Nursing Care of the Hospitalized Older Patient

  • ID: 2293033
  • Book
  • 576 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Nursing Care for the Hospitalized Older Patient is a comprehensive, quick–reference for nurses and advanced practice nurses working with older patients in a hospital setting.  Organized in user–friendly format, the book provides vital information on all aspects of hospital care and the full range of health issues encountered by elderly patients.

The book is organized into four major sections.  The first section provides an overview of the aging patient, including demographics, normal aging changes, and the general impact of hospitalization.  The second section covers proper health assessment, providing guidance on history taking and evaluating laboratory values. The third section is the largest part of the book and is made up of short, similarly–structured chapters dedicated to individual clinical issues ranging from burns to depression.  These chapters are organized by body system to maximize ease of use. The book concludes with a section on special considerations that cross common clinical areas, such as palliative care, pain management, fall prevention, and discharge planning.
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Contributors xiii

Preface xix

Acknowledgments xxi

1 Introduction 1Terry Mahan Buttaro

2 Health Assessment 9Kate A. Barba

3 Clinical Issues 22

Unit 1 Skin Disorders 22

Part 1 Overview 22Terry Mahan Buttaro

Part 2 Burns 24Terry Mahan Buttaro

Part 3 Cellulitis 27Terry Mahan Buttaro

Part 4 Contact Dermatitis 31Terry Mahan Buttaro

Part 5 Herpes Zoster 33Terry Mahan Buttaro

Part 6 Purpura 37Terry Mahan Buttaro

Part 7 Pruritus 41Terry Mahan Buttaro

Part 8 Acne Rosacea 44Terry Mahan Buttaro

Part 9 Seborrheic Dermatitis 46Terry Mahan Buttaro

Part 10 Thrush 50Terry Mahan Buttaro

Part 11 Tinea 52Terry Mahan Buttaro

Part 12 Pressure Ulcers 56Linda Olson

Part 13 Lower Extremity Ulcers 64Linda Olson

Part 14 Skin Tears 74Linda Olson

Unit 2 Cardiovascular Disorders 79

Part 1 Acute Coronary Syndrome 79Sharon Zisk

Part 2 Atrial Fibrillation 86Theresa E. Evans

Part 3 Venous Thromboembolism 92Eva Beliveau

Part 4 Heart Failure 99Theresa E. Evans

Part 5 Hypertension 105Chelby Cierpial and Susan Stengrevics

Part 6 Peripheral Vascular Disease 112Ashley Moore Gibbs

Part 7 Heart Valve Disease 117Theresa E. Evans

Unit 3 Respiratory Disorders 124

Part 1 Asthma 124Marian Jeffries and Rosemarie Marks

Part 2 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) 128Marian Jeffries and Rosemarie Marks

Part 3 Influenza 134Marian Jeffries and Rosemarie Marks

Part 4 Pneumonia 138Marian Jeffries and Rosemarie Marks

Unit 4 Gastrointestinal Disorders 148

Part 1 Appendicitis 148Patricia Fitzgerald

Part 2 Diverticular Disease 152Patricia Fitzgerald

Part 3 Ischemic Bowel 158Patricia Fitzgerald

Part 4 Pancreatitis 162Patricia Fitzgerald

Part 5 Constipation 167Patricia Fitzgerald

Part 6 Diarrhea 173Patricia Fitzgerald

Part 7 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease 178Patricia Fitzgerald

Unit 5 Genitourinary Disorders 183

Part 1 Acute Kidney Injury 183Carol A. Tyksienski

Part 2 Chronic Kidney Disease 191Carol A. Tyksienski

Part 3 Urinary Tract Infections 197Terry Mahan Buttaro

Unit 6 Neurologic Disorders 202

Part 1 Dementia 202Constance Cruz, Sara A. Fisher, Mary Lussier–Cushing and Jennifer Repper–DeLisi

