Fast Facts for the Long-Term Care Nurse: What Nursing Home and Assisted Living Nurses Need to Know in a Nutshell

Editor/Author Eliopoulos, Charlotte
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 978-0-82-612198-1
Category: Health & Medicine - Nursing
Image Count: 4
Book Status: Pending
Predicted Release Month: June 2017
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The book 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 between these settings and those of acute settings, the distinct responsibilities of long-term care nurses, special needs of the residents, and major clinical challenges.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Part I: The Basics of Long-Term Care
  • 1. Unique Aspects of Long-Term Care
  • 2. Settings for Long-Term Care
  • 3. Reimbursement for Long-Term Care
  • 4. Regulations
  • 5. Long-Term Care Nursing Responsibilities
  • 6. Culture Change
  • Part II: The Nursing Process in Long-Term Care
  • 7. The Minimum Data Set (MDS)
  • 8. Assessing Needs Beyond the Minimum Data Set (MDS)
  • 9. Assessment Skills
  • 10. Identifying Changes in Status
  • 11. Creating Care Plans
  • 12. Ensuring Person-Centered Care
  • 13. Caring for Families
  • 14. Documentation Essentials
  • Part III: Clinical Challenges
  • 15. Promoting Medication Safety
  • 16. Reducing Common Risks
  • 17. Identifying and Managing Clinical Emergencies
  • 18. End-of-Life Care
  • Part IV: Residents With Dementia
  • 19. Overview of Dementia
  • 20. Communication Challenges
  • 21. Special Clinical Challenges
  • Part V: Management and Leadership
  • 22. Foundations of Leadership and Management
  • 23. Determining Staffing Needs
  • 24. Surveys
  • 25. Legal Aspects
  • 26. Self-Care
  • References
  • Recommended Reading
  • Resources