Care of Arthritis in the Older Adult

Care of Arthritis in the Older Adult

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This concise guide provides nurses with the tools to help older adults with arthritis achieve the highest possible quality of life. Practical tips on nursing management, self care, and the importance of exercise are a focus throughout. Part one presents specific arthritic conditions in a uniform format -- epidemiology, clinical features and management, diagnosis, pharmacotherapy, and nursing management and interventions. Part two presents general strategies for managing arthritis, including comprehensive chapters on a pain management, exercise, and patient teaching. Any nurse working with the elderly will find this a fundamental resource.Keep home free of clutter in walkways, including electrical cords and telephone wires. 4. ... Teach that golf and tennis may put an individual at risk for vertebral fracture though it may be safe to limit golf to ... (Dowd aamp; Cavalieri, 1999; Galworthy aamp; Wilson, 1996; Ignatavicius et al., 1999; Maher et al., 1998; Peterson, 2001; Vananbsp;...

Title:Care of Arthritis in the Older Adult
Author:Sue E. Meiner, EdD, APRN, BC, GNP, Ann Schmidt Luggen, Phd, RN, MSN, CS, BC-ARNP, CNAA
Publisher:Springer Publishing Company - 2002-09-26


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