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Assisted Living Nursing: A Manual for Management and Practice

Assisted Living Nursing: A Manual for Management and Practice

Item Number: 8126
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This book is a comprehensive overview of both management activities and clinical competencies for assisted living nurses. The authors provide a theoretical framework for ethical assisted living nursing practice, but also provide practical decision-making models for management, guidance on time management and resource utilization, and information on risk management.Key topics include:
  • Management and leadership (public policies and regulations, economics of AL, marketing, management, finance and budget, legal and labor issues, quality improvement)
  • Approach to the resident (cultural aspects, psychosocial aspects, continuum of care, physical activity, prevention, pain)
  • Syndromes (visual and hearing impairment, dizziness, nutrition, incontinence, fall, behavioral problems in dementia, sleep disorders, pressure ulcers)
  • Psychological health (depression, anxiety, personality disorders, substance abuse)
  • Diseases and disorders (a wide range of physical problems are covered)Key themes of the book include:
  • Ethical nursing practice
  • Regulatory oversight
  • Palliative and hospice care principles
  • Rehabilitation/restorative nursing
  • Admission, retention, transfer, discharge assessment
  • Human relations (communication, performance evaluation, etc.)
  • Conflict resolution
  • Rehabilitation/restorative nursingAn appendix lists helpful web sites for the care of older adults.

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