Advanced Practice Nursing in the Care of Older Adults


Laurie Kennedy-Malone PhD, GNP-BC, FAANP, FGSA, FAGHE
Lori Martin-Plank PhD, FNP-BC, NP-C, GNP-BC, FAANP
Evelyn G. Duffy DNP, AGPCNP-BC, FAANP 
Edition: 2nd edition
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: ISBN-13: 978-0-8036-6661-0

Meet the diverse health care needs of older adults!

Explore effective ways to enhance the wellness and independence of older adults across the wellness-illness continuum, including acute, primary, and long-term care.

This edition features:

  • Essential gerontological coverage perfect for Advanced Practice Nursing students
  • A focus on caring for the older adult along the wellness-illness continuum and how to help this population maintain wellness and independence
  • Body Systems chapters covering common disorders in the older adult
  • Coverage of psychosocial issues that can affect the health and wellness of the older adult, family and society
  • Evidence-based citations to support practice
  • "Signal Symptoms" feature to help you quickly target potential differential diagnoses
  • Consistent presentation of symptoms and syndromes and diseases and disorders to make reference easy
  • Thoroughly reviewed, revised and expanded content throughout that reflects the advances in the field
  • Polypharmacy chapter with coverage of anticholinergics, Beers criteria, stop/start tools for inappropriate medications, and medication reduction
  • Content on chronic illness with coverage of chronic care management billing/coding and transitional care
  • Changes in Aging chapter with content on atypical/altered presentations, geriatric syndromes, bimodal presentations of illness and myasthenia gravis
  • Content on health promotion with coverage of the annual Medicare exam, welcome to Medicare visit and cholesterol treatment guidelines