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By Marquis D. Foreman PhD RN FAAN, Dr. Koen Milisen PhD RN, Terry T. Fulmer PhD RN FAAN

ISBN-10: 0826110967

ISBN-13: 9780826110961

ISBN-10: 0826110975

ISBN-13: 9780826110978

"This evidence-based booklet is a superb reference for making sure top of the range administration of the aged and in their specific wishes within the severe care setting." --AJN Winner of an AJN e-book of the 12 months Award for 2010! "[This] book's contents run the gamut of elder difficulties and care: body structure, pharmacology, food, restraints, substance abuse....it is a compendium that may be used as a textual content or a resource." --Claire M. Fagin, PhD, RN, FAAN (From the Foreword) This ebook is an evidence-based, best-practices consultant that directs the bedside care of severely in poor health elders. The publication serves as a reference on significant medical matters for nurses operating on the vanguard of care-from nurses in serious care and step-down devices to these in trauma and emergency departments. Nurse educators in any respect measure degrees also will locate this ebook to be helpful as a textbook and source for college students. The authors offer evidence-based, sensible instructions for either the complicated scientific and administration points of care. The publication deals complete insurance of the entire matters caregivers have to be modern on, together with the criteria of perform for geriatric care, new applied sciences, pharmacotherapy, ache administration matters, moral concerns, and lots more and plenty extra. Key issues mentioned: thoughts for sufferer defense for older sufferers within the extensive care atmosphere relatives responses to serious care of the older grownup an infection, sepsis, and immune functionality figuring out and handling sleep issues in older sufferers within the ICU center failure within the seriously unwell older sufferer Substance abuse and withdrawal in aged sufferers

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Measurement Criteria 1. Diagnoses are derived from the assessment data. 2. Diagnoses are validated throughout the nursing interactions with the team consisting of the patient, family, and other health care providers, when possible and appropriate. 3. Diagnoses are prioritized and documented in a manner that facilitates determining expected outcomes and developing a plan of care. 4. Diagnoses are documented in a retrievable form. Standard of Care III: Outcome Identification THE NURSE CARING FOR ACUTE AND CRITICALLY ILL PATIENTS IDENTIFIES INDIVIDUALIZED, EXPECTED OUTCOMES FOR THE PATIENT.

Standard of Care IV: Planning THE NURSE CARING FOR ACUTE AND CRITICALLY ILL PATIENTS DEVELOPS A PLAN OF CARE THAT PRESCRIBES INTERVENTIONS TO ATTAIN EXPECTED OUTCOMES. Measurement Criteria 1. The plan is individualized to reflect the patient’s characteristics and needs. 2. The plan is developed collaboratively with the team, consisting of the patient, family, and health care providers, in a way that promotes each member’s contribution toward achieving expected outcomes. 3. The plan reflects current acute and critical care nursing practice.

ICU nurses may not be able to provide such a specialized assessment but need to be aware of its importance and initiate interdisciplinary collaboration so that each older adult receives such a comprehensive evaluation. Along with diagnostic measures such as laboratory tests, radiographic scans, and other advanced physical assessment tools, the full geriatric examination should include some measure of the patient’s preexisting mental, social, and functional status. In addition to alleviating a certain disease or condition, careful consideration must also be paid to preserving or improving the patient’s physical and psychologic independence.

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