Part 2 Delirium in the Older Hospitalized Adult 209Mary Lussier–Cushing, Jennifer Repper–DeLisi, Sara A. Fisher and Constance Cruz

Part 3 Ischemic Stroke 221Marion Phipps

Part 4 Dizziness 230Jean B. Fahey

Part 5 Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus 236Jean B. Fahey

Part 6 Parkinson s Disease 241Marion Phipps

Part 7 Seizures 249Susan R. Gavaghan

Unit 7 Endocrine 255

Part 1 Diabetes 255Susan L. Wood

Part 2 Hypo/Hyperthyroidism 269Susan L. Wood

Part 3 Hyperparathyroidism/Hypoparathyroidism 275Susan L. Wood

Part 4 Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion 283Susan L. Wood

Unit 8 Musculoskeletal 288

Part 1 Septic Arthritis 288Susan Bardzik

Part 2 Gout 292Sharon R. Smart

Part 3 Joint Replacement 296Nichole Spencer

Part 4 Osteomyelitis 303Lesley Caracci

Part 5 Metabolic Bone Disease: Osteoporosis and Paget s Disease 308Nichole Spencer

Unit 9 Hematology/Oncology 316

Part 1 The Oncology Patient 316Kristina N. Wickman

Unit 10 Infectious Disease 324

Part 1 HIV/AIDS 324Caroline Sturm–Reganato

Part 2 Sepsis and ARDS 337Vince M. Vacca, Jr .

Part 3 Tuberculosis 343Melissa Donovan

Unit 11 Multisystem Disorders 351

Part 1 Fever 351Monica G. Staples

Part 2 Polymyalgia Rheumatica 359Monica G. Staples

Part 3 Rheumatoid Arthritis 364Monica G. Staples

Part 4 Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 369Kate Roche

Part 5 Temporal Arteritis 376Kate Roche

Part 6 Vasculitis 379Kate Roche

Unit 12 The Surgical Patient 386

Part 1 The Surgical Patient 386Deanne C. Munroe

Unit 13 Fluid and Electrolytes 403

Part 1 Dehydration and other Hypovolemic Fluid Disorders 403Terry Mahan Buttaro

Part 2 Hypercalcemia and Hypocalcemia 408Nancy A. Kelly

Part 3 Hyperkalemia and Hypokalemia 416Grace A. Good

Part 4 Hyponatremia and Hypernatremia 423Grace A. Good

Part 5 Hypomagnesemia and hypermagnesemia 432Nancy A. Kelly

Unit 14 Psychological Issues 440

Part 1 Anxiety Disorders 440Constance Cruz, Sara A. Fisher, Mary Lussier–Cushing and Jennifer Repper–DeLisi

Part 2 Depression 445Jennifer Repper–DeLisi, Constance Cruz, Sara A. Fisher and Mary Lussier–Cushing

4 Special Considerations 454

Part 1 Nosocomial Infections 454Hallie S. Greenberg

Part 2 Elder Abuse and Neglect 461Margaretta Byrne

Part 3 Advance Directives 469Anita M. Coppola–Ash

Part 4 Nutrition and Older Adults 474Deborah A. D Avolio

Part 5 Fall Prevention 480Deborah A. D Avolio

Part 6 Pain and Older Adults 488Deborah A. D Avolio

Part 7 Palliative Care 494Jennifer R. Howard

Part 8 Medications and Older Adults 501Deborah A. D Avolio

Part 9 Sleep Disorders 506Donna M. Glynn

Part 10 Urinary Incontinence 511Mary L. McDonough

Part 11 Discharge Planning and Teaching 518Arlene J. Lowenstein

Part 12 SBAR Communication 525Eva Beliveau

Glossary 531

Selected Websites for Geriatric Information 536

Index 537

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Summing Up: Recommended. Upper–division undergraduates, graduate students, researchers/faculty, and professionals/practitioners.   (Choice, 1 August 2013)

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