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Clinical Management of Patients in Subacute and Long-Term Care Settings

Clinical Management of Patients in Subacute and Long-Term Care Settings - 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0323018623

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ISBN13: 978-0323018623
ISBN10: 0323018629
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Edition/Copyright: 05
Publisher: C.V. Mosby Co.
Published: 2005
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Clinical Management of Patients in Subacute and Long-Term Care Settings - 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0323018623

Terry Mahan Buttaro

ISBN13: 978-0323018623
ISBN10: 0323018629
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 05
Publisher: C.V. Mosby Co.

Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

An ideal reference for nurse practitioners and physician assistants working in rehabilitation and subacute settings, this comprehensive resource covers topics specific to the medical management of acutely ill adult and elderly patients with multiple co-morbid health problems. It also features information on advanced directives, end-of-life care, and regulatory and compliance concerns that often impact treatment decisions.

  • Coverage of each disorder includes: a brief description, risk factors, the history and physical examinations, diagnostics, differential diagnoses, treatment plan, complications, considerations for consultation and hospitalization, and nursing, patient, and family education.
  • Categories of diagnostic evaluation include laboratory evaluation, imaging tests, and other clinically indicated tests.
  • Differential diagnoses list both probable and possible diagnoses encouraging the reader to consider potential causes for the patient's signs and symptoms.
  • Treatment recommendations are based on evidence-based research findings and empirical data, recognizing that many decisions for care are based on the provider's knowledge of the patient and prevailing practice.
  • Offers important information on health promotion.
  • Discusses topics such as advanced directives, family issues, and reimbursement.
  • Includes a complete chapter on functional concerns

Table of Contents

1. Admission Process
2. Regulations and Reimbursement
3. Skin Disorders

Skin Lesions
Wound care
Pruritus
Cellulitis

4. Pulmonary Disorders

Exacerbation of COPD
Pneumonia
Influenza
Pulmonary embolism

5. Cardiovascular Disorders

Atrial Fibrillation
Stroke
Chest pain
Heart failure
Deep vein thrombophlebitis
Hypertension

6. Gastrointestinal Disorders

Abdominal Pain
Constipation
Diarrhea

7. Genitourinary Disorders

Renal Failure
Urinary tract infection

8. Neurologic Disorders

Delirium
Dementia

9. Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders

Hypoglycemia
Hyperglycemia
Hypothyroidism
Hyperthyroidism

10. Fluid and Electrolyte Disorders

Hypernatremia
Hyponatremia
Hypokatremia
Hyperkalemia
Hypocalcemia
Hypercalcemia
Hypermagnesmia
Hypomagnesmia
Intravenous Fluids: Hypovolemia and Hypervolemia

11. Hematologic Disorders

Anemia

12. Multisystem Disorders

Fever
PMR/Temporal arteritis

13. Mental Health Disorders

Anxiety
Depression

14. The Post-operative Patient

Post-operative Care

15. Functional Concerns

Falls
Feeding Issues
Dysphagia
Feeding Difficulty
Malnutrition
Weight loss

16. Special Considerations

Insomnia
Pain Management
Palliative Care

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