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Elder Abuse Prevention

Provides information to facilitate assessment of older persons in domestic and institutional settings who are at risk for elder abuse and recommends interventions to reduce the incidence of mistreatment. Contains thirteen assessment tools, instruments, and forms to use in patient assessment of elder abuse. Also included is one relevant Nursing Outcome Classification (NOC), and relevant labels and definitions of NOC and Nursing Interventions. Written 2004; Revised 2010; 2017


Acute Pain Management

Helps providers manage acute pain in elderly patients. Outcomes of effective management include reduced pain levels, minimization or elimination of complications of pain treatment, and increased patient satisfaction with pain management. Includes guides for baseline pain assessment, patient/family education, acute pain monitoring, and pharmacological and nonpharmacological treatments. Written 1997; Revised 2000; 2003; 2006; 2016

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