Gerontology and Geriatrics for NPs and PAs, 1st Edition
Covers both primary care and acute care of older adults and fully addresses both graduate-level and practitioner core competencies necessary for optimal care of older adults.
Places a strong emphasis on wellness (including nutrition and the Healthy People 2030 targets), normal aging, common syndromes of aging, disease management, patient safety (particularly in acute care settings), and a patient-centered care approach.
Features vibrant, full-color illustrations, a full-color design for ease of navigation, and graduate-level learning features that include Key Points at the end of each chapter for quick reference and exam preparation.
Addresses a wide range of topics specifically focused on the common medical problems of older adults, with chapters logically organized for efficient study and quick clinical reference.
An eBook version is included with purchase. The eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures and references, with the ability to search, customize your content, make notes and highlights, and have content read aloud.
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Section I AGING
1 Biological and Physiological Change Theories
2 Normal Aging
3 Principles of Care
4 Ethical Issues in Care
5 Sexuality in Older Adults
Section II HEALTH PROMOTION AND DISEASE PREVENTION
6 Preventive Screenings and Immunizations
7 Promotion of Healthy Aging
8 Medication Use in Older Adults
9 Complementary and Integrative Therapies for Older Adults
Section III ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH PROBLEMS COMMON TO OLDER ADULTS
10 Clinical Assessment: Cognitive, Psychological, Social, Functional, and Medications
11 Common Geriatric Syndromes
12 Sensory Changes
13 Chronic Conditions
14 Infectious Diseases
15 Acute, Emergent, and Urgent Conditions
16 Musculoskeletal and Rheumatologic Conditions in the Older Adult
18 Mental Health/Behavioral Health
Section IV CARE SYSTEMS FOR PROBLEMS OF OLDER ADULTS
19 Home Care
20 Acute Care
21 Long-Term Care
22 Palliative Care and Hospice
Appendix 1: Tools
Appendix 2: IPEC Competencies
Jill R. Beavers-Kirby, DNP, MS, ACNP-BC, Associate Professor, Coordinator of NP Programs, Mount Carmel College of Nursing, Columbus, Ohio; Visiting Professor, Chamberlain College of Nursing, Downer's Grove, Illinois and Freddi I. Segal-Gidan