Medical Advice for Residential Homes
Health services management series
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|Format:||Paperback, 112 pages|
|Other Information: ||illustrations, index|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 10 December 1990|
This is designed to be a readable account of the medical and healthcare problems for those in residential care. It is intended for all who look after elderly people but particularly for those working in nursing homes, residential care homes, rest homes, hotels and guest houses for the elderly. The main body of the book explains the problems and illnesses as they affect elderly residents. Each chapter is complete in itself. There is guidance on how to detect complications and the steps to take when new symptoms occur. Also explored are the feelings of people when admitted to care situations and their rights under the NHS. Other practical matters are tackled and the book is endorsed by the Social Care Association.
Table of Contents
Part 1 The regulations: setting up a home; what type of home?; registration of nursing homes and residential care homes'; staffing regulations; accommodation; food service and regulations; record keepign and documentation; medical cover for residential homes; drugs and medicines; fire precautions; linen, laundry and disposal of waste and infected material; inspection of registered premises; the borchure; what people look for in a home. Part 2 Routine care: admission to residential care; recreational activities; when to call the doctor; the doctor's visit; the doctor's examination of the elderly; prescription problems; side effects of drugs; admission to hospital; terminal care; death. Part 3 Clinical matters: chest and breathing problems; heart attacks; arthritis and rheumatism; bowel problems; bladder probelms; eye and ear problems; psychiatric and nervous disorders; dementia; stomach and intestinal problems; blood pressure and circulation; Parkinson's disease; thyroid disorders; epileptic fits; skin conditions; fractures of bones; diabetes; stroke problems; cancer. Part 4 Rights and rules of conduct: people's rights under the NHS Rules of Conduct; further sources of information.
|Publisher: ||FT Pharmaceuticals|
|Dimensions: ||21.0 x 13.0 centimeters (0.16 kg)|