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

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

"The care of older adults pain with ache is a tricky activity that demands knowing in addition to compassion. Dr. Quinlan-Colwell has written a great booklet that offers with each aspect of the issues which are encountered by way of caregivers....[This publication] presents the reader with precious wisdom that would lower agony and increase the lives of individuals confronting new, frequently scary, problems."

From the Foreword via Ronald Melzack, PhD, FRSC
Professor Emeritus McGill University

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

Older adults should be particularly prone to the debilitating results of continual soreness, but there are frequently obstacles to effectively assuaging discomfort at the a part of aged sufferers and the overall healthiness care execs who deal with them. This entire advisor to geriatric soreness administration offers the most up-tp-date details on hand on evaluate and remedy of discomfort in older adults.

In a concise, reader-friendly layout, the ebook presents ideas, tips, and instruments for assessing ache and examines obstacles to acceptable remedy. It addresses the physiological and psychosocial elements underlying the method and incidence of discomfort and is helping nurses to boost a finished multimodal method of ache administration that comes with pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions. The advisor offers precise insurance of medicines wide-spread for discomfort administration, together with all contraindications and unintended effects, in order that nurses might be capable of evaluation the simplest use of a medicine within the context of comorbidities and sensitivities of every person. additionally addressed are power health problems universal to the aged inhabitants, palliative and hospice care, therapy of concurrent melancholy and nervousness, therapy of cognitively impaired aged, and strategies for evaluation and intervention in circumstances of substance abuse.

Key Features:

  • Provides concise but finished info on evaluate and therapy of geriatric pain
  • Includes designated insurance of an excellent number of ache medicinal drugs, together with contraindications and aspect effects
  • Explores obstacles to acceptable treatment
  • Covers persistent illnesses 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 soreness management
  • Includes case stories, convenient tables, questions for mirrored image, and references for added study

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