By Ann Schmidt Luggen Phd RN MSN CS BC-ARNP CNAA, Sue E. Meiner EdD APRN BC GNP

ISBN-10: 0826123627

ISBN-13: 9780826123626

ISBN-10: 0826123635

ISBN-13: 9780826123633

This concise advisor offers nurses with the instruments to aid older adults with arthritis in achieving the top attainable caliber of existence. sensible tips about nursing administration, self care, and the significance of workout are a spotlight all through. half one provides particular arthritic stipulations in a uniform structure -- epidemiology, scientific positive factors and administration, analysis, pharmacotherapy, and nursing administration and interventions. half provides basic thoughts for coping with arthritis, together with finished chapters on a ache administration, workout, and sufferer educating. Any nurse operating with the aged will locate this a basic source.

Show description

Read Online or Download Care of Arthritis in the Older Adult (Springer Series on Geriatric Nursing) PDF

Best gerontology books

Connecting Through Music with People with Dementia: A Guide for Caregivers

For individuals agony with dementia, the realm can turn into a lonely and remoted position. track has lengthy been a necessary software in transcending cognitive matters; bringing humans jointly, and permitting an individual to stay within the second. This basic publication demonstrates how even uncomplicated sounds and pursuits can have interaction individuals with dementia, selling leisure and pleasure.

Delmar's geriatric nursing care plans

Deal with your aged sufferers with compassion, competence, and sound nursing ability. Delmar's Geriatric Nursing Care Plans, 3rd variation, offers specific info for nurses taking care of the getting older inhabitants. The expanding variety of geriatric sufferers and the various components of care supply (home, health facility, long term care facility, retirement group, and outpatient clinics) suggest that hugely expert and useful nursing care is a needs to.

The SAGE Handbook of Social Gerontology

The subject material of this instruction manual offers with essentially the most hard concerns for societies within the twenty first Century, specifically, the social, fiscal and cultural alterations linked to person getting older and the swiftly starting to be fact of the ageing of human populations. The SAGE guide of Social Gerontology offers a accomplished evaluation of key developments and concerns within the box of getting old, drawing upon the whole diversity of social technology disciplines.

Nurse to Nurse Dementia Care

Study dementia care from an skilled colleague! From a senior college member of the Copper Ridge Institute comes peer-to-peer advice on how one can provide the absolute best care to dementia sufferers and their households. a part of McGraw-Hill's Nurse to Nurse sequence, this identify comprises PDA obtain of the full textual content, vignettes, nursing indicators that function just-in-time details on complicated or fairly very important points of sufferer care, and healing discussion packing containers that supply nurses with particular verbal exchange ideas for either sufferers and their households.

Additional resources for Care of Arthritis in the Older Adult (Springer Series on Geriatric Nursing)

Sample text

One possible explanation for the development of OA is failure to maintain this homeostasis (O'Rourke, 2001). Another theory suggests that subchondral bone may sustain repeated microfractures that result in stiffening and ineffective shock absorbing. Subchondral bone changes are viewed as an important cause of OA rather than a sequel of cartilage damage (O'Rourke, 2001). , 2000). Changes in the load-bearing joints are most pronounced on the articular cartilage. Susceptibility to cartilage damage increases with age and may be the result of abnormal biomechanics that lead to stress and alteration in the normal structure.

Rheumatoid Arthritis 37 Lymphadenopathy occurs frequently with active RA. These nodes are often felt in the axillary, inguinal, and epitrochlear areas; they are mobile and nontender. With good control of RA, the lymphadenopathy diminishes. Felty's Syndrome This is RA with splenomegaly and leukopenia. It occurs usually in RA patients with longstanding, seropositive, nodular disease with lower extremity ulcerations and hyperpigmentation. A recently recognized variant of Felty's occurs mainly in older adults early in the disease course of RA.

See chapter 3, pain management. NURSING MANAGEMENT The geriatric nurse has an important role to play in the management of the older adult with RA. The nurse's support can positively affect self-care and ultimately improve quality of life. Some nursing diagnoses that are appropriate for the older adult with RA include (Luggen & Luggen, 1998): Alteration in role performance related to crippling effects of RA Impaired physical mobility related to pain and joint deformity Pain related to joint inflammation Ineffective coping related to depression of chronic illness Interventions and Outcomes Alteration in role performance related to crippling effects of RA Expected outcome: The patient will learn to function in usual roles as much as possible.

Download PDF sample

Care of Arthritis in the Older Adult (Springer Series on Geriatric Nursing) by Ann Schmidt Luggen Phd RN MSN CS BC-ARNP CNAA, Sue E. Meiner EdD APRN BC GNP


by Donald
4.4

Rated 4.80 of 5 – based on 37 votes