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.
- Focuses on care of older patients in a hospital setting
- Provides fundamental chapters on aging and health assessment
- Clinical section organized by body system in a structured format for easy reference
Terry Mahan Buttaro, PhD, ANP-BC, GNP-BC, FAANP is Assistant Clinical Professor at Simmons College, Lecturer at the University of Massachusetts Boston, and Nurse Practitioner with Coastal Medical Associates in Salisbury, Massachusetts.
Kate A. Barba, RN, MS, GNP-BC, is Clinical Nurse Specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston Massachusetts.