Acute Care for Elders: A Model for Interdisciplinary Care by Michael L. Malone, Elizabeth A. Capezuti, Robert M. Palmer

By Michael L. Malone, Elizabeth A. Capezuti, Robert M. Palmer

Acute take care of Elders (ACE) is a version of care designed to enhance sensible results and to enhance the tactics for the care of older sufferers. This version comprises: an atmosphere of care designed to advertise more suitable functionality for older sufferers; an interdisciplinary group that works jointly to identify/address the vulnerabilities of the older sufferers; nursing care plans for prevention of incapacity; early making plans to aid organize the sufferer to come domestic and a assessment of remedy to avoid iatrogenic illness.

Acute take care of Elders: A version for Interdisciplinary Care is an important new source aimed toward supporting companies in constructing and maintaining an ACE program. The interdisciplinary technique offers an creation to the foremost vulnerabilities of older adults and defines the teachings discovered from the intense deal with Elders model. Expertly written chapters describe serious elements of ACE: the interdisciplinary strategy and the focal point on function. The basic ideas of ACE defined during this ebook will extra support medical institution leaders to improve, enforce, maintain and disseminate the extreme deal with Elders version of care. Acute deal with Elders: A version for Interdisciplinary Care is of serious price to geriatricians, hospitalists, enhance perform nurses, social staff and all others who supply prime quality care to older patients.

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Org A. D. L. Malone et al. 1007/978-1-4939-1025-0_2, © Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014 9 10 M. Cleveland et al. Abbreviations ACE APN Acute Care for Elders Advanced practice nurse The Team Approach to Interdisciplinary Care Overview Americans are living longer and accumulating more health care burden. Complexity of care, number of providers and medications taken per patient continue to rise. Models of care have undergone a virtual revolution to meet the needs of the increasingly complicated patient.

Francis, and Kenneth E. Covinsky Abstract Hospitalization is a sentinel event in the life of an older person. Despite appropriate treatment for the reason for admission to the hospital, older adults suffer high rates of hospitalization-associated disability (HAD) and other complications such as delirium, falls, and pressure ulcers with long-term consequences. HAD carries a poor prognosis for further disability, nursing home placement, and increased mortality and confers significant costs to patients, families, and society.

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