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Evidence-Based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice

by Elizabeth Capezuti Editor · DeAnne Zwicker Editor


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"As a gerontological clinical educator/research nurse, I will often use this as a reference. The format and the content are good, and the explanations of how to best use the evidence simplify the process of sifting through mountains of information to figure the best practice." Score: 97, 5 stars


"This third edition holds the promise of bringing yet another level of depth and sophistication to understanding the best practices for assessment, interventions, and anticipated outcomes in our care of older adultsÖ. Evidence-Based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice is intended to bring the most current, evidence-based protocols known to experts in geriatric nursing to the audience of students, both graduate and undergraduate, practitioners at the staff level from novice to expert, clinicians in specialty roles (educators, care managers, and advanced practice nurses), and nursing leaders of all levelsÖ.We owe a debt of gratitude to the many authors and the editors for bringing this work to us."—from the preface by Susan Bowar-Ferres, PhD, RN, CNAA-BC, Senior Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer, New York University Hospitals Center

"The greatest beneficiaries of these new practice protocols, however, will be the older adults and their family members who stand to benefit from the greater consistency in care and improved outcomes from care based on the best evidence that is tempered with the expertise of advanced clinician-scholars."—from the foreword by Eleanor S. McConnell, RN, PhD, APRN, BC, Associate Professor and Director, Gerontological Nursing Specialty; Clinical Nurse Specialist, Durham Veterans Administration Medical Center; Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center

This is the third, thoroughly revised and updated edition of the book formerly entitled Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice. The protocols address key clinical conditions and circumstances likely to be encountered by a hospital nurse caring for older adults. They represent "best practices" for acute care of the elderly as developed by nursing experts around the country as part of the Hartford Foundation's Nurses Improving Care to the Hospitalized Elderly project (NICHE).

This third edition includes 17 revised and updated chapters and more than 15 new topics including critical care, diabetes, hydration, oral health care, palliative care, and substance abuse. Each chapter includes educational objectives, assessment of the problem, nursing intervention or care strategies, and references; most chapters have case studies.

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Mathy Mezey (Editor)

Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, is president of the John A. Hartford Foundation and leads its work to improve the health of older adults in the United States. Dr. Fulmer was previously university distinguished professor and dean of the Bouvé College...

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Elizabeth Capezuti (Editor)

Elizabeth (Liz) Capezuti, PhD, RN, FAAN, is the William Randolph Hearst chair in gerontology and assistant dean for research at the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing of Hunter College of the City University of New York (CUNY). Dr. Capezuti teache...

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DeAnne Zwicker (Editor)

DeAnne Zwicker, DrNP, AGNP-BC, is an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)-certified adult nurse practitioner and geriatric nurse practitioner. She is currently working as an independent geriatric consultant. She completed her doctor of nur...

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Terry T. Fulmer
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Mathy Mezey
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Elizabeth Capezuti
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DeAnne Zwicker
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Deanna Gray-Miceli
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Malvina Kluger
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Malvina Kluger
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