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Wandering Behaviour in Aged Care Setting...s
eChapter  11
Added: 11/05/2009
Nurses who work with the elderly are familiar with those in residential care who are described as ‘wanderers.’ Episodes of wandering can cause significant stress to staff and families, and can eve...n lead to unnecessary injury to the wanderer themself. This chapter provides a basic insight into this complex phenomenon.
Skin and Oral Hygiene in Aged Care
eChapter  3
Added: 11/05/2009
Adequate skin and oral care is of extreme importance to the comfort, health and wellbeing of the elderly. Understanding how to deliver this care will ensure good patient care outcomes and prevent unne...cessary discomfort. This chapter provides evidence based guidelines to ensure that appropriate oral and skin care is undertaken.
Dysfunctional Behaviour in Aged Care Set...tings
eChapter  12
Added: 11/05/2009
Dysfunctional behavior of various forms can present significant challenges to nurses who care for the aged, and has a flow on effect upon patient outcomes and staff retention. This chapter deals with ...the reasons for dysfunctional behavior, what the common causes might be and provides different strategies for managing it.
History and Issues
eChapter  1
Added: 11/05/2009
This chapter focuses on the history of aged care. It explores its problems and benefits and suggests ways of improving the aged care system. With diagrams and sub-headings this chapter is accessible a...nd easy to understand...
Delirium and Dementia
eChapter  16
Added: 11/05/2009
Cognitive impairment is common in older people living in aged care. With the percentage of the population surviving into old age and requiring aged care expected to rise significantly in the next half... century, the percentage of those with delirium or dementia in care is also going to increase. This chapter describes how to identify cognitive deficits and to manage the resulting symptoms using the nursing process.
Elder Abuse
eChapter  21
Added: 11/05/2009
The abuse of elderly people occurs both in the community and in healthcare institutions. To be able to identify and act on possible abuse, nurses need specific education, training and guidance to heig...hten their awareness. This chapter explores the causes of abuse and provides advice on early prevention.
Prelims
eChapter  Prelims
Added: 11/05/2009
This chapter provides a preliminary introduction to Aged Care Nursing: A Guide to Practice. Emphasising the concepts of caring and dignity, the authors outline the themes, motivation and need for the ...book, and list the biographies of contributing authors.
The Whole Person
eChapter  3
Added: 11/05/2009
The dramatic increase in the longevity of older adults in our global society has brought an expansion in their numbers and in their potential for trauma and dementing illness, the most common of which... is Alzheimer's disease. Dementia is one of the major health problems of our ageing society. It is the nightmare the elderly pray to avoid. This chapter sets forth a holistic model for exploring the complexities of dementia.
Enriching the Environment
eChapter  4
Added: 11/05/2009
This chapter begins with an exposé of the everyday environments of care units as experienced by many people with dementia, and follows with a discussion of how and why such inappropriate and inadequa...te environments continue to exist. The chapter then discusses how practice can be transformed, how environments can be enriched, and how meaning can be restored to the lives of people with dementia.
Complementary Therapies
eChapter  18
Added: 11/05/2009
Complementary therapies are becoming an increasingly popular adjunct to patient care. There are a variety of strategies that nurses can offer their patients to improve the maintenance of personal heal...th. In this chapter you will learn about popular forms of complementary therapy and how they promote wellbeing in the elderly.
Care Plans
eChapter  15
Added: 11/05/2009
Planning and documenting care are two fundamental components of nursing practice. Care plans should always focus on care provision that emphasizes the concepts of dignity and caring, and need to meet ...the legal and ethical standards that will ensure continuity of care to the patient. This chapter updates readers on contemporary care plans and how they are now formulated with the person, for the person.
The Relatives' Perspective
eChapter  2
Added: 11/05/2009
This chapter explores some of the common issues faced by aged persons and their relatives. It provides useful food for thought for nurses who wish to provide professional empathetic care for family me...mbers faced with the responsibility of admitting their relative to an aged care facility. It informs on how nurses can provide invaluable information and assistance in this daunting responsibility.
第五章: 与其他学科相配合 (Wor...king with Other Disciplines)
eChapter  5
Added: 30/04/2009
保健报务的提供是一种合作性的努力过程,每个人都可以为工作些做出有价值的贡献。护士有责任确保提供高效率且效果良好的护理服务,所以护士长...必须了解如何将每一个人的作用容入到整体保健计划中, 并且必须确保其他人,包括患者在内,对此有所了解和尊重。对不同学科的理解有助于制度好的组织计划,并且有助于协调和处理种种不可避免的矛盾和问题。
第十章: 管理的风险 (Managing Ris...k)
eChapter  10
Added: 31/03/2009
有效的管理者的主要特征是对管理风险具有前瞻能力, 而不是等事情发展不利了再做出反应。对管理风险的前瞻能力是指对可能发展不顺利的事情做出评...估,制定计划应对这些风险,按计划行动,推动团队的共同努力,并且承认进步。
第九章: 业绩管理 (Managing Perfor...mance)
eChapter  9
Added: 31/03/2009
业绩管理是护士长鼓舞,激励他们的下属护士,并领导整个团队取得优秀临床成绩的一个重要环节。业绩管理包括评价个人的工作表现,复核目标,设...新的目标, 以及职业规划。业绩管理不光对护士长的工作尤为重要,对于护士本人也是一项很好的督促工作。
第二十一章: 管理患者亲属关...的问题 (Managing relatives' Concerns)
eChapter  21
Added: 31/03/2009
随着患者及其亲属知识的增加,他们对于医院和保健服务机构及其员工的期望也随之提高。患者亲属将不断地搜寻有关治疗的各方面信息,他们希望自...是知情者,并得到合理的解释。
第六章: 会议组织 (Making Meetings... Work)
eChapter  6
Added: 31/03/2009
对一个忙碌的护士长而言,会议既是一种资产,也是一种负债。如果会议目的是为了确定重要问题、解决问题和进行决策并因此为组织创造价值的话,...所有会议都必须包括某些关键性因素。护士长可以以参与者或主席的身份参加会议。无论是以参与者或主持人的身份参加会议,护士长都必须了解会议成功的关键因素, 这将有助于更加合理地利用会议时间,并使护士长更有信心改善其管理自身角色的能力。
第十一章: 职业健康和安全 (Occ...upational Health and Safety)
eChapter  11
Added: 31/03/2009
护理工作的是意在有限的资源范围内向患者提供最好的护理。而护理工作的本质性意味着由于工作的原因许多护士受伤或者生病。然而,护士却很少接...有关职业健康和安全法规方面的知识以及培训。
第十七章: 预算 (Budgeting)
eChapter  17
Added: 31/03/2009
预算是指由管理层使用的一种格式化的计划工具,这种工具用来将年度预期费用与年度预期收入进行比较。...
第十八章: 管理信息 (Managing Inf...ormation)
eChapter  18
Added: 31/03/2009
所有管理者都依赖其掌握的信息进行决策。因而,护士长知道如何有效利用信息就显得尤为重要。...

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