Assessment Tools

  • ConsultGeri - Try This:®

    Try This:® Best Practices in Nursing Care to Older Adults series of assessment tools provides knowledge of best practices in the care of older adults that is easily accessible, easily understood, easily implemented, and encourages the use of these best practices by all direct care nurses. The content is directed to orient and encourage all nurses to understand the special needs of older adults and utilize the highest standards of practice in caring for the elderly. Try This instruments are designed to be used as screening tools, not for diagnosis.

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  • Pocket Guide to Pressure Ulcers

    Healthy skin. It’s critical for patients, especially the frail and elderly, and it’s a cornerstone of clinicians’ commitment to caring. In today’s healthcare environment, skin care is a quality issue, a documentation imperative and a fiscal concern. The Pocket Guide to Pressure Ulcers presents identification and documentation guidance from two renowned experts in the field: Jeffrey M. Levine, MD, AGSF, CMS, CWS, and Elizabeth A. Ayello, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CWON, MAPWCA, FAAN. In text, photos and illustrations, the authors deliver a must-have bedside tool to accurately identify and document pressure ulcers in all settings.

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  • Pressure Ulcers in the Older Adult App

    Thorough evidence-based medical references and leading experts guide you through identification, intervention, and prevention of pressure ulcers using a fresh, media-rich, and interactive approach to make the content accessible and memorable. With the increase in older patient patient populations a focus is placed on the specific care needs and prevention measures for the older adult. Medical professionals and students alike will be able to quickly use content with what is happening at the bedside and beyond. This book is available for download on your iPad with iBooks or on your computer with iTunes.

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  • Patient and Family App

    The NICHE for Patient+Family Mobile App helps prepare older adult patients and
    their caregivers for the realities of
    hospitalization and transitions between home,
    hospitals, and nursing homes. The information is age-group and context-specific as it addresses needs of both
    older adults and families in the acute care episode. In order for it to be accessed in the ideal time frame of prior to and/or during the hospitalization, nurses should provide information about the app in pre-admission education sessions and patient rooms.

  • Heart & Lung Sounds

    Learn to recognize common heart and lung sounds:

    Use collection from 3M™ Littmann® of audio clips to get familiar with common sounds and sharpen your diagnostic skills. Listen to lung and heart sound audio clips for free. Includes pleural friction, coarse crackles, normal vesicular lung sounds, S1, S3, systolic murmurs and diastolic rumble.

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