advanced practice nursing (APN) programs struggle to find resources to convert their existing adult APN tracks into adultñgerontology programs, this book offers a clear path for integrating critical content throughout an entire program. For graduate clinical nursing directors who are challenged to quickly ramp up their gerontology contentóoften without having clinical geriatrics specialty experts among their own facultyóthis book will definitely provide that expertise." --AJN This book presents nursing faculty with clear, user-friendly guidelines for incorporating gerontological content into existing non-gerontological Advanced Practice Nursing (APN) programs without requiring major curricular changes. With almost 50 years of combined experience, the authors share a wealth of knowledge and expertise regarding the rationale and strategies for integrating gerontological content into APN curricula. Topics includes health policy, myths of aging, assessment of functional status, normal versus pathological changes in aging, and more. The authors present strategies to integrate blended technology and multiple resources to ensure that students gain gerontological competency. Key Topics: The impact of aging America on advanced practice nursing Gerontologizing" clinical management courses and shaping the clinical experience Strategies for integrating geriatric e-learning materials into APN curricula Evaluation methods for integrating new content into graduate nursing core, APN core, and specialty courses Complete with detailed lists of print media and Internet resources, this book is a must-have for APN faculty across a number of non-gerontological specialty areas, including family, adult, acute, holistic, palliative, and pediatric care.

Case Studies In Gerontological Nursing For The Advanced Practice Nurse

Author: Meredith Wallace Kazer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118277848
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As the fastest growing population sector worldwide, older adultsare seen in almost every care setting in which clinicians practice.Developed as a resource for advanced practice nurses in anysetting, Case Studies in Gerontological Nursing for the AdvancedPractice Nurse presents readers with a range of both typicaland atypical cases from real clinical scenarios. The book is organized into six units covering cases related toageism, common health challenges, health promotion, environments ofcare, cognitive and psychological issues, and issues relating toaging and independence. Each case follows a similar formatincluding the patient's presentation, critical thinking questions,and a thorough discussion of the case resolution through whichstudents and clinicians can enhance their clinical reasoningskills. Designed to promote geriatric clinical education throughself-assessment or classroom use, Case Studies in GerontologicalNursing for the Advanced Practice Nurse is a key resource forall those dedicated to improving care for older adults.

Nurse Practitioners

Author: Dr. Eileen Sullivan-Marx PhD, CRNP, RN, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826177728
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Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title! "This excellent book highlights the development of the nurse practitioner movement. The current state of practice is defined and the potential growth of the role is explored. The important issues influencing the continued development of the nurse practitioner role are clearly presented and reviewed. This update is needed in light of the ever-evolving healthcare arena." Score: 100, 5 stars --Doody's " there are plenty of lessons to be learned not only from the experiences and insights of these authors, but also principles and practices which they have found to be patient-centered, effective, efficient, and economical." -Loretta C. Ford, EdD, RN, PNP, FAAN, FAANP (From the Foreword) This fifth edition discusses the evolution and future of advance practice nursing, primarily for APN faculty and APN/NP practitioners as well as for leaders and administrators in education. Fully updated and expanded, the book comprehensively describes the historical, social, economic, and global contexts of advanced practice nursing. The team of expert contributors provides a wealth of insight into key issues of the day, such as the mechanics of financial recognition of NPs, the effects of managed care, and the globalization of advanced practice models. The new edition also presents a fresh perspective on the role of nurse practitioners in both small- and large-scale reform initiatives-such as health promotion, disease management, the rapid spread of global disease, and the diminished economic capacity of many countries to meet standards for health care. Enriched with case studies, key principles, and best practices, this book is a must-have for all those invested in the current and future status of advanced practice nursing. Key topics include: ilPublic relations strategies ilNurse-managed health centers ilAdult health and gerontology care ilBusiness, policy, and politics: success factors for practice ilGlobal health, international developments, and future challenges

Advanced Practice Nursing Of Adults In Acute Care

Author: Janet G Foster
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 080363787X
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Written by a Clinical Nurse Specialist for Clinical Nurse Specialists, this text explores the expanding roles and responsibilities of the CNS—from core competencies and theoretical foundations for practice to caring for the hospitalized adult to shaping the healthcare system through the CNS’s spheres of influence.

Advanced Practice Nursing E Book

Author: Ann B. Hamric
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1437720080
Size: 54.91 MB
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Covering all advanced practice competencies and roles, this book offers strategies for enhancing patient care and legitimizing your role within today’s health care system. It covers the history of advanced practice nursing, the theory behind the practice, and emerging issues. Offering a comprehensive exploration of advanced practice nursing, this edition also adds a focus on topics including the APN scope of practice, certification, and the ethical and legal issues that occur in clinical practice. The development of all major competencies of advanced practice nursing is discussed: direct clinical practice, consultation, coaching/guidance, research, leadership, collaboration, and ethical decision-making. Advanced practice competencies are discussed in relation to all advanced practice nursing and blended CNS-NP roles (case manager, acute care nurse practitioner), highlighting the shared aims and distinctions of each role. In-depth discussions on educational strategies explain how competencies develop as the nurses’ practice progresses. A chapter on research competencies demonstrates how to use evidence-based research in practice, and how to promote these research competencies to other APNs. A conceptual framework shows the clear relationship between the competencies, roles, and challenges in today’s health care environment. Practical strategies are provided for business management, contracting, and marketing. Comprehensive information covers the essential competencies of the new Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. More exemplars (case studies) provide real-life scenarios showing APN competencies in action. A new chapter shows how to provide reliable and valid data to substantiate your impact and justify equitable reimbursement for APN services, also enhancing your skills in quality improvement strategies, informatics, and systems thinking. Information on telehealth considerations covers the new sources of electronic healthcare information available to patients and describes how to counsel them on using reliable resources.

Geriatric Nursing Protocols For Best Practice

Author: Mathy Doval Mezey
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826118349
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The protocols in this thoroughly updated edition address key clinical conditions and circumstances likely to be encountered by a hospital nurse caring for older adults. They represent "best practices" for acute care of the elderly as developed by nursing experts around the country as part of the Hartford Foundation's Nurses Improving Care to the Hospitalized Elderly project (NICHE). New to this edition are chapters on evaluating practice guidelines and measuring quality and outcome of care. Although the protocols were developed for acute care, they can be easily modified to work in other practice settings, such as the nursing home or home care.