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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.
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.
Memory Loss
eChapter  5
Added: 11/05/2009
Memory loss is a common complaint as people grow older. Memory function involves the ability to perceive something, the ability to register this perception, the ability to encode and store the memory ...and the ability to retrieve this information at a later date. In this chapter, the reader will learn about memory loss; its causes, assessment, treatment and more.
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.
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.
Falls in Aged Care
eChapter  9
Added: 11/05/2009
Falls among people over 65 are common. However, recent developments in research and practice indicate that a range of actions can be effective in reducing falls-related injuries among older people. Th...is chapter explores these developments, and suggests a range of options that can be implemented to reduce this risk in aged care.
Manual Handling and Mobility in Aged Car...e
eChapter  10
Added: 11/05/2009
The mobility and manual handling of people is an important aspect of aged care and an integral part of occupational health and safety practices. Correct technique will ensure staff safety and patient ...comfort. This chapter outlines essential skills in manual handling and mobility to ensure quality care.
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.
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。
第十六章: 轮班安排 (Rostering)
eChapter  16
Added: 31/03/2009
勤务簿是护士长用来规划和管理人力资源的最为重要的工具之一,而且轮班安排是一项复杂而要求高的工作,但往往不能引起足够的重视。...
第十三章: 制定政策及程序 (Wri...ting Policies and Procedures)
eChapter  13
Added: 31/03/2009
政策主要有两种:公共政策(政府制定的)与机构的内部政策(特定医疗保健单位制定的)。程序就是某种特定的做事方法,通过这种方法来确保所做...事情能符合政策的要求。确定的政策之一就是有关制定政策本身的声明。这个声明可能会概述政策制定、审查、批准以及实施的过程。政策的框架结构需要考虑到外部权力机构以及本机构的要求。在确定了基本的政策框架后,就需要制定及实施具体的政策。对于这一点,需要构建一个组织机构来完成这项工作。大多数机构都有一个政策与程序委员会。建立一个经过仔细研究和制作的、用于制定政策及程序的结构框架,就是向
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。...
第七章: 为下属护士提供建议 (...Counseling Your Staff)
eChapter  7
Added: 31/03/2009
作为一名护士长,为下属护士提供建议是护士管理工作的一个关键部分,也是与同事互动的一个重要方面。然而,护士长同样需要注意,在为下属护士...供建议时,需要高明的介入方法,谈话的保密性,最重要的一点就是帮助他们找出解决问题的方法。
第十二章: 使品质因素最大化 (...Maximising the Quality Factor)
eChapter  12
Added: 31/03/2009
卫生保健提供者要不断监督和改进体系以满足患者对于医疗服务安全、有效、合理的服务需求。随着互联网的应用,专业的保健人士需要与患者建立更...密切有效的合作关系。作为护士长要对其责任范围内的护理服务工作的质量负责。护士长最重要的作用是努力改进由他或她的团队提供的健康服务的质量和安全。
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。...
第十五章: 选择、招聘和雇用...工 (Selecting, Recruiting, and Retaining Staff)
eChapter  15
Added: 31/03/2009
当今,选择、招聘和雇用优秀的护士对于健康服务机构来说是一项重要的工作。护士们也将他们自己看作是有价值的、紧缺的资源。在招聘和雇用新护...时,如果护士长想要确保招收到的护士能够适合于所填补的空缺岗位,那就需要有一个充满活力的和创造性的招聘程序。
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。

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