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Clinical Management of Patients in Subacute and Long-Term Care Settings

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Title: Clinical Management of Patients in Subacute and Long-Term Care Settings
Author: Buttaro, Terry Mahan
ISBN: 9780323018623
Publisher: Mosby
Published: 2005
Binding: Quality
Language: English
Condition: Used: Near Fine
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C 1251977

Publisher Description:
An ideal reference for nurse practitioners and physician assistants working in rehabilitation and subacute settings, this comprehensive resource covers topics specific to the medical management of acutely ill adult and elderly patients with multiple co-morbid health problems. It also features information on advanced directives, end-of-life care, and regulatory and compliance concerns that often impact treatment decisions.
  • Coverage of each disorder includes: a brief description, risk factors, the history and physical examinations, diagnostics, differential diagnoses, treatment plan, complications, considerations for consultation and hospitalization, and nursing, patient, and family education.
  • Categories of diagnostic evaluation include laboratory evaluation, imaging tests, and other clinically indicated tests.
  • Differential diagnoses list both probable and possible diagnoses encouraging the reader to consider potential causes for the patient's signs and symptoms.
  • Treatment recommendations are based on evidence-based research findings and empirical data, recognizing that many decisions for care are based on the provider's knowledge of the patient and prevailing practice.
  • Offers important information on health promotion.
  • Discusses topics such as advanced directives, family issues, and reimbursement.
  • Includes a complete chapter on functional concerns such as falls and feeding issues, including malnutrition, weight loss, dysphagia, and feeding difficulty.
  • The special considerations chapter includes sections on insomnia, pain, palliative care, vancomycin, and anticoagulation.
  • The logical body systems organization presents disorder information in a convenient outline format for quick reference.