Title Evidence-Based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice, 6/e
Author Marie Boltz, Elizabeth A. Capezuti, DeAnne Zwicker, Terry Fulmer
ISBN 9780826188144
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No of pages 920
Book size 203 X 254 mm
Publishing year 2021
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“The evidence-based protocols are designed as a primary reference and are useful, substantive, and timely....The broader contributions of useful format and succinct review of the evidence make it likely that this text will continue to be the leading resource in nursing education and practice.”

The Gerontologist

 “As a gerontological clinical educator/research nurse, I will often use this as a reference. The format and the content are good, and the explanations of how to best use the evidence simplify the process of sifting through mountains of information to figure the best practice.”



AJN Book of the Year 2016 First-Place Winner in Gerontological Nursing!

The newest edition of this distinguished reference in geriatric nursing delivers updated guidelines, new illustrative case studies, and the latest evidence-based protocols developed by leading researchers, educators, and practitioners in each topic area. The sixth edition includes new approaches devoted to supporting LGBTQ+ elders, persons living with dementia and their families, and older adults living with HIV. New operational strategies provide guidance in using the electronic health record, implementing improved person-centered care approaches, and maintaining age-friendly atmospheres.

Using evidence derived from all levels of care, this text offers developed guidelines for improving both quality and outcomes when caring for older adults in multiple disciplines, including interprofessional team members, long-term care and other staff educators, social workers, dietitians, and physicians. Chapters provide assessment and management principles, clinical interventions, specialty practice, and models of care. They consistently feature chapter objectives, annotated references, evidence ratings for each protocol, and resources for further investigation. Each protocol is embedded within the chapter content to provide context and detailed evidence. The protocols consistently include an overview, evidence-based assessment, intervention strategies, and a supporting case study with discussion.


New Chapters:

  • Informational Technology: Embedding CPGs
  • Organizational Approaches to Promote Person-Centered Care
  • Environmental Approaches to Support Aging-Friendly Care
  • HIV Prevention and Care for the Older Adult
  • LGBTQ+ Perspectives


Key Features:

  • Best practices for in-patient, in-home, and long-term care settings
  • Case studies with discussions in each chapter to illustrate application of clinical practice and related Nursing Standard of Practice Protocol
  • The AGREE systematic method was used to evaluate each protocol and validate this book’s content
  • Instructor’s resources including PowerPoints and a Test Bank



Foreword (Ann Kolanowski, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN)





Chapter 1. Developing and Evaluating Clinical Practice Guidelines: A Systematic Approach (Kathleen Phillips)

Chapter 2. Measuring Performance and Improving Quality (Lenard L. Parisi)

Chapter 3. Informational Technology: Embedding Geriatric Clinical Practice Guidelines (Rebecca L. Trotta and Terese Kornet)

Chapter 4. Organizational Approaches to Promote Person-Centered Care (Andrea Yeuchak Sillner and Liza Behrens)

Chapter 5. Environmental Approaches to Support Aging-Friendly Care (Rana Sagha Zadeh)



Chapter 6. Age-Related Changes in Health (Marianne Logan Fingerhood)

Chapter 7. Healthcare Decision-Making (Joanne Roman Jones and Marie Boltz)

Chapter 8. Sensory Changes in the Older Adult (Pamela Z. Cacchione)

Chapter 9. Assessing Cognitive Function in the Older Adult (Donna M. Fick, Pieter Heeren, and Koen Milisen)

Chapter 10. Assessment of Physical Function in the Older Adult (Denise M. Kresevic)

Chapter 11. Oral Healthcare in the Older Adult (Linda J. O’Connor)

Chapter 12. Managing Oral Hydration in the Older Adult (Phyllis M. Gaspar and Janet C. Mentes)

Chapter 13. Nutrition in the Older Adult (Rose Ann DiMaria-Ghalili)

Chapter 14. Family Caregiving (Deborah C. Messecar)

Chapter 15. Issues Regarding Sexuality in Older Adults (Elaine E. Steinke)

Chapter 16. Elder Mistreatment Detection (Billy A. Caceres, Neelima Kurup, and Terry Fulmer)

Chapter 17. Advance Care Planning (Joanne Roman Jones and Marie Boltz)



Chapter 18. Preventing Functional Decline in the Acute Care Setting (Marie Boltz, Barbara Resnick, and Elizabeth Galik)

