Evidence-Based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice

Publication Year: 2020

Edition: 6th Ed.

Authors/Editor: Boltz, Marie; Capezuti, Elizabeth; Zwicker, DeAnne; Fulmer, Terr

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 978-0-82-618814-4

Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 98

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The newest edition of this distinguished reference in geriatric nursing delivers updated guidelines, new illustrative case studies, and the latest evidence-based protocols developed by leading researchers, educators, and practitioners in each topic area. The sixth edition includes new approaches devoted to supporting LGBTQ+ elders, persons living with dementia and their families, and older adults living with HIV. New operational strategies provide guidance in using the electronic health record, implementing improved person-centered care approaches, and maintaining age-friendly atmospheres.

Using evidence derived from all levels of care, this text offers developed guidelines for improving both quality and outcomes when caring for older adults in multiple disciplines, including interprofessional team members, long-term care and other staff educators, social workers, dietitians, and physicians. Chapters provide assessment and management principles, clinical interventions, specialty practice, and models of care. They consistently feature chapter objectives, annotated references, evidence ratings for each protocol, and resources for further investigation. Each protocol is embedded within the chapter content to provide context and detailed evidence. The protocols consistently include an overview, evidence-based assessment, intervention strategies, and a supporting case study with discussion.

New Chapters:

  • Informational Technology: Embedding CPGs
  • Organizational Approaches to Promote Person-Centered Care
  • Environmental Approaches to Support Aging-Friendly Care
  • HIV Prevention and Care for the Older Adult
  • LGBTQ+ Perspectives
Key Features:
  • Best practices for in-patient, in-home, and long-term care settings
  • Case studies with discussions in each chapter to illustrate application of clinical practice and related Nursing Standard of Practice Protocol
  • The AGREE systematic method was used to evaluate each protocol and validate this book’s content


Platform: Ovid
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: Boltz, Marie; Capezuti, Elizabeth; Zwicker, DeAnne; Fulmer, Terr
ISBN: 978-0-82-618814-4
Language: English
Edition: 6th Ed.
Pages: 920
Year: 2020
Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 98

Doody Core Title
  • 2.67 (Geriatrics) Doodys Essential Title