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Aging Medicine

Acute Care for Elders

A Model for Interdisciplinary Care

Editors: Malone, Michael L., Capezuti, Elizabeth, Palmer, Robert M. (Eds.)

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  • Resource for developing and sustaining an ACE program
  • Describes an important model of health care delivery
  • Written by experts in the field of elder care
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Acute Care for Elders (ACE) is a model of care designed to improve functional outcomes and to improve the processes for the care of older patients. This model includes: an environment of care designed to promote improved function for older patients; an interdisciplinary team that works together to identify/address the vulnerabilities of the older patients; nursing care plans for prevention of disability; early planning to help prepare the patient to return home and a review of medical care to prevent iatrogenic illness.

Acute Care for Elders: A Model for Interdisciplinary Care is an essential new resource aimed at assisting providers in developing and sustaining an ACE program. The interdisciplinary approach provides an introduction to the key vulnerabilities of older adults and defines the lessons learned from the Acute Care for Elders model. Expertly written chapters describe critical aspects of ACE: the interdisciplinary approach and the focus on function. The fundamental principles of ACE described in this book will further assist hospital leaders to develop, implement, sustain and disseminate the Acute Care for Elders model of care. Acute Care for Elders: A Model for Interdisciplinary Care is of great value to geriatricians, hospitalists, advance practice nurses, social workers and all others who provide high quality care to older patients.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • An Introduction to the Acute Care for Elders

    Pages 1-7

    Malone, Michael L., M.D. (et al.)

  • The Team Approach to Interdisciplinary Care

    Pages 9-19

    Cleveland, Maryjo, M.D. (et al.)

  • Patient and Hospital Factors That Lead to Adverse Outcomes in Hospitalized Elders

    Pages 21-47

    Pierluissi, Edgar, M.D. (et al.)

  • An Overview of Hospital-Based Models of Care

    Pages 49-68

    Capezuti, Elizabeth A., Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N. (et al.)

  • The Acute Care for Elders Unit

    Pages 69-95

    Palmer, Robert M., M.D., M.P.H. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Acute Care for Elders
Book Subtitle
A Model for Interdisciplinary Care
Editors
  • Michael L. Malone
  • Elizabeth Capezuti
  • Robert M. Palmer
Series Title
Aging Medicine
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-1025-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-1025-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-1024-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 259
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 22 illustrations in colour
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