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Nursing Diagnoses and Interventions for the Elderly
Caring for older adults is far more complex than the majority of today's nurses and other healthcare providers ever learned in school, and than the majority of faculty in any schools of nursing are prepared to teach their students. In fact, lack of knowledge about care of older adults among the teachers, students and working graduates of nursing programs results in inadequate assessment skills-skills that are the foundation of good geriatric careand ultimately in missed or erroneous diagnoses, treatments that can harm rather than heal, and a reduced quality of life among those 65 years of age and older. In order to provide resources that will help to fill the gap between knowledge and practice in the care of older adults, the John A. How to Try This is an initiative that will translate the evidence-based geriatric assessment tools in the HIGN Try This assessment series into cost-free, web-based resources including demonstration videos and a corresponding print series featured in the AJN.
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Taking care of elderly people is never easy. Since they are more prone to infections 1 , injuries, and changes in mental status , you have to be prepared and skilled when caring for them. If you are new to geriatric nursing , all these things can be intimidating and overwhelming.
Obesity is defined as an abnormal increase of fat in the subcutaneous connective tissue. This means a lot of fat cells are gathered in the tissue under the skin. Eating greater amounts of food than the body can use for energy causes this deposition. In , around 43 million children under five were overweight.