Advice for older adults on staying cool in hot weather – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

Advice for older adults on staying cool in hot weather – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

With summer here and the temperatures rising, it is important to understand the health risks that excessive heat can bring and know the signs of heat-related illnesses. Older adults and people with chronic medical conditions are particularly susceptible to hyperthermia and other heat-related illnesses. The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes … Continue reading

New Gerontology Resources for APRN Preceptors and Students – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

The Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA) has launched a new toolkit that is designed to make geriatric and gerontological content accessible to those working with and caring for older adults, including advanced practice registered nurses, students, preceptors, and educators. The toolkit has two sections: 1) Gerontological Resources for Healthcare Management Gerontological and Geriatric Assessment … Continue reading

Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing Try This Series – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

Found on ConsultGeri, the clinical website of the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, the Try This Series provides guidance and resources to geriatric nurses in four distinct assessment tool series: 1) General Assessment, 2) Specialty Practice, 3) Dementia, and 4) Quality improvement. All of the tools described on the website are freely available for use. … Continue reading

Optimal Perioperative Management of the Geriatric Patient – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

The American College of Surgeons released an updated edition of their best practice guidelines for perioperative care of geriatric patients in early 2016.  The guideline was created in collaboration by the American College of Surgeons National     Surgical Quality Improvement Program and the American Geriatrics Society’s Geriatrics-for-Specialists Initiative. The new guideline addresses the perioperative … Continue reading

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

Today (June 15) is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. “World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was developed & launched on June 15, 2006 by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA). WEAAD involves activities to bring greater recognition of mistreatment of older adults wherever they live throughout the world, and to highlight … Continue reading