Geriatrics and Geriatric Care
Here you will find research and evidence-based practice carried out by nurses with extensive knowledge in the clinical, community, and long-term care settings and intended to address issues of interest in Geriatrics and Geriatric Care. This collection will disseminate research, educational, and evidence-based practice materials of specific importance to practicing nurses whose focus is on caring for older adults.
Topics that can be found within this collection may include, but are not limited to:
Best Practices; Care Coordination Standards & Policies; Developments, Advancements, or Updates on Nursing Care, Treatments or Procedures; Evidenced-based Practice; Infection Control; Medical Error Reduction; Multidisciplinary Collaboration in Managing Patient Care; Nursing Shortage (How it affects Geriatric Care); Nursing Roles in Geriatric Care; Pain Management; Patient/Family Support & Education; Patient Monitoring (Advances in or Changes to); Patient Outcomes, Improvement; Standards of Care; Aging Health Strategies; Best Practices/Functional Decline; Combating Mental Decline; Elder Abuse; Exercise Strategies; Family Members as Caretakers; Geriatric Care Models; Chronic Illness Management; Long-Term Care; Mobility Issues; Pain Management; Treatment Options
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(7/3/2018)Dementia is associated with deterioration in memory and cognition which can be severe enough to diminish a person's capacity to perform everyday activities including eating. Maintaining sufficient nutritional intake for ...
(6/11/2018)Delirium is one of the most common undesirable consequences in older adult surgical patients. Studies have suggested that uncontrolled pain, in addition to overmedicating with opioids, may trigger an episode of delirium. ...
Integration of Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach® to Care into Multidisciplinary Health Professions Courses (5/31/2018)In 2015 over 46 million people worldwide were living with dementia; a number expected to affect 131.5 million people by 2050 (Alzheimer’s Association, 2015). Up to 90% of people living with dementia in health care settings ...
(5/9/2018)Falls are among the most common and serious problems facing older adult patients living in nursing homes. The focus of this project was to implement an hourly rounding fall prevention protocol in a nursing home that provides ...
(5/8/2018)Dementia is a degenerative progressive disease that leads to multiple behavioral disturbances particularly behaviors of agitation and aggression. Risperdal is the most common antipsychotic agent used in patients with ...
(5/7/2018)Alzheimer's Disease (AD) patients are at risk for not having their pain recognized. When nurses do not have adequate knowledge and tools to help determine if an AD patient is experiencing pain this often results in ignored ...
Using Multifactorial Interventions to Prevent Elderly Hospitalized Patients with Mental Health Disorders from Falling (8/11/2014)Patients have ethical and legal rights to expect their environment is safe when they are hospitalized. A component of environmental safety is the duty of hospitals to anticipate the occurrence of patient falls and make ...