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Gerontology and Geriatrics for NPs and PAs,
Edition 1 An Interprofessional Approach
Edited by Jill R. Beavers-Kirby, DNP, MS, ACNP-BC and Freddi I. Segal-Gidan

Publication Date: 31 May 2023
Description
Written by NPs and PAs who have a wealth of experience in the care of older adults across all practice settings, Gerontology and Geriatrics for NPs and PAs takes an evidence-based approach to both gerontology and geriatrics, incorporating the latest national and international guidelines and standards of care. This first-of-its-kind text takes an interprofessional, teamwork-based approach that reflects Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) core competencies, as well as the unique perspectives that NPs and PAs each bring to the collaborative care of older adults. 

Key Features

  • Covers both primary care and acute care of older adults and fully addresses both graduate-level and practitioner core competencies necessary for optimal care of older adults. 

  • Places a strong emphasis on wellness (including nutrition and the Healthy People 2030 targets), normal aging, common syndromes of aging, disease management, patient safety (particularly in acute care settings), and a patient-centered care approach. 

  • Features vibrant, full-color illustrations, a full-color design for ease of navigation, and graduate-level learning features that include Key Points at the end of each chapter for quick reference and exam preparation. 

  • Addresses a wide range of topics specifically focused on the common medical problems of older adults, with chapters logically organized for efficient study and quick clinical reference. 

  • An eBook version is included with purchase. The eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures and references, with the ability to search, customize your content, make notes and highlights, and have content read aloud. 

 

Evolve Instructor site with an image collection and test bank is available to instructors through their Elsevier sales rep or via request at https://evolve.elsevier.com. 

About the author
Edited by Jill R. Beavers-Kirby, DNP, MS, ACNP-BC, Associate Professor, Coordinator of NP Programs, Mount Carmel College of Nursing, Columbus, Ohio; Visiting Professor, Chamberlain College of Nursing, Downer's Grove, Illinois and Freddi I. Segal-Gidan
Table of Contents
Section I AGING
1 Biological and Physiological Change Theories
2 Normal Aging
3 Principles of Care
4 Ethical Issues in Care
5 Sexuality in Older Adults
Section II HEALTH PROMOTION AND DISEASE PREVENTION
6 Preventive Screenings and Immunizations
7 Promotion of Healthy Aging
8 Medication Use in Older Adults
9 Complementary and Integrative Therapies for Older Adults
Section III ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH PROBLEMS COMMON TO OLDER ADULTS
10 Clinical Assessment: Cognitive, Psychological, Social, Functional, and Medications
11 Common Geriatric Syndromes
12 Sensory Changes
13 Chronic Conditions
14 Infectious Diseases
15 Acute, Emergent, and Urgent Conditions
16 Musculoskeletal and Rheumatologic Conditions in the Older Adult
17 Cancer
18 Mental Health/Behavioral Health
Section IV CARE SYSTEMS FOR PROBLEMS OF OLDER ADULTS
19 Home Care
20 Acute Care
21 Long-Term Care
22 Palliative Care and Hospice
Appendix 1: Tools
Appendix 2: IPEC Competencies
Index
Book details
ISBN: 9780323608459
Page Count: 720
Illustrations : Approx. 375 illustrations (375 in full color)
Retail Price : £82.99
Instructor Resources
Audience

Physician Assistant (PA) students (154 accredited educational programs, with the number of clinically active PAs projected to increase by almost 72% in 15 years); graduating PAs studying for certification exams. 

 

Nurse Practitioner (NP) students (approximately 20,000 graduating annually) in Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGNP)  programs in master's and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs; graduating AGNPs and FNPs studying for certification exams.