Chapter 19. Late-Life Depression (Glenise McKenzie and Kathryn Sexson)

Chapter 20. Delirium: Prevention, Early Recognition, and Treatment (Cheri Blevins)

Chapter 21. Dementia: Assessment and Care Strategies (Marie Boltz)

Chapter 22. Pain Management in the Older Adult (Ann L. Horgas, Joanne Laframboise-Otto, Karen Aul, and Saunjoo L. Yoon)

Chapter 23. Assessing, Managing, and Preventing Falls in Acute Care (Deanna Gray-Miceli and Patricia A. Quigley)

Chapter 24. Reducing Adverse Drug Events in the Older Adult (DeAnne Zwicker, Carolina Carvajal, and Terry Fulmer)

Chapter 25. Urinary Incontinence in the Older Adult (Annemarie Dowling-Castronovo, Joanna Long, and Christine Bradway)

Chapter 26. Prevention of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (Michelle Kidd and Mary Beth Flynn Makic)

Chapter 27. Physical Restraints and Side Rails in Acute and Critical Care Settings (Cheryl M. Bradas, Satinderpal K. Sandhu, and Lorraine C. Mion)

Chapter 28. Preventing Pressure Injuries and Skin Tears (Reneeka Persaud-Jaimangal, Elizabeth A. Ayello, and R. Gary Sibbald)

Chapter 29. Optimizing Mealtimes for Persons Living With Dementia (Melissa Batchelor)

Chapter 30. Disorders of Sleep in the Older Adult (Jonna L. Morris, Lynn Baniak, Michelle L. Klimpt, Eileen R. Chasens, and Grace E. Dean)

Chapter 31. The Frail Hospitalized Older Adult (Stewart M. Bond)

Chapter 32. HIV Prevention and Care for the Older Adult (Rosanna F. DeMarco and Simon Manga)

Chapter 33. LGBTQ Perspectives for Older Adult Care (Janejira J. Chaiyasit and Anthony R. Lutz)



Chapter 34. Substance Misuse and Alcohol Use Disorder in the Older Adult (Donna E. McCabe, Michelle M. Knapp, and Madeline A. Naegle)

Chapter 35. Comprehensive Assessment and Management of the Critically Ill Older Adult (Michele C. Balas, Lee Cordell, Paige Donahue, and Mary Beth Happ)

Chapter 36. Fluid Overload: Identifying and Managing Heart Failure Patients at Risk for Hospital Readmission (Ameera Chakravarthy and Joan Davenport)

Chapter 37. Cancer Assessment and Intervention Strategies in the Older Adult (Janine Overcash)

Chapter 38. Perioperative Care of the Older Adult (Fidelindo Lim and Larry Z. Slater)

Chapter 39. General Surgical Care of the Older Adult (Fidelindo Lim and Larry Z. Slater)

Chapter 40. Care of the Older Adult With Fragility Hip Fracture (Anita J. Meehan, Ann Butler Maher, Valerie MacDonald, Karen Hertz, and Ami Hommel)



Chapter 41. Acute Care Models (Elizabeth Capezuti, Marie Boltz, Michael L. Malone, and Robert M. Palmer)

Chapter 42. Transitional Care (Fidelindo Lim and Janice B. Foust)

Chapter 43. Palliative Care Models (Constance Dahlin)

Chapter 44. Care of the Older Adult in the Emergency Department (Rachel Arendacs and Marie Boltz)


About the Editors:

Marie Boltz, PhD, RN, GNP-BC, FGSA, FAAN, is the Elouise Ross Eberly and Robert Eberly Endowed Chair Professor, Penn State College of Nursing, where she teaches both gerontological nursing and PhD courses. She is a gerontological nurse consultant at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, the Office of Inspector General, and the Department of Justice, and a senior nurse scientist at the Munn Center for Nursing Research, Massachusetts General Hospital. She served as director of practice at the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing from 2003 to 2013. Her areas of research include interventions to promote functional health and cognition in older adults, approaches to support family and formal caregiving efficacy and coping with dementia and delirium, organizational models to address complex aging-related care issues, and translational dementia research. She has authored and coauthored over 150 journal publications, organizational tools, and book chapters and coedited five books. Dr. Boltz is a former John A. Hartford Foundation Claire Fagin fellow, recipient of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Margretta Madden Styles Credentialing Scholar Award, and Eastern Nursing Research Society John A. Hartford Geriatric Nursing Research Award. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and the Gerontological Society of America. Dr. Boltz received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from LaSalle University, her master’s degree as a geriatric advanced practice nurse from the University of Pennsylvania, and her doctoral degree from New York University. She participated in postdoctoral study at the University of Maryland.

