Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice

Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice

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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 a€œbest practicesa€ for acute care of the elderly as developed by nursing experts around the country as part of the Hartford Foundationa€™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.Among the NICHE tools developed to aid in improving the care of the elderly are geriatric aquot;best practiceaquot; protocols, which were ... It is our hope that the guidelines will provide nurses in the acute care setting with a shortcut to this process byanbsp;...

Title:Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice
Author:Mathy Doval Mezey, Terry Fulmer, Ivo Luc Abraham
Publisher:Springer Publishing Company - 2003


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