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Fast facts for dementia care : what nurses need to know in a nutshell

Miller, Carol A. (Author).

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Kirtland Community College Library RC 521 .M55 2012 30775305526411 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780826120366
  • ISBN: 0826120369
  • ISBN: 9780826120373
  • ISBN: 0826120377
  • Physical Description: print
    xi, 220 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2012.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note: Dementia: What it is, What it is not, and What Nurses Can Do. Defining dementia -- Distinguishing between dementia and delirium -- Identifying conditions that mimic dementia -- Keeping up to date on options for management. -- Caring for the Person With Dementia. Providing person-centered care for people with dementia -- Caring for the person with mild dementia -- Caring for the person with moderate dementia -- Caring for the person with advanced dementia. -- Issues Posing Particular Challenges in Clinical Settings. Issues related to specific care settings -- Assessing and managing pain -- Addressing safety issues: falls, restraints, and wandering -- Communicating with people who have dementia. -- Managing Dementia-Associated Behaviors. Dementia-associated behaviors -- Issues related to daily activities -- Broader Aspects of Care for People with Dementia. Ethical and legal issues -- Nursing strategies to address caregiver needs.
Summary, etc.: This addition to the Fast Facts series is a guide for nurses in adult health clinical settings on how to provide person-centered care for patients who have dementia as a concurrent condition. It offers the most up-to-date information on dementia and provides strategies for clinical management that facilitate the nurse's work while improving care for patients. The book presents specific care strategies for all stages of dementia and emphasizes relatively simple interventions that nurses can incorporate into their care plans to prevent problems or address them before they escalate. The guide distinguishes between dementia and conditions that mimic dementia, discusses issues related to specific care settings, presents person-centered strategies for families and care partners, and covers the assessment and management of pain, safety concerns, communication strategies, and ethical and legal issues. It additionally provides numerous resources that nurses can offer to caregivers, and serves as a daily companion for all clinical nurses who work with older patients in any setting, including the emergency room, medical-surgical unit, medical office, and community mental health settings.
Subject: Dementia Nursing
Geriatric nursing
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