Additional support from Vancouver Coastal Health and the Richmond Community Foundation.
Seniors Community Support Services (SCSS) is a joint venture between Vancouver Richmond Information Services and Vancouver Coastal Health. Programs offered by SCSS are designed to enable Richmond sionrs and adults with chronic health problems stay in their own homes and remain independent for as long as possible.
AAP Textbook of Adolescent Care is an action-oriented working tool expressly built for efficient, on-target clinical problem-solving.
Broad scope - Nearly 200 chapters cover physical growth and development...examination and laboratory screening...sexual development...puberty...obesity...sleep disorders...adolescent dermatology and much more.
Clear management guidelines - Provides step-by-step recomendations: what to do, how to do it; when to admit, when to treat, when to refer.
Evidence-based approach - Treat patients and counsel parents with high confidence.
Excellent study reference - for the pediatric or internal medicine boards.
Integrated companion resources - Use with complementary AAP resources: AAP Textbook of Pediatric Care, Tools for Practice, and Pediatric Care Online.
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