This resource provides scope and practice guidance specific to the ambulatory subspecialty of Telehealth. The standards promote effective clinical and administrative management of the increasingly complex telehealth nursing roles and responsibilities. Sixteen standards are included along with competencies for telehealth registered nurses, nurse executives, administrators, and managers. Use the publication as a tool to advance professional nursing practice, patient health, and the performance outcomes of telehealth institutions. This resource is ideal for writing policies, procedures, job descriptions; orienting staff; planning for Joint Commission surveys; and increasing the quality and safety of patient care..
This is the first comprehensive guide to setting up, operating, and practicing in a convenient care clinic. The book addresses all key medical and operational considerations pertaining to running these local retail health clinics that are rapidly proliferating in pharmacies, supermarkets, airports, and other locations throughout the U.S. The text describes the philosophy underlying retail care, its history and growth, and the parameters of its services. Pros and cons of different operational models are discussed. The book addresses the top 20 medical conditions likely to be seen in a retail clinic along with signs and symptoms, Written to educate healthcare providers and professionals entering the retail clinic market, it also serves as a text for nursing schools and programs for physicianís assistants that wish to add preparation for retail clinics and urgent care facilities to their curriculum.Key Features:Provides the essential information needed to establish, operate, and practice in a convenient care clinic or urgent care clinicDesigned for courses at the NP-DNP level, PAs, clinic managers, CNOs, graduate nurse/PA educators and studentsIdentifies 20 top conditions seen in retail health clinics and provides workup and treatment regimensIncludes metrics associated with retail medicineDiscusses philosophy of retail care and parameters of primary services.
This comprehensive guide to geriatric pain management provides the most current information available on assessment and treatment of pain in older adults. In a concise, reader-friendly format, the book provides techniques, tips, and tools for assessing pain and examines barriers to appropriate treatment. It addresses the physiological and psychosocial factors underlying the process and occurrence of pain and helps nurses to develop a comprehensive multimodal approach to pain management that includes pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions. The guide provides detailed coverage of medications commonly used for pain management, including all contraindications and side effects, so that nurses will be able to evaluate the best use of a medication in the context of comorbidities and sensitivities of each individual. Also addressed are chronic illnesses common to the elderly population, palliative and hospice care, treatment of concurrent depression and anxiety, treatment of cognitively impaired elderly, and techniques for assessment and intervention in cases of substance abuse.
Acute Care for Elders (ACE) is a model of care designed to improve functional outcomes and to improve the processes for the care of older patients. This model includes: an environment of care designed to promote improved function for older patients; an interdisciplinary team that works together to identify/address the vulnerabilities of the older patients; nursing care plans for prevention of disability; early planning to help prepare the patient to return home and a review of medical care to prevent iatrogenic illness.Acute Care for Elders: A Model for Interdisciplinary Care is an essential new resource aimed at assisting providers in developing and sustaining an ACE program. The interdisciplinary approach provides an introduction to the key vulnerabilities of older adults and defines the lessons learned from the Acute Care for Elders model. Expertly written chapters describe critical aspects of ACE: the interdisciplinary approach and the focus on function. The fundamental principles of ACE described in this book will further assist hospital leaders to develop, implement, sustain and disseminate the Acute Care for Elders model of care. Acute Care for Elders: A Model for Interdisciplinary Care is of great value to geriatricians, hospitalists, advance practice nurses, social workers and all others who provide high quality care to older patients
This text provides a comprehensive overview of the contributing factors to workplace stress and how to revisit [them] and our own mental health. How can nurses and health care workplaces expect to offer health and healing when such basic foundational human dynamics of mental health are not addressed? This work opens the door to both the dynamics and the deep dimensions of the root issues facing humanity and our places of work and play.
This is a comprehensive reference for long-term care administrators, practitioners and students who want to understand the options, issues, and trends related to the effective administration and management of long-term care communities. The book is unique in its in-depth focus on what needs to be accomplished and the evidence-based information about what actually works. Multifaceted insights address the ever-changing world of the long-term care industry and offer best practices and model programs in eldercare. This multidisciplinary book covers the most crucial aspects of management including federal and/or state regulations required to provide long-term care services and operate long-term care communities. It offers advice on care at home, naturally occurring retirement communities, and continuing care retirement communities, client care, staff retention, preventing elder abuse and neglect, anticipating and managing litigation and arbitration in long-term care, aging and human diversity, Alzheimer's Disease, palliative care, care transitions, and much more.
Here is an easy-to-use, quick-reference guide for nurse practitioners and other health care providers in emergency, medical, screening, fast track, and/or primary care settings with family patients. In a concise, optimally organized format that includes current, evidence-based guidelines, the resource delivers a wealth of information for assessment and management of the most commonly encountered problems in these settings.
This book, edited by a team of renowned older adult and nursing experts, considers the principles and practices of older adult nursing as well as the wider social considerations to do with an ageing population..
ReviewsThe only comprehensive source of current, evidence-based guidelines for nurse practitioners, nurse-midwives, clinical nurse specialists, and other health professionals who provide prenatal and postpartum care in outpatient settings, this clinical reference covers the latest health care guidelines in an easy-to-read, outline format.