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Gerontological Nurse Certification Review.

Author/Creator:
Wallace, Meredith, PhD, APRN-BC.
Publication:
New York : Springer Publishing Company, 2008.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (293 pages)
Edition:
1st ed.
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Subjects:
Geriatric nursing -- Examinations, questions, etc.
Nurse practitioners -- Examinations, questions, etc.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
The Gerontological Nurse Certification Review is an invaluable reference and certification test review guide for nurses preparing for RN Gerontological certification. Students studying gerontology, teachers preparing gerontology classes, and RNs working with older adults will also find this a practical and useful resource. The text presents information about preparing for the certification exam, a comprehensive compilation of content specific to gerontology, and a test bank of questions specifically developed for the RN. Why this is the only test review you need:.:.; Developed to address all aspects of ANCC exam.; Formatted for easy review and understanding of concepts.; Up-to-date and evidence-based.; 500 review questions to adequately prepare future gerontological nurses.; One of a kind--no other gerontological review books are currently available. ;chapter.
Contents:
Intro
Contents
Foreword
Preface
Chapter 1 Information for Taking the Certification Exam
Certification Exam Format
Detailed Test Content Outline
Total Number of Questions
Total Time
Obtaining the Application
Eligibility to Take the Exam
Scheduling the Test
What to Bring on the Day of the Exam
Time of Arrival
During the Exam
Receiving Test Results
Receiving Certificate and Pin
Hints for the Certification Exam
Chapter 2 Question Dissection and Analysis
Preparation Strategies
Review Content of Frequent Conditions Experienced by Older Adults
Strategies for Analyzing the Questions
Clues to Memorizing Information
Two Different Ideas in One Question
Prioritizing
Conclusion
Chapter 3 The Aging Population
Demographics
Categories of Aging
Ageism and Myths Among Nurses and Other Health Care Staff
Cultural Sensitivity
Theories of Nursing, Aging, Family, and Motivation
Nursing Theories
Aging Theories
Family Theory
Motivational Theory
Communication With Older Adults
Teaching-Learning Theories and Principles
Gerontological Nursing Today
Chapter 4 Assessment
History and Physical Exam Considerations
Health History
Physical Assessment
Normal Aging Changes
Cardiovascular System
Peripheral Vascular System
Respiratory System
Integumentary System
Gastrointestinal System
Urinary System
Sexual/Reproductive System
Sensory System
Neurological System
Chapter 5 Health Promotion
Levels of Prevention
Primary Prevention
Secondary Prevention (Screening)
Tertiary Prevention (Disease Management)
Barriers to Health Promotion Among Older Adults
Alcohol Use
Smoking
Nutrition and Hydration
Exercise
Sleep
Adult Immunization
Alternative and Complementary Health Care.
Chapter 6 Environments of Care
Safety and Security Issues
Falls
Use of Restraints
Hypo- and Hyperthermia
Relocation
Transportation
Territoriality and Personal Space
Community-Based Services and Resources
Residential Facilities
Skilled Nursing Facilities
Assisted Living Facilities
Continuing Care Retirement Communities
Homeless Elders
Chapter 7 Spirituality and Death and Dying
Principles of Effective End-of-Life Care
Physical Dimension
Psychological Dimension
Social Dimension
Spiritual Dimension
Advanced Directives
Hospice and Palliative Care
Grieving
Widowhood
Chapter 8 Acute and Chronic Physical Illnesses
Cardiac and Peripheral Vascular Problems
Hypertension
Congestive Heart Failure
Angina and Myocardial Infarction
Peripheral Vascular Disease
Respiratory Problems
Pneumonia
Influenza
Tuberculosis
Obstructive Airway Disease
Gastrointestinal Problems
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Hematological Problems
Anemia
Genitourinary Problems
Urinary Tract Infections
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Cancer
Prostate Cancer
Breast Cancer
Musculoskeletal Problems
Osteoarthritis and Degenerative Joint Disease
Osteoporosis
Metabolic and Endocrine Problems
Diabetes Mellitus
Immunologic Problems
Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
Neurological Problems
Parkinson's Disease
Cerebral Vascular Accident
Decubitus
Decubitus Ulcers
Sensory Problems
Common Eye Diseases
Common Ear Disease: Presbycusis
Chapter 9 Cognitive and Psychological Disorders
Introduction
Relationship of Depression and Suicidal Ideation
Dementia
Delirium
Chapter 10 Medication
Polypharmacy
Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics
Adverse Drug Reactions and Side Effects.
Compliance Issues
Chapter 11 Special Issues
Pain
Sexuality
Elder Neglect and Abuse
Chapter 12 Organizational and Health Policy Issues
Advocacy for Older Adults
Health Care Delivery Systems
Reimbursement
Older Americans Act
Medicare and Medigap
Medicare Managed Care, Prospective Payment Systems, and Other Medicare Systems
Medicaid
Long-Term Care Insurance
Veteran's Benefits
Chapter 13 Scope and Standards of Geriatric Nursing Practice
Leadership and Management
Quality Improvement
Organizational Concepts
Professional Development
Legal and Ethical Issues
Regulatory Guidelines
Ethical Principles and Decision Making
Research
Evidence-Based Practice
Posttest
Index
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Contributor:
Grossman, Sheila C., PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN.
Other format:
Print version: Wallace, Meredith, PhD, APRN-BC Gerontological Nurse Certification Review
ISBN:
9780826101150
9780826101143
OCLC:
437109733