Elizabeth A. Capezuti, PhD, RN, FAAN, is the William Randolph Hearst Foundation Chair in gerontology at the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing of the City University of New York (CUNY). Dr. Capezuti teaches in the graduate doctor of nursing practice (DNP) program and is a professor in the PhD program in nursing science and social welfare at the Graduate Center, CUNY. She is known for her work in improving the care of older adults by interventions and models that positively influence healthcare providers’ knowledge and work environment. Dr. Capezuti’s research interests include nonpharmacological approaches to improve sleep, palliative care, the geriatric nursing work environment, and the design of the “built environment” to facilitate older persons’ health outcomes. Dr. Capezuti has disseminated the findings of 40 funded projects in five coedited books and more than 150 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. She is the recipient of the Otsuka/American Geriatrics Society Outstanding Scientific Achievement for Clinical Investigation Award in 2001 and received the American Academy of Nursing Nurse Leader in Aging Award in 2013. Dr. Capezuti received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Lehman College (CUNY), her master’s degree as a geriatric advanced practice nurse from Hunter College, and her doctoral degree in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania.

DeAnne Zwicker, DrNP, AGNP-BC, is an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)-certified adult nurse practitioner and geriatric nurse practitioner. She is currently working as an independent geriatric consultant. She completed her doctor of nursing practice degree in 2010 with a primary focus as a clinical scientist and secondary focus in nursing education at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Her dissertation was a mixed-method study titled “Preparedness, Appraisal of Behaviors, and Role Strain in Dementia Family Caregivers and the Caregiver Perspective of Preparedness.” She has been a coeditor and chapter author for many versions of the Evidence-Based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice book, as well as a content editor for ConsultGeriRN.org since its inception. She has been a registered nurse for 32 years with clinical practice experience as a geriatric nurse practitioner since 1992 in primary care; subacute, long-term care; and, recently, palliative care, and a clinical expert consultant in many domains in geriatrics. She has also taught nursing at the graduate level at New York University, Drexel University, and George Mason University. Her areas of interest in geriatrics include proactive intervention in older adults to prevent adverse drug events, pain control to aid in maintaining function and quality of life, and preventing hospital iatrogenesis, particularly in persons with dementia.

Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, is the president of The John A. Hartford Foundation in New York City (NYC), a foundation dedicated to improving the care of older adults. Established in 1929, the Foundation has a current endowment of more than half a billion dollars. She serves as the chief strategist for the Foundation and was recently recognized for her leadership as one of the top 50 Influencers in Aging by PBS’s Next Avenue, the premier digital publication dedicated to covering issues for older Americans. Dr. Fulmer is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine. She previously served as distinguished professor and dean of Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University. Before that, she served as the Erline Perkins McGriff Professor and dean of New York University (NYU) College of Nursing. She received her bachelor’s degree from Skidmore College, her master’s and doctoral degrees from Boston College, and her geriatric nurse practitioner post-master’s certificate from NYU. She completed a Brookdale National Fellowship and was the first nurse to serve on the board of the American Geriatrics Society. She was the first nurse to serve as president of the Gerontological Society of America. Dr. Fulmer is nationally and internationally recognized as a leading expert in geriatrics and is best known for conceptualization and development of the national Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) program and research on the topic of elder abuse and neglect, work that has been funded by the National Institute on Aging and the National Institute of Nursing Research. She is a trustee for the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, Springer Publishing Company, and the Bassett Healthcare System and is cochair of the National Academy of Medicine’s Forum on Aging, Disability, and Independence. She previously served as the chair of the National Advisory Committee for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows Program and held board positions at Skidmore College, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, the Geriatrics and Gerontology Advisory Committee for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Advisory Board for Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Nursing. She is the recipient of prestigious awards, including the 2017 American Society on Aging Rosalie S. Wolf Award for her body of work on elder abuse. In 2016, she received the Award for Exceptional Service to The New York Academy of Medicine for her distinguished service on the Academy’s Board of Trustees, including as vice-chair and for her active engagement in the policy work of the Academy, especially its age-friendly NYC initiative. She has been honored with invitations for named lectureships from noted universities.

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