Assisted Living Nursing: A Manual for Management and by Dr. Barbara Resnick PhD CRNP FAAN, Dr. Ethel Mitty EdD RN

By Dr. Barbara Resnick PhD CRNP FAAN, Dr. Ethel Mitty EdD RN

"Caring for the older grownup inhabitants is a problem and the aim of nursing perform is to assist protect or fix an older adult's functionality and maximize their wellbeing and fitness and caliber of lifestyles. This ebook is an excellent source for assisted dwelling clinicians and nurses who desire to serve this inhabitants. it really is good written, effortless to learn, and good prepared so it may be used as a textbook for nursing scholars in geriatric nursing." rating: ninety four, four stars --Doody's "This publication, written by means of and for nurses around the spectrum of nurse services (advanced perform nurses, delegating nurses, and the direct care workforce), covers all points of administration in addition to the various universal medical difficulties and syndromes we come upon between older adults. extra, this ebook proposes great review and intervention fabric that may aid the full wellbeing and fitness care workforce retain citizens inside of their AL groups via early attractiveness and administration of acute health problems. Kudos to our nursing colleagues for modifying this e-book and should it function the helpful advisor for AL citizens around the country." --John B. Murphy, MD President, American Geriatrics Society Professor of drugs and family members drugs Warren Alpert clinical college of Brown collage This publication presents a finished review of either administration actions and medical knowledge for assisted residing nurses. The authors offer useful directions and decision-making versions to assist nurses handle either the big- and small-scale demanding situations in their day-by-day perform. With Assisted dwelling Nursing, readers can achieve the fundamental problem-solving and job administration talents serious to their day-by-day paintings. The participants conceal a variety of themes, together with: administration Ethics in nursing perform Regulatory oversight and repayment Organizational tradition management theories and kinds clash solution Finance and funds administration threat review medical perform Admission-transfer-discharge evaluation an infection regulate Cultural facets of care Geriatric scientific syndromes and problems Palliative and hospice care rules Rehabilitation/restorative nursing Theories of getting older finally, this publication serves because the definitive, one-stop source, addressing almost each subject of curiosity to assisted dwelling nurses.

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6 Section I Management and Leadership Q   Have you been made to do things you didn’t want to do? Q   Have you signed a paper that you didn’t understand? Q   Have you been missing some meals? Q   Are you getting the assistance you need at home? THE CONTEXT OF ASSISTED LIVING NURSING PRACTICE The philosophy of AL is based on the industry’s declaration that it is a different care model for long-term care than ever known before. AL is not like a skilled nursing facility, nor a retirement hotel, but is rather a unique hybrid.

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