Top experts from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing have put together an excellent issue devoted to Geriatric Syndromes that will prepare the reader for treatment and patient care of geriatric patients. Top authors have written reviews in the following areas: Cognitive Issues; GI Disturbances; Urinary Incontinence; Frailty; Impaired Mobility and Functional Decline; Risk for Injury (Falls); Nutritional Risks; Pain Management; Polypharmacy Management; Impairments in Skin Integrity; and Sleep Disorders. Nurses will come away with a current view of the clinical management for these clinical issues in geriatric population.
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Preface: Geriatric Syndromes: Meeting a Growing Challenge
Understanding Frailty: A Nurse's Guide
Cognitive Issues: Decline, Delirium, Depression, Dementia
Pain Assessment in Older Adults
Impaired Sleep: A Multifaceted Geriatric Syndrome
Impairments in Skin Integrity
Gastrointestinal Disturbances in the Elderly
Nutritional Problems Affecting Older Adults
Geriatric Urinary Incontinence
Polypharmacy and Medication Management in Older Adults
Impaired Mobility and Functional Decline in Older Adults: Evidence to Facilitate a Practice Change
Clinical and Community Strategies to Prevent Falls and Fall-Related Injuries Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults