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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