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Critical care nursing of the elderly

Published on Jan 1, 1992
Terry Fulmer30
Estimated H-index: 30
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Marquis D. Foreman26
Estimated H-index: 26
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Mary K. Walker3
Estimated H-index: 3
Abstract
Part I Basic clinical issues with elderly populations: common geriatric problems becoming frail - failure to thrive delirium co-morbidity - assessment and impact pain nutrition injury prevention. Part II Nursing assessment and management: clinical approach pharmacological therapy patient education evaluating outcomes discharge planning - design and implementation family responses to critical care. Part III Specialized practice in critical care nursing: trauma care medical intensive care coronary care. Part IV Social and policy issues: ethical decision making end of life care spiritual and religious care legal guidelines for treatment policy issues culture.
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