Evidence-Based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice

Evidence-Based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice
5th Ed.
2016 © Springer Publishing Company, LLC
DeAnne Zwicker DrNP, AGNP-BC; Elizabeth Capezuti PhD, RN, FAAN; Marie Boltz PhD, RN, GNP-BC, FGSA, FAAN; Terry Fulmer PhD, RN, FAAN
ISBN-10: 0-8261-7166-4 / ISBN-13: 978-0-8261-7166-5
eISBN-10: 0-8261-7167-2 / eISBN-13: 978-0-8261-7167-2
Nursing, Evidence Based Medicine, Geriatric Medicine


The new fifth edition of one of the premier references for geriatric nurses in hospital, long-term, and community settings, delivers current guidelines, real-life case studies, and evidence-based protocols developed by master educators and practitioners. With a focus on improving quality of care, cost-effectiveness, and outcome, the fifth edition is updated to provide the most current information about care of common clinical conditions and issues in older adults. Several new expert contributors present current guidelines about hip fractures, frailty, perioperative and postoperative care, palliative care, and senior-friendly emergency departments. Additionally, chapters have been reorganized to enhance logical flow of content and easy information retrieval.

Protocols are organized in a consistent format and include an overview, evidence-based assessment and intervention strategies, and an illustrative case study with discussion. Additionally, protocols are embedded within chapter text, providing the context and detailed evidence for each. Chapter objectives, annotated references, and evidence rating for each protocol are provided along with resources for additional study.

New to the Fifth Edition:

  • • Reorganized to enhance logical flow of information and ease of use
  • • Updated and revised
  • • Includes new contributions from expert educators and practitioners
  • • Provides new chapters on perioperative and postoperative care, general surgical care, care of hip fracture, palliative care, and the senior-friendly emergency department

Key Features:

  • • Delivers evidence-based, current guidelines and protocols for care of common clinical conditions in the elderly
  • • Illustrates application of clinical protocols to real-life practice through case studies and discussion
  • • Edited by nationally known geriatric leaders who are endorsed by the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing
  • • Written for nursing students, nurse leaders, and practitioners at all levels, including those in specialty roles

Doody's Reviews

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Score: 98/100
5/5 Stars
Specialty Score: 2.87 Nursing - Perioperative | 2.6 Nursing - Geriatrics
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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"The book is well organized in a logical flow of information. As a clinical educator and a gerontological nurse consultant, I appreciate the evidence-based protocols that help guide the decision-making, intervention strategies, and implementation process. This is a great tool for nursing education and practice. I often use it for teaching and managing nursing care delivery."

-- Katy Nguyen, M.S.N, R.N (MU Sinclair School of Nursing) Doody's Review

"As a gerontological clinical educator/research nurse, I will often use this as a reference. The format and the content are good, and the explanations of how to best use the evidence simplify the process of sifting through mountains of information to figure the best practice."

-- JDonna Minner, BSN, RN (University of Missouri-Columbia) Doody's Review - Previous edition

"Now more than ever, nurses are called upon to lead efforts to embed evidence-based practice in daily operations. As the IOM report states, 'nurses have key roles to play as team members and leaders for a reformed and better-integrated, patient-centered health care system.' The process of implementing sweeping change in health care will likely take years; however, nurses must start pragmatically and focus on these critically important protocols that have demonstrated improved outcomes for older adults. Simply stated, 'Pick this book up and use it."

-- From the Foreword, Susan L. Carlson, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, GNP-BC, FNGNA - President National Gerontological Nursing Association


The audience includes gerontological nurses, geriatric practitioners, and/or any healthcare providers who are interested in geriatric care. The authors and contributors are clinical experts in gerontological nursing.

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