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This chapter contains the references and index for Aged Care Nursing: A Guide to Practice. As well as the topic index, references for each chapter are provided and they form an invaluable starting poi...nt for those wishing to further pursue specific topics related to care of the elderly.
Inserting a Gastrostomy Tube
This chapter first discusses care needs before the insertion of a gastronomy tube. The chapter then presents an overview of the procedure for inserting a gastrostomy tube and concludes with a discussi...on of care needs after the insertion of a tube...
Living with a Gastrostomy Tube
This chapter describes some of the psychological responses to tube feeding. In addition, a process for assessing psychosocial challenges is outlined to help health care professionals understand and fa...cilitate the person's adjustment to tube feeding...
Reintroducing Meal Choices
People with a gastrostomy tube can have difficulty adjusting to a lifestyle that lacks food-centered activities. This chapter explores the symbolism of food and the losses experienced by people who ca...n no longer take food orally...
Care of Gastrostomy Tube
This chapter discusses the common problems encountered when managing gastrostomy tubes and the likely causes of these problems. The chapter also offers suggestions to reduce (or prevent) their occurre...nce...
This chapter discusses the steps involved in assessing a person's oral health, identifying risk factors and the provision of care to optimise oral health and minimize the development of mouth disorder...s associated with gastrostomy tubes...
Changing a Gastrostomy Tube
The range of gastrostomy tubes on the market continues to increase. Tubes vary in size, shape, length, outlet, skin disc, internal bumper, life expectancy and cost. This chapter outlines the various t...ypes of tubes and how and when they should be changed.
Selecting and Administering Medications
Most people with a gastrostomy tube require medication at some time. This chapter discusses various issues relating to the selection and administration of medications in tube-fed people......
This chapter presents an overview of the indications for using nasogastric tubes and the care of a person with a nasogastric tube. This chapter also highlights the special issues to be considered when... tube feeding is provided through a nasogastric tube...
Transferring Care from Hospital to Home
This chapter discusses the transition of care to another institution or to home. It refers to the passing on of information and documentation, education, the practicalities of gastrostomy feeding at h...ome, supplying formula and equipment and monitoring..
eChapter End Matter
This chapter contains the index to the Ausmed chapter series Gastrostomy Care: A Guide to Practice. In addition to this useful reference, a glossary of key terms included in the series is included and... a post-series test that readers may find useful to check their knowledge.
Recognising and Allowing for Their Probl...ems
This chapter identifies the difficulties that Alzheimer's disease usually causes, as well as highlighting the various problems in approximate order in which they are likely to occur. It also covers th...e thought that the carers reactions may sometimes contribute to the problems and ways to prevent jumping to conclusions and underestimating what someone with Alzheimer's is saying or doing.
Making the Most of Being Together
This chapter covers a range of strategies for ensuring that interactions with someone with Alzheimer's Disease go as well as possible. It details explanations of how to approach the other person, what... sort of setting is most appropriate, the role of nonverbal signals, touch and how pets and soft toys may provide a useful stimulus for some people.