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Gerioperative Nursing Care: Principles and Practices of Surgical Care for the Older Adult

Gerioperative Nursing Care: Principles and Practices of Surgical Care for the Older Adult (Paperback)

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This timely volume introduces gerioperative care, a new model of surgical care for the elderly designed to improve surgical outcomes and prevent complications through a focus on communication and relationship-centered care. It is the only book to specifically address the care of older adults undergoing surgery, providing practitioners with critical, practical, and theoretical information from the initial decision to have surgery through the first follow-up visit post-discharge. The text includes the anatomy and physiology of aging, preoperative care, intraoperative and post-anesthesia care, postoperative care, returning home, risk appraisal, education, prevention, early intervention, multidisciplinary team collaboration, and effective communication across all systems of care. Gerioperative Care is an essential resource for students and practitioners of surgical, critical/acute care, and geriatric nursing, along with clinical and case managers. The tools presented help to sustain and enhance quality nursing care for older adults considering surgery, undergoing surgery, and during post-surgery visits.Key Features Presents a comprehensive new gerioperative care model for older adults undergoing surgery Follows patient from primary to follow up care, including hospital care, ambulatory care, emergency and elective surgery, and perioperative care Applies primary, secondary, and tertiary care concepts to surgery Presents innovative focus on case management, with new care guidelines Provides new applications in preoperative training, family coaching, and post-operative cognitive dysfunction prevention Describes how to make quality improvements in current surgical care practices Identifies and discusses major health problems of older adults through EBP Includes case studies with discussion questions

Medical & VeterinaryBrances of medicineGeriatric medicineMedical & VeterinaryNursing & ancillary servicesNursingNursing specialties Publisher: Springer Publishing Co Inc Publication Date: 30/11/2011 ISBN-13: 9780826104700  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Raelene V. Shippee-Rice, PhD, RN, is Associate Professor, and former chair, University of New Hampshire, Department of Nursing. From 2003-2006, she sat on the Clinical Nurse Leader Implementation Task Force. In 1999-2000, she served as Education Associate, John A. Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, NYU. She is the recipient of 14 grants (the majority five figure) on caring for older adults and the elderly A two-time Fulbright Scholar, she is also reviewer for four major nurse research journals. She is a member of Sigmia Theta Tau Honor Society in Nursing and was Board Member, eastern Nursing Research Society. She is well published in the literature.||Susan Fetzer, PhD, RN, MBA, is Associate Professor (with tenure), Associate Chair (Academic Affairs), and Director of the RN Baccalaureate Program, University of New Hampshire, Department of Nursing. Recently, she was Director of Nursing Research, Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, and has practiced as a nurse from 1975-2005, holding management positions as clinical Director, Director of Cardiac Surgery and Cardiovascular Nursing, and Head Nurse. She has authored/co-authored 38 journal articles, 19 book chapters, and received eight modest research grants. She has sat on the American Board of Post-Anesthesia Nursing Certification, Eastern Nursing Research Society, and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau. |Jennifer V. Long, CRNA, CRNP, MS, MAH, presents a 15-year health care career culminating as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, with a focus on elder care. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society in Nursing.

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