|Assessment and Management of Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Temporal Arteritis in Older Adults
||Polymyalgia rheumatic (PMR) is a periarticular rheumatic condition characterized by pain and stiffness, primarily in the neck, shoulders, hips, and pelvic girdle. Temporal arteritis (TA) or giant cell arteritis, the most common primary vasculitis in ...
|Audiovisual Reviews – “I Only Hear You When I See Your Face,” Produced by Hope for Hearing Foundation
||How does an older person with hearing loss react when his sleep is interrupted during the night by a soft-spoken nurse carrying a flashlight? I Only Hear You When I See Your Face is a short video that depicts the hospital experience of a partially de...
|Audiovisual Reviews – “I Think We're Going to Make It” Produced by Richard Neufel, MD
||This five-segment video depicts a multidisciplinary approach to the planning, implementation, and evaluation of a restraint-free environment for the frail elderly. In each of the segments, the special needs of the vulnerable older adult for safety an...
|Beta-blocker medication usage in older women after myocardial infarction
||Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess demographic characteristics of women prescribed beta-blocker (β-blocker) medication and compare to those not using β-blocker medication, and to determine if there are differences in depress...
|Central Obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome: Implications for Primary Care Providers
||Purpose: To describe screening measures that will determine which clients are at risk For the metabolic syndrome, common manifestations of the syndrome, preventive diagnostic considerations, and management and treatment options that primary care prov...
|Clinical practice characteristics of gerontological nurse practitioners: A national study
||Purpose: To determine the clinical practice characteristics of gerontological nurse practitioners (GNPs) in the United States and ascertain whether length of employment, geographic region of practice, work setting, and educational preparation influen...
|Early Detection of Type 2 Diabetes Among Older African-Americans
||The purpose of this research was to determine whether a group of African Americans who had no diagnosis of type 2 diabetes had elevated blood glucose levels and other risk factors indicative of type 2 diabetes. A convenience sample of 20 African Amer...
|Effective Comprehensive Discharge Planning for Hospitalized Elderly
||People age 65 and older comprise 11% of the U.S. population, yet at any given time, they occupy 40% of acute care hospital beds (National Center for Health Statistics, 1985). The majority of this elderly population has Medicare coverage. Anderson and...
|In Support of a Gerontological Nursing Program: A Resource Exchange Model
||Master's programs in gerontological nursing have not proven to be popular over the years, and that is still true today despite the increasing numbers of older adults with multiple health care needs. In an effort to market a new gerontological nursing...
|Infusing gerontological nursing content into advanced practice education.
||The inclusion of gerontology content in the nursing curriculum is paramount as our population of older adults grows. As one of 10 recipients of the John A. Hartford Foundation/AACN awards for Enhancing Gerontological and Geriatric Nursing Education f...
|Integrating gerontology competencies into graduate nursing programs.
||Current demographic and health care utilization trends strongly indicate a rapidly increasing demand for nurses who are well qualified to care for older adults. Advanced practice nurses are positioned to assume leadership roles in geriatric nursing c...
|Older Adults with Bipolar Disorder: Guidelines for Primary Care Providers
||The purpose of this article is to present evidence-based guide-lines to facilitate early diagnosis and appropriate treatment of older adults with symptoms of bipolar disorder. Assessment criteria, diagnostic tools, and interventions to optimize care ...
|Prescribing patterns of gerontological nurse practitioners in the United States
||Purpose: To identify the prescribing patterns of gerontological nurse practitioners (GNPs) as reported on the Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Practice Profile. Specifically, the study examined (a) GNPs’ frequency of prescribing certain categories o...
|Providing health care to aging North Carolinians: Educational initiatives in geriatrics
||Between the years 2000 and 2030 the number of baby boomers over 65 in the United States will almost double, and their percentage of the population will increase from 12% to 20%.1 The older population in North Carolina will more than double, with the ...
|Required clinical course in gerontology: The key to providing competent nurse caregivers for the elderly
||In 1986 the faculty of the School of Nursing at UNCG began a major curriculum revision. Part of the new curriculum was an innovative and, for some of the faculty, a frightening course— a required clinical course in gerontological nursing. The decisio...
|Self-medication with over the counter drugs among elderly adults.
||Self-medication with over-the-counter (OTC) drugs is an economical choice of treatment
for common self-limiting illnesses. As more medications are made available as
OTC drugs, and as the population of older adults continues to increase, a need aris...