Fast Facts for the Long-Term Care Nurse PDF ePub eBook

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Fast Facts for the Long-Term Care Nurse free pdf Today more than 10 million people require some form of long-term care, a number that is rapidly increasing and will continue to do so for years to come. This concise and user-friendly resource contains the fundamental information long-term care nurses need to provide all aspects of safe and effective care to their patients in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Written by a renowned and highly respected nurse leader in long-term care and gerontology, it presents key facts and core competencies related to the clinical and managerial responsibilities of nurses in these settings. Information on the specific skills required for this challenging specialty, as well as must-know information on regulatory standards, site visits, management and leadership, and dementia care, is presented in a consistent format for quick access to information. The guide embodies a holistic approach to nursing that recognizes the importance of quality of life in addition to quality of care. It provides an overview of the unique features of long-term care, addressing the operational differences in these settings from those of acute settings, the distinct responsibilities of long-term care nurses, special needs of the residents, and major clinical challenges. Since most long-term care nurses are responsible for supervising unlicensed personnel, the book addresses relevant management and leadership issues. The guide also covers legal risks, documentation essentials, and the importance of self-care. Additionally, it offers guidance in the use of evidence-based knowledge within the constraints of long-term settings. Features such as ""Pearls of Wisdom"" and ""Fast Facts Highlights"" assist readers in reinforcing and applying content. Also included are plentiful resources for more in-depth information. The book will also serve as a useful study resource for Long-Term Nursing Care Certification. Key Features: Embodies the essential competencies for long-term care nursing practice Presents information in a concise easy-to-access format with bulleted facts, ""Pearls of Wisdom,"" and ""Fast Facts Highlights"" Addresses management and leadership issues germane to the long-term care setting Includes must-know information on regulatory standards, site visits, legal risks, documentation essentials, and more Guides nurses in using evidence-based knowledge in long-term care settings

About Charlotte Eliopoulos

Charlotte Eliopoulos , MPH, PhD, RN, is a well-known and highly respected nurse leader in long-term care and gerontology. She is currently Executive Director, American Association for Long-Term Care Nursing (AALTCN), and also works in private practice where she serves as a consultant on education, writing, and speaking about long- term care, geriatric nursing, integrative and holistic care of chronic conditions, culture change, staff development in long-term care, writing for publication, and self-care for nursing staff. Previous positions include Executive Director, The Wellspring Program for Culture Change- Interim Executive Director, National Association Directors of Nursing Administration Long-Term Care- President, American Holistic Nurses Association- Director of Education, Health Education Network- Director of Nursing and Vice President for Clinical Services, Levindale Geriatric Center and Hospital, Baltimore, USA, MD- Associate Faculty, Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, USA, MD- Consultant, Geriatric Care Services, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene- and Clinical Specialist in Gerontological Nursing, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, USA, MD. Dr. Eliopoulos also is a prolific and acclaimed author, having been the Editor, Board Member, or Column Writer for fourteen journals. She is currently Editor for Nursing Assistant Educator and Annals of Long-Term Care . In addition, Dr. Eliopoulos has authored 20 books on the topics of gerontology, long-term care, administration, culture change, holistic nursing, and complementary and alternative therapies, among others. She has been awarded six AJN Book of the Year Awards for her publications.

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Author : Charlotte Eliopoulos
Publisher : Springer Publishing Co Inc
Data Published : 30 May 2015
ISBN : 0826121985
EAN : 9780826121981
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 247 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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