Compact Clinical Guide to Geriatric Pain Management: An by Ann Quinlan-Colwell PhD RNC AHNBC FAAPM,MS, CRNP, CNS D'Arcy

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By Ann Quinlan-Colwell PhD RNC AHNBC FAAPM,MS, CRNP, CNS D'Arcy Yvonne

"The care of older adults affliction with soreness is a tough activity that demands figuring out in addition to compassion. Dr. Quinlan-Colwell has written an outstanding e-book that offers with each part of the issues which are encountered by way of caregivers....[This ebook] offers the reader with worthwhile wisdom that would decrease discomfort and enhance the lives of individuals confronting new, usually scary, problems."

From the Foreword by means of Ronald Melzack, PhD, FRSC
Professor Emeritus McGill University

"This is a well-written and concise book....Nurses and different healthcare pros will surely locate this ebook an invaluable source for knowing and handling geriatric pain."--Clinical Nurse Specialist

Older adults will be in particular at risk of the debilitating results of continual soreness, but there are usually boundaries to effectively assuaging soreness at the a part of aged sufferers and the wellbeing and fitness care execs who deal with them. This entire advisor to geriatric ache administration presents the most up-tp-date info on hand on review and therapy of discomfort in older adults.

In a concise, reader-friendly layout, the booklet presents suggestions, assistance, and instruments for assessing soreness and examines obstacles to acceptable remedy. It addresses the physiological and psychosocial components underlying the method and prevalence of discomfort and is helping nurses to enhance a finished multimodal method of ache administration that comes with pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions. The advisor presents specified insurance of medicines common for soreness administration, together with all contraindications and unintended effects, in order that nurses should be in a position to assessment the simplest use of a drugs within the context of comorbidities and sensitivities of every person. additionally addressed are persistent health problems universal to the aged inhabitants, palliative and hospice care, therapy of concurrent melancholy and nervousness, remedy of cognitively impaired aged, and strategies for evaluation and intervention in instances of substance abuse.

Key Features:

  • Provides concise but accomplished details on evaluate and therapy of geriatric pain
  • Includes special insurance of an outstanding number of ache medicinal drugs, together with contraindications and aspect effects
  • Explores limitations to acceptable treatment
  • Covers power ailments of the aged, palliative and hospice care, melancholy and nervousness, substance abuse, and therapy of cognitively impaired elderly
  • Written by way of a hugely revered practitioner and educator in geriatric discomfort management
  • Includes case reports, convenient tables, questions for mirrored image, and references for extra study

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