An excellent resource for new or seasoned NPs and PAs!
The Nurse Practitioner in Long-Term Care addresses the growing trend to utilize the nurse practitioner in the skilled nursing facility (SNF) to manage patients in long-term care and serves as a practical resource for managing those conditions commonly encountered in the geriatric patient. It includes an introduction to nursing homes, medication management, practical health promotion/disease prevention, and management of common clinical conditions specific to the skilled and long term care nursing home settings. It will also address important topics such as elder abuse, legal issues, reimbursement, and regulatory issues.
Subjects covered are pertinent to everyday practice and this text is useful in graduate programs for nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists as well as for physician's assistant (PA) students.