By Elizabeth A. Capezuti PhD RN FAAN, Michael L. Malone MD, Paul R. Katz MD, Mathy Mezey DSc EdD MED BSN

"The info [in this publication] is astounding. I reviewed issues during which i've got services and was once very chuffed. this is often a good addition to my library and that i will confer with it usually, very similar to a clinical dictionary. ranking: ninety, four Stars.--Doody's clinical Reviews

"The 3rd version of this encyclopedia offers 273 finished, but succinct, entries on various subject matters regarding elder care. … furthermore, some of the entries contain see additionally references that aid readers simply navigate the publication. Entries are written at an undergraduate point and will be precious for practitioners, scholars, and caregivers…Recommended."–Choice: present reports for tutorial Libraries

This interdisciplinary medical reference encompasses greater than 310 present entries on a extensive variety of subject matters on the topic of geriatrics and geriatric care throughout a number of wellbeing and fitness care disciplines. The 3rd variation displays the various advances in geriatrics that experience happened because the e-book of the second one variation in 2006. It includes the up-to-date, evidence-based contributions of greater than 260 nationally famous geriatric healthcare pros concerning elder-care issues on the subject of society, neighborhood, caregiving, and the person. thoroughly new entries deal with Geriatric Care types (acute take care of elders, venture BOOST), Geriatric wellbeing and fitness matters (diarrhea in adults, lengthy hospitalization, frailty, fronto-temporal dementia, re-hospitalization, acute urinary retention, character and getting older, fundamental palliative care), know-how and getting older (Smart domestic sensors, Telehealth, Surveillance technology), and more.

The Encyclopedia is geared up alphabetically and comprises hyperlinks to big Web-based assets and Apps. medical issues comprehensively tackle analysis, remedy, and affliction administration. health and wellbeing care clinicians around the continuum will locate this reference―the just one of its kind--to be a precious consultant to creating applicable referrals to social provider companies, and social provider pros may be good expert via hugely obtainable descriptions of diagnoses, scientific syndromes, and care administration.

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  • Includes over 310 up to date geriatric and geriatric care medical entries throughout a number of healthcare disciplines
  • Contains cutting-edge contributions from over 260 nationally well-known geriatric healthcare specialists
  • Provides medical content material for social carrier execs and social care details for clinicians
  • Offers new info on a number of subject matters when it comes to Geriatric Care versions, Geriatric future health issues, and know-how and getting older
  • References a number of Web-based assets and Apps

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Efforts to improve care for acutely ill older persons can begin with efforts to prevent illnesses and avoid hospitalization. , polypharmacy, imposed bed rest, poor communication, and poor coordination of care). , depression, cognitive impairment, and physical deconditioning) that often may go undetected or untreated. There are four main components to the ACE unit model of care: a prepared environment, patient-centered care, interdisciplinary team rounds with early discharge planning, and medical care review.

Polypharmacy, imposed bed rest, poor communication, and poor coordination of care). , depression, cognitive impairment, and physical deconditioning) that often may go undetected or untreated. There are four main components to the ACE unit model of care: a prepared environment, patient-centered care, interdisciplinary team rounds with early discharge planning, and medical care review. The physical environment of an ACE unit is designed to enhance the older patient’s ability to perform his or her own self-cares (ADL’s), and mobility.

De Witte, L. P. (2011). Predicting ADL disability in communitydwelling elderly people using physical frailty indicators: A systematic review. BioMedCentral Geriatrics, 11(1), 33. , & Richardson, J. (2009). Chapter 17: Evaluation of functional performance. In B. R. Bonder, V. Dal Bello-Haas, M. B. Wagner, B. R. Bonder, V. Dal BelloHaas & M. B. ,Vol. 3, pp. 427–448). A. Davis Company. ACUTE CARE FOR ELDERS During an acute illness, older adults face the risk of complications of hospitalization including delirium, functional decline, falls while in the hospital, immobility, the development of new pressure ulcers, undernutrition, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, central line–associated infections, Clostridium difficile–associated diarrhea, and adverse drug events.

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