Adult-Gerontology Practice Guidelines

Adult-Gerontology Practice Guidelines

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The first book to encompass adult-gerontology practice guidelines for primary care, this is a comprehensive resource designed for health care practitioners taking the new Adult-Gero NP certification course and exam. This user-friendly reference provides current national practice guidelines for delivering high quality primary health care to adults and older patients in the outpatient setting, along with specific care guidelines for adult, pregnant, and older adult patients. The book delivers information on the physical exam, diagnostic testing, health promotion including dietary concerns, procedure guidelines, and national resources, and includes extensive patient teaching guides with printable education points.Predisposing Factors A. Age (decreased function of ear cilia) B. Use of hearing aids C. Recurrent otitis externa D. Dermatologic ... Manual removal does not expose the ear to moisture and therefore may lessen the risk of infection. ... None of these products are considered safe unless the tympanic membrane is intact ( no perforations or myringotomy tubes). ... and recent research has supported the weekly use of an ear rinse of 70% isopropyl alcohol as safe, effective, and cost efficient.

Title:Adult-Gerontology Practice Guidelines
Author:Jill C. Cash, Cheryl A. Glass
Publisher:Springer Publishing Company - 2015-06-26


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