Helps you tailor your nursing care to meet the highly specialized needs of your geriatric patients. You'll find reliable solutions to more than 60 acute and chronic health problems common to older adults, including pneumonia, osteoarthritis, heart failure, Parkinson's disease. [from back cover]
This training program provides solutions to a variety of real life problems experienced by older adults and their care providers. Both video and printed materials are designed for nurses, nursing assistants, and other professional and paraprofessional health care providers.
"A training video with supportive printed materials" - Cover
Printed materials by Marianne Smith, Kathleen C. Buckwalter
Video co-produced by Terra Nova Films, Inc. and Abbe, Inc.
Constructed in three parts: risk factors, prevention strategies, and future research directions. Coverage includes epidemiology, critical appraisal of the roles of exercise, environment, footwear, and medication, evidence-based risk assessment, and targeted and individually tailored falls-prevention strategies.
This package contains an interactive educational CD ROM and an educational DVD. The information provided is based on over 10 years of research into improving bathing for persons with dementia.
Topics covered include: Person-centered techniques - simple practical approaches to making showering, tub bathing, in-room bathing, and hair washing more comfortable / bathing equipment and supplies - new products to use so bathing is easier and more convenient, with web links / Facility bathing policies - methods of changing policies to promote person-centered care / Federal nursing home regulations - key issues to help facility staff better understand expectations and comply with regulations
Separate tracks are available for nurses, nursing assistants, nursing home administrators, surveyors, ombudspersons and home care givers.