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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162041
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Perioperative Gem: Geriatric Core Knowledge
Author(s):
Delos Santos, Lucila; Oberholzer, Debra L.; Rotzzer, Brenda
Author Details:
Lucila Delos Santos, BSN, MBA, RN, CNOR, Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, USA, email: ldelossantos@summithealth.org; Debra L. Oberholzer, RN, CNOR; Brenda Rotzzer, RN
Abstract:
Poster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Purpose: Identify core knowledge of geriatric care to assist perioperative nurses adopt the concept of individualized care and gain technical skills to meet the physical, psychological, and social needs of the elderly. Summary: At Chambersburg Hospital, we have a 71% to 72% steady growth of elderly patients from age 61 to 95 from fiscal year 2009-2010. These patients have undergone orthopedic, plastic, and general surgeries with good results. What can be the cause for this increase in elderly population? According to the American Geriatric Society, there will be one out of five Americans who will be 65 between 2010 and 2030 due to the Baby Boomers entering this year span. Fact: People over the age of 60 have varying degrees of disabilities and illnesses. Some are very healthy with no problems at all, while others have serious and complicated medical/surgical issues. As health care providers, we were taught in general to promote a quality end of life care. To be successful, the basic assessment of ones own attitude, values, and expectations towards aging has to be evaluated. Are we ready to take care of them? Perioperative Nursing Implication: Knowing the facts of gerontology will help us prioritize core objectives of perioperative care and be able to interact with the patient holistically. This is intended to spark interest in establishing and implementing evidence-based standards to cope with functional decline and impaired quality of life that plague the geriatric population that is in the community, as well as the workplace.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2011
Conference Name:
AORN 58th Annual Congress
Conference Host:
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
Conference Location:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Description:
AORN 58th Annual Congress, 2011 held March 18, 2011 - March 24, 2011 in Philadelphia Convention Center
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePerioperative Gem: Geriatric Core Knowledgeen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDelos Santos, Lucilaen_US
dc.contributor.authorOberholzer, Debra L.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRotzzer, Brendaen_US
dc.author.detailsLucila Delos Santos, BSN, MBA, RN, CNOR, Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, USA, email: ldelossantos@summithealth.org; Debra L. Oberholzer, RN, CNOR; Brenda Rotzzer, RNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162041-
dc.description.abstractPoster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Purpose: Identify core knowledge of geriatric care to assist perioperative nurses adopt the concept of individualized care and gain technical skills to meet the physical, psychological, and social needs of the elderly. Summary: At Chambersburg Hospital, we have a 71% to 72% steady growth of elderly patients from age 61 to 95 from fiscal year 2009-2010. These patients have undergone orthopedic, plastic, and general surgeries with good results. What can be the cause for this increase in elderly population? According to the American Geriatric Society, there will be one out of five Americans who will be 65 between 2010 and 2030 due to the Baby Boomers entering this year span. Fact: People over the age of 60 have varying degrees of disabilities and illnesses. Some are very healthy with no problems at all, while others have serious and complicated medical/surgical issues. As health care providers, we were taught in general to promote a quality end of life care. To be successful, the basic assessment of ones own attitude, values, and expectations towards aging has to be evaluated. Are we ready to take care of them? Perioperative Nursing Implication: Knowing the facts of gerontology will help us prioritize core objectives of perioperative care and be able to interact with the patient holistically. This is intended to spark interest in establishing and implementing evidence-based standards to cope with functional decline and impaired quality of life that plague the geriatric population that is in the community, as well as the workplace.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T08:44:43Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T08:44:43Z-
dc.conference.date2011en_US
dc.conference.nameAORN 58th Annual Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostAssociation of periOperative Registered Nursesen_US
dc.conference.locationPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USAen_US
dc.descriptionAORN 58th Annual Congress, 2011 held March 18, 2011 - March 24, 2011 in Philadelphia Convention Centeren_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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