June 01, 2009

Hot topic - Assessments

Issues on Dementia

  • Avoiding Restraints In Patients with Dementia

  • Assessing Pain in Persons with Dementia

  • Brief Evaluation of Executive Dysfunction: An Essential Refinement in the Assessment of

  • Cognitive Impairment

  • Therapeutic Activity Kits

  • Recognition of Dementia in Hospitalized Older Adults

  • Wandering in the Hospitalized Older Adult

  • Communication Difficulties: Assessment and Interventions

  • Assessing and Managing Delirium in Persons with Dementia

  • Decision Making in Older Adults with Dementia

  • Working with Families of Hospitalized Older Adults with Dementia

  • The Edinburgh Feeding Evaluation in Dementia Scale

  • Determining how much help people with dementia need at mealtime

Geriatric scales

  • SPICES: An Overall Assessment Tool of Older Adults

  • Katz Index of Independence in Activities of Daily Living (ADL)

  • Mental Status Assessment of Older Adults: The Mini-Cog

  • The Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS)

  • Predicting Pressure Ulcer Risk

  • The Braden Scale

  • The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI)

  • The Epworth Sleepiness Scale

  • Assessing Pain In Older Adults

  • The Hendrich II Fall Risk Assessment

  • The Mini Nutritional Assessment

  • Sexuality Assessment for Older Adults - A Continuing Human Need

  • Transient Urinary Incontinence

  • Persistent Urinary Incontinence

  • Hearing Screening in Older Adults

  • Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) -- Detecting Delirium

  • The Modified Caregiver Strain Index (CSI)

  • Elder Mistreatment Assessment

  • Beers' Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in the Elderly

  • Monitoring Medication Use in Older Adults

  • Alcohol Use Screening and Assessment

  • The Short Michigan Alcohol Screening Instrument – Geriatric Version (SMAST-G)

  • The Kayser-Jones Brief Oral Health Status Examination (BOHSE)

  • Horowitz's Impact of Event Scale: An Assessment of Post Traumatic Stress in Older Adults

  • Preventing Aspiration in Older Adults with Dysphagia

  • Immunizations for the Older Adult

  • Assessing Family Preferences for Participation in Care in Hospitalized Older Adults

  • The Lawton Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) Scale

  • The Hospital Admission Risk Profile (HARP)

  • Confusion Assessment Method for the Intensive Care Unit (CAM-ICU)

  • The Transitional Care Model (TCM): Hospital Discharge Screening Criteria for High Risk Older Adults

    by New York University. College of Nursing. Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing

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